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Got my new i-mac up and running

singh
singh Member Posts: 866
and I like the new email address!

You did'nt want to wait for the new OS system due out next month?

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,107
    I'm running the Parallels software

    it allows me to have two OS running at once. No need to reboot to cross from mac to Windoze. Now I can get some work done while watching the wall :)

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 958
    In that Windows window

    Which hvac-looking software are you running? I've been running Mac's for years now, but want to add windows so I can run software that looks like what you're using.

    -Terry
    terry


  • Hey HR,

    how's performance when you're running both OS's? I remember Virtual PC, which was a colossal waste of time IMHO, as everything in it ran so slow and crappy it wasn't worth it.
  • siggy_5
    siggy_5 Member Posts: 4
    Bravo! HR

    It was great to see your image of HydroniCAD in one window and the web running under Apple Safari web browser.

    Here's a new trick to try: Any time you want to grab a screen image just command + shift+4 and you'll see a little crosshairs cursor. Drag it over any area of the screen you want to capture. It will put a bit map file of this screen area on your desktop. Then you can just drag it into an e-mail or attach it to a posting on the wall like any other file. No need to use the digital camera.

    siggy
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,107
    I'm very happy with

    the speed, Rob. It shuffles quickly between programs. I still need to learn some tricks for moving CADs, etc between the two programs, as Siggy mentioned.

    If you have an Apple and want to run Windows programs the Parallels program is the way to go. Apple also has a free beta "Bootcamp" for running Windows, but you have to reboot to move between the mac and windows. not as quick or user friendly.

    My local Apple store invited me to bring in any programs to try on Parallels before I purchased it. Better to experiment on their equipment.

    So far I have all of Siggys programs running Heat Load Pro, and the HydroniCAD that you see above. I also have the Watts Radiant Radiant Works loaded. I'll add my Flir viewer and the HOBO data logger program yet for a nice clean running "hydronic computer system"

    Working online is so much nicer with the Mac. I also loaded the .mac account and can talk and see the other person on my screen. I chatted with Max yesterday this way.

    i-tunes is great for downloading songs and burning CDs. Amazing times we live in :)

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Steve Ebels_3
    Steve Ebels_3 Member Posts: 1,291
    I've been shopping too

    What model did you get?
  • Paul Rohrs_4
    Paul Rohrs_4 Member Posts: 466
    Learning Curve?

    I would like to know about the learning curve? How much of a paradigm shift are we talking about?

    My laptop self-destructed 8 months ago and I am considering a Mac, but ALL of my software is PC based. Am I so ignorant that I dont know that I don't know? (You are making the transition sound inconsequential.)

    Regards,

    PR (Mac user wannabee)
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,107
    24\" screen but not the top model, Steve (nm)

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,107
    Paul

    I'm not very computer literate the mac's are very easy to learn, a lot less "baggage"

    hot rod'
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
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