Apple

Re: Apple

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:06 am

I want to stay with Quicken because I have so much data in it for personal and my small business, I don't want to have to start over with a different program.

As far as using Excel, All the sales people at the company I work for have company-issued laptops with Excel,I don't have one (not in sales). When the company went to computer generated reports I was left out in the cold, they wouldn't give me Excel to install on my personal PC because their license only allowed for installation on company PC's, and wouldn't accept hand written reports anymore. One of my friends has Microsoft Office so I borrowed the disc from him so I could get Excel. So I'm using my personal machine for company business, I also communicate with accounts via email, submit orders and schedule work via email as well. :mad2: :mad: :mad2:
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:09 pm

Hey John, I switched to the mini Mac last Dec. I love it, way more so than that noisy heat throwing PC. My son loaded Windows on it too. I can choose either operating system after booting up. But I always use snow leopard. Honestly, I didn't even want him loading Windows. He did it when I wasn't home.
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:13 pm

I hear that Mark, this iMac is completely silent, if it's really quiet in here I can hear the hard drive. My surviving PC is fairly quiet, the other one was noisy as hell, mostly from the fan in the power supply which eventually failed. The replacement fan was just as noisy.
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:01 pm

I have an iPhone, which has been outstanding. Home built pc's and a laptop at home running Windows 7...which I think is stable and responsive. I use Google Chrome for a browser, and have never had any issues. It is worth noting that it is just my wife and I using the PC's, and we install a minimal amount of software.

I used to run linux on my home computer, but eventually got tired of trying to find alternatives to my favorite software. At this point I mostly use the computer to check out nepacrossroads, the weather, and pay bills.
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Re: Apple

PostBy: vwgtiman On: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:27 am

Ok, its now been a year that I have the iMac. Only one issue in this time period... the 12yo decided to insert a "second" cd into the superdrive when it was already loaded.... I got it out but it was stressful. I too run Bootcamp as I am taking some courses online and needed to run MS Office. I have Office 2010 for the Mac that is just fine but all the course books are written for the MS versions. The Mac vs PC versions are not the same. I also noticed some online banking forms still don't want to play nice with Safari. This may be a non issue now but when this happens I just reboot into Xp and get it done that way. Also, as previously stated XP runs great on the iMac. As good if not better then when it was on my built PC.

My wife and I both have iPhones now. I tried going back to a Nokia "bar" phone for a while to save some $ on data fees but it wasn't worth it in the end... There is a lot of functionality in this iPhone. We have a iPhone 3gs and a iPhone 4. I will be selling my Canon digital camcorder as my iPhone 4 takes HD video that is way better then the camcorder. Its smaller, lasts longer, and stores 6 - 10 hrs of video. It also has an LED light.

Our Apple TV is a great device too. This coupled with Netflix for $7 a month is a dream come true for families with kids. There are tons of kid shows and movies. I can also view all my content that is on the iMAc right on my 55" HD tv.
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Re: Apple

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:48 am

lsayre wrote:Just install the Linux operating system (I prefer Linux Mint, running the Gnome desktop) on your PC and you will never be bothered by viruses again. I've been running Linux for many years now.


You and I need to talk. I recently abandoned Mint to go back to XP after having too many troubles with Linux! :)
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Re: Apple

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:45 pm

Looks like my next CPU will be an Apple product after reading this thread. :yes: So sick of the damn quirks!

The latest is this "page hang" whenever I click on something on the forum. Sometimes it goes right to it, other times I'm screaming at my screen with clinched fists ready to smash my LCD screen!! :mad: :mad:

I watch the lights blink on my DSL modem when I upload pics. Definitely something interrupting the process, making it MUCH slower than it should be. SICK OF IT!! :x
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:43 am

I'm still very satisfied with the iMac, Smitty.
The only issue I have is accessing the forum using Safari, I'm using Firefox for the forum. The page hang thing is happening here as well.
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:17 am

Smitty, if most of your computer use is web browsing...linux might be a good option too. You could install it on your existing machine for no cost (aside from the cost of burning a cd).
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:10 pm

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Re: Apple

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:17 pm

Yeah just heard the news a couple hours ago on Fox. I wish I had one tenth of what he has in the bank .... :o Great products though.

Maybe if I was one tenth as smart as he ....
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:22 pm

Lots of Apple products around here, iPhones, iPods, an iBook. I never bothered much with them, but once I bought the iMac I realized what all the fuss was about.

At a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs shared the philosophy that drove him.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Jobs said. “Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
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Re: Apple

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:27 pm

That's how I live my life ... and probably the reason I'm not starving right now. ;)
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Re: Apple

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:27 pm

I need to start following that advice.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Re: Apple

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:30 pm

Not listening to anyone was in my DNA. Just ask my mom ... :funny:
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