Hello, From Another New Mac Convert

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vestigo74, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. vestigo74 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey folks,

    I'm a Net Admin for a small web-based company in Calgary, AB. Been in the IT field for close to 15 years now, and have used primarily MS products all the way. I have a couple of Linux boxes setup at the office for various functions (report server, etc), but everything else is MS.

    Long story short, after spending all day fixing Windows-related crap at the office, I'm pretty much done with wanting to do it at home too.

    So... I ordered my first ever Mac last week. Since I'm OK with the transition to the new OS and I'm pretty quick at picking things up, I decided to go all out and get something that is going to be able to handle becoming my MAIN machine at home. I say this, rather than the "safer" approach of starting small to see if I like OSX.

    Anyway, here's my baby:

    I've been doing a bit of research, this past week, for a decent Apple forum. I love message boards, and think it's probably the best part of the internet. I think I've settled on this one, so...

    Hi! :D

    PS: I'm really looking forward to getting into Rails (and Ruby) when my iMac gets here!
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    #2
    As a recent returner to Mac may I be the first to say;

    Welcome home!

    :)

    (the imac extreme is a beasty and I am sure you'll be overjoyed with it)
     
  3. xpipe macrumors regular

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    Cool, I hope your transition will be as nice as mine has been (so far)!
     
  4. vestigo74 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the welcomes!

    Now, if only it would arrive...
     
  5. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    I can imagine that waiting for something like that to come can be maddening :)
     
  6. vestigo74 thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha, yes it is! I feel like a kid again... man.

    As an aside, I was looking to get everything downloaded to start working in Ruby when it gets here... but then I found out that Rails, Ruby, Mongrel, etc, all come pre-installed with Leopard! This is going to be soooo nice compared to taking 3 days to get my .Net IDE up in Windows.
     
  7. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Fellow Canadian, rejoice! :D

    I share your feelings man, I swear, I'll take a picture of myself hugging my iMac and plaster it on Facebook LOL.

    As well as those unboxing pics. ;)

    I can't wait!! :D
     

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