MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iguess25, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. iguess25 macrumors regular

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    Will the new mbp with santa rosa be black in color? I want a black mbp.:cool:
    Do I need vista & paralles preinstalled if i buy now? or bootcamp is just fine for running a few window pgms? do anyone know with vista do you need xpsp2? it sure sucks and mess up your system.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thankfully, despite neither Leopard nor the next revision MacBook Pro even being announced yet, I still know everything there is to know about both.

    Boot Camp will be fine for running Windows and therefore Windows programs. You don't need XP to run Vista. Think of Boot Camp as a method to let your Mac run Windows natively and you don't need to XP to run Vista on a regular PC so you don't need it with Boot Camp either. You probably don't need Parallels if you have Boot Camp. If you start practising now, you'll be able to paint your new MacBook Pro black by the time it arrives. :)
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    There are a number of companies that will powered coat your Mac, a lot of them you can even buy a new Mac from them pre-painted. I myself still love the aluminum on the MBPs, even though I have been thinking of getting mine laser etched.:eek:
     
  4. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm

    I know you dont need vista for xp or xp for vista.. I thought bootcamp would just install windows pgms without vista install. I see you need boot with win os
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, Boot Camp won't give you the OS. You'll have to buy that separately.
     
  6. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so you sayin if you choose bootcamp or parallels, you still need vista or xp to run windows programs?
     
  8. marvinsum macrumors member

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    Yep, parallels and bootcamp only give you a way of running Windows. You have to supply Windows for everything else to run.
     
  9. iñaki'sonMac'87 macrumors regular

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    yes, you'll need it, I did had some problems... but them let me know that I really don't need to run no windows apps, oo.... I let my MBP free...

    About color, I do like some nice metallic black on it.... but still love it now
     
  10. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    woulda been great if you didnt needs windows, just parallels to run pgms.. ill go vista and parallels. thanks
     
  11. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

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    if you get your mbp case painted isn't that void in the warranty???
     
  12. protocol7 macrumors newbie

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    Those colorware are so goddamn expensive. I just can't understand people paying hundreds of dollars for it.
     
  13. Episteme macrumors regular

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    Not quite as nice, but a black Speck case is a lot cheaper than Colorware.

    I can't see Apple's pro line getting colored cases.
     
  14. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    If you spray black paint in the exhaust vents and fry your motherboard, I'm sure Apple won't be too forthcoming to give you a replacement. Otherwise, I doubt it. You're not actually opening it, and you're not actually damaging it either. You might as well void your warranty in putting on a protective skin.
     
  15. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    cross over is a program that will load /exe files on a intel Mac without having to have a Windows OS. I haven't been able to really use it as of yet though.
     
  16. jotadeo macrumors regular

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    The only thing I have ever heard of that will allow you to run Windoze programs w/o a Windows OS is CrossOver Mac 6.0 from Codeweavers: "...you do it all easily and affordably, without needing a Microsoft operating system license."

    I cannot vouch for it at all since I know nothing more than what I've read on the homepage...I only just found out about it this past Thursday.

    If anyone knows anything about this, please post.
    jdo

    p.s. Vista? Are you sure you want to do that to yourself? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Episteme macrumors regular

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    Crossover is a WINE derivative. I've no experience with Crossover but WINE on Linux is no great shakes. Some stuff works well, some kinda-sorta works and quite a lot flat out fails.

    If you want to play games, just get XP Home and dual-boot.
     
  18. e12a macrumors 68000

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    The black rubberized case by TechShell looks pretty appealing...

    but i got a clear speck case for 34 bucks. :p
     
  19. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I bought Crossover and it's excellent. It runs all of the Windows apps I need, sure it is a little slow at starting up, but it's a small price I'm willing to pay for not having to partition my hard drive and have Windows actually running.
     
  20. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How slow?:eek: crossover start up slow? or windows pgms?
     
  21. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why you say that about vista? its buggy.
    I'll have a look at crossover-thanks
     
  22. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i so want to laser etch my computer. trouble is, i have no idea what to etch. :confused:
     
  23. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    A Slurpee
     
  24. jotadeo macrumors regular

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    "I don't know what she sees in Vista...he's so wrong for her":
    http://badvista.fsf.org/what-s-wrong-with-microsoft-windows-vista
    http://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2851

    break-up story:
    http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/02/27/windows-vista-im-breaking-up-with-you/

    suicide note:
    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/22/vista_suicide_note_p.html (w/links to original "note" text as well as a podcast reading of it)

    jdo :p
     

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