new to mac ( bought ibook )

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  1. macrumors member

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    hye yall ...

    just droppin by to ask some newbie questions :

    wuts d best webcam for ibook ?

    how to create different partition from mac os x ?

    wuts must have softwares for medical student like me ?

    thanx in advance ... :)
     
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    1. iSight is the best.

    2. Use Disk Utility in the Utilities folder but you shouldn't need partitions. I wouldn't bother.

    3. As a med student I pretty much just use Office. Everything else is built into OSX (Mail, iCal etc.)
     
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    actually, i want to install linux on my ibook ... any suggestion wuts d best distro ?

    for d medical software, i mean for references such as medical terms dictionary or anything else ...

    anything dat is smaller than isight ?
     
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    disk utility ....

    i donno how to set up a new partition using disk utility .... any suggestion ?

    :(
     
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    mad jew

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    From clicking Help in Disk Utility I came across this:


     
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    thanx for the answer ...
     
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    No problem. Sorry, but I've got no idea of the best sort of Linux and I still think the iSight offers the best web cam experience on a Mac to date, but I haven't tried others. :eek:

    As for med software, most of the stuff I use is online, from my uni's med page. I'd give you a link but you need passwords etc. Hasn't yours got the same?
     
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    Must. Refrain. From. Making. Comment. About. Internet. Shorthand. Talk.
     
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    Thank god, you werent an english major
     
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    :p
     
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    the isight is compatible with ym or others messenger, isnt it ?
     
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    I hope you learn how to spell before you start writing prescriptions.
     
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    "Plz take 2 a dis pillz 4 timez a day if ur a boi. Wut u dnt wana do iz take d pillz 2 mch"

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111
     
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    i will ...
    :p
     
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    Alright, enough making fun. I feel bad. I am sorry
     
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    i am not that sensitive though ...
    :D
     
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    ITASOR

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    I was just joking around man, have fun with the iBook! :)
     
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    :mad: :mad: :( :(
     
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    I'm a med student, and I can't really say I've used much software on my computer after the first semester (since my school gave out stuff for anatomy and histo). Where I *do* use med software is on my Palm handheld, but that doesn't really come into use till third year. But maybe others will have suggestions, a good place to check is the forums at www.studentdoctor.net.

    Enjoy the iBook! I love my iMac but would be thrilled to have an Apple notebook.
     
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    thanx yall for supporting me with my ibook .. :p ... i think mac os x is gud but it is not easy for me to learn it fast.

    :(
     
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    It's very intuitive. You'll find it easier than you think IMO. :)
     
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    ermmm ... do u think i need to install any antivirus on my ibook ? is it safe to use default firewall provided by mac os x ?

    thanx
     
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    Do not install any antivirus software. It will do more harm than good by using up resources protecting your machine from monsters that don't exist...


    ...yet. :p

    There are no viruses out in the wild for OSX yet so the only reasons for antivirus software are to protect other PCs (Macs can still pass them on eve if they are not directly affected by them) or if you need the software to join an office or institutional network.
     
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    wuts must have softwares for medical student like me ?[/QUOTE]The only software that I would think you would need is a word processing app. Mac:Office is good, but there are some great freeware apps that are just as useful. Try NeoOfficeJ (a whole office suite like M$) or Abiword (Just word processing).

    Have a look at these two threads as well for handy apps:

    The "Official" Must Have Free Apps/tools Thread
    What cool little OS X apps do you use?

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
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    Tiger has built in spell check, although you'll still have to mind the capitalization, grammar, and punctuation yourself. :p
     

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