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Excellent, thanks. I figured it ought to be... 1,253 Views / 4 Replies  
Excellent, thanks. I figured it ought to be plenty, but you never know.
Posted by neilw, on Mar 27, 2007 at 10:51 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
1.5 GB enough for Parallels? 1,253 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,
I'm in the process of recommending a MacBook for my sister-in-law, to run mostly Mac stuff but occasional Windows stuff for work. Is 1.5 GB enough RAM to reasonably run Parallels? I find 1 GB...
Posted by neilw, on Mar 25, 2007 at 11:25 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
First of all, I had no idea about that... 823 Views / 17 Replies  
First of all, I had no idea about that control-scroll wheel. That's very cool. Did it work in Panther too? My Dad's running 10.3.9.

My main concern with lowering the resolution is that the...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 14, 2006 at 09:17 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, I had forgotten about that setting, so... 823 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, I had forgotten about that setting, so thanks. But that only seems to affect the fonts in the main window; everything else in the system (including the shortcut bar on the left) stays small. ...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 13, 2006 at 09:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Those are nice but I'd really prefer ports on the... 484 Views / 4 Replies  
Those are nice but I'd really prefer ports on the *front*, so I can get at them under my iMac screen. On my desk, the hub will have to go on the right side, so the left-facing ports towards the rear...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 12, 2006 at 11:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Any way to set a larger system font size? 823 Views / 17 Replies  
OK, I'm feeling pretty stupid. My Dad is using my old Titanium PowerBook (running 10.3.9) and is finding the system fonts to be too small for his eyes. I'm stumped how to make them bigger, short of...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 12, 2006 at 11:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Advice wanted: combo USB/Firewire hub for iMac G5 484 Views / 4 Replies  
OK, I'm at the point where I really need a new USB hub (old one is 1.1 only) and a Firewire hub as well (no place to plug in my imminent iSight). My requirements are:

1) USB and Firewire
2)...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 5, 2006 at 11:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another issue here is whether you want to be a... 3,880 Views / 50 Replies  
Another issue here is whether you want to be a slave to your battery, or just live your life already. To me, the inconvenience of removing a laptop battery when running off power would be pretty...
Posted by neilw, on Nov 27, 2006 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's my extremely belated reply to this... 1,263 Views / 8 Replies  
Here's my extremely belated reply to this discussion.

As for latency, I confess I don't know how bothersome it would be for a sub channel. I suspect it would be less of a problem for the sub...
Posted by neilw, on Oct 11, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry, fumbled the "submit button" and then got... 1,263 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry, fumbled the "submit button" and then got interrupted before I could fix the post.

Anyway, it seems to me that a bluetooth-connected subwoofer would be an ideal accessory for things like...
Posted by neilw, on Sep 24, 2006 at 09:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wanted: Bluetooth Subwoofer 1,263 Views / 8 Replies  
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Posted by neilw, on Sep 24, 2006 at 09:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My G5 iMac has a similar problem, in that... 896 Views / 17 Replies  
My G5 iMac has a similar problem, in that immediately after putting it to sleep, it will wake up immediately. That happens sometimes, not always. I haven't been able to nail down the culprit; it's...
Posted by neilw, on Aug 11, 2006 at 12:37 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't get it, why can't they just make the site... 1,139 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't get it, why can't they just make the site "read-only" for non-users? Don't see why they'd have to completely hide it...
Posted by neilw, on May 5, 2006 at 12:55 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I'm experimenting with Stickybrain right now,... 6,646 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm experimenting with Stickybrain right now, being interested in this sort of app and having chosen that one quasi-arbitrarily. Yojimbo's lack of nested folders seems like a serious problem for me....
Posted by neilw, on Feb 24, 2006 at 02:59 PM, in Applications
Well, the current iMac form factor is now almost... 535 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, the current iMac form factor is now almost 1.5 years old, so it's fair to imagine that sometime in the not-too-distant future they will do a big makeover. That doesn't make the current machine...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 7, 2006 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm, I'll download the demo of Pro and give it a... 658 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmm, I'll download the demo of Pro and give it a try...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 3, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Applications
I've got a 20" rev B and wouldn't want to go... 2,027 Views / 25 Replies  
I've got a 20" rev B and wouldn't want to go smaller. This is the biggest screen I've ever had, and am loving it. Photo slideshows look absolutely awesome on it.

