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network/configuration/organization questions 514 Views / 1 Replies  
Sorry in advance or the length of this query but I am struggling with getting my family's apple hardware working together efficiently. I hope you guys can help me.

I will be getting a new IPad...
Posted by garyton, on May 31, 2012 at 07:27 AM, in Applications
I wish it still worked. It won't record or play... 930 Views / 19 Replies  
I wish it still worked. It won't record or play anymore. It's had it and is not worth fixing when you compare it to the costs of new ones.
The hardest issue is which format to choose now as they...
Posted by garyton, on Jun 21, 2010 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks again guys. I just had the new mb... 930 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks again guys.
I just had the new mb delived. Can't wait to open it tonight and show her.
Next step is to start researching new cameras to replace the old sony.
gary
Posted by garyton, on Jun 21, 2010 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
She has been using her friends Sony HD mini dv... 930 Views / 19 Replies  
She has been using her friends Sony HD mini dv tape recorder and has not liked it. When she has recorded on non HD settings the video has been poor and unusable she states. Maybe she has not had...
Posted by garyton, on Jun 20, 2010 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies. She used to use... 930 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks for the replies.
She used to use Pinnacle and Dreamweaver on her PC and since switching to macs she has only been using I Movie and the simpler mac programs. She has not had the time to...
Posted by garyton, on Jun 20, 2010 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
new MBP and working with video 930 Views / 19 Replies  
I have a new 15" MBP coming next week for my wife. I configured it with a 500 SSD. It only has one 800 Firewire port along with an SD card slot.
My wife works with video and is planning on getting...
Posted by garyton, on Jun 20, 2010 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
creating bootable original backup and backing up 493 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a new Mac Pro 8 core system with Tiger OS that has two 750 G drives.
Right now the second drive has no data. In the past with my windows computer there have been times that I have had to put...
Posted by garyton, on Jul 7, 2007 at 06:33 PM, in Applications
emulating windows 32 bit for investment charting 621 Views / 2 Replies  
I am trying to display stock charts from Investors Business Daily and it will not display the charts. It tells me that I need the equivalent of Active X and then it tells me that I need to configure...
Posted by garyton, on Jul 7, 2007 at 06:12 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
changing wireless router 687 Views / 0 Replies  
My wife is now setting up a new Mac Pro with a new Airport Extreme router. She previously has been using my PC notebook with an ethernet acble to a D-Link wireless router to work on her web pages...
Posted by garyton, on Jun 1, 2007 at 11:45 AM, in Networking
battery backup for new Mac Pro dual quad 801 Views / 2 Replies  
My wife just took delivery of her new Pro dual Quad core 3Ghz with the ATI 1900 XT card and 4 GB memory. She has the 30" cinema display along with all the extra stuff. She got it with 2 750 Gig...
Posted by garyton, on May 31, 2007 at 09:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thanks 993 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks slpload:
I found them.
There are some awesome work stations. They all look like my wife's except more tidy and organized. Many of them look like they are not even used. I have never seen...
Posted by garyton, on Dec 2, 2006 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
need help 993 Views / 9 Replies  
I did a search for setup pictures and got nothing.
Where would I find these?
Are they under Mac Pro as a topic setup pictures or something?
Thanks for help
Posted by garyton, on Dec 2, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
slpload 993 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the reply:
I figured I would need some kind of air flow around the case. Hopefully if she leaves the front door open and it has no back to the cabinet the case should stay cool enough....
Posted by garyton, on Dec 2, 2006 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
mac pro work station design 993 Views / 9 Replies  
Could you guys give me some ideas on where you have your monitors and cpu's other than normal? Can a new Mac Pro I am getting for my wife soon be put inside a lower wood cabinet furniture type work...
Posted by garyton, on Dec 1, 2006 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
same here 3,984 Views / 41 Replies  
I am in the same boat as you guys.
I have been reading and waiting to order my wife a new Mac Pro. She keeps stalling to order for various reasons and now with the new 8 core machines coming out I...
Posted by garyton, on Nov 28, 2006 at 11:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro Ram question 1,937 Views / 28 Replies  
I was just talking to a friend of mine who is ordering a new Pro for his video work and he mentioned that he had read that if you put 8GB of ram in the machine, it would be slower than the same...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 31, 2006 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
can you clarify the hd options 2,138 Views / 27 Replies  
Is it really verified that the new seagate drives with perpendicular writing really do not work well with the new pros?
I have a good friend who was in the computer industry and lived in Japan for a...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 29, 2006 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
apple restrictive 657 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree with you in that I can replace anything in the box to what I want. I just wanted to avoid having extra new hardware that I do not need.
I figured that if I pull out a new hard drive with 8...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 28, 2006 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pro hard drive from apple 657 Views / 5 Replies  
Does anyone know whether the 500 or the 750 GB hard drive is a 16MB cache?
The 250 GB drive is a 8MB cache that comes from apple?
I can't seem to find out the cache size on the optional drives from...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 28, 2006 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
ordering mac pro in store vs online 1,350 Views / 7 Replies  
I just returned from the apple store and finally my wife is ready to get her new mac pro. I thought I wouldbe able to configure the pro anyway we wanted in the store. Not so. We have to buy the...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 27, 2006 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
sounds good 47,294 Views / 210 Replies  
I recemtly e-mailed OWC reegarding adding 8GB in 4 2GB modules and they said they had them in stock and would offer me a deal for them. I voiced a concern over if there might be any problem with...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 11, 2006 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is OWC ok to deal with 47,294 Views / 210 Replies  
I see two opinions here regarding OWC. One states they are hard to deal with if you have any problems with your ram and the other seems to state they are ok but the Pro ram is not exactly identical...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 11, 2006 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
heating up 1,145 Views / 9 Replies  
I just spoke to a graphic arts student who just recently was working at one of the Apple stores and he was talking about how hot the Mac Pro's run. He told me that some users are placing extra...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 11, 2006 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Orlando Apple Stores 713 Views / 1 Replies  
Does anyone have any experience with dealing with either the Orlando Florida Mall Apple store or the Millenium Mall Store? I was planning on going in to the Millenium Mall store and ordering my wife...
