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Old 12-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
I keep my dock on the right-hand side. At the bottom (the default) it drives me nuts. I also make the icons small, and do not let them bobble at me all the time. Matter of personal preference, but nice to have these choices.
I had also made the icons smaller, and I'm still playing with the magnification because I like the feed back, but want it as small as possible and still useful. Stabilizing now,

Originally Posted by ktinkel
Several. TidBits has a lively forum, mail-list, and e-books on all aspects of the Mac. It is especially useful for Leopard, as print materials have been late appearing.
That link didn't work for me and on browsing the site I don't see anything forum-like. But there does seem to be a lot info - bookmarked.

Originally Posted by ktinkel
MacInTouch has news and discussion of everything Mac-ish, with links to important updates. I check in there every day.
Looks nice, bookmarked. I haven't spent much time there yet, because...

Originally Posted by ktinkel
And David Pogue’s Missing Manual for Leopard has recently been published (in print); I find that to be an essential reference.
... this is where I spent most time today, especially going through a lot of utilities in one of the "Missing CD-Roms". A lot of useful stuff, but I was also appalled by how many functionalities are available only as shareware when the equivalent would be available for Windows not only with more functionality, but free, in three different versions or so. One site with lots of really simple tools, nothing cheaper than $15. I didn't bookmark that one! With a much smaller market I guess that's to be expected, but the extent of it still took me by surprise. Still, I ended up with a lot of bookmarks, there is at least some useful stuff available as freeware and even open source.

Originally Posted by ktinkel
All of these have advice on setting up Windows on your new Mac. There are several approaches, each with pros and cons (of course!). You can let me know what you decide. I have a copy of Windows XT but haven’t got to the point of installing that myself.
I haven't even gotten that far yet... but I did make great progress today. Isaac is beginning to feel like a team member rather than a stranger

Thanks for the great tips!

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