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I gots me a P-P-P-P-P-P-P-POWERBOOK on the way!

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  1. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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  2. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    gotta love macs. my dad finally set up our imac g5 with 20" monitor tonight. so far i love it. plus we got it for $1000 which is an insane deal. gotta love student discounts.
     
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    Welcome to the team!
     
  4. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    cool machine. my school decided to make laptops mandatory for incoming first years, but i'm a second year so have no such excuse to buy a shiny powerbook :( heh
     
  5. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Thanks :)

    Its been a helluva ordeal trying to get it too. It was SUPPOSED to be here by this monday, but I foudn out they hadn't even ordered it yet. So I raised some hell, and It got ordered, and should be here next week sometime :)
     
  6. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Congrats. I love my powerbook she has been good to me.
     
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    I too am a convert. After spending a year using macs at school I switched this past winter and scooped up a 17' iMac G5. I will never go back to a pc. And then a few weeks back I picked up a iBook for the road (while it's no Powerbook it gets the job done. Welcome to the club BigMike
     
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  8. MudGrrl

    MudGrrl AAAAH! Monkeys stole my math!

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    He got me a Mac Mini.
    It's soooo cute.
     
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    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    dude, Ridemonkey is mac based. ****ing sweeeet
     
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  10. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    it's a Mac Attack!
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    You'll love it. I got an iMac g5 last year & we just got La an iBook. We will never buy another PC....EVER!
     
  12. Five

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    Welcome to the club - I converted this past February.
     
  13. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    anyone know where I can get some "for evaluation purposes only full version software?"

    :D
     
  14. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    you're in school, no? buy the academic versions. or if you post up what kind of software you need i can try to suggest an open source (that is, free and possibly Free, too) alternative.
     
  15. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    My family has had a mac since 1991, and they just keep getting better. I'm planning on getting an iBook, but the powerbook is drool-worthy; good choice my fellow monkey.
     
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    Yep, i've been running a 12incher for almost a year now and i cannot fault it. Just make sure you have a nice sturdy bag to carry yours in because i used one with a crappy strap that broke and sent my bagm plummeting to the ground. Guess what? ONe cornder of the powerbook all bent in. Sucky.
     
  17. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Yeah, the acedemic versions are cheap, but I spent all my money on the computer.

    I'm looking for office, and Adobe CS
     
  18. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Does you school offer software discounts? I got office for $10 and Maple 9.5 for $75; it's worth looking into.
     
  19. BUCKET

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    Me too - but mine is a 17"!!!!!!!!!! :eviltongu
     
  20. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    where do you get this discounted? apple store?
     
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    I got adobe cs at the campus store for $180. Had to switch to a pc though, stupid alias. I hate it !
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Office for $10?!?! At my school store its $130!

    But they do have Final Cut Studio for $499 :D



    TN, yes, you can get the discount at any apple store, just show your student ID. ALso, most colleges have a computer store where they offer the discounts
     
  23. BUCKET

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    HAHAHAHA again, I got Office 03 for free through work....mines better than yours mines better than yours. :D :D :D :D :D

    Kidding - it doesn't matter which powerbook you get they are all freaking amazing. Wireless was very easy to hook-up as well, I thought it was going to be a pain if you didn't use the apple airport basestation.
     
  24. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    All you Mac-ophiles will have no choice but to "own a PC" pretty soon........... :p
     
  25. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Yeah, but yours wasn't office '04. Mine is newer, and therefor better. :D
     
  27. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Dang, no Final Cut Pro, only Microsoft software. That's what happens when you go to a private school in Seattle.
     
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    Macs kick ass. The computer guy at my work spent hours setting up this computer before finishing, getting up, and telling my boss to get a Mac. Today that computer crashed and is no longer internet-capable, and I'm bringing in my iBook from now on.
     
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    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I use Macs and PCs every day at work and my 15" Powerbook is easily the best computer I've ever had. Worth every penny.
     
  30. skinny mike

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    so far im loving the mac that my family bought. my only gripes are with ichat but they arent a big deal and i can just download aim if i really get bugged by ichat.
     
  31. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    or you could use Adium or Fire.app
     
  32. skinny mike

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    what are these programs you speak of? :confused:
     
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    nevermind. im downloading adium now. hopefully itll have everything i want and more! :thumb:
     
  34. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    not those who already own macs & that'll just be under the hood.
    I suspect OSX will still rock & roll.
     
  35. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I grew up with Macs and PCs and pretty much know each inside and out. I was always a hardcore PC user, and ALWAYS gave my mom a hard time about Macs (She has always used them, she's a teacher and her school system is Mac based)

    But once I used OSX, that was pretty much all over with! OSX is quite possibly the best OS of all time. Its *nix based with a pretty GUI, and really stable. I'm really impressed with it, hence, my first mac purchase.

    Now, the question is, Can I take my moms old G3 Tower, and convert it into a dual G5 :drool:

    I know you can, but it'd be almost as much as just buying a new one!
     
  36. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    it wouldn't be worth it. even G4s are hobbled by their slow front side buses: my g4 is only 133 mhz FSB :(