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Apple doesn't need to support another ABI, just... 3,805 Views / 35 Replies  
Apple doesn't need to support another ABI, just go back to using CFM.
Posted by strobe, on Nov 11, 2002 at 07:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually you should first report the part# which... 58,442 Views / 666 Replies  
Actually you should first report the part# which is the 102* number. It'll be something like 102-85701-00.

Here is a list of all the numbers: http://www.ati.com/support/identify/100lookup.html
...
Posted by strobe, on May 10, 2002 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I should also ask what UPC# it is, it'll be... 58,442 Views / 666 Replies  
I should also ask what UPC# it is, it'll be something like:

7-27419-40958-2
Posted by strobe, on May 10, 2002 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
G4/500AGP: What model# is your card? The... 58,442 Views / 666 Replies  
G4/500AGP:

What model# is your card? The format will be something like 100-431001

Can you provide a high resolution image of the card so we can see the chip specs?

Failing that, could...
Posted by strobe, on May 10, 2002 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can implement a CODEC or an importer. If... 1,895 Views / 110 Replies  
You can implement a CODEC or an importer.

If you have an .avi or .mov which has an encoded stream you can't use, you'll want to make a CODEC. An example of this is .avi files with indeo video...
Posted by strobe, on Sep 8, 2001 at 01:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Pascal is not dead. Metrowerks is... 381 Views / 7 Replies  
Pascal is not dead.

Metrowerks is re-introducing pascal support into CodeWarrior.

You can currently compile carbonized Pascal apps. Follow instructions found at http://www.pascal-central.com
Posted by strobe, on Jan 27, 2001 at 03:00 AM, in Developer Center
From what I've seen, C# is not new. C# is a... 335 Views / 4 Replies  
From what I've seen, C# is not new. C# is a wrapper for COM which can be used for some inflexible languages (obviously not including ObjC).

C# certainly has more hype however.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 27, 2001 at 02:57 AM, in Developer Center
I'm going to leave a flaming bad of dog poo at... 422 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm going to leave a flaming bad of dog poo at MPAA's doorstep
Posted by strobe, on Jan 27, 2001 at 02:48 AM, in Developer Center
There is perl5, but that doesn't mean there is a... 311 Views / 3 Replies  
There is perl5, but that doesn't mean there is a Tk.


BTW Tk's are EVIL! and are no substitute for Apple's HI guidelines.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 27, 2001 at 02:44 AM, in Developer Center
I think the general functionality people are... 360 Views / 7 Replies  
I think the general functionality people are grasping for is to put any app in a toolbar where a mere click will be as effective as dragging the items into the app.

I have 20 apps in my Drag&Drop...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 08:05 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm not in OS X right now but if nobody replies... 319 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm not in OS X right now but if nobody replies in a few days I'll try it.

I'd like to know if RealBASIC's documentation mentions anything about Carbon events. Carbon events is a new method for...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 07:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Unless you're doing this for personal use I would... 342 Views / 4 Replies  
Unless you're doing this for personal use I would hold off until they provide something which utilizes CDSA. Then hopefully we will have one keychain for all the keys.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 07:40 AM, in Developer Center
Thank the stars there are assholes like Steve who... 309 Views / 7 Replies  
Thank the stars there are assholes like Steve who get things done.

Do people really think a boss (nevermind a CEO) can be polite all the time? Why do you think they call it frying people?
...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 04:36 AM, in Mac OS X
The sad truth is nobody would pay for OS X if... 606 Views / 23 Replies  
The sad truth is nobody would pay for OS X if they had to support the true cost of OS development.

Same morons who think Windows would cost $99 if nobody bought Office and windows licences for...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 04:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Screw rumors and the morons who read them. 308 Views / 4 Replies  
Screw rumors and the morons who read them.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 03:27 AM, in Mac OS X
This is so stupid... Oooh! I can remove... 451 Views / 27 Replies  
This is so stupid...


Oooh! I can remove the root password. Doh, you need the root password first.

Talk about a chicken and egg scenario |-p
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 03:24 AM, in Mac OS X
1Gig is too small for OS X. Classic alone... 396 Views / 16 Replies  
1Gig is too small for OS X.

