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Oct 2, 2004, 11:02 AM
 
The sound on the G5 iMac is adequate and nothing more.

It's nowhere near as good as the sound from the ball speakers, and it's not as loud either.

For me it does not matter as I play music via iTunes and AirTunes to my Airport Express.

I certainly good enough for day to day usage, but I would not want to listen to a DVD all the way through on the internal speakers, the sound quality is fine, just not got the power.
There is no bass whatsoever on the G5 iMac, I may did out my iSub to se if that has a positive effect.

I suppose the material that the sound is bouncing off can affect it as well, mine is on a glass table.

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Oct 2, 2004, 11:51 AM
 
I think the sound with iTunes is fine. Especially for personal use. Certainly more base than our old G3 iMac and more than my PB. Ours sits in our kitchen and completely fills it with sound.

However, if you want to watch DVD movies, you better get speakers or use your headphones. The sound is just way to weak even at full power. This was also true with my other macs. I think it has something to do with Apples DVD player.
     
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Oct 2, 2004, 12:48 PM
 
Originally posted by kcmac:
I think the sound with iTunes is fine. Especially for personal use. Certainly more base than our old G3 iMac and more than my PB. Ours sits in our kitchen and completely fills it with sound.

However, if you want to watch DVD movies, you better get speakers or use your headphones. The sound is just way to weak even at full power. This was also true with my other macs. I think it has something to do with Apples DVD player.
Even on full volume I find the output very weak from the iMac G5, no bass at all.

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Oct 2, 2004, 02:02 PM
 
Where did u get that desk?
     
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Oct 2, 2004, 02:05 PM
 
Even when you turn the volume up on your iMac and and all the way up on iTunes?
     
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Oct 2, 2004, 02:11 PM
 
Originally posted by kcmac:
Even when you turn the volume up on your iMac and and all the way up on iTunes?
All volumes up to full level, not very loud at all.

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Oct 6, 2004, 05:15 PM
 
Back to setup pix...



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Oct 6, 2004, 05:19 PM
 
I wish my office space was this tidy!
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 12:34 PM
 
Very nice picture on the wall. You hid the wires very well. Good lighting.

I hope that my office is as nice as yours.
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 10:53 PM
 
TiG4, nice lamp; I almost didn't even see the soundsticks.

After seeing all of your clean and spotless rooms, I had to take a picture that doesn't show the floor. Still a mess on the desk though.
     
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Oct 8, 2004, 12:09 AM
 
I am glad that ya'll like the setup pic.

storer : With a nick like that, your office should be spick and span Everything should have a proper *stor*age space - that'll keep the clutter organised.

iPoder : Lighting is imperative - helps me scrutinise 'em bills too before any online payments. BTW, if you are interested in the art, here is the link to the artist's website:
NOLA artist Shakor

iLikebeer : The "titanium-themed" lamp is from Hurwitz Mintz in New Orleans. They have really neat home furnishings. As for Soundsticks II, I really like the additional touch-based volume control on the right satellite.

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Oct 8, 2004, 08:30 AM
 
TIG4! Be careful with that lamp! It's very close to the iMac and I'm sure it generates a lot of heat after using it for a while. I would put it a bit more to the right, then you'll be fine
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Oct 8, 2004, 01:33 PM
 
I gotta agree with ixavi, too close to the iMac.
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Oct 8, 2004, 09:59 PM
 
Originally posted by TiG4:
Back to setup pix...



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Did your iMac mate with your sound-stick and give birth to that lamp?
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Oct 8, 2004, 11:01 PM
 
Originally posted by iLikebeer:
TiG4, nice lamp; I almost didn't even see the soundsticks.

After seeing all of your clean and spotless rooms, I had to take a picture that doesn't show the floor. Still a mess on the desk though.

     
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Hey Dex13, much appreciated. I just got back on the internet 2 weeks ago after 2 years without. Still trying to figure out some of the little things.
     
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I wish my setup looked as good as some of the ones posted. maybe after I move in December. It will have to do for now.
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 12:06 PM
 
the wireless keyboard and mouse really make the setups look sharp.
     
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Originally posted by scaught:
the wireless keyboard and mouse really make the setups look sharp.
agreed!
     
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Got that thing yesterday, airport extreme and express base station. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with windows anymore. I need to buy a new mouse...I cant live without a scroll wheel
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was wondering if they where going to put an ipod dock on the imacg5 just to reduce all those wires? maybe one on the stnad right at the back so you could still store your keyboard or even better still recharge the batteries for that too?

What do people think?
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Originally posted by qnc:
was wondering if they where going to put an ipod dock on the imacg5 just to reduce all those wires? maybe one on the stnad right at the back so you could still store your keyboard or even better still recharge the batteries for that too?

What do people think?
make a suggestion to apple
     
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make a suggestion to apple

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Oct 12, 2004, 07:48 AM
 
noticed that there was no imac on that page but sent it via the powermac hopefull it will get to the right person!!!
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17" iMac G5 with SuperDrive.



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Oct 26, 2004, 09:54 PM
 
Here's the old setup. Worked well for many years but was retired to the basement mainly to store pictures. Blueberry 350 G3. can't remember how much ram i threw into it though. Got a Bluetooth 20" G5 iMac that should ship on or before (famous last words) November 3.

     
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Originally posted by FL!PNEUS:
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I like your iPod resting pad...
     
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cocoon for XMl is it any good?

Have you any good apps in the pipeline?
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Originally posted by qnc:
cocoon for XMl is it any good?
It's difficult, that's what it is .

