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Old 08-14-2007, 09:22 AM   #183
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I'm going to try to hold off on getting one until Oct. when Leapord comes out. Might as well since its not too far off and my PC is still fine.

I can see how you have to trust the Mac platform to do a lot of the tasks for you that you normally have to tell Windows, so it will take some getting used to.
Not a bad idea. I held off and waited for the Core2 Duo processor. It's tough when you are a Mac user and you bought just before the big roll outs.

I did find that trust issue rough at first because I'm used to diving into my PC making tweaks and other adjustments. With the Mac you just don't have to mess with those things. Note that if you really are a control freak, there are some nice free and shareware applications out there that will let you into some of the inner workings to personalize your Mac.

I just ordered another meg of memory from Crucial Technologies for about $52. Not that the meg that came with my MacBook Pro is being taxed, but I will plan to make the jump to Lepoard this fall also, and the new MacBook Pro's are now coming with 2 meg standard. Like anything else, newer releases of operating systems don't seem to require less memory, and when the manufacturer starts putting in more on the new equipment, it's probably an indicator that it's time to make the jump if you can.

One thing else to watch. Last year I bought my Mac before Thanksgiving. The Apple store had a sale on accessories so I saved some cash there (bought the wireless Mighty Mouse). In addition they had a "we will match anyone's price" sale on Mac software and hardware. I found some lower prices on Amazon.com for iWorks and the Mac itself. The store honored those prices and I got my system for even less.

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Old 08-14-2007, 03:27 PM   #184
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I can see how you have to trust the Mac platform to do a lot of the tasks for you that you normally have to tell Windows, so it will take some getting used to.
I'm not entirely clear about what you mean by trust the Mac platform to do a lot of tasks that you normally have to tell Windows means. Can you explain by example?

Keep in mind I've been a Mac guy since 1984 but worked in a PC environment from IBM OS2 to DOS to all Windows for 15 years. I just never could stand Windows save for a few tweaks Microsoft actually beat Mac to. Oddly I kind of liked that OS2 but it just did not survive and was somewhat buggy.

Now it is 100% Mac for me. No longer work in a PC Windows office.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:54 PM   #185
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I'm not entirely clear about what you mean by trust the Mac platform to do a lot of tasks that you normally have to tell Windows means. Can you explain by example?
Well..... I'm not really sure since I have not used the Mac.

I'm just thinking outloud based on the demo's I've seen. For instance when I plug my camera memory card in its basically a folder of files that I manually cut/paste to a photo directory where I want them. On the Mac it looks like when you plug in it will open iPhoto and start importing them.

In general, it looks like the Apple is more automated which makes it easier but takes away control.

Thats what I meant. Am I right? I don't know...
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Tim, control is still there, it's just better scripted. You can pretty much the same thing on the PC with the right applications, but it is STILL not quite as smooth.

And you can easily have the Mac dump all of you camera card files directly into a directory that you specify, if you desire.
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Does anyone use the .MAC? I see its $69 at the time of computer purchase instead of the $99.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:28 PM   #188
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I have it, but don't use it much. I'm thinking of having Sam use it when she's traveling next month. It should be great for that. We can sync your computers, photos, adresses etc to the Mac she's traveling with. And she can up;oad all her photos.
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Does anyone use the .MAC? I see its $69 at the time of computer purchase instead of the $99.
My son just told me that .mac is now doing some web hosting now. He was going to cancel his web hosting and redirect his domain name to the mac account. Apple - .Mac - Website Hosting

I'm not sure if this is a new feature, but the site he is using today is costing him more than having a .mac account....and supposedly he will get a lot more features from .mac

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.Mac/photo file mgmt/web hosting

Apple has taken quite a bit of grief for their .Mac service as there were other free services that offered more. That being said, .Mac has recently been updated with 10 gig of storage and 100 gig of data transfer per month. I have the service to sync my calendar with my wife's and to video conference on the road with my family via iChat. (BTW, all iMacs and laptops come with built-in iSight camera and microphone.)

They have also added a new feature to "link" to your registered domain name. I've had a domain name for a while now and haven't used it as it was not effective for me to have someone host the site. Also, with the newly updated iLife suite you can easily link you .Mac account to your registered domain name. I have just done this in the last couple days and in the process of updating my personal site.

(OT, my family and I are finishing our itinerary for our trip to the Grand Canyon area in September and plan on using the iWeb blogging tool to keep all of you informed with our itinerary, photos, movies and google maps. ) For a peek the website is: www.duanepandorf.com This is still a very work in process as I have to move photos and existing movies into the site.

Now to photo file mgmt Tim. Apple does not want you to have to worry about where you put your photos. iPhoto and their pro photo application Aperture handle all of that behind the scenes. What the new iPhoto does by default is organizes your photos by "Event". Maybe you take a "roll" of shots in a day. It will include all of those photos in one event. You can separate that event or merge other events into one.

Also, when you edit a photo in iPhoto it does not make a change to the original file whether its a jpg or raw format. You can always click on an image in iPhoto and have it show the original.

Tim, Apple really wants everything to play nice with each other, whether you're connecting a camera, an external hard drive or video conferencing with iChat or even Skype for that matter.
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FWIW, you don't need .Mac to do iChat video cnferencing, just a plain vanilla AIM screen name that you can plug into iChat.

I use .Mac primarily to sync calendars, address book contacts and bookmarks between several machines. We also use iWeb (in the iLife Suite included on every new Mac) so my wife can update our photo pages quickly and easily. It's worth the extra money every year just for the convenience, at least for us.

If you are getting into a new Mac, you can sign up for a free 60-day trial of the .Mac services. use it for 60 days, then buy a .Mac renewal kit on eBay or Amazon for less than what Apple is selling them for.
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Well..... I'm not really sure since I have not used the Mac.

I'm just thinking outloud based on the demo's I've seen. For instance when I plug my camera memory card in its basically a folder of files that I manually cut/paste to a photo directory where I want them. On the Mac it looks like when you plug in it will open iPhoto and start importing them.

In general, it looks like the Apple is more automated which makes it easier but takes away control.

Thats what I meant. Am I right? I don't know...
OK, I follow what you mean. Yes on the Mac iPhoto is pretty automated that way and a no brainer. However, you can copy files out of the camera memory card and put them wherever you please if you so choose. Windows has several programs including what the camera manufacturer provides to do pretty much what iPhoto does but not nearly as elegantly with integration with the OS and several of the other iLife programs.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:36 PM   #193
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I have one and I upload my iWeb site to it. I have my own domain name but so far have only aliased it. You can go tonkawoods.com for instance and the url will translate over to:

Welcome to our Tonka Woods Woops! I have it automatically aliased here as well. Mouse over it and you will see the actual url.


I haven't switched it over so it will remain the domain tonkawoods.com yet. I guess that is what the new iWeb software and .Mac will allow.
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The New iLife: We Test Upgrade Of Apple Suite | The Mossberg Solution | Katherine Boehret | AllThingsD
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Macs since we've had our own computers from the early '90's. Life is complicated enough without having to deal with Microsoft's attempts to catch up with Apple, and Microsoft's many issues plus no viruses, etc. Macs have been almost troublefree and easy to us. No contest.

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We've got the Leopard family pack and I'm going to load it on my 4 year old Dell notebook. It meets the minimum specs and there is a PC install hack available. If it doesn't work I'll just install Ubuntu Linux.
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