Decision about first Macbook Purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by greenpflyer, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. greenpflyer macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to buy my first Macbook (2.2 GHz, 2gb RAM, 160 gb). But there are obstacles blocking my way to buy one. I have been following these forums for a while. First, I bought an ipod touch in October and I havent opened it yet. The reason is because I want to connect it to a new, clean computer. I currently have an XPS m170 laptop. I have viewed porn and found viruses, spyware, etc. I don't want to connect my ipod touch to this computer because I feel that it will be infected or dirty. I will not view porn on a macbook when/if I get one. At the same time though, Leopard has been criticized harshly. The thing that concerns me most is the trojan, the poor firewall, and the product recall from the driver failure. Also, I am a big blu-ray fan and I hear from rumors that there may be blu-ray in the macbook pro though that will put out of range to buy due to expense. The XPS m1530 is rumored to come out with blu-ray but priced similarly to the m1330 (1099). I like performance and speed so is 2.2 GHz good? Is 2 gb of memeory good? I am kind of being rushed to buy a macbook soon because people are wondering why I havent opened my ipod touch and my reason is picky and redicilous. I have about 1900 dollars and I can use edu discount for college. Any thoughts about my picky and broad reasons for my obstacles? Thanks
     
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    lol...ok...first off leopard is the best operating system on the planet. people around here just like to bitch about it. i have had no probs. first off, GET THE IPOD TOUCH out of the package and hook it up to your "dirty computer"...nothing will infect it!!! only the music, videos, and pics you want to put on it will go on there, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO IT!!!!:eek::eek::eek:buy a mac and you will never go back. as for blu-ray it will prob come to the Mac Pro first and then to the iMac and to notebooks.
    iTeen:rolleyes:
     
  3. macdim macrumors 6502

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    I could have sworn I've seen this exact post in another thread somewhere. Dude, do yourself a favour and don't waste time staring at that iPod Touch. OPEN IT NOW AND CONNECT IT NOW! Nothing on that PC is going to infect it...
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Would you be Catholic by any chance?

    Either way, I think you have nothing to worry about. You'll love the new macbook and OS X. Even with what you've heard, OS X is still more secure than any version of Windows out there. Just use some common sense and be careful what you download. Don't give anything permission (with your admin password) if you are suspicious (or happen to go back to porn).
     
  5. greenpflyer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some comments have convinced me a little. I just hope I'm not offending anyone, but I just want some concrete detail about the security of Leopard because it seems my parents (fans of windows) wont let me get a macbook because of what they hear about the poor quality of leopard in many aspects (mostly security and firewall). Any convincing opinions or facts to my parents to buy a macbook now? Also, I go home from college for thanksgiving break this friday. If I order a macbook tomorrow or tuesday, will I get it before November 21? The area I live in is VA just to let some people know if they need an area to make an estimate. Thanks
     
  6. macdim macrumors 6502

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    Security? 114 000 viruses (Windows) vs. 0 (OSX)? Oh right, OSX IS less secure than Windows...:rolleyes:

    Not to sound rude, but a simple search, maybe "Mac OSX security vs. Windows security", on any search engine would probably get you a very in-depth answer to your question.
     

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