Cadet57
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Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:14 am

Im so excited. I bought a 1.83 ghz Macbook pro. I got it on sale at apple.com Plus I diddnt have to finance it as it turns out I have enought on my own. It'll be here no later then the 19th  biggrin 

PS, Klaus or any other mac guru's. Has Bootcamp exited beta, or is the only version I can get? Thanks.
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:42 am

Nooooooooooo you made the mistake of buying an Apple  Sad sorry dude Sony is the way to go :P

Im pretty sure Bootcamp is still in beta in afraid  Sad
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:52 am

Interesting... I got some OS X-feel for my desktop today. I downloaded Flyakite and so far I like it. The dock is growing on me quickly, however I wouldn't recommend Flyakite to PC n00bs. They'd get absolutely desperate.

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:10 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Has Bootcamp exited beta, or is the only version I can get? Thanks.

Technically it is still a beta, but I wouldn't let that put you off a download. From what I've heard, it works a treat. IIRC, the official release will come with the next revision of OS X, called "Leopard".

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):

Nice! I may just have to try that.
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:13 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):

Sweet Big grin

I think i'll check that out!




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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:40 pm

Quoting AC773 (Reply 3):
Nice! I may just have to try that.



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
I think i'll check that out!

If you do, make sure to back up all your data (And I mean all of it!) and set a system restore point. There are different implementations of the dock, the one I'm using is RK Launcher. In the build I downloaded with Flyakite, there were a few bugs such as Firefox minimising to the taskbar as opposed to the dock. However, you can download a nightly build (let's say "update") from their website that has solved this for me.

Then, you should minimise the Windows taskbar manually by moving the cursor to its top until that little two-sided arrow appears, obviously the taskbar must be unlocked. Click on the top of the taskbar and drag it to the bottom of the screen until it's no more than a narrow line. That way you can get it back easily and quickly once you need it. BTW, the widgets have nothing to do Flyakite, they're from the "Yahoo! Widget Engine" formerly known as Konfabulator.

However, be absolutely sure to back up everything! The changes to the GUI are massive and I think I'd be worrying if I hadn't made a complete backup of my hard drive before installing Flyakite.
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:56 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Has Bootcamp exited beta, or is the only version I can get?

As stated above, it is expected to be integrated into OS X 10.5 "Leopard" , so the incarnation of this technology for Tiger is and probably will remain a beta until the new system is out.

According to all the tests I've read so far, the "beta" status of BootCamp is more a political thing than anything; It seems to be very stable and reliable from all I've heard.

It contains:
• A firmware update which adds a BIOS-compatibility level.
• A partitioning tool for the creation of an extra Windows partition "on the fly".
• A "dual boot selector" at startup.
• A driver package for (most of) the Mac's hardware under Windows (the iSight camera is not supported under Windows).

And yes, be sure to back up all your data before installing Windows and stay aware that Windows is exactly as vulnerable on the Mac as it is on a normal PC.

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:42 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 6):
As stated above, it is expected to be integrated into OS X 10.5 "Leopard" , so the incarnation of this technology for Tiger is and probably will remain a beta until the new system is out.

Say, when's that Leopard being let out of its cage? I'd heard it would be during WWDC, but I'm not exactly sure on that.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 6):
According to all the tests I've read so far, the "beta" status of BootCamp is more a political thing than anything

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:04 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 7):
Say, when's that Leopard being let out of its cage? I'd heard it would be during WWDC, but I'm not exactly sure on that.

According to the official schedule, the WWDC will see the first presentation, but availability is officially planned for 2007...
 
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
According to the official schedule, the WWDC will see the first presentation, but availability is officially planned for 2007...

MacWorld Expo then?
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:31 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 9):
MacWorld Expo then?

No idea... my crystal ball is fogged in today...!

Apart from having to complete the usual beta phase, I guess they're trying to have some tactical maneuvering room to properly upstage the Vista release (or more probably reluctant kick out the door ).
 
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:26 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 10):

Apart from having to complete the usual beta phase, I guess they're trying to have some tactical maneuvering room to properly upstage the Vista release (or more probably reluctant kick out the door ).

Won't be hard to do. Die-hard PC fans will think Vista rules...anyone with decent exposure to Tiger knows different. I can't wait to see Leopard  Smile
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:47 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):

Thanks for telling me about this skin, its great! However, I have a question. Do you have this problem as shown below too? If not, do you think it has something to do with my graphicscard?
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:17 pm

Hey, Aloges.

I love your widgets! Here are all the ones I use frequently:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/BaylorAirBear/widgets.jpg

Congrats on your new purchase Cadet!

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:23 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 13):
Here are all the ones I use

Jesus Christ on a Bicycle BABS! How many hours does it take to boot with all that stuff in the start up config?
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:28 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 14):

Jesus Christ on a Bicycle BABS! How many hours does it take to boot with all that stuff in the start up config?

All those put together require just a few kb to run. However, it isn't part of my startup config. I have that minimised.

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:38 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 13):

lol that looks very confusing  Smile
 
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 15):
it isn't part of my startup config. I have that minimised

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:24 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):
Do you have this problem as shown below too?

I had it, but I "solved" it.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):
If not, do you think it has something to do with my graphicscard?

No. It is caused by "Y'z Shadow", a little programme that comes with Flyakite and adds little "shadows" to the windows on your desktop. Some windows will technically be larger than what you get to see on the screen, so Y'z Shadow will add a shadow that's larger than the window you see - because the information on window size that Y'z Shadow gets says so. You'll notice the same with Windows Media Player.

I can live without the shadow effect, so I disabled Y'z shadow. You can do that in one of the Flyakite folders in your start menu, it should be "Tools". Open "Current User Settings" and disable Y'z Shadow in the "Run at Startup" box. Flyakite does need some tweaking, you'll have to try things out.

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 13):
Here are all the ones I use frequently:

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:44 pm

good atleast you didnt get a Toshiba Sattelite. Worst laptops ever made. I deal with them all the time at work when it comes to repairs. I honestly hate them.

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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:09 am

Quoting Lfutia (Reply 19):
good atleast you didnt get a Toshiba Sattelite.

Ya, my friend has one. Its utter shite. Its died on him 3-4 times, and each time I have to fix it. All hardware related. at one point it just shut off and stopped working, for a year. Then last week, It started again...
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 18):

No. It is caused by "Y'z Shadow", a little programme that comes with Flyakite and adds little "shadows" to the windows on your desktop. Some windows will technically be larger than what you get to see on the screen, so Y'z Shadow will add a shadow that's larger than the window you see - because the information on window size that Y'z Shadow gets says so. You'll notice the same with Windows Media Player.

I can live without the shadow effect, so I disabled Y'z shadow. You can do that in one of the Flyakite folders in your start menu, it should be "Tools". Open "Current User Settings" and disable Y'z Shadow in the "Run at Startup" box. Flyakite does need some tweaking, you'll have to try things out.

Thanks! Sorry for the late reply but I just got back to denmark from france today  Smile I'll try switching the shadow off
 
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 21):
Thanks!

Glad to help!  Smile

BTW, you can also access "Current User Settings" through the control panel.
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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:52 am

Great, now when you get your Rebel with it i will be Flat out jealous  Wink




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RE: Finally Ordered My New Laptop!

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:56 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 22):
Glad to help! Smile

BTW, you can also access "Current User Settings" through the control panel.

It worked! Once again, thanks!  Smile I love this theme! Big grin

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