New Mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LifeCerealRocks, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. LifeCerealRocks macrumors member

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    Guys, I just bought myself a refurb 2.2 Ghz MBP. I really needed a new laptop, but didn't have enough money for the 2.4, so I opted for the 2.2. I've got a grin that the Joker would envy...

    Time to update the signature :D
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Congrats and welcome to the MBP party!
    You're gonna have a great time!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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  4. LifeCerealRocks thread starter macrumors member

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    You're welcome
     
  5. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just bitter because I don't have one yet. :eek:
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nice new signature LifeCerealRocks!

    What software do you have already and what do you plan to use on your new MBP?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    NOTE TO ALL PEOPLE WONDERING WHY MACS SEEM TO HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS: People who make threads about Macs that work perfectly get few responses and have their threads end prematurely.

    No problems isn't fun; it's not interesting. We thrive on brokenness. Most Macs actually do work fine, people just don't care to post "All good here" all the time.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Translation: Thank God for a poster who actually likes his/her Mac and isn't having a petty problem with it!

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  9. LifeCerealRocks thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm gonna be running MATLAB and Pro-E primarily, with Photoshop once in a while. I still have 2 subscriptions on Office 2003, and have Toast which I can't wait to install into my new MBP.
     
  10. tonie macrumors 6502

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    nice purchased. can a macbook pro drive a 30" monitor 2560 x 1600?
     
  11. Denny Crane macrumors member

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    I've had my Mac triplets for several weeks now with no problems to report.

    I love my 24"iMac and 15"MBP. My wife is pleased with her MacBook as well.

    Never had a Mac before. Now I can't understand why I waited so long!
     
  12. LifeCerealRocks thread starter macrumors member

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    Any sweet [free] apps that you guys would recommend getting?
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Whoa

    Bean is a free word processor
    Seashore is a free "paint" program
    The Gimp is a free Photoshop replacement (under X11)


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Office 2003 will not work on the Mac.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Unless you run XP or Vista with BootCamp and/or Parallels or Fusion
    I guess technically it runs on a "Mac" but not on OSX

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  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    And is one of the best ones out there. I do what graphic work that I do in Seashore. Easy to use, featured; it's a nice middle ground between Microsoft Paint-esque apps and Photoshop, leaning more toward Photoshop.
     
  17. LifeCerealRocks thread starter macrumors member

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    Weak! So I can't run Office 2003 for Mac? I have both 2003 for both PC and mac (I didn't bother putting any PC related crap in my signature).
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The Mac Versions are 2004 and 2008
    Before that it was X I believe

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  19. LifeCerealRocks thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, then I guess it was 2004. I'm not in home town right now, I'm in Houston, so I'll check when I go back.
     
  20. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you have 2004, stick with it
    2008 is not worth the upgrade in my opinion

    and if you don't have it... then iWork is a good solution with Pages and Numbers

    or the open source (free) NeoOffice

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  21. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    From Apple website:
    So, answer is yes.
     
  22. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Pixelmator is another (and cheap) Photoshop replacement.
     
  23. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Make sure you check with the Notre Dame (assuming from your signature) Computer store about Office 04 and 08. At my school (USF), they offer it for less than $15 for faulty and staff. It's in the $70 range for students. Still less than other places.
     
  24. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Yay someone who's happy & not whining on, makes a welcome read
     
  25. bov macrumors 6502

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    Congrats man! I have the same MBP, except with a 160GB hard drive and im absolutely lovin every day with it!!!!!! Havent had any problems either! (knock knock) :p
     

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