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hawker
20th May 2006, 10:08 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tommelbourne &#064; May 20 2006, 09&#58;31 AM) 173909</div>

&#39;Scuse my obvious ignorance, but wouldn&#39;t it be that more thermal paste is better? I really have no idea, but it just seems logical that more=better.
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No. Using too much therminal paste is can actually:

1) overheat your machine, as seen in the macbook pros and macbook
2) kill your CPU.

YOU NEVER USE THAT MUCH - they&#39;re just idiots :)

Cassius
20th May 2006, 11:05 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(purana &#064; May 18 2006, 10&#58;26 AM) 173183</div>

Hey found this, might be interesting for others..

Boot Camp Beta lets you install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac.
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I am very keen to hear about experiences with XP on the Macbook - I am looking to buy a laptop Initially thought it would have to be a Windows machine - but HEY&#33; I can have XP AND OSX.

The other point of interest is will VISTA be able to work on these machines?? - especially the AERO graphics??

any clues out there?

Tah

luke_in_tas
20th May 2006, 11:18 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Cassius &#064; May 20 2006, 11&#58;05 AM) 173923</div>

...The other point of interest is will VISTA be able to work on these machines?? - especially the AERO graphics??
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From a quick look on Micorosoft&#39;s site (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/vistarpc.mspx) the MacBook should be capable of running Vista (if it ends up being supported by either Boot Camp (http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/) or Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/), which I imagine it will) but not AERO, which will apparently require 128MB of video memory.

dolbinau
20th May 2006, 11:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTdTdTELZj4

Video of Vista with &#39;AERO&#39; Running with a GMA 950. :D&#33;

SRG
20th May 2006, 11:38 AM
Macworld has a pretty good quetion and answer session.

Of interest is the fact that the Airport is much stronger in the Macbook than the Ibook.

Macworld Macbook question and answer (http://www.macworld.com/2006/05/firstlooks/macbookfaq/index.php)

purana
20th May 2006, 12:25 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mechcon &#064; May 19 2006, 04&#58;57 PM) 173674</div>

mind you, i read (somewhere on here?) that the black macbook uses a different casing for the black
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If that&#39;s the case then I dont see 2 service guides, the macbook only has one service guide. So I think the different casing is not true based on the only service guide around covers all 3 models.

namco
20th May 2006, 06:10 PM
Quickie: If i was to get the mini-DVI to DVI connector, can i just use my DVI to D-SUB adapter if i needed to use it with an older projector/monitor?

jboles
20th May 2006, 07:19 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(purana &#064; May 20 2006, 12&#58;25 PM) 173944</div>

If that&#39;s the case then I dont see 2 service guides, the macbook only has one service guide. So I think the different casing is not true based on the only service guide around covers all 3 models.
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The black casing has a different finish on it, but it&#39;s otherwise the same as the white.

theov
20th May 2006, 07:41 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(minardifan &#064; May 20 2006, 11&#58;38 AM) 173934</div>

Macworld has a pretty good quetion and answer session.

Of interest is the fact that the Airport is much stronger in the Macbook than the Ibook.

Macworld Macbook question and answer (http://www.macworld.com/2006/05/firstlooks/macbookfaq/index.php)
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Says in there that upgrading the RAM yourself would be cheaper than buying apple if going for 2gb and I&#39;m assuming do so with the harddrive would probably work out cheaper as well. My question - where does one get RAM for the macbook and will any 2.5" hd fit into the casing and work properly?

fompsweeva
20th May 2006, 07:50 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(namco &#064; May 20 2006, 06&#58;10 PM) 174002</div>

Quickie: If i was to get the mini-DVI to DVI connector, can i just use my DVI to D-SUB adapter if i needed to use it with an older projector/monitor?
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Yes, you could... but you&#39;d need a female DVI to female DVI adaptor as well, &#39;cause you&#39;d be trying to connect two male DVI connectors together.

Comet
20th May 2006, 09:00 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(fompsweeva &#064; May 20 2006, 08&#58;50 PM) 174039</div>

Yes, you could... but you&#39;d need a female DVI to female DVI adaptor as well, &#39;cause you&#39;d be trying to connect two male DVI connectors together.
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? The DVI bit from the mini-DVI to DVI is female.

The_Rockwallaby
20th May 2006, 10:07 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dolbinau &#064; May 20 2006, 11&#58;33 AM) 173932</div>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTdTdTELZj4

Video of Vista with &#39;AERO&#39; Running with a GMA 950. :D&#33;
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WHAT A BLATANT RIP-OFF, it&#39;s still the same windows underneath.

forgie
21st May 2006, 12:30 AM
Firstly, that&#39;s way OT. Secondly - the whole switching windows thing was actually a windows thing first I think. OSX copied windows for Command-Tab (correct me if I&#39;m wrong).

Don&#39;t be a fanboy. It makes all mac users look like fanatics. Yeah windows shits me in 101 different ways, but that doesn&#39;t mean that I shouldn&#39;t be reasonable.

