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RE: Computer Help

#91 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:36 pm

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RE: Computer Help

#92 by Sheldonboy , Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:59 pm

Yes newest posts first. Wots jus bin writ.


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RE: Computer Help

#93 by Voltman , Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:08 am

Yes Phil, I see the Newest Post link now, under Statistics.
I said I knew it was here somewhere, that's where I got the URL from.
I just find it more convenient to have a copy on my toolbar than to have to scroll to the bottom of a page I may not want to see in order to get at it.
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RE: Computer Help

#94 by Voltman , Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:09 pm

Having had a close encounter with an Apple iMac whilst on holiday I have rather caught the Mac bug.
Before committing myself to ownership of an iMac I thought it would be good to try and turn my PC into a Mac like environment.

I gave iTunes another go and have found it to be a very good media player.
It's early days but I reckon Safari is a much better web browser than IE and way better than Google. It also has a built in spellchecker that highlight error as you type, so is ideal for quick fire stuff like forum posts.
I am going to switch to using Open Office next, because if I buy a Mac I won't be buying Microsoft software for it.

I would be interested to hear of anyone else's experiences in the Mac world.

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RE: Computer Help

#95 by Sheldonboy , Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Volty, Macs are used at work and throughout the printing world. My sister invested in one about six months ago, it took a while to get used to it and some lessons at the Apple hop but she wouldn't go back to a PC. Also no Norton etc protection is required.


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RE: Computer Help

#96 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:08 pm

Very limited in the upgrade stakes, and too bloody exspensive.

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RE: Computer Help

#97 by Sheldonboy , Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:12 pm

You've got that right John they are expensive a notebook could cost 800-a grand but printing pro's as you knowwould use nothing else but a Mac.


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RE: Computer Help

#98 by Voltman , Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:48 pm

I'm looking at getting the iMac 27" at about £1500.
First though I might just buy OS X Lion and load it on my PC and if that works I could build myself a top of the range PC Mac.
The Macs are now using Intel processors so the OS will / should work on PC hardware.
The processor in an iMac is replaceable by others in the same range so there is an upgrade path there in the short term.
Everything is going to USB now so any machine with USB ports has the potential to interface to a massive range of peripherals.

I just like the iMac because it is designed to be quiet and friendly and there is no box, it is all in the monitor. And what a monitor it is.


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RE: Computer Help

#99 by Sheldonboy , Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:52 pm

Why don't you go to the Apple shop in the Bull Ring all your questions would be answered and you could have a go.


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RE: Computer Help

#100 by Voltman , Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:06 pm

You mean go and taunt the Geeks at the Apple shop? No thanks.
I have already had a go, for two whole weeks, that's why I am thinking of getting one.
It's just that at this price I have to think about it from all angles.


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RE: Computer Help

#101 by Sheldonboy , Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:11 pm

As long as you think about it from the right angle.


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RE: Computer Help

#102 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:04 am

I have had a mac for about 4 years,cannot be beaten for graphics,picture quality and sound, mine has 2 16 watt speakers built in.
Where is it,left at my daghters in Overbury,I cannot upgrade it,so left with my grand daughters to play with.

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RE: Computer Help

#103 by Voltman , Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:12 am

Signman, was yours an Intel processor?
I wouldn't consider getting an old style Mac because they were too proprietary. Many years ago I put some ram in my mates Mac, I didn't like the machine and I certainly didn't like the operating system.
iMac and OS X are different and I fancy a change. That's why I am now using Safari and iTunes, I like the way they work without fuss. I find the prospect of a usable Microsoft free environment to be very attractive.
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RE: Computer Help

#104 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:12 am

Volty I can't remember it had safari and was brilliant in the colour aspect and soundwise but could not be upgraded I think it was Tiger os at the time.

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A Warning about Laser Printers

#105 by Voltman , Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:10 pm

A Warning about Laser Printers

Do not put Inkjet photo paper into a laser printer.

The surface coating can't stand the high temperature used in laser printing it will melt and jam in the printer.
Burning plastic fumes then fill the room, accompanied with a good chance of a fire.
I have tried it.

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