Apple software success

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by faa, May 22, 2009.

  1. faa macrumors newbie

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    I am buying a Macbook Pro with a 2.93 intel chip with 4 Ram.( first time user )

    I would like to use the Apple system software only.

    No Microsoft office.

    Can someone let me know if they are very satisfied with their Apple only system ?

    :cool:

    Thanks people.
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I am slightly confused by your question, but I am happy.
     
  3. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Very happy with my PowerMac G5. No YDL on it and I do not have the option to install windows. Very nice :p Final Cut is a great program and I did not want to go the hackintosh route.

    Although, MacBook Pro.... Forum change?
     
  4. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Hmm, I like iWork better than MSOffice! Much better! But then again I don't have to conform to any quote-unquote standards either. If I did need to tho I would probably be dealing with higher levels than MSOffice. Like QuarkXPress or FrameMaker and Illustrator or Freehand, etc. There's OpenOffice which isn't too bad - same actually as MSOffice and then of course there's lots of other open source like Scribus and etc. etc. many of which are VERY MUCH better than OpenOffice/MSOffice.

    For what I do Pages, Numbers, Nisus, BBEdit, PhotoShop, and Illustrator are very very nice. More fun to use than anything from MS and they offer as much or more sophistication than I need.


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  5. faa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To aaronw 1986

    Hi aaronw 1986, hope this clears up the doubt to my question,

    I do NOT want to use Microsoft office software on the MBP, i.e. is IWork a success story to work with on the MBP ??

    Tks.
     
  6. faa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Informative

    Thanks ,

    going further, what application do you suggest for anti-virus protection ?.
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...Mac's aren't supposed to need AV software, we aren't in Kansas anymore:p
     
  8. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    iWork is very, very good.

    If you regularly share and collaborate on documents with windows users, however, there can be compatibility issues.

    NeoOffice or OpenOffice does MS compatibility better than iWork in my experience, though they're not perfect either.
     
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    its not needed there is like one virus for mac and you get it through downloading a fake codec for porn sites. =)
     
  10. faa thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    sorry but why do you want only apple software? any reason? im really kinda curious as it seems somewhat silly
     
  12. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    OP, I do not think that anti-virus protection is necessary unless you decide that pr0n is a recreational hobby :p.
     
  13. faa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct

    Ron, you are right,

    my question should have been; for the MBP 17" x 2.93Intel x 4 Ram

    can any one let me know what software from Apple and Microsoft Office would work very well on the system ?

    Tks.
     
  14. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    None! None needed.

    Also, any of the apps I named will run awesomely on your MB! Tho I haven't tried Scribus in OS X yet. I used it a few time in Linux tho. :)
     
  15. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    iWork, Adium and that pretty much covers all the Microsoft most people need in there lives.

    Anti-Virus? I suggest Norton :p
     
  16. faa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To All

    Thanks to everyone for the information.
     
  17. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Haha. His name isn't Ron Paul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul

    Anyways, I like OpenOffice / NeoOffice. :)
     

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