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Is this the true Mac OS X experience? 1,678 Views / 38 Replies  
http://static.hugi.is/video/fyndin/macsuck.wmv

Potential switchers want to know!
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Sep 9, 2003 at 07:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Waiting for the stop-motion video, guys...! ... 351 Views / 12 Replies  
Waiting for the stop-motion video, guys...!

A digital camera &/or camcorder + tripod + iMovie should be all you need:

- put the camera on a tripod
- decide on a movement for the iMac to...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Feb 3, 2002 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
All my clients have been happy with their Cubes,... 615 Views / 37 Replies  
All my clients have been happy with their Cubes, but here's something to warm the hearts of you Cube lovers:

Cubes in Star Trek: Enterprise...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Feb 1, 2002 at 05:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, okay, but I did say I was being... 581 Views / 46 Replies  
Yeah, okay, but I did say I was being CONSERVATIVE with my 80% SMP estimate. Obviously the dual-gig is going to kick some serious booty in many cases, and may well be six times faster than a G4/400...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Feb 1, 2002 at 05:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Respectfully disagreeing with the great moki ... 768 Views / 89 Replies  
Respectfully disagreeing with the great moki :) ... this case is going to cost Apple at least $200,000 to dispense with, even if no harsh punitive measures are brought.

That's about the...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Feb 1, 2002 at 04:59 AM, in Mac OS X
I do tech support and see up to 90 machines in my... 588 Views / 63 Replies  
I do tech support and see up to 90 machines in my working week. My clients are mostly happy ;) so I know something about what I do.

There is some truth and a lot misinformation in what...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 30, 2002 at 06:14 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ [/LIST] 306 Views / 3 Replies  
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/
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Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 29, 2002 at 02:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wait a sec. You have 400 MHz. Latest... 581 Views / 46 Replies  
Wait a sec. You have 400 MHz.

Latest product has 2 x 1000 MHz = 2000 MHz.

Okay, allow a conservative 80% SMP efficiency to give 1600 MHz. Now, 1600 / 400 = 4.

So the latest G4 would...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 29, 2002 at 02:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Respectfully disagreeing with all of you, Aqua... 312 Views / 33 Replies  
Respectfully disagreeing with all of you, Aqua encourages but does not FORCE software interface designers to use larger fonts, buttons or other widgets, or to add more whitespace between elements......
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 23, 2002 at 06:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Though many Mac users dump files on the desktop... 191 Views / 8 Replies  
Though many Mac users dump files on the desktop and just leave them there (I hate providing tech support to such messy machines), I use my desktop as an area to keep current files that I'm working...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 21, 2002 at 07:28 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Mildly funny, but Apple make computers that run... 411 Views / 35 Replies  
Mildly funny, but Apple make computers that run Photoshop the fastest and spit out RC5 keys the fastest.

That's 100% behind?

Agreed, Motorola's chips suck at 3D rendering, but for many Mac...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 21, 2002 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
PowerBook 170. (1991) It revolutionized... 1,170 Views / 107 Replies  
PowerBook 170. (1991)

It revolutionized laptops.

Appearing in 1991, it was the high-end of the first generation PowerBooks (100, 140, 170). Active matrix display, very fast processor &...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 21, 2002 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try 60 Hz. ("Hz" = "Hertz" = cycles per second.)... 269 Views / 8 Replies  
Try 60 Hz. ("Hz" = "Hertz" = cycles per second.)

The refresh rate on an LCD is different to a CRT, and comparisons are difficult:

CRTs are constantly updating, so that a monitor set to 75 Hz...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 21, 2002 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Quartz? Quartz is the imaging system.... 382 Views / 28 Replies  

Quartz?

Quartz is the imaging system.

Surely you mean a bug in the Window Manager... Maybe when you filed this bug at http://www.apple.com/macosx/feedback/ and talked about Quartz, the...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 12, 2002 at 06:40 PM, in Mac OS X
My sister was bitten by a moose... 334 Views / 18 Replies  



My sister was bitten by a moose once...



Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 11, 2002 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wonder if it will be 3D animation or filmed... 265 Views / 4 Replies  
I wonder if it will be 3D animation or filmed with stop-motion like the Intro video currently at http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/newimac_intro.html

(Even that has pretty good animation. ...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 11, 2002 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
I see Bud Tribble coming back as a Vitamin B12... 267 Views / 7 Replies  
I see Bud Tribble coming back as a Vitamin B12 shot for Mac OS X!

