dbt wrote:As of now I'm leaning towards the Macbook Pro (13 or 15 inch), primarily because of battery power, reliability (most friends say Macs don't freeze up like my PCs have), standard perks (camera, mic, etc.). Moreover, I haven't been really wowed by any of the non-Mac laptops, even though they often run for about the same price (especially after getting the anti-Virus software, etc.) The only things still holding me back are OneNote and the fact that I am already very familiar with the Windows OS. Also Windows 7 (which I'm downloading now) looks fantastic.
So now my question is, if I did go ahead and get a Macbook Pro, it is possible to partition the drive so that I can run the Mac's original operating system or Windows 7 whenever I want, right? And this would make it possible for me to run OneNote on Windows 7 (or is it, as someone said earlier, actually possible/easy to run OneNote on the Mac's OS?) That same question applies to taking law school exams.
I've had my MacBook for a few months now, it hasn't frozen once. When I use a desktop PC, or worse yet at laptop, it reminds me how much I love how nicely everything works on a MacBook, especially the track pad.
I use Boot Camp to run windows (you need a valid windows license). I use that to run Office 2007 and OneNote and it works very well. There are ways that most would consider better to do this such as parallels, but Boot Camp force me to open up a separate partition that I haven't put any distraction on so that when I open OneNote I won't get drawn away by Photoshop, AIM, games etc... I of course have the internet set-up, but no bookmarks. There a multiple options you could use to open OneNote without using Boot Camp and a separate partition which requires restarting. Just keep in mind you will need a copy of the windows operating system you want to use, OneNote and may need to purchase the MAC program to load the windows OS depending on what route you go.