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  1. 1. Your New Mac PowerBook Specifications Layout How to Use
  2. 2. Guidelines <ul><li>For all CCSF Laptop users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCSF owns laptop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warranted for 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normal wear and tear only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems: Return to Help Desk (310 Batmale Hall: 239-3711) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full guidelines on Tech Docs Web site under Mac Laptops: http://www.ccsf.edu/techdocs - Mac laptop link </li></ul>
  3. 3. Safety Precautions <ul><li>Read the Getting Started guide </li></ul><ul><li>Safety guidelines: Appendix B, starting page 99 </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid temperature extremes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t drop! </li></ul><ul><li>Never pick up by screen </li></ul><ul><li>Protect from theft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security cable, Vigilance </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mac PowerBook Laptops <ul><li>For full-time faculty on laptop list (Fall 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>G4 Processor 1 GHz </li></ul><ul><li>15.2-inch TFT Display </li></ul><ul><li>FireWire 400 and 800, USB 2 </li></ul><ul><li>60GB Hard disk </li></ul><ul><li>Combo Drive (CD-RW, DVD ROM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No built-in floppy or Zip drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion of other options to come…. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Other specs <ul><li>Built-in 56K Modem </li></ul><ul><li>Modem port/cable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plugs into phone line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LAN port </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for Ethernet cable/ network ports inside CCSF (covered in Hands-on) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for DSL / Cable Modem at home </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Other specs <ul><li>External monitor ports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapter cable for projectors supplied </li></ul></ul><ul><li>512MB SDRAM </li></ul><ul><li>Stereo speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Headphone jack </li></ul><ul><li>PC Card type I/II </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: about 6+ lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Wheeled case supplied </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transferring documents <ul><li>No Floppy or Zip drive </li></ul><ul><li>Copy files to CD if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment period: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External CD, Zip and floppy drives available through ITS (all campuses) and here in L313 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Possible purchases <ul><li>External USB mouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For those uncomfortable with touchpad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External USB keyboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To gain full key size </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Other storage options <ul><li>External USB Zip drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For compatibility with CCSF Desktop Machines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External USB Floppy drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To use floppy disks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wherever possible: Buy devices marked USB 2 (not just USB or USB 1.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Floppies may not be necessary…. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emerging storage options <ul><li>USB plug-in disks </li></ul><ul><li>Use on any machine with USB port and modern operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Some Mac-compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Search online for “USB Storage” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Software
  12. 12. OS X <ul><li>New look </li></ul><ul><li>Transition from OS 9: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See TLC’s support document </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better Memory management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Force Quitting works! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t crash the system </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. OS X Security <ul><li>You must log on to use the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Login name: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old fog login </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First letter of first name + up to first seven letters of last name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No spaces or special characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g.: Mickey Fa = mfa Ghislaine Van Zantwyck = gvanzant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Password: Initially, the same as login </li></ul>
  14. 14. Log Out vs. Shut Down <ul><li>To display the Login screen but not power down: Apple menu > Log Out </li></ul><ul><li>Use on busy or shared computers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Changing your password <ul><li>Change your password at will </li></ul><ul><li>In Finder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Apple Menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System Preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Account </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Entering a new password <ul><li>Enter Current password </li></ul><ul><li>Enter new password – twice </li></ul><ul><li>Enter password hint (shows up after several wrong tries) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Problems <ul><li>Error messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If your login gets shaken off just repeat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forgotten passwords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local ITS person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Desk (239-3711) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Software: Office Programs <ul><li>Microsoft Office X: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word: Document processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel: Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint: Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty/Staff: Buy for Home use: http://collegebuys.org/msca/1x1microsoft.htm </li></ul>$51!!!
  19. 19. Other Software <ul><li>Internet Explorer 5.2 Web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Telnet (through terminal) </li></ul><ul><li>Fetch (FTP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File transfer to servers for Web sites </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Exchanging documents <ul><li>File versions PC and Mac compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macs can use PC-formatted disks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy Document exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No version problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office X: Opens files created in older and PC versions </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Adding new software <ul><li>Install programs yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Be Careful! Follow installation instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Check with the Robert Lam ( [email_address] ) before installing software that affects the network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. chat, server-based programs, streaming media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backup documents regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Keep program installation CDs and serial numbers…. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Software compliance <ul><li>Please do not copy or install any illegal or unlicensed software on your CCSF computer! </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial software must be legally: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installed in accordance with its license </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Allowing System updates <ul><li>Apple puts out OS updates </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a window like this </li></ul><ul><li>If you have time, click Install </li></ul><ul><li>Save any open files first! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Software: Virus checking <ul><li>Virex installed </li></ul><ul><li>Update virus files manually </li></ul><ul><li>Scan files/disks manually </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions on handout </li></ul>
  25. 25. Copying files/Folders to CD <ul><li>CD-R or CD RW disks </li></ul><ul><li>CD-R: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write once; store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t be re-written </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CD-RW: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erase; then rewrite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Handout available </li></ul><ul><li>Demo?? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Copying files/Folders to CD <ul><li>Third party software may add features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Roxio’s Toast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ver 6 current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About $80 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lite version may be available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for OS X Jaguar compatibility </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Battery <ul><li>Operate on battery when unplugged from Power brick </li></ul><ul><li>2 + hours to run down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on use, external devices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plug in to recharge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes “several” hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-4? </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Battery <ul><li>Maintaining capacity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run battery down during the NEXT FEW DAYS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work continuously with power unplugged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amber > Green light=battery charged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery indicator at top right of Menu bar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See Getting Started pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 for initial battery calibration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>74-77 for indicators and conservation </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Connecting to Internet <ul><li>CCSF: Ethernet (hands-on) </li></ul><ul><li>DSL / Cable connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provider supplies info / software / equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISP phone connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISP supplies info / software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Always mention Mac OS X Jaguar </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providers, not CCSF Help Desk </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Home use: Internet provider <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.computeruser.com/resources/isp/index.html (allows search by telephone area code) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ucan.org/links/ComputersInternetLinks.htm (Many links to user review sites, help finding DSL/Cable/ISP) </li></ul><ul><li>Friends! </li></ul>
  31. 31. After ISP dialup <ul><li>Log in to your ISP as instructed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside CCSF network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network drive not available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GroupWise email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access through the Internet http://gww.ccsf.edu </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. GroupWise <ul><li>New email system </li></ul><ul><li>Transition issues from fog/pine to GroupWise </li></ul><ul><li>GroupWise Web demo </li></ul>
  33. 33. Looking at your PowerBook <ul><li>Hands on! </li></ul>
  34. 34. Looking at your PowerBook <ul><li>Take out PowerBook G4 Getting Started book </li></ul><ul><li>Page 7: Parts </li></ul><ul><li>Pages 8-9: Keys and ports </li></ul><ul><li>Pages 10-11: Plugging into power </li></ul>
  35. 35. Further information <ul><li>Go to the Desktop Upgrade Web site from http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Desktop Upgrade Info link </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Mac Laptop sections for this presentation and other documents on your machine and related information </li></ul><ul><li>Also check Updates on the Desktop Upgrade home page </li></ul>

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