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Strange, the starting price for the white plastic... 1,494 Views / 31 Replies  
Strange, the starting price for the white plastic Macbook is $999, not $1, 700. That doesn't even take into consideration discounts you can find at Apple (e.g. the education discount, or refurb...
Posted by Terrin, on May 8, 2009 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm a shareholder and you couldn't be further... 6,221 Views / 160 Replies  
I'm a shareholder and you couldn't be further from the truth. Apple knows there is pent up demand for these products. It has bleed the channel dry for months. Why would Apple lower the price when it...
Posted by Terrin, on Mar 8, 2009 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Why is it surprising? Apple manages it's product... 6,221 Views / 160 Replies  
Why is it surprising? Apple manages it's product inventory better then any other tech company. To the day it knows how much inventory it is selling. More importantly, it would be stupid to lower...
Posted by Terrin, on Mar 8, 2009 at 12:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have been looking forward to buying a new Mac... 4,826 Views / 39 Replies  
I have been looking forward to buying a new Mac notebook for a while. I was going to take the plunge after Apple made the recent update. Based on my needs, a Macbook was what fits. However, I was...
Posted by Terrin, on Jan 1, 2009 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have owned four Macs in the last ten years. I... 6,913 Views / 63 Replies  
I have owned four Macs in the last ten years. I have a 2001 and 1999 still operating. Those four Macs never needed Apple care. The iBook needed the logic board repaired a few times, but Apple...
Posted by Terrin, on Oct 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you really liked it you wouldn't be going... 7,543 Views / 146 Replies  
If you really liked it you wouldn't be going back.



I agree Apple lacks in the expandable/upgradable desktop department. You used to be able to get such a system from Apple not to long ago in...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:31 PM, in macOS
Here is my list of why the new iPhone disappoints... 3,659 Views / 61 Replies  
Here is my list of why the new iPhone disappoints me:

1). AT&T is a horrible, greedy, and downright unpatriotic company.
2). People are being forced to pay for 3G service, even if they have no...
Posted by Terrin, on Jun 14, 2008 at 10:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, and the inventors at Xerox borrowed many of... 3,911 Views / 51 Replies  
Yes, and the inventors at Xerox borrowed many of the ideas from their former employer Douglas Engelbart (also the inventor of the computer mouse).

He in turn, borrowed some of his ideas from...
Posted by Terrin, on May 23, 2008 at 12:28 AM, in macOS
I guess it depends by what you mean by feature... 3,523 Views / 83 Replies  
I guess it depends by what you mean by feature rich. For me it means I have all the things I need to write a variety of different types of email and organize them. For you it apparently means...
Posted by Terrin, on May 17, 2008 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
You can run multiple copies of Office. I... 1,183 Views / 16 Replies  
You can run multiple copies of Office. I currently have 2004 and 2008 installed. I really like the design improvements in Office 2008. I, however, do find it a bit sluggish on my Power PC based Mac...
Posted by Terrin, on May 13, 2008 at 08:36 PM, in Applications
Let me add that Apple's Mail works better then... 3,523 Views / 83 Replies  
Let me add that Apple's Mail works better then the alternatives when it comes to things like displaying attachments. For instance, PDFs are actually displayed in the message. It also works great with...
Posted by Terrin, on May 13, 2008 at 08:12 PM, in Applications
I have used probably every OSX Mail client.... 3,523 Views / 83 Replies  
I have used probably every OSX Mail client. Overall, I like Apple's the best. First, it is well integrated with Apple's other applications, like the Address Book and Safari. Second, I find it faster...
Posted by Terrin, on May 13, 2008 at 08:05 PM, in Applications
Well, perhaps you can perceive a difference in... 17,105 Views / 49 Replies  
Well, perhaps you can perceive a difference in how the settings look. I can't. That, however, is neither here nor there. The issue was what speeds up performance, not what looks better. There are...
Posted by Terrin, on May 12, 2008 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Settings 17,105 Views / 49 Replies  
Ram of course is the best way to speed things up. However, there are other things that help too. For instance, setting your monitor to display thousands of colors instead of the default millions....
Posted by Terrin, on May 8, 2008 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One final note. I respect what I believe is... 155,652 Views / 253 Replies  
One final note. I respect what I believe is Raulito15's scientific curiosity coupled with perhaps a bit of capitalist drive. However, I do not see the value of his proposed repair over that of...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 20, 2007 at 03:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey, don't get me wrong. I wasn't knocking you... 155,652 Views / 253 Replies  
Hey, don't get me wrong. I wasn't knocking you for frying your first board. All I am saying is everybody has different circumstances. You didn't seem to care that much if you ultimately got the iBook...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 20, 2007 at 03:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
PS Let me add that most people who get... 155,652 Views / 253 Replies  
PS

