Your Laptop and Going On Holiday!

Hustle

macrumors 6502a
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Jul 29, 2007
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Hey. I'm new here, so i'd just like to say Hi. I do notice a few of you from Mac-Forums.com and YouTube.com.

I was just wondering, when you go away on holiday/vacation, do you take you Mac Laptop/Or one of those black and white Windows Laptops, with you?.

*I can't find the Add Poll to Thread option*
 

adrianblaine

macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2006
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Pasadena, CA
Welcome!

I take my laptop wherever I go usually. I even hauled my iBook around Europe for a month. The only time I will think about not taking it with me is when/if I get an iPhone.
 

nichos

macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2004
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Jacksonville, Fl
Hi Hustle, and welcome!

to answer your question, yes, I take my iBook with me, even when it was new I took it everywhere.

I am very careful with it, of course. I saw it's there to use, why have a great laptop and leave it at home?

If you're worried about it being stolen, I guess you could turn filevault on.
 

Hustle

macrumors 6502a
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Jul 29, 2007
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I actually turnt filevault off. I turnt it on for that reason, however, when i deleted things out of my home folder, the space wasn't being given back. It was still being used.

Anyway, all of my personal data and stuff that cannot be replaced, is uploaded to iDisk every week. :)

Thanks for the reply's guys.
 

nichos

macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2004
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Jacksonville, Fl
I actually turnt filevault off. I turnt it on for that reason, however, when i deleted things out of my home folder, the space wasn't being given back. It was still being used.
I never turned it on, like I said, I'm quite protective of my laptop (and all my electronics for that matter!). I was always afraid of file corruption - not that I've heard any horror stories, but from what I've read, there is no recovery:)
 

Hustle

macrumors 6502a
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Jul 29, 2007
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USA
I never turned it on, like I said, I'm quite protective of my laptop (and all my electronics for that matter!). I was always afraid of file corruption - not that I've heard any horror stories, but from what I've read, there is no recovery:)
Thats what i heard. FileVault encrypts files into one big file on its own, and therefore, if one file gets corrupt, you lose it all.

Anyway, i think i should go back on topic. :)
 

SkyBell

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2006
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Texas, unfortunately.
Hey. I'm new here, so i'd just like to say Hi. I do notice a few of you from Mac-Forums.com and YouTube.com.

I was just wondering, when you go away on holiday/vacation, do you take you Mac Laptop/Or one of those black and white Windows Laptops, with you?.

*I can't find the Add Poll to Thread option*
I go on Mac-Forums everyday. I was banned a few months ago. (Don't tell schweb I re-registered. :D (Not putting my username in case he browses here))

I take both usually. A windows laptop with lieterally a balck and white screen for my novels i write, plus my iBook.
 

Hustle

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 29, 2007
762
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USA


I go on Mac-Forums everyday. I was banned a few months ago. (Don't tell schweb I re-registered. :D (Not putting my username in case he browses here))

I take both usually. A windows laptop with lieterally a balck and white screen for my novels i write, plus my iBook.
I was also banned by Schweb yesterday. That guy seriously should not be an Admin/Moderator there. I'll go and re-register later though.

Thanks for the replys everyone. :)