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Question... comparing iMac graphics cards 691 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm thinking of buying a new 20" iMac in the not too distant future. The differences between the 2.0 GHz base model and next-up 2.4 GHz model mostly matter to me in the graphics card. I have an...
Posted by hudson1, on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have one of these LG external burners and it... 2,169 Views / 20 Replies  
I have one of these LG external burners and it has worked flawlessly for me using both USB2 and Firewire.
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Posted by hudson1, on Feb 26, 2006 at 10:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Looks like it's recently been removed from their... 804 Views / 3 Replies  
Looks like it's recently been removed from their website but since I saw it in one of their stores it may still be available on location.

The ViewSonic is also $300.
Posted by hudson1, on Feb 25, 2006 at 02:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here's another one by Viewsonic, sold by Costco: ... 804 Views / 3 Replies  
Here's another one by Viewsonic, sold by Costco:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11104102&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=
Posted by hudson1, on Feb 25, 2006 at 11:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Found an ideal monitor to pair with a Mac mini 804 Views / 3 Replies  
I came across this particular monitor, a Xerox, in a MicroCenter store last week. It's wide-aspect, 19" diagonal, receives DVI input, and has a resolution of 1440 X 900.

This is the same...
Posted by hudson1, on Feb 20, 2006 at 07:34 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I know it's been speculated that it might be... 1,695 Views / 27 Replies  
I know it's been speculated that it might be easier to port a Windows app to OS X on Intel than it was for porting to OS X on PowerPC. I don't know why that would be so, especially considering that...
Posted by hudson1, on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Matias keyboards? 520 Views / 4 Replies  
I've read the rave reviews on this message board about the Matias Tactile Pro. It's expensive at $100. Does anyone have experience with their lower priced ($40) Mac OS X Keyboard which I imagine,...
Posted by hudson1, on Sep 17, 2005 at 07:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another audio solution that's even less money: ... 1,162 Views / 11 Replies  
Another audio solution that's even less money:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/
Posted by hudson1, on Sep 5, 2005 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
That list that you've linked is filled with... 717 Views / 5 Replies  
That list that you've linked is filled with errors. There are multiple monitors listed there that are not even DVI-capable. Also, some are likely reporting that adjustment buttons don't work. I...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 31, 2005 at 06:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ummm, let me guess. John's silverware came... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Ummm, let me guess.

John's silverware came in a box that could only be openned with a putty knife after which John discovered his shiny silverware is made of plastic?


(BTW, call me a...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 21, 2005 at 06:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Maybe the real question is whether the mini is a... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Maybe the real question is whether the mini is a joke or not compared to a two year or so old iMac.
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 17, 2005 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sure, I can accept that they want to showcase... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Sure, I can accept that they want to showcase their ACDs. However, just because they want to do that doesn't mean that the mini wasn't intended to be used with ACDs. If that's not how the mini is...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 10, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Every one of those $500 computers in Apple stores... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Every one of those $500 computers in Apple stores are hooked up to $800 monitors. So it's hard to make that argument that a mini isn't intended for a 1680 X 1050 resolution. BTW, not that this is...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 10, 2005 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
First of all, I'd go with the five-speed... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
First of all, I'd go with the five-speed transmission any day before I bothered with foglights. I know, I've had them (put them on myself).

Secondly, where did you get this "90% of the people...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
I haven't come across anyone who's SAVY enough to... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
I haven't come across anyone who's SAVY enough to figure out how to upgrade their mini with a pair of Radeon 9600 foglights for $75. So if you want the foglights, you'll have to buy the $5000...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 2, 2005 at 07:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is a good place to start. Look at both the... 360 Views / 1 Replies  
This is a good place to start. Look at both the reviews and the reader reports in their database. To get to the right reader database page, use "Apple iMac" in the selection menu. You'll get a...
Posted by hudson1, on Aug 1, 2005 at 08:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, I'm as disappointed as anyone about the... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Yep, I'm as disappointed as anyone about the non-update of the GPU. In your case, it could be good news in that the non-update could mean that an all-new mini with an Intel CPU could be one of the...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 31, 2005 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
True, and it brings up a critical point in any... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
True, and it brings up a critical point in any comparison of Dell (or whatever Windows box) vs. Apple (and the mini in particular):

