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Newbie and lots of work ahead

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aLf99 Calculating status...
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Mar 11, 2013 5:57 PM

Just ordered an new rMBP.  It will arrive soon.  I bought the 8 Ram, 512 SSHD, 15".  Many questions...

 

1) is the SSHD all that it's cracked up to be?

 

2) I will need Windows, should I go 7 or 8?

 

3) Paralells good?

 

4) Is there a "cheat sheet" available to do the Win/Par install?

 

5) Do you install Windows based programs then through the open window of Windows?

 

6) Any good websites available for a guy like me switching over?  I know I made the right choice, I'm just overwhelmed at the work that lies ahead.

 

I'm sure this stuff is old hat for you guys, and it will be for me in a few months.  Be gentle.  I'm good with computers just never dated a MAC before.

 

Regards,

 

Tim

MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,745 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 6:04 PM (in response to aLf99)

    OK, I'll see if I can help:

     

    1) Yes, the flash storage is as fast or faster than most SSDs on the market

     

    2) At present, Apple only supports Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I'm sure that it's just a matter of time before Windows 8 is supported.

     

    3) I use Parallels 8 to run Windows 7 Pro on my MBP - I much prefer it to Boot Camp but then I only use it primarily for Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat Pro - nothing heavy-duty.

     

    4) Not sure what you mean by this...

     

    5) Using either Parallels or Boot Camp, you just install apps as you would normally on any Windows machine.

     

    6) http://www.apple.com/support/macbasics/ should give you some pointers.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton

  • Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6 (11,650 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to aLf99)

    Welcome, congratulations on your new Mac book Pro! Take a look at his link for information that will help you understand the Mac to Windows.  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2514

     

    If you need to move data from a Windows PC take a look at this link, http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2518

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