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Well, here's why I buy Mac Pros 7,530 Views / 198 Replies  
I can't say I haven't thought about top-end iMacs as replacements for some of our machines at work --- especially because I buy them with your tax dollars. Here's why I still purchased this year's...
Posted by gurman, on Aug 28, 2010 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
One possible solution 3,988 Views / 5 Replies  
I can't guarantee that this is a universal solution, but a colleague at work had the same problem, and solved it by removing the Perian "Quicktime Swiss-Army knife" plug-in that enables viewing DivX...
Posted by gurman, on Nov 30, 2007 at 04:01 PM, in Applications
Well, actually I would condemn a company if the... 10,574 Views / 48 Replies  
Well, actually I would condemn a company if the founder and longtime CEO were a union-buster and a vicious anti-semite, like Henry Ford.... and most of their products were of unacceptable build...
Posted by gurman, on Apr 20, 2007 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The only thing you're liable to be limited by if... 2,415 Views / 31 Replies  
The only thing you're liable to be limited by if you keep an iMac as long as you've kept the G4 is the memory. The chip set on the logic board only handles a maximum of 3 Gbyte, which may seem more...
Posted by gurman, on Dec 5, 2006 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't be scared 21,669 Views / 91 Replies  
Don't be scared. Other than when connected to an external monitor, no laptop (not even a 17-inch) will offer as much screen real estate as a large desktop monitor. If you're purchasing the MacBook...
Posted by gurman, on Oct 8, 2006 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Amazing how fast one can get used to it 21,669 Views / 91 Replies  
I use 23-inch Cinema HD Displays at home and work, and I could never go back to anything smaller. I generally have several Safari windows (no, tabbed browsing doesn't work when I need side-by-side...
Posted by gurman, on Oct 8, 2006 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry; don't know 1,119 Views / 14 Replies  
I am able to sleep the machine, but have not kept it asleep for any length of time (too many cron jobs), nor can I report on any problems with waking from sleep; I've only tried it once since...
Posted by gurman, on Dec 31, 2005 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
PCI Express USB 2.0 card 1,119 Views / 14 Replies  
After years of bad experiences with USB hubs, I bought a PCI Express USB 2.0 card from Aaxeon (actual manufacturer is Sunix) for my new Quad. It has four external ports and one internal one (not...
Posted by gurman, on Dec 31, 2005 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Serial number begins with G8, which... 8,194 Views / 120 Replies  
Serial number begins with G8, which http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html confirms is USA. Believe it or not, a real PowerMac G5 Quad, assembled right here in the USA with IBM CPU...
Posted by gurman, on Nov 20, 2005 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Received mine Thursday 8,194 Views / 120 Replies  
I ordered a CTO (BlueTooth/Airport, 1 Gbyte ECC RAM) Quad on October 20 (I was on travel and missed the keynote); it was listed as due to ship on November 18 from then on out, but in fact shipped...
Posted by gurman, on Nov 20, 2005 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
7800t 26,396 Views / 169 Replies  
A colleague was able to order one today with a Quad from the Apple Store online. Unfortunately, it centails a 5 - 6 week wait. AppleInsider claims it's because Apple is still testing the 7800T to...
Posted by gurman, on Oct 29, 2005 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
My first Mac.... 5,835 Views / 110 Replies  
.... was a Mac II at work, which we upgraded in '90 or so to be a IIfx by swapping the motherboard and adding a second (wait for it) floppy drive, 800 Kbyte vs. the 400 Kbyte original. Had a four-bit...
Posted by gurman, on Dec 1, 2004 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Power Mac is made in the USA! 3,751 Views / 36 Replies  
I believe Apple's using offshored phone support to reduce wait times when you've been on hold for a whole before speaking to a human being.

Last Xmas (day after, actually), I had to call Apple...
Posted by gurman, on Oct 16, 2004 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac shipping (early) 11,826 Views / 188 Replies  
Our CTO 20-inch iMac G5 (Bluetooth, extra memory) was scheduled for deliver on or before October 12. In fact, it left the factory in Shanghai on September 24, and after following the Subic Bay free...
Posted by gurman, on Sep 29, 2004 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, since Apple's repair locations are in the... 2,654 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, since Apple's repair locations are in the south central or southeast states, Cupertino might be quite a ways from the repair sites.

I live near DC, and have never had a Powerbook repair and...
Posted by gurman, on Feb 12, 2004 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
G5 repairs 8,410 Views / 42 Replies  
We have two 2 x 2 GHz G5's and a single-CPU 1.8 at work. The 2 x 2's have been trouble-free so far, but about 5 weeks ago, the nVidia video card in the 1.8 went haywire (bizarre, colored patterns)....
Posted by gurman, on Feb 4, 2004 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Let's get over it 7,144 Views / 52 Replies  
Let's face it: Apple does this nearly every time a machine using lots of new technology is introduced. Being a geezer, I can remember similar instances back to at least the PowerBook 170.

My...
Posted by gurman, on Aug 31, 2003 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: I Dropped My Pb17" Waaaaaaaaaah!!! 4,944 Views / 41 Replies  
There are clearly three tiers of "insurance," as shown by the posts here.

1. AppleCare - Pretty much a must for PowerBooks, not a bad idea for anything else Apple makes (and I've been using...
Posted by gurman, on Aug 23, 2003 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Very nice layout, but the typeface as displayed... 472 Views / 24 Replies  
Very nice layout, but the typeface as displayed in Netscape 6.1 is way too small. This is, on balance, a step backward to the user-unfriendliness last failed redesign.

Sorry to be so negative; the...
Posted by gurman, on Oct 12, 2001 at 06:13 AM, in Feedback
We've had one on order for a couple of monthss.... 642 Views / 32 Replies  
We've had one on order for a couple of monthss. I'm certain it will be great, but another week or two.... what's the big deal? I mean, this is a video card. Get a grip, folks.
Posted by gurman, on Oct 21, 2000 at 04:59 PM, in Gaming
Thanks for the response.I appreciate your... 188 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the response.I appreciate your checking this discussion area and responding.

I guess we could argue whether conistsency within the Office 2001 suite is more or less important than...
Posted by gurman, on Oct 11, 2000 at 12:55 AM, in Applications
Keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2001 188 Views / 3 Replies  
I guess in an effort to make Office 2001 xomponents as Windowslike as possible (ptooey), Excel keyboard shortcuts such as command-D (fill down) are now control-D, and so forth, by default. Excel help...
Posted by gurman, on Sep 30, 2000 at 09:40 PM, in Applications
Keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2001 321 Views / 1 Replies  
I guess in an effort to make Office 2001 xomponents as Windowslike as possible (ptooey), Excel keyboard shortcuts such as command-D (fill down) are now control-D, and so forth, by default. Excel help...
Posted by gurman, on Sep 30, 2000 at 09:40 PM, in Applications
 
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