New convert to the dark side

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cooldaddybeck, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. cooldaddybeck macrumors member

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    So, I just dropped some bucks on a 17" Macbook Pro (2.5GHz, 2GB, 250GB) that will arrive on Thursday.

    I'm passing my PC Notebook (HP dv8000, 17" 1.66/1/200) to the wife and going with the hardcore switchover.

    I figure if I'm going to get into editing (FCP/Adobe) that I might as well do it right. Plus, I'll be even more trendy combining the MBP with my iPhone!
    :p
     
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  3. Jurwin macrumors regular

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    Congrats, make sure you take your new mpb to starbucks or any other coffeeshop, you'll be even more trendy!
     
  4. cooldaddybeck thread starter macrumors member

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    The trifecta is complete! Would it be overkill to put a liberal political sticker on my MBP?
    :D

    All jokes aside, I can't wait for this to arrive. It's been my target for about a year now.
     
  5. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    After some time on our side... you'll be calling the other side "the dark side". :)
     
  6. cooldaddybeck thread starter macrumors member

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    nice nice welcome!!

    be SURE to add a 500 gb laptop HD in it, and get a nice external display for it :) :cool:
     
  9. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations, enjoy your new Macbook Pro, and welcome.

    Great friendly bunch on here (well, most of us :) ) - if you need help, shout.

    When you get it, enjoy the moment of opening it, and don't panic if something goes wrong, keep calm.

    Most likely all will go very well, and then you will kick yourself as to why you didn't switch any sooner. Happy days.
     
  10. cooldaddybeck thread starter macrumors member

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    OSX is close enough to *nix that I don't forsee any major issues. Plus I've worked on Macs in post integration projects so I'm a leg up already.

    Any issues with ghosting a Mac HD if I wait to upgrade to 500Gb or 1TB?
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    lol.. why ghost when you can use Time Capsule??

    should be no issues if your ghosting program can read HFS
     
  12. Everlast macrumors newbie

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    LoL why bother to use ghost anymore~ There time machine to help you take care of it. You just need an external HD, or better yet get a Time capsule.

    I guess it's just like many of us, been through all the upgrade/install nightmare from Windows, we'd trained to alway keep the fail-safe alarm on all time, we'll have to thank uncle Bill for the past training tho. hehe ;)

    By the way, Congratz!
     
  13. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Yes! I knew that those Linux penguins are bad all along! :cool:
     
  14. cooldaddybeck thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm ghosting my pc notebook to a larger drive to maintain installed sw and settings. Do I need to do the same if I bump up to a 500GB drive In 3-6 months or will time capsule handle the sw on it's own?
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    im not aware of what SW stands for. but time capsule copies EVERYTHING over to the new drive. nothing is lost, everything looks the same, everything functions the same.
     
  16. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    He coming from Windows, just copying the files does not maintain his software (SW) environment under Windows. I use Superduper to fully clone my Mac hard drives. I've seen people use disk utility and I understand there is a way to get this working with time machine as well. I just like how simple superduper is. I've even successfully cloned the system while active (instead of my normal, boot from another disk and run superduper).

    Cheers,
     
  17. cooldaddybeck thread starter macrumors member

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    What he said. Windoze takes serious effort to be able to recover fully without reinstalling all of the software (SW) you have added and tweaked to your liking. That's where ghost comes in. If Mac has a built-in (or tweakable built-in) that can manage that, then I'll be that much happier. :0)
     
  18. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Time Machine can create a back up of your entire drive and restore if when needed. The back up can also be accessed to restore erased files and such.
     
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    Outstanding!! :D
     
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    welcome!! I am a new switcher myself and now wonder why I took so long!
     
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    welcome Mo3!!!!! (hope their not all boys!)

    thats the general reaction when buying a mac eheh :)
     

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