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post #16 of 104
Once you get your mac, set it up to run OSX and Windows (on a VM) like this:

Mobile Tech Minutes: Windows on a MacBook

(2:30 onward)
post #17 of 104
Getting a Mac "just because you want" one is a terribl. . y good idea. Always do what makes you happy! (as long as no other negatives come out from the decision)

I am not going to talk you out of it and I wish you the best of happiness with your new Mac-- if you get one.
post #18 of 104
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Getting a Mac "just because you want" one is a terribl. . y good idea. Always do what makes you happy! (as long as no other negatives come out from the decision)

I am not going to talk you out of it and I wish you the best of happiness with your new Mac-- if you get one.
The problem I've always had is that I've wanted a Mac for ages. I never got one, usually because the money wasn't there. But on the occasions that I could have made things work financially I always somehow talked myself out of doing it. Of course, the urge never went away and I realize it's never going to go away until I actually break down and buy one. I just hope I can sell my computer and put this plan in motion.
post #19 of 104
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Getting a Mac "just because you want" one is a terribl. . y good idea
I think terribly bad idea. You've given no reasons why you need a Mac, other than you want one.
post #20 of 104
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I think terribly bad idea. You've given no reasons why you need a Mac, other than you want one.
I don't need the computer I've got now, but I went ahead and built it anyway. I also didn't need that 46" LCD TV. The 20" CRT was working just fine.
post #21 of 104
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I think terribly bad idea. You've given no reasons why you need a Mac, other than you want one.
And what's wrong with that? He is not hurting anyone else, he is selling off his other comp, he can afford it, and most importantly-- it will make him happy (at least until he gets the urge for something else ).l

Like he was saying, we don't need most of the stuff in our lives but its the luxuries that give us enjoyment most of the time.
post #22 of 104
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Or you could try Linux, why sell a computer if you just don't like Windows anymore? If I did no gaming at all Ubuntu would be installed.
If OpenGL was better developed and more supported, then I wouldn't be using Windows either.
post #23 of 104
Get the Mac and don't look back.
post #24 of 104
download an Ubuntu CD and give it a shot, you can try it right off the install CD. if you don't like it, no loss except for a CDr.

also consider OSx86. that way you could keep your current computer. it's hard to sell old computers for very much money.
post #25 of 104
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I think terribly bad idea. You've given no reasons why you need a Mac, other than you want one.
..and what's wrong with that?
Lots of people around here have bought new headphones, since they wanted so, even if they already had one who worked just fine. He want it, can afford it, so why not..
post #26 of 104
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download an Ubuntu CD and give it a shot, you can try it right off the install CD. if you don't like it, no loss except for a CDr.

also consider OSx86. that way you could keep your current computer. it's hard to sell old computers for very much money.
I've tried a number of distros in the past (Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, Mepis, Debian, Gentoo and probably others) but there were always quirks in each distro that drove me back to Windows.
post #27 of 104
One thing I commend this forum on is there are plenty of people that can help you should
you make the switch and be a painless one.
post #28 of 104
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What's frustrating me is that everyone I know who has ever tried to sell stuff on Craigslist tells me that only hours after they post something there are people looking to buy. I've had my computer on there for about 4 days now and I've got nothing. Arghh!
post #29 of 104
Not even someone from Nigeria?

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Once you get your mac, set it up to run OSX and Windows (on a VM) like this:

Mobile Tech Minutes: Windows on a MacBook

(2:30 onward)
There are benchmarks that shows Parallel Desktops perform much better than VMware. Also there are free softwares like Qemu and Virtualbox, also Darwine. Just listing the alternative, I don't dislike Vmware.
post #30 of 104
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What's frustrating me is that everyone I know who has ever tried to sell stuff on Craigslist tells me that only hours after they post something there are people looking to buy. I've had my computer on there for about 4 days now and I've got nothing. Arghh!
I would keep it before taking a beating on it I had my tools on there for a week and people called and offered me way below what I was asking so
I kept them.
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