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Old 01-24-2008, 07:02 PM
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I am about to replace my 6 year old Dell and am considering a Mac. Talk to me.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:49 PM
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You won't regret your decision

I've had my MacBook Pro for about a year now and I haven't had a single problem. No spybots, malware, viruses, or system errors surrounding Microsoft products The hardware is still healthy and running as smooth as it did when I first booted it up.

Do yourself a favor and do some reading on OSX. It will save you a lot of confusion when you move on to the new operating system.

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Old 01-24-2008, 08:26 PM
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Do it.
I love mine.
I had an issue this am, in 5 minutes I was talking with an american that told me what I was doing wrong, using knowledge not a flow-manual. It was resolved in seconds.

time machine is the bomb
I could go on.

I feel sorry for PC users and I had one from the very beginning.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:14 PM
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Ditto the above two posts. Just got a MacBook Pro about 6 weeks back and love it. Takes a little getting used to, but you pick it up pretty quick.

Nice bonus: Apple Stores offer free "get to know the Mac" seminars every week (at least where I bought mine).

Well worth the extra $$ and no more .
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:44 PM
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I agree 100% with the above posts, any Mac will amaze you with its simplicity. The quote below is from another thread.

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As an aside last week I loaned my Mac Mini with the Leopard OS to a friend while I fixed her Dell PC. She was flabbergasted that all I had to do was sit it on her desk, plug in the power cord, plus her peripherals and the Mac found and installed all the proper peripheral drivers automatically. When I returned her repaired Dell PC on the weekend her teenage kids didn't want it back, they wanted to keep the Mac Mini.
Whatever model you get will work out of the box plus there are actually FREE programs that are just as good as MS Office. NeoOffice is the best one I've found. You can download tons of free software on the Apple web site. Just don't buy the new Macbook Air, it's way overpriced and has other negatives which I won't get into here.

One caveat, don't think you have to spend a fortune "decking out" your Mac with Apple hardware, like RAM. You can buy RAM, certified to work with Macs from many sources. Newegg.com sells RAM for Macs, a very good one with a full range of Mac products is www.macmall.com. Also many items, like keyboards, mice and ANY external hard drive will work with a Mac.
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Wow... how things have changed
It about freak'in time BOB.

Mac's aren't the only subjects I've been right about :pat self on back:
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:07 AM
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Thank you for the input and information....I guess that I am officially Mac shopping!
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:42 PM
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Wow... how things have changed
It about freak'in time BOB.

Mac's aren't the only subjects I've been right about :pat self on back:
Actually Scoob, the Mac Mini is only for secondary use to cross check the web site's look and functionality in the Mac environment. The workhorse is a computer I built myself and is now in the process of being upgraded to the latest Intel high speed CPU and a new EVGA motherboard. The performance, pre-upgrade, was about 100 times better than my Dell and 5 times better than a $5,000 Mac Pro desktop. It's a "smokin' rocket," that's why its got 13 fans in it. Cost was only $1,500.

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