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  1. #1
    I was bullied into it

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    I was bullied into it
    Well kind of bullied into it my pc laptop crapped out on me and I didn't have cash on hand for a replacement. So my mother, being the kind soul that she is told me I could buy a new one on her best buy charge as long as i payed it off promptly.

    So I go and pick her up and we drive to best buy and she makes a bee line for the apple area. I tell her no way I'm not spending all that money on a computer an argument ensues, needless to say I had to have a computer and she wasn't going to allow a pc to be charged on her account. So me being cheap grab the cheapest one a mac book this starts another argument about the benefits of the pro, so needless to say she one that one to.

    So in the end i i got a mac book pro with the i5 processor and I have to say that it is the most well put together laptop i have ever owned. I'm still triing to wrap my hands OSX but I seem to be figuring it out.

    I just thought some of you would get a kick out of story of my forced conversion to the Mac.

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    I was bullied into it
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    Well...you don't hear too many stories of this nature (being forced into a Macintosh by the person funding the purchase)...so I hope that you grow to enjoy the experience!!!

    - Nick

    p.s. Make sure you pay Mom back quickly!
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I was bullied into it
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    Nice mom, now don't forget to pay for it! LOL Enjoy the new MBP and welcome to the forum.
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    I was bullied into it
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    I hope you remember to thank your mother and tell her that she was right after all!

    Every (well almost) convertee comes to love the world of mac. Sure a few things are different than over in the other place but when you discovered this forum you also discovered a wealth of knowledge and support from the very helpful community here. Welcome!
    Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you get.

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    I was bullied into it
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    Good on ya mum and welcome to the forum macrothesblack . . . Its very obvious now what i have been told all these years is true, that Mothers Always Knows Best lol and seems your mother does. Well done nice purchase.
    Now seeing you say your still coming to grips with it, have a look at these links as im sure they will help you out some.
    Welcome and enjoy

    And look at these Apps that a lot of us use everyday


    Adium ~ Chat Client
    Growl Notifications
    SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner ~ Both make bootable copies of your HD
    HandBrake ~ Video Converting
    Burn ~ As it says A Burning App
    Transmission ~ p2p client
    Skitch ~ Screen capture and more
    VLC ~ Video player that plays most codecs and does a lot more
    Perian and Flip4Mac Makes watching certain codecs easier ... This is Essential IMHO
    Audacity ~ Play with Music App
    CandyBar ~ Mods all your icons, and dock
    MainMenu or Oynx ~ Does the same as Disk utility only more thorough
    Quicksilver ~ Works like Spotlight but way way better and does so much more
    StuffitExpander ~ Opens Zip and rar files and more
    Lil Snitch ~ Firewall type App that looks at your incoming and outgoing traffic
    and last but certainly not least .....
    AppTrap ~ Once installed it sits in System Preferences and deletes all associated files of anything that you put in the trash ...
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

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    I was bullied into it
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    wah wah wah!!!! My mommy would only by me the best stuff, and I hate the taste of silver spoons! wah wah wah!!!

    Anyway, grats on the MBP. you will see the benefits soon enoug.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    I was bullied into it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    wah wah wah!!!! My mommy would only by me the best stuff, and I hate the taste of silver spoons! wah wah wah!!!
    Ha ha...I sort of forgot about that "angle"...("I needed a new computer...and all my mom would buy me was a Mac!")

    - Nick

    p.s. Sorry OP...couldn't resist.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I was bullied into it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    wah wah wah!!!! My mommy would only by me the best stuff, and I hate the taste of silver spoons! wah wah wah!!!

    Anyway, grats on the MBP. you will see the benefits soon enoug.
    Don't make fun while you misspell words.

    Anyway, being that you a college student with a limited amount of funds, I understand her choice. Its comes down to basics. Sure, she could have helped you buy the cheap $700 PC, but chances are you would have been back there next year doing the same thing. So ... Spend 2000 dollars once, or 700 dollars 3 or 4 times. You bought a quality product that you will most likely graduate with.

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    I was bullied into it
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    Ah, the "sultan of syntax" up there... Wow, has humor just up and gone from the interwebs? Chill out.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    I was bullied into it
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    Is your mother taking applications for additional children?
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    I was bullied into it

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    As a follow up I have to say I am really enjoying the lap top.

    Its almost payed for too!

    Sorry she isn't take applications at this time.

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    I was bullied into it
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    Glad you are enjoying the laptop!

    Your mom gave you a lesson in "tough love" there, but the key word I think is LOVE.

    Bravo to you too for being versatile enough to take on another operating system that was "out of your comfort zone." Do let us know if you have any questions.

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    I was bullied into it
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    Jeeez, I had to use my tax return and part of a student loan to buy mine! :-D
    Mid 2010 MBP 2.53 GHz i5, 4GB RAM || iPhone 4 16 GB iOS 4.3 (not jailbroken) || Amazon Kindle (graphite display) || HP Netbook running Win7 or Ubuntu || Various iPods
    *Macintosh, MACintosh, or M.A.C.intosh. Which one looks correct? *

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    I was bullied into it
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekilierdonut View Post
    Jeeez, I had to use my tax return and part of a student loan to buy mine! :-D
    I had to give up my right lung, donate plasma to afford mine. Hahaha

    But seriously, had it not been for the release of the MBP refresh I would have only filed my tax returns 11 days ago.

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    I was bullied into it
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    You had it lucky! There were 150 of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road!

    Oh wait ...

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