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    I just picked up my first Mac. I got the 13 inch Mac book air and so far it's great. Gonna take me some time to learn this lol.
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    Congrats on getting your new MacBook Air . Take your time in learning it, my friend. I'm sure you will be pleased with it for many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    I just picked up my first Mac. I got the 13 inch Mac book air and so far it's great. Gonna take me some time to learn this lol.
    Congrats, man! It’s a nice machine, and you’re gonna love it! If you need any help, just ask...lots of good folks here with a lot of experience... most of us came from the Windows world, so we’ve "been there, done that" already...
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    Nice zerog

    I've had mine less than a year & I am still learning.

    Good Luck
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    Thanks all. Since your here quick none how to I find out how much disk space I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    Thanks all. Since your here quick none how to I find out how much disk space I have.
    Two ways:

    1) with Finder open, do Cmd + / and you'll see the bottom status bar which has disk space listed.
    2) open Disk Utility (under Utilities in your Application folder) and select your hard drive.
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    I must be dumb because I can't figure either one out lol.
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    I found it. Thanks.
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    Just bought a MacBook Air myself. My second Apple computer.
    My first was an Apple II GS in 1986. I think it cost $5k, with a printer, disc drive and modem. Why the hell did I bought the modem! One line at a time downloading. Used it only a few times.
    Amazing what 27 years of evolution can accomplish.
    Goodbye Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Two ways:

    1) with Finder open, do Cmd + / and you'll see the bottom status bar which has disk space listed.
    2) open Disk Utility (under Utilities in your Application folder) and select your hard drive.
    You can also click the hard drive icon on the desktop once so it's highlighted and then do ctrl + i
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    What's the best way to use an external drive? I have a tb full of movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    What's the best way to use an external drive? I have a tb full of movies.
    If your router accepts USB connections, you can plug the drive in there and use is as a networked drive. In my case, I have all of my music and movies on a network drive and set them up in iTunes with the "Copy files to iTunes media library" unchecked. This allows you to add them to iTunes without eating up all of your already limited disk space. The only down side is that you can’t access the media when you are away from the network.
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    Cool thanks ill have to try that out
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    Okay I'm good with the network drive. I'm starting fresh so I have a 2 tb drive with most of my movies in the cloud. Now I guess I have to download the movies to my pc and then transfer them to the drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    If your router accepts USB connections, you can plug the drive in there and use is as a networked drive. In my case, I have all of my music and movies on a network drive and set them up in iTunes with the "Copy files to iTunes media library" unchecked. This allows you to add them to iTunes without eating up all of your already limited disk space. The only down side is that you canít access the media when you are away from the network.
    Will this work unchecking the copy box? I want my music in the just not movies and tv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    Will this work unchecking the copy box? I want my music in the just not movies and tv.
    By unchecking the box, iTunes will catalog the media, but not manage it in the iTunes Media library. It will just play the media where ever it lives. So leave your movies/TV on the network drive, and put your music on your MBA's SSD. Since the music will be on the computer's internal storage, it will always be available. Since the movies/TV will be on the external drive, they will be available when you are able to connect to the networked drive. That should work for you.
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    Nice. Thanks for all the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    Nice. Thanks for all the help.
    No problem, zerog... happy to help...
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    I got it. I'm a master now lol.
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    Now I just have to wait for a week for all the movies to download lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headgame View Post
    Just bought a MacBook Air myself. My second Apple computer.
    My first was an Apple II GS in 1986. I think it cost $5k, with a printer, disc drive and modem. Why the hell did I bought the modem! One line at a time downloading. Used it only a few times.
    Amazing what 27 years of evolution can accomplish.
    Goodbye Windows.
    I'm sure you're gonna love it.
    BTW: what's a modem?
    Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

    Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    I'm sure you're gonna love it.
    BTW: what's a modem?
    Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

    Good Luck
    Now modems I do remember OLD-COMPUTERS.COM musem ~ Franklin ACE 1000 was my high school companion. That plus an Epson dot matrix printer. I'd have to say a new MacBook Air is cool indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog5000 View Post
    Now modems I do remember OLD-COMPUTERS.COM musem ~ Franklin ACE 1000 was my high school companion. That plus an Epson dot matrix printer. I'd have to say a new MacBook Air is cool indeed.
    My first computer was a Tandy 1000 with 5.25 floppy drive. I remember doing a upgrade for a 20mb hard drive it cost hundreds for that 20mb.. Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    I just picked up my first Mac. I got the 13 inch Mac book air and so far it's great. Gonna take me some time to learn this lol.
    Try to know you way around shortcuts. I do, and I hardly ever use menus!

    That battery is sick, enjoy it to the fullest!!!
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    Definitely a kick *** battery. I downloaded over 200 gig of moves without even plugging it in.
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