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    I was blind...and now I can see!
    After 25 years of windows woes I finally pulled the trigger on a Mac. I got the 15" 2.8Ghz Macbook Pro with the anti glare screen. I was expecting a long learning curve and was computing along with no problems after about 20 min. I now understand why Mac users speak so passionately about their computers. Finally a computer that works the way I expect it to. Every thing makes sense and I had no problems with anything including hooking it up to my wireless network or moving files from my windows machine to the Mac. So far I haven't found anything I could do on the windows machine that I can't do better on the Mac. I'll never spend another penny of my money on a windows based machine again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiosFiend View Post
    So far I haven't found anything I could do on the windows machine that I can't do better on the Mac.
    I'm glad that for your specific needs the Mac has turned out to be a good platform.

    What kinds of things are you doing with your Mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiosFiend View Post
    After 25 years of windows woes I finally pulled the trigger on a Mac. I got the 15" 2.8Ghz Macbook Pro with the anti glare screen. I was expecting a long learning curve and was computing along with no problems after about 20 min. I now understand why Mac users speak so passionately about their computers. Finally a computer that works the way I expect it to. Every thing makes sense and I had no problems with anything including hooking it up to my wireless network or moving files from my windows machine to the Mac. So far I haven't found anything I could do on the windows machine that I can't do better on the Mac. I'll never spend another penny of my money on a windows based machine again.
    In a few days you will notice something you never new could happen...No more fighting spies and virus's.

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    i feel exactly like you my friend.. i was also in the same boat for the last 20 years....

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    I consider myself spoiled. I've always been a mac user. I mean, the classic OSes were no picnic, but they were still cutting edge and what the Windows GUI was based upon... and still no viruses or spyware... but now, my god. OS X to Windows? No contest. OS X smokes it in all imaginable ways.

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    Welcome on board!

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    Amazing grace....so...oh I thought we were sing thing. >_>" Welcome aboard. ^-^

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.SubZero View Post
    I'm glad that for your specific needs the Mac has turned out to be a good platform.

    What kinds of things are you doing with your Mac?
    I do a lot of photo work. I also use it for streaming netflix movies, beautiful screen by the way, and I actually do some gaming, World of Warcraft which runs amazing on this computer. Don't let any one tell you that you can't game on a mac.

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    Welcome to Mac and this forum!

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    Nothing more to be said other than 'yeah, it's like that'.

    I'm moving from one part of the country to another in a few days, and it's nice to be able to toss all the legacy Wintel computers I've collected over the [bad] years and just take my Macbook Pro, my wife's Macbook, our Mac Mini, and start all fresh with my now comfortable OS and slick hardware. So yes, welcome aboard and you're going to enjoy the ride.

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    To the O.P:

    Soon, everybody will speak 'Mac'!!

    You're gonna have to do something about your avatar though
    That's number 3 I believe...hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiosFiend View Post
    After 25 years of windows woes I finally pulled the trigger on a Mac. I got the 15" 2.8Ghz Macbook Pro with the anti glare screen. I was expecting a long learning curve and was computing along with no problems after about 20 min. I now understand why Mac users speak so passionately about their computers. Finally a computer that works the way I expect it to. Every thing makes sense and I had no problems with anything including hooking it up to my wireless network or moving files from my windows machine to the Mac. So far I haven't found anything I could do on the windows machine that I can't do better on the Mac. I'll never spend another penny of my money on a windows based machine again.
    snap,bought a 13" macbook a month ago after years of windows disease.great machine..fantastic in fact...long live the MAC

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiosFiend View Post
    I do a lot of photo work. I also use it for streaming netflix movies, beautiful screen by the way, and I actually do some gaming, World of Warcraft which runs amazing on this computer. Don't let any one tell you that you can't game on a mac.
    Photo work is a very Mac-friendly genre, since many of the apps have been around on the Mac for years and years.

    Gaming on a Mac isn't impossible. The graphics hardware isn't very stellar, the highest video chipset available for the MacBook Pro is the 9600M GT, which by PC laptop standards is mediocre. My PC laptop's 8800M GTX absolutely destroys it. The form of the MacBook Pro requires them to keep on a more timid side of things for performance though (the 8800M GTX is neither small nor quiet).

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    Welcome to the forums and to using macs!

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    Make sure you talk down to Windows users. They absolutely LOVE when Mac people are snobby about it.

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