new to mac ( bought ibook )

gizmo_pony

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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 ... :)
 

mad jew

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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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gizmo_pony

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mad jew said:
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.)
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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gizmo_pony

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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:


Disk Utility Help said:
If you are partitioning an external hard disk, make sure it is connected to your computer.

In Disk Utility, select the disk that you want to partition in the list.

Click Partition.

Choose the number of partitions from the Volume Scheme pop-up menu.

Click each partition and type a name for it, choose a format, and type a size. You can also drag the divider between the partitions to change their sizes.

If a partion's name has an asterisk beside it, it's shown larger than its actual size in order to display its name legibly.

If you will use a volume as a Mac OS 9 startup disk, select the checkbox to install the Mac OS 9 drivers. You do not need to install these drivers to use the disk with the Classic environment.

If you will use the drive on a Windows computer, click Options and choose PC Partition Scheme from the pop-up menu.

Click the Partition button, then click Partition again.
 
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mad jew

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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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ITASOR

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Must. Refrain. From. Making. Comment. About. Internet. Shorthand. Talk.
 
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persianpunisher

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gizmo_pony said:
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 ... :)

Thank god, you werent an english major
 
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OCOTILLO

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gizmo_pony said:
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 ... :)
I hope you learn how to spell before you start writing prescriptions.
 
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ITASOR

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OCOTILLO said:
I hope you learn how to spell before you start writing prescriptions.
"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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Lara F

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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 http://www.studentdoctor.net.

Enjoy the iBook! I love my iMac but would be thrilled to have an Apple notebook.
 
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gizmo_pony

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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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gizmo_pony

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mad jew said:
It's very intuitive. You'll find it easier than you think IMO. :)
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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mad jew

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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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20rogersc

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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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Plymouthbreezer

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gizmo_pony said:
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.

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