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I have an announcement to make...

Post by sweetjesus » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:24 pm

After pissing on my fruit loving bretheren for much too long, now that your turtleneck overlord has jumped to the intel ship and 2nd gen of the hardware is out, I am buying an Macbook 2.0 ghz

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Post by freqn » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:36 pm

Congrats....pick me up one while your at it.

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Post by polyslax » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:08 pm

Good move, seems like the time is right for those who've been Mac-curious!

I expect vegieryan and his sidekick zappen to be by any moment now! :lol:
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Post by Tarekith » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:53 pm

Bring on the veggie man!

Nice one dude, I just switched too, it's been loverly :) The new laptops scream running live, it's awesome. Hit us back with questions, life in OSX can be bewildering at first!

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Post by muscleandhate » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:12 pm

Indeed, the only thing I hate about my MacBook is XP lol

Kiss goodbye to constant graphical corruptions, awkward interfaces, blue screens of death, programs not responding (of course they do on Macs, but force quit actually works and does so without crashing the whole OS) and say hello to OSX :)

Tell us how its going!

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Post by hambone1 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:46 pm

Oops... double post! :oops:

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Post by Justin Thyme » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:05 pm

I made the jump to a MacBook this past July, and have, overall, been happy with it. Some of the Mac hype is just that....hype. But there are tons of benefits.

It was the Intel chip, and the possibility of running XP if I needed that made me do it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have. I've had Bootcamp going a couple of times, but have switched back to OS X.

I'm still a little annoyed at the lack of UB apps. Although they are growing, it's fairly slow (other than a few key apps like Live and Reason).

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Post by simpleton » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:55 pm

hambone, is that you on the left? Nice sweater! :D
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Post by Tone Deft » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:58 pm

You'll be back.

Until then I guess someone has to step up and be the resident Mac basher. :twisted:
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Post by kennerb » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:15 pm

I just got my MBPro 17incher this Friday! Bootcamp is loaded and I have Live mostly up and running. Now for getting my vsts set up on the mac side of things. Very good times for me! I still don't buy into the pc vs mac thing. I am just stoked to have both on one machine and to have my Traveler being bus powered.
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Post by Machinesworking » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:10 am

kennerb wrote:I just got my MBPro 17incher this Friday!

I still don't buy into the pc vs mac thing. I am just stoked to have both on one machine and to have my Traveler being bus powered.
Hey a lot of us mac guys aren't that into the mac VS PC thing either. I can name about three applications on PC that just blow me away, that I wish were on OSX. Energy XT, Phrazer, and Zeta+ come to mind right away.
For whatever reason, it's much more common on PC to have a DAW like Ebergy XT be able to load into Live as a VSTi, just like the audio routing on OSX is seemingly superior inter application wise.
I just haven't gotten around to buying XP Pro ( full networking with the G5 is a must if I'm running XP on the macbook ), I've never found it for less than about $120 :(

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Post by nebulae » Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:16 am

Oh no, we lost a good one. I'm now going to beat myself due to sadness.

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Post by glu » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:26 am

I want a MAC & PC thread
I think the next few years are going to be wicked for both mac and pc.
in a perfect world i would have both.

OSX all the misc shit like internet, schoolwork, home video editing, etc..when the os is the most important for mulitasks. And possibly running Live for performances...

XP for Live and all the nonOSX plugs. XP is solid with a clean install and tweaked. Give Vista some time, and it will be even better.

My next computer purchase is going to be a PC, but I hope to have a mac someday as well. More XP users are taking the leap to OSX & XP. Good luck, keep beta testing that bootcamp for the rest of us :twisted:
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Post by nebulae » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:44 am

It's been several hours. I'm still beating myself. I'm taking a short break to get a drink, and then I'm going to keep beating myself.

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