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Greetings all. I was a Mac user a few year ago, but switched to windows due to compability issues with work, school, etc... Anyway, 2 months ago my Dell laptop died! I went to the store and got an Acer C7 chromebook, installed Ubuntu on it, and was good to go for a while. After a few weeks I determined that while the Acer was a nice machine, it simply was not powerful enough to do what i needed it to do. A few weeks ago, I brought home a nicely specced HP Windows 8 laptop. I really liked that computer, but Windows, holy @#$%!!!!! What a nightmare that was. Went to the store 3 days ago and bought a brand spanking new 13" Macbook Pro. I was trying to avoid Mac as I had broken my Mac addiction years ago.

Anyway, I AM BACK!!!

It feels so good to be back on a Mac, maybe because of the Mac itself, or maybe just because after weeks of dealing with the Windows 8 nightmare, anything would feel good. I guess time will tell.

I now need some advice. I am not a gamer, but I do enjoy a game to kill time now and then. I had a few games lying around, tried them in my Macbook, but they are all PowerPc games (like I said I was gone from Mac for a while). Can anyone recommend some decent games. I was thinking of Civ V, something like that, i am just a time killer when it comes to gaming.

I ordered 16gb ram, a data-doubler, and I have an SSD that I had installed in my chrome book, this should be enough to run Photoshop smoothly correct? Is the datadoubler a difficult install?


Thanks all for your help, looking forward to enjoying my new mac!
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The DD is easy to install, just follow the directions carefully. Without more specs on the SSD, I can't say about that part, but Photoshop runs fine in my MBP with 10 Gig of memory and a DD with SSD as boot drive.

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Civ 5 is available for Mac. Best to get it through Steam, as the Mac App Store version is somewhat crippled I believe. Plus you get SteamPlay on Steam so you can easily play multiplayer with your friends on Windows. I'd highly recommend checking the Mac section in Steam as there is a pretty good selection of games available, both big studio and indie games.

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Just ran into this top 25 list a couple days ago at MacLife.

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Just ran into this top 25 list a couple days ago at MacLife.
Oh yeah. Borderlands and Borderlands 2. I've been waiting for the Borderlands 2 version to sync up with the Windows version so I can play co-op with my brother.

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Excellent, thanks for the game tips. I am not a big gamer but sometime i have an hour to kill here and there so I am looking for something. I will check out steam, thank you for the advice.
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