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Apple and Macs

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#1
I know @C Pav thought I was joking the other day when he was talking about getting a new computer and I recommended a Macbook Pro. My computing taste have really changed lately. Maybe I am just getting old, but I'm not into tweaking etc. anymore. I just like something stable and simple. Not really crazy where Windows is going with their OS anyways. Plus it seems like Windows 10 is just trying to be a Mac anyways. But I am serious if I was to go with something I would look into one. I was thinking just a 13" with the 256ssd. Seems to be the best price point.

 
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nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#5
You guys do know that you can run Windows easily in a Mac right with either using Bootcamp or Parallels. I remember when @ndboarder use to be into Macs.
 
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ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
#6
They have nice hardware, and it can run Windows. That said, from my experimenting days and owning one, parallels isn't ideal. Bootcamp works, but then you have to split your drive between the two - one or the other likely may not be big enough. The OS X portion that I ever used I could never get completely used to or comfortable with - plus other than to play around with OS X it was only good for a bit of web browsing or checking email.

IMO there is plenty of equally as nice hardware on the market today and you'd be better off dual booting Windows and Linux than bothering with OS X
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#7
Well it may not be a Macbook Pro, but my Wife's brother gave me his 21.5" Imac. It will allow me to get use to a Mac. That is what I am typing on at the moment. So far I am liking it though.
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#8
Loving this thing so much. It's amazing for such and old machine. I see why photographers use them the color is so sharp and so accurate. This isn't even a 5k model. I can't even imagine. I think this will be replacing my main computer on my desk soon. Also the built in speakers are amazing!
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#9
I had a call in on my imac the other day. Had no idea it did this. I knew I could receive and send texts on here, but I was just sitting here and I heard my phone ring at the other end of the house then I had a slide out that showed whose calling. I clicked accept and said "Hello?" sure enough you can just answer your phone and talk like normal. It was really cool. Also got time machine setup which is amazing. I don't get why Windows can't have something so simple? It would save people so much headache. My drobo works flawless with it and in fact data transfers are WAY faster than doing it over my PC. I have no idea why? I basically never touch my PC anymore. Besides gaming I wouldn't have a need for it any longer.
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#10
I installed Parallels today. Loaded Windows 7 Pro on it. It's really cool how you can run Windows on a Mac. It's different than a normal VM machine where it's sand boxed. You can have different modes where it blends or stay separated. Kinda hard to explain. I was able to load a few programs that the mac doesn't have and I can open the files on my Mac and use them flawlessly. Nifty program.

http://www.parallels.com/
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
#11
Just give up on it already.  Bootcamp your Mac OS crap drive down to as low as possible, put Windows on the other partition, set it to boot to windows and forget about it
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#12
Just give up on it already.  Bootcamp your Mac OS crap drive down to as low as possible, put Windows on the other partition, set it to boot to windows and forget about it
To me this is better than Bootcamp. Since I can run everything and use files from my Mac straight into Windows. It's like both systems are embedded together. Not quite like a standard VM image.
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#15
Since I quit playing WoW about a month or so ago, I haven't even turned my PC on anymore. Considering just giving it to my parents to use. Just don't have a need for it anymore besides gaming (never thought I would say that).
 

nodle

Forum Nazi
Staff member
#16

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
#18
The new MacBook pro?  With the worthless touch bar - I mean really WTF, why would you want some touch area off the screen that changes and you have to look down to see what your options are?  A full touch screen would be far better - plus you could still have an Esc key

Secondly - Mac OS - HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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