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Why bother? It appears that Vista is just a copy... 820 Views / 6 Replies  
Why bother? It appears that Vista is just a copy of OS X, anyway. LOL. (See David Pogue state why MS didn't rip off Apple.....very funny video review)

I think you will have to buy a full...
Posted by jwoods, on Dec 17, 2006 at 07:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Personally, I get sharks with laser beams... 548 Views / 7 Replies  
Personally, I get sharks with laser beams attached to their heads :)

Seriously, those privacy screens might fit the bill. For the most part, it's another peice of glass in front of the monitor,...
Posted by jwoods, on Aug 26, 2006 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have the regular wireless mouse. I have to... 4,282 Views / 79 Replies  
I have the regular wireless mouse. I have to wonder though. With all the people I see complaining about the scroll ball (and I know there are many that have no problems) and the click factor.....
...
Posted by jwoods, on Jul 25, 2006 at 09:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There's another thread about cracks in the back. ... 841 Views / 11 Replies  
There's another thread about cracks in the back. Didn't mean to sound harsh in my last post.

I don't think it was decided if they were cracks, or just part of the manufactuering process. As long...
Posted by jwoods, on Jul 22, 2006 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I dunno if mine has cracks or not. I don't spend... 841 Views / 11 Replies  
I dunno if mine has cracks or not. I don't spend much time looking at the BACK of it. I dust it off everyonce in a while, but other than that, I look at the screen.
Posted by jwoods, on Jul 21, 2006 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Looks like it's the right part. Better yet, It's... 375 Views / 2 Replies  
Looks like it's the right part. Better yet, It's a stick of Crucial. Should work just fine.
Posted by jwoods, on Jul 12, 2006 at 08:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I dunno. I can't stand the imacs speakers. I... 965 Views / 6 Replies  
I dunno. I can't stand the imacs speakers. I ended up buying some soundsticks, which I think sound very good.
Posted by jwoods, on Jul 10, 2006 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't have any of them, but I have been looking... 1,033 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't have any of them, but I have been looking at the ministack. I have an extra HDD lying around, and could use the extra ports that come with the ministack, so that's what I'm pretty much...
Posted by jwoods, on Jun 7, 2006 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
The current iMac is a great machine. Why wait? ... 4,359 Views / 81 Replies  
The current iMac is a great machine. Why wait? Apple releases new stuff all the time, so if you are going to wait for the latest and greatest you will never buy one.

Consider....

Macs in...
Posted by jwoods, on Jun 1, 2006 at 11:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Everyone works differently. I usually have just... 6,606 Views / 93 Replies  
Everyone works differently. I usually have just a couple of icons on my desktop on my mac. HDD, WoW, and Pac the Man X. Everything else is tucked away.

My windows machine OTOH, has probably 40...
Posted by jwoods, on May 29, 2006 at 11:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Man, that's bad. I look at back up programs... 331 Views / 1 Replies  
Man, that's bad.

I look at back up programs here and there to see if there is anything that is better, but until a back app has proven it self, I keep running back ups with the tried and true...
Posted by jwoods, on May 29, 2006 at 11:23 AM, in Applications
What I am actually looking for is a tool that... 422 Views / 4 Replies  
What I am actually looking for is a tool that will let me convert a WMV into an AVI or MPEG file. I found a few for windows, so I'll have to do that on my windows machine and bring them over to the...
Posted by jwoods, on May 29, 2006 at 11:20 AM, in Applications
Aren't they made with the same plastic as on the... 15,017 Views / 188 Replies  
Aren't they made with the same plastic as on the iMacs and IPods? Are they flat black?

I figured they were painted on the inside, like the iMacs are.
Posted by jwoods, on May 28, 2006 at 01:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand Apples decision, and in the end, it... 1,970 Views / 44 Replies  
I understand Apples decision, and in the end, it doesn't really matter what chip is inside.

