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Old 8th September 2009, 20:20   #121
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@quickdraw: How did u manage to get SL? In local stores in Mumbai, it isnt out yet. I need to get a MiniDisplay to VGA connector, Snow Leopard and an iPod Touch 8/16 GB. I read that u know someone who'll sell it for less than MRP. Can u ask him how much will i need to shell out for this?
I asked a friend to bring it down from the US, family pack. The official apple converter plugs are priced at 1k available here at Chroma. You should look up the reseller list and call them for deals. But I suggest you wait since new iPod's are coming soon.

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1800 bucks is high ? I feel it's pretty good pricing.


Intel 2.4 GHz core 2 duo, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HD - why ?
No no I was talking about Mac Hardware prices in India, and just for reference as most of us guys quoted here what hardware we on.

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I have the leopard disc. let me know if any one is in bombay and i can toast one then.

The tablet, when out, won't be a performance machine. It'll be a kind of a netbook. For performance, use the MBP.
Loved the fact you mentioned toast instead of burn. Keeping it real 

And yeah I agree about the real world usability, it will be more to access information and organize rather then real computing. Lets keep our fingers crossed shall we?

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1800 is damn good pricing considering that it is a new version of the OS and the amount of changes under the hood.
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Tejas - nice to know about your overdose on the Mac. I'm a huge mac fan, and own only the mini, my desire is to get a MBP by the year end. My mini runs on 10.4.11 and I'm happy.. but just yesterday a friend who was inspired to go 'apple' thu me decided to bring me SL. so now I have SL but no leopard ;-(
where do you think I can pick up Leopard and also inputs on The Mini handling the new OS. thanks.
Thats how it all begins, I am quite sure eventually you will buy your dream Mac. The Mini is a awesome machine by itself. Nice to see you're spreading the good word around.

Limewire is screwing up my Snow Leopard and so are some of the other 32 bit apps to the extent that its almost unusable. I am waiting anxiously for the 64 bit counterparts otherwise this will reasonably affect the Snow Leopard experience.
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Old 8th September 2009, 21:16   #122
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The VGA adapter cost 1000bucks
I use one and it's fantastic !
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Tejas - nice to know about your overdose on the Mac. I'm a huge mac fan, and own only the mini, my desire is to get a MBP by the year end. My mini runs on 10.4.11 and I'm happy.. but just yesterday a friend who was inspired to go 'apple' thu me decided to bring me SL. so now I have SL but no leopard ;-(
where do you think I can pick up Leopard and also inputs on The Mini handling the new OS. thanks.
You can easily just install Snow Leopard without having to install Leopard first. You will not be able to do an upgrade but to do a clean install just hold alt/option when booting the mini and select the DVD when the option comes up.
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Tejas- My Mac Mini is the intel one. My friend who gave me SN came down from Bombay :-(
Well, if you can get me the disk I'll find a way to get it down. Thanks for the offer.
Guess - that sounds neat, I'll try that only if i dont get leopard.
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Nice thread here. I am a Mac user myself - but I am more business - thus finding it hard to make the complete transition to iWork - specially. Considering all of India and most of the world uses Windows, making two documents out of everything (along with compatibility issues) is a major pain. If anyone has a work-around let me know - am all ears.

Secondly, I use a Macbook - White - Intel chipset. I run a 2GB ram system - but having to use both MAC OS + Windows (I run VM Ware on the side) means there are terrible performance issues sometimes. Things just hang. So I am considering upgrading to 4GB Ram.

I believe you get them cheaper outside the regular Apple Stores.

1. Where can I find them cheapest in Bangalore?
2. I guess I can install it myself. Yes?
3. Will this in any way affect my extended warranty on the Mac?
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Tejas- My Mac Mini is the intel one. My friend who gave me SN came down from Bombay :-(
Well, if you can get me the disk I'll find a way to get it down. Thanks for the offer.
Guess - that sounds neat, I'll try that only if i dont get leopard.
Ok. Will make a copy and keep it ready.

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Nice thread here. I am a Mac user myself - but I am more business - thus finding it hard to make the complete transition to iWork - specially. Considering all of India and most of the world uses Windows, making two documents out of everything (along with compatibility issues) is a major pain. If anyone has a work-around let me know - am all ears.
Why make two? You can open word, ppt and excel files in pages, keynote and numbers respectively and save them back in those formats. No need to save in pages, keynote or numbers format. But, frankly that's just a waste of a mac.


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I believe you get them cheaper outside the regular Apple Stores.
Yes. Look up online the kind of ram used. I guess your laptop will have two slots currently holding 1GB RAM each. You will have to chuck them and buy 2 2GB RAMS. Each costs 1750 in bombay.


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1. Where can I find them cheapest in Bangalore?
Any place that sells DDR2 RAM

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2. I guess I can install it myself. Yes?
YES. Below the laptop, small lid with 4 screws. Take a small spectacles screwdriver to open. Then pop a side clip and the RAMs will pop up. Pull out and replace. Pop it back in place. A google search will give you hundreds of sites showing diagrammatic/pictorial ways to do this.

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3. Will this in any way affect my extended warranty on the Mac?
NO. Unless you damage something which is highly unlikely unless you are brain dead.

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Ok. Will make a copy and keep it ready.



Why make two? You can open word, ppt and excel files in pages, keynote and numbers respectively and save them back in those formats. No need to save in pages, keynote or numbers format. But, frankly that's just a waste of a mac.
You're bloody right. Am going to try this for a bit and then chuck VMWare out the window.

The other thing is I just need to use IE now and then - on demand. Any options apart from a virtualization software?
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Tejas,

Can you get me a copy of SL tonight is it's ok with you ? (on a DVD)
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You're bloody right. Am going to try this for a bit and then chuck VMWare out the window.

The other thing is I just need to use IE now and then - on demand. Any options apart from a virtualization software?
Or just use Microsoft Office for Mac.

Go to safari preferences. In advanced click on show develop menu in menu bar. This will appear between bookmarks and window button. In develop you can go to user agent and choose.

EDIT: Ok N_C will try if i can find a Dual Layer DVD lying around. Or else next week.

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Not bad to see so many MAC fans here. Would love to know as what work they do on their MAC.
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The Apple Event: "Its Only Rock And Roll..But we Like it!" is starting soon guys....new ipods!
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Not bad to see so many MAC fans here. Would love to know as what work they do on their MAC.
Everything and anything that you can think of . From work to emails to chats to browsing to movies to games... EVERYTHING.
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guys how much is the ipod touch 16 gb in bangalore? i need to replace my lost/stolen one...
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The Apple Event: "Its Only Rock And Roll..But we Like it!" is starting soon guys....new ipods!
Yes, did you check out the live blogging? Steve is back and better then ever. And hell they made twitter crash lol!

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Not bad to see so many MAC fans here. Would love to know as what work they do on their MAC.
Work as in Aperture, Premiere, Photoshop?

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guys how much is the ipod touch 16 gb in bangalore? i need to replace my lost/stolen one...
New iPods have been launched boss. Take a look at the Apple.co.in online catalog tomorrow for pricing.
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Yes, did you check out the live blogging? Steve is back and better then ever. And hell they made twitter crash lol!



Work as in Aperture, Premiere, Photoshop?



New iPods have been launched boss. Take a look at the Apple.co.in online catalog tomorrow for pricing.
yes i know, but im not really interested in the 3G...if they are going to slash prices on the old stock to move it out, i'd rather just pick that one up...
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