Classic alone uses a 1Gig swap file. Apple's docs say 1.5Gig is a minimum, I would give it more.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 21, 2001 at 03:19 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm using the headers which came with CW Pro 6 300 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm using the headers which came with CW Pro 6
Posted by strobe, on Jan 19, 2001 at 01:17 PM, in Developer Center
MacOS 9's Apple Menu is ridiculously featureless... 492 Views / 33 Replies  
MacOS 9's Apple Menu is ridiculously featureless for a so-called "pro" user. It doesn't support drag+drop. The only hierarchy you can have are folders (unlike say Now Menus which will show every...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 18, 2001 at 03:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Let's not forget that on the mac there were about... 468 Views / 18 Replies  
Let's not forget that on the mac there were about 50 viruses total, most of them benign.

I've been using macs constantly since 1986 and only had one infection (the annoying yet harmless nVIR)...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 12:28 PM, in Mac OS X
One of the keys to using multiple applications... 537 Views / 31 Replies  
One of the keys to using multiple applications efficiently is being able to see all of them. Virtual screens defeats this. Reminds me of windows 3.1
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 12:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Like I said there is no CPU overhead if nothing... 392 Views / 12 Replies  
Like I said there is no CPU overhead if nothing is moving. Turn off the clock and don't move the cursor and no CPU is used by Quartz. No sense in exiting Quartz using >console
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 12:11 PM, in Mac OS X
I was expecting OS X to cost $300. You... 449 Views / 48 Replies  
I was expecting OS X to cost $300.

You people are unrealistic, $99? sheesh

Apple has hired expensive software engineers for YEARS to get OS X on the shelf.

Fact is OS development is always...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 12:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Linux is worth less than $0 449 Views / 48 Replies  
Linux is worth less than $0
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 12:02 PM, in Mac OS X
There already is a TeX to PDF converter so Apple... 1,306 Views / 144 Replies  
There already is a TeX to PDF converter so Apple doesn't need to support that.

Let them work on things more important like PDF 1.4 support.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 11:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Yea, 'poof' is bad |-) It should play a... 661 Views / 63 Replies  
Yea, 'poof' is bad |-)

It should play a Homer Simpson "yoink!"
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 11:51 AM, in Mac OS X
Wouldn't pause be better? 3,569 Views / 360 Replies  
Wouldn't pause be better?
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 11:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Bear with me while I add three points. 1)... 492 Views / 33 Replies  
Bear with me while I add three points.

1) MacOS 9 has progressed to the point that DAs and Control Panels are launched as applications and don't need to be in the Apple Menu. Personally I wouldn't...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:25 AM, in Mac OS X
1) No idea but the swap files are currently on... 436 Views / 9 Replies  
1) No idea but the swap files are currently on the boot partition (not on their own partition)

2-4) Look up CDSA, OS X supports it. If you don't support CDSA you'll be using an entirely different...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 15, 2001 at 05:29 AM, in Mac OS X
BeOS isn't faster once you consider what Quartz... 392 Views / 12 Replies  
BeOS isn't faster once you consider what Quartz is and what it can do. Calling Quartz overhead is like calling GIFs on a web page overhead.

There is no "Window Manager". Quartz doesn't take any...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 15, 2001 at 05:17 AM, in Mac OS X
The bottleneck could have been based on the fact... 500 Views / 18 Replies  
The bottleneck could have been based on the fact you have to allocate a new block of memory every time a new size is displayed, or the bottleneck could have been in Cocoa. The speed is not determined...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 15, 2001 at 05:08 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't think your article covered all of the... 468 Views / 18 Replies  
I don't think your article covered all of the potential problems and suggested may complex unnecessary solutions.

1) Just because one process has root access doesn't mean others do. In fact they...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 15, 2001 at 04:59 AM, in Mac OS X
1) Drivers! iMate driver, Wacom Tablet... 747 Views / 54 Replies  
1) Drivers!

iMate driver, Wacom Tablet driver, Cyborg 3D driver, RagePro support would be nice.

