Sunday, August 14, 2005

I'm just like Pretty Woman

You know in Pretty Woman, when Vivian tries to shop in Rodeo Drive, and those bitches won't serve her. Well that was us. Except we weren't buying clothes, or grasping wads of cash, or in fact prostitutes trying to tart ourselves up.

We were just a young family trying to buy a nice little iBook.

I spent the morning doing some hardcore research on Alan's recommendation. Everything persuaded me the iBook was the way to go, and how exciting as they're brand new out this month. So we went out to Harvey Norman (I'm much better at being a bitch and bartering in those big stores), and I got the chap to knock $100 off, and he went out back to get it, and they DIDN'T HAVE ONE. He claimed it was gone, but the guy at Noel Leemings said nobody has them in yet, so I'll try MagnumMac tomorrow.

I'm very excited. I played with the one in the shop a lot, and people kept looking at me like they wished I'd move. No way Jose - that baby is mine.

7 comments:

Alan said...

Sorry, I should have said to go to Magnummac anyway - the specialists are almost always better to deal with. And unlike some of the specialists, MM usually has stuff in stock to play with, and for when things go wrong they've got a perfectly competent repair department.

Just remember though that none of your existing software will run on the Mac, and you may need some assistance in migrating your data across (old emails etc etc). For example, you'll need to buy a new Mac license for MS Office...

It's a big step, moving to Mac. But worth it. Now, have this nice glass of Kool-Aid.

Mandy said...

You can get a programme called Virtual PC, through which you can run Windows programmes on a Mac. And translation software (I've been using MacLinkPlus Deluxe for years) which converts most PC email attachments to Mac-friendly versions.
Enjoy!

Martha said...

I was hoping OpenOffice might do the trick - for free!

We're going to keep the PC in the sleepout anyway, so if I need to do some assignments it will have MS Word and be a bit more comfortable to sit at.

And Alan, I was just keen there and then. MagnuMac is actually cheaper than the big stores anyway - if only by $11. At this point I'm just not sure there are any in the country anyway.

ben.run said...

Open Office will do pretty much everything that MS Office can do. But it is slower (well the PC version is slower, I don't know about the Mac one), and it is not as beautiful looking. However it is free, so that's a plus!

Ben.

Alan said...

The Mac version is even less good looking. And a fit word processor really helped me with my essays.

Lippy said...

Snap! I just gave my big ol' PC the flick too and finally went to a laptop. Best thing I've ever done. Couldn't go Mac because the conversion cost would be too high, even though they are just soooo sexy. One day maybe.

Martha said...

Ordered it today!