Have you any good apps in the pipeline?
No, just some testing stuff. It's for a course I have at school at the moment. Cocoon is very interesting stuff, shows off the power of XML, but it's very, very hard to learn.
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can imagine struggling with PHP!!!!


Is there any point to web development towards xml compliance now or do we wait till it all settles down never sure with these things about the uptake of these things as a lot of people are saying its not for web development but I see a lot of hmtl online editors with xml built in bizzare.

Can you and your fluffy bunny enlighten me about how you feel xml should be used
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Originally posted by qnc:
[B]can imagine struggling with PHP!!!!


Is there any point to web development towards xml compliance now or do we wait till it all settles down never sure with these things about the uptake of these things as a lot of people are saying its not for web development but I see a lot of hmtl online editors with xml built in bizzare.[B]
I don't think XML will be the standard for web development in the near future simply because it's pretty hard to learn. And then I'm talking about stuff like Cocoon. You WILL see more sites developed using XHTML soon though, simply because the W3C declares it as THE standard for a website nowadays. XHTML isn't very difficult to learn and in fact when you learn it, it also teaches you the basics of XML.

If you stick to PHP you'll be safe regarding building websites for a while. I do think that the power of XML lies in the fact that you can use it for just about anything. In Cocoon for example I can create a HTML-website, PDF-page, Excel-sheet and OpenOffice.org-document by using just one XML-file. In my opinion the best way to use XML is for data exchange between two different 'systems'. For example, at my work we have a financial program which can export it's data to Excel, but also to XML; with that XML-file we can import it in our own developed program, which can read the specific data it wants (i.e. only the customer's name and address).

You also see that the .plist-files (used for the preferences in Mac OS X) are also XML-documents. That's what I think XML should be used for.

Or, as my teacher says it: In XML you really have a seperation between the data and lay-out. Something that's not entirely true for PHP, unless you put EVERYTHING in a database.

I don't really have that much knowledge on XML though, that's why I'm really struggling with this course, but it's mighty interesting.

BTW.: This is the cartoon the bunny is from. I liked it so much my girlfriend made a puppet of it .
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cool will look at some xhtml!!!

get a feel from there.
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Finally came in on the day it was suppose to ship on or by. Here it is transferring some stuff over from the old G4


and here it is finally setting up
     
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Originally posted by Twiztedjeckel:
Finally came in on the day it was suppose to ship on or by. Here it is transferring some stuff over from the old G4
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and here it is finally setting up
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Looks great! Speakers look a little out of place though.
     
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Originally posted by the_glassman:
Looks great! Speakers look a little out of place though.
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Nov 9, 2004, 08:48 AM
 
Originally posted by TiG4:
Back to setup pix...



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AND THE WINNER IS!! great set up, should be used for Apple marketing. Great photo too, lighting is perfect.

I love the sound sticks too! (have a set myself: http://pic6.picturetrail.com/VOL146/...1/66323466.jpg)
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Very nice. Looks like an ad for Apple. Wait a second...you're still using a one button mouse? How can you do that?!
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Originally posted by UnixMac:
AND THE WINNER IS!! great set up, should be used for Apple marketing. Great photo too, lighting is perfect.
Dude, the iMac looks beige and blends into the wall.
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I'd like a computer that blended into the wall...

Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
Dude, the iMac looks beige and blends into the wall.
     
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Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
Dude, the iMac looks beige and blends into the wall.
Thus it's "coolness" factor. If it were bright white it would ruin the warmness of the photo. IMHO.
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Ahh style vs conformity

or is it just plain choice???
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Nov 12, 2004, 12:49 AM
 
The iLamp does not produce a lot of heat. Therefore, I am not worried even if it is adjacent to the iMac.

And I actually "switched" from a 4-button scroll mouse to the Apple mouse. I cannot say that I really miss all the other buttons. Simplicity...

I never thought of the iMac blending into the wall but I can see why it was brought up. I just wanted a comfortable ambience when I use the iMac. It also helps when I am somewhat of a neat freak

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Nov 12, 2004, 08:28 AM
 
Originally posted by TiG4:
The iLamp does not produce a lot of heat. Therefore, I am not worried even if it is adjacent to the iMac.

And I actually "switched" from a 4-button scroll mouse to the Apple mouse. I cannot say that I really miss all the other buttons. Simplicity...

I never thought of the iMac blending into the wall but I can see why it was brought up. I just wanted a comfortable ambience when I use the iMac. It also helps when I am somewhat of a neat freak

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Where did you buy the lamp? I really like it!
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The lamp is from Hurwitz Mintz

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Originally posted by Twiztedjeckel:
Finally came in on the day it was suppose to ship on or by. Here it is transferring some stuff over from the old G4


and here it is finally setting up
This picture looks exactly like my mom's desk yesterday ever... I was sucking all the goodies off her G4 400mhz tower into her new iMac.

Amazing how far we've come in the 6 years since that G4 was brand new and state of the art.
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Nov 12, 2004, 11:23 AM
 
My iMac setup:

     
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nice one kevin!
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Originally posted by UnixMac:
This picture looks exactly like my mom's desk yesterday ever... I was sucking all the goodies off her G4 400mhz tower into her new iMac.

Amazing how far we've come in the 6 years since that G4 was brand new and state of the art.
It's amazing, but it hasn't been 6 iirc, the first G4 powermacs were unveiled in august 1999 at seybold if my memory doesn't fail me.
     
 
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