What is Folding and other questions

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  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    What the heck is folding? I've been reading these forums forever and havent' figured it out.

    What is the "ripple effect" in tiger?

    any other definitions i should know?

    oh and .. since i'm using OS X Jaguar i have no idea what the hell Expose is...

    what is it?
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Folding refers to a distributed computing program that helps scientists do complex calculations for modeling protean molecules.

    Your computers spare processing power can help the world.

    OSX FOLDING

    SETI for OSX- The same idea, except the program searches for signs of potentaly intelegent life. Personaly I would just listen to Art Bell to find the aliens.

    Search the forums- there are threads on this.
     
  3. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    The Ripple Effect is some eye candy for users who have upgraded to Tiger and make use of the Dashboard. When you drop Widgets on the Dashboard there are graphics that make it look like you dropped the Widget into a still pond so you get waves/ripples across your screen.

    The Dashboard is a repository for frequently used applications like calculator, weather trackers and other nifty little utilities. The utilities used are called Widgets. Dashboard is brought up via an Expose' like key stroke and when you are done all of the Widgets go off into hiding until you need them again.

    Expose' is a method of switching between applications. When you activate it you can have all of the current application windows shrink down and displayed and you can select which window you want. You can also make it display all windows or the desktop.

    Hope I didn't confuse things any more.
     
  4. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    finally I understand... i've been away from the Mac community for a year and I CAN NOT TAKE WINDOWS ANY LONGER! -_- just having to worry about virus'/spyware/adaware/malware is just so.... time wasting and regret switching to Windows in the first place... i just wanted to know what these definitions were since I'm just getting back into the community again :D

    Switched in my mind!!

    Soon to be switched officialy by the end of the summer!

    To bad PowerBooks are so expensive... o well

    thanks
     
  5. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Wait until there is an update. Then buy a refurb of an older model. That's what I did.
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    An Apple certified refurb would be a great place to start. It will come with a one year warranty. I would recommend adding memory and getting AppleCare. That way you will get a full three years of warranty and a free phone call to Apple technical support.

    I hope that you will decide to fold, it would be a great idea for you soon to be idling Windows machine.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've got a 1.33 GHz 15.2 inch PowerBook that i got for $500 less because it was a refurb and one release back.

    Here is the link to the FAQ thread for MacRumors folding: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=21908
     
  8. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    That is what I actually might do. Because by August/September they ought to have an update.

    I think I might get a refurb of a 12" or maybe even a 15".

    Thanks for the tips.
     
  9. mackaveli macrumors regular

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  10. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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