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Joining the off white side. . .

Thanks to xanaphia I'm going to be the proud owner of a Gen 1 TiBook, running OSX and with enough RAM to handle most everything I'll be throwing at it (Excell and Web Surfing) which means I won't need to be lugging around an LCD this weekend to access my cd binder database. . .

Which also means, I'll get to tear apart the Compaq Presario for the processor toss the 60GB HD into an external case, and see if Andrew and Kelly need a 512MB Dimm for their laptop. . .



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May. 22nd, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)

some recommended apps:

tangerine! (bpm stuff)
little snitch (application level firewall)
virtue desktops (virtual desktop manager)
sshkeychain (ssh integration with osx's keychain)
flip4mac (wmv support for quicktime)
tinkertool (like powertools for windows)
handbrake (video encoding)
ffmpegx (video encoding)
mactheripper (dvd ripper)
vlc (video player)
May. 22nd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
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May. 22nd, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
even better. :)
May. 22nd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
man it's going to take some time to get used to the it just works mentality. . . that is so prevelant on the mac side of things. . .

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May. 22nd, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
don't forget X -- though not a ton of X extensions compiled in.
May. 22nd, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
don't worry, it took me a while too, and i came from linux on the desktop :)

might also take you a little bit of time to get used to the machine never crashing, and just being able to close the damned thing when you're done with it and have it come right back on when you're ready to use it.

the amazing thing for me was that when i accidentally unplugged my mac mini at work, it just suspended itself and came right back up when i plugged it in. that was fabulous -- my laptop i expect that, but a mac mini?!
May. 22nd, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
yes, well, the plan is to get a macbook pro next spring when tax return season comes around, they should be about at the point that Mac has upgraded to the Santa Rosa chipset and a slightly nicer video card than they are running now, I plan on dual booting XP and OSX although I may be compltely converted by the time I get there.

May. 22nd, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
as an aside, mine's a gothbook, though i still miss my ibook a lot :(
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