Just Bought A New MBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Atomic-Ed, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Atomic-Ed macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hello everyone. I am new to the forum here as well as Apple products, other than ipods.

    I am a veteran IT Professional with a long heritage of PCs. The only Apples I ever came in contact with over the years were to help out some friends having problems. This was back in the mid 90's with the units having a PC card in them as well. Honestly, I never in a million years envisioned myself ever buying a Mac. Don't get me wrong as I am not an Apple hater or anything, nor do I believe computers are a religion as some do. I love technology but can apppreciate all facets. My issues with Apple over the years were purely do to proprietary hardware / software. I always told people that I would possibly consider a Mac when they move to standard hardware / software. Of course I never expected they would but when they did and with the introduction of bootcamp, well I was starting to take notice. I was on the fence for the past 6 months or so but when I found the thread about the SR updated macbooks coming with the new LED panels and Nvidia graphics, well I had to have one. So I bit the bullet and ordered my very first ever Mac computer. My order still says not shipped yet but I am hoping it will soon. Reading about the specs and engineerin that went into these units, I am very excited to get it. I will of course be doing the bootcamp thing but will also be messing with the OSX to see what it is all about too.

    Well since I am new to all of this Mac stuff, I thought I would ask you pros what tips you might have for my Mac OSX experience? I am not familiar with Mac software like burning apps, image editing, etc and heck I do not even know what the unit comes with. So if anyone has any advice on which are the best apps for each category in OSX, that could sure save me a bunch of trial and error time testing various programs out myself.

  2. MAC1988 macrumors member

    May 29, 2007
    Toast Titanium 8 is great burning program, my favorite personally.
  3. Atomic-Ed thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thanks for the tip on the burning software. I will take a look at it. I have Roxio EMC9 for the PC but it is so buggy I can't even use it. The forums there are full with everyone having the same issues. There supposed to be releasing a patch to fix the problems soon. On the Apple side I have no experience with their products but it sounds like you really like it. It is probably a better product than their PC version. I also saw another product from NTI called Dragon Burn 4. Have you ever tried that one?
  4. Atomic-Ed thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thanks again for your input on this. I went ahead and bought toast 8 and you are right it is a great program. Much Much better than the windows easy creator 9 was.

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