Mac Official Discussion Thread

September 20, 2009 @ 09:26:28
Hi I got a question about macbook thinking about getting.
macbook unibody for 750. Perfect condition. everything but no box and applecare until Jan 2010. Good deal?
Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz. 2 GB of memory. 13"
Still debating but good cheap price. It's either that or buy new one for 1100.
Help would be appreciated. Thanks.


get a new one. the newer ones have better battery life and won't have a warranty that you'll need to extend in the next 3 months.
September 20, 2009 @ 12:53:54
It just depends on what you need but i'm pretty sure the new 1100 one has 4gb of ram instead of two plus the better battery, so if you're willing and a bit loose on money you might go with the new one.
September 20, 2009 @ 13:12:48
Originally posted by Inactive User
It just depends on what you need but i'm pretty sure the new 1100 one has 4gb of ram instead of two plus the better battery, so if you're willing and a bit loose on money you might go with the new one.


The 13" ($1100) has 2GB RAM.
September 20, 2009 @ 14:52:00
Oh my bad then, it'd still be worth it for the Apple care and the fact that it's new and slightly faster.
September 20, 2009 @ 19:44:13
get a new one. the newer ones have better battery life and won't have a warranty that you'll need to extend in the next 3 months.

you can extend the warranty after the apple care one goes out?
3 years + more?
September 20, 2009 @ 21:02:45
That's gonna cost some dineroo $$.
September 20, 2009 @ 23:18:49
does anyone have any custom covers or recommendations?
September 20, 2009 @ 23:49:25
does anyone have any custom covers or recommendations?


http://www.speckproducts.com/products/seethru-satin/macbook-pro-13-aluminum-black-keys/163

i got mine on amazon for $30 plus s&h. the case is really dope.
September 21, 2009 @ 11:38:23
http://www.speckproducts.com/products/seethru-satin/macbook-pro-13-aluminum-black-keys/163

i got mine on amazon for $30 plus s&h. the case is really dope.


ah man, the website is under construction. Im gunna check it out eventually though. i really want to switch the apple logo and put my own though!
September 22, 2009 @ 00:14:59
anyone school me on geektool
and bowtie
pleaseee
September 22, 2009 @ 01:12:58
geek tool:

install it, find it in your system pref. and apply scripts
scripts from: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=628023
then just move each one across your desktop

bowtie:

install, it should come with some default themes
as soon as you have itunes open, it should detect the song and album cover
you can get other bowtie themes on http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewforum.php?id=2
(look for thread with [bowtie] in the title)

what else you need?
September 22, 2009 @ 06:25:15
I need to subscribe to this one!
September 22, 2009 @ 07:47:38
This thread is so awesome, it made me log in and post for once. I almost certain I want a mac now, but the difference in price between a mac and a build from ibuypower has me hesitant.
September 22, 2009 @ 13:14:01
Fuck HB for making me want a mac!
September 22, 2009 @ 13:28:38
This thread is so awesome, it made me log in and post for once. I almost certain I want a mac now, but the difference in price between a mac and a build from ibuypower has me hesitant.


Could just build a Hackintosh?
September 28, 2009 @ 21:33:26
can any0ne help?

s0 just yesterday, i n0ticed my "0" key is n0t w0rking, the letter bef0re p, which is why i have t0 replace it with zer0's. and my arr0w keys arent w0rking either. as in i press them & n0thing happens, what the feez mayne. any0ne kn0w what i sh0uld d0? besides bring it in? 0r is that my 0nly 0pti0n, thankssss
September 29, 2009 @ 02:14:48
what kind of keyboard the flat aluminum one or the white plastic one?
are the key's stiff?
September 29, 2009 @ 12:00:35
can any0ne help?

s0 just yesterday, i n0ticed my "0" key is n0t w0rking, the letter bef0re p, which is why i have t0 replace it with zer0's. and my arr0w keys arent w0rking either. as in i press them & n0thing happens, what the feez mayne. any0ne kn0w what i sh0uld d0? besides bring it in? 0r is that my 0nly 0pti0n, thankssss


lol :D
September 29, 2009 @ 21:41:27
How'd you get that shit on the top left of the screen?


geeektool and bowtie

lol sorry im late havent seen this thread in a while
September 29, 2009 @ 21:53:30
Originally posted by Inactive User
what kind of keyboard the flat aluminum one or the white plastic one?
are the key's stiff?


flat aluminum, macb00k pr0. n0t really stiff at all.
September 29, 2009 @ 23:03:18
try blowing on the key's sometimes stuff get under the sensors.
If that doesn't work then tell apple to fix the sensor on it or something, my macbook pro's return/enter key is loose too and it hasn't even been a month since i bought it.
September 30, 2009 @ 21:32:48
Originally posted by Inactive User
try blowing on the key's sometimes stuff get under the sensors.
If that doesn't work then tell apple to fix the sensor on it or something, my macbook pro's return/enter key is loose too and it hasn't even been a month since i bought it.


deng, 0ne 0f the new alum/black keyb0ard 0nes t00? th0se are t00 sexy haha
October 01, 2009 @ 21:20:58
can't u just use the keyboard cleaner thing?
October 02, 2009 @ 14:55:37
^compressed air. gets mad bullshit out the keyboard

im a newbie to laptops. i need some good apps. i only downloaded transmissions and logic but i want some good ones. any good customization apps or game apps or anything cool
October 03, 2009 @ 00:08:41
Candy Bar, Snood, Adium, Growl, iStat menu, App delete, and Vlc
October 03, 2009 @ 15:15:12
iStat is a must
October 04, 2009 @ 13:42:17
what does all that shit do? and thx alot for you guys patience man im not that tech savy.
October 04, 2009 @ 16:07:49
Originally posted by Inactive User
iStat is a must


yup. My 24" iMac gets really hot after about 25 min of just surfing the web (about 48C). SMCFanControl lets me turn up the fan speeds to cool down my HD. Now it NEVER goes above 50C, only during the summer, I live in socal...
October 05, 2009 @ 01:47:25
what does all that shit do? and thx alot for you guys patience man im not that tech savy.


Candy Bar - lets you change icons including ones on the dock
Snood - game, time killer
Adium - chat client, does aim, gchat, msn, etc.
Growl - comes with adium does notifications in the corner
iStat - runs in your menu bar and gives you system info like cpu use, mem use, hard drive space available, temps, fan speeds, etc
App delete - when you delete a program on a mac it normally leaves files behind, use this and it gets everything
VLC - video player that does wmv and other formats quicktime doesnt support

Everything is free except for candybar and that only $30.
October 05, 2009 @ 02:38:08
add bowtie and geektool for some desktop aesthetics
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