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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

So after fighting yet another windows 'bug' it's time to step up and go Mac. I've been looking at the Mac Mini and it looks to offer a lot of what I need. I have a great HD monitor and a brand new Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. Are there any Mac Mini owners out there..? Your thoughts..? How hard or easy is it to move my files over..? I'm sure iTunes will be easy, but what about pictures, favorites and email contacts..?

After I posted a previous blog came up about transfering, so I guess I guess I'll ask.. is it really just that easy..? I'm using Firfox and Thunderbird.

[Edited 2012-03-18 14:57:08]


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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Before I go to bed: you ought to tell people which software you use for e.g. e-mail so that they can give you specific advice.   Migrating all my Thunderbird stuff (e-mails, folders, contacts) was very easy, for example.


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User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2915 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Not a Mac Mini owner, but I know a bit about it. It's a great product if you already have the "rest" of the computer. Moving files over should not be a big problem. There are detailed ways to do so online; It's not the most difficult thing to do. For browser favorites, if you use Chrome, for example, you can "log in" to any computer's version of Chrome and have everything ported over automatically. For emails, If you're using Outlook and want to port over into Mail, it's a bit more complicated; I've never had to do it, but I've heard it can be a bit of a pain. Again, a Google search should bring up some tutorials....

On the Mini itself, the biggest downside is the fact that it has not optical drive. If you want a sleek Apple drive, you need to shell out an additional $70 for a SuperDrive.

Since you're porting from Windows to Apple, I'd recommend taking a look into Parallels Desktop- any Intel Mac can run Windows, but you need shut the computer off and turn it on using the OS you want. With Parallels, there is no need to turn anything off- you can run both systems at the same time. It may be useful if there are programs you want to use that won't work on a Mac- like FS, for example, or Outlook (which I hate) if you can't port your stuff over into Mail.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Apple is just about to start the transition of their Mac lineup to the new Ivy Bridge Intel platform, likely introducing USB3 in the process in addition to the already present Thunderbolt. Unfortunately the mini is likely to be the last to make that transition, so for several months the mini will still be the old (outgoing) model.

The transition will likely go through the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac and finally the Mac mini, roughly in that order.

You'll generally fare best by either getting a used or refurbished one cheaper now or by waiting for the new model – that will give you the best value overall.

There are quite a few tutorial videos on the Apple site. Some of them may be interesting for you: http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/


User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2915 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
Apple is just about to start the transition of their Mac lineup to the new Ivy Bridge Intel platform

Ah yes. I'm particularly exited for the new MacBook Pro; my MacBook is quite old and in need of replacement. I've been hearing sometime in the next month they may announce the new ones... We shall see. For me, the earlier, the better.



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
The transition will likely go through the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac and finally the Mac mini, roughly in that order.

Any idea when the Air is going to be refreshed?

YOWza



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Any idea when the Air is going to be refreshed?

Nothing solid, but Apple tends to do the MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs early in the cycle. There are rumors about production already being started for the new models, but this is still serious tea leaves business…!   

The Mac Pro should not take too long either, since the new Xeons have just become available, unless Apple should decide to drop it from the lineup (which many people seem to expect, but I don't see that happening).

I have no solid information about these things right now; These are just rumors and deductions from public information so far.


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):

Any idea when the Air is going to be refreshed?

That will definitely happen this year. Look for the screen bezels to go way out to the edge of the chassis. Way more pixels. They will introduce a larger Macbook Air and IMO, they will kill the Macbook Pro. The 2 lines are increasingly similar as it is.

If you can wait till later in 2012, there will be some very appealing mac portables. Probably the sleekest full functioning workstations ever done by anybody.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 7):
They will introduce a larger Macbook Air and IMO, they will kill the Macbook Pro. The 2 lines are increasingly similar as it is.

Not really. They will probably add a 15" Air and they will certainly ditch the optical drive (which is increasingly pointless) from the Pro sooner rather than later, but CPU and graphics power can't be pushed in an Air form factor; The same is true for large storage.

The MacBook Pro is very profitable and it still is a strategic product, so I would be very surprised if they dropped it. This has been "predicted" since the days the iPod first became successful, but it has never happened, and I very much doubt it will now.

The difference between what can be done in an Air and what is needed for a Pro is still far too big.

