After a week of anxiously waiting, today, March 26, 2007 I am officially a Mac user. The Macbook Pro 2.33 ghz 120 gig hd 15" (MBP) arrived together with the other items which I ordered from Amazon. I will not delve into the unboxing process as thousands of those already exist on the web. Suffice it to say that the following items arrived in pristine condition:
- Macbook Pro 2.33 ghz 120 gig hd 15"
- wireless mighty mouse
- battery geek Apple adapter
- Waterfield sleeve case for the MBP
You might have noticed that there is a delay from the arrival of the items and the actual posting of this blog. This is primarily due to the hectic schedule which I had to balance between work and playing with the extremely gorgeous MBP.
I have been playing with it the past four days and I have installed pretty much all of the softwares that I currently need. Here is a rundown of all the softwares I have installed:
Mac OS X
- Office for Mac
- Photoshop CS2
- Ecto (blogging engine)
- Toast Titanium
- Acrobat Pro 7.0
- Huawei E220 HSDPA driver (Globe Visibility)
Microsoft XP Pro
- Text Aloud
- Office 2007 (mainly for Outlook)
- Activesync (to sync Dopod 838)
- Dragon Speaking Naturally 8.0
- Adobe Lightroom 1.0
- Mindmanager 6
- O2M (outlook to mac converter)
- Zone Alarm
- AVG Free 7.5
Thus far, I have managed to have all of the above softwares working without a hitch. It was only with Dragon Speaking Naturally 8.0 that I experienced some snags. I went through at least three different headsets before I finally got it to work. I am now using a Logitech Premium USB 350 headset and it works flawlessly with DNS. I just have to be careful that I attach the headset first while in Mac OS X before firing up XP under Parallels.
The MBP is even more enjoyable to use when attached to my 42" Hitachi Plasma TV.
It goes without saying that my experience so far with the Mac OS X has been nothing short of outstanding!