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Why I'm Returning My iMac

Commented Dec 14, 2010 at 17:05:45 in Comedy

“1. To move files instead of copying, hold down command while dragging.

2. You can move files from one machine to another very easily between two Macs or between two PCs. It's just harder with one of each.

3. If one screen resolution looks fuzzy, try a different one. Not all resolutions are ideal on all screens. You can also tweak the font smoothing in the Appearance pane in System Preferences.

4. TextEdit does have the ability to change fonts. You just weren't looking hard enough. Hit Command-T or choose Format > Font > Show Fonts from the Format pull-down at the top of your screen. I know you're used to Windows and having every control for an application crammed into a single window, but that's not the Mac way.

5. Your website should look the same in the Mac version of FireFox as the (same) Windows version. It's the same rendering engine.

6. For FLV and MLV files, download VLC. It's cross-platform, and is by far the most consistently reliable way to play movies on any OS, WIndows included.

7. If you really need to run that particular thesaurus, there's a great free open source tool called Wine that lets you run about 80% of Windows apps from within Mac OS X. It's kind of a pain to set up, but it does exist. There's also an easier-to-configure commercial version called Crossover that comes with support.”

Jan Schroeder on Dec 15, 2010 at 03:18:22

“Thanks for the move files tip. Made it worth reading more in the comments.”
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3 Sure-Fire Strategies to Prevent the Swine Flu

Commented Apr 27, 2009 at 18:51:41 in Healthy Living

“That's an interesting theory about chiropractic care boosting your immune system, but it is probably a bad idea for this virus. With this particular flu strain, deaths seem to be concentrated in people with healthy immune systems, not those with weak immune systems, leading to suspicion that the cause of death may be due to cytokine storm. If that theory proves true, then people with stronger immune systems are actually in worse shape than those with weakened immune systems.”