The_Rockwallaby
21st May 2006, 03:58 AM
I was refering to the general look & expose-ish feature

marc
25th May 2006, 04:22 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ozi &#064; May 18 2006, 10&#58;23 PM) 173427</div>
Come in and say hi, guys. We are opposite Federation Square, next to St Pauls Cathedral, and 2.36 seconds walk from Flinders St station. :D
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I dropped in for 5 mins an hour ago... I didn&#39;t know your real name so I just had a quick look at the MB then left. I&#39;m shy. ;)

I love everything about the MB except the screen. Seeing it in real life confirmed that the glare is an issue for those of us who think it might be an issue.

Maglatch is hot though, and the overall machine is a killer. I&#39;ve already recommended it to my brother (or one of iSlayer&#39;s second hand iMacs).

dotmike
25th May 2006, 04:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(marc &#064; May 25 2006, 04&#58;22 PM) 175772</div>

I love everything about the MB except the screen. Seeing it in real life confirmed that the glare is an issue for those of us who think it might be an issue.
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That worries me too, though bear in mind that shops often have large windows with light streaming in from the street AND a lot of overhead fluorescent lighting. It&#39;s probably the worst lighting environment.

Using it at home would be much different.

And I figure I&#39;ve managed just fine with both my iPod and PSP screens, both of which are glossy...

Quasar
25th May 2006, 04:42 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dotmike &#064; May 25 2006, 04&#58;32 PM) 175776</div>

That worries me too, though bear in mind that shops often have large windows with light streaming in from the street AND a lot of overhead fluorescent lighting. It&#39;s probably the worst lighting environment.
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I think I&#39;ll just grab one of those anti-glare screens to cover it with. Hopefully that will work.

gizo
25th May 2006, 04:46 PM
why not get some of them fancy &#39;antiglare&#39; sunglasses that people wear when fishing to see through the water..?

gaehl
25th May 2006, 04:53 PM
gringo those "fancy &#39;antiglare&#39; sunglasses" have polarized lens LCD&#39;s put out polarized light, so every-time you tilt you head the brightness of the screen will change not counting the fact that the tint of the glasses themselves will make the screen darker.

gizo
25th May 2006, 04:54 PM
killjoy. :(

marc
25th May 2006, 05:04 PM
I&#39;m just going to redirect an asteroid so that it hits the earth, causing a massive dust storm that will block the sun&#39;s light. Then, and only then, will I be able to enjoy glare-free computing.

Ozi
25th May 2006, 10:46 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(marc &#064; May 25 2006, 04&#58;22 PM) 175772</div>

I dropped in for 5 mins an hour ago... I didn&#39;t know your real name so I just had a quick look at the MB then left. I&#39;m shy. ;)

I love everything about the MB except the screen. Seeing it in real life confirmed that the glare is an issue for those of us who think it might be an issue.

Maglatch is hot though, and the overall machine is a killer. I&#39;ve already recommended it to my brother (or one of iSlayer&#39;s second hand iMacs).
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My name is yours, I suspect. Mark. :P I am kinda flattered that a real life widget maestro was in my store... :)

We now have a white and a black, and I love the black and would actually fork out the extra &#036;210 for it. That sounds stupid, even to me, but it looks gorgeous, and hass to be seen.

Kinda like the black of the pismo/lomard powerbooks of olde times, with a similar striking white glowing apple on black look. :)

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(marc &#064; May 25 2006, 10&#58;46 PM) 175772</div>
I&#39;m just going to redirect an asteroid so that it hits the earth, causing a massive dust storm that will block the sun&#39;s light. Then, and only then, will I be able to enjoy glare-free computing.[/b]

And then some prick will turn on his torch... :lol:

jonargall
26th May 2006, 10:03 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Burnsy &#064; May 17 2006, 01&#58;09 PM) 172846</div>

Question: Is it a DL SuperDrive? On Apple Tech Specs it is misleading. It says "Slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer read support (DVD+R DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)" What tha??

It says read support and then they specify DVD+R DL. Anyone confirm that it is a DL SuperDrive.

Thanks
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Very misleading ... the tech specs for the 1.83 MBP said the same thing. Not reading carefully enough, I thought I was getting a DL writing drive.

However, when my MBP *finally* arrived, iDVD, Disk Utility, System Profiler etc. did not seem to allow DL writing.

Very misleading, as I&#39;ve NEVER had a DVD drive that couldn&#39;t read dual-layer discs&#33;

So I&#39;m pretty sure the MacBook will not burn 2 layers.

PS: Although my SuperDrive worked fine reading DVDs, after I had installed all my software and SW updates and transferred my home directory, I found that the drive wouldn&#39;t read over half of my audio CDs&#33; (some were brand new, they *all* worked on my 12" PB). So after some haggling, Apple is replacing it with a new 2GHz model.

dotmike
26th May 2006, 11:28 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jonargall &#064; May 26 2006, 10&#58;03 AM) 176019</div>

Very misleading, as I&#39;ve NEVER had a DVD drive that couldn&#39;t read dual-layer discs&#33;
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I agree it was misleading to include DL in there, but I have had an older DVD drive that didn&#39;t seem to read self-burnt Dual Layer discs.

I found that out when I burnt a backup of the iLife 06 install discs (I like to keep the originals not used too much in case they fail a few years later).

The old drive wold read the original, but not my DVD+R DL disc (maybe because it was +). A newer drive read it fine.