New toy…

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Well I have wanted a Mac/apple for about a year, we looked at them this weekend and they had a nice sale so Christmas and my birthday came early! The hardest thing has been figuring out how to use it, the sales clerk said I need to “dummy down” and it is true. I struggled all yesterday trying to put a router on and trying to figure out how to burn a disk.

Last week it took 3 days to clear up a spyware issue, this issue happens much less on an apple so business on the windows and play (photos/music & internet) on the apple.
Anyone with knowledge, please feel free to share (new learning curve). The neat part of this computer (besides speed and simplicity) is all componets are in the monitor- it only has a keyboard and mouse. The screen is HD so movies are great and working on photos- wow! Nothing like a 24″ screen. I think Beth needs to visit me in Kansas City and show me a few things (plus have a nice trip). Anyone can visit if you like…Erin I’m talking to you! Just sharing my new toy.


  1. La said:

    This one has a Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the mighty mouse. I too, wanted the G5 but out of the budget or need. I did get the router up and running and I got office for Mac installed. I burned a disk and played around a little more. Any other "good" programs I should have? I need something for the photos.

    November 7, 2006
  2. Beth said:

    Oh, jealousy is sinking in. I want a Mac… badly. They are a far superior machine to PC. Have you seen the Mac commercials? You can watch them all at the website, brilliant marketing. The Mac I would want would be the dual processor G5, but that’s just a dream. Erin is dead on with the burning, good job Erin! There is a right click for the mac now. You can purchase a mighty mouse (which is great because the scroll button works both up and down and left to right), or you can plug in a PC mouse, or you can holdthe control button while you click to get the menu. Have fun with your new toy!

    November 7, 2006
  3. La said:

    Sometimes you have to get "less" than what you want (Rebel instead of the 20D)the computer I really wanted was way out of my price range (it’s the one Cathy Z has) so this will do. I did figure out the CD (have to create a "burn folder" then put in the blank disk and off it goes) I now have to try a DVD (then Erin will get some in the mail!)

    November 6, 2006
  4. Erin said:

    Oh, and congrats on the new baby! It’s always fun to get a new toy. I’m jealous and hope to someday have one too. No more spending for now, as we purchased our 42" Phillips plasma as our Christmas gift to one another. Only other thing we can buy is a house (although I may need to do some thinking on the Canon 20D – Gosh, I want that camera). But for now, we wait and I am trying to talk myself out of the camera… sigh. Enjoy and we will help you on your struggles as much as possible.

    November 6, 2006
  5. Erin said:

    I’m not really familiar with a mac anymore and they have changed a lot since I used them. I did, however, figure out how to burn a cd on my mom’s while I was home. Go into the help feature for anything you need and it is pretty helpful. You don’t need a program like with a PC to burn. You put in an empty disk and I think a window pops up asking what you’d like to do. Choose the Finder option and it should put an icon on your desktop. Rename the icon what you want the disk to be, open it and drag your files… and there should be a little button inside that says burn. You may be able to just drag the files onto the icon and then right click and tell it to burn… I’m not sure. The right click is a new feature to Macs that I never used… Beth could probably tell you. But anyway, that’s how I burned a disk. Hopefully that will help.

    November 6, 2006

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