Wow, Simply, Wow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EV0LUTION, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

    EV0LUTION

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    Hello,

    My username is EV0LUTION and I haven't had any PC for 3 weeks now.

    I just recently purchased a mac book pro for college and i am amazed at the technology this notebook has crammed into it! The OS is so flawless I can't ever see myself going beck to such an inferior OS.

    I do a lot of web dev and design (I'll be majoring in Computer Science at MIT) and Mac just makes it so much easier and stream lined to operate the programs I was already using on my PC.

    This thing is awesome!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Welcome to the Mac world and to the Forum

    Make yourself at home and enjoy

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Wow MIT, you must be some kind of genius! :p
     
  4. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    If she was a freakin' genius, she'd have been using a Mac long ago...
     
  5. mobi macrumors 6502

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    MBP is an engineering marvel...even for MIT standards.

    Enjoy your new machine!
     
  6. EV0LUTION thread starter macrumors 6502

    EV0LUTION

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    I'm male...
     
  7. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, if you just now coming to the mac... Reasonable error. ;)
     
  8. EV0LUTION thread starter macrumors 6502

    EV0LUTION

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    yea no worries.

    has anyone installed ubuntu with parallels?
     
  9. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to the Brotherhood!:D

    Hope you enjoy your time here!:)

    Ubuntu with parallels works... some tweaking required! For any linux distro, you're seriously better off with BC!
     
  10. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Just bought a new MacBook Pro huh.... new ones are coming out in a month or so :D
     
  11. EV0LUTION thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I needed this now, and really the only upgrades that are going to be put in the new MBP are faster processing capabilities and maybe a better GPU. I'm perfectly happy with my MBP as it stands now :cool:
     
  12. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    No, but VirtualBox can do it for free.

    There really isn't a need for Ubuntu (at least I have found) with the Mac system.

    Keep in mind, before I switched to Mac, I was a pretty big Ubuntu guy, dual booting only into Windows when I needed to.
     
  13. EV0LUTION thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the info it looks like the mac is the best of 3 worlds
     
  14. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    No problem, glad to help.
     
  15. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    Just wanted to say congrats and welcome to CS (BSCS from UCSD '99 here) and MIT (my boss's school).

    Also instead of Parallels give Fusion a good hard look. V2.0 is in beta and it is insane + VMWare is the golden child of the virtualization industry.

    http://www.vmware.com/landing_pages/fusion2_beta.html

    I work at home on Tues/Thurs as a .NET developer. Simply load up a Fusion VM w/ XP SP2, VPN in to work, and everything is rock solid. Bought my MBP 3 mos ago, haven't used a Mac since school (had a Powerbook Duo 280c throughout school). Pretty much same sentiments here.
     
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  17. deputylove8 macrumors regular

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    Same here bro. Haha. I too was marvelled by the OS. Welcome to the Club man!Mac is for me!
     
  18. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    Apart from a dodgy Chinese photo and a vague investor briefing, do you know something we don't?
     
  19. areusche macrumors regular

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    Whohoo! Join the club! I got a Macbook Pro for college. It's a requirement for the program I am going into.

    I love this machine and it is certainly getting its use. I hope you enjoy it!
     
  20. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Congrats. you'll love the machine. It's great.
     
  21. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I'm a big computer guy, and my MBP is amazing, :D I have WinXp on dual boot for games only :( I know sad right? I never use it and it just takes up 20 gigs of space, I'm probably even going to remove that because I have an Xbox360 now.

    As far as Ubuntu and Mac... Not much need. :D OSX is *nix based with Darwin running beneith it. You can run most the same *nix commandline functions and even X11. I have a PC runnining Ubuntu (dual with XP for the same reason :D ) and it works very well with my Mac via SSH. That'll do until I figure out OSx86 ;)
     
  22. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Aren't you suppose to buy Thinkpads? ;)

    Well it is MIT, so it was wrong to assume you were female. ;)
     
  23. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Welcome aboard, its great to see the occasional "Awesome No complaints here" post.... :p:p:p:p


    I agree that the MBP has an incredible design in and of itself, compared to all the Notebooks ive ever seen, and ive seen alot working on various types of computers.

    Im tempted at the new ones that might be released soon, theyre stunning!


    goodluck with your MBP & MIT.
     
  24. masse macrumors 6502a

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    **** you for getting into MIT. Seriously.


    I was wait listed and rejected last year. such is life. I do quite well anyhow.

    Congrats!
     

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