Honestly, the whole unit doesn't...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 3, 2006 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have to say Visio has a very nice collection of... 658 Views / 10 Replies  
I have to say Visio has a very nice collection of furniture objects that I have in the past used to do floorplanning in my house. I have failed to find the equivalent for OmniGraffle. Making my own...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 3, 2006 at 12:02 AM, in Applications
On the Mac, holding down the control key while... 1,391 Views / 18 Replies  
On the Mac, holding down the control key while clicking the left (or only) mouse button is equivalent to right-clicking with a multi-button mouse.

Do you have a Mighty Mouse? If so, you can...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 2, 2006 at 11:54 PM, in Applications
That is a bummer. This is one area where I found... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
That is a bummer. This is one area where I found it to be much more convenient to fire up Dashbaord and go right for the maps widget then to do it in Safari. I suspect something will move to fill...
Posted by neilw, on Jan 23, 2006 at 11:38 AM, in Applications
Cooling requirements for the dual-core G5 suggest... 1,446 Views / 16 Replies  
Cooling requirements for the dual-core G5 suggest that the iMac will never go that route. I fully expect the first Intel iMacs to be dual-core, probably Yonah-based but you never know. Remember...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 31, 2005 at 05:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Burning CDs in Finder has me far more befuddled than it ought to 1,042 Views / 16 Replies  
I feel like an idiot for having a problem with this, but I seem to be having a fundamental lack of understanding of some details of how to burn data CDs in the Finder. Running 10.4.3.

I put in a...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 18, 2005 at 10:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Happens the same with a new account. Man... 650 Views / 7 Replies  
Happens the same with a new account.

Man this is frustrating, I don't even know where to look for this...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 13, 2005 at 11:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Both options are correctly set. Tried last... 650 Views / 7 Replies  
Both options are correctly set. Tried last suggestion with no effect.

Having installed wgscott's config files, I have noticed that after I open the new Terminal window, it actually takes a few...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 9, 2005 at 06:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Agreed, must be faulty. My iMac keyboard, while... 1,620 Views / 21 Replies  
Agreed, must be faulty. My iMac keyboard, while not my favorite of all-time, is nonetheless adequate and functional. I like it well enough to use it instead of the Smartboard that I paid $60 for.
Posted by neilw, on Dec 9, 2005 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the suggestions. Resetting... 650 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestions.

Resetting Terminal prefs didn't make a difference, and I can't find any connection to the zsh init files either (system seems to have none in place by default, and I...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 9, 2005 at 09:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Please help with strange terminal and vim behavior 650 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi,
I'm having some issues with Terminal right now, could use some help.

Recently, I've found that when I open new windows in Terminal, they alternate between giving me a shell prompt and the...
Posted by neilw, on Dec 2, 2005 at 09:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Synching iPod to multiple computers 2,852 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi,
This issue has come up twice recently, would like to understand how to deal with it.

1) My boss splits his iTunes library between his work machine (which holds work-related audiobooks and...
Posted by neilw, on Oct 18, 2005 at 09:10 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Wacky; I'll have to try it. I have found that my... 1,457 Views / 36 Replies  
Wacky; I'll have to try it. I have found that my iPod exhibits the phenomenon in question, which bugs me because I'm usually working through very large playlists that take weeks or months. Every...
Posted by neilw, on Oct 10, 2005 at 04:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Flash longevity not an issue 31,524 Views / 335 Replies  
People need to Not Worry about this. The Samsung flash is rated at 100K write cycles. If you sync twice per day, that translates to nearly 150 years. Just not an issue for a device like this.
...
Posted by neilw, on Sep 9, 2005 at 12:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That did the trick. Restore went at almost 30... 2,312 Views / 4 Replies  
That did the trick. Restore went at almost 30 MB/s consistently when booted from alternate volume.

Now I think I'll still need to get Super Duper, but at least I can do basic full backups as...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 29, 2005 at 09:07 AM, in Applications
Yes indeed, thanks for the tip. I was in fact... 2,312 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes indeed, thanks for the tip. I was in fact copying the startup disk, which I later read was not supposed to work but Disk Utility didn't complain and succeeded with the copy, albeit ultra-slowly....
Posted by neilw, on Jul 28, 2005 at 10:26 PM, in Applications
Disk Utility "Restore" function: Monumentally slow? 2,312 Views / 4 Replies  
Machine: 1 month old 20" iMac, 2 GHz, running 10.4.2

I just put a Seagate 250 GB drive into a Firewire enclosure (Oxford 911-based), and used the Disk Utility "Restore" function to clone my...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 26, 2005 at 02:44 PM, in Applications
My 3-week old rev B 20" is plenty quiet for my... 4,993 Views / 45 Replies  
My 3-week old rev B 20" is plenty quiet for my needs. I was quite concerned when I bought it, but took a chance and it worked out fine. One of the fans clearly has a dominant pitch, but it's almost...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 17, 2005 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Furthermore, I just noticed this item from the... 594 Views / 12 Replies  
Furthermore, I just noticed this item from the listing of changes in 10.4.2:



