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The retina MBP and Apple's compact mobile devices... 365 Views / 6 Replies  
The retina MBP and Apple's compact mobile devices obviously don't get desirable EPEAT ratings, but this bit of information really has me interested in what may be coming down the pipeline.

Could...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 8, 2012 at 02:17 AM, in Tech News
Yeah, I get it. Believe it or not, I am... 6,773 Views / 198 Replies  
Yeah, I get it. Believe it or not, I am relatively aware of what has been said in this thread previously. The biggest sticking point is what Spheric continues to reference, which is the iMac being...
Posted by xmattingly, on Sep 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, that sounds a lot like shooting the horse... 6,773 Views / 198 Replies  
Well, that sounds a lot like shooting the horse before it gets out of the gate. I don't think there would be that much invested in building a mid-sized tower. For the most part, we're only talking...
Posted by xmattingly, on Sep 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
You are wrong. Mac sales are increasing, not... 6,773 Views / 198 Replies  
You are wrong. Mac sales are increasing, not decreasing, and they're projected to continue doing so. Where the "shrinking" factor comes to play is that desktops are rapidly losing their percentage of...
Posted by xmattingly, on Sep 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Your point of view re: desktops seem to go in two... 6,773 Views / 198 Replies  
Your point of view re: desktops seem to go in two directions; on the one hand you're saying the desktop is a dying market; on the other you're saying people only want iMacs if they don't want a...
Posted by xmattingly, on Sep 13, 2010 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I think that's an over-generalization. Mac... 6,773 Views / 198 Replies  
Well, I think that's an over-generalization. Mac Pro's - yes they're huge, but my experience has been that they're actually quieter than laptops.

For the fabled mini-tower: true that there would...
Posted by xmattingly, on Sep 12, 2010 at 05:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro's CAN be had for a reasonable price 6,773 Views / 198 Replies  
Salty, Mac Pro's have been around long enough that there are plenty to find on the used market.

I know this is a bit tangential to your question, but if you were considering buying one and didn't...
Posted by xmattingly, on Aug 28, 2010 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Disk image doesn't remember window setup 199 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi, I've created a disk image that will be used as a demo CD. It's supposed to open up a window of a specific size with a background image when you double-click on the volume... similar to installers...
Posted by xmattingly, on Nov 9, 2008 at 03:04 PM, in Mac OS X
You could argue that the GUI was a huge leap too,... 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
You could argue that the GUI was a huge leap too, when it was introduced in the original Macintosh.

Nah, I don't think you need your fingers directly on what you're manipulating to have a sense of...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:47 AM, in Mac OS X
That Arstechnica article was better than Apple... 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
That Arstechnica article was better than Apple Insider's. It's an interesting idea, but I don't think it's the way to go, though. It just seems that there'd be a lot more room for input error on a...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 9, 2007 at 03:47 AM, in Mac OS X
You know, I started off with Jaguar, and jumped... 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
You know, I started off with Jaguar, and jumped to Panther when I started a new job a few years ago. It's weird... I really have no memory of what it was like getting around the OS before Expose. I...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 8, 2007 at 09:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Everyone is entitled to their opinions about the... 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
Everyone is entitled to their opinions about the new OS -- that's what this thread is about, not your opinions of the people who post here, erik. You're trolling.
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 8, 2007 at 06:24 PM, in Mac OS X
When you pair a response with a sophomoric... 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
When you pair a response with a sophomoric remark, you're a smart ass. Own it.

I happen to value being able to browse directories quickly more than look at stuff quickly, but it's good to hear...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 8, 2007 at 04:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the answer, smart ass. My next... 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
Thanks for the answer, smart ass. My next question would be if there is a quick way to get out of the Quick Look view window (as opposed to clicking the "X" in the corner)? I couldn't quite tell from...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 7, 2007 at 02:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Liger maybe, but not Tigon. Tigons are totally... 12,945 Views / 127 Replies  
Liger maybe, but not Tigon. Tigons are totally retarded and they reek like poo.
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 7, 2007 at 06:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Personally, I like this program: A Better... 961 Views / 19 Replies  
Personally, I like this program:

A Better Finder Rename (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/11366)

It functions as part of your contextual menus in the Finder, and has an INSANE...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 7, 2007 at 05:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Spacebar?! 10,518 Views / 295 Replies  
Some of us would probably prefer to use the space bar the way we have been for years: to quickly cruise through spring-loaded folders. Is there any way to turn off that key command for Quick Look,...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jul 7, 2007 at 05:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I kind of figured it must be an aesthetic... 51,893 Views / 27 Replies  
Yeah, I kind of figured it must be an aesthetic thing. For some reason I thought MBP's and other Macs had Gigabit ethernet as well; not that it really matters for a home office, but I guess I better...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 19, 2007 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A big misunderstanding that I see coming from a... 358 Views / 8 Replies  
A big misunderstanding that I see coming from a lot of people who are crossing over to the Mac from the PC is the slightly different arrangement of input keys. If you are a heavy key command user,...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 19, 2007 at 04:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand; it must get frustrating having to... 51,893 Views / 27 Replies  
I understand; it must get frustrating having to answer the same dumb questions over and over again. I'd definitely be interested to know why the 'books don't include a multi-size disc drive. I'd care...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 19, 2007 at 03:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all your input 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Hey, just a quick note of thanks for all the responses I got in this thread! I'm pretty well convinced that a MBP would be a suitable alternative for a desktop with very little compromise (at least...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 19, 2007 at 03:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Jesus dude, lay off the caffeine; it's a... 51,893 Views / 27 Replies  
Jesus dude, lay off the caffeine; it's a legitimate question. The Nintendo Wii can take different sized media (Gamecube & Wii discs) - it's not completely unreasonable to believe that other devices...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 16, 2007 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's very cool - I got you bookmarked. I'll be... 639 Views / 9 Replies  
That's very cool - I got you bookmarked. I'll be looking forward to seeing what your experience is like over the year!