Posted by garyton, on Oct 11, 2006 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
touchy subject 1,020 Views / 25 Replies  
I am sorry I even bought it up. I had no idea that this would set off anyones hot button.
Forget I even mentioned it. Let's pretend no one does this or would ever do it and everyone can be happy...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 29, 2006 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
in the apple store 1,020 Views / 25 Replies  
If you walk into an apple store, don't they register it right then when you pay for it? Is the name on the credit card payment linked to the registration in their records of the computer?
I am...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 29, 2006 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro warranty 1,020 Views / 25 Replies  
I am getting ready to purchase a new Mac Pro for my wife and a friend has suggested that I have a student that we know purchase it for me to get a student discount.
My concern is about the...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 28, 2006 at 10:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
thanks 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
Thanks again for the input.
I know the basic iLife stuff will not do what she needs. I am encouraging her to look at all the other programs out there such as Final Cut Studio.Motion, and others to...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 24, 2006 at 10:38 PM, in Applications
thanks again 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
My wife has not said much but when I explained about the ease of using her iTunes library with other apps, she seemed to be aware of that.
I think she eventually will say yes. When she does, I plan...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 24, 2006 at 09:05 PM, in Applications
thanks again 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
Thanks again for all the input.
I think I have done my part andput together as much info as I can for her to consider. Now it is up to her to decide.
Posted by garyton, on Sep 24, 2006 at 01:01 AM, in Applications
yes 879 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, I have told her that she can run all of her existing programs if she likes.
I was under the assumption that Rosetta which is a program in the Mac Pro will let he run all of her windows based...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 24, 2006 at 12:59 AM, in Applications
thanks 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
Thanks Zerostar.
I understand you now. I think she is hesitant but may be willing to change. I think she just needs to hear it from enough people or read it in enough places and then she won't...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 24, 2006 at 12:50 AM, in Applications
ram needed for her needs 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
When in the store I mentioned that I was planning on putting 8Gb (4-2GB modules) so then 4 would be open for the future if ever needed. The Apple person told me the most I would need for her was 4GB...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 23, 2006 at 11:57 PM, in Applications
She is used to Windows I think 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
I think the biggest hurdle for her is that she is used Windows XP Pro. When she has a program file problem she will stay up all night if necessary and figure it out. If she can not, she will...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 23, 2006 at 10:50 PM, in Applications
Wife comparing Windows app's to Mac apps 879 Views / 10 Replies  
My wife and I just came back from the Apple store. After playing with a Pro for several hours she felt that maybe the app's are more restrictive than what she is using now on her PC.
She now uses...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 23, 2006 at 09:37 PM, in Applications
mesnt to post in apps section also 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
Sorry, I really meant to ask about using the Mac OS as opposed to Windows but got carried away with the applications she was referring to. I guess I am looking for answers to both the OS and the...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 23, 2006 at 09:21 PM, in Applications
Is Tiger as flexible as XP Pro 2,563 Views / 34 Replies  
I just came back from the Apple store where my wife and I talked with someone and played with a Mac Pro for several hours.
I have been researching hardware for her new desktop system where she does...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 23, 2006 at 09:16 PM, in Applications
hard drive and monitor questions 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
If I am only going to run 1 ATI X1900 XTX board, is it worth getting a 30 apple monitor that has a resolution of 2540x1600. I do not think one graphics card, even the 1900 XTX is that high. I also...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 20, 2006 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hoping to love Mac OS 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
My hopes are that my wife will love the Mac OS and have no need for Windows eventually as she makes the switch.
For me it is only a matter of usng it for mail and using photoshop and my Canon...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 19, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
coming down the home stretch 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
OK: I am almost there other than convincing my wife to make the switch which I think will work after she keeps reading your postings.
I looked at the hard drives available at OWC. I see...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 18, 2006 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm convinced 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
Ok, You guys have convinced me.
After I get my Mac with the standard memory and one hard drive.
How do I replace the standard drive that I assume will have the OS on it along with any programs that...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 18, 2006 at 08:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
this sounds like a winner 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
This is sounding better and better as long as my wife is willing to make the switch.
I assume I would orderr it with the standard memory and one hard drive which seems to be the 500-16Mb cache 7200...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 18, 2006 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
not offered by Apple 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
You guys are a wealth of information.
When I go to Apple on line and configure a new Mac Pro, there are no options for any raptor drives. They do not even offer the 750 Gb Barracudas, only a 500. ...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 17, 2006 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
hard drives 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
I am assuming that the hard drives for a Mac are the same as for a PC.
My thoughts were to have two drives for her to have the OS and programs on and work on and then have one large hard drive for...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 17, 2006 at 10:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
Thank you so much for all the helpful information guys.
She imputs her video now using firewire and Dv videos. She does this for herself and her family, not for a job. She creates web sites using...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 17, 2006 at 07:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Maybe switching from PC to Power Mac 2,137 Views / 42 Replies  
Hello: I am new to this board and would welcome some inout from you Mac users.
I am in the process of configuring a new workstation/desktop for my wife. She is the real user of our family. She...
Posted by garyton, on Sep 17, 2006 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
 
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