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MacBook Pro Mini-Review 786 Views / 4 Replies  
I received my MBP yesterday and have had some time to play with it now. I thought I would give my general impressions.

Everyone keeps saying it, but it hits you with usage and bares repeating: ...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Mar 21, 2006 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My MBP shipped this morning. I ordered on... 96,005 Views / 1,213 Replies  
My MBP shipped this morning. I ordered on February 13th and had an original ship by date of March 14th. On February 19th I upgraded the processor and my ship by date slipped to March 21st. Seems...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Mar 16, 2006 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm all about Cyberduck (http://cyberduck.ch/)... 1,525 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm all about Cyberduck (http://cyberduck.ch/) myself.
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Feb 22, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Alright guys, I'm taking your word on this one... 2,433 Views / 32 Replies  
Alright guys, I'm taking your word on this one dispite what Apple is telling me. ;)

I ordered a 2.0Ghz machine on February 13th and have always had an estimated ship date of March 14th. ...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Feb 19, 2006 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Changing >Console Resolution 416 Views / 0 Replies  
Can someone please tell me how to change the screen resolution that is used when I log in with >Console? I've searched the Net like crazy and can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks.

James
...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 5, 2004 at 02:45 PM, in macOS
G5 Mouse Tension 608 Views / 2 Replies  
Quick question. Is there a way to adjust my G5's mouse tension? This mouse is just a touch too sensative for my tastes. I had a Pro mouse on my oold G4 and you cloud just turn the dial on that...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Nov 2, 2003 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Daulie finally arrived today. Sorry, no Panther.... 3,179 Views / 53 Replies  
Daulie finally arrived today. Sorry, no Panther. Unfortunately, I'm packing to move in seven days, so there's not much point in setting it up yet... <cries>

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 16, 2003 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
And oddly comforting to see it's still the... 1,219 Views / 10 Replies  
And oddly comforting to see it's still the slowest launching program on the Mac. :D

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 16, 2003 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Follow up information. When Apple did ship my... 947 Views / 8 Replies  
Follow up information. When Apple did ship my order, they did it without the Warcraft III expansion I had included. I had originally chose to ship all items together, so they must have overrided...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 13, 2003 at 12:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Will do, but don't get your hopes up. I... 3,179 Views / 53 Replies  
Will do, but don't get your hopes up. I seriously doubt it has changed. It'll change post release, I believe.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 12, 2003 at 10:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got bumped to 10/24 when they missed 10/9,... 3,179 Views / 53 Replies  
I got bumped to 10/24 when they missed 10/9, which was the original.

Is your date coming around?

My best wishes for speedy shipping to all those still waiting. I know it was a LONG road.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 12, 2003 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ordered 7/30. Shipped 10/12. 2 x 2.0 G5 ... 3,179 Views / 53 Replies  
Ordered 7/30. Shipped 10/12.

2 x 2.0 G5
9800 Pro
2 Gigs RAM
250 Gigs HD
no modem/bluetooth/airport
Z-680 5.1 speakers

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 12, 2003 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple finally shipped my order today, three days... 947 Views / 8 Replies  
Apple finally shipped my order today, three days late. I don't know if my message had any effect or not, they've not aknowlegded receiving it in any way, unless you count this shipment.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 12, 2003 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
See and I would say spending $130 when you could... 3,099 Views / 54 Replies  
See and I would say spending $130 when you could spend $20, because of something that might inconvenience you a little once or twice in the machine's life could be stupid. :) Different strokes for...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 10, 2003 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
I sent an email to [email protected] I tried to... 947 Views / 8 Replies  
I sent an email to [email protected] I tried to remain courteous and objective while telling them that I would be much happier with first come first serve handling of pre-orders in the future. I'm...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 9, 2003 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just got my message, bumped to 10/24. Shuck, I... 947 Views / 8 Replies  
I just got my message, bumped to 10/24. Shuck, I kept hoping they could make that huge lead time.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 9, 2003 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
OOB 10/9, Ship or Bump? 947 Views / 8 Replies  
I know there's others out there like me, who consider today The Day. I ordered all the way back on 7/30 and my OOB date has always been 10/9. Will they ship to us at long last or bump us?

