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My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 06, 2007 07:49PM
I asked (and received-thanks!) some advice for my brother who was looking at switching from his 15+ years of Windows (ab)use to a Mac.

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Well, he gave me a call friday afternoon and said his brand spankin' new Mac Pro was just delivered and if I was free, to drop by and help him set it up. 20 minutes later I was kicking down his door.

This was my first hands on experience with a Mac Pro, and I'm very impressed! What a FAST-FAST-FAST machine the Mac Pro is! He did a BTO directly from Apple and went with the middle of the road processor with a Radeon X1900 XT video card, extra optical drive, plus bluetooth keyboard/mouse.

We played around with it for what seemed like an hour, but when I checked the time, it was almost six hours later! I told him that I should take it home with me for a few days, just to make sure everything was working ok, but he wouldn't have any part of that. Heh.

I was considering going with a 24" iMac (or 30" iMac if one is released), for my next machine but now I may have to reconsider.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: February 06, 2007 07:51PM
Nice. He made a great choice with his BTO. I am envious.



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Re: My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: February 06, 2007 07:52PM
By the way. That drawing of Kyle looks a lot like Wil Wheaton.



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Re: My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 06, 2007 07:54PM
Oh --- he switched computing platforms. I thought you meant switched teams perhaps.
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Re: My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 06, 2007 08:09PM
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Carthaigh
By the way. That drawing of Kyle looks a lot like Wil Wheaton.

Heh! Good call!



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 06, 2007 08:28PM
wow --- cash leader!

he needs more ram ASAP -- about $350 for another 2 gigs

coulda saved $70 by getting his own second burner (or skipped it all together), and i hate the apple kb/mouse, but to each his own =)





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Re: My brother FINALLY switched!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 06, 2007 08:39PM
And you remembered to download InCrease, and get that puppy folding for team 38910, right?

RIGHT?

grinning smiley



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