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    Sgt Beavis's Avatar
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    The ultimate switch?
    Hows this for a switch...

    I'm a former Microsoft Employee :bomb:

    Today I picked up my Macbook Pro 15.4" notebook with the Core2Duo processor and 2GB or RAM. The unboxing began promptly....

















    Will Windows be dead to me? No. I'm not a fan"anything" I use what tool best fits the job. Right now I'm waiting to get in on the VMware Fusion beta. For those of you that don't know, Fusion is VMware's competitor to Parallels. Unlike Parallels, Fusion lets you have two virtual processors. I got to take Fusion for a test drive this week at VMworld. I promptly called my VMware rep (My company is a VMware partner) and asked to be placed on the beta. I'm actually going to try to convince my company to switch....

    Also, I'm going to P2V my work laptop (a stinkpad) so that I can run it as my VM at work.

    This should be fun

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    Congratulations on your new purchase! & thank you for the unboxing images

    Well, I kind of went through the same process a while back and looking at those images bring back the old memories. Currently I use three OSs (OS X, Linux and Windows XP) but my main system is OS X. I am sure you will love it too.

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    Well I use OSX for nearly everything at Home, although I have a Vista Build and a BootCamp WinXP running and unfortunately at College I'm stuck using a Windows 2000.

    I doubt it will be your last time using Windows, as unfortunately there bound to be something that ties you back well mine is Windows Programming which strangely enough you can't do on a Mac. And I'm sure you'll find the one product (or two) you can't live without that draws up back to MS once in a while.

    Although it's become a drag working on Windows after being on OSX for a short while....Shame

    Enjoy though and I wouldn't sell your Windows Laptop just yet.
    Damien Healy
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    I also have to support Windows. My VMware ESX environment runs over 300 Win2k3, Win2k, and WinXP virtual machines. There are only a couple Novell and Redhat instances running on it.

    I figure I'll have to eventually run Vista and even Longhorn server.

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    BIG D 04's Avatar
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    BTW You got enough files on your XP Desktop?
    Damien Healy
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    Genius is always messy

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    Why sell the monitor?...

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    Its not for sale. Its the word doc I printed out for the laptop. I stupidly left it up by accident.

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    Nice, love the microsoft mouse in the picture though...

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    Well, that's for the Dell

    But if you've used MS mice, you'd probably admit that they are actually pretty darn good. MS and Logitech are pretty close in building good quality mice with Logitech holding the edge.

    BTW, I did install an MS wireless optical mouse 4000 on the Macbook Pro. I'm just not a fan of touch pads. However I must admit that the Apple touch pad is VASTLY superior to the one on the Dell. The level of control is much higher.

    So yesterday I copied all of my music to the Mac and started sync'ing it with my 5G iPod. I also installed FireFox, Bit Torrent, TechTool Deluxe, and Parallels. I'm hoping to be on VMware's Friends and Family group by the end of the week. That should allow me access to their Fusion Beta. I'll write up a comparison when I've had a chance to mess with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Beavis View Post
    Well, that's for the Dell

    But if you've used MS mice, you'd probably admit that they are actually pretty darn good. MS and Logitech are pretty close in building good quality mice with Logitech holding the edge.

    BTW, I did install an MS wireless optical mouse 4000 on the Macbook Pro. I'm just not a fan of touch pads. However I must admit that the Apple touch pad is VASTLY superior to the one on the Dell. The level of control is much higher.
    The MS mouse us very good indeed. I got the Apple one, just for the **** of it, but there is nothing wrong with the MS mouse.

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    I just realized something. I'm zipping along and think that I would like my mouse to match my Apple. WTF, I've caught that Apple aesthetic disease

    Anyone know of a mouse that physically matches the appearance of the MacBook Pro? I won't buy one if it doesn't work well, but all at least take a gander.

    Now I've got to go find the cheapest Photoshop and Office licenses I can. I can get by with using them on my XP VM but my intention here is to make this a complete switch. Eventually the only reason I'll have for my XP VM is so I can use it in the office.

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