Let me add that most people who get engineering degrees, or most degrees for that matter, only wish they could get a Professor's job. Problem is everybody wants that job, so landing one is like...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Honestly, I do not know why you guys are... 155,652 Views / 253 Replies  
Honestly, I do not know why you guys are fighting. Nitronick, you yourself wrote that you fried your first iBook logic board. However, you were fortunate enough to have two more logic boards. I only...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would. First, 3G isn't available by me. So, the... 4,062 Views / 31 Replies  
I would. First, 3G isn't available by me. So, the iPhone becomes heavier, at no benefit. Second, I hardly even use Edge, so I doubt I'd use 3G that much. As you say, speed is important, but Wi-Fi is...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 9, 2007 at 02:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ts 2,449 Views / 46 Replies  
I am not a fan of rumors, but Thinks Secret does a fair job. Moreover, rumors are just that rumors. Somebody may hear something that Apple is doing, but Apple may later change its plans, or the plans...
Posted by Terrin, on May 16, 2007 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook is a good value 2,449 Views / 46 Replies  
I am not a fan of the integrated graphic chip either, but for most people this chip will more then fullfill their needs. I spent time playing with my girlfriend's mom's MacBook over the weekend, and...
Posted by Terrin, on May 16, 2007 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I do not get it. 2,725 Views / 52 Replies  
I do not get it. You could get so much more, for less. See my Bluehost.com comment. You could have your own domain, with 100 email addresses, subdomains, and the list goes on for less then you are...
Posted by Terrin, on Apr 23, 2007 at 11:37 PM, in Applications
No 2,725 Views / 52 Replies  
The only reason I could think of .Mac being worth the money is if you use its syncing features. I use Bluehost, and pay $6.95 a month. I get 100 Gigabits of storage, a free domain name, up to 100...
Posted by Terrin, on Apr 23, 2007 at 11:32 PM, in Applications
I use Wordpress (watchingpolitics.com). Even if... 2,886 Views / 51 Replies  
I use Wordpress (watchingpolitics.com). Even if Safari's Code was identical to Firefox or IE, it still would not work correctly with Wordpress. Wordpress intentionally excludes Safari because Safari...
Posted by Terrin, on Mar 26, 2007 at 02:49 PM, in Applications
A couple of complaints 6,565 Views / 136 Replies  
Yes, but in OSX when you do the same thing, you do not get any such message window. Moreover, in OSX hitting the power button is the equivalent of hitting shut down. As someone else pointed out I...
Posted by Terrin, on Mar 26, 2007 at 10:42 AM, in macOS
Yes, but in OSX when you do the same thing, you... 6,565 Views / 136 Replies  
Yes, but in OSX when you do the same thing, you do not get any such message window. Moreover, in OSX hitting the power button is the equivalent of hitting shut down. As someone else pointed out I...
Posted by Terrin, on Mar 26, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in macOS
If you are trying to save money you can 1) see if... 1,440 Views / 20 Replies  
If you are trying to save money you can 1) see if you qualify for an Apple honor system eduction discount (e.g. if you are home schooled), or 2) for a refurbished model. You can usually save around a...
Posted by Terrin, on Mar 19, 2007 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quicktime 11,178 Views / 90 Replies  
I agree that there are a few thing better on Windows (for instance being able to delete indivdual items from the trash). However, on a Mac, the space bar in Quicktime does pause and start a movie. It...
Posted by Terrin, on Feb 22, 2007 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Experiences 11,178 Views / 90 Replies  
Apple sticks with the one button mouse to appease long time users who actually find it easier. I am one of them. For what it is worth, Apple actually did tests along time ago when it first released a...
Posted by Terrin, on Feb 22, 2007 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They do look different, no doubt. I think,... 5,574 Views / 55 Replies  
They do look different, no doubt. I think, however, it is just a preference thing. I prefer OSX's settings. Both use different rendering engines. Both come set with different default brightness,...
Posted by Terrin, on Feb 1, 2007 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
One sick Puppy. You are correct. Apple does not,... 7,029 Views / 89 Replies  
One sick Puppy. You are correct. Apple does not, nor has ever, catered to the whole economic spectrum of computer users. It is not interested in the current price war going on between Dell, HP, and...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 29, 2006 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I strongly agree with that. That is the test run.... 10,340 Views / 136 Replies  
I strongly agree with that. That is the test run. I will wait until the MacBook is revised before I bite. By that time, most manufacturing kinks will likley be worked out.
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 20, 2006 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It is easy to blame corporations. They, however,... 10,340 Views / 136 Replies  
It is easy to blame corporations. They, however, by their nature are greedy. They have to continuously increase profits to appease shareholders. Personally, I think the whole scheme of public...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 20, 2006 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I do not know if I believe you or not. ... 10,340 Views / 136 Replies  
I do not know if I believe you or not. Nonetheless, since Apple pushes the design envelop, it often takes a few minor revisions to work out some of the manufacturing kinks. Other PC manufacuters do...
Posted by Terrin, on Jul 20, 2006 at 09:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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