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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 11:24 AM   #1
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Just bought an MBP, Dell & Thinkpad go on eBay

Well the latest announcement from Apple about Boot Camp finally pushed me over the edge. There is officially no reason for me to hang on to any of my PC's anymore. I pulled the trigger a minute ago and placed an order for the 2 Ghz MPB with a 7200 rpm drive. I purchased an iMac for me Mum last year but have been stuck on the Windows train for professional reasons. No more!

My Dell and trusty Thinkpad T40 are going on eBay. I think that Apple will experience a surge in orders today there are going to be a lot of people in the same boat as me.

Rock on Apple!!
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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Congratulations! I will probably order mine soon; it will be an I got a job + Birthday + Graduation Present from me to me.

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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the Mac Intel group...lol. Hurray, I can finally get rid of my Windoze laptop and run just one machine. The bad part is having to pay 250 dollars for a full version of Windows XP Pro.
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #4
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I already own a Student copy of Windows XP Pro. No need for me to purchase another copy.
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #5
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Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the Mac Intel group...lol. Hurray, I can finally get rid of my Windoze laptop and run just one machine. The bad part is having to pay 250 dollars for a full version of Windows XP Pro.
but that $250 is for the retail version which gets you 3 free support calls to M$
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #6
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Win xp home is cheaper, its $130 why not get the home, the difference is small to none (for consumer use).
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #7
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Yea I agree, get home edition, the pro version is overkill unless you're in a large enterprise and need to get the really advanced management features.
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #8
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You can get Win XP Pro on NCIX (OEM package) for $150 (or I did a few days ago anyway) - Does a MBP qualify for OEM LOL
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 01:14 PM   #9
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Are you guys sure about those prices? I believe we require the full versions not the upgrade versions. Where can I get a full version of XP Home edition for $130. Thanks.
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #10
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tigerdirect.ca has OEM xp home for $115 and OEM xp pro for $178
i would recommend pro vs. home
well worth $60 for the networking and stability alone
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