Without the optical drive the Pro will probably become more similar to the Air (which would be ergonomically positive), but I'm almost certain that the Pro will remain a separate product line.


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
Without the optical drive the Pro will probably become more similar to the Air (which would be ergonomically positive), but I'm almost certain that the Pro will remain a separate product line.

Until this moment I have agreed with this analysis, but I think indeed the Air can be about equal to the current Pro (or better) without the form factor. The two needs for Pro enclosure are optical and hard drive. Once Apple ditches the 2.5 inch hard drive, there is no need for the "pro" enclosure anymore. The 13" Air currently sold has a 4 core Intel i5, which is the near equal of the Pro product. My elderly dad has the current Air model. It is the equal of my 13" Pro in every way (in fact it is faster, and has more screen) and has nearly the same amount of storage. But, the Air was at least $1000 more money, so, there is that.

We'll see, won't we?

 


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 6):
I have no solid information about these things right now; These are just rumors and deductions from public information so far.

Thanks. Much appreciated.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 7):
That will definitely happen this year. Look for the screen bezels to go way out to the edge of the chassis. Way more pixels. They will introduce a larger Macbook Air and IMO, they will kill the Macbook Pro. The 2 lines are increasingly similar as it is.

If you can wait till later in 2012, there will be some very appealing mac portables. Probably the sleekest full functioning workstations ever done by anybody.

Cheers.

I'm looking at getting an Air for the second time. I had the original Air for a couple days and hated it. I'm willing to give it a second just so that I can hammer out some iPhone apps.

YOWza



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

I just transitioned our home laptop form a POS Samsung to a MacBook Pro, it was easy, no complaints so far, once you go Mac it's really easy to be sucked into the whole system, we already had several iPods, my wife has an iPhone 4G, an iPad, my work has just moved everyone over to iPhone 4Gs, everything's all nicely linked, it would be very hard to move back to a PC.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2300 times:

Well to update all.. I took the leap Sunday night. I ordered a Mac Mini and it has arrived already. I guess they have a warehouse right here in Nashville. I bought the 'One on One' service, so I'll run it down to the Apple Store and have them move my data over. I also picked up the iPad 3 and should see that in a few days


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User currently onlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 12):
I took the leap Sunday night.

I wish you all the best! I've only owned a few pieces of Apple hardware but I've had only terrific experiences from it all. In fact, I'm typing this on my 5 1/2-year-old MacBook that's still running strong. Sure, it's slow by today's standards, but it's still remarkably capable for its age.

I was originally going to wait for this thing to finally croak, but if it doesn't happen in a couple months I may be shelling out for a new MacBook Pro anyway. Sounds like the new generation is pretty close to being released.



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User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 802 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I want to get a macbook air, but should I wait for a month or so until they update them? They usually keep the price like the ipad.. ohh, I got the new ipad and enjoy it!

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 9):
The two needs for Pro enclosure are optical and hard drive. Once Apple ditches the 2.5 inch hard drive, there is no need for the "pro" enclosure anymore.

No, these are not the only reasons.

The MacBook Pro 13" is not a "true" MacBook Pro in this sense, but the 15" and 17" models have much bigger CPU variants which require a lot more battery power, generate a lot more heat and thus require much better cooling. In addition, these machines have dedicated graphics processors which provide a lot more graphics power than the integrated graphics in the Airs and in the 13" MBP. Among other things, you can connect dual Thunderbolt Displays to them in addition to the internal display for a total of three individual screens at the same time.

So the "real" MBPs (15" and 17") need much bigger batteries, much better cooling, more space for the discrete graphics processor and its graphics memory plus an additional fan cooling it, and that on top of the mechanical harddisk which is needed for the large amounts of storage which are not practical with SSDs yet.

So while kicking out the large optical drive will probably allow them to change the MacBook Pros in the direction of the Airs (particularly making them thinner at the front so they get more pleasant to type on), they will probably still retain the harddisk, they will still need the space and the battery for the dedicated graphics processor and the battery and cooling for the faster CPU.

The new Ivy Bridge processor line is supposed to be more efficient, but that means primarily that they can get more performance out of the same amount of battery power.

