10 thoughts on “Me And My MacBook Pro”

  1. Hi there! I’m glad you were able to find my QuietMBP workaround and that it’s working for you. I just thought I’d correct one minor detail: it’s not an AppleScript that is running behind the scenes, it’s a “real program.”

    Also, I hope you won’t let the workaround stop you from complaining to Apple. I worry that many people are installing the workaround and deciding to just “wait it out.” Apple won’t fix it if we don’t keep complaining.

    Daniel

  2. Hi Steve

    Crikey, sounds like the Terminator. The only safe place for a Dell is in an industrial metal press.

    Ian

  3. Thanks for your comment, Daniel. I”ve made a correction to the blog entry. I think you’re right about the need to complain to Apple. The more heat, the more likely they are to provide a fix.

    Cheers,
    Ian

  4. Well I don’t understand a word of all this, I am what they politely call a “high level” user, ie an idiot on a PC, but I see you’re in touch with Sian on this Mac stuff so all will be well (I have good reason to know that Sian is a woman to be admired on any technical matter whatsoever, and probably on most or all other matters too.)

    Talking of technical matters, I challenge you to come over to deblog and do the set tomorrow, the Douglas Day.

  5. Alright, Maxine – you’re on. I warn you, though, I’m feeling particularly thick this week…

  6. Well you can’t have expected it all to go smoothly on the first day! Sounds like you’ve got it sorted now though and I must admit am very jealous. I want one! Unfortunately it wasn’t so long ago that I got my iBook so don’t feel I can justify it but my hubbie’s (Dell) laptop is on it’s last legs, so am convincing him to go MacBook pro. I like the idea of virtual PC to run all those quirky bits of software I can’t get for my iBook, but sounds like it’s not 100% sorted yet– I suppose will take a while for everyone to get up to speed with the new intel macs (I notice openoffice doesn’t have easy-to-install versions for the intel macs yet).
    Keep me posted (especially about the ‘whirring’– my ibook is always totally silent and have to say that it is a joy, so not sure about getting a whirrer).

  7. Sian, I know what you mean. I only bought my iBook last year, and I had planned to sell it to part-finance my MacBook (that plan went out the window when I knackered the USB ports, but anyway). It’s still worth it for me, I think, becuse this is my main work computer and I use it for hours each day. I’m also waiting for an Intel native Open Office installer. Microsoft Word is, on my MacBook, as fast as it runs on my iBook G4, but it doesn’t have the zippiness of the Universal Binary apps.

    With the whirring sorted out thanks to that program I mentioned in the post, the MacBook *does* have a slight fan noise when idling – my iBook doesn’t have any unless it’s getting hot. It’s still not really loud enough to notice, though.

  8. My Macbook Pro laptop gets heavy use…..so I think anyone…
    that needs to have confidence in apples battery…needs to
    think it over. I have the famous battery failure with metal
    on the outside buckling. My research has not found a specific battery conditioner…..which from my point of view
    is vital to laptop health maintenance.
    What I have found is a universal latop battery conditioner…
    the MH-C777PLUS-II Universal LCD Charger…from creative
    technologies. I can’t say this will work 100%. Please does anyone have any other options.

  9. My Macbook Pro laptop gets heavy use…..so I think anyone…
    that needs to have confidence in apples battery…needs to
    think it over. I have the famous battery failure with metal
    on the outside buckling. My research has not found a specific battery conditioner…..which from my point of view
    is vital to laptop health maintenance.
    What I have found is a universal latop battery conditioner…
    the MH-C777PLUS-II Universal LCD Charger…from creative
    technologies. I can’t say this will work 100%. Please does anyone have any other options.
    mftorrey@comcast.net

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