The ambitious Eazel only failed because of financing (hard to sustain a company when you don't actually charge for your product)...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 9, 2002 at 07:21 PM, in Mac OS X
It's more like 90 for the arm. But it's not... 629 Views / 79 Replies  
It's more like 90 for the arm. But it's not clear from the photos what the screen joint turns through - can it face straight up, for instance, or straight down? Probably not and from an ergonomic...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 9, 2002 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
DP [ 01-09-2002: Message edited by: Buzz... 629 Views / 79 Replies  
DP

[ 01-09-2002: Message edited by: Buzz Lightbeer ]
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 9, 2002 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Want a faster Cube? Get a Sphere, dude! ... 347 Views / 44 Replies  
Want a faster Cube?

Get a Sphere, dude!


http://a772.g.akamai.net/7/772/51/ffb63b6f78f929/www.apple.com/imac/images/indexscreenanim01072002.gif
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 9, 2002 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Agreed. Quite clearly he is trying to think of... 377 Views / 25 Replies  
Agreed. Quite clearly he is trying to think of everything he can to paint a negative picture of the product. And he's quite upfront about his motives: "It's sad that I feel almost like I need to...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 9, 2002 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
It seems Cipher13 is quite an institution around... 265 Views / 13 Replies  
It seems Cipher13 is quite an institution around here, and now he's got beyond 10,000 posts, it looks like he should *be* in an institution! (I wonder if he knew that label was coming?)

I don't...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 6, 2002 at 09:00 PM, in Mac OS X
While the "PowerMac pricelists" have the essence... 627 Views / 55 Replies  
While the "PowerMac pricelists" have the essence of credibility, I think "actualite" is French for "news" or "current events" and that the 3rd story "Return of the Newton" sort of gives it away -...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jan 6, 2002 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I get the feeling Apple could save themselves a... 955 Views / 118 Replies  
I get the feeling Apple could save themselves a hell of a lot of negative publicity (and lost revenue through bad word of mouth) if they simply donated the fastest machine in their lineup to Cipher13...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Dec 27, 2001 at 07:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Fake your own demo! null null ... 268 Views / 15 Replies  
Fake your own demo!

null null http://homepage.mac.com/tsap/buzz-clip-sequence.jpg

The following link will take you to a pristine quality clip of the Buzz flight sequence, as ripped from...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Aug 21, 2001 at 10:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Downloading now. Thought people would like a... 321 Views / 23 Replies  
Downloading now.

Thought people would like a link:

ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english/6.1/mac/macosx/sea/Netscape6-macosX.sit.b in...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Aug 9, 2001 at 04:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Sounds like a good recommendation. At least... 321 Views / 23 Replies  
Sounds like a good recommendation.

At least under Mac OS X it won't matter if it crashes.

Does it have the feel of a "port" or has does it feel that the programmers really care about the Mac? ...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Aug 9, 2001 at 04:18 AM, in Mac OS X
Read the rest of his post. Apple HAD to... 337 Views / 47 Replies  
Read the rest of his post.

Apple HAD to release OSX when they did to have anything more than a snowflake's chance in hell of competing against Windows XP, which they totally failed to do six years...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Aug 9, 2001 at 04:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Good to see the 'ol Be still has its followers. ... 321 Views / 32 Replies  
Good to see the 'ol Be still has its followers. I want to check out the Sony eVilla which shipped last week. It uses Be's OS!

It looks like that company has "Aqua envy" as well! They haven't...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jun 18, 2001 at 10:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Could you give me the location of this mailing... 481 Views / 40 Replies  
Could you give me the location of this mailing list?

I didn't know one existed.

Thanks.
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jun 7, 2001 at 03:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Dumb? Different. The main difference in... 481 Views / 40 Replies  
Dumb? Different.

The main difference in your Java code that makes it look neater is that you have declared the class functions inline. You can do this with C++ too but it is a deprecated coding...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on Jun 7, 2001 at 03:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Panty Remover, eh? Hey, babe, come look at my... 494 Views / 52 Replies  
Panty Remover, eh? Hey, babe, come look at my OS.

They'll just be done, perfectly sized, all the time.

That wouldn't be hard at all, if the damn Finder would just remember the size I like them...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 31, 2001 at 02:28 AM, in Mac OS X
Your G4/400 AGP would have a Rage 128 Pro. ... 206 Views / 10 Replies  
Your G4/400 AGP would have a Rage 128 Pro.

The major difference in performance between yours and your friend's machine is that he has an extra G4 chip!

("533" automatically suggest...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 31, 2001 at 02:23 AM, in Mac OS X
I agree. (BTW, is Cinema 4D for OS X out... 175 Views / 7 Replies  
I agree.

(BTW, is Cinema 4D for OS X out of beta yet?)

