Help a Mac noob know what to do!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Capital Inertia, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Capital Inertia macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, as I impatiently wait for my base Retina 15 to arrive. I'm trying to plan what I need to do first. I currently have a Windows 8 and 7 machine and this is my first Mac. To ease my transistion I think I will be using VMware or parallels. Do I need to partition my tiny 256 drive? Or is that only neccessary for a boot camp type setup?

    Eventually I will buy the Mac software I need, CS6 and Quickbooks but until I get the extra money, a VM makes sense to run windows version I have. (Also need Civ5 for when no one is looking :D )

    I think I can do without MS office, with Pages being free and all. I also use google drive a lot. I'm looking forward to my iphone syncing with my notes and calander. My hope is that going with an all Mac eco system I can be more effiecient and organized.

    What are your must haves to be productive?
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    No need to partition with VM's. Be careful with Quicken products. Their Mac versions are not up to par with the Windows versions.
     
  3. Capital Inertia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I will keep that in mind for QB. Maybe just VM or remote in to my windows desktop.
     

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