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I would cut my wrists if I got accepted to a school only to figure out I had to buy a Mac >_<
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Hahaha this for sure, I've heard that a couple times on these forums recently.

@op Why exactly did you have to buy a mac? That's a huge investment for a college student. A Mac costs more then my tuition lol.
both please remember osx bashing is not allowed, AND dont bash it till youve tried it. for some its a great alternative.
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post #12 of 23
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Read op, he paid $190 for it.
Bc he traded in his old one, money out is still similar. He did get a good deal, being upgraded to the newest model for 200 bux.


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both please remember osx bashing is not allowed, AND dont bash it till youve tried it. for some its a great alternative.
I have tried it actually. I installed lion on both my boss' macs and snow leopard on my gf's.
I do like the os, I was saying the requirement of a Mac for a college student is ludicrous. the price is way to high.
Edited by Grief - 8/27/11 at 10:38pm
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post #13 of 23
my sister went to a school that was similar to this.. however they were given their macs and weren't allowed to get a new one for many years.. by the time they offered an upgrade, she was rockin' a laptop from 2004 when it was 2008. Became expensive when her warranty was gone and her screen cost more than the laptop.
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Bc he traded in his old one, money out is still similar.

Thread title is "Just got my first mac!"
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post #15 of 23
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So for school we got Macs, and I upgraded to a Macbook Pro 13". It's the 2011 model and I know basically nothing about OSX. I just saw that we aren't allowed to update the OS or anything without it being like approved from the school and stuff which kind of sucks, but $190 for a macbook pro and case can't be beat! My question is are there any programs you guys suggest downloading? It came with boot camp so I already have win7 on it also. Also which internet browser is the best on osx? Thanks guys!
That is crap that you cannot update the OS without them approving it. I would just tell them to go shove it and update it anyways.

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post #16 of 23
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Thread title is "Just got my first mac!"
That's a good point. I'm sure the cost is still factored into the tuition.
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Congrats on getting your first Mac. I'm very happy with my first Mac purchase, a 2010 MacBook Air 11.6" which I'm using to type this. School discounts are always nice and $190 for a 2011 MacBook Pro 13.3" is sweet. With my Air I use Firefox since that's what I use with my sig rig. I also use this PDF Browser Plugin so they display right in the web page. With my sig rig I use Foxit reader but there isn't currently any Mac plugin for that.
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I would cut my wrists if I got accepted to a school only to figure out I had to buy a Mac >_<
I could have gotten a normal iMac for free except I got a macbook pro for $190.. Not complaining

Also I'm sure it was added into my tuition, lol but if I decide to drop out or transfer I have to either give it back or pay for the rest of it.
Edited by vitality - 8/28/11 at 8:28pm
 
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I could have gotten a normal iMac for free except I got a macbook pro for $190.. Not complaining

Also I'm sure it was added into my tuition, lol but if I decide to drop out or transfer I have to either give it back or pay for the rest of it.
oh yeah, it'll be in your tuition.
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I only have a Mac, as I use it daily for Xcode and Photoshop. It's funny, the only 'critical' app I have found is "Caffeine" for Mac. It's a small utility that overrides your system settings temporarily on power use, effectively keeping your computer from sleeping until you click the coffee mug. It's wonderful, and I believe they now threw it on the App store. Yeah, you can make the changes yourself, but this way you don't have to keep going in and out of your pref panes.
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