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MUG! - Mac discussions here

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Thanks Xarthan!

So, scanning the board really quickly, I noticed there are a few other Soompi users who are also Mac users!

I wanted to start a thread for Mac Users to share news or topics, questions they may have about the OS or hardware, issues they're having with their Macs, or just things Mac related (creative work done on a Mac?!) Feel free to also post other Apple related news or links :)

So, if you're a Mac user, share what you have! What Macs are you running? When did you become a Mac user? What's your next Mac going to be??

Anything Mac related, feel free to post :)

My info!

Hardware:

Mac Pro 8 Core 2.26 Xeon / 12GB RAM / 512 ATI 4870 / 24" LED Display (Apple Cinema)

MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4GB RAM / 320GB HDD / 256MB video card

Mac Mini / 2.0 Ghz / 4GB RAM -- Hooked to TV for media purposes

Mac Mini / 1.66 Ghz / 2GB RAM / 20" LCD (Apple Cinema)

GigaBit network!

I'll update this post with other Mac user info! So, post your Mac info :)

Soompi Mac User Group List

~*kYo*~ : iMac

.Cherry. : White MacBook - 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 1 GB 667 MHZ DDR2 SDRAM RAM & iMac - 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 512 MB MHZ RAM

'the_Legend : 15.4" MacBook Pro / 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB DDR SDRAM / 160GB 5400 HDD / NVIDIA 8600M GT w 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM / iSight

`tsochi_foo : MacBook

<3one : 15.4" Macbook Pro

<yiboy> : 13" MacBook / 1GB RAM

aaclove : 2.4GHz White MacBook

abviolinplayer : White 13" MacBook

ADORE.you : 2.5Ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro / 2GB / 512MB VRAM / 250GB 5400RPM

akanesan : 13" MacBook 2.0 GHz

alexander : 12" PowerBook G4 / 60 GB / Combo Drive

ANGiEE : 13" MacBook

angelzstar : MacBook White

AngeloDS : 24" iMac / 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4GB memory / 1 TB HDD / NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 with 512MB memory

Aozora122 : White MacBook

asialover830 : MacBook Pro

AsianL0ve : iMac ?

AznDanny : 13" Black MacBook / 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

bear : White MacBook

bigfatkelly : MacBook

Brusky : 15.4" 2.4GHZ MacBook Pro

bonbons : MacBook

bunniecuppycakez : White 13" MacBook

butterflyeffect : White 13" MacBook

carrotcake Black MacBook

cass : MacBook / 1GB RAM

CatGoesMeow : 2.53 GHz MacBook Pro / 4GB DDR3 / 320GB HDD / 9600gt + 9400m

centric : 2.4GHz MacBook

chriskong37 : 17" MacBook Pro / 2GB DDR2 RAM / 160 GB SATA HDD / NVIDIA Geforce 8600m GT / iSight

chrissejin : MacBook Pro

christiiiina : MacBook

cocoa : White 13" MacBook

coffee.princessx3 : iBook G4 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 / 768 MB DDR SDRAM / 80GB HDD

colormuffin : MacBook

crystalclear147 : 13" MacBook Pro

daffodil* : 20" iMac

daifeilo : MacBook

damachee : MacBook

damnalky: 17" MacBook Pro & MacPro Desktop (quad-core processor, 4GB memory, 500GB HD, NVIDIA 7300, 30" Cinema display)

davidleemcp : Black 13" MacBook 2GHz / 1GB RAM

dhillman : MacBook Pro

dogs7268 : MacBook

dorkiee__ness : MacBook

dot1q : Mac Mini & MacBook Pro 15".

drawkcab : Mac Pro

dREAMYrEVERIE : White MacBook 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / SuperDrive 8X / 120GB HDD / 1GB RAM

duykato : MacBook Pro

eatadandelion : Black 13-inch MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB RAM / 250GB HDD

ebae89 : MacBook

ehytee7 : 15.4" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo / 2GB 667 DDR2 / 160GB HDD 5400 RPM / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256 GDDR3 / Built in iSight

