Some simple question & new to mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Daiken, May 6, 2010.

  1. Daiken macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    So I waited for the update of the MBP line and I finally bought my first Mac ever (MBP 13" Low-end).:cool:

    I ordered it on Monday the 3:e and the estimated time to arrive was Monday 10:e. HOWEVER, I recieved a mail from apple on tuesday telling me that my MBP was sent already and the new delivery time was friday!! :eek:
    and yesterday i got an textmessage telling me it would arrive today :eek:
    Im surprised how fast they actually shipped, it was a brand new MBP with 0 batery cycles.

    just wanted to share how the first feeling of buying a mac was :cool: ( I live in Sweden, so from shipping Shanghai->netherlands->sweden in that time is quite fast)

    I have played around in the MBP a little and I love the computer. however I think it will take some time to adjust from using windows (15 years!) to mac :rolleyes:

    Anyway, I have some simple question:
    1. How does the CS5 work on the new MBP 13" ? (yes I used MRoogle and couldn't find that much, there was some threads I found about how expensive it was but not how well it worked)
    I am focusing on Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator. (starting courses in graphic design after the summer) Im not a professional and I am not doing it for a living, just some amateur work hoping to get better

    2. I heard that there is MSN messenger for mac, however it has some minor issue and bugs. there is no new post about it, but have it been fixed?
    (need to have the videochat function)

    3. Finally are there anything I need to think of? (except being careful of my new precious of course)

    Thank you for taking your time to read this and I appreciate any answers.
    Have a continued nice evening/morning/afternoon :D

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  2. qwerty2k macrumors regular

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    Microsoft has posted a beta version of messenger that has video chat, seems stable and good to me :)
     
  3. ApexLee macrumors newbie

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    I'm running Abobe Dreamweaver CS5 on the 13" MBP and haven't had any issues with it. It's fast, although I'm using a SSD.

    I'm also using the Messenger for Mac Beta and works great. :)
     
  4. Daiken thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, I just love MR forum. Fast replies and nice people :D

    Thanks for the replies :D well then, I might order my CS5 Design standard next week then. And download the beta msn :D

    THX!

    PS. Sorry for the long post at the beginning :D didn't realize how long it became haha
     
  5. JerseyBill macrumors member

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    Ok -

    I have a related question... My very first Mac arrived Monday and I am just beginning my transition after almost 30 years on PCs (from the very first IBM PC in 1981 or 1982).

    I just received my upgrade for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for PC and will continue to use it on my system at home - so I won't be transferring the license to a Mac platform. Adobe does not permit you to do multiple installs across platforms - only on the same platform. Thus, it makes sense for me to install Photoshop in a Windows partition on the MBP instead of spending $1000 for the extended version of Photoshop CS5 for the Mac. Also, I use Sony Vegas video editing software (same story - will continue to use on home PC) which does NOT have a Mac version.

    Anyway, is there any material difference in the way Photoshop works under OS X versus under Windows? Is the package different (or better) under one OS or the other? Or is it just the same exact thing...? I doubt I can convince myself to buy a second Photoshop license for Mac - but I would like to know what I am missing if anything....

    Thanks all -

    JB
     
  6. GGJstudios, May 6, 2010
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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