What's the value of Mac OS X, iLife and, specific to the mini,...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 31, 2005 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, I understand the numbers but should have gone... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Oh, I understand the numbers but should have gone through my math in the previous post. Let's say that the iMac generates $325 gross profit ($1300 X 25%). The real number is probably less but we...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 31, 2005 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Your price of the headless iMac makes no sense to... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Your price of the headless iMac makes no sense to me. Removing the LCD, which also simplifies the design, only knocks $100 off of the list price? That would mean that it probably only removes $70 -...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 31, 2005 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, I'd say that 1280 X 1024 is the norm... 22,184 Views / 391 Replies  
Actually, I'd say that 1280 X 1024 is the norm for most people. That's the native resolution on virtually every 17" and 19" LCD monitor that you can find.

Agree about the widescreen 17". Long...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 29, 2005 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's reason number xxx for why the overall... 2,291 Views / 57 Replies  
That's reason number xxx for why the overall design hasn't worked. I forgot another one: Only room for one RAM slot. There's hardly another computer in the world with that constraint.


I never...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 29, 2005 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
To me, smoke-tetsu's idea of what today's mini... 2,291 Views / 57 Replies  
To me, smoke-tetsu's idea of what today's mini should be is reasonable. It doesn't need to be a headless iMac or xMac as some have called it. Not many have said that the mini has to have:

1) G5...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 28, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Who's to say what will be but my point is that... 2,291 Views / 57 Replies  
Who's to say what will be but my point is that when the mini gets an Intel chip, the computer will be extensively redesigned so to not rely exclusively on laptop components.
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 28, 2005 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I truly believe that the Mini as we know it will... 2,291 Views / 57 Replies  
I truly believe that the Mini as we know it will be gone within the next 8 to 12 months. Why?

1) Since Tiger was released, every Mac model was given a better GPU as part of its upgrade -- except...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 28, 2005 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Agree. At least Intel's approach doesn't limit... 2,893 Views / 59 Replies  
Agree. At least Intel's approach doesn't limit your video system to 32MB.
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 27, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thinking about this some more, I realized that no... 2,893 Views / 59 Replies  
Thinking about this some more, I realized that no one has really mentioned what's probably the best litmus test of whether this update is an update or not:

Would any current Mac mini owners trade...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 26, 2005 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was all set to buy a mini this week. Now I... 2,893 Views / 59 Replies  
I was all set to buy a mini this week. Now I won't as it's still not much of an upgrade over my three year old eMac. I'd say that the mini received a "tweak", not an "upgrade".
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 26, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Glad to hear that all's well! 946 Views / 22 Replies  
Glad to hear that all's well!
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 10, 2005 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, boot your machine from the OS 9 CD (with the... 946 Views / 22 Replies  
Yes, boot your machine from the OS 9 CD (with the new HDD installed) and then try to format the drive to HFS+. If successful, reboot with the Tiger DVD and see if you can install Tiger onto the new...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 7, 2005 at 06:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Let me make sure we understand your answer. You... 946 Views / 22 Replies  
Let me make sure we understand your answer. You had Tiger installed and running on your previous hard drive? You say you're running Tiger now but you have a blank new hard drive. That doesn't make...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 6, 2005 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
kinik, for people to help you, we really need to... 946 Views / 22 Replies  
kinik, for people to help you, we really need to start with this basic info....

