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Old 22.01.2009, 16:24
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Re: The Apple Thread

The only thing that is a bit of a pain with buying a mac here is that it comes with a french keyboard. Not too hard to change on setup, but you do need to buy another keyboard. I bought the wireless one which works a treat, until the batteries start to run low... and then it is a pain. And the mouse won't plug into it, so you have to plug it into the back.. and why on earth do the new iMacs only come with three USB ports?? Grrrr.

Other than that, I love my iMac. It's just so pretty...
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Old 22.01.2009, 16:41
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The only thing that is a bit of a pain with buying a mac here is that it comes with a french keyboard. Not too hard to change on setup, but you do need to buy another keyboard.
If you buy a new Mac in Switzerland a US keyboard is a "no charge" option:
http://store.apple.com/ch-fr/configu...A?mco=NzU0NjQ4

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and why on earth do the new iMacs only come with three USB ports?? Grrrr.
Plus 2 on the (non-wireless) keyboard (of which one USB port would be used for the mouse).
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Old 22.01.2009, 16:46
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Re: The Apple Thread

I think I'll go for a wireless mouse as well. This'll free up a port. I bought my Mac from Manor, as I wanted to be able to take it back easily if it messes up. Plus they're always on sale there.
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Old 22.01.2009, 17:07
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Re: The Apple Thread

I've never seen a necessity for wireless peripherals. My keyboard, mouse, even the lights on my bicycle all don't need batteries. But different products for different preferences, I guess.
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Old 22.01.2009, 22:03
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Re: The Apple Thread

Now a mac powered by dynamo - there's a thought...
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Old 12.02.2009, 09:22
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Re: The Apple Thread

A German firm has begun offering PCs running Mac OS X from €499 to €1,499, in apparent violation of Apple’s user licence.

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Old 15.02.2009, 17:00
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Re: The Apple Thread

Psystar court cases aren't going to well for the company and even though German laws may be different, I think Apple will pick up the gauntlet if this is going to be any more than a blip on the radar.

The question is, are there many consumers willing to buy an unlicensed OS X machine? While there are many tinkerers who like to fool around with OS X - usually on their own x86 machines - I think the answer is no. And for work environments it's out of the question anyway.
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Old 15.02.2009, 17:20
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Psystar court cases aren't going to well for the company and even though German laws may be different, I think Apple will pick up the gauntlet if this is going to be any more than a blip on the radar.

The question is, are there many consumers willing to buy an unlicensed OS X machine? While there are many tinkerers who like to fool around with OS X - usually on their own x86 machines - I think the answer is no. And for work environments it's out of the question anyway.
Let's see what happens in court. Remember how COMPAQ got started? Remember "99% IBM PC compatible"?
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Old 15.02.2009, 17:28
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The only thing that is a bit of a pain with buying a mac here is that it comes with a french keyboard. Not too hard to change on setup, but you do need to buy another keyboard. I bought the wireless one which works a treat, until the batteries start to run low... and then it is a pain. And the mouse won't plug into it, so you have to plug it into the back.. and why on earth do the new iMacs only come with three USB ports?? Grrrr.
I dealt with that by getting used to using a Swiss keyboard. No good for the occasional Unixy things I do at home. Only US/ UK ASCII are suitable for the command line. Using SHIFT for / and ALT-SHIFT for | is a royal PITA.

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Other than that, I love my iMac. It's just so pretty...
I have to agree with you there. I'd sooner do RedHat on a 286 than run windows on a machine, at home, that I bought. I couldn't resist slapping a "My other computer is a CRAY" sticker over the Apple logo though.
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Old 25.02.2009, 10:46
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Re: The Apple Thread

I've said before that the Mac Mini is dead in the water, but somebody has created a blurry image of a Mac Mini to start a rumour with the wishful thinkers. 5 USB ports, 2 monitor ports, FireWire?

I like the follow-up rumour, though.
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Old 25.02.2009, 11:38
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Re: The Apple Thread

There is also a video of that mac mini floating around.

In other interesting news, apple has just released a public beta of safari 4. It looks, in the words of the great one, "pretty cool".

Heres the article and a link to download it....

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...4_browser.html
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Old 25.02.2009, 13:03
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Alleged new Mac Mini video:

http://www.macrumors.com/2009/02/20/...-gen-mac-mini/
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Old 03.03.2009, 17:35
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Re: The Apple Thread

Well I'll be damned. New Mac Minis with 5 USB and 2 video ports and a return of the old case shape. Prices have been bumped though, from 750/1000 to 800/1100 CHF.

Many other offers and silent upgrades, too: Macrumors article
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Old 03.03.2009, 17:51
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New Mac Minis with 5 USB and 2 video ports and a return of the old case shape. Prices have been bumped though, from 750/1000 to 800/1100 CHF.
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2.0GHz Mac mini. 2GB 1066 MHz DDR SDRAM, GeForce 9400M integrated graphics, 320GB HD, 8x SuperDrive, Mini DisplayPort and mini-DVI, 5 USB Ports, One FireWire 800 Port
Wow.. and finally a decent sized hard drive in the Mac Mini...!!
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Old 03.03.2009, 18:06
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Wow.. and finally a decent sized hard drive in the Mac Mini...!!
If you think big and spend 2500.- on the Mac Mini you can maximise its awesomeness/cm^3 with BluRay, CPU replacement, etc...
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I've said before that the Mac Mini is dead in the water, but somebody has created a blurry image of a Mac Mini to start a rumour with the wishful thinkers. 5 USB ports, 2 monitor ports, FireWire?
Hehe

New iMac range too, also with a price increase. Recession eh!?
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Old 25.08.2009, 12:10
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Re: The Apple Thread

Snow leopard is out on friday. From what I've heard from people running a beta build it's a lot snappier than Leopard.

I should have it installed over the weekend (on my spare mac - never run a .0 release on your main computer) and I'll let you know what it breaks.
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Old 25.08.2009, 14:05
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Re: The Apple Thread

I will be interested to see what happens - have my 1st macbook pro and pondering to upgrade it
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Old 28.08.2009, 14:22
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Snow leopard is out on friday. From what I've heard from people running a beta build it's a lot snappier than Leopard.

I should have it installed over the weekend (on my spare mac - never run a .0 release on your main computer) and I'll let you know what it breaks.
Just completed upgrades to Snow Leopard on Mac Mini, Macbook Pro and iMac, looks good so far.

Seems to start and run a few things faster and some more hidden nice features as well.

Here is a link to a list of software which seems to have some incompatibility problems:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08...mpatibilities/

My developer tools and connections to my remote servers all appear to work 100% so I am a happy bunny.

Should pick up the server version this afternoon to have a go at setting up the Wiki 2 for my project documentation.

Have fun
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Old 28.08.2009, 14:24
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Re: The Apple Thread

If I can get my hands on a Snow Leopard copy, I'll upgrade this weekend or read some blogs from those that have already taken the plunge. But I mean it's Apple - what could possibly go wrong......?
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