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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

Your New Mac PowerBook

SpecificationsLayoutHow to Use

guidelines
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adding new software
  • Install programs yourself
  • Be Careful! Follow installation instructions
  • Check with the Robert Lam (rlam@ccsf.edu) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GroupWise
  • New email system
  • Transition issues from fog/pine to GroupWise
  • GroupWise Web demo

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looking at your powerbook
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
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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