If I were Jobs, I probably would have been shopping at AMD's door a bit more.....and there is NO reason...
Posted by jwoods, on May 28, 2006 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
What is a "Cinnamon Display"? :) ... 1,970 Views / 44 Replies  
What is a "Cinnamon Display"? :)

Nevermind me, just fooling around.
Posted by jwoods, on May 27, 2006 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I didn't think it was compatible with the... 422 Views / 4 Replies  
I didn't think it was compatible with the Macintels.
Posted by jwoods, on May 27, 2006 at 05:25 PM, in Applications
WMV to AVI or MPEG converter? 422 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone know of a converter that will convert WMV files to some other format? I'm only finding stuff for windows.
Posted by jwoods, on May 27, 2006 at 04:58 PM, in Applications
My experience with the intel iMac has been... 1,380 Views / 14 Replies  
My experience with the intel iMac has been fantastic. The main software problems are due to PPC based software running under Rosetta. (They may running slower, or not run at all. Might crash or...
Posted by jwoods, on May 26, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ok, Mark. So, you are not only an impatient... 613 Views / 9 Replies  
Ok, Mark.

So, you are not only an impatient ass, but rude. Anything else you wish to demand of anyone today?
Posted by jwoods, on May 22, 2006 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
System Managment Control. 951 Views / 9 Replies  
System Managment Control.
Posted by jwoods, on May 21, 2006 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah call Apple and see what the can do for you. ... 613 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah call Apple and see what the can do for you.

As to your second post....

You waited all of 17 hours and 10 minutes for an answer before firing off a smart reply.

First thing you need to...
Posted by jwoods, on May 20, 2006 at 12:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree. I love my 20" intel iMac. Hands down,... 986 Views / 15 Replies  
I agree. I love my 20" intel iMac. Hands down, the best computer I have owned.
Posted by jwoods, on May 19, 2006 at 02:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
LOL, I was gonna say "when it's done", but... 1,483 Views / 19 Replies  
LOL, I was gonna say "when it's done", but .......
Posted by jwoods, on May 4, 2006 at 08:38 PM, in Mac OS X
I believe your phone supports email, but don't... 498 Views / 3 Replies  
I believe your phone supports email, but don't know if it's recieve only.....if it's not, just email the messages to your email account.

(Just because your phone supports it, doesn't mean your...
Posted by jwoods, on May 4, 2006 at 08:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Epson printer install.....stumped 389 Views / 0 Replies  
Hopefully, someone knows the answer to this, or possibly point out something I am overlooking.

20" intel iMac. Epson CX6600 printer.

I have this printer physically connected to a Windows XP...
Posted by jwoods, on May 1, 2006 at 11:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My thoughts exactly. My 20" intel iMac is the... 1,692 Views / 28 Replies  
My thoughts exactly. My 20" intel iMac is the best computer I've ever had. I love it.

I haven't had any problems with mine. While I think the mighty mouse might have potential, I hate wired...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 29, 2006 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know if anyone actually "needs" it, but I... 1,692 Views / 28 Replies  
I don't know if anyone actually "needs" it, but I got it anyway. If you are comfortable with the price increase with it, it's a no brainer in my book. I figure, if anything, it future proofs the...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 25, 2006 at 10:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wouldn't even bother with installing another... 589 Views / 2 Replies  
I wouldn't even bother with installing another internal HDD. Just grab a HHD and a enclosure and run the HDD externally. If you get something that supports firewire, you can boot off it if you...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 23, 2006 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Fire up disk utility, select your CD/DVD drive,... 316 Views / 1 Replies  
Fire up disk utility, select your CD/DVD drive, erase. It's the only way I know of, other than using a seperate app.
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 21, 2006 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Me, I'd go with white. While it would be cool to... 3,807 Views / 50 Replies  
Me, I'd go with white. While it would be cool to have something a different color, it just seems that Apple would do good to go with Henry Fords advice and offer them in "any color you want, as long...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 18, 2006 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
To add to the fray.....my 20" iMac is flawless. ... 2,836 Views / 36 Replies  
To add to the fray.....my 20" iMac is flawless. Everything works as advertised and it has surpassed my expectations (I'm a switcher). Absolutely the best machine I have purchased. Works great, is...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 18, 2006 at 01:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
They can't fix it if it ain't broken. I... 2,481 Views / 15 Replies  
They can't fix it if it ain't broken.

I haven't noticed my 20" iMac being loud when burning CD's or DVD's. Then again, I use a windows machine at work and that damn thing sounds like a jet just...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 17, 2006 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I dunno. Redbacks, Blackwidows (cousins) are... 4,786 Views / 115 Replies  
I dunno. Redbacks, Blackwidows (cousins) are things to avoid, but they do not attack unless disturbed. Try finding a sun spider (aka, Child of the Earth, Camel Spider) by surprise. Although...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 15, 2006 at 08:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, he probably cited you the least expensive... 811 Views / 19 Replies  
Yeah, he probably cited you the least expensive fine he could give.
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 15, 2006 at 08:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Moon Unit hasn't been used much, other than... 1,423 Views / 54 Replies  
Moon Unit hasn't been used much, other than Zappa.

