I just ordered my first Mac

TheBusDriver

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After haveing to suffer through using windows systems for 15 years and occasionally using my friends mac i finally got my first one. A White 2.0ghz Macbook with 1gb of ram and 120gig hdd. I so excited but its not spossed to be here till the 20th :( Im so excited.

Steve
 

Xander562

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Congratulations, waiting is the worst part, a bit of advice, cut yourself off from MR for a while, i know it'll be hard, but it'll go by faster, luckily, i was on vacation for most of my shipping time.
 

balamw

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Xander562 said:
Congratulations, waiting is the worst part, a bit of advice, cut yourself off from MR for a while, i know it'll be hard, but it'll go by faster, luckily, i was on vacation for most of my shipping time.
;) LOL.

Welcome aboard TheBusDriver! The great thing about going Mac now is that it's really no longer a question of abandoning Windows completely, as you can still run most Windows apps usng a variety of methods.

See you back here on 9/20.

B
 

TheBusDriver

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balamw said:
;) LOL.

Welcome aboard TheBusDriver! The great thing about going Mac now is that it's really no longer a question of abandoning Windows completely, as you can still run most Windows apps usng a variety of methods.

See you back here on 9/20.

B
I want to abandon windows completely I may run paralles so I can play flight simulator because i don't think they offer it for macs especially the new one thats comeing out

Update: Everything shipped today but my iPod and MacBook which is goo because they said my MightyMouse wasn't going to ship till the 20th:D
 

TheBusDriver

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iPod shipped today still waiting for the computer to **** :( does anyone know how long it would take something to get from Sacramento cali to Iowa on fed ex ground :p
 

John Inman

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New Mac

You won't be sorry you bought a Mac. I switched from a high end HP workstation to a Mac Pro several weeks ago and I am ecstatically pleased.

I can run all my windows XP apps and learn OS X on the same machine without any sacrifice of power.

You may want to look at X-Plane for the Mac. It is a great flight simulator but the graphics are not as good as MS FSX.
 

TheBusDriver

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Well the ipod just came it kind of bums me that they announced new ones but this one it still kick ass. I can't wait till all my other stuff comes so i can load it full of music.
 

n-abounds

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Hmm I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make a thread.

Anyways, I was wondering...I'm getting an iMac soon and would like to know if 500GB HDs tend to fail more frequently than 250GB HDs.
 

TheBusDriver

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DAMN!! i just got an email saying,

We are unable to ship your MacBook by the date given. It is expected to ship
on or before 9/22/06. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay
may cause.

well thats no good i could go to the apple store 2 and 1/2 hours away and get it faster :( come on apple i want my computer.
 

clevin

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take your time to download the software you gonna use when ur mac arrives.
 

iMinnesotan

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I understand your reasons for dumping Windows. In fact, I need to do my annual re-install of XP as the PC has turned into its usual mess. In the meantime, I'm waiting for the next MacBook Pro update to hit the stores to get my first Mac. My wife has an old bondi blue iMac and a G3, but we've been using XP (2.4 GHz Athalon) PC as our primary computer. The G3 is impractical for video and for zillions of photos. I can hardly wait to make the switch.
 

Penguinwrangler

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It may be a good thing they haven't shipped your MacBook yet. Is it possible they are replacing all of the faulty heatsinks before they ship as it might be cheaper in the long run to do that than get faulty ones back in for repairs 3 months down the road. I'm refering to the RSS issues that a percentage of the Macbooks shipping recently have had.
 

TheBusDriver

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Does anyone know if Fed-Ex delivers on Sat? my MacBook is in Ancorage so it should hit around here tommrow and then ship out from the distrubution center on the next bisuness day which I hope would be a saturday :confused:
 

crjackson

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I miss Anchorage and Alaska:(

I doubt they ship it out Saturday. For your sake I hope I'm wrong.

I got quite a tease when ordering my mac.

I ordered both my Mini and Keyboard at the same time.
I had my keyboard for a week and a half before I got the mac, what a tease!:(
 

TheBusDriver

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crjackson said:
I miss Anchorage and Alaska:(

I doubt they ship it out Saturday. For your sake I hope I'm wrong.

I got quite a tease when ordering my mac.

I ordered both my Mini and Keyboard at the same time.
I had my keyboard for a week and a half before I got the mac, what a tease!:(
Yeah i got my iPod a week ago and then I got all the stuff for it and my Mighty Mouse and Keyboard on monday so I've been axiously waiting the arival of the MacBook I spose i could go pick it up at the local Fed-Ex shop.
 

TheBusDriver

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IT'S Finally here!!!! I can't pick it up till 5:30 central time soo I'll get back with you then.

Steve
 

SkyBell

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Texas, unfortunately.
If you're an impatient person, ordering online is not for you. (after years of buying things on ebay, and waiting WEEKS for the items to come, I think I'm finally numb)

Although for me, the anticipation of waiting for the item is actually more fun the having the item itself.

"The secret to happiness is always waiting for something in the mail. If you know you're going to get something, but don't know when you're going to get it, it just hightens the experience by all that much."

Can't remember who said that now, and I'm sure I mixed up a few words, but that's my 2 cents.
 

ichii

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TheBusDrive, so did you pick up your Macbook? I'm still waiting for mines only 20 more days :( I hope I get some random goodies installed since, it's a refurbished Macbook
 

TheBusDriver

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Just got it back. After a bit of trouble with the wireless and a call to applecare This is the first post upon the Macbook the prob with the wireless was that I had to put a dollar sign before the WEP code so its all good now. just doing a software update and then should have some happy computing excperiances from now on Thanks so much for all those who helped

Steve
 

twistedlegato

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Congrats on the new Macbook, I got a Black 2.0GHz,80GB,512MB RAM.

My first mac, i love, but dont be suprised if it starts giving you random shut downs, most Macbooks have that problem but all you have to do is take it to the Genius Bar and get them to replace your HEAT SINK, not the logic board for it will do nothing if you change that.
They changed my Heat sink and my macbook has been great for over a month...

Enjoy:)