This isn’t the first Mac I’ve had. I had one back a few years ago. It was a Mac IIci (gotta check that) and I had it when System 6 was changing to System 7. Yup, a while ago. I had it at the same time I had a PC (386SX). I was working for a University and had to help people with either platform. This was around 1990, and I had them until around ’95.
I also had one from a company I worked for. A 2008 Macbook (aluminum). I’m still using that one – gotta move off of it. Not that I was really “on it” in the first place. Mostly a test cace to see if I like it or not. Used it for about 4 years. I’ve done some Lightroom on it as well as the normal web surfing and email. Not much else, tho. Upgraded the RAM to max (8G) and replaced the HDD with a hybrid (1TB) and then an SSD (240GB). Still a very usable system.
I started searching for a used Macbook Pro (or MBP as I’ve seen others call them). I wanted it to have Retina, maxed out RAM and a decent amount of storage. Lots out there for between $2K and 2.5K
So I bought a used Mac from a buddy of mine. He wanted to upgrade to the newest/latest/greatest Macbook Pro.
This is where I’m going to document some of the trials and tribulations and questions and frustrations that I am going to have. Macs are easy-ish to use, but they’re not well documented and it seems that there’s a lot of stuff that gets passed around via word of mouth and not in manuals.