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Chelsea74

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2008, 09:46:44 PM »
Something completely different,but Mac!  


http://macenstein.com/default/archives/category/mac-chick-of-the-month


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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2008, 04:57:11 AM »
 I haven't seen you around in a while Chelsea... have you been keeping a low profile or am I just even more senile than I thought. Be honest.  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2008, 05:37:57 AM »
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I got the 3.06GHZ 24" iMac last night.  I'm setting it up now.




Jeez! Color me jealous!  





It is totally sweet.  I'm gonna upgrade the memory in a couple of weeks.  And I gotta get everything moved over to it.  Did you ever find a place for external HD enclosures?
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Chelsea74

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2008, 04:29:23 PM »
I think,you don't really wanna know my Answer,Palo!  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2008, 05:02:11 PM »
 @Switch: no, I just usually build my own from recycled SCSI boxes. I did see a cute thing with multiple interfaces into which you slide a single bare hard disk (so only one at a time). I think it MSRPd for about $100... good if you have a lot of external drives but don't really need them all online at once.

@C74: I take it then that I've killed more brain cells than I thought. Well, good to see you again anyway.  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2008, 05:12:15 AM »
Can a MAc connect to a Windows system on a windows network, or do I have to install something?  I need to transfer some files and I'm hoping it willbe painless.
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2008, 04:40:21 PM »
 Yes, it's no problem. I've always used FTP apps on both ends (i.e.: Fetch and AceFTP) to move files between MacOS, Windows and Unix boxes on an ethernet network w/o trouble. With current/new OSes, you might not even have to do that... just use the system preferences/permissions to allow shared volumes and I suspect they'll just see each other.  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2008, 05:30:57 PM »
I'd love to get my hands on this:

"When your city is French in origin, and your Mayor and Governor are Democrats, and those most affected by this natural disaster are Black, don't expect much help from Bush." -- Left of Y'all (and the link works now too! )

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2008, 01:34:50 AM »
SwitcherX -

When shopping for Mac stuff, ram in particular, consider  OtherWorldComputing

Great prices on ram, special deals on hard drives, etc.

(2gigs of ram for $26, 4 gigs for $50 currently)

Consider also putting a copy of XP or Vista on your Mac. Bootcamp software comes with your Mac, and makes it painless to install Windows on a partition in case you need it for something.
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2008, 02:16:14 AM »
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Can a MAc connect to a Windows system on a windows network, or do I have to install something?  I need to transfer some files and I'm hoping it willbe painless.



You have options here (aside from what's been already mentioned).

You can set up a Windows share, then just have the Mac connect to it.

If you jump to your Security settings, you can enable remote login (ssh).  Then install WinSCP on your Windows machine and copy over.

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2008, 08:25:21 AM »
Switcher X: the quick 'undo' key combo is on a Mac; it's 'command z' - (aka apple z)
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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2008, 12:05:45 AM »
Here's one curious thing I don't know how to do on a Mac:

In Windows or Linux, with Firefox (for example) I can tab around a form from field to field.  If there are drop-down boxes, hitting tab will eventually get to those.

With the Mac, it completely skips over them, **77** me to use my mouse.

Anyone know how to get the tab to jump to the drop-downs?

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2008, 12:33:36 AM »
It may take a little experimenting to get it working the way you want, but...

In System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse panel > Keyboard Shortcuts > adjust the "Full keyboard access" controls at the bottom of the window as desired.

After that, if you're using Safari, you may need to adjust Safari > Safari menu > Preferences > Advanced > "press Tab to Highlight each item on a webpage".

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2008, 01:06:38 AM »
Awesome, thanks!  

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Re: getting a Mac
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2009, 08:06:03 AM »
 Xee is a nice picture viewer.
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