Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by JohnBruce, May 10, 2005.
Would you advise it? Are mac's that much better than pc's?
You are in the Mac Shack. What do you think we're going to say?
If you can find the same programs or similar replacements that you use on a PC every day, then what you have to gain is a more solid OS & incredible interface.
I would recommend it. I still spend most of my time on a PC cus its my main rig. but i much prefer my iBook. when i get the money and they go dual core ill buy a mac desktop for sure to replace what i have now.
i perfer my mac to pc's
everytime im using a pc, im just a bit irratated
but it depends if their is some sort of program you really need to or want to run that mac doesnt have an equivalent to, but for me i have everything that i really need or want thats available on mac
1 or 2 months on a mac, you'll wonder how u ever used windows.
i used to use both daily since my old employer didn't use macs. my new employer does use macs, and now that i actually have a mac and a pc at the office and at home, my pc's are rarely ever touched.
don't throw out your pc, because you might occasionally find yourself needing it, but...
once you use mac, you'll never go back.
as long as you look at it with an open mind, you'll find how much more hassle-free it is. If you are a hard core gamer, this may not be your cup of tea. but if you want to do your work w/o having to run virus scan, spyware, and adware programs, this is for you.
if price is an issue, then prolly not gonna like the mac.
if games are an issue, then prolly not gonna like the mac.
I switched to Macs a few months ago and I couldn't be happier with the decision.
Question.. I'm going to college, so some questions..
Can you hide files or folders? Can you make a password to login?
You can lock folders and restrict access, but I'm not sure if you can hide them. Here's an example of the options:
If you can't view .png files in your browser: http://www.unfinite.com/folderoptions.png
Yes, you can make a password to log in.
Locking them wold be good enough, I'm assume you'd have to set up a password; I dont plan on leaving my PB open so my roomate can mess around with it, but i'd rather be safe and keep my person documents and pics and stuff locked, just in case.
seriously though, OS X will automatically encrypt everything located in your documents folder if you ask it to (aka FileVault). Cooler still, it decrypts on-the-fly when you need to open a document, and reencrypts when you're done... all transparent to the user
mine prompts me for a password everytime I wake it from sleep.
To hide files all you have to do is start the file name with a ".".
Of course after you've hidden it the only way to access it is through terminal. =O
But if you want to hide things u can always put it in a password protected disk image. Hey, you can even go as far as hiding the disk image =)
i know, i prefer it that way.