Freehand, Filemaker... There's isn't much doubt that PROPERLY WRITTEN Carbon apps perform very well.
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 23, 2001 at 03:50 AM, in Mac OS X
You mean, you actually used an Apple III? ... 241 Views / 15 Replies  
You mean, you actually used an Apple III? (That's three 'I's.) And an Apple IIGS? A Newton? And a Pippin? Copland?

Wow! And to think I thought I was a rare observer of Apple's less...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 23, 2001 at 03:45 AM, in Mac OS X
I think the "glass is half full" people are... 246 Views / 40 Replies  
I think the "glass is half full" people are winning this thread.

I'm one of them.

Yes, there will be teething problems with the transition Mac OS X. Yes, many users will suffer pangs of...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 23, 2001 at 03:37 AM, in Mac OS X
That shows the harm these "fakes, charlatans,... 4,112 Views / 340 Replies  
That shows the harm these "fakes, charlatans, frauds, imposters, whatever" do to the community.

There's a reason Apple doesn't publicly discuss such matters...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 22, 2001 at 11:59 PM, in Mac OS X
1000 is a frig-load of code monkeys to work on an... 239 Views / 35 Replies  
1000 is a frig-load of code monkeys to work on an OS!

I'd say rather that would be Apple's total number of software engineers, including QuickTime team, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, iMovie,...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 22, 2001 at 06:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks a bundle, dude, now you've said tat you've... 241 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks a bundle, dude, now you've said tat you've made me commit the next 30 mins tracking leads down to find one...

Someone *must* be working on one, as there have been a number of Apple ][+and...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 22, 2001 at 06:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Sounds good! I'm sure a few people around... 202 Views / 17 Replies  
Sounds good!

I'm sure a few people around here could give you a few pointers on how to get PC people inclined to switch.

I'd give my tips too, but unfortunately BRAIN TRANSPLANTS require a...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 22, 2001 at 06:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, feel better! iMovie 2 for Mac OS X has... 251 Views / 34 Replies  
Well, feel better!

iMovie 2 for Mac OS X has no trouble at all with full-screen playback of 720 x 480 DV streams, and they're probably just as hard to decode as MPEG-2 (DVD) streams.

Don't...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 22, 2001 at 06:15 AM, in Mac OS X
This is a frivolous thread. Absolutely no way... 859 Views / 25 Replies  
This is a frivolous thread. Absolutely no way Apple would buy them now. Anyway, who says Be won't make it?

Sony's internet browsing device - "eVilla" - will be shipping soon. It's OS is Be's!
...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 7, 2001 at 05:59 AM, in Mac OS X
You are confused. The problems were many and... 624 Views / 106 Replies  
You are confused. The problems were many and varied. Copland essentially was a ground up OS that was intended to be backward compatible with the PowerPC components of System 7. (Copland was to be...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 7, 2001 at 05:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Quite simply, you don't have enough memory. ... 2,133 Views / 88 Replies  
Quite simply, you don't have enough memory.

Repeat after me, 256 MB minimum, 256 MB minimum.
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 7, 2001 at 05:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Woah! Those DELL batteries really do go off,... 2,922 Views / 562 Replies  
Woah! Those DELL batteries really do go off, don't they!
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200-5804151.html
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 6, 2001 at 01:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have used all those programs in Mac OS X... 161 Views / 1 Replies  
I have used all those programs in Mac OS X (versions 4.0.1 AND 6.0.1 of Photoshop) Classic environment without any problems.

However, when I first tried Photoshop 6 with 128 MB of RAM, it was...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 6, 2001 at 12:40 AM, in Mac OS X
LMFAO! Cipher13, you really are a Class A... 624 Views / 106 Replies  
LMFAO!

Cipher13, you really are a Class A dolt.

You rarely seem to have a clue and in this case less than ever.

Copland was meant TO BE Mac OS 8. It was intended to be a new OS, a backward...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 6, 2001 at 12:23 AM, in Mac OS X
That would make a lot of sense. I DON'T have an... 217 Views / 5 Replies  
That would make a lot of sense. I DON'T have an AirPort card and I just assumed that everyone reporting batteries draining overnight were just plain stupid, as we do (assume), ya know...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 6, 2001 at 12:10 AM, in Mac OS X
Please, people, can we avoid this blanket FUD... 254 Views / 20 Replies  
Please, people, can we avoid this blanket FUD that is covering the forums these days...

Have you actually used iMovie 2 for Mac OS X?

You don't mention it above, which is funny because it is...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 6, 2001 at 12:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Interesting that if you watch the media event... 187 Views / 13 Replies  
Interesting that if you watch the media event .mov, the iBooks being handed round the the journalists to fondle seemed to be running Mac OS X.

Don't forget too that hitting www.apple.com...
Posted by Buzz Lightbeer, on May 4, 2001 at 09:56 PM, in Mac OS X
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