[Novalug] OT MacBook
varokan at MovingSatellites.com
Sat Aug 16 15:03:25 EDT 2008
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I just saved a lot of money by spending more on a larger model.
But yeah 33% off for the refurbished HW is a good deal. Still the price
and spec does not match what I enjoy with Linux.
On a lighter note: Chat with sales guy online:
SG > Great, enjoy your new Macbook.
Me > I stay with my beloved Linux, Macbook is for wife. Have a great day.
So now I can start porting QDVDAuthor to Mac :)
Dave Aronson wrote:
> Varol Okan wrote:
>> Question, are there any special events where I can get some type of
>> rebate ?
> One thing I've heard of is that you can join the Mec Developers Group,
> and get discounts that will save you a lot more than the membership
> costs. I haven't looked into it myself, so take with salt.
>> Is there anything else I need to be aware of as a first time Mac buyer ?
> Don't get extra RAM from Apple, or it will cost an arm and THREE legs.
> Buy RAM elsewhere, MAKING SURE IT'S COMPATIBLE (which used to be very
> tricky, especially for things like the 1.25GHz Powerbook I'm typing this
> on), and install it yourself, or if there are warranty concerns, have a
> certified pro do it.
>> Can I buy at E.g. Best Buy or should I go to an Apple store ?
> Apple rules pricing with an iron fist. Stores may be allowed to have an
> occasional sale, but standard pricing will be precisely the same
> anywhere you go, except perhaps on returns, refurbished units, or maybe
> obsolete units about to be replaced with a new model. Taxes, shipping,
> service, convenience, and price of anything else you want with it, make
> the difference.
> It will also be a frequently different way of working, just like
> switching from Windows to Linux. I switch between all three (and more)
> often enough that I rarely hit the wrong key any more, but I still
> mentally think of the command-key as Alt, even though that word appears
> on a different key....
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