Hopefully gone for good.
Posted by neilw, on Jul 12, 2005 at 06:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Not compared to an iMac... :eek: 568 Views / 2 Replies  
Not compared to an iMac... :eek:
Posted by neilw, on Jul 6, 2005 at 10:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Though I've only just started with DV and don't... 974 Views / 5 Replies  
Though I've only just started with DV and don't have nearly enough to represent a storage problem yet, I've been lately wondering the exact same issue. My plan is to use hard disks as working system...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 6, 2005 at 08:18 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Problem solved 935 Views / 6 Replies  
Someone on the Apple forums suggested the following, and it has fixed my problem:

Remove the folder /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration (write down your network preferences if you need to...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 6, 2005 at 08:05 AM, in Networking
The first I read about this problem was in... 935 Views / 6 Replies  
The first I read about this problem was in relation to iMacs, and then upon further reading it appeared that many people only started having this problem in Tiger. There seem to be many slight...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 1, 2005 at 11:33 AM, in Networking
Hmm, I think I posted too soon. Looks like this... 935 Views / 6 Replies  
Hmm, I think I posted too soon. Looks like this problem is very widespread, and possibly Tiger-related, and due to be fixed in 10.4.2. In the meantime, I will try some proposed fixes posted in...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 1, 2005 at 10:53 AM, in Networking
iMac G5: losing Airport connection after sleep 935 Views / 6 Replies  
I know this is an old issue, but it's new for me. Just got a new 20" revB iMac G5, and it seems to be basically perfect (whew!) except for one item: After waking from sleep the airport connection...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 1, 2005 at 10:37 AM, in Networking
Today's Macintouch lists some eye-opening failure... 21,361 Views / 205 Replies  
Today's Macintouch lists some eye-opening failure rates for the iMac G5s. Because the numbers are based on voluntary polling, you'd expect that they're skewed towards the negative, but still they...
Posted by neilw, on Jun 23, 2005 at 05:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Under normal circumstances I would certainly have... 752 Views / 4 Replies  
Under normal circumstances I would certainly have no qualms buying from Amazon; have done so numerous times in the past without problem.

I guess my concern this time is that if I am one of the...
Posted by neilw, on Jun 20, 2005 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Amazon.com "safe" place to buy new iMac? 752 Views / 4 Replies  
Despite my serious misgivings about its reliability, I'm considering ordering a new 20" iMac from Amazon this week to take advantage of that lovely $150 rebate. Given the problems some people have...
Posted by neilw, on Jun 19, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
My PowerBook doesn't think it has a battery 274 Views / 2 Replies  
Dang, this happened once before but I can't remember how I fixed it.

The battery indicator on my TiBook550 shows the battery with an X through it. SlimBatteryMonitor (what I normally use) won't...
Posted by neilw, on Mar 15, 2005 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ooh, now that's another story. Can you clarify... 1,766 Views / 33 Replies  
Ooh, now that's another story. Can you clarify what the process is exactly? This would answer my one big complaint with Dashboard. If it really is this easy to temporarily enable a widget to live...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 6, 2005 at 11:26 PM, in Applications
I have to say the whole iMac fan noise issue... 32,051 Views / 152 Replies  
I have to say the whole iMac fan noise issue really has put me off buying one. Clearly, there are many who have no problem, but it sounds like if you *do* have the problem then there really isn't...
Posted by neilw, on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is not far removed from the "personal... 17,162 Views / 221 Replies  
This is not far removed from the "personal server" concept that Intel seems to be working on:

http://news.com.com/1606-2-5208490.html?tag=st.rb

iPod doesn't yet have the wireless capability...
Posted by neilw, on Jul 29, 2004 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
I had this problem once, spoke to Alsoft and they... 13,669 Views / 29 Replies  
I had this problem once, spoke to Alsoft and they recommended letting it run overnight. Did indeed eventually finish. I complained about the lack of useful progress reporting, and they said that...
Posted by neilw, on Jun 23, 2004 at 06:27 PM, in Applications
Many people indeed advocate a headless iMac as a... 4,787 Views / 141 Replies  
Many people indeed advocate a headless iMac as a system "they, specifically, would want". In other words, many people have expressed that they want to buy one. So why conclude that it wouldn't...
Posted by neilw, on Mar 23, 2004 at 03:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
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