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humpingdan




msg:976701
 11:18 am on Jun 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

i recently converted to mac, bout 6 months ago, infact ive just paid of the intrest free loan apple offered over christmas, nice one apple

i absoloutly love my ibook,

ive set it up to run a little web server just for my friends, running apache - php - and mysql, and how easy, and does it crash me thinks not!

ok i admit im running virtual pc with windows 2000 - ok my bad but atleast its not xp pro, i just require 2000 to debug a network i administer!

ive got photshop ce, loving it though i need more ram!

macromedia studio little slow but once its open its great,
office 2004 - love that too,

only today forund the speech recognition command,
i have great fun shouting my name "log me off" lol as i leave the room! specially as kelly confirms to me!

i love working on it, i feel comfortable, and relaxed!

anyway, just wanted to rant i have just today got my hands on a tiny laptop for mindows 2000 might even set server up on it and run the net through it to my mac, maybe even go wireless! cracking!

anyone who can tell me stuff im also missing out on, on my ibook os x let me know, id like to descover apple script and what thats all about!

cheers!

Dan

 

shaneshep




msg:976702
 6:29 pm on Jun 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dan,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Macintosh!

EliteWeb




msg:976703
 6:37 pm on Jun 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Once you get in and get your feet wet you can get used to anything. I use all sorts of operating systems, mac being my favorite :D

timster




msg:976704
 6:59 pm on Jun 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

OK, you might appreciate my latest "It just works" story.

Last weekend we went down the shore for a family vacation. My cousin starts talking about how she was playing Neverwinter Nights in the car on the way. Well, NWN happens to be my favorite game.

So I pull out my PowerBook, create a wireless network, and in five minutes we've got a network game. Sure, you can network PCs together, but that requires *planning.*

OK, so other cool things about OS X to check out.

Unix stuff:
1. Perl - pre-installed, and easy to connect to MySQL.
2. Shell Scripts
3. CRON - Schedule scripts and stuff.
4. Use only the Terminal for a week and pretend you're a Unix guru (or become one)

Cross-Platform Stuff:
5. Remote Desktop Connection - My favorite way to use a PC, i.e., without touching it.

"Other" stuff:
6. "Speak selection" - Boy was this ever fun back in college after a few drinks.

Macguru




msg:976705
 10:20 pm on Jun 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>id like to descover apple script and what thats all about!

Find some good AppleScript tutorials and you will be soon laying back on your chair looking at your Mac work for you.

FileMaker Pro and AppleScript working together is simply a dream come true.

aus_dave




msg:976706
 6:12 am on Jun 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

My favorite way to use a PC, i.e., without touching it

Thanks timster - not sure if you meant to or not but that gave me a laugh :).

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