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Mac vs PC – What to do after you have made the switch

So you have made that move, switched from a Windows machine to a new Mac. Maybe not you, but I did make that switch, and so far I have loved it. Loved it so much from an operating system and hardware standpoint I will not be going back. Making that switch though, you look for your familiar applications, what you use on a daily basis. Anymore a lot of items are universal, they make a version for Windows and a version for your Mac. There are a few out there still though that you need to find something similar. Some of them you may end up liking more. We’ll go over a few of those apps that are different, and a few similar or the same. But I will share that switch experience with you all and give you some direction on where to point your browser.

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The Ol’ Switcharoo – PC User Switches to Mac

Having expendable income is a rarity in my life, so rare that it never happens. Having expendable income, a coupon for 20% off all laptops at Amazon.com, and the need to upgrade my four year old laptop is a sign from Odin, Zeus, or maybe Cthulhu that it is time to buy. In my search for what laptop I would like to own I narrowed it down to a mega gaming rig and a Macbook Pro. I have been an avid PC gamer for many years but as I have aged and since abandoning MMORPGs the need for a gaming rig has decreased a lot. I have been a fanboy of my iPhone and an envious iPad wanter for some time but to take the plunge into buying a true Apple computer. That is a big choice. I haven not used a Mac since high school. They were pretty freaking terrible back then too. Jumping from Windows 7 to OSX Snow Leopard, how hard would that be

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Summer is Approaching, Time to Find an Internship or Job

It’s that time of year again. Temperature on the rise, pants getting pleasingly shorter, free time increasing, money situation low. Well "Snoop Doggy Dogg", it’s time you got yourself a "jobby job". It’s not the best of times out there, especially for youngins on the come up. Unemployment for teens and young folk, students, is something like three times the national rate. Which is hovering in the crapper as is, something like 8-9%. Options are few and there are a lot of people out there aiming to take the jobs that you would normally be able to get during the summer to help pay for your long break from reality. Hopefully I can drop some knowledge on you with a few tips on how you might be able to land a summer job or internship to get you through til the shroud of school blankets you from the real world that us folks get to deal with all year full time.

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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 7

Here we are, the 7th and final part of the ‘How to Rip a CD Like a Pro’ series. It has been a long road but I think it is a road that is well worth traveling. You can now rip your CDs and enjoy a great sounding file. So lets finish up the rest of the ripping guide and the settings for MP3 rips. I’ll stop talking and we’ll get this over with!

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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 6

Holy crap, this CD ripping guide is going on forever! It seems like a while ago I started this guide and were getting to the actual ripping part! We’ve gone over setting everything up in the settings to rip your disk to FLAC files and form this point we’re going to let you know how to save those settings to a profile and the starting steps in ripping the files. So let’s get to it!

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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 5

Welcome back to part five of my series on ripping CD’s like a professional. We’re going over all of the options for setting up your CD drive. This is a fairly odd thing to have to do you would think, but it is important to do so to ensure the quality of your rips.

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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 4

Welcome to part four of the insanely long and drawn out series on ripping your old CD’s at a near professional level. You can go back to part three if you’re missing where we’re starting off here.

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How to Rip a CD Like a Pro – Part 3

Welcome back to Part 3 of my ongoing series on ripping those old CD’s like a professional, you can view Part 2 here. You are probably surprised at the number of steps it takes to get a good audio rip of your CDs, I was too when I first did this, but I am very glad that I took the time to learn. The end result is 100% worth it.

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