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Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

So is this the section where we stumble in and say hello?


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I've had my 14" iBook G4 for about 1.5 years now. I had purchased a new windoze laptop (my first experience with XP :radioacti ) to replace an aging desktop. Within a week it was unusable due to ad-ware/virus. I had to format and start over....on a one week old machine. :bomb: I installed all the usual security stuff (updates/Ad-Aware/Norton) on the new install. It lasted about a month before Norton was telling me there were virus' on it that it could not remove. I backed-up my data, formated and listed it on ebay. :biohazard

My goal with that machine was to have a dual-boot setup with XP and whatever Linux flavor I was using at the time. Going back a couple years prior, I had a laptop running Mandrake that I used as my primary machine. It worked for the most part but still had some hardware issues (win-modem/no specific video module for the card) and of course lacked the ability to play most .mov and .wmv files. Web surfing was not the strong point of that machine. I considered buying a laptop with a pre-configured Linux distro but they were all pretty expensive.

I had never really considered a Mac. That is until I started reading about Nextstep and OS X. Looking back I can't for the life of me figure out why I bought that XP laptop instead of a Mac. OS X is by far the best UNIX distro I have ever seen (for my needs anyway). I am so glad I finally stepped up and bought one. This thing is just incredible! Everything just works, amazing. Six hours out of a laptop battery? Are you kidding me? Awesome simply awesome. :cool:
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*stumbles in and says "Hello!", too.

Tomorrow my Mac will arrive, yay!
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""...and ask any questions you might have of us."

Umm. What's the meaning of life? Who wants to give me $100,000.00? Why is Windows such rubbish? Why is the iPodVideo so expensive? :headphone
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Unix distro... UNIX DISTRO! It ain't no unux distro!

j/k, Welcome, if you have any questions or need any help just ask.

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Umm. What's the meaning of life? Who wants to give me $100,000.00? Why is Windows such rubbish? Why is the iPodVideo so expensive?
The meaning of life is Expensive iPod Videos
Wheel of Fortune want to give you $100,000
Windows is rubbish because Mentok wills it so!
iPod Video is costly because it is the meaning of life.

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Stumbles in.... Hi.


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""...and ask any questions you might have of us."

Umm. What's the meaning of life? Who wants to give me $100,000.00? Why is Windows such rubbish? Why is the iPodVideo so expensive? :headphone
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not me (Would be willing to loan you 100K VND though)

design by committee

because people will pay that much.
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Hello back to everybody. Kar98 you are going to love it.

Jabjabs I guess I should have typed *nix distro or BSD perhaps. LOL
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