Epic_Rice : 15" MacBook Pro

erure : 15" MacBook Pro & 24" iMac

evolution_ : MacBook Pro

Fascination Street : White 2.4GHz MacBook

glamchicdiva : 2.4 GHz MacBook

Goombi : Macbook Pro 2.2 GHz

hanamoto : PowerBook G4

hblee82 : 24" iMac, 15" MacBook Pro and 13" Black MacBook

hiimpaulkim : 2.5 GHz MacBook Pro / 2GB / 250GB HDD

hitokirichan : PowerBook G4

hot_chocolate : MacBook 2.0 GHz

ihigh : White 13" MacBook 2.0 GHz / 3GB RAM / 80GB HDD (Upgrading to 120GB)

incyphe : Macintosh IIsi / 17MB RAM / 280MB Hd / Radius 24bit color graphics card / 13" Apple RGB monitor / running system 7.0.1.

ipaul : MacBook Air / 1.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB 667Mhz DDR2 SDRAM / External Superdrive

JAMIEE : MacBook Black

jeezchris. : 15" Powerbook G4 / 1.5Ghz (modded from a 1.33Ghz) / 1.25GB DDR333 RAM / 80GB HDD / OSX 10.4.9

jinhee : MacBook

joonieballoonie : 24" iMac 2.4GHz & iPod

K1M : 15'' MacBook Pro / 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB / 120GB / SuperDrive

kcee : MacBook

kennesu : MacBook

kiki: MacBook

klazyflip : 20" iMac / 2.4 GHz Dual Core / 2GB RAM / 250GB

KnD : 15" MacBook Pro / 2GHz Intel Core Duo / 2GB Ram

kyungxah : White 13" MacBook / 2.1 GHz

l'amour : MacBook

laihanSUPERJUNIOR : iMac

leiwa : 20" iMac

lenda : iBook G4

LH<3 : MacBook

lynnaxchoi : MacBook

magator : Macbook Intel Core 2 Duo

MaliciousKid : White MacBook

MeikiMeii : iMac

melvbot : iBook G4

mikaney. : 13" MacBook (White) 2.0 GHz & iMac at home

milkyway_sushi : 13" MacBook

mofo : iMac 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB memory / 250GB hard drive / 8x double-layer SuperDrive / ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory

monicahhhx : 24" iMac

motsfleuris : White 13" 2.16gHz Macbook / 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 1GB RAM / 120GB HDD / Double Layer Super Drive

MUGETSU_DJ.Ace : G5

mz_kimmi_dee : 13" MacBook

n-jjang: 15" MacBook Pro

o_selina_o : 17" MacBook Pro

olivialiu6 : White 13" MacBook

PockyUpNose : 17" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz & 12" iBook 1.33 GHz / 1.5 GB RAM

prettykorean07 : 13" MacBook / 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 / 2GB RAM / 10.4.10

Privodevat : 13.3" Black Macbook / 250GB HDD / 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB RAM

pyunghwa : iBook G4

quirkyrocket : Black MacBook / 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 1GB RAM / 160 GB Hard Drive / OS X 10.5

rapunzel283 : 2.16GHz White MacBook

Rivi-Chan <3 : MacBook

rocpinkslip : MacBook

Rokusasu : 13" MacBook

sarang_<3 : Mac Mini

SatinDoll : iMac 2.4GHz

seriatim_* : MacBook Pro

shortee28 : MacBook Intel Core Duo / Mighty Mouse / 4X5 Wacom Graphire / 100GB Ext. Maxtor

