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    Default Apple is converting me...
    Okay to start off, I have been a Windows user now for about 7 years now. I am a computer technician at a local high school. My whole family uses Windows. My point being, I am surrounded by Windows, but after using the iPhone and playing around on Mac Books at the Apple store, I am convinced that Mac is better than Windows. I am probably going to convert from Windows Vista to Mac (Mac Book Pro). I was wanting some help in the change. From people that use mac all the time. I want to know what to expect. I am also interested in the Boot Camp feature on Macs. How well does it work? Will Windows software work on it just like it would on a PC eventhough you are using Mac hardware? That type of stuff. So everyone is welcome to present me with some useful info about the conversion from Windows to Mac and soon there will be one more Mac user from Windows.

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    i started to like mac more now but i still a windows man
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    about a day to get used to osx.

    bootcamp is easy, works fine, and makes your mac into a windows box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amalone87 View Post
    Okay to start off, I have been a Windows user now for about 7 years now. I am a computer technician at a local high school. My whole family uses Windows. My point being, I am surrounded by Windows, but after using the iPhone and playing around on Mac Books at the Apple store, I am convinced that Mac is better than Windows. I am probably going to convert from Windows Vista to Mac (Mac Book Pro). I was wanting some help in the change. From people that use mac all the time. I want to know what to expect. I am also interested in the Boot Camp feature on Macs. How well does it work? Will Windows software work on it just like it would on a PC eventhough you are using Mac hardware? That type of stuff. So everyone is welcome to present me with some useful info about the conversion from Windows to Mac and soon there will be one more Mac user from Windows.
    I know what you mean. I just looked at the new iMac a couple days ago at my local Apple store, and I think I'm starting to get pushed over the edge as far as getting a Mac goes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
    about a day to get used to osx.

    bootcamp is easy, works fine, and makes your mac into a windows box.
    So if I installed windows xp or vista on a mac, I will still be able to use Windows programs?

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    yes. If you install Windows using BootCamp, its completely native. There is no questions of whether certain things will work, its running native on your hardware, so its... just... Windows.

    Which is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    yes. If you install Windows using BootCamp, its completely native. There is no questions of whether certain things will work, its running native on your hardware, so its... just... Windows.

    Which is nice.
    Is that what you have poetic? How's the skinning software coming?

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    Yup thats what I have.

    Skinning app is done. Just waiting on a couple server issues to be sorted. Patience, patience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    Yup thats what I have.

    Skinning app is done. Just waiting on a couple server issues to be sorted. Patience, patience.
    Okay I will be patient...I would love to see it tonight if possible...Maybe you can post some screenshots.

    Are you running XP or Vista? Does Vista run well? I am sorry for all the questions, but I will probably use some of both (OS X and XP/Vista) and since I am coming from windows, I might find myself using Windows more until I get used to OS X. How much different is OS X?

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    I used both XP and Vista. After a week of OS X I haven't opened Windows in close to a year. In fact, today I deleted my Windows partition completely. OS X is so much easier and more effective.
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    So you can have 2 windows partitions?

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    Sure with some tweaks, but I'm talking about at different times for me.
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    Oh okay...The last of my questions and that's all...What about drivers? Does Windows (Boot Camp) need drivers loaded or not? How easy is OS X to load if I wanted to do a fresh reload (the mac I am getting is used by my cousin)? Is it about the same as a windows reload? Or is it totally different?

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    A fresh OS X install is easier than a fresh Windows install. Insert disc, hold down c while the computer is starting up, and follow the instructions. And sure, Boot Camp includes the drivers, so you're good to go.
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    WOW! I'm excited!!! I am probably getting it around the first of September so I will let you know how it goes...I also know where to go for questions (if I have any). Thanks a lot for the info poetic. Keep up the great work!

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    Anytime.
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