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ok so not really the devil beejacon beejacon but in order to get my macbook i have promised hubby to quit smoking.. i am hoping to go into our local mac dealer and pick one up on Saturday...:D


i have a few questions i have a 250gb internal hard drive sitting here unused... plus a spare 80gb hard drive i can rip out of this vista machine... if need be

now i was planing on getting and enclosure to house these hard drive...
i see that mac cant write to NTFS and only use FAT 32 i am not wanting to be able to use these drives with my windows ...

back in the day i remember FAT32 can only handle small partitions??? am i correct..i don't want a million partitions on my 250GB what do i do?
 

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lol yes i know how much i can save if i quit smoking ... he will be doing this too and if i lapse he will take away my macbook...lol we will be able to save $400 a month
so i have made an appointment on monday with my Doc to see about the stop smoking pill cause im allergic to the glue they use on patches...
 

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I smoked for 15 years and couldn't quit until...
Allen Carr's Easyway To Stop Smoking®

My mother and numerous friends have also used it to quit. Some also used the patch but it isn't necessary. The book instructs you to keep smoking until you're done reading it. Near the end, you're dreading having to have the next smoke. Highly recommend it.

I know you weren't asking for stop smoking advice but couldn't help it. You're heavy smokers from the $$ you spend - this book can keep you away from them. Good luck!
 

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Macs have their own format system, but can also read or write to FAT 32
I am using MacOS 10.3 and it cannot read or write to NTFS without helper software or through networks. 10.4 is now able to read NTFS but not write
If you want to install windows on your Mac, Bootcamp will assist you in setting up a dual boot.
 

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noo thank you i dont want to have anything to do with windows... if i wanted windows on my mac then there is no need to buy a mac i have a brand new vista machine...


sooo when i hook up my 250gb hard drive i can format it to macs special way of formatting?? with out the need to format a million little fat 32 partitions??


and as for smoking i have tried just about everything .. ive been smoking since i was 14 soo that 20 years if i went cold turkey i prolly be in goal for murdering my children...lol its not a pretty sight..;)
 

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lol yes i know how much i can save if i quit smoking ... he will be doing this too and if i lapse he will take away my macbook...lol we will be able to save $400 a month
so i have made an appointment on monday with my Doc to see about the stop smoking pill cause im allergic to the glue they use on patches...
What gets taken away if he lapses?
 

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I used the gum to stop. Smoked for over 10 years. The only way you are going to quit is if you really want to quit. Period.
Good luck, the first month sucks, but it does get better. : )
 

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sooo when i hook up my 250gb hard drive i can format it to macs special way of formatting?? with out the need to format a million little fat 32 partitions??
Just use Disk Utility (in /Applications/Utilities) and format the drive as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".
 

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8 years or so ago when I quit I was allowed to purchase a Palm Pilot.
I used Ziban,the patch and I still smoked about a pack a day...
I have never smoked since ( with the exception of the occasional cigar... )

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My Dad figured out that a couple could put a downpayment on a modest house with the money they saved after a year when they quit smoking.
You can buy a house to shelter your MacBook.

Dad is from Quebec, and so was born with a cigarette in his tiny fingers. But he quit smoking on his birthday at the age of 70, no patch, no gum, no program. He said at first, he'd time his cravings by counting seconds, but he'd lose count after a short time because his mind would drift to better things.That taught him that his cravings weren't as omnipresent as he'd thought, and they lessened daily.
Dad seems to be channeling all of his new-found wealth into a prodigious video-taping habit, shooting anything in nature that occurs anywhere near him, and burning it to DVD. I'm going to show him how to edit in iMovie. Maybe his next mad-money purchase will be a Mac Book Pro!

Good luck on your journey!
 
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