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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Just ordered my 12" iBook - yay!


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New to the forum - hello everyone!

Got a 4 week holiday interspersed with some work "on the road" coming up, so I thought "frack it, this is my excuse to buy an 12" iBook!"

I've been considering getting a mac for half a year now. I'm totally fed up with having to do lots of busywork to keep my windows install running well on the one hand, and on the other hand messing around with obscure desktop config files in Linux is getting extremely old.

Anyway, very excited, and perhaps I'll post my impressions here? (Though you're all probably sick to death with gushing "switch" stories by now. hehe)

ThomasN, norwegian software developer
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We never get sick of the "switching" stories. Congrats on your new purchase. Tell us how you configured it, by the way. As a recent switcher, myself, I can tell you that your only regret will be not doing it sooner. Mac OSX is way ahead of anything that Windows has out.
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We never get sick of the "switching" stories. Congrats on your new purchase. Tell us how you configured it, by the way. As a recent switcher, myself, I can tell you that your only regret will be not doing it sooner. Mac OSX is way ahead of anything that Windows has out.
Configuration: 12", 256 mb ram, 60 gig hd, incase nylon sleeve + a slimmer blue LArobe sleeve. Ordered an extra gig of Crucial pc2100 ram from a 3rd party; Apple's memory prices in the upper segment are INSANE!

Right now I'm of course rather excited about getting to play with it as soon as possible, will be interesting to see how quickly or slowly it ships..
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Ordered an extra gig of Crucial pc2100 ram from a 3rd party; Apple's memory prices in the upper segment are INSANE!
that was the perfect thing to do. I woldnt recommend people to buy Apple's pricy memory.
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Congrats on your new iBook, I assure you, you'll love it! It will make a great change for you switching to an operating system than requires hardly any attention to keep up and running as new. OS X really is the next generation operating system.
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Well, my shiny new box shipped yesterday from Netherlands. Nothing shows up on the tracker yet though.

I've spent a little time preparing for the switch. My current laptop is the one I use at work (one of the reasons for the iBook purchase is that I want to minimize non-work-related usage of the Dell Latitude I have from work). So I've been backing up mail, my private Java and Ruby code, bookmarks, etc etc. Also compiled lists of what software or its OS X equivalent I need on the Mac (virtual desktops, ftp client, etc etc).

Found a good book for my situation, too: "Mac OS X for Unix Geeks". Good to know what's different from Linux\Solaris\BSD.

Anyway, my earlobes are tingling with excitement over my imminent switch.

EDIT: Bah, now it does show up on the tracking page.. and it's shipping from Shanghai, not Netherlands. I suppose I'm in for a bit of a wait then.
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No, Apple gets them to yo real quick. I say no more then a week.
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No, Apple gets them to yo real quick. I say no more then a week.
yeah,probably around a week.....a week of TORMENT!!!!

have fun with your new toy
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yeah,probably around a week.....a week of TORMENT!!!!

have fun with your new toy
I'm guessing I'm going to be REALLY familiar with the order tracking page by next week..
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I've had my 12" ibook for about 7 months now and it's awesome! I love it. I want a powermac G5 for the desktop now. i'm hooked.
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Yeah, u r going to love it, I've had my ibook for little over a month now and can't stop using it since i picked it up. I dont even bother using my pc laptop or my pc desktop unless i'm updating my ipod.

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Yeah, u r going to love it, I've had my ibook for little over a month now and can't stop using it since i picked it up. I dont even bother using my pc laptop or my pc desktop unless i'm updating my ipod.

Alicia

I certainly relate to that one! :dummy:

Shahid
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Congradulations, and be sure to stop for a moment and see how nicely packaged the box is, makes you actually feel good, knowing and seeing that you are getting a quality product.
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