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  1. Your New Mac PowerBook SpecificationsLayoutHow to Use

  2. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  3. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  4. 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…. City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  5. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  6. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  7. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  8. Possible purchases • External USB mouse • For those uncomfortable with touchpad • External USB keyboard • To gain full key size City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  9. 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…. City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  10. 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” City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  11. Software City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  12. OS X • New look • Transition from OS 9: • See TLC’s support document • Better Memory management • Force Quitting works! • Doesn’t crash the system City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  13. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  14. Log Out vs. Shut Down • To display the Login screen but not power down:Apple menu > Log Out • Use on busy or shared computers City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  15. Changing your password Change your password at will • In Finder • Click Apple Menu • System Preferences • My Account City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  16. Entering a new password • Enter Current password • Enter new password – twice • Enter password hint (shows up after several wrong tries) City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  17. Problems • Error messages • If your login gets shaken off just repeat • Forgotten passwords • Local ITS person • Help Desk (239-3711) City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  18. 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!!! City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  19. Other Software • Internet Explorer 5.2 Web browser • Anti-Virus • Telnet (through terminal) • Fetch (FTP) • Technical use • File transfer to servers for Web sites City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  20. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  21. 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…. City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  22. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  23. 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! City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  24. Software: Virus checking • Virex installed • Update virus files manually • Scan files/disks manually • Instructions on handout City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  25. 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?? City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  26. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  27. 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? City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  28. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  29. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  30. 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! City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  31. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  32. GroupWise • New email system • Transition issues from fog/pine to GroupWise • GroupWise Web demo City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  33. Looking at your PowerBook Hands on! City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  34. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  35. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center