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Since I'm back in school. My new school wil allow me to use a laptop for educational purposes, but by Dad won't allow me to use my macbook pro for my classes. So how do I convince him?

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Invite a classmate to your house who uses his MacBook at school and show it to your dad. You have to be creative and convince him that you are capable of being at least as responsible as your classmate is.

I don't know how old you are, but if nobody else at your age gets to take their 1200-2300 dollar laptop to school, your dad is right and you're going to have to accept that.

What you can do then is convince him to buy a cheap PC laptop and then install OS X on it. There are lots of tutorials right here on InsanelyMac that you can follow.

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Nobody else uses a mac at my school, and I already tried installing OSX on my last HP laptop. Didn't work really well.

and I bought the mac myself.

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In any case my suggestion still stands, invite someone from your class to your house and show your dad how they use their laptop at school, how it lets them work more efficiently etc etc. Of course it doesn't have to be a Mac.

You have to think about what your dad is concerned about. Obviously he's worried about you losing your laptop and there's nothing you can do about that. But what you can do is show him, in person, how useful it is for school work, maybe that will convince him.

Action speaks louder than words.

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No my Dad just afraid it'll get damaged (because theres a few whack jobs at my school).Though I'm able to leave it with my homeroom teacher so it won't get damaged when I'm not using it.

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Then get your homeroom teacher to call your dad and tell him that the laptop is in good hands when you're not using it in the classroom.

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will do.

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You're welcome.

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Ok so if anyone else knows how to deal with this please do so and share you're idea.

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Why do you need it at school? I made it through all my schooling through my bachelor's degree without ever using a laptop in class. And no, I'm not some old man, I'm 25.
Seems like you just want to take it to school so you'll be the first person to have it there, it's probably better off not going to school. Sorry, it's not what you want to hear; I'm doubtful your father will budge because he's probably right.

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I think your dad is doing the right thing. Ur macbook pro might get swiped... and then what? he's not gonna buy another macbook pro for you. Go get a dell machine and put OSX on it :P Same, difference right? minus the worries of it being stolen :P

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Ok just to clarify to everybody here I bought the Macbook Pro with my own savings, and I've already tried hackintoshing on my old hp laptop it doesn't work. Then finally I'm not buying another laptop because I have no more money to spend.

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If you bought your macbook pro with your own savings, IMHO, your dad has no say on what you do with it. with that said, why do you need to convince your dad to let you use your mac?

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He doesn't think about it that way.

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Why would anybody try to damage your laptop at school? Where are you from?

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Florida, St.Petersburg.

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Terrorists are everywhere, haven't you heard?

You have two choices:

1. Live in fear, surrender your freedoms, become government property etc etc

2. Move to Brazil where nobody gives a flying fsck about war and terrorists and be happy

:trumpet:

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^lmao^

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ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!

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LOL... so, my neighbors could be terrorists? They do cook CURRY a lot... :hysterical:





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