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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
    I have a little under two years left in the Navy and when I get out I plan on going to college to be a I.T. and I know that I.T. usually work on computers and servers that are windows based. Will I have any problems using a Mac for that school? I haven't picked out my school yet but I was wondering in general if you think there would be any problems? Thanks for any info.

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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    No because if you do runs into problems you can install Windows via bootcamp.
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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    what is and how does boot camp work exactly?

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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Boot Camp allows you to dual boot into either Windows whatever and Mac OS X
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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG1287 View Post
    what is and how does boot camp work exactly?
    Here's plenty of info on bootcamp:

    Apple - Support - Boot Camp

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_(software)

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    While there is still time, I wouldn't go into IT if I were you. Unless you want to live in India or China or wherever is the cheapest place to outsource jobs to.

    There are skeleton IT crews in most American companies now to handle the hardware, but 80% of my company's IT was outsourced to India. Using the local guys is the absolute last resort.

    I'd stay in the Navy, put in your 20 years, and retire. Then get a fun part-time job just to fill the time.
    If it's worth doing, it's worth OVERdoing.

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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyZ View Post
    While there is still time, I wouldn't go into IT if I were you. Unless you want to live in India or China or wherever is the cheapest place to outsource jobs to.

    There are skeleton IT crews in most American companies now to handle the hardware, but 80% of my company's IT was outsourced to India. Using the local guys is the absolute last resort.

    I'd stay in the Navy, put in your 20 years, and retire. Then get a fun part-time job just to fill the time.

    Very well said !

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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Yeah easier said then done, When you have a wife and son and your only home for like 2 to 3 months out of the year and that isn't all at once it makes it really hard. But this still helps me guys, I know I must pick a different field to work in. thanks for the comments.
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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    I would look into doing VMWare Fusion. Best of both worlds. I do litigation technology, so I'm half IT and half paralegal (I have degrees in both). So the Fusion aspect works quite nicely.

    Plus you have the added benefit of a VM Ubuntu or Linux. For you to succeed above everyone else, you need to go home after class (or in my case, work) and take a beater computer, and hose it on purpose, look under the hood as it were. Then fix it. BUT, with that being said, back up all critical data! Often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG1287 View Post
    I have a little under two years left in the Navy...
    Thank you for your service!

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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiDE View Post
    Thank you for your service!
    Appreciate to hear it, we get tired of hearing the news spit on us all the time.
    Soon to be getting Macbook and 32 GB Ipod touch
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    Can you not get the Navy to put you on an IT course?.

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    Buying my first mac, going to go to school to be a IT?
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    Well there is the IT field in the Navy but they where not taking anyone when I went to change my job, so I went Gas turbine system mechanic (much better than my last job). I would like to just be able to be home more to help raise my son. I have money the navy is giving me to go to college when I get out that I paid into when I first came in. From some of the research I have done that I didnt know is there are many fields in the IT world and not all of them are going to india. I will be able to pay for it just have to find the school. My main qusetions was having problems using a mac in a school that primarliy will be working on window based systems.
    Soon to be getting Macbook and 32 GB Ipod touch
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