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edit on the go

I'm in the process of switching from using Microsoft Windows and I'm headed to Apple land... We have replaced our over four year old HP nc8320 laptop, and will be replacing our desktop in the coming months (waiting for Apple to update the Mac Pro).


I've used Microsoft product since MS-DOS 3.3, and have been a career IT person for over fifteen years (mostly as a server systems engineer designing mostly Microsoft systems), and while I will continue to keep up on MSFT stuff and continue to use them for the technology side of my work life, at home... I'm pretty much finished with Microsoft. While OS-X has some issues, it's a far nicer system to use (all the power of UNIX with the best UI I've ever seen) especially if you want to do photo or video editing.


Gear in the Frame:

Apple 15" MacBook Pro

Core i5 2.4Ghz. CPU (not worth spending the $$ on the Core i7, especially when this won't be my primary editing machine and especially when $300 only buys me 10% more performance)

4GB of RAM (going to 8GB pretty quick)

500GB 7200RPM Segate Momentus XT Hard Drive (this is a great drive that comes with a 4GB SSD cache)

High Res Screen (but not the Anti-Glare screen, clients love looking at images on the glossy screen)


G-Tech G Drive mini 500GB Hard Drive

Wacom Intuos 3 4" x 6" Tablet

Gretagmacbeth Eye-One Display 2 Colorimeter

Calumet UDMA Firewire CF Reader

Apple Magic Mouse

Garmin eTrex Summit HC



OS-X 10.6.4

Windows 7 Ultimate (running inside of VMWare Fusion)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe CS5 Design Extended

RoboGeo (Run under Windows 7 for geotagging)

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Taken on July 11, 2010