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MBP Ordered!


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Hey all, I've been reading here for awhile, but never posted. I figured since I've finally ordered my first Mac, I might as well register and begin contributing! I ordered a stock MBP 1.83GHz, which I'll be adding 1GB of RAM to from OWC (Other World Computing I believe). I've always loved the simplicity and functionality of OS X and figured since I was looking @ getting a new laptop soon anyway, might as well take the plunge! I've spent the past few months emulating OS X on my Windows based machine anyway through programs like WindowBlinds, ObjectBar, and things of the sort--It'll be great not having to pretend anymore.

If anyone has a list of apps they'd recommend getting, by all means, PM them to me or post them here!

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Congrats on the purchase. You won't regret it.

Adium is a useful chat client and I like MS Office for mac. Otherwise I have not had much chance to play with other software yet.
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Yeah, I have the following things in mind thus far:

Adium
coconutBattery
coconutWiFi
CoverFlow

How much is MS Office?
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Pro is 499.95
Standard is 399.95
Student and Teacher is 149.95

Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.
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Ohh cool. I am saving up for a MBP too.
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