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Is there anything special about computers that run OS X? I was thinking about get a Mac Book Pro, however, I have no interest in OS X. I like the notebook because of the system specs, quality, reliability, and customer service rating. However, I would prefer just put Vista (Don't plan on getting the notebook until March/April).<br><br>
So the questions is. Can I get a Mac Book Pro and swap out OS X with Vista.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is there anything special about computers that run OS X? I was thinking about get a Mac Book Pro, however, I have no interest in OS X. I like the notebook because of the system specs, quality, reliability, and customer service rating. However, I would prefer just put Vista (Don't plan on getting the notebook until March/April).<br><br>
So the questions is. Can I get a Mac Book Pro and swap out OS X with Vista.</div>
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My understanding is that as of right now, there are some issues with Vista running on the Apple hardware, but it should be fixed by the time Vista hits shelves. XP works perfectly fine with no problems what so ever, however, so I would asume that when they get the Vista problem fixed, it will work fine as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You can, but you'd be a complete fool to do so.</div>
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Hey, he likes Windows, let him be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> OS X isnt for everyone.<br><br>
However, if you havnt tried OS X, I would at least give it a try and see what you think. It comes free with the computer, so it cant hurt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey, he likes Windows, let him be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> OS X isnt for everyone.<br><br>
However, if you havnt tried OS X, I would at least give it a try and see what you think. It comes free with the computer, so it cant hurt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"></div>
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The only reason there's so many OS X and Linux fanboys is because they've all tried Windows and know there's something better out there. I've personally never seen an Windows fanboy.
 

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The reason I say he is a fool is not for putting windows on it, its for putting mac with windows. Gross.
 

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MS bashers are just like another group of bashers, however because this forum has no politics involved, I will leave that out.<br><br>
Everyone says how bad Windows is, they complain about everything Microsoft and other big companies do. However, I find Windows to be a good OS. Sure it is not the best OS there could be, but what is perfect.<br><br>
I will certainly try OS X out. However, I am just not that enthusiastic about it because of compatibility issues and familiarity issues.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yeah hes contaminating perfectly good hardwhare</div>
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XD Im dieing of laughter.<br><br><br>
That hardware probably feels as if its an HONOR to have windows on it.
 

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the only reason many osx and linux users also have to use windows is because the software isnt avalible on linux or osx. I only use windows for games
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">XD Im dieing of laughter.<br><br><br>
That hardware probably feels as if its an HONOR to have windows on it.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">MS bashers are just like another group of bashers, however because this forum has no politics involved, I will leave that out.<br><br>
Everyone says how bad Windows is, they complain about everything Microsoft and other big companies do. However, I find Windows to be a good OS. Sure it is not the best OS there could be, but what is perfect.<br><br>
I will certainly try OS X out. However, I am just not that enthusiastic about it because of compatibility issues and familiarity issues.</div>
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I'll help you out. Feel free to PM me. Always here to help out a fellow Mac user.
 

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but back 2 the point when vista comes out boot camp will probly support vista quite soon after. and all os's have there good points and bad points some more than others.....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">but back 2 the point when vista comes out boot camp will probly support vista quite soon after. and all os's have there good points and bad points some more than others.....</div>
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I agree. Apple made a smart bussiness move with BootCamp, whether you personaly agree with it or not, so they'd be crazy to not include Vista support once it comes out.
 

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I'd just buy a PC laptop if you really dont plan on using OS X(which is god for Unix geeks like me)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I'd just buy a PC laptop if you really dont plan on using OS X(which is god for Unix geeks like me)</div>

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</div>You missed the point. I can't find and PC notebooks that have system configurations, reliability and custom service like Apple.<br />
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You simply cannot touch Lenovo (IBM) or Apple. Lenovo is more designed for a workstation / top-end business user. I really like what Apple puts in their systems.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I agree. Apple made a smart bussiness move with BootCamp, whether you personaly agree with it or not, so they'd be crazy to not include Vista support once it comes out.</div>

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</div>Its not bootcamp not supporting it, it had something to do with the Apple hardware its self. The guy I know thought it would be fixed soon, though.
 

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What's perfect?<br />
Linux with XGL!<br />
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(Srry.. couldn't resist)<br />
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And I believe it with IBM! I STILL use my T23 lappie.. (1.2Ghz P3, 30Gig HD) OLD and runs GREAT
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">You missed the point. I can't find and PC notebooks that have system configurations, reliability and custom service like Apple.<br />
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You simply cannot touch Lenovo (IBM) or Apple. Lenovo is more designed for a workstation / top-end business user. I really like what Apple puts in their systems.</div>

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</div>Do you have a link to where this information was compiled from? I don't disagree with any of the information, but I'd like some credibility.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Do you have a link to where this information was compiled from? I don't disagree with any of the information, but I'd like some credibility.</div>

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</div><a href="http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4600" target="_blank">http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4600</a><br />
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My personal story can describe the quality of Lenovo's tech support.<br />
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My dad's T60p had a plastic piece of the frame fall into the monitor. He called tech support, and they overnighted him a pre-paid box. He put his T60p in, gave the number on the box a call, and 1.5 hours later a guy came a picked it up. (That was Friday around 4:30 PM). Monday morning at 8AM the same guy was back with the computer. Not only had Lenovo replaced the monitor, they replaced the harddrive that had a suspected faulty component, put a new battery in (everyone knows about the battery problems), and updated the BIOS and all the drivers. When you get all that, and a 60 hour turnaround, that is service....
 
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