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    Shall I keep the mac, or send it back . .

    Just got hold of a mac, thing is, I use my pc in work all the time and the transition is going to be long and hard, but I just love this mac, amazing to use. Love it. But I will need more software in order to keep it to the tune of abot £250 so I can use it in work.

    Argue . . .

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    Linux all the way :-p

    Keep the Mac

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    bigfoot100;7586061

    Linux all the way :-p



    Excellent, a totally useless comment lol. Linux = pants

    Thanks anyway for looking.

    [FONT=Verdana]Keep it, as you can use virtualisation software to run a Windows OS on it - either as a dual boot configuration or a virtual machine. In addition to that there are a number of software packages out there for Windows, which have an Mac OS X counterpart.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Definitely keep the Mac. Since I got one a few months ago, I haven't looked back.

    Don't listen to bigfoot, he's just jealous because he doesn't have one :thumbsup:

    yellowputty;7586120

    Definitely keep the Mac. Since I got one a few months ago, I haven't … Definitely keep the Mac. Since I got one a few months ago, I haven't looked back.Don't listen to bigfoot, he's just jealous because he doesn't have one :thumbsup:



    if he doesnt like it why would he have one?
    i dont know what logic you use but seems straight forward to me.

    imo sell it, any technology will depreciate quick and since your not using it as much as you PC, you might as well. and also because its a Mac, its technology will probably be worthless already.

    can buy a lot of tesco value stuff with it =P

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    Scotty Boy;7586119

    [FONT=Verdana]Keep it, as you can use virtualisation software to run a … [FONT=Verdana]Keep it, as you can use virtualisation software to run a Windows OS on it - either as a dual boot configuration or a virtual machine. In addition to that there are a number of software packages out there for Windows, which have an Mac OS X counterpart.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    I diddnt get on with dual booting, my OCD side diddnt like it!!

    I need to be mac or pc, lol.

    Basically, I use MS Publisher a lot, but I am sure pages can do most of what publisher can. I use Photoshop and Excel all the time, and it has to be compatible with the work machines which are using Windows. See my dilemma!!?? - So I will have to have office for mac and photoshop for mac, I do like windows 7 at the moment I must admit, and I could have done with a SD card reader in this mac.

    keep.

    Keep the Mac ..
    I transited to Mac a little while ago..wasn't sure about the platform so opted for the cheapest option
    a Mac Mini refurb & haven't looked back since
    I just got books/tutorials out of the local library to learn about macOS
    ..they had everything from "dummies for windows" ( i mean the other way round.)... to "mac for dummies" and loads in between
    I still like to keep a finger in the windows pie so currently running Win 7 virtualised

    The equipment is expensive but highly reliable because their hardware componentry for each particular model range is from a small pool of variant parts..therein lies their reliability

    Having said that I use a windows mobile... have been using the format for 10 years from the early pocket pc/ Windows Mobile Classic device to their present incarnation

    ..would never consider an iphone as they're not as versatile in my opinion!

    Yes I say defo Keep the Mac

    aircanman;7586221

    I diddnt get on with dual booting, my OCD side diddnt like it!! I need to … I diddnt get on with dual booting, my OCD side diddnt like it!! I need to be mac or pc, lol. Basically, I use MS Publisher a lot, but I am sure pages can do most of what publisher can. I use Photoshop and Excel all the time, and it has to be compatible with the work machines which are using Windows. See my dilemma!!?? - So I will have to have office for mac and photoshop for mac, I do like windows 7 at the moment I must admit, and I could have done with a SD card reader in this mac.



    [FONT=Verdana]If you have to run exactly the same software (including plug-ins, filters, etc, etc) then you would have to go down the route of using a Windows Computer System, especially if you don't want to consider a dual-boot scenario.

    The decision is pretty much yours to make at the end of the day but the dual-booting/running a virtual machine would have covered you in my book - at least if you do return it you'll have enough funds to purchase a high-end Windows system as well.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
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