View Poll Results: when will we get to 4,000 posts?

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  • june 12

    35 25.36%
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  1. #26430
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    I wish i would have switched years ago.
    I was too cheap.

    But i can still buy mocha lotte sprinkles!!!
    Get yourself a MacBook Air for Christmas.....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  2. #26431
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    OK.

    I've never considered myself exactly a computer dummy, but I'll admit to Mac ignorance.

    Everything I've ever done has been PC.

    I LOVE the IOS interface and think that particular platform to be the best mobile device software that I've used to date. I've also used BlackBerry, various android and Windows Mobile devices and, to put it bluntly, they sucked.

    Is it possible to use any of the PC compatible programs on Mac?

    Or, since all I really plan on using it for is E-mail and web surfing, would I be better off with an iPad (maybe a mini) and being done with it and using the PC for work?

  3. #26432
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    OK.

    I've never considered myself exactly a computer dummy, but I'll admit to Mac ignorance.

    Everything I've ever done has been PC.

    I LOVE the IOS interface and think that particular platform to be the best mobile device software that I've used to date. I've also used BlackBerry, various android and Windows Mobile devices and, to put it bluntly, they sucked.

    Is it possible to use any of the PC compatible programs on Mac?

    Or, since all I really plan on using it for is E-mail and web surfing, would I be better off with an iPad (maybe a mini) and being done with it and using the PC for work?
    Since we got an iPad I don't even know where our computer is, it got pushed aside. My wife uses it mainly and I use my iPhone for everything.

  4. #26433
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    Hey grupps. Figured I was due for a stop in.

    Times are a getting crazy here. Im at the union training center every Wednesday night and every other weekend to upgrade the methane burning license.

    And then this January I get laid off for basic. So that means Ill be there 7 days a week...depending on the week....plus one night a week. They seem to think since Ive made it this far its time to cram stuff in my brain.

    Speaking of this far I entered 3rd year this month. 3 down and 2 to go before I get the CoQ. And with the whole finally being a 3rd year thing theyve decided that theres no humour left watching me trying to fix a rooftop (since I seem to be able to figure out the problem 99% of the time) so as of Monday they started to teach me how to do more than just maintain a process chiller and actually service them.

    Hope all is well with you guys. Hopefully, ill sneak in again since things will be slowing down here soon in a bit.

    Doug...Moon....what the heck are you two doing at Starbucks? I know Canada is bilingual and all but you need to know a whole different language just to order a friggin coffee there haha. In this trade its either Tims or the free gut wrenching but wide awakening wholesaler coffee LOL.
    Get money, get paid.

  5. #26434
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    Good to see you ray.
    I will have a mintmocachocafroalotte for you!!

  6. #26435
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    Ray glad to hear from ya
    If you help others then you are a Success

  7. #26436
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    time for bed
    If you help others then you are a Success

  8. #26437
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. Wtg Ray! That was one of the reasons I wanted to get into a union shop - heard really good things about the training. JP, most of the major packages that you use on Windows will run on Mac too and you can get substitutes for everything else. Every web browser except for the Internet Explorer will run on both Mac and Linux - so you got Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium (Chrome minus the Google spyware) and Opera. Windows Mail obviously won't work, but you can use Mozilla Thunderbird on both Mac and Linux. Microsoft Office will work on Mac, but not on Linux (you can try Libre Office on Windows/Mac/Linux and I've found it to be a good substitute for MS Office for light use but I wouldn't use its spreadsheet for work). I'd offer more suggestions but I don't know what you're using in your daily life.

  9. #26438
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Raaaaaaay!!!!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  10. #26439
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    OK.

    I've never considered myself exactly a computer dummy, but I'll admit to Mac ignorance.

    Everything I've ever done has been PC.

    I LOVE the IOS interface and think that particular platform to be the best mobile device software that I've used to date. I've also used BlackBerry, various android and Windows Mobile devices and, to put it bluntly, they sucked.

    Is it possible to use any of the PC compatible programs on Mac?

    Or, since all I really plan on using it for is E-mail and web surfing, would I be better off with an iPad (maybe a mini) and being done with it and using the PC for work?
    JP, you can install two programs, Parallels or Fusion (I use Fusion) and then you can install your old windows right into Fusion and run whatever you want. I call it the dark side but still need to use some programs (like RefProp for the refrigerant properties to put into the DRSAs). Updates will amaze you and a macbook is blindingly fast with the internet and N router from Mac.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  11. #26440
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    afternoon all

    rugged morning
    If you help others then you are a Success

  12. #26441
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    JP, you can install two programs, Parallels or Fusion (I use Fusion) and then you can install your old windows right into Fusion and run whatever you want. I call it the dark side but still need to use some programs (like RefProp for the refrigerant properties to put into the DRSAs). Updates will amaze you and a macbook is blindingly fast with the internet and N router from Mac.
    VirtualBox is another, then there's VMWare.. I've used VirtualBox for running some work-specific apps that were Windows-only and I still use it, but this time no Windows, just like to keep personal and work systems separate.

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    Hi guys!
    Hi Art!!!

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