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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...

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    Talking First Mac since Apple IIgs...
    So, after years of messing with Windoze... I finally switched! It feels good.... I've been using Linux as well over the years, but have been wanting a Mac for a while and just did it. Got a MacBook Pro (250 GB, 4GB RAM). So far, I love it. Just going to take some getting used to. Couldn't be happier!

    -skipjack

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...
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    cool deal, which size did you get?

    i'm in a similar boat, had a IIe and then a IIgs back the day, then a Mac Performa model in around '95 or so (60MHz). Then started getting into Linux and Windows, ran Slackware, Redhat, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Ubuntu, alongside Windows for years. Now I have a black Macbook and also a Windows 7 desktop that I use about 50/50.

    Thinking about upgrading the macbook to a new unibody soon, and trying to decide between 13 and 15.

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...
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    This weeks show SCO0231 is a freebie it seems so u may want to have a look at it; Mac Tutorials : ScreenCastsOnline

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...

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    Collin Bl,

    Thanks for the link... will definitely be helpful!

    mostro,

    I got the 13 inch. It's the prefect size I think... plenty big to get stuff done and portable at the same time. I love it!

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...
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    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    MOre importantly, have you still got the IIgs
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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...
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    '07 MBP 256GB SSD/6GB RAM/SL <--DAW!!!
    Congrats!
    I first learned computing on the II, IIe and IIc back in 8th grade and Freshman year of High School.
    I got bored with computers and started chasing girls instead.
    MBP 3,1 & 4,1 w/ Vertex 4 SSD | Logic Pro 9 | Ableton Live 8 | Traktor Pro 2 | AKAI MPK-49 | Roland MV-8000, TR-808 & TR-909 | Ensoniq ASR-10 | x0xb0x #911 | Denon DN-MC6000 | (3) Technics SL-1200MK1 | 3000+ vinyl records

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...

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    juke,

    Didn't anyone tell you.... you could do both..

    Wish I still had the IIgs...

    -skipjack

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...
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    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Welcome. I too owned a GS well past the point that I should have moved on. I always thought that machine was never promoted as much as it could have been once the macs came out. Tears of using the GS made the Transition to System 7 and an LC II a breeze.
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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...
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    As cool as it might be to still have one of those old relics, I move around a lot and can't justify hanging on to old cruft that is big and heavy but doesn't really serve more purpose than novelty or sentimentality.

    I used to be a bit of a collector, but after a few back-breaking moves, I broke that habit and now I evaluate an object's usefulness or necessity on an almost yearly basis, or at the most, when I next move. It's actually quite refreshing when you "let go" of a lot of stuff, like it even takes a mental load off in some way. Minimalism!

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    First Mac since Apple IIgs...

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    Macbook Unibody 2.26 Dual, 2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD
    My first PC was a IIe. Lots of good memories of the green screen flight simulator. But have been Windozing since then haha. Now I am back and it is wonderful.

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