webster021 wrote:Thanks for the responses! I do need to run windows for the exam software....from the literature I got from my school it says my school is primarily a PC environment and says that for exams Mac users must have Leopard with Boot Camp and will need to purchase and install Windows.
Looks like I'm going with XP (I'll try to find it cheap somewhere like my bookstore) and then I'll upgrade to Windows 7 in October.
Ok so here's my shopping list, please let me know if there's something missing or wrong (please don't tell me it's "wrong" to buy a mac for all you pc lovers out there):
Macbook pro computer
Office 2008 for Mac
Omni note or one note (haven't decided on that one yet, I might also just use Word)
Also, do I need to buy anti-virus software?
I'm going to assume that your new computer will come with a year or two of antivirus.
If you need to buy it, I'd stay away from McAfee. It's crap. Maybe Norton too, unless you're getting that through your school since it's cheap/free.
There's some pretty good free antivirus programs out there, though I don't know of any for Mac. For Windows, AVG (http://free.avg.com/
) is what I use.