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#307592
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News from MacWorld
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Originally posted by: lordjedi
Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
I HONESTLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL USING IE. IT'S BECOME SO OUTDATED. THERE ARE A LOT OF WEBSITE THAT REQUIRE EITHER FIREFOX OR SAFARI. IF YOU TRY USING IE YOU'RE SHIT OUT OF LUCK.


Maybe because MS still owns something like 80% of the desktop market?

On the topic of IE, IE 7 is light years ahead of IE 6 as far as standards compliance are concerned. But since your all on Macs, I guess you wouldn't know that.


I've been a pc user every day of my life since 1994, and IE has blown cheese since the day it hit the market. The only reason I ever used it was because Netscape couldn't compete and another viable product didn't come out until Opera, shortly thereafter killed by the much better FireFox. I'll never use IE voluntarily again. Any browser that requires a minimum of 5 mouse-clicks in this day and age to clear my browsing history should be used as a boat anchor.
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#307528
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News from MacWorld
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
I HAVE FIREFOX INSTALLED, AND I USE IT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. THE THING THAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT T IS THAT IT LOOKS TO MUCH LIKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD FIND ON WINDOWS. HOWEVER, THE ADD-ONS FOR FIREFOX ARE PRETTY COOL. THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT MADE IT SO POPULAR IN THE FIRST PLACE.

I HONESTLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL USING IE. IT'S BECOME SO OUTDATED. THERE ARE A LOT OF WEBSITE THAT REQUIRE EITHER FIREFOX OR SAFARI. IF YOU TRY USING IE YOU'RE SHIT OUT OF LUCK.


What I don't like about FF on a Mac is that the mouse functionality is not the same as on a pc, especially the wheel. On a pc if you click a link with the wheel it opens in a new tab. Not so, at least in my experience, on a mac.
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#307418
Topic
Genealogy
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Originally posted by: ferris209
Hadn't done much with my Mom's, my Dad's takes us all the way back to 1796 when my ancestor LEGALLY immigrated to Texas from Nueva Laredo, Mexico. Pretty much trace all our history on from there. We're pretty damn rooted in Texas, even had an ancestor fight for Texas Independence.


Remember the Alamo!
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#307263
Topic
Genealogy
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Originally posted by: Arnie.d
It sounds very interesting but I don't think we have something similar here in the Netherlands. How far back in time have you traced your family tree.


My father's family information goes back to about 1835 before he hit a wall. My mother's family the late 1800's, nothing as solid as my dad's. I'm taking on the mantle now so hopefully I'll have better luck.
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#306856
Topic
RIP: Bobby Fischer
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
Over the years, Fischer gave occasional interviews with a radio station in the Philippines, often digressing into anti-Semitic rants and accusing American officials of hounding him.

He praised the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying America should be "wiped out," and described Jews as "thieving, lying bastards."


Eh, I say good riddance.


I just read up on some of his recent exploits. While I admire his chess, this guy was an a##hole of the first order...Geez, I'm sorry I posted this.
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#306429
Topic
News from MacWorld
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
I WATCHED IT TOO. YEAH, THE MAC BOOK AIR IS DEFINITELY SWEET. I WISH IT WERE RIGHT FOR REPLACING MY MAC MINI, BUT IT'S NOT. I'LL STILL GET THE LATEST G5 iMAC. MAYBE NEXT YEAR I'LL GET A LAPTOP. THE ONLY THING THAT I WOULD REALLY USE A LAPTOP FOR WHILE OUT AND ABOUT IS TO SURF THE INTERNET. I CAN DO THAT WITH AN iPOD TOUCH WHICH I PLAN ON GETTING AT THE SAME TIME I GET MY NEW MAC.


Well, I can see myself going Mac from now on, honestly. In another couple of years I'll look into an Apple laptop.
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#305821
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Getting My First Mac this Weekend
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Can anyone tell me how to highlight or "select" text using the keyboard in Leopard? I live and die by doing that in Windows and it's driving me nuts on the iMac not knowing how to do it. I've tried the help but found nothing.

Other than that, I love the machine, and I'm finding myself using it more and more. It's becoming a little scary, actually. I look at my XP machines and the iMac and I feel like I'm gravitating to actually getting another Apple machine next year!
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#305103
Topic
Video Games - a general discussion thread
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Originally posted by: Zion
After amassing 93 stars last night, I would have to say Super Mario Galaxy is my favorite mario game. The gameplay is just outstanding. And I honestly thought graphics like these were not possible on the Wii.


Agreed. While I've heard many people say the Wii is graphically GameCube 1.5, I'm awestruck by the beauty of some of the graphics in SMG. I'll be interested to see what other developers do with it now that the hardware's being stretched like that. Can you imagine what it'll be like when Nintendo eventually goes Hi-Def?

The sad part is my kids are playing Spiderman: Friend or Foe and basically passing on SMG like it's no big deal. And my kids don't play video games that much (maybe 4 hours a week). I just want to yell "WHAT"S THE MATTER WITH YOU?? This game's a masterpiece! Play it!" Brings me back to the days of SMB on the NES when I'd spend entire nights playing it for weeks on end.
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#304796
Topic
Getting My First Mac this Weekend
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
IF YOU ARE RUNNING ON THE LEOPARD OS THEN YOU'RE ALREADY GETTING THE SOFTWARE UPDATES. THE UPDATES NOW AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD IN THE BACKGROUND. SOME OF THEM NEED YOU TO RESTART THE COMPUTER. MORE THAT LIKELY THIS IS WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH YOUR iMAC. IF YOU HAVE ANY MAC QUESTIONS AT ALL FEEL FREE TO PM OR EMAIL ME. I CAN ANSWER PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM. I'M A MEMBER OF THE DALLAS APPLE CORE WHICH IS THE OLDEST APPLE USER GROUP. WE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 30th YEAR.


Thanks Dayv. It seems to be much more stable now, with the exception of the wireless connection. It will work fine for a while, then drop. It's strange because my router is in my basement, and I get good connection on the third floor of the house. However the iMac is on the 2nd floor and is having trouble. Not sure what's going on. Going to see if I can test the signal in some way.

I also need to call them because I never received a serial number for iWork and I did pay for it.
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#304660
Topic
Getting My First Mac this Weekend
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Well, I got the iMac in and fired it up yesterday. Had some crashes early on, of the type where the OS says "You need to restart your computer". Have no idea why they happened, though on the last one the unit would not boot back up. I reseated the keyboard and mouse and it seems to be fine now. Still learning the ins-and-outs of the OS and applications. I love the interface and the hardware design, that's for sure.

Anyone have trouble with the airport connection interfering with existing wireless connections? Or anyone have a lot of drops with airport?
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#303604
Topic
Getting My First Mac this Weekend
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
FOR THE KIDS ??? YOU SHOULD DUMP YOUR COMPUTER ON THE KIDS AND KEEP THE MAC FOR YOURSELF.
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This is mostly about getting the best learning machine for them. They can learn Mac OS and Windows in one shot on a Mac, whereas I have no real interest outside of curiosity using the Mac. I've no doubt I'll be using it when they go to bed, but they'll be the primaries. If they're not then it goes to my office Who knows? If I like it maybe I'll get one for myself next year.