The Airs still sacrifice the big harddisk, the discrete GPU and the bigger CPU for lower weight and a more compact form. But for quite a few people, these features are still important. It is a strategically important and very lucrative segment for Apple. So I don't see them dropping it.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 9):
The 13" Air currently sold has a 4 core Intel i5, which is the near equal of the Pro product.

No, all Airs have dual-core CPUs; The MacBook Pro 13" (which effectively is a MacBook Air with an optical drive, a harddisk and a few more ports) also has only dual-cores, but it is also available with a dual-core i7 which has hyperthreading, adding two more virtual cores which effectively bring only a fractional increase in performance, however.

Only the MacBook Pro 15" and 17" have true quad-core i7 CPUs (plus hyperthreading for eight virtual cores in total).

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 12):
Well to update all.. I took the leap Sunday night. I ordered a Mac Mini and it has arrived already. I guess they have a warehouse right here in Nashville.

Congratulations – I hope all is going well. You'll certainly need to take a bit of time adjusting to it all. Many things are a bit different at first than you might be used to. Take your time and always try doing things the way they ought to work – in most cases, that's how they do.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 12):
I bought the 'One on One' service, so I'll run it down to the Apple Store and have them move my data over.

Good idea!

Quoting joffie (Reply 14):
I want to get a macbook air, but should I wait for a month or so until they update them? They usually keep the price like the ipad..

Yes. You should wait if you can. The Air is probably one of the first models to get the new CPUs, so it shouldn't be too long.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 12):
I also picked up the iPad 3 and should see that in a few days
Quoting joffie (Reply 14):
ohh, I got the new ipad and enjoy it!

Nice, isn't it? 
Particularly with Retina-resolution apps starting to come out (check out Pinball HD Collection – stunning!).


User currently offlineswissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 11):
I just transitioned our home laptop form a POS Samsung to a MacBook Pro, it was easy, no complaints so far, once you go Mac it's really easy to be sucked into the whole system, we already had several iPods, my wife has an iPhone 4G, an iPad, my work has just moved everyone over to iPhone 4Gs, everything's all nicely linked, it would be very hard to move back to a PC.

I am going that route too   it's all my wife's (and Klaus'es) fault !!!LOL

Her IPad 3, (her mommy's day gift) should arrive today @ our house... what is really fantastic is how everything is linked and easy to use. She has no issues with her IPhone, she does all setups/updates without bugging me. So we see how everything will be linked with her phone and Ipad... and I might consider a laptop from Apple.... down the road ...

Cheerios! and thanks Klaus 


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting swissy (Reply 16):
I am going that route too it's all my wife's (and Klaus'es) fault !!!LOL

Hey, I didn't force you at gunpoint, did I?
 
Quoting swissy (Reply 16):
Cheerios! and thanks Klaus 

You're welcome. Glad to help.  


User currently offlineswissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 17):

Hey, I didn't force you at gunpoint, did I?

No gun, just flowers   LOL, but you have facts , I had many years of frustrations because my wife just did not like any "gadgets" like smart phones, tablets or computers.....
Just remember all!! A happy wife a happy life  
Sure Apple is not perfect by any means   Klaus, but it is a product that just works well for people in general and is very well build easy to use right out of the box. I always was a MS guy (worked for them also for 2 years in the 90's) but I am at the point were I seriously consider a laptop form Apple   just don't tell Bill  

We also have to understand/accept Apple is today not what it was back in the 80's or early 90's... I am very happy with my IPhone over all sure there is stuff that was better on my BB..but hey it works both ways  


Cheerios


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Quoting swissy (Reply 18):
Sure Apple is not perfect by any means   Klaus, but it is a product that just works well for people in general and is very well build easy to use right out of the box.

Exactly!

Quoting swissy (Reply 18):
I always was a MS guy (worked for them also for 2 years in the 90's) but I am at the point were I seriously consider a laptop form Apple   just don't tell Bill  

Oh, there have always been rumours of Bill being a closet Mac user himself…!   


User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

I cannot recommend switching to the Mac side.

It has been the single worst purchase of any piece of equipment I have ever made.

It does the exact same thing as counterparts that cost hundreds of dollars less.


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 19):
Oh, there have always been rumours of Bill being a closet Mac user himself…!

Bill probably has a secret room full of Apple products in his wee house.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 20):
I cannot recommend switching to the Mac side.

It has been the single worst purchase of any piece of equipment I have ever made.

