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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    Are you already on the Snow Leopard, if I may ask?
    You would advise me to go ahead and get it?
    Yes and Yes! I've found things to be much snappier, responsive. Go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xhui View Post
    Yes and Yes! I've found things to be much snappier, responsive. Go for it!
    That's very encouraging. Thanks very much, xhui!

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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    That's very encouraging. Thanks very much, xhui!
    No problemo!
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    switched to a macbook just a month ago...as someone said before, "my only regret is that i didn't swtich earlier...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by headfonz View Post
    switched to a macbook just a month ago...as someone said before, "my only regret is that i didn't swtich earlier...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by headfonz View Post
    switched to a macbook just a month ago...as someone said before, "my only regret is that i didn't swtich earlier...."
    sounds like you are having fun with the mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by xhui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
    sounds like you are having fun with the mac
    thanks guys. i've been a windows user from windows 95 through to win 7 RC, after my 4yr old laptop running win7 RC died (total failure, can't even get to bios screen).

    i decided to try out a mac thinking that the worst case is that i install win7 on it if i don't like OSX... after a month of using snow leopard, i'm very sure that i don't wanna go through DLL hell anymore...(other than troubleshooting my wife's win7 notebook)

    its really refreshing for a change to have everything work right out of the box, i had a couple of freezes initially, but after that went after after a update it hasn't froze since. the iApps are brilliant, high quality software that's fun and intuitive.

    When applications do crash, it doesn't crash the entire OS. online support is easily accessible most troubleshoots guides are found in the same support page.

    the only problem i'm really having so far is my line 6 guitar efx app that doesn't run very well yet, but that app is still beta so i'm not concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
    yup. did you install windows media player and flip4mac?
    U the best....prompted me to check flip4mac and updated it to the latest version that is SL friendly.
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    [QUOTE=headfonz;5657551]its really refreshing for a change to have everything work right out of the box, i had a couple of freezes initially, ...QUOTE]

    -Seem to contradict yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by headfonz View Post
    When applications do crash, it doesn't crash the entire OS. online support is easily accessible most troubleshoots guides are found in the same support page.
    -Windows rarely go down when apps crash too, so that's a pretty outdated comment.

    Macs do have their issues, but it's nice to see your having a good experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    U the best....prompted me to check flip4mac and updated it to the latest version that is SL friendly.
    welcome bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headfonz View Post
    i decided to try out a mac thinking that the worst case is that i install win7 on it if i don't like OSX... after a month of using snow leopard, i'm very sure that i don't wanna go through DLL hell anymore...(other than troubleshooting my wife's win7 notebook)
    that's what i told myself too. am happy with my iMac. simply love the screen and the ease of installing and removing applications.

    oh... the sad thing is... i don't have a wife to go troubleshooting for
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    that's what i told myself too. am happy with my iMac. simply love the screen and the ease of installing and removing applications.

    oh... the sad thing is... i don't have a wife to go troubleshooting for
    oh...go find a macwife pro lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    -Windows rarely go down when apps crash too, so that's a pretty outdated comment.
    i guess my user experience with windows wasn't as pleasant as it could have been. s**t happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headfonz View Post
    switched to a macbook just a month ago...as someone said before, "my only regret is that i didn't swtich earlier...."
    well said
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    bought a 500G new hdd! but later to found out that i also need a Torx screwdriver to remove and move the mounting screws to the new hdd... sians later going home fix to buy the screw driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    bought a 500G new hdd! but later to found out that i also need a Torx screwdriver to remove and move the mounting screws to the new hdd... sians later going home fix to buy the screw driver.
    oh yeah. you need a torx

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
    it's better to format the external drive as NTFS, then install macfuse and ntfs-3g (both FREE) on your mac so that it can read/write to NTFS drive.

    for now you may think that 4gig file size is not an issue, but maybe one day you may just need to transfer a file larger than 4gig. the other thing is FAT32 drives cannot be more than 32gig (i think), and nowadays many drives exceed 100gig. so unless you want to create many 32gig partitions. i vaguely recall having some problems file naming on FAT32.
    Hi madmacs,

    Thanks for your advice.

    I was about to download MAcFuse and NTFS-3g but I decided to read further. Seems like a few forums say they are not stable, got to manually mount the external hard-disk and the write speed is very slow? Are these true? I'm not too sure as some of the posts were 1-2 years old.

    Instead, some recommended Paragon NTFS which is more stable and user friendly. But is not for free.

    Would you recommend Paragon too? Thanks so much!!

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    I also found this known issue:

    After installing ntfs-3g, all NTFS drives will disappear from the "Startup Disk" preference pane. Disabling or uninstalling ntfs-3g brings them back. It seems that this issue can't be solved, but only worked around since the Startup Disk preference pane doesn't recognize file system drivers that are not provided by Apple.

    Anyone experienced this b4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I also found this known issue:

    After installing ntfs-3g, all NTFS drives will disappear from the "Startup Disk" preference pane. Disabling or uninstalling ntfs-3g brings them back. It seems that this issue can't be solved, but only worked around since the Startup Disk preference pane doesn't recognize file system drivers that are not provided by Apple.

    Anyone experienced this b4?
    As far as I know, NTFS-3G still works at the user level, not the system level. It's meant to aid you in writing to an NTFS drive, not help you boot from the drive.

    Apple's NTFS driver does that along with Boot Camp, which is not Mac OS X at the time.

    I would think that, if you needed to boot from the disk, you wouldn't care about NTFS-3G and if you needed only to read and write, you wouldn't care about booting from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Hi madmacs,

    Thanks for your advice.

    I was about to download MAcFuse and NTFS-3g but I decided to read further. Seems like a few forums say they are not stable, got to manually mount the external hard-disk and the write speed is very slow? Are these true? I'm not too sure as some of the posts were 1-2 years old.

    Instead, some recommended Paragon NTFS which is more stable and user friendly. But is not for free.

    Would you recommend Paragon too? Thanks so much!!
    for sure ntfs-3g is slower than native ntfs write on windows, but it's better than nothing if you need to copy files to your ntfs hdd. so far it has been pretty stable for me, but if you need more stability and speed, then probably the commercial versions will be more suitable.

    i have not tried paragon, since ntfs-3g suits my needs well. at us$19.95 i think you can give it a try. there is also tuxera which is the commercial version of ntfs-3g, supposedly more stable and faster.



    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I also found this known issue:

    After installing ntfs-3g, all NTFS drives will disappear from the "Startup Disk" preference pane. Disabling or uninstalling ntfs-3g brings them back. It seems that this issue can't be solved, but only worked around since the Startup Disk preference pane doesn't recognize file system drivers that are not provided by Apple.

    Anyone experienced this b4?
    i haven't encountered this before, or haven't noticed it, cos i hardly ever start from my bootcamp partition.

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