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Thread: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

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    FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    Hi, I just discovered this by accident currently traveling and I know it's not directly related to Ubuntu, but many have been concerned about the lack of a kensington security slot on the Macbook Air, so I thought I'd mention this solution.

    Do you know those white, combination/or card swipe personal safes that you often have on your room in cruise ships? I have a similar one here at a Holiday Inn at Destin, FL and....VOILA! The Macbook Air fits neatly inside one of these safes.

    That's all... Frank B.

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    Re: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    How is the heating on that thing? Thinking about buying one, wouldn't mind a quick person to person testimonial.
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    Re: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    Well, funny Russo.mic that you should ask. I've noticed lately that it is running a little hot. BUT,...it may be different in Mac OSX. I've been running it in Ubuntu the most lately.

    I'll do an OS X run later today and give you the results.

    Many Thanks, Frank B.

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    Re: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    It seems that the machines all run a bit hotter under Ubuntu than OSX.

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    Re: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    Hi, I can now verify directly (I'm now on Mac OS X) that this laptop runs much cooler on OS X than on Ubuntu.

    One would think it would be the other way around. I can't remember the thread title directly, but I think it was a 'My Macbook Pro runs hot" thread or something.

    Anyways, I tried the fix recommended in that thread and I have not as yet gotten any positive results from it.

    Thanks, Frank B.

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    Re: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    I guess I ask because i've heard these air machines have had more heating problems than macbook pros.
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    Re: FYI: One lockdown solution for Macbook Air

    Hi Russo.mic,
    Here's the thread to which I was referring, but it's for the 24" iMac, so I don't know how helpful it will be for you.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=794422
    Last edited by Brightbelt; May 19th, 2008 at 11:10 PM. Reason: Where did the link go?

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