Migrating from PC to MAC
Old 12-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a real headache.

YEARS with a PC, now I have a MacBook Pro for work.

Everything is fricken upside down.

At least now I look like a douche at cafes with my Mac.

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Old 12-16-2009, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im getting a MacBook pro for my birthday
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL what's the deal gurk?
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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haha. Mac's are good but I like PC's better :O
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think that's the way the winds are blowing.

I've always owned a PC but if I were to buy now, I'd buy a mac.

We'll see what happens when the time to buy comes round.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm a PC guy myself but my cousin recently got a Mac and It's a nice piece of hardware, obviously you pay double for the Apple Brand but considering the serious engineering programs he uses, its runs smoothly and looks slick.

He's also one of the dooches at coffee shops with his Mac...studying lol
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You don't pay double for the brand anymore. That's the old ways of Apple. It does mean that some of the quality isn't there anymore, though it's not all that noticeable. You get what you pay for, and you get a hell of a good value with a Mac.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've had my MacBook for two years, pumped it with downloads, still runs as well as it did the first day I bought it. All my roommates got hit with a virus that went around my school during exams last year, the macbook was un-phased.

Apple gave me a printer and an ipod touch when I bought my macbook, so all in all maybe the best two grand I'll ever spend.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES OF MY LIFE ARE SITTING IN AIRPORTS ON MY MACBOOK. BUY THE PRO OBVIOUSLY, IT'S ONLY 100$ MORE THAN THE WHITE!
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's a question for Mac people.

I've been thinking that the next compy i buy will be a mac, but then i think about carrying my old PC stuff over to it and i don't even know if it's possible.

For one, i have TONS of music on my PC. Most of it is backed up on DVDs in mp3 format, but a friend of mine with a mac said he can't just take a disc of mp3's and copy them onto his mac because the configuration is different. He's not a very computer savy guy, so i'm not sure if he knows what he's talking about. Can anyone confirm this? I also have the same thing with my family photos backed up on DVD. I don't think i'd let myself lose the true copies of all those pictures.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If you know how to take care of a PC, IMO its much better than a Mac. More freedom.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Here's a question for Mac people.

I've been thinking that the next compy i buy will be a mac, but then i think about carrying my old PC stuff over to it and i don't even know if it's possible.

For one, i have TONS of music on my PC. Most of it is backed up on DVDs in mp3 format, but a friend of mine with a mac said he can't just take a disc of mp3's and copy them onto his mac because the configuration is different. He's not a very computer savy guy, so i'm not sure if he knows what he's talking about. Can anyone confirm this? I also have the same thing with my family photos backed up on DVD. I don't think i'd let myself lose the true copies of all those pictures.
I thought MAC had a program now that allowed you to have Microsoft Windows programs on your MAC? Which would allow you to transfer your PC programs over. I believe it's called Parallels
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I thought MAC had a program now that allowed you to have Microsoft Windows programs on your MAC? Which would allow you to transfer your PC programs over. I believe it's called Parallels
yeah i heard about that. but i think that's a different issue than mine. the thing i'm talking about is just copying certain files that i have backed up on DVD onto a Mac. they're just regular files like jpgs or mp3's (which macs can read) - it's just that they were burned on a disc via my PC.

I wouldn't want to require a special program just to view a photo or listen to a song.

My concern is from transfering stuff from one computer onto the other.
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yeah i heard about that. but i think that's a different issue than mine. the thing i'm talking about is just copying certain files that i have backed up on DVD onto a Mac. they're just regular files like jpgs or mp3's (which macs can read) - it's just that they were burned on a disc via my PC.

I wouldn't want to require a special program just to view a photo or listen to a song.

My concern is from transfering stuff from one computer onto the other.
should not be problem. just copy the files to a cd or dvd and load them t your mac. a formatted external hard drive could cause problems, but not a disc of mp3's and jpgs.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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oh yeah?

My Mac friend doesn't know shit then.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:16 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Fancy.

So after day one I learned that I cannot use my FAT32 external drive with the MacBook Pro. So, I researched and found this little program that you can install on your Mac, and it will read the Fat32 drive no problem. I downloaded it, installed it (seamlessly might I add) and gave it a whirl. Works like a charm. I have already transferred over a couple of gigs of tunes so i can have um when I'm working.

After day one, working with a Mac is easy, I just configured a lot of it to look and feel like a PC by placing the Dock on the bottom and that sort of thing. Seems like a wicked little machine though, I like it. Here's the site Fancy;

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yeah i heard about that. but i think that's a different issue than mine. the thing i'm talking about is just copying certain files that i have backed up on DVD onto a Mac. they're just regular files like jpgs or mp3's (which macs can read) - it's just that they were burned on a disc via my PC.

I wouldn't want to require a special program just to view a photo or listen to a song.

My concern is from transfering stuff from one computer onto the other.
fancy there's actually a built-in program on macs called boot camp that allows you to install and run windows (xp, vista, 7) on your mac whenever you see fit. I don't think you'd have trouble transferring anything from your pc to the mac in the first place but if you ever did, boot camp is an option you might want to explore.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:44 AM   #20 (permalink)
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unless you're into digital imaging, photography, etc, etc, is it really worth it to go Mac?
the cost alone is what gets me, and the lack of freedom is the other thing.
you can pretty much do anything with a PC and everything is made for the PC. MAC is too streamlined, and too Apple specific.
i can get a crazy PC rig - pumped with all the bells and whistles - and it'll still be hundreds of dollars less than a basic MAC.
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