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General => Hardware => Mac => Topic started by: Atcote on March 27, 2008, 03:43:58 PM

Title: One of Them!
Post by: Atcote on March 27, 2008, 03:43:58 PM
Welp, it's happened.
Not the downfall of civilisation due to global warming. Not the second coming of John of Arc. And not the tumbleweeds taking over the accommodation side of the hill (although that is gradually taking place).
I've finally bit the bullet and bought... a MAC!

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa180/atcote88/IMG_0243.jpg)

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa180/atcote88/IMG_0242.jpg)
(Incriminating photos as taken by a private detective)

A MacBook Pro to be precise.
So far it's been working fine. As any computer without needed software, it's more or less a glorified metal box. However, I'm enjoying it a lot. Just playing around with some of the iLife features is decent for an afternoon, and setting up all its preferences and making sure everything works (as yet nothing seems broken). Adobe products are on order as now.

Yep, I've been won over. Whether or not I use Boot Camp on it is as yet up in the air, but as far, I'm happy to be a Dual User of Mac and PC.
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: UNGCO on March 27, 2008, 06:57:24 PM
You hybridised freak! Maybe I felt a need to call names because I'm envious. Just... maybe.

Looks like a 15 inch? I'm not very good with spatial perception (or whatever it's called).
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Atcote on March 27, 2008, 07:41:41 PM
Yep, it's a 15-inch, good for travel size, and it's next to a 19-inch screen, so if I want a larger view, I can just hook it up.
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Pamz0r on March 27, 2008, 08:02:10 PM
Enjoy your bucket of fail!  ;D


(p.s. was intended as a joke. didn't actually mean to offend :-/)
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Atcote on March 27, 2008, 10:18:39 PM
Aww, how cute! I already feel like a Mac user, getting dumped on by PC people who can't use them properly, AND who apparently enjoy Maddox, also a guy who can't seem to shut the f**k up! I feel loved :D [/sarcasm]

In all seriousness though, the Mac vs PC thing has gotten pretty irrelevant. If I want to shape my lifestyle around my computer, I'm sure I'll get around to it. Until then, I'll just enjoy my purchase. [/hopefully the last semi-sarcastic 'mac user' rant I'll have this month]
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Hages on March 28, 2008, 01:17:25 AM
Congratulations on your new purchase and I’m sure you’ll love what it enables you to do. You’re right though that we have to be cautious of vilification, even under the clause of sarcasm/parody, when a student could deem any post with reasonable offence. The decades old Mac Vs PC debate has produced many insightful, whimsical observations about both platforms but it would be best culminate such posts under a specialised topic in the forum and not indiscriminately comment on every user who promotes their platform of choice. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. So whilst I don’t encourage it, people still have the freedom to argue their platform of choice but it has to be under the right circumstances (http://wvpa-mm-serv.riv.csu.edu.au/forum/index.php/board,53.0.html). ;D
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Pamz0r on March 28, 2008, 10:31:54 AM
Sorry Hages!  :D it was way too tempting... tho i do apologize, as i didn't mean to offend...but that maddox article made me laugh so hard i nearly wet myself! XD and i thought that i should share it for the greater good!
i deserve a good slap on the wrist....

btw Alex...i can use macs, i don't find them all that annoying apart from their one mouse button, the bouncing loading icons that just want to be loved, the extra "command" key just to make the photoshop shortcuts harder AND last but not least that big message full of hate that goes something like this "ERROR! the drive u have entered needs to be formatted" or something along those lines.
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: D. on March 28, 2008, 05:09:08 PM
is that a wii-mote i spy on ur desk there?
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Atcote on March 28, 2008, 07:02:21 PM
Indeed it is, with the Wii nestled safely atop my PC. Slowly getting some Zack and Wiki done over...
Title: Re: One of Them!
Post by: Kiah on March 28, 2008, 07:25:05 PM
looks pretty swish alex! i'd love to b able to have cross platform at home! Well, my boyfriend usus mac, so im just gonna steal his!  :D hehe. As for the whole mac vs pc debate...im a pc user, but i can see benefits of both platforms, so sounds pretty ideal for u to have both now!