I think you're right; there is a lot of negativity on the PC side, even among...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 16, 2007 at 08:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just the MBP's that come equipped with a coffee... 51,893 Views / 27 Replies  
Just the MBP's that come equipped with a coffee cup tray. ;)

But that brings up a good question: as far as mini CD's go, is the only way to load one with an external drive?
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 16, 2007 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, but the thing you can always count on... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Yeah, but the thing you can always count on regarding hardware+software is that the software is almost always engineered to perform well on hardware that's available at the time. I would argue that...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 15, 2007 at 04:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool - thanks for the thorough response; it's... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Cool - thanks for the thorough response; it's very insightful! Even though it's SD, it's still cool to hear from someone who's doing regular video production on a laptop. I've never used FCP or...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 15, 2007 at 04:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You pretty much pegged me about CS3. Laptops are... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
You pretty much pegged me about CS3. Laptops are looking all the more tempting with what's coming down the pipeline, especially after what I've found on the web:
...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 6, 2007 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to agree with the majority; Dell is among... 498 Views / 14 Replies  
I have to agree with the majority; Dell is among the best you can get for the price. You might also consider ViewSonic as well... can't vouch for Apple. Their monitors have good image quality, but...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 6, 2007 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No question about it - future proofing is about... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
No question about it - future proofing is about as much of an issue for me as being able to perform well in the present. I figure if I have a laptop that can keep up performance-wise for at least two...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 6, 2007 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Point taken - I've heard rumors that the next MBP... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Point taken - I've heard rumors that the next MBP will support more ram - I wonder if that has anything to do with 64 bit memory addressing of the processors? Ram is definitely not a vanity thing for...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 6, 2007 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the problem with browsers in general is... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
I think the problem with browsers in general is that they're designed for convenience - all the pages and media from sites are cached into memory, so they're readily available if you want to go back...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 6, 2007 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, yes and no. Bear in mind that my current... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Well, yes and no. Bear in mind that my current computer is only a single processor 1.8ghz... the machine I use at work is a dual 2ghz w/ 1.5gb of ram, and it doesn't page out as much - and when it...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 4, 2007 at 04:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ram is probably my single biggest hangup about... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Ram is probably my single biggest hangup about whether or not I would get a laptop... I consider that kind of expansion future proofing against ever-so-bloated-but-increasingly-capable software......
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 2, 2007 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Point well taken - come to think of it, pretty... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Point well taken - come to think of it, pretty much all of Apple's computer lineup, except for the Mac Pro's, are using laptop components, aren't they? Lava Lamp Freak had made an iMac comparison a...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 2, 2007 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Whoa... that'll make any laptop a behweemoth. Now... 8,549 Views / 36 Replies  
Whoa... that'll make any laptop a behweemoth. Now if they could just get around that ram limitation thing...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 2, 2007 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm going to hold off for a few things: Leopard,... 4,838 Views / 72 Replies  
I'm going to hold off for a few things: Leopard, Adobe CS3, and to see what happens with the next product refresh for MacBook Pro's and Mac Pro's. Then I'll decide if I'm going mobile or getting one...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 2, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's pretty much the route I'd intend to go;... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
That's pretty much the route I'd intend to go; wireless mouse + keyboard (which I already have), and connecting to a bigger display. And I know that graphics-wise, the 256mb video card they come...
Posted by xmattingly, on Jan 1, 2007 at 06:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, man -- that's reassuring, especially... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Thanks, man -- that's reassuring, especially since you're doing web developing and play games. That's also pretty cool that you were able to consolidate three machines with one little laptop! That's...
Posted by xmattingly, on Dec 30, 2006 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the input! I think my best bet, like... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Thanks for the input! I think my best bet, like you suggested will be to just visit an Apple store and hope they have some professional graphics software loaded on a machine that I can fool around...
Posted by xmattingly, on Dec 30, 2006 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the advice. A retailer may be my best... 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Thanks for the advice. A retailer may be my best bet, but I think no matter where I go I'll be stuck with a restocking fee if I decided to return it. I agree; a laptop is a complete waste of money if...
Posted by xmattingly, on Dec 28, 2006 at 04:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can a Macbook Pro replace a desktop? 11,208 Views / 69 Replies  
Here's a question I can hopefully get some good feedback about: basically, I'm third time tower owner -- I've always preferred them for speed, expandability, and cheaper cost of ownership. I know...
Posted by xmattingly, on Dec 28, 2006 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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