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I'd like to suggest a separate section added to M-F entitled How To. Mac users often learn a new technique, maybe a shortcut or a neat trick, a good method of doing something with the MacOS, etc. A How To would provide a good place to go looking for a workaround rather than a strict Apple/Mac-type technical answer. A How To would also be a good place for contributors to demonstrate their talents at clearly understandable instructions
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Like 1 new How-To on a daily basis?
If it was member generated, I would think it'd be more chaotic than beneficial. But one a day would be a good idea.


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a cool site with "how-tos" is http://tips4mac.blogspot.com

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We did have a forum for FAQs. The 9 months it was up, we only had about 10 FAQs submitted in total. We might revisit this again later on, once a better format comes along to display and submit them.
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a cool site with "how-tos" is http://tips4mac.blogspot.com
Thank you for that al3x, very useful.

For an 'oldie' like me, site-hopping can get confusing, and it would be rather nice, not to mention convenient, to have everything under one roof, so to speak. A How To within and under the auspices of M-F would provide that.

Thanks for your input iWhat. I see How To and FAQs as quite different. One of the regular M-F contributors has in his signature "If you don't know how to ask the right question, you're unlikely to get the right answer" (or words to that effect). In my own words "I know what I want to know, but I'm not quite sure how to ask the right question".

Edit: the quote under cwa's pseudonym is "If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing." - W. Edwards Deming
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great idea am trying to find out how to make a boot disk
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In our product roadmap is a solution that should do what you're talking about. I think you'll be happy.

As for the boot disk, Macs don't have boot disks. You can start it up using the OS install CD if needed.

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In our product roadmap is a solution that should do what you're talking about. I think you'll be happy.

As for the boot disk, Macs don't have boot disks. You can start it up using the OS install CD if needed.
OK, there you go - so where does one find the "product roadmap" of which you speak? I couldn't locate it using the MF search box... I think that would be useful for a lot of questions I have.

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OK, there you go - so where does one find the "product roadmap" of which you speak? I couldn't locate it using the MF search box... I think that would be useful for a lot of questions I have.

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OK, so it's a planning tool for 5-10 year forecasts, etc... I mis-read it as a roadmap for we members to use in light of the thread subject. Oh well...
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OK, so it's a planning tool for 5-10 year forecasts, etc... I mis-read it as a roadmap for we members to use in light of the thread subject. Oh well...
No I'm sorry, you still have it wrong.

It is a proprietary list of things we plan to do with this site. Just like any product or service out there, we have future plans and enhancements. We, just like everyone else, do not make all of those public for competitive reasons.

We certainly don't make long-term possibilities fully known only because they may not all happen.

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