Seriously......

I'd give me kids a good Irish name. Forget naming them something weird. Seamus or Sean if a boy for sure. No weird names.
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 15, 2006 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right now, thru the 16th, buy.com has 1GB USB... 616 Views / 13 Replies  
Right now, thru the 16th, buy.com has 1GB USB drives for $22 after a mail in rebate to verbatim. Not a bad price, after the rebate.
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 12, 2006 at 08:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The trick is that you have to soak them in a bowl... 569 Views / 5 Replies  
The trick is that you have to soak them in a bowl of cold water, set out at room temp. Right before you are ready to fry them, drain the water and dry them with paper towels.

The soaking will...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 12, 2006 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmmm. I just sync'd, and it took maybe two... 525 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmmm. I just sync'd, and it took maybe two minutes. I must be hitting it when it's working, but I keep odd hours due to my job. Perhaps traffic has been lighter when I've sync'd.

.mac is not...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 9, 2006 at 04:36 PM, in Applications
VirusBarrier 415 Views / 1 Replies  
I installed intego's VirusBarrier and enabled it in trial mode to check it out while waiting for the universal version of ClamXav to be released. Saw the ad in a magazine, and said what the heck,...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 9, 2006 at 04:23 PM, in Applications
That's correct. I bought apple care with my... 374 Views / 5 Replies  
That's correct. I bought apple care with my iMac, the Apple care documents came about a week or so after the computer arrived.
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 6, 2006 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree, reinstall OS X. If you didn't... 2,051 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree, reinstall OS X.

If you didn't back up your data, chalk it up as a lesson learned. Most times, it is always better to finish these kind of tasks in one go, instead of waiting to install...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 6, 2006 at 01:38 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Bluetooth? Does that mean you can use a wireless... 2,833 Views / 21 Replies  
Bluetooth? Does that mean you can use a wireless apple keyboard and mouse after the install is done?
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 5, 2006 at 04:41 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
firmware is usually stored in a chip, not your... 577 Views / 4 Replies  
firmware is usually stored in a chip, not your hard drive. You should only have to install it once. What you do with your hard drive shouldn't affect anything.

Does anyone know if it does...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 5, 2006 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just subscribed after the 60 day trial....... ... 525 Views / 10 Replies  
I just subscribed after the 60 day trial.......

I think that is more dependant on your connection and whatever speed your ISP provides, but I haven't paid attention when transferring stuff.
...
Posted by jwoods, on Apr 3, 2006 at 10:00 PM, in Applications
I'd go with a MacBook Pro, since your roomate is... 2,004 Views / 23 Replies  
I'd go with a MacBook Pro, since your roomate is going to pay for it.......right? Value of the notebook, plus damages.

If not, file a police report and then tell him via a letter (certified,...
Posted by jwoods, on Mar 28, 2006 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
True, could be some kind of (insert plugin here)... 562 Views / 5 Replies  
True, could be some kind of (insert plugin here) problem there.
Posted by jwoods, on Mar 26, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Applications
On my windows PC....firefox. On my... 803 Views / 17 Replies  
On my windows PC....firefox.

On my mac....safari.
Posted by jwoods, on Mar 26, 2006 at 02:34 AM, in Applications
This should be *browser* specific, not OS... 562 Views / 5 Replies  
This should be *browser* specific, not OS specific.....not sure why this would be the case, unless you have some setting somewhere that is preventing it. Just guessing here.
Posted by jwoods, on Mar 26, 2006 at 02:17 AM, in Applications
I should have not put a time frame in it, true. ... 856 Views / 18 Replies  
I should have not put a time frame in it, true. However, at some point, the G5's are not going to be supported. IF you are buying now, I think your money is better spent on an intel machine. Just...
Posted by jwoods, on Mar 23, 2006 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Personally, I think the universal binaries are a... 856 Views / 18 Replies  
Personally, I think the universal binaries are a relatively short term project. The G5 is gone for the most part, and support will be available for the near future from outside developers. At some...
Posted by jwoods, on Mar 22, 2006 at 12:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
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