Considering a MAC

Discussion in 'Gear' started by ammotroop, Feb 20, 2010.

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  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Not unless I want to haul around a monitor. :)

    I don't know if the macbooks will drop a bit when the new one come out. I might look at a used 13". Right now, a new would be right at $900 plus tax.
  2. VolnTitan

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    Ahhhhh...I'm not familiar with those Dell Minis. I would love to have a Mini with HDMI output and hook it to my TV to use as a server. Hopefully they will put a bluray player in one soon.
  3. avvie

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    I have never used a single-button mouse on any of my Macs. Just use a USB mouse... mine says 'Microsoft' right on the top of it.

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  4. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    I'm really just wanting a bigger version of a iPod. I want to be able to listen to music, check email, watch a movie, etc. It would be nice to be able to plug it into a monitor or TV for a presentation. :brow:
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    Okay, it's pretty obvious that you haven't used it and have no idea how it works. So far that I've read you've been the exact opposite of correct on every assumption you've made here.

    RTFM.
  6. avvie

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    The iTunes store sells files as protected m4a's. Buy from Amazon, where they're all mp3's.

    *edit*- as Puck said, DRMs have been removed from most, but you still have to pay a little extra for them and join some silly tiered iTunes membership. And if you're basing your experience on 'trying to do it real quick before work one morning' without so much as looking at the help file, nothing will ever 'just work' for you. See, it's stupid actions like that that give Mac users a bad name.

    A Mac is a machine, with software inside it. A machine WILL have some sort of failure, and software WILL have a few basic conditions to learn and follow. It's not a genie in a box, so don't think that 'they just work' and they're easy' means that retards and monkeys will have no problem converting AAcCs to mp3.

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  7. avvie

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    VLC? That one plays everything.
  8. Puck

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    c'mon Jeff ... you're pretty tech savvy. I believe you could do the hack yourself. or if you look hard enough on eBay, some sellers already have the kit ready to go . it's been awhile but I saw some 9's back in November.
  9. Puck

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    DRM'd AAC plays fine on iTunes

    that's not his point. he's ing because he has to encode AAC to mp3 to put on his mp3 player. which is STILL the fault of the consumer for purchasing DRM choked AAC before determining if it will work on his / her mp3 player.
    If people really want mp3, they should purchase from Amazon

    if he's ripping his CD's as AAC, then it's his fault for not configuring his import settings prior to importing.
  10. Puck

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    Exactly
    the right click is the easiest thing to overcome
    I can think of 4 different ways just off the top
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