Shortyyy126 : iMac

shim shim hae : MacBook

shinnn : Black MacBook

silhouette : 13" White MacBook / 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 1GB RAM / 80GB HDD / Combo drive

skillstoshow : MacBook 2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo / 2GB DDR3 / 160 GB HDD

soapysuds : iBook G4

SongBird : 12" PowerBook G4 / 1.33GHz / 768 MB DDR / 60 GB / Combo Drive

solei : MacBook Pro

stargazer2190 : 13.3" MacBook

stickearth : MacBook

Sujatmi : White 13" MacBook

sWtB : MacBook

rich.paekk : White MacBook 2.0GHz / 1GB RAM / 80GB HDD

ryancm : White Macbook / 1 GB RAM / 80GB HDD

Taejun23 : 15.4" Macbook Pro, 2GB Ram, ATI Graphics Card 256MB, CPU 2.16 ghz Dual Core, 120GB SATA & 24" iMac, 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO- 256MB, 500GB SATA, 4GB Ram

TFame : MacBook

thecursiveQ : MacBook

tontamoo : 14" iBook G4 PowerPC / 1.07 GHz / 60GB HD / Combo Drive

toxic-apple : MacBook

treeesh : 13" MacBook

Trungy : MacBook / 2.4 GHz / 4 GB SDRAM / 130 GB Hard Drive

tszho : 15.4" Macbook Pro

tvxgforever : MacBook

woteva : 13" White MacBook

Xarthan : 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, 15" MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz & Mac Pro 3.0GHz Dual Core & Black MacBook

xbossinix : Macbook 13" White / Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB RAM

xo huni : MacBook Pro

xradiostatic : 15" MacBook Pro / 2GB Ram / 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo

xxdorkie : MacBook

umademesmyle : MacBook

Yue Lai : 13" 2.16GHz MacBook (Black)

Yukita : G4 & White MacBook 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo

yumidoma : 15" MacBook Pro / 2GHz Intel Core Duo / 2GB Ram

zenigame : PowerMac G5

If your specs change (upgrades, replacements, etc), PM me with the info and I'll be happy to update the list!

Mac Related Links

http://www.apple.com

http://www.microsoft.com/mactopia

http://www.barebones.com - Get the best text editor, BBEdit - from BareBones

http://www.macsurfer.com - Daily collection of News, Reviews, and Rumors!

http://www.myfirstmac.com - Site for new switchers!

http://www.versiontracker.com - Great collection of software for OS X

http://www.coolosxapps.net - Fantastic website to download really cool Mac applications from! (Thanks Cherry!)

http://osx.iusethis.com - another great site with reviews of almost every Mac program available. Think of it like Digg + Mac software. (Thanks tontamoo!)

Mac Software - System Related

http://appzapper.com - An un-install application

Mac Software - Productivity

http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/ - App Launcher, File Searcher, Do everything from Keyboard! (Thanks zenigame!)

Internet - Communication

http://www.adiumx.com - A very popular IM program similar to Trillian (Connects to AIM, MSN, Jabber, etc.)

Internet - Browsers

http://www.getfirefox.com - Download FireFox for you Mac!

http://www.omnigroup.com/ - Developers of OmniWeb (alternative web browser) and other great software!

http://www.caminobrowser.org/ - Alternative browser to Safari / FireFox (Thanks zenigame!)

http://www.webkit.org - Latest Nightly build of WebKit (Safari rendering engine)

Internet - Bit-Torrent & File Transfer

BitTorrent: http://transmission.m0k.org/ (Thanks zenigame!)

BitTorrent: http://azureus.sourceforge.net (Thanks zenigame!)

FTP: http://www.panic.com - Must own FTP app for OS X

Media - Apps

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ - Wonderful open source video player (Thanks zenigame!)

http://homepage.mac.com/major4/ - ffmpegx - The power of 20 Unix Tools in a single application to quickly encode and author video in any format!

http://niceplayer.sourceforge.net - Video player for Mac (Thanks zenigame!)

Media - Codecs

http://perian.org - A great QuickTime support app (Thanks zenigame!)

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I have a PowerBook G4 12" - 60G ComboDrive.

It's my first Mac I got about a year and a half ago. I love it <3 Hopefully my next mac will be the iMac, I won't get a new notebook for a while, though. Maybe after I graduate college I'll get a new one.

