Re: Laptop... Buying... Help
- Hello to all my Atlanta juggling friends:
Alfredo Fettucini here, up in Charlotte, NC. I gotta chime in on this
course, being a Mac owner, I can't help but reccomend either an iBook
Powerbook. A lot less bugs and hardly any viruses affect us Mac
one with Superdrive and you can burn DVD's no problem. All the
were looking for in a laptop are standard in most Mac laptops.
network, no problem. The new Mac version of Microsoft Office is the
version. Even the Micrsoft programmers who wrote the software have
admitted that the Mac version is better than the Windoze version.
For burning DVDs you can't beat the ease and convenience of iDVD, a
Mac application. Also, iTunes is one of the easiest and coolest
management programs out there. Put it together withg an iPod and it
amazing what all it can do. iMovie is what I used to edit the new
video with (http://www.fettucinibrothers.com). I have used my iBook
to play our
video and DVD at our booth at various booking conferences throughout
past year. It works great and always generates a lot of attention.
cool factor. Once we get them into the booth looking at the iBook
hook 'em on booking a Fettucini show.
And, yes, Mac/Apple's (they are the same) latest OS does run on
you might pay a little more for a Mac laptop as compared to others,
humble opinion you will be getting a faster, more stable, more user
(not to mention way cooler) computer. I've included the link to
if you want to investigate further. Happy hunting.
Pasta La Vista...
Steve aka Alfredo Fettucini
--- In JUGGLING_GA@yahoogroups.com, Bobbler <bobbler@e...> wrote:
> I'm about to get a laptop, with all the bells and whistles. I
know a lot of my
juggler friends know lots about computers (so here we are). Any
suggestions please. I thought about taking this discussion off the
list, but a lot
of us are computer people anyways...
> I would like to leave MS is the dust, because of all the damn
virus. But I dont want to give up features. For example, can I
still use the
wireless netwk at home? Can I still use WORD, and have it write in
compatable fmt (to other PC's?). Are there good websites that
explain the diff
> Im looking to burn DVD's (getting a camcorder... to use with
dancing.. I plan
to burn DVD's to help practice... with jump to menu's to the
moves)... Also I
can keep some music on the HD for dance play as well... (anyone know
good pgm to work as a jukebox?). The other thing I want to do is
(with the movies I want at well over $20 each... sorry).
> Right now I'm looking at the Dell 8600.
> It has a P M chip... that seems to be a notebook version of chip
power). The P M chip will be 1.4 Gig HZ... I notice a comparably
notebook puts in a P4 at 3.x GHZ (I cant seem to figure out the diff
apples and oranges).
> Im looking at 512 Meg MEM... can go ahead and fill up the DIMM's
> For the display... I priced the thing adding the best available
display and vid
card (this added $300). Using a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 Display and a
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5650 Graphics card... I'm thinking the playing of
pieces of video will be the major use for the laptop (so Im wondering
$300 extra would be well spent). *** There was a 64 MEG graphics
a 32 card. (three levels of display too).
> Does Mac (same as apple... right?) run on UNIX? If so is there
emulator program that connects the oper sys to MS windows (to get MS
office)... Or is there a version of office written for Mac? Is
this the same deal
> Any tips welcome.
> -- Bobbler@e... --