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Windows under Boot Camp is also surprisingly... 1,290 Views / 24 Replies  
Windows under Boot Camp is also surprisingly fast. I haven't found any issues so far...printers and peripherals all work.

Like another poster commented, your parents should try using Parallels or...
Posted by bender, on Mar 11, 2008 at 07:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Office 2008 loads really slow for me. For... 6,187 Views / 105 Replies  
Office 2008 loads really slow for me. For example, here is how long Word 2008 takes to load...

2008 Mac Pro 2x2.8GHz Quad Core 8GB RAM
Initial load: 14.5 seconds
Proceeding loads: 3 seconds
...
Posted by bender, on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:33 PM, in Applications
Mine had the sleep issue and would reboot every... 15,195 Views / 98 Replies  
Mine had the sleep issue and would reboot every time. Resetting the PRAM seemed to fix it for the most part. However, this morning it wouldn't wake out of sleep, so I had to hold the power button to...
Posted by bender, on Mar 7, 2008 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the info...I'm about to buy some 2GB's... 7,825 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the info...I'm about to buy some 2GB's as well.
Posted by bender, on Feb 25, 2008 at 03:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm putting my order in this week too. Good to... 932 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm putting my order in this week too. Good to see nobody here having issues.
Posted by bender, on Feb 25, 2008 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's a little more work, but installing a car... 4,239 Views / 34 Replies  
It's a little more work, but installing a car receiver that has an aux input will give you the best possible sound. I bought the JVC KD-AR560...
Posted by bender, on Jun 11, 2005 at 05:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: It's pretty close to perfect already. However, if... 769 Views / 26 Replies  
It's pretty close to perfect already. However, if they could build a radio tuner into the unit without making the ipod larger or heavier it would be worthwhile. I use my ipod when working out and...
Posted by bender, on Oct 12, 2004 at 08:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I guess I should note that they're currently on... 440 Views / 4 Replies  
I guess I should note that they're currently on VHS tapes...
Posted by bender, on Oct 12, 2004 at 07:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Converting video to DVDs 440 Views / 4 Replies  
I would like to convert some old home movies to DVDs using my superdrive-equipped dual G4. I believe the Formac Studio can do this but is that the best way to go? I'd like to be able to import the...
Posted by bender, on Oct 12, 2004 at 07:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In my QS, it's the fan below the power supply.... 1,057 Views / 22 Replies  
In my QS, it's the fan below the power supply. Replacing it was easy -- I just had to disconnect the plug, remove the four screws, and then install the new fan.
Posted by bender, on Oct 27, 2002 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here's what I did to reduce the noice of my... 1,057 Views / 22 Replies  
Here's what I did to reduce the noice of my Quicksilver DP800. I replaced the side fan with a Panaflo 120mm (http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/25/209.htm?303) fan that is much quieter. I also applied...
Posted by bender, on Oct 27, 2002 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have the same problem since performing a clean... 428 Views / 4 Replies  
I have the same problem since performing a clean install of 10.2 on my dual 800. Waking it up from sleep causes iTunes and any mail and internet programs to hang up. Almost everything just hangs and...
Posted by bender, on Oct 12, 2002 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey..where do you live? I just like saying... 1,355 Views / 64 Replies  
Hey..where do you live?

I just like saying anti-american since it's such a fav of the conservative crowd. Not all American's are ignorant...just the ones who voted for Bush.
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 02:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Um, no. We import more oil from Saudi Arabia than... 1,355 Views / 64 Replies  
Um, no. We import more oil from Saudi Arabia than from Mexico or any other country outside of the middle east, except for Canada.
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 02:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, Ca$h is smarter than I thought. I say... 1,355 Views / 64 Replies  
Wow, Ca$h is smarter than I thought.

I say SUV's are anti-American. Driving them increases our dependence on Saudi Arabian oil, which in turn funds the terrorists who want to kill us.
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 01:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, makes perfect sense. Evolution will take... 3,251 Views / 211 Replies  
Sure, makes perfect sense. Evolution will take place whether we play a part in it or not.

