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on the same subject, (or well nearly), i want to upgrade a macbook's ram. it has 512mb already. i want to upgrade to at least 1gb maybe 2. is the process easy? i have installed chips on PC's and it is simple, but im a mac virgin, and i have no idea what do do, i dont even know ehre to take the back off!!
RAM upgrade dead easy if using intel macbook - first, go to crucial.com and run their scanner. this will tell you how much memory you can put in. then buy it (from them or someone else) - if you buy it from crucial it normally comes pretty quickly and they show you exactly how to install it. this took me 1 minute and worked first time.
Well had my new MacBook Pro for a week now - and it is fantastic.
The aluminum body makes it feel much more of a professional tool than the old plastic ones. New LED screen is much brighter and seems to be 'sharper'. The glass touchpad feels beautiful and the 'gestures' are very handy.
Although basically the same the 'click' feel of the keys does not feel quite as smooth as my previous MacBooks but apart from that I really cannot fault it.
Our AIMS system has never worked properly with Safari on the Mac. Sometimes, a beta version of the next version of Safari has worked, but stopped once the release version appears. Now, it won't even work with the betas.
Firefox for the Mac works in every way on our company's AIMS system except for the Vacation Bidding page. You can see your vacation, select days to book leave, but the button to submit the days doesn't work. It's ludicrous. I ended up doing it at work, rather than home.
I have MacOS 10.5 (Leapard) on an intel iMac and use Opera to access my roster (AIMS eCrew). However, Opera won't let me access the company on-line e-mail system so I use Safari for that. All a bit of a nuisance.
Now, that's at home - in my lodgings I have an older iMac running MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and can run all aspects of eCrew, e-mail and most other things the company wants me to view. It's all beyond me so I just put up with it.
I went on to the AIMS help site once and it said that wireless internet connections are not supported - seems to work though!