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

skinny mike

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Jan 24, 2005
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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.
 

Toshi

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Oct 23, 2001
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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
 

BigMike

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Jul 29, 2003
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Ridemonkey said:
Welcome to the team!

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 :)
 
Aug 2, 2005
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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
 

TN

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Jul 9, 2002
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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!
 

Toshi

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Oct 23, 2001
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BigMike said:
anyone know where I can get some "for evaluation purposes only full version software?"

:D
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.
 

kinghami3

Future Turbo Monkey
Jun 1, 2004
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Ballard 4 life.
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.
 

stinky|Dan

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Aug 3, 2002
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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.
 

BigMike

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Jul 29, 2003
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Toshi said:
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.
Yeah, the acedemic versions are cheap, but I spent all my money on the computer.

I'm looking for office, and Adobe CS
 

kinghami3

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Jun 1, 2004
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BigMike said:
Yeah, the acedemic versions are cheap, but I spent all my money on the computer.

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

TN

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Jul 9, 2002
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kinghami3 said:
Does you school offer software discounts? I got office for $10 and Maple 9.5 for $75; it's worth looking into.
where do you get this discounted? apple store?
 

erastusboy

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Mar 5, 2003
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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 !
 

BigMike

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Jul 29, 2003
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kinghami3 said:
Does you school offer software discounts? I got office for $10 and Maple 9.5 for $75; it's worth looking into.

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
 

BUCKET

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Apr 30, 2004
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BigMike said:
Office for $10?!?! At my school store its $130!

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.
 

kinghami3

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Jun 1, 2004
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BUCKET said:
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.
Yeah, but yours wasn't office '04. Mine is newer, and therefor better. :D
 

kinghami3

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Jun 1, 2004
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BigMike said:
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
Dang, no Final Cut Pro, only Microsoft software. That's what happens when you go to a private school in Seattle.
 

black noise

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Dec 31, 2004
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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.
 

DirtyDog

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Aug 2, 2005
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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.
 

skinny mike

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Jan 24, 2005
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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.
 

Toshi

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Oct 23, 2001
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gnurider1080 said:
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.
or you could use Adium or Fire.app
 

TN

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Jul 9, 2002
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SkaredShtles said:
All you Mac-ophiles will have no choice but to "own a PC" pretty soon........... :p
not those who already own macs & that'll just be under the hood.
I suspect OSX will still rock & roll.
 

BigMike

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Jul 29, 2003
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TN said:
not those who already own macs & that'll just be under the hood.
I suspect OSX will still rock & roll.

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!
 

Toshi

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Oct 23, 2001
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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 :(