And as far as guns, I can understand people using them to hunt an overpopulation of deer. But it does...
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 01:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm... so you're saying that people can exist in... 3,251 Views / 211 Replies  
Hmm... so you're saying that people can exist in a vacuum with no dependence on nature?
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And destroy nature at will. Point being,... 3,251 Views / 211 Replies  
And destroy nature at will.

Point being, some people value life and don't see it as a commodity...obviously, some people think otherwise.
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 12:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're about as enlightening as Osama bin Laden. 3,251 Views / 211 Replies  
You're about as enlightening as Osama bin Laden.
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The reason for the deer overpopulation is because... 3,251 Views / 211 Replies  
The reason for the deer overpopulation is because people killed all the natural predators that prey on deer. When their guns, hee hee.
Posted by bender, on Oct 9, 2002 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's appalling...that some people just can't... 3,251 Views / 211 Replies  
It's appalling...that some people just can't admit that guns ENABLE the murder of tens of thousands of people a year. How can anyone justify not controlling guns in the face of so many deaths? No...
Posted by bender, on Oct 8, 2002 at 12:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You could replace the large fan that sits below... 711 Views / 15 Replies  
You could replace the large fan that sits below the power supply. I did this on my DP800 and it is noticeably quieter than before. The model I bought was from Panaflo...
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Posted by bender, on Oct 8, 2002 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
You guys are insane! Actually, I too took... 948 Views / 10 Replies  
You guys are insane!

Actually, I too took pics when I unwrapped my last Power Mac. It felt like Christmas morning.
Posted by bender, on Sep 9, 2002 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
My Dual 800/512MB CL2 RAM: 29 seconds from Apple... 2,778 Views / 60 Replies  
My Dual 800/512MB CL2 RAM: 29 seconds from Apple logo to desktop; 42 seconds from power on to desktop.
Posted by bender, on Sep 9, 2002 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Another benchmark thread. Please kill me! 513 Views / 31 Replies  
Another benchmark thread. Please kill me!
Posted by bender, on Jul 26, 2002 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ken_F2, You pretty much hit the nail on the... 707 Views / 47 Replies  
Ken_F2,

You pretty much hit the nail on the head with your last comment.

To most Mac users, the inteface is the single most important aspect of a computer. High-end specifications are nice,...
Posted by bender, on Jul 20, 2002 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's funny to hear people complaining about macs... 707 Views / 47 Replies  
It's funny to hear people complaining about macs being slower than PC's. When were Macs ever faster than PC's? For like a year, maybe, back in the days of the PowerPC 604 and 603 chips before the...
Posted by bender, on Jul 19, 2002 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by bender, on Jul 2, 2002 at 10:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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Posted by bender, on Jun 24, 2002 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have to agree that persistance pays off when... 495 Views / 19 Replies  
I have to agree that persistance pays off when dealing with Apple, or any vendor for that matter. Keep all of your problems well documented, including any modifications you make to your system. If...
Posted by bender, on Jun 22, 2002 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's $399 at the <a... 504 Views / 17 Replies  
It's $399 at the <a href="http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/91/wo/MnZ920J5HoEQ0wv2Lk/1.3.0.3.30.8.3.8.13.0" target="_blank">Apple Store</a>. I think it's worth it if you...
Posted by bender, on Jun 14, 2002 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
That would look even better without the PC. ... 374 Views / 4 Replies  
That would look even better without the PC. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
Posted by bender, on Jun 8, 2002 at 07:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I typically get around 15x to 18x on my dual 800.... 338 Views / 14 Replies  
I typically get around 15x to 18x on my dual 800. I use a Plextor 16/10/40 CD/RW with a firewire case I bought from newegg. The highest it's ever peaked at is 24x, but only for a few seconds.
Posted by bender, on Jun 8, 2002 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can get a 10/100 PCI network adapter for... 828 Views / 14 Replies  
You can get a 10/100 PCI network adapter for around $10. Unless you need the PCI slots, it's probably not worth the effort to get the logic board fixed.
Posted by bender, on May 31, 2002 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think it looks too much like a boxy Sony VAIO... 550 Views / 43 Replies  
I think it looks too much like a boxy Sony VAIO computer. And to add to Mac Zealot's comments, the reflection on the Apple logo and the speaker don't line up.
It's also too low to the ground...it...
Posted by bender, on May 31, 2002 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
The macspeedzone benchmark posted by Shaktai was... 334 Views / 12 Replies  
The macspeedzone benchmark posted by Shaktai was quite useless for most of us. Why do they use OS 9 still?? OS X performance will be much different (especially for the duals). And of course, the...
Posted by bender, on May 14, 2002 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Another advantage I feel the duals offer is... 501 Views / 19 Replies  
Another advantage I feel the duals offer is improved responsiveness under OS X. This is especially noticeable when you try to stress the system out with a bunch of cpu-intensive applications. Even...
Posted by bender, on Mar 1, 2002 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Benchmarking with OS 9? Percentages? Sorry, but... 501 Views / 19 Replies  
Benchmarking with OS 9? Percentages? Sorry, but that was worthless.
Posted by bender, on Feb 28, 2002 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
This quicktime video on Apple's web site should... 416 Views / 2 Replies  
This quicktime video on Apple's web site should help:
http://www.info.apple.com/support/cip/g4qs-dvddrive-cip.mov.html
Posted by bender, on Feb 9, 2002 at 03:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've used a vacuum cleaner with the brush... 475 Views / 5 Replies  
I've used a vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment. It works pretty well since the brushes really get in between the keys and suck all the junk away.
Posted by bender, on Feb 9, 2002 at 02:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's $19.95 to upgrade to iDVD2 at the Apple... 392 Views / 12 Replies  
It's $19.95 to upgrade to iDVD2 at the Apple Store (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/172/wo/uLNFz1pMnw4wb8IejX/1.3.0.3.30.10.13.13.0)