My reasons for getting a Mac is easy: when I was in elementary school all through high school I went through these crappy windows computers that will shut down whenever they felt like it, restart whenever they felt like it, freezed all the time, was INCREDIBLY slow, and the blue screen of death paid me a visit constantly. It was so annoying, so I was dead set on getting a mac and went to the Apple Store constantly playing with the computers ha ha. XD I will NEVER go back to PCs lol :D

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I have a PowerBook G4 12" - 60G ComboDrive.

It's my first Mac I got about a year and a half ago. I love it <3 Hopefully my next mac will be the iMac, I won't get a new notebook for a while, though. Maybe after I graduate college I'll get a new one.

My reasons for getting a Mac is easy: when I was in elementary school all through high school I went through these crappy windows computers that will shut down whenever they felt like it, restart whenever they felt like it, freezed all the time, was INCREDIBLY slow, and the blue screen of death paid me a visit constantly. It was so annoying, so I was dead set on getting a mac and went to the Apple Store constantly playing with the computers ha ha. XD I will NEVER go back to PCs lol :D

Awesome! We have the same PowerBook I bet :) It's really nice! It's small and compact. Everyone who sees it (even though it's older) is like, "OH! I love your computer...which MacBook is that?!?!) - LOL.

I actually loved tinkering with Windows and didn't mind reformatting every 6 months. I thought it was normal since all my other friends would say, "yeah, I reformatted and now my computer is running great!" We'd get together and reformat and then fight with driver issues. LOL. As much as I would dread it now, It was pretty normal back then :)

My reason for switching was because of a girl (seriously) and also because I got my one and only virus -- it wiped out over 5 years worth of music and photos. A friend of mine had the virus and she sent me some exe file which had it. I didn't even bother to check (because, i assumed she was 'safe') and ran it. Weeks later, I lost everything.

The girl...she was a Mac user and needed help. Before that, I would just scoff and say, "buy a PC" (I was the uneducated PC user who had no clue what the Mac was about, just that it 'sucked' because everyone else said so...) I was like "OKAY! I need to learn some stuff about Mac (or, at the time, MAC :)) and realized it wasn't as backwards as I thought.

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Awesome! We have the same PowerBook I bet :) It's really nice! It's small and compact. Everyone who sees it (even though it's older) is like, "OH! I love your computer...which MacBook is that?!?!) - LOL.

My reason for switching was because of a girl (seriously) and also because I got my one and only virus -- it wiped out over 5 years worth of music and photos. A friend of mine had the virus and she sent me some exe file which had it. I didn't even bother to check (because, i assumed she was 'safe') and ran it. Weeks later, I lost everything.

For some reason that little passage just made me think about condoms and HIV/AIDs prevention lol :crazy:

I have a powerbook G4. 12"/1.33GHz/768 MB DDR/60 GB/combo drive

I am not going to bash my PC. I love my thinkpad as much as anything. I am a proud owner of a T20 and T60. I am not a super nerd who knows everything about PCs, but I do know enough to fix my problems and prevent myself from having any problems. My first desktop was a HP with very little hardware space and a low Celeron processor. It died because of hardware issues (fan died, computer burnt out), not Windows fault. But let's not go there.

The reason I got a Mac is because I would like to know more about their hardware and softwares. The ins and outs and abouts, ya know. It isn't an entirely new world, but it is different in some aspects. And my answer to "Mac or PC?" Really, I like both. The both have their negatives and positives.

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i just recently got a 2.16 15" MacBook Pro. I also have a 3.0 DualCore Mac Pro at work :)

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Macintosh IIsi, 17MB RAM, 280MB Hd, Radius 24bit color graphics card, 13" Apple RGB monitor running system 7.0.1.

:mellow:

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Cool, maybe you guys can help me out. I have a iBook G4 and have been having alot of problems with it lately. It's been known to randomly freeze, telling me to reboot it, crashing and stuff. I was wondering if you guys have had this problem in the past and what I should do about it.

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Cool, maybe you guys can help me out. I have a iBook G4 and have been having alot of problems with it lately. It's been known to randomly freeze, telling me to reboot it, crashing and stuff. I was wondering if you guys have had this problem in the past and what I should do about it.

