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Incoming 1Ls / Re: One more time... Mac vs. PC
« on: June 29, 2006, 09:30:09 AM »
If I use my mac naively (like DLing music and other things through Frostwire), am I likely to get a virus on it? I've heard that there aren't any viruses for this version of OS X, but who knows.

Also, I know that macs can't get windows viruses, but if I dl a file with a windows viruse in there.. does it just stay dormant or does it not even download? Can I pass it on to other windows users?

I was under the impression that if you're running windows on your mac, you are susceptible to windows viruses, so you need to make sure you have some sort of virus protection.

As for OS X, i think you probably could get a virus, but I've downloaded from the same sorts of things you're describing, and I haven't had a problem yet (it's been almost 2 years).

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 28, 2006, 06:39:26 PM »
This just in (to me, anyway) http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006/jun/26wwdc.html

apple is going to preview Leopard in August.  I wonder when it will officially be released.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 28, 2006, 06:09:42 PM »
I just found out that my parents have a friend at IBM that can get the employee discounts... I may just get a Thinkpad for law school, even though I really want a Macbook.  :(  I really can't afford to get two, UNLESS I can sell the Thinkpad for a decent price (it seems like they resell better than the other notebooks).  I guess I can always get a Macbook for a graduation present, and by then any kinks will be worked out for sure!

Guys, I just got some very bad news today... looks like I might be starting law school on crutches.  I blew out my knee on Friday, and had a simple surgery today to repair the cartiledge damage.  Unfortunately, I also got back the results of my MRI today, and my fears were confirmed--I tore my ACL.  :(

So I've already had ACL surgery once, on my other knee, and it took about a month to start walking again... and even then I was limping pretty bad for a while.  Since they have to wait a month for this surgery to heal, I'm looking at the ACL repair in early August.  BOO.

oh no that's terrible  :(  how did you blow it out - playing tennis? 

Also, interesting developments on the computer front  ;)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: One more time... Mac vs. PC
« on: June 28, 2006, 10:25:29 AM »
Oh, I also got a free 4 gig iPod.  Check and see if Apple is offering that again this year for students.

they are. free nanos.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 28, 2006, 10:12:23 AM »
Maybe this is a stupid follow-up question, but if examsoft approves use of the program on Macbooks, can UPenn still prohibit the use of Macbooks for exams?  (I'm thinking about the NYU thread that's up about this).

I guess they could, but I don't think they will.  The tone of the email that Legapp got  basically made it sound like if examsoft says yes, that's good enough for Penn.

Are you going ahead with the purchase of a Macbook?

I'm going to wait until the last minute (before school) just because I like to put off technology purchases until the last minute (in case kinks get worked out or whatever).  I also plan to check in with IT before I actually make the purchase just to make sure it's ok.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 28, 2006, 08:42:37 AM »
Has anyone been in touch recently with ITS regarding Macbook approval for ExamSoft yet?

I think Legapp can answer this best, since she's been emailing with someone in IT about it, but last time I heard, examsoft had said that they will approve use of the program on macbooks, but they have yet to send out an official announcement.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:15:17 AM »
So for some reason I'm having trouble tracking down the relevant info - are we supposed to send our facebook form with photos to the general "office of admissions" address?  And we just have to write our names on the back of the photos? That's it?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 22, 2006, 07:51:11 AM »
i'm sure they are--they've made a lot of progress  :)
lord knows the construction equipment is there, messing up the lanes for my drive to work  :D

haha, sorry to hear that

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: June 22, 2006, 06:39:02 AM »
I'm pretty sure this was asked and answered a while back, but: if we filled out our MPN online and did that online counseling thing, do we still need to send in the paper form from AES?

I don't think so.  I did everything online and then wrote to Anthony Henry to make sure my Stafford process was complete, and he told me it was.  So I think that's it.

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