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JCC Apple/Mac discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. RebelScum77

    RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Anyone have problems with discoloration on their Macbook? Apparently this was a problem at the very beginning. The white part around the keyboard would turn pink after a lot of contact with hands. Mine is starting to do that even though I got it a few months after they debuted and I thought the problem was fixed by then, although it's not really bad yet. I think Apple will replace the material around the keyboard, but still, a bit of a pain.
     
  2. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    Yeah apparantly its a big problem, there is a huge blog about it too.
    Hopefully my one wont get it, seeing as its ordered now, been a few months.
     
  3. darth_grievous1

    darth_grievous1 Jedi Master star 5

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    I've never had a mac, and personally, I wish my old school would ahve dumped them and got PC's. Why? For starts, if you accidently hit on of the F keys (F1 - F12) it would crash. Secondly, you had to hold down your mouse to scroll through menus. Thrid, the mouse. I like have two buttons and a scrolly wheel. [face_plain]
     
  4. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Amen. I can't stand the single-button mice. You lose so much functionality when you don't have right click. I use the second mouse button all the time. And scroll wheels are useful also. If anything, people should be developing mice that have even more buttons so you can do more stuff, not fewer buttons.
     
  5. RidingMyCarousel

    RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 20, 2002
    Apple's Mighty Mouse. Vertical/horizontal scroll wheel, left and right click (OSX has supported all of this from the start back in 2000-ish), Expose and Dashboard buttons also. :p
     
  6. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    They shipped my macbook yestersay afternoon! Now its just a race against time to see if it can get from China to London before my holiday (which means i'll have to get it by monday, because i leave early tuesday morning)
     
  7. JediStarKiller2

    JediStarKiller2 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 5, 2006
    I have the mighty mouse and I have four buttons on my mouse...is that enough for you?
     
  8. skawookiee

    skawookiee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 12, 2000
    Yeah, the one-button mouses are annoying, but you can always control-click if you don't have a Mighty Mouse. and I use an iBook, so i just use the 2-fingers-on-the-touchpad scrolling, so it's not bad at all. The benifits of the mac far outweigh the mouse deal.
     
  9. Suzuki_Akira

    Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master star 7

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    May 13, 2003
    These things are called Macbooks?
     
  10. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    Yeah, i just bought one, should be with me soon-ish (been posted, but coming from China)
     
  11. Suzuki_Akira

    Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master star 7

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    May 13, 2003
    I have a Macbook of some sort. They gave it to me to familiarize myself with it...but I don't really feel comfortable with Macs. What is the possible advantage over a good old PC that runs all of my favorite programs?
     
  12. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 10, 2004
    The Intel laptops, yes.
     
  13. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Most programs run on MAC.
    Took me a while to get used to it, but its far superior.

    You might not have Macbook, its only a few months old. Your school mighta given you an iBook (which the Macbook replaced)
     
  14. Suzuki_Akira

    Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master star 7

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    May 13, 2003
    Whatever it is, it's new, but I think it's an iBook. Are there any major differences?
     
  15. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    alot...its a huge update, asthetically and technically (mainly).

    ibook
    http://nl.gizmodo.com/white_ibook3.jpg

    macbook
    http://images.apple.com/macbook/gallery/images/macbook1white20050516.jpg

    It does say which one it is under the screen :p

     
  16. Suzuki_Akira

    Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master star 7

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    Apparently I have an iBook G4.
     
  17. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Ah ok. A nice machine, be happy you have one (i would be, because i desperately need any laptop, no matter what model)
     
  18. Suzuki_Akira

    Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master star 7

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    May 13, 2003
    Excellente. I've heard that these ibooks supposedly have superior processing speed to PCs or Microsoft laptops. Does the buck stop there, as for advantages?
     
  19. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 10, 2004
    EDIT: Well then. never mind :p
     
  20. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    Im not a mac expert, only used it for 2 years at school (once a week, spent browsing on the net lol)
    But when it comes to Viruses, you will be very safe, nearly all viruses are made for Microsoft PCs.

    Also Mac is a million times better for video editing, music making, etc. Thats why we had them at school, for Media Studies class. Find Garage Band on your Mac, you might be interested in making some music there.
    Making home videos is also brilliant on mac, check out iMovies (not sure if thos comes standard on all macs, or if it has to be purchased)

    ^ thats all i used the Mac for back then
     
  21. YoungAngus

    YoungAngus Jedi Youngling star 5

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    May 7, 2005
    [image=http://images.apple.com/getamac/images/indextop20060501.jpg]
     
  22. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    lol @ the cool guy actually being a dork
     
  23. Suzuki_Akira

    Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master star 7

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    May 13, 2003
    I'm gonna be taking music theory, so if its better for music that will be dope.
     
  24. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 10, 2004
    Is that a hardware or softwear thing, or is is a setting I can choose? Because I find myself unable to do that...
     
  25. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    Apr 1, 2001
    Had my Macbook a few days now, really loving it. My wireless net isnt being detected by it though for some reason grrr