1) What system disks do you have that will boot the iMac via the optical drive?
2) What system was installed on the...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 6, 2005 at 07:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Are you going straight from OS 9 to Tiger or do... 946 Views / 22 Replies  
Are you going straight from OS 9 to Tiger or do you have another OS X CD version? Even if it's just an OS 9 CD, I would first try formatting the new drive by booting from that old CD.
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 5, 2005 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I take it that you (or someone else) put the DVD... 946 Views / 22 Replies  
I take it that you (or someone else) put the DVD drive in??? I don't think any G3 iMac was built by Apple with a DVD drive. If the Tiger DVD won't sucsuccessfully boot the iMac (or does it?) then...
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 5, 2005 at 07:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
How are trying to boot the iMac? Did you special... 946 Views / 22 Replies  
How are trying to boot the iMac? Did you special order the Tiger CD set to replace the DVD? Do you have Firewire (iMac DV edition)? Firewire is supposedly a minimum requirement for Tiger.
Posted by hudson1, on Jul 5, 2005 at 04:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
The general consensus has been that an external... 1,629 Views / 31 Replies  
The general consensus has been that an external FW400 7200 RPM drive won't create a faster Mac mini.
Posted by hudson1, on Jun 17, 2005 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
The implied fallacy in the story is that... 1,881 Views / 73 Replies  
The implied fallacy in the story is that non-Christians think Christians are hypocritical when they do "bad things". Christians know full well that they are sinners who are capable of evil just like...
Posted by hudson1, on Jun 7, 2005 at 09:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No one should underestimate Apple's ability to do... 18,851 Views / 586 Replies  
No one should underestimate Apple's ability to do something that conventional wisdom says can't be done or is at least too hard to do to be practical. It's been commented many times that...
Posted by hudson1, on Jun 4, 2005 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't seem to find anything on Apple's website... 2,704 Views / 48 Replies  
I can't seem to find anything on Apple's website about specifications for the 20 inch iMac G4. They list USB 2.0 models of September 2003 as the last ones in the G4 line (15" and 17"). Was there...
Posted by hudson1, on Jun 1, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Probably the best thing you can do to help us... 1,418 Views / 14 Replies  
Probably the best thing you can do to help us answer your question is to describe the computer you're using today. Plus, let us know what you like about it, don't like, etc. From there, I'm sure...
Posted by hudson1, on May 27, 2005 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
And a form factor that requires the use of laptop... 2,265 Views / 29 Replies  
And a form factor that requires the use of laptop components only aggravates that trade-off.

As was stated by others, making the Mac mini just 50% bigger (to simply throw out a number) would have...
Posted by hudson1, on May 24, 2005 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, I agree with your point about the average... 1,313 Views / 15 Replies  
Oh, I agree with your point about the average shopper. Still, a form-factor using desktop components would have helped with either Apple's margin or lowering the price. I doubt that increasing the...
Posted by hudson1, on May 19, 2005 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
This whole issue will eventually cause the bloom... 1,313 Views / 15 Replies  
This whole issue will eventually cause the bloom to fall off the mini rose, if it isn't starting already. Apple pretty much came right out and declared that the mini was intented to be low-priced...
Posted by hudson1, on May 19, 2005 at 08:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes it does. About the comments that the GPU... 5,201 Views / 32 Replies  
Yes it does.

About the comments that the GPU is mostly relevant to games, I'm not sure that that's the case anymore. Tiger is offloading (or will in an update) even more of the display...
Posted by hudson1, on May 13, 2005 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the replies. The reason I want to do... 1,824 Views / 29 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. The reason I want to do this is that our daughter seems to allow web surfing to get in the way of doing homework. I'm not planning to ugrade our computer to Tiger as I will...
Posted by hudson1, on May 13, 2005 at 08:16 AM, in Mac OS X
I've never tried Little Snitch. I gather from... 1,824 Views / 29 Replies  
I've never tried Little Snitch. I gather from this thread that you can set up Little Snitch rules that are specific to one user. Is that right?
Posted by hudson1, on May 12, 2005 at 06:12 PM, in Mac OS X
How to disable internet access for a user? 1,824 Views / 29 Replies  
I searched around the forums but couldn't find an answer that addressed my circumstance. Here it is....

I'm looking for a way to disable internet access for one of the two user accounts on my...
Posted by hudson1, on May 12, 2005 at 04:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Not so fast! The page doesn't say you "need" one... 8,741 Views / 32 Replies  
Not so fast! The page doesn't say you "need" one of those cards but that CI-capable graphics cards "include"....

The write-up for the new iMac G5 states "the ATI Radeon 9600 takes full advantage...
Posted by hudson1, on May 9, 2005 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
With the iMac and eMac getting revision this... 8,741 Views / 32 Replies  
With the iMac and eMac getting revision this week, one might guess that the mini will be revised sometime this summer. My impression is that the mini was designed to be a compact and stylish but...
Posted by hudson1, on May 6, 2005 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
All those who read this thread which brings up... 1,107 Views / 16 Replies  
All those who read this thread which brings up the question....
Posted by hudson1, on May 4, 2005 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
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