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iBook died 307 Views / 3 Replies  
Last night I left my G4 800 iBook running a freeware program called 'mpgtx' or something, in order to join 32 8 MB mpg files. This morning it appeared to be hung up on the first file so I quit the...
Posted by Aramas, on Feb 11, 2005 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quitting Finder? 346 Views / 3 Replies  
Has 10.3.7 disabled quitting Finder? I've tried shutting it down in Activity Monitor and also used Tinkertools to enable 'Q' quitting, but it just reloads itself after a few seconds.

The reason I...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 22, 2004 at 06:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Ah, okay :) I actually have had one of those. It... 1,181 Views / 41 Replies  
Ah, okay :) I actually have had one of those. It was during a period when I was installing and deleting heaps of freeware. Some of that stuff is a bit dodgy.
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 21, 2004 at 09:33 AM, in Mac OS X
What's a 'Kernel Panic'? 1,181 Views / 41 Replies  
I've heard it mentioned here often enough, usually along with 'spinning beach ball'. Is that the little spinning coloured thing on the cursor? If so, I get that a lot.
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 20, 2004 at 11:06 PM, in Mac OS X
The new video drivers in the latest OSX patch... 580 Views / 11 Replies  
The new video drivers in the latest OSX patch seem to have smoothed WoW out a bit. It seems to have gained a few fps and there's less 'snagging'.

Once Blizzard does a bit of optimisation for the...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 19, 2004 at 05:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I hope you're right :) If the 1.2 MHz offers a... 580 Views / 11 Replies  
I hope you're right :) If the 1.2 MHz offers a substantial boost then I'll upgrade. If it's the video card then it's either drop an extra $1k on a PowerBook (not going to happen), or wait for Apple...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 17, 2004 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
World of Warcraft on iBook 580 Views / 11 Replies  
I've been playing WoW on my G4 800 iBook, and while it's playable, it's a bit choppy - usually 10-15 fps, with drops to 4-6 fps in places.

The thing is, 800 MHz is underspec, but I suspect that...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 16, 2004 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies. I seem to have had... 268 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I seem to have had limited success by using a shorter cable, turning off the PPP echo packets and using the V92 script. I'll cross my fingers :)

I'm not using broadband for...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 9, 2004 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook modem 268 Views / 5 Replies  
I bought a second hand G4 800 iBook a few months ago, and the modem was so appallingly unreliable that I've been using an external usb modem. The internal modem commonly failed to connect up to 8...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 9, 2004 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Both, but I have no idea whether either work. I... 738 Views / 11 Replies  
Both, but I have no idea whether either work. I just know that it's fast and I'm happy with that :)
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 6, 2004 at 09:31 PM, in Applications
Cool Camino Thingie 738 Views / 11 Replies  
I've been fiddling around with Camino for a couple of months as a second browser. The inability to turn off animated gifs ruled it out for general use. Anyway, I recently found Camino Extra Prefs...
Posted by Aramas, on Dec 6, 2004 at 02:17 AM, in Applications
I tried MPlayer, but there are several problems. ... 46,919 Views / 25 Replies  
I tried MPlayer, but there are several problems.

Firstly, in typical Mac fashion, there's no apparent way of opening a .rx file on a webpage without downloading it first.

Secondly, MPlayer...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 27, 2004 at 09:09 PM, in Applications
I bought a bicycle once. It was shiny and... 1,603 Views / 53 Replies  
I bought a bicycle once. It was shiny and beautiful, but it turned out that the training wheels were welded on! I was horrified, but every time I mentioned it to other people with the same kind of...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 27, 2004 at 06:47 PM, in Applications
Sticky: Favourite freeware apps: Whamb... 186,055 Views / 547 Replies  
Favourite freeware apps:

Whamb (http://www.whamb.com/?heading=overview&lang=en) An excellent, simple mp3 player that does what I want, when I want it - rather than what iTunes wants.

NMP3...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 24, 2004 at 10:32 PM, in Applications
'3D' covers a wide variety of very specialised... 572 Views / 9 Replies  
'3D' covers a wide variety of very specialised software. Let us know exactly what you want to do and someone can point you in the right direction.
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 24, 2004 at 09:50 PM, in Applications
:D 46,919 Views / 25 Replies  
:D
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 24, 2004 at 09:44 PM, in Applications
Well, after reading the recommendations for OSX... 46,919 Views / 25 Replies  
Well, after reading the recommendations for OSX RealPlayer I went and had a look. After wading through ten pages of hard-sell spam and an unsolicited auto-download of the windows version (which I...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 23, 2004 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
'Real Alternative' for Mac? 46,919 Views / 25 Replies  
Is there any alternative to the vile, invasive, bloated, pos spy/nag/spamware that is RealPlayer? I used Real Alternative on Windows and it was great, but I've been unable to find anything similar...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 23, 2004 at 08:37 PM, in Applications
I've had a 12" for a couple of weeks now and I... 1,028 Views / 24 Replies  
I've had a 12" for a couple of weeks now and I love it. Seriously, if your going to take it anywhere you wouldn't want anything bigger.
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 21, 2004 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep - Civ III runs perfectly on my iBook G4 800,... 798 Views / 12 Replies  
Yep - Civ III runs perfectly on my iBook G4 800, and by installing from a disk image the CD is not required to play (very important to me). If rpg's are your thing then any of the Black Isle and...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 18, 2004 at 03:49 AM, in Gaming
I think i found it. It's called 'WordService'... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
I think i found it. It's called 'WordService' (http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/freeware/freeware.php) by Devon Technologies and it's freeware :)

They also have a bunch of other odds and...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 18, 2004 at 03:16 AM, in Applications
I don't have a 'convert' option in my services... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't have a 'convert' option in my services menu. Can anyone point me to a site that covers extensions for TextEdit?
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 17, 2004 at 10:57 PM, in Applications
Aha! Thanks. I gave it a try and it works. I... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
Aha! Thanks. I gave it a try and it works. I guess I'll have to get used to writing without training wheels. I always hated how MS software overrides the user as a matter of course. I turn off as...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 17, 2004 at 07:31 AM, in Applications
Fonts in TextEdit 631 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello all, I've just gotten my first Mac (an iBook), and I've transferred a document from Word into TextEdit. The problem I'm having is that the transferred stuff has quotation marks that are...
Posted by Aramas, on Oct 17, 2004 at 05:15 AM, in Applications
 
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