By far most people who make the switch have a completely different experience.

You'd need to elaborate why your experience had been so horrible and why it applies to everybody in general in your view – if you're not just trolling. The way your post is thrown in here leaves that possibility to be quite plausible, so please explain.


User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 892 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Apple products are generally good pieces of kit no doubt, and I would never say bad against anyone who decided to go down that route.

Personally, whilst we have iPads, iPhones and iPods galore in this household, none of us could ever get our head around the Macbook and what it was supposed to offer over an equivalent PC. I know the price gets mentioned a lot, but an equivalent PC/laptop was always much, much cheaper in every single case. Until Apple decides to market their computing products at a reasonable price, then we shall refrain from purchasing them again.

As I say, we have nearly every other Apple product going so don't think I'm bashing the company by any means. I enjoy what their other products do, and I've not had a single problem to date. A friend of mine whilst exaggerating, claimed that the price of Macbooks are so high it's basically legal extortion.

An exaggeration indeed but even the most hardened Apple supporter should be able to see where he is coming from with that.



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User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 318 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 23):
You'd need to elaborate why your experience had been so horrible and why it applies to everybody in general in your view – if you're not just trolling. The way your post is thrown in here leaves that possibility to be quite plausible, so please explain.

You forgot to quote GoBoeing's third line: "It does the exact same thing as counterparts that cost hundreds of dollars less.
"
It is still true that you pay about a 50% (though usually more) premium for a Mac that isn't better (or worse) than a Windows PC.  



