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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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I have a 15 in. Macbook Pro that I pretty much just use for e-mail and surfing the web. I would like to tap into the potential of the machine and do some projects of some sort. Does anyone have any ideas?
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I have a 15 in. Macbook Pro that I pretty much just use for e-mail and surfing the web. I would like to tap into the potential of the machine and do some projects of some sort. Does anyone have any ideas?
Kind of an unusual question!

It's sort of like asking someone..."What should I do with my life?"

With your computer you just do what you want to do...whatever you're into...such as:

- gaming
- build a webpage
- track personal finances
- store digital photos
- store videos
- watch DVD's
- mp3 library

- what the heck...if you aren't already married, you could search for a wife (eharmony.com)! That could be a pretty important project!

Or just do what you're already doing (like many of us)...just use your computer for e-mail & surfing the internet. Surfing the internet is a VERY broad activity...which can involve 1000's of different interests you may have.

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haha, it didn't come out quite like i wanted it to. I guess I don't even know what I'm trying to say. Good tips though, thanks... Anyone want to share some projects that they do?
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Not sure if this is what you mean but there are a number of organizations that can use the computational power of you computer. One example is SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Check it out. If aliens aren't your thing, I'm sure there are others.

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haha, it didn't come out quite like i wanted it to. I guess I don't even know what I'm trying to say. Good tips though, thanks... Anyone want to share some projects that they do?
No problem! Sometimes the same statement or question can mean different things to different people.

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I have a 15 in. Macbook Pro that I pretty much just use for e-mail and surfing the web. I would like to tap into the potential of the machine and do some projects of some sort. Does anyone have any ideas?
Download the screen saver from SETI or find one of the research projects that use personal computers for massively parallel processing. They use the "unused" CPU horsepower of personal computers during their idle time to crunch number for huge projects. Once you log in, they send data to your PC, they use your unused CPU cycles to crunch the data, and send it back up.
There was some big math project that broke some 500 year old math problem this way. They gave the guy who was CPU came up with the final answer $50k or something as a "reward" for his participation in the project.
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