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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Day 1 Reply with quote

Mmmm - just got my first MAC - seems OK - awkward to get used to things after XP

Keyboard - why @ in funny place - where is the end key - cut and paste are different

Browser - Safari - my kids are unhappy - they are used to sites which require media player plug ins - what browser do most MAC peole use?

Display - 17" CRT fuzzy text ???? *** MAIN PROBLEM ***

Will need to think about upgrading RAM - hope I don't break case - seen the video

Networking - seems easy to use my XP internet connection - at the moment I have:

ISP <--> XP <--> MAC

would it be better/easy/more secure to:

ISP <--> MAC <--> XP ???

Also, should I ugrade the OS from the 10.3.7 that came pre-installed?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratualations on switching to mac, just wait a while and it will get a lot better,

for the keyboard problem, if you have a 2 click mouse then it's much easier for copy/paste and such.

for your browser try firefox, (its really nice)

the fuzzzy text on the screen, either you have a bad connection of just try and change the displays,

upgrading RAM is a great idea, you should take it to the apple store or some other mac specialist.

for the network thing, I have no idea.

you should upgrade to tiger.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OS X firewall is much better than XP's. You can share your internet connection through your Mac; System Preferences > Sharing > Internet > select a port to share and press the Start button.

Be sure to enable stealth mode in your OS X firewall in the firewall's advanced settings. This is available from System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I can't find the stealth mode you mention - I've shared the internet via my XP to MAC which was simple - but it doesn't seem to work the other way round - is there a guide/troubleshooting thing somehwre?

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[quote="NEMMRRC"]The OS X firewall is much better than XP's. You can share your internet connection through your Mac; System Preferences > Sharing > Internet > select a port to share and press the Start button.

Be sure to enable stealth mode in your OS X firewall in the firewall's advanced settings. This is available from System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the fuzzy text, try different font smoothing settings. Changes will take effect when apps are re-launched.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Day 1 Reply with quote

[quote="mindplay"]Also, should I ugrade the OS from the 10.3.7 that came pre-installed?[/quote]

Where did you get your Mini? If from a commercial source, you may have Tiger uninstalled on a separate included disk.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: OS X Upgrade Reply with quote

Yes I do have it - my question really was is it worth upgrading to the latest version?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: OS X Upgrade Reply with quote

[quote="mindplay"]is it worth upgrading to the latest version?[/quote]

Absolutely--if for no other reason, Spotlight is worth the effort. Plus I just think it's good general policy to cautiously stay as current as possible with one's software, and Tiger is in its fifth point revision now so it's safe to upgrade.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK -I'll upgrade then - can I blame you if it all goes wrong? Wink

My main problem at the moment is sharing my USB MAC internet connection with my XP computer via ethernet.

Funny - the other way round was easy?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="mindplay"]OK -I'll upgrade then - can I blame you if it all goes wrong? Wink

My main problem at the moment is sharing my USB MAC internet connection with my XP computer via ethernet.

Funny - the other way round was easy?[/quote]
Have you tried downloading the Bonjour suite for Windows from Apple? It helped me when I was trying to share my Mac's printer with my ThinkPad I was issued at work.
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bonjour/

It may be worth a look.

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