My...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 9, 2003 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
My order is from 7/30 and scheduled to ship 10/9.... 1,240 Views / 17 Replies  
My order is from 7/30 and scheduled to ship 10/9. Ironic compare to the message that started this thread.

I love Apple, but I believe the abandoning of "First come, first serve" to be a big...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 6, 2003 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
The OEM version is also an 8x card. Baz 798 Views / 5 Replies  
The OEM version is also an 8x card.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Oct 2, 2003 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
I know I'm in the minority on this one, so I'll... 871 Views / 7 Replies  
I know I'm in the minority on this one, so I'll chime in. I'm against the multiple partitions. I know, I know... I'm weird. See, I'm a very low hassle, just wants to use my computer kind of guy. ...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 30, 2003 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Of course, the problem with going this road is... 1,730 Views / 16 Replies  
Of course, the problem with going this road is that you have to get a stock machine. :D

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 29, 2003 at 09:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
My Dual 2 Gigs RAM, 250 Gigs HD, 9800 Pro, no... 9,990 Views / 56 Replies  
My Dual 2 Gigs RAM, 250 Gigs HD, 9800 Pro, no modem/bluetooth/airport still hasn't budged, unfortuantely. I ordered 7/30 and my OOB date has always been 10/9. All these reports give me hope though,...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 26, 2003 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone have a dual with 1 Gig RAM chips? 732 Views / 1 Replies  
I've seen lot's of reports for duals shipping now and I've seen the rumors that there may be some part shortage. Comparing the specs I've seen, they seem to have a little of everything in them, save...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 25, 2003 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
After reading this thread and checking, it looks... 1,203 Views / 13 Replies  
After reading this thread and checking, it looks as if my shipping has been bumped to "Priority Overnight" as well. My machine is a CTO Dual G5 with 2 Gigs RAM, a 250 Gigs HD and a 9800 Pro (no...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 25, 2003 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think we can really answer this question... 10,166 Views / 80 Replies  
I don't think we can really answer this question with much authority. Please keep in mind this machine isn't even shipping in mass yet. Even then, well comparing computers is darn right hard stuff....
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 12, 2003 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Quoting from the almighty Steve's keynote, when... 10,166 Views / 80 Replies  
Quoting from the almighty Steve's keynote, when he was describing the G5:



Hmm, so is OS X. And look at that new magic point-to-point bus. It's already pretty well known that the G5 gets more...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 12, 2003 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like I'm a little late to this party, but... 1,301 Views / 39 Replies  
Sounds like I'm a little late to this party, but I'll add my two cents anyway.

Honestly, I would wait.

It damn near killed me to type that. I'm the biggest "Everybody Needs a Mac" guy I know...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 12, 2003 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
My opinion is that since those singles currently... 1,875 Views / 23 Replies  
My opinion is that since those singles currently hold their ground with the duals running unoptimized software, they are anything but "dogs".

