You’ll need a computer

Going to seminary? You’ll need a computer.

I’ve gotta say that we’re a mac family… so we’re taking the 20 inch iMac and the (old) 15 inch powerbook (512 mb). However, I’d really like to get the 19 inch MacBook Pro with 4 gig upgrade… that would be pretty darn sweet. I could write some mean papers on that bad boy. Oh yeah!

Big issue with computers and seminary is that lots of bible programs don’t run on macs… Thank goodness for parallels. Running 2 OS’s at the same time is sweet. We’ve got it on the desktop and it works great. If you’re going to be running something hefty like BibleWorks, then you might want to think about boosting to the 4 gig of ram. That should be able to handle it. Down side… for all the money you’d drop on the Pro, XP, Parallels, and memory… well, lets be honest… you could buy a used car… but you can’t write a paper on a car, now can you?

What about you? Mac or PC? Ding Ding Ding… let the battle begin!

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  • I made the leap from PC to Mac last month, and it’s insane how much simpler my life has become. No frustrating waits to crank up and shut down. No aggravatingly obscure error messages. No fussing with wireless connections that don’t materialize. I have the 15-inch MacBook Pro with 4 GB RAM, and it is an amazing experience after years with a PC. Steve Jobs said that simplicity is the height of sophistication (or something like that). If you want to get actual work done instead of mess with a cranky computer, I highly recommend the Mac.

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