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Wiw thanks for the reply, Ill have a look at that thread.

I have one main question now, however.

How do i change themes? And what about different cursors? Thanks
That's one sucky thing about Macs - themes and the like generally aren't customizable by default given tools (System Preferences).

Some things I know how to do manually include:

1. Changing the Dock from 3D to 2D as well as removing reflection (can be done through a GUI program called Docker)

2. Changing the Login page background.

3. Changing the Login page message (can do through a program called Onyx).

4. Changing the Finder icon

That's all pretty lame stuff, though lol

Personally, I like the look of OSX and the way it functions, so I don't mess around with it too much.

Glad to hear you're enjoying it, though. I really think it's a good OS. I honestly don't care for the computers (the hardware) too much; it's the software I love.
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@The Hundred Gunner: numbers 2-4, you can do that with visage. And to chagnge icons, you can use like Candybar or something. I like CTRL+I for info and change that manually. Shapeshifter also has icon packs but sadly, it doesn't work for 10.5.
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That's one sucky thing about Macs - themes and the like generally aren't customizable by default given tools (System Preferences).

Some things I know how to do manually include:

1. Changing the Dock from 3D to 2D as well as removing reflection (can be done through a GUI program called Docker)

2. Changing the Login page background.

3. Changing the Login page message (can do through a program called Onyx).

4. Changing the Finder icon

That's all pretty lame stuff, though lol

Personally, I like the look of OSX and the way it functions, so I don't mess around with it too much.

Glad to hear you're enjoying it, though. I really think it's a good OS. I honestly don't care for the computers (the hardware) too much; it's the software I love.
lol, its my $3k mbp that's never given me a problem in the ~2 years i've had it... PC laptops seem to always be problems for me.. this sucker's been running like a champ for almost 2 years now =)

btw, only thing that beats os x on apple hardware, is gentoo
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lol, its my $3k mbp that's never given me a problem in the ~2 years i've had it... PC laptops seem to always be problems for me.. this sucker's been running like a champ for almost 2 years now =)

btw, only thing that beats os x on apple hardware, is gentoo
I've had my black MB for a day and a month short of a year now, and I've had zero problems at all with it.

The only problem I ever had was with Time Machine, and it was caused by a bad cable. It froze up apps and eventually the computer, and I had to do a hard shutdown

Other than that, zero problems whatsoever, not with hardware, not with software.
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That's one sucky thing about Macs - themes and the like generally aren't customizable by default given tools (System Preferences).

Some things I know how to do manually include:

1. Changing the Dock from 3D to 2D as well as removing reflection (can be done through a GUI program called Docker)

2. Changing the Login page background.

3. Changing the Login page message (can do through a program called Onyx).

4. Changing the Finder icon

That's all pretty lame stuff, though lol

Personally, I like the look of OSX and the way it functions, so I don't mess around with it too much.

Glad to hear you're enjoying it, though. I really think it's a good OS. I honestly don't care for the computers (the hardware) too much; it's the software I love.
Yeah the finder icon doesnt really blend in with the others, im changing it.
And i hate the apple hardware also, but their software is good. Im getting iLife 08

One little question though, unlike linux and windows, holding down backspace erases letters really slowly. Can i speed it up?

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@The Hundred Gunner: numbers 2-4, you can do that with visage. And to chagnge icons, you can use like Candybar or something. I like CTRL+I for info and change that manually. Shapeshifter also has icon packs but sadly, it doesn't work for 10.5.
Candybar came with my installation, and it looks cool but i like the default icons. Neat program

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lol, its my $3k mbp that's never given me a problem in the ~2 years i've had it... PC laptops seem to always be problems for me.. this sucker's been running like a champ for almost 2 years now =)

btw, only thing that beats os x on apple hardware, is gentoo
What does gentoo have over other distros, say ubuntu or fedora, on mac hardware? just curious

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I've had my black MB for a day and a month short of a year now, and I've had zero problems at all with it.

