April 20, 2008

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Mac Roundtable 2008.04.20 Episode #38

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 4:17 pm

Episode 38 of the MacRoundtable discusses the new “hackintosh” Mac Clones,  discussion of whether Apple should consider opening the operating system now that the Mac is gaining in popularity, the fate of the Mac Mini, rumors of Microsoft retail stores, and tips for new mac users.

Some links mentioned in the show:
Pystar: 
http://www.psystar.com/

Questions about Pystar’s validity:
http://gizmodo.com/380488/psystar-exposed-looks-like-a-hoax
http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/04/16/gartner/

 Top 10 Apple Flops:
http://www.maclife.com/article/top_10_pple_flops

Tips for New Mac Users
Apple User Groups:
http://www.apple.com/usergroups/
Apple Online Training:
http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/?
http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
Apple Retail Store Workshops:
http://www.apple.com/retail/workshops/
One to One Personal Training:
http://www.apple.com/retail/onetoone/
Importing Outlook Information:
http://www.littlemachines.com
Mac/Windows Integration Tips:
http://www.macwindows.com
 
This week’s hosts include:
Adam Christianson: The MacCast
Victor Cajiao: The Typical Mac User Podcast
Jonathan Cost: Mac Tips Daily
Katie Floyd: The MacCore

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4 Comments »

  1. If there’s nothing to report about, perhaps you shouldn’t put out an episode, or, perhaps do your own research without relying too much on what appears in your RSS news readers.

    I hope this helps.

    Comment by Rene — April 20, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  2. biweekly please…

    the term we use here over the pond is fortnightly!!

    nice to see some new people on the show :)

    Comment by Dave Redfern — April 21, 2008 @ 2:05 am

  3. What is wrong with the Mini? Let me tell you from a rabid fan, but not a fan-boy. The entire conversation in support of the Mini staying as-is came off as fanboy logic. I will tell you why my family of Mac users cannot even with a straight face recommend the Mini over competitors. It has to have more video memory (similar as a MINIMUM to the MacBook), and competitive RAM (you are hard pressed to get a WIN PC with less than a gig in this price point, no matter what was said on this program).

    The mere lack of decent video memory that kept me from buying a Mini 3 different times over the past 2 years. Instead I purchased 2 MacBooks, and a cheap WINPC that was the same price, but more powerful than the mini. That sickened me to do, but it had to be done since Apple refuses to make the Mini marketable in a Win world.

    Comment by Larzzzz — April 23, 2008 @ 12:18 am

  4. I was interested in your discussion on Mac switchers and the Mac mini. I switched over to the Mac in late 2006, onto a Mac mini. I had owned, before this, a tower PC with a fairly standard set up.

    I was immediately blown away by the Mac and ilife 06. I now produce websites, produce CD and DVD photo albums and generally get more out of my computing.

    My wife uses the new imac, I purchased in late 2007 (the mac mini is not on the TV as a home entertainment center), for her photography and greeting cards she produces.

    I have even invested in an old iBook G3 that I am upgrading for a bit of a hobby.

    My eldest daughter also uses the Mac and by coincidence her school is a networked Mac school.

    I have even got my wife’s mother to buy a Mac mini also. She is a complete technophobe but now enjoys using iPhoto for her photographs and E-mails my wife regularly.

    I really like the podcast and keep up the good work. As a recent switcher and a big fan of the mac and OS X, I enjoy listening to the show.

    Comment by steve UK — April 23, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

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