I want a MAC

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shimmy
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I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:49 pm

Is the 'chroma key' feature in iMovie pretty smooth? or is it a cheesy version of the effect?

Can I edit and read EXCEL and WORD files right out of the box without purchasing extra software?

Is there settings I can use to limit what other users touching the Mac can only access?

(I don't use Google anymore, I use the Lounge).

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by Rave » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:00 pm

dunno but wait. Mac are gonna drop some nice new updates to the macbook pro range very soon :D

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:06 pm

Are we talking days? weeks? months?
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Re: I want a MAC

Post by UKRuss » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:12 pm

what is this 'excel' and 'word' you speak of?

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by beats me » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:18 pm

Rave wrote:dunno but wait. Mac are gonna drop some nice new updates to the macbook pro range very soon :D
But do you really want a U2 logoed Edition MBP?

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by Hidden Driveways » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:39 pm

shimmy wrote:Is the 'chroma key' feature in iMovie pretty smooth?
I don't know.

shimmy wrote:Can I edit and read EXCEL and WORD files right out of the box without purchasing extra software?
No. But, you can try to do that stuff online with Google Docs. There may be some freeware you can seek out to do this. But a new Apple out of the box, no.
shimmy wrote: Is there settings I can use to limit what other users touching the Mac can only access?
I don't know. Apparently you can control what applications open audio files too, so who knows. Anything might be possible.

You're going to miss some of the conveiences you're used to with a PC, but you won't miss them for long. Life is better on a Mac. Don't buy a new MacBook right now. Only buy a refurbished one from the Apple store, or a used one from a local. The current Core 2 Duo processors are really, really out of date.

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by funky shit » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:46 pm

beats me wrote:
Rave wrote:dunno but wait. Mac are gonna drop some nice new updates to the macbook pro range very soon :D
But do you really want a U2 logoed Edition MBP?
:lol:


yes. yes i do.
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Re: I want a MAC

Post by maxgraham » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:32 am

shimmy wrote:Is the 'chroma key' feature in iMovie pretty smooth? or is it a cheesy version of the effect?

Can I edit and read EXCEL and WORD files right out of the box without purchasing extra software?

Is there settings I can use to limit what other users touching the Mac can only access?

(I don't use Google anymore, I use the Lounge).
You can read them through Quick view, you can view almost any doc with quick view on a mac (highlight and hit the space bar) but no editing unless you upload to google docs, purchase iwork (99$) or purchase office ($200)

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:34 am

need those 2 programs
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Re: I want a MAC

Post by liveISlife » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:34 am

shimmy wrote:(I don't use Google anymore, I use the Lounge).
I love this.

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:36 am

i have the money now
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Re: I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:41 am

Hey, coincidence,I just read on CNET today a new Office for Apple is coming. I'm gonna read more on it.
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Re: I want a MAC

Post by maxgraham » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:42 am

shimmy wrote:
maxgraham wrote: You can read them through Quick view, you can view almost any doc with quick view on a mac (highlight and hit the space bar) but no editing unless you upload to google docs, purchase iwork (99$) or purchase office ($200)
Hey, coincidence,I just read on CNET today a new Office for Apple is coming. I'm gonna read more on it.
You should try iwork, it's so much faster on a mac, office is really bloated and slow. plus iwork is cheaper and you can open, edit and export all word
and excel docs

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Re: I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:43 am

Maybe I'll make that my new sig.
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Re: I want a MAC

Post by shimmy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:46 am

Hey, i'm down for cheap! Thanks for this info.
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