The only problem I ever had was with Time Machine, and it was caused by a bad cable. It froze up apps and eventually the computer, and I had to do a hard shutdown

Other than that, zero problems whatsoever, not with hardware, not with software.
Is it a good idea to run time machine? I've never used it, is it handy?
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You aren't running it illegally are you?

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Yeah the finder icon doesnt really blend in with the others, im changing it. And i hate the apple hardware also, but their software is good. Im getting iLife 08
Again, illegally?

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One little question though, unlike linux and windows, holding down backspace erases letters really slowly. Can i speed it up?
I don't have access to any Mac right now, but I think there's a setting for it in the Keyboard & Mouse pane in System Preferences.

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Is it a good idea to run time machine? I've never used it, is it handy?
Time Machine is a great program, if you've got a spare external hard drive. Otherwise, there's really no way you can use it.
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You aren't running it illegally are you?

I'll take the fifth Not sure if its that punishable in Canada though. Not saying i am Allegedly

Again, illegally?

*cough* The fifth

I don't have access to any Mac right now, but I think there's a setting for it in the Keyboard & Mouse pane in System Preferences.

Thanks that did it, i should've looked.


Time Machine is a great program, if you've got a spare external hard drive. Otherwise, there's really no way you can use it.
I dont have one, and i turned it off.
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You aren't running it illegally are you?


Again, illegally?


I don't have access to any Mac right now, but I think there's a setting for it in the Keyboard & Mouse pane in System Preferences.


Time Machine is a great program, if you've got a spare external hard drive. Otherwise, there's really no way you can use it.
Lots of people on OCN are running a hackintosh, which isn't that big a deal. If OS X can use vista then vista should be able to use OS X.
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One little question though, unlike linux and windows, holding down backspace erases letters really slowly. Can i speed it up?
Yeah, the default speed is too slow. Go to System Preferences, Keyboard & Mouse, Keyboard, and just up the speed for Key Repeat Rate.

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What does gentoo have over other distros, say ubuntu or fedora, on mac hardware? just curious
Supposedly more control over the system. It does less for you than Ubuntu or Fedora or (my favorite) Suse. Everything is more manual in Gentoo than the 3 aforementioned.

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Is it a good idea to run time machine? I've never used it, is it handy?
I use Time Machine, but I find it useful mostly for recovering lost/deleted files.

The most comprehensive backup imo is CCC, Carbon Copy Cloner.

I wrote a thread on it here: http://www.overclock.net/mac/332767-...-mac-os-x.html

You know how software in OSX usually comes in a .dmg? Well you can make your whole HDD into a .dmg (or better yet, .sparseimage, which is read/write capable) with CCC. And if you ever have a problem, you simply copy your .sparseimage to your HDD and you're back where you left off (the last backup). There is also the option to do incremental backups, so you can just add to the .sparseimage what isn't already on there or what has changed since your last backup.

To me, TM is better for recovering lost files, but CCC is better for total system backup.

I use both.

PS: If you plan on doing this on an NTFS USB/external HDD, just note that you can't transfer a file greater than 4GB to NTFS from OSX.

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Lots of people on OCN are running a hackintosh, which isn't that big a deal. If OS X can use vista then vista should be able to use OS X.
True, a Mac can run both, but a PC can't run OSX... (legally)

It's stupid, but that's what the EULA says. It's the 2nd section or something. It says something along the lines of "You may only use the SOFTWARE on an Apple-branded computer..."

But really, steve jobs isn't going to come out of a helicopter with a SWAT team and bust down your door if you breach the EULA (which might or might not be legal anyway, or so I've heard in recent discussion).
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Yeah, the default speed is too slow. Go to System Preferences, Keyboard & Mouse, Keyboard, and just up the speed for Key Repeat Rate.




But really, steve jobs isn't going to come out of a helicopter with a SWAT team and bust down your door if you breach the EULA (which might or might not be legal anyway, or so I've heard in recent discussion).
If steve jobs did that, I would be so happy. I wansta meet him.
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