Hi pyunghwa,

Do you still have your original CDs that came with the iBook? I would suggest running the Apple Hardware Test (could be RAM going bad...although, the iBooks have known to have Logic Board issues....hopefully that's not it!!)

Also, what version of OS X are you running?

I have a powerbook G4. 12"/1.33GHz/768 MB DDR/60 GB/combo drive

I am not going to bash my PC. I love my thinkpad as much as anything. I am a proud owner of a T20 and T60.

I agree SongBird--I'm actually really glad to see this thread hasn't turned into a Mac vs PC flamewar...which, hopefully it won't. There are definitely merits to both operating systems. And the IBM T-series are very nice!!

Xarthan VERY NICE! I'm envious ;)

incyphe I think we're showing our age here...:lol:

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PC/Mac (G5) user here...fairly used to with both!

my first computer my parents bought for me was an Apple Macintosh back in the day.

It was so expensive and slow! LOL

I used to play Oregon Trail on it all the time

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Nice, MUGETSU -- Oregon Trail was the best!! If you list your specs, I'll add you to the list :)

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Awesome! We have the same PowerBook I bet :) It's really nice! It's small and compact. Everyone who sees it (even though it's older) is like, "OH! I love your computer...which MacBook is that?!?!) - LOL.

My reason for switching was because of a girl (seriously) and also because I got my one and only virus -- it wiped out over 5 years worth of music and photos. A friend of mine had the virus and she sent me some exe file which had it. I didn't even bother to check (because, i assumed she was 'safe') and ran it. Weeks later, I lost everything.

Yeah I get told that my computer is nice all the time, mostly 'cause of its size. I love that it's so tiny and I can take it anywhere without a problem. Too bad they don't offer notebooks this size anymore, but I think for my next one I'll probably like to try out a bigger one, a nice 17-incher.

And what a sweet story on how you became into macintosh! All to help out a girl.

As for the virus passage, I really did think like SongBird. XD

Macintosh IIsi, 17MB RAM, 280MB Hd, Radius 24bit color graphics card, 13" Apple RGB monitor running system 7.0.1.

:mellow:

WOW...old school!! XD Really cool, :)

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k enough talk, lets see some pics!

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Proud owner of a Mac mini... I have a G5 at work.

:)

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MAC!

15" Powerbook G4, 1.5Ghz (modded from a 1.33Ghz), 1.25GB DDR333 RAM, 80GB HDD, OSX 10.4.9!

Is anyone using osx86? :D

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Apple iMac MA590C/A 17" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Computer ...............it looks nice too LOL...but expensive.

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Proud owner of a Mac mini... I have a G5 at work.

:)

how do you like your Mac mini ? i'm still wondering if i should get a Mac mini or an iMac

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I'm not a Mac user......yet, but I do have question about Apple's softwares.

So far, I have never had serious problems with PC. I know what I'm doing so I don't have problems, very few. I'm positive I'll occur few problems when I use a Mac, but I won't know until I use one.

So here's the question.

What softwares come with the Mac pre-installed? For example, I know the iGarage is one and iWorks. That's about it. I want to see how many of these softwares are already installed. It's probably because of these softwares that it costs a lot for a Macbook/Macbook Pro.

I'm in charge of media stuff at my church, so these softwares might become useful for me. Just a link or a list will help. I'm not planning on getting another laptop until next year or 2, buts it's good to research stuff early. ^_^

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I have a macbook 13" :D, first mac and i love it.

wanna get a mac desktop some down the future

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Hiii! i have a black macbook 2.0GHz ummm jus wondering if any of your macs ever randomly shutdown? mine tends to do it quite often.

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how do you like your Mac mini ? i'm still wondering if i should get a Mac mini or an iMac

For me the decision was simple as I wanted something low profile. I just use a kvm switch to use an existing monitor for the mac mini. The mac isn't my primary pc and I only use it for work purposes. The imac has a much larger profile and is overkill for my needs. I just need something that will run osx. I think it really depends on what you're planning to use your mac for.

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