To fly, or not to fly: that is the question
25 aloges : It is still not true. The Mac gives you more OS options, comes with more software and cheaper OS upgrades, customer service that has again and again
26 mt99 : To me this lower price get thrown out the window (no pun inteneded) by the fact that in the 3.5-4 years that i have had my MacBook Pro, i have never,
27 Klaus : …as long as you're willing to overlook half of the relevant qualities (or lack thereof) in the respective products. You can certainly pick a small
28 Gingersnap : Well I would dispute that. I could pay the same price for a PC laptop as I would for a Mac, and the laptop would be far and away the superior in perf
29 Klaus : Not that easily done, given that Apple covers the available performance envelope pretty much to the top. (Relevant detail: MacBooks generally provide
30 Post contains images BigMac : Earth to everyone who still think a Mac is not more expensive than a PC... Please come back to earth... A $800 15" PC laptop is still cheaper than a $
31 aloges : A $1900 15" PC laptop is more expensive than an $1800 15" Mac laptop. Either purchase can make more sense than the other and it depends entirely on t
32 Klaus : That is perfectly possible, and such a decision is perfectly valid. That's really not up for debate. But then, why isn't everybody driving around in
33 Post contains images Ken777 : The more I think about it the more I can't see a reason why Apple cannot release upgraded models within a short period of time. The MBP & Air at
34 Post contains images Klaus : Engineering is probably not the primary bottleneck indeed. But component availability and manufacturing resources most likely are. Each major Apple p
35 Ken777 : I would agree if we were talking about a normal PC OEM. Apple has certainly turned into a more aggressive company as the cash flow is built up. They
36 Klaus : Sure they will, but what would be the actual advantage for them in multiple new models competing for attention in one single mega-launch when adding
37 geezer : I don't know where to start ! Macs Vs PC's ? I wonder how many of the "PC's are just as good as Macs" crowd have ever been in an Apple Store ? I was i
38 JJJ : You'd be surprised. I went from PC to Mac and back to PC again, my wife has a small design studio (4 people all in all) and after looking carefully a
39 Klaus : From about this time tomorrow I'll be away for several hours, but before and probably for some hours after I will be around. The Apple retail stores
40 JJJ : That's not my point, you can also run an OS X on a PC via virtualbox. My point is not paying for an additional OS. I still need to purchase a windows
41 geezer : Klaus, have you been in Indianapolis in the last week or two ? I can't believe it............you're clear in Europe, but you hit the "nail" right on
42 Post contains images Klaus : Not that I know of. But I guess right at the moment there's still some added traffic due to the new iPad. I have no information or rumours about that
43 ajd1992 : I'm going to come along and crap all over this thread. I've had Toshibas, Dells, Asus', and a Macbook. Apart from the Toshiba (which was second hand a
44 Braniff747SP : I've never heard of this. If what you say is true, you could have taken it to the Apple store and they would have likely replaced it. My MacBook has
45 aloges : Hadn't the EU-wide 2-year warranty gone into effect by then? In any case, Apple would probably have agreed that the failure wasn't acceptable - my be
46 Post contains images ajd1992 : It is, 100% - no word of a lie. I didn't realise at the time I could have had it replaced, I was only 16 at the time and wasn't so savvy on things li
47 Gingersnap : As I stated, I have purchased a number of different Apple products. I've had various iPods, iPhones and iPads. I am not an Apple hater by any means a
48 Klaus : No, I'd say it's a regular warranty issue. And a "lemon" of a machine very uncharacteristic for Apple if indeed there was no abusive treatment. Quite
49 Post contains links ajd1992 : I got it from www.apple.com/uk, it was brand new. I think it was just a dud - I didn't try to get it repaired because they'd shafted me on iPod repai
50 Klaus : You can either get a much cheaper or a comparable machine, not both in one. There's no problem in making either decision as such, but that's indeed t
51 Klaus : How so? Wait – did you get the MacBook repaired at all or not?
52 ajd1992 : Nope - I ebayed it. Wish I hadn't now, it was a good little laptop. I had an iPod that was faulty through manufacturing error and they refused point b
53 ikramerica : All of these items were easily replaceable by Apple and would have been free to you had you attempted. iPod repairs are different, because they will
54 PITingres : And as long as we're telling single experience anecdotes, the Powerbook G3 Lombard (Bronze Keyboard) laptop that my wife bought me for Father's Day 1
55 ikramerica : As in "sir, it appears as if you have dropped this iPod repeatedly." "No I didn't." Getting portable electronics repaired under warranty is hard if t
56 Post contains images aloges : Lord help us if thinking unlike Windows makes you a minority... SCNR
57 Klaus : How did you know it was a manufacturing error? That can be somewhat difficulthard to determine even with technical insight. What was the problem? All
58 Post contains images geezer : [quote=Klaus,reply=42] It's effectively a 3.6 megapixel display, so you'll be able to see a lot more details in total view or a much bigger part of a
59 Post contains images ajd1992 : I wrote before in a reply that It didn't leave my bedroom. How could it have been abused? It literally did not leave my desk, like a desktop. It may
60 bhill : I would like to know what bug would make him forklift his whole computing infrastructure....must have been some bug. I have been using Win7 x64 for ye
61 geezer : Klaus............ I "assumed" I would find a USB cable or a fire wire cable "lying around" the house, but I haven't; tried to buy one at Best Buy in T
62 Post contains links Klaus : Right, I remember us talking about this earlier. Most likely it wasn't a manufacturing defect, but a mechanical shock from moving around at the wrong
63 ajd1992 : Indeed. Bad idea, even though I loved the Mini (I had several of them, although 2 were stolen from me...) the hard disc was a bad idea. I have an 8GB
64 mmedford : While i have all you guys together... Should I build a hackintosh!?
65 Post contains images Klaus : Yes, my first iPod was the first nano for that very reason. Well, I presume you're not too old yet to make any new experiences. Let me just say that
66 mmedford : Then Apple needs to hurry up and release an E5 based Mac Pro soon!
67 Klaus : I'm pretty sure they will, but they might want to get the new MacBooks and iMacs rolling before that.
68 Braniff747SP : Hopefully, yes. They say next month; the mill also says that they have already begun production. Ivy Bridge is going top be great.
69 KiwiRob : Where do I go to find this info?
70 ikramerica : At least not for jogging. Anyway, I have no moving parts in any mobile products now, except for the fans in the MacBook Pro that kick on when some Fl
71 geezer : Klaus; Thank you so much for all the information ! I'm going to check into getting a fire wire 800 cable online. I may even stick another 4 GB of RAM
72 Post contains images Klaus : No, it's not a bug, it's just the option doing the work it's supposed to be doing. The system will then have to climb down into all sub-folders to co
73 geezer : Klaus; I just looked for fire wire 800 cables on eBay; they have TONS of them ! all sizes, all different pin config. and so on; do you know if my old
74 Klaus : Just look at the socket. If it's more flattened and has one end rounded or wedge-shaped, it's FireWire 400 (6-pin). If it's simply rectangular (almos
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