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Old 23rd August 2011, 15:11   #571
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Open up "About this Mac" -> "More Info" -> "System Report" -> "Hardware" -> "Serial-ATA": Check the Model field, if it starts with a TS you've got the slower Toshiba drive. SM is for Samsung. Mine reads: APPLE SSD SM256C

Google for the articles - tons of them around: macbook air check ssd make - Google Search
Phew. Mine reads the same. Thanks.
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Old 23rd August 2011, 16:30   #572
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I am unable to compress individual photos from albums in iPhoto. I have to necessarily boot my mac with windows 7 and then do all the editing there, upload and reboot again with the mac OS.

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1. Learning how to compress photos in iphoto

2. Ability to boot in MacOS and win7 simultaneously

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Try this - two-finger-scroll - Two finger gestures for Synaptics TouchPads on Windows - Google Project Hosting or this - SYNAPTICS | Scrybe

You can have two finger scrolling on Windows based Laptops too.
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Interesting. But will the scrolling be as smooth as well?
Yes, the scroll works but is not as smooth or should I say free flowing on my macbookpro when booted with windows 7 or even on my latitude running again on windows7.

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Ardent request from a mac-guy. Does anyone here in Bangalore have the MS Office for Mac? Would appreciate any help possible - please!

The native office apps that come with the MAC are way too user friendly
I have MSOffice for Mac 2011 but am in Dilli. The thing I wanted to know was are the licenses not limited by numbers? What I have is a single user pack, so is there a way to get around that, several of my friends are keen to get the same without spending the bucks and since we guys are pretty much bricks and mortar kind of guys we do not know how to get around this. Any help will be appreciated

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I tried my best to get through the office blended applications on the mac and it just wasn't working out. MS office is kinda like hardwired into me!

The guy's busy holding umbrella's and passing granny instructions in Palar. Will wait for him to potter back into town. Thanks again.

Having said the above, I must tell you that MS office on mac is somehow different. I cannot put a finger on it but the feel is different. On my Latitude office looks very work like and I sort of start to drift after a few minutes on the Excel but that does not happen on the mac.
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Old 23rd August 2011, 16:38   #573
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1. Learning how to compress photos in iphoto
Why exactly do you want to use iPhoto? I use Picasa and it gets everything done that iPhoto can.

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VMWare Fusion.
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Is Picasa for MAC a native development or a port of Windows?
I use Canon S/W in MAC for the same.
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Is Picasa for MAC a native development or a port of Windows?
I use Canon S/W in MAC for the same.
It's a fusion of both. It's not pure Mac app but not just a port of Windows either.

EDIT: Scratch that comment. Picasa for Mac is a native Mac OS X application.

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It's a fusion of both. It's not pure Mac app but not just a port of Windows either.

EDIT: Scratch that comment. Picasa for Mac is a native Mac OS X application.
Thanks for that. I use use Canon for both view and edit.
Editing is obvious as I have an SLR and Canon DPP is good for that.
(I dont have LR/CS/Aperture yet.)

I also read some where that, Canon image viewer captures the colours well.
(Not sure how true is that statement. None the less I liked the it)
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Why exactly do you want to use iPhoto? I use Picasa and it gets everything done that iPhoto can.
Why? 'Cause it's there

Will download Picasa and try it out.

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VMWare Fusion.
A query Do I download VMWare in the Mac OS, open it and then install windows 7 in to it OR is the modus operandi any different?
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A query Do I download VMWare in the Mac OS, open it and then install windows 7 in to it OR is the modus operandi any different?
When you say you have Windows 7 on your Mac, I assume you have it installed using BootCamp. In this case, when you install VMWare Fusion in Mac OS, you will get an option to load your Windows BootCamp partition in VMWare. Very handy for quick needs like you mentioned above. When you need all the CPU power and entire RAM for Windows, just boot Windows like you do now.
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When you say you have Windows 7 on your Mac, I assume you have it installed using BootCamp. In this case, when you install VMWare Fusion in Mac OS, you will get an option to load your Windows BootCamp partition in VMWare. Very handy for quick needs like you mentioned above. When you need all the CPU power and entire RAM for Windows, just boot Windows like you do now.
Yes Win7 is on Bootcamp. The MO sounds perfect, it is exactly what is required.
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Why? 'Cause it's there
Will download Picasa and try it out.
The next level would be to buy Aperture. Its the light room equivalent by Apple.
The best part is that its not that costly at all. (80$ on App store).
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The next level would be to buy Aperture. Its the light room equivalent by Apple.
The best part is that its not that costly at all. (80$ on App store).
Why do you say Aperture is lightroom equivalent? Lightroom is already available for Mac.
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Why do you say Aperture is lightroom equivalent? Lightroom is already available for Mac.
Lightroom is Adobe S/W and Apetrure is an Apple S/W.
Capability wise these are competing solutions.

But the recommendation (as per what I have read) is that if one is on Apple,
Aperture is better as the Apple S/W utilizes the H/W very well. If one is looking at cross platform usage LR is better.

Again that is per what I have across on the net and in no way is a statement of an expert!

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My bad. I got confused there. I assumed you meant, Aperture is equivalent of Lightroom on Windows.
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My bad. I got confused there. I assumed you meant, Aperture is equivalent of Lightroom on Windows.
More importantly though I have heard/read very good reviews about Aperture, I have
not come across many Apertures users here. Maybe MAC community is small and within
that we are looking at snapping folks! (Set within a set? )
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More importantly though I have heard/read very good reviews about Aperture, I have
not come across many Apertures users here. Maybe MAC community is small and within
that we are looking at snapping folks! (Set within a set? )
I haven't used Aperture at all. I'm a Lightroom person. But I gotta try it now. And yeah, Mac community is very small (especially here in India).
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