2) Mac Word Processor

Since I specified 'Mac' that means NOT WORD! I use WordPerfect 3.5 which...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 15, 2001 at 03:47 AM, in Mac OS X
The power commands would be the Desktop.app's... 492 Views / 33 Replies  
The power commands would be the Desktop.app's dock menu. Just ctrl-click the Desktop in the dock, viola.

This is a lot more consistent than some curious icon in the menu bar.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 12, 2001 at 09:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Arg! The ghost of the Apple Menu 492 Views / 33 Replies  
The special items in the Apple Menu could have more logically been placed in the Desktop's contextual dock menu.

The Apple Menu in OS X serves no purpose. I haven't used the Apple Menu in MacOS in...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 12, 2001 at 07:31 AM, in Mac OS X
You know, you would stop dragging windows around... 430 Views / 9 Replies  
You know, you would stop dragging windows around so much if you would stop using the desktop. After I stopped using the desktop I found that to be true.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 12, 2001 at 06:34 AM, in Mac OS X
FYI I made a folder action to solve a temporary... 433 Views / 7 Replies  
FYI I made a folder action to solve a temporary problem. modarchive insanely distributed zipped files without the extension so when you decompress them they end up like file.xm.1

So I changed...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 12, 2001 at 06:31 AM, in Mac OS X
Window Shade only sucks when the title bar is as... 716 Views / 75 Replies  
Window Shade only sucks when the title bar is as wide as the window. It's awesome when the title bar is only as wide as the title.

Try the NeuTech theme to test my point.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Sell addictive substances for money? That's what... 384 Views / 20 Replies  
Sell addictive substances for money? That's what Apple does!
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Geez, you people are waaay off. What Steve... 445 Views / 46 Replies  
Geez, you people are waaay off.

What Steve was referring to when he said 'multiple finders' was that the Finder is no longer necessary. The Finder used to BE the system, not part of or a necessary...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Last I read, Office for OS X merely means it will... 389 Views / 27 Replies  
Last I read, Office for OS X merely means it will run in Classic without problem.

Screw Office anyway, get Nisus 6 or something.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Well for the use you just described there is no... 335 Views / 6 Replies  
Well for the use you just described there is no point. In OS X no RAM is wasted, it's all cache if it isn't being used for somehting else. Buy a Gig of RAM and all frequently used files will be...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey Adobe! When the hey are you going to... 375 Views / 16 Replies  
Hey Adobe!

When the hey are you going to publish the PDF 1.4 specification?!
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:04 AM, in Mac OS X
I thought the issue was saving a session so that... 343 Views / 18 Replies  
I thought the issue was saving a session so that a user could login and enter the computer as he left it, something I would find more useful.

As for remote display it's possible using a PDF...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 07:00 AM, in Mac OS X
By the way, NEVER doubt the powers of strobe! ... 432 Views / 22 Replies  
By the way, NEVER doubt the powers of strobe!


Muhuhahahahaa

BTW Nostradamus said in the turn of the millennium a village idiot would become the leader of the most powerful nation in the...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 06:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Fortunately for you mortals, I'm psychic... ... 432 Views / 22 Replies  
Fortunately for you mortals, I'm psychic...

Apple will release OS X with a slimmed-down 9.1.x which will not include a lot of the useless crap which we don't need in Classic like Network Browser,...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 06:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Other than better drag+drop support (which is... 464 Views / 9 Replies  
Other than better drag+drop support (which is surely coming) single window mode (like the original) and faster booting, it's perfect as it is.
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 06:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Let's get some things straight: a) The new... 661 Views / 63 Replies  
Let's get some things straight:

a) The new Dock is spring-loaded. Just put the mac volume there and you can navigate the entire hierarchy.

b) spring-loaded folders were never as good as Now...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 06:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, use xFiles search for it on... 256 Views / 1 Replies  
Yes, use xFiles

search for it on versiontracker
Posted by strobe, on Jan 11, 2001 at 06:18 AM, in Developer Center
There are two reasons I don't use OmniWeb 1)... 308 Views / 11 Replies  
There are two reasons I don't use OmniWeb

1) IE 5's url completion behavior makes browsing a LOT easier. Typically I only need to type a couple characters and the URL I want is in the list. IE 5's...
Posted by strobe, on Jan 9, 2001 at 05:02 AM, in Mac OS X
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