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the.kaushik

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^^ Thanks, So i need to buy a Mini DP and VGA adopter ?

Here is a shot of my TV ports.
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
Need some help!!

My MBP 13" will be arriving this wednesday and i as i'm new to mac, i need some help..
I need to know what softwares should i dwnload and install, like u knw Quicksilver and everything..the ones that a mac cant do without

Also suggest a site which has some good tutorials abt mac

also i need some names of alternative software for the things i'll b using it for--

1. A good proxy server
2. MATLAb for Electrical Engineering students
3. MS Solid Works/Solid Edge for 3d designing
4. RSS Reader
5. A good all in one media player, or is VLC dere for mac?
6. An autotagger for my music, like mediamonkey
7. some torrent downloader
8. Download manager
9. A nice defragmenter and cleaner, like we hav Defraggler/Ccleaner for windows
10. I own a hdd, ntfs based, what software should i be using to get it recognizd?
11. FAT32 is recognized, right?

Also if i install XP in bootcamp, will dat partiton be recognized by OS X, and vice versa?
 

IronManForever

IronMan; Ready to Roll...
the.kaushik said:
^^ Thanks, So i need to buy a Mini DP and VGA adopter ?

Here is a shot of my TV ports.
A Mini DP -> VGA and a VGA -> Composite, at the risk of it not working.

@Artemis
1. Apache can be used, Squid ports exist. More here.
2. Google.
3. Google. Does Blender count?
4. Boatload. Mail and Safari both will work I guess. I use NetNewsWire.
5. What about Quicktime? VLC is there for more platforms than Win/Lin/Mac.
6. I think iTunes can be coupled up with plugins for that. That aside, iTunes itself retrieves missing information I guess.
7. Transmission. uTorrent, Xtorrent.. and a few more.
8. Folx. Speed Download...
9. Why defrag? Windows works the dirty way, fragmenting stuff now and then. Mac OS/HFS+ works cleaner,though Linux/ext3 is still better in this regard. For general system maintenance use Onyx.
10. Automatically recognized. For write capabilities, use ntfs3g.
11. Yes.

All Boot Camp partitions are recognized. NTFS is recognized as read only; ntfs-3g will give you write capabilities.
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
Thanx, also could u give me a list of essential and some nifty softwares and tools, like quicksilver and caffeine?
 

the.kaushik

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Guys this is something i need to share :(

I have my desktop with XFX 8600GT 512MB graphics card and windows 7 gives 5.5 Rating

My Macbook pro has 9400M 256MB graphic card and windows 7 gives 5.3 rating WTF. Today i will install NFS Shift on it and let me see how it works out :D
 

IronManForever

IronMan; Ready to Roll...
^ Which means Windows rating is not that dependable.. Was it gaming graphics or was it AERO score?

@Artemis
Flip back a few pages of this thread. I read it "whole" when I got my Mac. Worth it.
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
Time Machine can't work on my NTFS based external Seagate Hard Drive, right? What if i change the filesystem to HFS+ by reformatting the drive (and how do i do that?), will it den work? Also if i change it then will Windows be able to recognize it?
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
And one more thing, a software by which i can change the themes of my mac, and recommend some themes as well.
 

the.kaushik

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Time Machine can't work on my NTFS based external Seagate Hard Drive, right? What if i change the filesystem to HFS+ by reformatting the drive (and how do i do that?), will it den work? Also if i change it then will Windows be able to recognize it?

Download NTFS-3G and am sure you can used NTFS drives as time machines
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
just received my Macbook pro 13 today, and i'm lost for words, using windows/linux for like 13 years now and damn...its like something really new..lost for syllables here!!!

though got a problem, need to transfer my music from my pod to my mac, cant seem to get a good software to do it, have idump in windows, what to do abt mac??

Also what is the shorcut for changing windows?? like alt+tab in windows?
expose is not convenient everytime..
 

FatBeing

Administratus Rotundus
Time Machine can't work on my NTFS based external Seagate Hard Drive, right? What if i change the filesystem to HFS+ by reformatting the drive (and how do i do that?), will it den work? Also if i change it then will Windows be able to recognize it?

TM can theoretically work on an NTFS drive, but through a hack, and that's not recommended. You can use Disk Utility to format a drive as HFS+.

though got a problem, need to transfer my music from my pod to my mac, cant seem to get a good software to do it, have idump in windows, what to do abt mac??

http://code.google.com/p/ipoddisk/

Also what is the shorcut for changing windows?? like alt+tab in windows?
expose is not convenient everytime..

It's Cmd + Tab to switch applications, and Cmd + ` to switch windows within an application.
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
In my earlier post, i mentioned a good proxy server, well i meant a proxy software, my college has a firewall installed( fortiguard ), so cant access or dwnload anything of use, i need a proxy software to bypass this firewall, any help, found proxifier and others, but dont seem to promising...
 

dinesh72

Journeyman
though got a problem, need to transfer my music from my pod to my mac, cant seem to get a good software to do it, have idump in windows, what to do abt mac??

SENUTI - good but it is limited to 1000 songs.
Pod To Mac - free program and quite simple
 

the.kaushik

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^^ thanks man.. i was just searching this for one of my friend. Nice timely posted :)
 

Artemis

The Last Puff
I need to know which key does the symbol--a slanting line with a dash to its top left indicate? its the first symbol in the finder toolbar at the top, for the new smart window shortcut.
 
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