Fear me Mac Users, for I am coming to you! >:]

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Fear me Mac Users, for I am coming to you! >:]

Post by Crash » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:29 pm

Huarhahaha, there will be no use in hiding, I'm going to master the Mac and write lots of user reports. :twisted: :wink:

I finally decided upon trying the Mac route. The following order has just been send off:

Apple MacBook Pro 15,4 Zoll 2,8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo BTO 250 GB
Zalman ZM-NC1000S Notebookkühler - silber
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BJKT FFS - 320GB 7200rpm 16MB 2.5zoll - SATA
MacPower Pleiades 3.5 Zoll FW400+800/USB2.0/eSATA Alu Festplattengehäuse SATA
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS - 640GB 7200rpm 16MB 3.5zoll SATA300
Brenthaven Expandable Trek BP Burnt Orange

I ordered from a third-party webshop, so all that stuff (except for the backpack) costs me the same as buying the MBP only from Apple directly. Feels like X-Mas! :D

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Post by 8O » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:42 pm

Congrats - good choice - what made you switch?
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Post by Pasha » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:49 pm

We're waiting!

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However, I have no knowledge of a 2.8 Ghz model... did you get the latest unibody aluminum or the prev generation (early 2008)?
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Post by kuniklo » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:26 pm

Good move. I wish I'd done it sooner.

One word of warning - I've found a lot of plugins to be a little shaky on Leopard, particularly the NI stuff. I think a lot of the third party au/vst vendors have been scrambling a bit to keep up with the platform changes.

There are many that have been 100% solid too though.

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Post by supamonsta » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:09 pm

FEAR the mac VS pc TROLLS !!!!!

I hear them comin' !!!!!!

FEAR FEAR FEAR


btw welcome to our safe planet

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Post by Daim » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:48 pm

fear the osx filebrowser :)

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Post by ubermnd » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:00 pm

make sure you get macsaber...

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21732

£1500 well spent imho.

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Post by glenn303 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:54 pm

Awesome! I'm still thinking about getting one myself. Do you still get the full Mac warranty buying it this way?

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Re: Fear me Mac Users, for I am coming to you! >:]

Post by Emissary » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:16 pm

Crash wrote:Huarhahaha, there will be no use in hiding, I'm going to master the Mac and write lots of user reports. :twisted: :wink:

I finally decided upon trying the Mac route. The following order has just been send off:

Apple MacBook Pro 15,4 Zoll 2,8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo BTO 250 GB
Zalman ZM-NC1000S Notebookkühler - silber
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BJKT FFS - 320GB 7200rpm 16MB 2.5zoll - SATA
MacPower Pleiades 3.5 Zoll FW400+800/USB2.0/eSATA Alu Festplattengehäuse SATA
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS - 640GB 7200rpm 16MB 3.5zoll SATA300
Brenthaven Expandable Trek BP Burnt Orange

I ordered from a third-party webshop, so all that stuff (except for the backpack) costs me the same as buying the MBP only from Apple directly. Feels like X-Mas! :D
i bought a macbook and i wanted to hate it....but osx is about 5 years ahead of windows. even windows 7 barely even comes near leopard and thats not out for 2 years. snow leopard is going to be phenomenal.

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Post by Pitch Black » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:29 pm

Does this mean you'll be purchasing Live? :wink: :D :D
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Post by Atomikat » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:15 pm

Pitch Black wrote:Does this mean you'll be purchasing Live? :wink: :D :D
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:...or he will change the crack.

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Post by Pitch Black » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:30 pm

DEMO

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Post by mrsakitumi » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:06 pm

it's just a tool.
whether you're on mac/pc, it's all about your ideas and that's what counts.
if it inspires you, then good for you.
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Post by Pitch Black » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:34 pm

Welcome to the RDF!

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Post by Crash » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:54 pm

Pitch Black wrote:Does this mean you'll be purchasing Live? :wink: :D :D
Nah, it means I may be purchasing Logic! There are superbly running cracks of Live (and Logic) for Mac to be found on the web. :twisted:

Reasons to buy the Macbook Pro:

1. My bandmate uses Mac and he just bought Logic to complement Live.

2. Thousands of musicians worldwide use the Apple laptops on-stage and I don't want to be a guinea pig for the phletora of Windows laptops out there. Additionally the aluminium body works as a big heatsink which in combination with the Zalman looks like the best cooling option while running it hot on effects.

3. I'm simply curious about OS X' performance compared to Windows. The GUI may also be nice, but that matters little with Live and NI plugins, cause they look and work the same on Windows anyway.

OS X is a widespread standard OS in audio-visual media production. Now I have access to both worlds: OS X and Windows (Bootcamp, VMware, Wine).

4. What I hate most about Trackpads is their small size, Apple's are the biggest. Size does matter! :mrgreen:

5. MBP's are among the lightest weighting and longest battery-lasting 15" notebooks out there, plus the keyboard is backlit.

The Mac is not a replacement, but will be a complement to Windows.

Can anyone advice for a good book (like some OS X Reference) that explains the guts of OS X and the underlying Next/BSD. I'm mostly interested in the complex stuff like configuration concepts, shell and maybe some apple-script, not how to use the mouse to open Finder.

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