[ 02-06-2002: Message edited...
Posted by bender, on Feb 6, 2002 at 09:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Keep in mind that much of that speed increase is... 539 Views / 32 Replies  
Keep in mind that much of that speed increase is due to the faster graphics card in the 1GHz (especially evident in the games). A dual 800 with the faster GeForce3 would probably come pretty close...
Posted by bender, on Feb 4, 2002 at 09:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, the Superdrive... 400 Views / 11 Replies  
Actually, the Superdrive (http://dealmac.com/articles/30419.html) (a.k.a. Pioneer DVD-A03) can be had for $348. That's quite a drop from the $800 or so it cost last summer. That in part would explain...
Posted by bender, on Jan 28, 2002 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I sold my SP533 last year so I could buy a DP800,... 498 Views / 31 Replies  
I sold my SP533 last year so I could buy a DP800, and I love it. I'll never go back to a single processor for my main computer now that I use OS X. Even if you don't think you need two processors,...
Posted by bender, on Jan 18, 2002 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm...and Handspring stock is up over 200% since... 921 Views / 42 Replies  
Hmm...and Handspring stock is up over 200% since last November?

Jeff Hawkins invented the original Palm Pilot, but he's a visionary who sees that standalone organizers are not the future. My guess...
Posted by bender, on Jan 16, 2002 at 10:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I received the below email on Tuesday regarding... 498 Views / 24 Replies  
I received the below email on Tuesday regarding an OS X version of the ProTV Stereo software. I'm glad to see that they're considering an OS X version, but it kind of irks me that they want to know...
Posted by bender, on Dec 7, 2001 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Visor Prism and I love it. I use it with... 484 Views / 20 Replies  
I have a Visor Prism and I love it. I use it with the Visorphone (good enough until the color Treo comes out) for an all-in-one PDA/cell phone/wireless internet device. I've found it very helpful...
Posted by bender, on Dec 7, 2001 at 03:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Rereretard. No self-respecting mac user is going... 360 Views / 7 Replies  
Rereretard. No self-respecting mac user is going to buy a pocket pc.
Posted by bender, on Oct 24, 2001 at 12:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think the main advantage is for people who... 698 Views / 37 Replies  
I think the main advantage is for people who travel. If you're away, especially on business, the last thing you want is to lose all your contacts, etc. And for people like me who also use a...
Posted by bender, on Oct 20, 2001 at 06:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have a Visor Pro and I've only had one problem... 447 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a Visor Pro and I've only had one problem where it didn't have any channels loaded on my Visor after a failed sync. I had to rerun AvantGo Connect Installer and sync again before everything...
Posted by bender, on Oct 19, 2001 at 10:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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