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I have used all the solutions mentioned and have always come back to Onenote 2007. It is worth it to me to run it through VMware and XP. For me there simply is no better solution. If only the notebook function in Word 2008 worked as well.....

Oingo

I'd love to have OneNote but I am not going through all that trouble.  They really need to make a Mac version, until then I'll just have to use something else.

Don't hold your breath.....

Oingo

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I have used all the solutions mentioned and have always come back to Onenote 2007. It is worth it to me to run it through VMware and XP. For me there simply is no better solution. If only the notebook function in Word 2008 worked as well.....

Oingo

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With Vista, you are going to want to run 4gb, easy.

100% incorrect.

I should clarify - I meant via VMWare or Parallels, NOT via Bootcamp. Trying to run Vista through virtualization on 2gb of RAM is an exercise in frustration.

Oingo

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I'll recommend a Macbook as well. Probably has the best price/performance ratio out there and is a multi-platform capable. Although you can pick up a white one for $999 with the student discount I highly recommend also paying for Applecare and a couple of sticks of RAM. That decision has already saved me and is a reasonable $249 extra for the Applecare on the one hand. Spend money on the RAM: 4GB these days seems insane but will allow you to run a copy of Vista and OS-X comfortably.

I currently run XP and OS-X on 2 GB and it works just fine. With Vista, you are going to want to run 4gb, easy. I run XP solely for running Onenote 2007, which IMHO is worlds better than Omnioutliner, and many other programs available on OS-X. The unavailability of Onenote on the OS-X platform is the achilles heel of Macs in general.

OIngo

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Apple Laptop and Bootcamp.
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:51:46 PM »
There is a Mac version of the examsoft software being released this summer. Our school dropped secureexam last year so I had to try and use bootcamp. I say "try" because you cannot have vmware or parallels installed on a bootcamp machine and expect the examsoft program to run. It somehow figures out that those prgrams are installed and will refuse to boot the software. So if you want to use your computer for examsoft, do not I repeat do not install vmware or parellels to work with your bootcamp partition. You *might* be able to install a separate virtual machine and not run into conflicts, but that would require a second copy of XP.

Oingo

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The answer to this question is "it depends." I have owed a 12 inch thinkpad and a 15 inch Macbook Pro so far. I miss my thinkpad's keyboard - I got so used to the "cramped" style that I often wish I could fuse it onto the Macbook Pro somehow. While my experience with a small laptop (actually it was the X41 Tablet) was mostly good, I have to recommend to the OP a larger screen, especially if you aren't using a Mac.

If people understood just how useful the "Spaces" feature in OS-X. there would be less law students considering anything else. Having your note taking program in one desktop space, your mail program in another, your calendar in other and so on not only helps you organize, but makes you feel more organized (perhaps two separate benefits). If you haven't seen it in action, I recommend going to an Apple store or Best Buy before you make a purchase. I mention it only because the reason why some people buy a larger screen is to "organize" themselves around the extra space. In a sense, choosing OS-X instead of Vista or XP gives you more options.

Oingo

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Brad,

There is a open house on the 26th of this month. I think that is the best way to start.I was in your same position last year, getting in to all except the U Minn. St Thomas (for me) has proved to be the wisest choice.

Oingo

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St. Thomas (Minnesota) / Re: Any Fall 2006'ers out there???
« on: July 10, 2006, 11:38:36 PM »
Snowy,

 What is your situation? Are you married? single?

What is your dollar limit per month?

 We found our place using Craigslist. I can't say enough good things about the quality of the listings. Don't settle for the stuff you find in the apartment guide. they have a pretty good roommate situation section if that is what you are looking for.

 Good luck!

 Oingo

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Studying 1 year Ahead
« on: July 10, 2006, 05:03:12 PM »
Unequivocally I urge you to chill out and not do any prep work.  First, very little of the first year material is about memorization, so your approach is moot.  Second, whatever you do memorize you will forget before you start classes - I can attest to this as I study for the bar and have to refresh on topics every week.  Third, you have no clue what topics your professor will cover, so you're going about it blindly. 

Yours is a very very bad idea and mentality to approaching law school.  And for God's sake, do not let this side of yourself come out in your personal statements.

Cosigned and I haven't even started 1L yet. This advice gets harder to follow the closer you get. I can understand the OP's attitude because I really really like to be prepared well in advance but this is, well, kind of silly.

Oingo

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St. Thomas (Minnesota) / Re: Any Fall 2006'ers out there???
« on: July 05, 2006, 11:00:01 PM »
Great Snowy - welcome :)

Our class section info should be mailed sometime in the next 10 days - can't wait!

Oingo

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