New uMPB on the way.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andyjslin, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. andyjslin macrumors member

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    G'day all.

    I've trolled these forums on my PC for the past 2 years. I decided to take the massive plunge of using my PhD scholarship into buying a uMBP 17 inch lappy. Why did I take the plunge after 25 years of Dos and Windows? Many reasons; OSX (it looks supurb and slick), Ability to run various OSes (due to PC hardware - let's hope I stick with OSX) and the damn laptop is sexy (pardon my excitment).

    Unfortunately, being Australian; my new toy costs an arm and a leg ($3500 Aus) (BTO: anti-glare, 7200 RPM HD, Applecare) but i managed to get a copy of Office 2008, VGA connector and sleeve for free (I'm a grad student...I live below the poverty line).

    I was wondering could I get some forums (other than this one) that introduces/eases me into Macs (I'm afraid I will not assimilate with OSX), has funky applications and widgets and general guides.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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  3. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    Guides are great, but the way to learn a new os is to play with it.
     
  4. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    Congrats on the new purchase, I just got a uMBP 17" in September and I love it.

    As for help, MacRumors is a great place. Keep the question on topic and don't title your thread with "OS X and Apple SUCK because [insert reason here]" and many people will answer any questions you have. Also just searching google when you have questions about things like installing applications, doing updates, etc works great.
     

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