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17 November 2006 @ 03:04 pm
... joy ...  
My MacBook has arrived.

It's officially playtime. Hee.
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on November 17th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
L Alouisadkins on November 17th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
I keep giving it consideration; to go to a Mac or Linux. My main stopping points, right now, are (a) I shudder at the idea of a Win/Mac wireless Network [I have never had good luck getting the two platforms to easily talk to each other, though it has been years] and (b) all the software I have that is already Windows-specific. I still find myself considering getting a Mac for current, everyday use, and leaving this box alive with XP on it for some of my newer programs to be available... but that would mean a switch box, I think... gah! *gibber* I'm trying Linux on an alternate partition, and the drivers are not quite up to where need them to be...

Anyway, enjoy your new toy! *grins*
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 17th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
Well, remember that new Macs can dual boot to Windows so long as you have a copy of Windows to install in BootCamp.
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on November 18th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
That part's really, really tempting me. I think I may end up using my bonus check to go after a MacBook Pro if I can't shake the urge by then.
Traveler Farlander: ob_leeringtwfarlan on November 18th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
I for one am loving, absolutely loving the regular MacBook. I took a look at the Pros in our local Apple Store before deciding on this sweet little machine. It's a lot of computer, man. It's also a lot of money. If it's in your price range, they are quite choice machines. I will say, don't skimp on the hard drive. Get as big a HD as you can, especially if you plan on setting up a dual boot arrangement. MacOS X is taking up about 20 GBs direct from the factory these days.
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on November 18th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
The main reason I'm thinking Pro (and probably financing it, though I'd pay off likely more than half on my first payment), is that if I dual-boot it (which I will), I'll want to run games on it, and I have heard that the regular MacBook video card doesn't do so well on stuff like Dawn of War or City of Heroes.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 18th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh, heavens no. The graphics card on this baby isn't meant for handling high-powered video games. I wouldn't necessarily recommend trying to run Vista on it, either, considering Vista's reported graphics needs.

I financed this thing, actually. Good for my credit. It'll probably be paid of either with or before our tax return is processed.

Totally worth it.
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on November 18th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
*nods* I suspect that come March or so, I may well be...in trouble.

Especially if I haven't scratched the new iPod itch that I keep battling with.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 18th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
I hate to make this any harder on you, but the Apple Store we visited in a local mall had a bundle offer of the laptops with iPods. It might be worth checking into if that's something you want from Apple.
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on November 18th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hm. Were you able to finance it at the store, or is the financing only available online? There -is- an Apple store near me. Part of why I've not gone to look at one there was I didn't think I could open an apple credit account unless I bought through apple.com.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on November 18th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. I didn't do anything more in the store than just look at and handle the models I was considering. After I'd gotten a good tactile impression of them, I went home and processed an order with the online store.

My suggestion? Go to the Apple store near you and get a hands-on feel for what they're offering. Decide between the two screen sizes available on the Pro model. See if they're running any store-only deals. Most importantly, ask an Apple rep what your options are for opening an Apple Credit account. You may not need to even buy anything to start it; you might be able to open the credit account and THEN go shopping with it.
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on November 19th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have a suspicion that I may end up at the Apple Store next time I go to Easton...
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Traveler Farlander: ob_leeringtwfarlan on November 18th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Yes. Prior to this delivery, "playtime" was not a sanctioned status. As of today, we are authorized to go to Condition: Happy Happy Joy Joy.