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Thread: 2011 R1200 RT Repair/Workshop Manual Downloads?

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    Registered User mneblett's Avatar
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    I'm primarily a Win/PC guy; been building PCs from parts since Intel 386SX/Windows 286 days. I have all Windows units at home and office, except for the MBP.

    I probably would not have looked twice at an Apple due to the cost difference and the "comfort" with Windows (warts and all), but I purchased a MBP for my wife to use for its "simple" OS. I've found that OSX as has matured, I can do almost everything I need in OSX, the multi-finger gestures on the touchpad make it easier/faster to do it, and the closed/sandboxed approach to maintaining control of the hardware and software environment results in a very stable/reliable platform. Combined with the top-level hardware (Unibody Aluminum chassis, wonderfully smooth touchpad), I'm starting to sip the fruit-flavored KoolAid.

    And from what I've seen of Windows 8 previews, there appears to be even more reason to shift to OSX!
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    The Repair Manual DVD and GS-911 software are the primary reasons I use BootCamp on my MacBook Pro (I'm too cheap to pay for a Windows virtualization program like Parallels). As infrequently as I use it, having to reboot between the OS's is not a problem to me.

    Rep rom = Repair Manual on CD-(now DVD-)ROM.
    Oracle VirtualBox is free and does a fine job for things like the RepROM and GS-911 applications. You can even copy and paste between the window that is your virtual PC and the windows that are your native Mac applications. Example:


    Started writing code for the X86 processors in 1986 and never looked back. The Apple/Mac platform has such a small market share writing for it never made sense.
    Apple/Mac uses intel chips belonging to what most consider part of the X86 family of processors. For hard core techies Mach/FreeBSD lies under OS X. It's usually pretty trivial to build your favorite BSD/Linux apps to run on a Mac, too.

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    I got my first pc in 1983 and never thought I'd own a Mac. Have used pretty much everything from DEC and Wang stuff to Xerox, etc and more programs than I've got hairs.
    But in 2008 I bought a Mac after getting totally disgusted with Vista. a true POS rejected by pretty much every business in the country. And while 7 fixed some of the problems of Vista, I'll make you a bet the 8 will push yet more Microsoft users to Apple products and backfire for MS.
    Latest computer at our place is a MacAir with SSD. There are plenty of things about Mountain Lion I still don't like and despite myth one does need to be security conscious and use appropriate AV protection but in general a Mac is easier to live with than a pc. The MacAir has a better screen and keyboard than most any pc...

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