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Your New Mac PowerBook Specifications Layout How to Use Guidelines For all CCSF Laptop users CCSF owns laptop Warranted for 4 years Normal wear and tear only Problems: Return to Help Desk (310 Batmale Hall: 239-3711)

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Your New Mac PowerBook

SpecificationsLayoutHow to Use


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Guidelines

  • For all CCSF Laptop users

    • CCSF owns laptop

    • Warranted for 4 years

    • Normal wear and tear only

    • Problems: Return to Help Desk (310 Batmale Hall: 239-3711)

  • Full guidelines on Tech Docs Web site under MacLaptops:http://www.ccsf.edu/techdocs - Mac laptop link

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Safety Precautions

  • Read the Getting Started guide

  • Safety guidelines: Appendix B, starting page 99

  • Avoid temperature extremes

  • Don’t drop!

  • Never pick up by screen

  • Protect from theft

    • Security cable, Vigilance

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Mac PowerBook Laptops

  • For full-time faculty on laptop list (Fall 2002)

  • G4 Processor 1 GHz

  • 15.2-inch TFT Display

  • FireWire 400 and 800, USB 2

  • 60GB Hard disk

  • Combo Drive (CD-RW, DVD ROM)

    • No built-in floppy or Zip drive

    • Discussion of other options to come….

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Other specs

  • Built-in 56K Modem

  • Modem port/cable

    • plugs into phone line

  • LAN port

    • for Ethernet cable/network ports inside CCSF (covered in Hands-on)

    • for DSL / Cable Modem at home

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Other specs

  • External monitor ports

    • Adapter cable for projectors supplied

  • 512MB SDRAM

  • Stereo speakers

  • Headphone jack

  • PC Card type I/II

  • Weight: about 6+ lbs

  • Wheeled case supplied

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Transferring documents

  • No Floppy or Zip drive

  • Copy files to CD if possible

  • Deployment period:

    • External CD, Zip and floppy drives available through ITS (all campuses) and here in L313

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Possible purchases

  • External USB mouse

    • For those uncomfortable with touchpad

  • External USB keyboard

    • To gain full key size

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Other storage options

  • External USB Zip drive

    • For compatibility with CCSF Desktop Machines

  • External USB Floppy drive

    • To use floppy disks

  • Wherever possible: Buy devices marked USB 2 (not just USB or USB 1.1)

  • Floppies may not be necessary….

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Emerging storage options

  • USB plug-in disks

  • Use on any machine with USB port and modern operating system

  • Some Mac-compatible

  • Search online for “USB Storage”

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Software

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OS X

  • New look

  • Transition from OS 9:

    • See TLC’s support document

  • Better Memory management

    • Force Quitting works!

    • Doesn’t crash the system

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OS X Security

  • You must log on to use the computer

  • Login name:

    • Old fog login

    • First letter of first name + up to first seven letters of last name

    • No spaces or special characters

    • E.g.: Mickey Fa = mfaGhislaine Van Zantwyck = gvanzant

  • Password: Initially, the same as login

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Log Out vs. Shut Down

  • To display the Login screen but not power down:Apple menu > Log Out

  • Use on busy or shared computers

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Changing your password

Change your password at will

  • In Finder

    • Click Apple Menu

    • System Preferences

    • My Account

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Entering a new password

  • Enter Current password

  • Enter new password – twice

  • Enter password hint (shows up after several wrong tries)

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Problems

  • Error messages

    • If your login gets shaken off just repeat

  • Forgotten passwords

    • Local ITS person

    • Help Desk (239-3711)

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Software: Office Programs

  • Microsoft Office X:

    • Word: Document processing

    • Excel: Spreadsheets

    • PowerPoint: Presentations

  • Faculty/Staff: Buy for Home use:http://collegebuys.org/msca/1x1microsoft.htm

$51!!!

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Other Software

  • Internet Explorer 5.2 Web browser

  • Anti-Virus

  • Telnet (through terminal)

  • Fetch (FTP)

    • Technical use

    • File transfer to servers for Web sites

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Exchanging documents

  • File versions PC and Mac compatible

    • Macs can use PC-formatted disks

    • Easy Document exchange

  • No version problems

    • Office X: Opens files created in older and PC versions

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Adding new software

  • Install programs yourself

  • Be Careful! Follow installation instructions

  • Check with the Robert Lam ([email protected]) before installing software that affects the network

    • E.g. chat, server-based programs, streaming media

  • Backup documents regularly

  • Keep program installation CDs and serial numbers….

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Software compliance

  • Please do not copy or install any illegal or unlicensed software on your CCSF computer!

  • Commercial software must be legally:

    • Purchased

    • Licensed

    • Installed in accordance with its license

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Allowing System updates

  • Apple puts out OS updates

  • You will see a window like this

  • If you have time, click Install

  • Save any open files first!

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Software: Virus checking

  • Virex installed

  • Update virus files manually

  • Scan files/disks manually

  • Instructions on handout

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Copying files/Folders to CD

  • CD-R or CD RW disks

  • CD-R:

    • Write once; store

    • Can’t be re-written

  • CD-RW:

    • Write

    • Erase; then rewrite

  • Handout available

  • Demo??

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Copying files/Folders to CD

  • Third party software may add features:

    • E.g. Roxio’s Toast

    • Ver 6 current

    • About $80

    • Lite version may be available

    • Check for OS X Jaguar compatibility

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Battery

  • Operate on battery when unplugged from Power brick

  • 2 + hours to run down

    • Depends on use, external devices

  • Plug in to recharge

    • Takes “several” hours

    • 3-4?

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Battery

  • Maintaining capacity:

    • Run battery down during the NEXT FEW DAYS

    • Work continuously with power unplugged

    • Amber > Green light=battery charged

    • Battery indicator at top right of Menu bar

  • See Getting Started pages

    • 20 for initial battery calibration

    • 74-77 for indicators and conservation

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Connecting to Internet

  • CCSF: Ethernet (hands-on)

  • DSL / Cable connection

    • Provider supplies info /software / equipment

  • ISP phone connection

    • ISP supplies info / software

  • Always mention Mac OS X Jaguar

  • Troubleshooting

    • Providers, not CCSF Help Desk

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Home use: Internet provider

Resources:

  • http://www.computeruser.com/resources/isp/index.html(allows search by telephone area code)

  • http://www.ucan.org/links/ComputersInternetLinks.htm(Many links to user review sites, help finding DSL/Cable/ISP)

  • Friends!

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After ISP dialup

  • Log in to your ISP as instructed

    • Outside CCSF network

    • Network drive not available

  • GroupWise email

    • Access through the Internet http://gww.ccsf.edu

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GroupWise

  • New email system

  • Transition issues from fog/pine to GroupWise

  • GroupWise Web demo

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Looking at your PowerBook

Hands on!

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Looking at your PowerBook

  • Take out PowerBook G4 Getting Started book

  • Page 7: Parts

  • Pages 8-9: Keys and ports

  • Pages 10-11: Plugging into power

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Further information

  • Go to the Desktop Upgrade Web site from http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

  • Click the Desktop Upgrade Info link

  • Use the Mac Laptop sections for this presentation and other documents on your machine and related information

  • Also check Updates on the Desktop Upgrade home page

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