my girlfriend is running Firefox to play her games on a site called Pogo, and she keeps either getting the beachball or it just closes, any ideas why or way to fix it? she just got it yesterday and shes thinkin of returning it if it keeps doing this
If you just have the stock 512MB RAM then more will help. If the store has model on display with a GB of RAM test that out and see it helps. Best wishes.my girlfriend is running Firefox to play her games on a site called Pogo, and she keeps either getting the beachball or it just closes, any ideas why or way to fix it? she just got it yesterday and shes thinkin of returning it if it keeps doing this
Exactly right. The mini is for Mom's, people who want to explore OS-X with a minimal investment, or use it as part of a home theater. If you look at what it is, and the software that comes with it, it is a good deal compared to a $400 Walmart computer. When you look at how much more you get by spending an extra $200 for the entry level iMac, it is a bad deal. Many people like the mini. Many people also think it is worth paying extra for black. It is a personal choice. The mini is a known quantity. If the OP didn't know, she should take it backTo me this is pretty crap of Apple. How do they market the mini?
A computer for emails and the internet...
i'm very happily running with 512MB using all my apps ok.If you only have 512MB, you don't have much headroom to run Apps. The 512MB Mini we bought for my Mother was pretty much unusable until we added more RAM. 1GB should be your minimum, but probably easiest to buy a 1GB chip and end up with 1.25GB.
Not Firefox's problem.Sounds like the site doesn't like Firefox. Test Firefox on different sites to see what happens.
But it does do what it claims to do. All the people insisting that it *needs* more memory to function are full of crap. Lots of people are running minis with the stock 512 memory, and doing fine.Whatever some self-congratulating computer old hand groans about, an ENTRY-LEVEL computer should be complete upon purchase. It shouldnt require extra RAM for it to do the things it claims to do. This is the kind of dishonest salesmanship that seems to be prevalent throughout the industry, even though its really unnecessary, and totally disrespectful of the consumer, especially newbies. Put enough RAM in the machine to make it useable, period, at least for getting online.
APPLE reflects Jobs arrogance to the core. They aren't the friendly struggling company of old. They're a company that acts like people have endlessly deep pockets, and they should be happy to get thrown a bone, ie releasing boiling MBPs last year, (and the new ones still get hot, just not enough to cook on).
HAHAHAHAHAHA! That's hilarious! You returned an entire computer because you had a problem with the Pogo games site!just to close this thread, we took the mini back like 2 days after we bought it, so its gone.
ok we returned it for many reasons, her video camera also wouldnt work with it. Turned out there was some hardware issues and they wanted to give her another one, but she said no.HAHAHAHAHAHA! That's hilarious! You returned an entire computer because you had a problem with the Pogo games site!
Do you bring your car back to the dealer when it runs out of gas, too?
Check this out:
Notice that nowhere on the EA troubleshooting guide for their Pogo site do they suggest, "return your brand new Mac and buy a craptacular PC instead." Did you even *try* any of the suggestions on their "help" page?
Thanks for brightening my day. I needed a good laugh.