I got a free apple from work :D

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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:11 pm

I'm a windows user through and through but today the IT guy at work gave me apple! I work at a newspaper creating adverts, and one of the partner businesses were switching from apples to windows ( :P ) and wanted him to get rid of the apples, and suggest that he distribute them to any workers that were interested. Anyway he gave me a Power Book G4 MDD.



which i'm hell stoked about! Judging by the 60 Gig HD and an article on wikipedia I've concluded its the Dual 867MHz PowerPC G4.

Anyway despite being an old computer (and the lowest spec one of its model heh) its quite cool and awesome to use..currently I am trying to install WACOM drivers and stuff onto it so I can use it to do artwork.

However I have a problem...how do I open the friggin CD tray? Theres no button on the CD tray...instead when I look on the CD drive for a button all I see is a stupid ugly confused face in the mirror :/
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:21 pm

Okay turns out theres a button on the keyboard which opens the CD tray. However, I put my DVD which has photoshop elements (came with waacom tablet) and the DVD goes into the tray and nothing happens...I tested a music CD and a DVD of black books...they worked...sigh...damn apples!
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:36 pm

[quote="David":lauc9zxz]Okay turns out theres a button on the keyboard which opens the CD tray.[/quote:lauc9zxz]
Hahaha search for RMB =D you wont find it!
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:21 pm

haha this is hillarious....the mouse for the apple has no right button and no scrollbar...apparently because its simplier to just do things with one click....fair enough right...BUT WRONG...I HOOKED UP A WINDOWS MOUSE AND OMG OSX SUPPORTS RIGHT CLICKING AND MOUSE WHEEL SCROLLING!

Sorry about the capital letters but that just seems so stupid! Its like the programmers of the operating system knew that people would want a right click button but one of the sales reps said 'NO! NO RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON! here give me the skrew driver *snap* see...its a mouse with just a left click! Isn't it brilliant!'

I wonder if the mirror on the apples drives is so you can put on your makeup without leaving the computer....
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:28 pm

heh sorry I shouldn't diss the device so much, I'm just having trouble at the moment installing drivers for my WACOM tablet...and the dvd i have of photoshop elements is refusing to run....everything else is fine but the one thing I wanted it to do it doesn't seem to want to do!

I remember some quote about apples being : ' i dont really feel I'm using the apple because I'm not in control...I prefer to think of it as...I'm sharing an experience'

I'm sure once I get this thing running I'll be happy and will be all supportive of apples...but in the meantime its so fustrating!

When I get this working I promise I'll get back to coding construct :P
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:52 pm

Macs are weird. Last time I used one I was confused by the mouse, it has one button, but sometimes right clicked, then I realised if you click on the left side it left clicks and right side right clicks, why do they have to make it confusing? Just have 2 buttons.

Is it the type of mac you can install windows on? :?
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:06 pm

I dont think so...man apparently my cintiq 12WX doesn't work on the OS thats on this machine :( Apparently I need OS 10.3.9 +, and mines 10.2.5...I thought...oh okay...i'll just check to see if theres any updates...the latest version is 10.5.5...so I'm thinking cool....but its a completely differet operating system :S

Apparently 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 are all separate products called Tiger, Pander, Platapus, Whatever...I mean I thought traditionally a new product was defined by the number at the start! There are fairly significant differences between the operating systems too...why not just call them 10, 11, 12, etc....

Anyway whats weird is the wacom tablet installs fine, and the screen displays fine, but the driver for the tablets usb interface doesn't seem to work, and when I run the 'setup' program it tells me I haven't got my Cintiq12WX connected :/ The tablet kind of functions like a touch pad...except with a pen instead of your finger..meh nm
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:46 pm

[quote="faggatron":fgsq9v7l]
Is it the type of mac you can install windows on? :?[/quote:fgsq9v7l]Excuse me but... WHY BUY MAC TO INSTALL WINDOWS ON IT!?
[quote="faggatron":fgsq9v7l]
I HOOKED UP A WINDOWS MOUSE AND OMG OSX SUPPORTS RIGHT CLICKING AND MOUSE WHEEL SCROLLING!
[/quote:fgsq9v7l]What? But... ehh... just... huh?
Too much logical errors.

[quote:fgsq9v7l]'NO! NO RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON! here give me the skrew driver *snap* see...its a mouse with just a left click! Isn't it brilliant!'[/quote:fgsq9v7l]I got to admit i laughed xDDD

And for the One-Click-Mouse, its probably designed for Mac Users to be not so Complex (no offence).
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:51 pm

[quote="Doppel":3qlyziwf][quote="faggatron":3qlyziwf]
Is it the type of mac you can install windows on? :?[/quote:3qlyziwf]Excuse me but... WHY BUY MAC TO INSTALL WINDOWS ON IT!?
[/quote:3qlyziwf]
He didn't buy it.

But really, why buy a mac? :roll:
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Post » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:21 pm

Don't you do like press that squiggle button on the keyboard and then click for right-click on a Mac? I seem to remember something like that.

Anyway, yeah... I had to use a Mac recently in my typography class and I was confused as hell. The last time I really used a Mac and knew what I was doing it had a black and white screen and ran HyperCard (but that was before Windows 95 and all the PC's at school were still running DOS).

(And damn, I miss HyperCard :()
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