My first Mac(book Pro) ?'s

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oneprouddaddy, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. oneprouddaddy macrumors member

    oneprouddaddy

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    OK everyone I did a search and went to the software forum. I know this might not be the right place but its the only one I ever check so I'll see how long it lasts in this forum.

    So I just ordered my first Mac 15in macbook pro the baseline 2.4, 4gb, 320gb HDD, Hi Res glossy, with iWork, apple care and fast shipping.

    I've been a System Administrator and Windows guy for sometime since I got out of college so High level Tech in Windows, UNIX, and Linux but not much with a Mac. I don't do much video editing or photostuff. I have a Win7 desktop for gaming so I won't be using my macbook Pro for that. I will just be surfing the internet, Office, remoting into my desktop, VPN to my work desktop, and creating some iphone/ipad apps and some code and macro writing for work.

    So my questions are:

    1. Besides firefox & Parallels which I'll use for Win7, what software is out there besides what I can do a google search for, I want user experience with mac apps (Pros and Cons)?

    2. I have a hacked iPhone on T-Mobile (no AT&T were I live) that I connect to my Windows7 iTunes will I have to jailbreak it again to sync to my macbook pro? Will I lose all my appointments in my iphone calander? Same question but with my ipod.

    3. When running Windows on a Mac does it have all the same capabilities as a windows system like coding, Access and excel macro building etc (stuff I use for work)??? Will most/all windows software install on the Windows partition of the macbook?


    Thanks for any help with this Mac newbie......
     
  2. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    Where on earth does tmobile have service and AT&T doesn't?
     
  3. oneprouddaddy thread starter macrumors member

    oneprouddaddy

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    LOL. I thought the same thing but type 82007 into AT&T page (Cheyenne,Wy) then type it into tmobiles site. Luckly I won't be here 4 long.
     
  4. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend looking at vmware as an alternative to parallels. I used both for a while, ended up just running vmware; it's been less hassle for me.

    It's hard to say what apps you're likely to want or benefit from without more information about what you like, what you find useful, and so on. If you have ever done any programming, be sure to install Xcode; it's an optional install, but it's a very good idea.
     
  5. oneprouddaddy thread starter macrumors member

    oneprouddaddy

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    Thanks for the suggestions I'll look into those two for sure. I think I came across a video comparison of the two on YouTube
     

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