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 11, 2003 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is a known recruiting tool for the army. ... 2,980 Views / 31 Replies  
This is a known recruiting tool for the army. Given that, they have to learn something about you to decide if you have what they're looking for. They're also very upfront about what they're doing. ...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 11, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I'm no expert and my G5 hasn't shipped yet,... 2,733 Views / 37 Replies  
Well, I'm no expert and my G5 hasn't shipped yet, but it wouldn't surprise me at all to learn that the G5's firmware won't boot off an OS lower than 10.2.7. Apple has done this with machines in the...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 10, 2003 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
My bad. I didn't check the facts well enough... 803 Views / 11 Replies  
My bad. I didn't check the facts well enough against a rumor I had heard. You're correct. I appologize.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 8, 2003 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Your specs look pretty good to me. To be honest,... 803 Views / 11 Replies  
Your specs look pretty good to me. To be honest, I'm not much of an Airport in the desktops fan though in most cases. If your computer is just going to sit there, running a line to the wall...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 8, 2003 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
These numbers don't seem too awful. In Cinebench... 921 Views / 4 Replies  
These numbers don't seem too awful. In Cinebench rendering, the G5 only misses being a "Mhz scaled G4", by a few percentage points, which is what we've been told to expect from 10.2.7. We know the...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 5, 2003 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Graphics cards are used to make real time... 1,654 Views / 23 Replies  
Graphics cards are used to make real time graphics we dump to the screen, in a video game for example. Current graphics cards draw with as much quality as they possibly can while still cranking out...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Sep 5, 2003 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Which really doesn't tell us too much about the... 4,489 Views / 61 Replies  
Which really doesn't tell us too much about the G5 chips' performance, unfortunately. I think that's all people are trying to say. The new chip is very different and the memory bandwidth is huge,...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 26, 2003 at 02:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
What is "Revision A"? 13,203 Views / 111 Replies  
Apple does change hardware from time to time, we know this. Given that, it's hard to even define what the heck a "Revision A" machine is, anyway.

If they swap screens late in a line, as they did...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 25, 2003 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nice to know I'm not COMPLETELY alone in, even if... 13,203 Views / 111 Replies  
Nice to know I'm not COMPLETELY alone in, even if I did admit to it being a minority. You have my thanks DeathMan, I didn't want to respond to that personal attack.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 18, 2003 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
My opinion, for what it's worth: This Rev. A... 13,203 Views / 111 Replies  
My opinion, for what it's worth: This Rev. A stuff is total BS.

If the Rev. A.'s have a serious problem, Apple will provide a fix. They have in the past, power cords, fan kits, etc.

I have...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 18, 2003 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I had missed this batch of rumors, thanks for the... 2,612 Views / 32 Replies  
I had missed this batch of rumors, thanks for the link.

I must admit that I remain doubtful though. Apple just spent some serious effort getting "Smeagol" ready so it could ship G5s. I imagine...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 15, 2003 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Your information is definitely coming from... 2,612 Views / 32 Replies  
Your information is definitely coming from somewhere other than Apple. Panther is due "By the end of the year", has been since the day it was announced. That's December 31st, just to be clear, not...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 15, 2003 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
The keyword in your statement is "assumed". ... 2,612 Views / 32 Replies  
The keyword in your statement is "assumed". Apple has said nothing like this. Please, provide some links of your own, if I'm just missing the announcement.

My guess work is that G5 owners will...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 15, 2003 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Dual Processors 11,037 Views / 99 Replies  
Eug Wanker, I agree with most of your points, which are very well thought out. I even agree that the design of the G5 probably makes it more of a monster than the Dual G4s. However, I think you're...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 13, 2003 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Free Shipping 987 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple is offering free shipping on the G5. If you go to the Apple Store and refresh until the G5 ad comes up top center, you'll see the red sticker for this deal. They didn't add any shipping to my...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 12, 2003 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
When Apple put's 512MB in a G5 they do it with... 987 Views / 17 Replies  
When Apple put's 512MB in a G5 they do it with two 256MB chips. You can see this from Apple's build to order page.

The deal above will add two 512MB chips, bringing the total up to 1.5Ghz and...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 12, 2003 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Watch That DDR RAM! 987 Views / 17 Replies  
Correction, G5 RAM must be installed in pairs.

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 11, 2003 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am blind 2,612 Views / 32 Replies  
Ah, yes. Thank you. My order is "on or before 10/09/03". I admit it, I ordered late. I had to knock the credit card down a little before I threw a G5 on it. :)

Baz
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 11, 2003 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
"on or before" where? 2,612 Views / 32 Replies  
Where is everyone seing these "on or before" dates? I ordered from the Apple Store and the only time frame I notice was when it guessed 7-10 weeks delivery time. My order status is currently just...
Posted by Bbazzarrakk, on Aug 11, 2003 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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