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I really admired him. He was one of a kind. 5,596 Views / 216 Replies  
I really admired him. He was one of a kind.
Posted by pliny, on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Chrome is a good browser. It's very fast and... 1,390 Views / 24 Replies  
Chrome is a good browser. It's very fast and uncluttered. This is a decent beta.

Omniweb's my main browser though.:cool:
Posted by pliny, on Dec 19, 2009 at 08:36 AM, in Applications
I have this problem on my iMac also. While the... 700 Views / 5 Replies  
I have this problem on my iMac also. While the Airport connection is hooking back up after sleep, I can't even access any other apps but the finder. It takes about 10-15 seconds.

I have opendns...
Posted by pliny, on Jul 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM, in Networking
Speaking of Firefox...does it use the keychain... 16,606 Views / 403 Replies  
Speaking of Firefox...does it use the keychain yet? I could never get over how it never used it. :sleep:
Posted by pliny, on Mar 23, 2009 at 04:27 PM, in Applications
Get the iMac if you can afford it. The Mini might... 3,064 Views / 28 Replies  
Get the iMac if you can afford it. The Mini might be "good enough" for what you want to do right now but don't you tend to end up wanting to do more stuff with your computer the more you develop?
...
Posted by pliny, on Mar 21, 2009 at 11:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
I dunno. I think the iMac is a fine prosumer... 5,833 Views / 160 Replies  
I dunno. I think the iMac is a fine prosumer desktop. Some of the graphics components of the OS tend to make up for some hardware. We have several of them for heavy production and they hold up better...
Posted by pliny, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, OW has had this for years. The feature... 16,606 Views / 403 Replies  
Yes, OW has had this for years. The feature allows for storable sessions and "groupings" of windows.
Doesn't Firefox do this now as well--the session aware stuff.
Posted by pliny, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:46 PM, in Applications
One of the Apple stores here only has the 1500... 5,833 Views / 160 Replies  
One of the Apple stores here only has the 1500 iMac out on display. It seemed to work fine..even snappy™....of course I wasn't playing "The Quake LXIII omg!!!!111!" on it so it really could be...
Posted by pliny, on Mar 10, 2009 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wonder how hot the iMac would get with one of... 5,833 Views / 160 Replies  
I wonder how hot the iMac would get with one of the ATI 4850 cards in there and one of these down-the-line CPUs you guys are talking about.

One of the design limitaitons of all AIO's is heat;...
Posted by pliny, on Mar 9, 2009 at 08:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
I can't buy the "final 5" storyline the way it's... 232,877 Views / 4,986 Replies  
I can't buy the "final 5" storyline the way it's played out. It seems very convoluted to me.
Posted by pliny, on Mar 7, 2009 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is a decent rolllout. You can get an iMac... 5,833 Views / 160 Replies  
This is a decent rolllout. You can get an iMac for 1199. The 2.66 is a decent machine, but I wonder how long it will hold up with the graphics.

I'm surprised at the ship times for some of the BTO...
Posted by pliny, on Mar 7, 2009 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
whoa when did this happen.:eek: 1,065 Views / 44 Replies  
whoa when did this happen.:eek:
Posted by pliny, on Feb 3, 2007 at 08:52 AM, in Feedback
Camino is a good browser. I think most of the... 1,145 Views / 20 Replies  
Camino is a good browser. I think most of the complaints about Gecko have focused on Firefox as the front end for Gecko and not Gecko itself.

But what do I know, I use Omniweb. :cool:
Posted by pliny, on Dec 2, 2006 at 04:29 PM, in Applications
Another good reason to buy a Mac tower--to open... 1,022 Views / 17 Replies  
Another good reason to buy a Mac tower--to open up all your ichats at once!
Posted by pliny, on Dec 2, 2006 at 10:39 AM, in Applications
If anyone knows of a program to password protect... 996 Views / 9 Replies  
If anyone knows of a program to password protect folders and files in the finder, why not post a link to it? :thumbsup:
Posted by pliny, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:27 AM, in Mac OS X
One of the problems I had with 2.0 also (I enjoy... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
One of the problems I had with 2.0 also (I enjoy trying out various browsers) is freezing and on many java sites, crashing. Camino doesn't have the problem and it is gecko; I can't speak to the...
Posted by pliny, on Nov 5, 2006 at 09:07 AM, in Applications
If the way the Firefox evangelists here describe... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
If the way the Firefox evangelists here describe Firefox and what Mac users want out of their browsers was accurate, then Firefox would be much more commonly used. Wouldn't it?

It seems pretty...
Posted by pliny, on Nov 4, 2006 at 08:14 AM, in Applications
I don't really much see your point. I look for a... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
I don't really much see your point. I look for a browser that has good features that work (unlike Firefox) and interface consistency. And that is as integrated as much as possible with the OS....
Posted by pliny, on Nov 1, 2006 at 02:29 PM, in Applications
Lost me there. I don't fire up the web to access... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
Lost me there. I don't fire up the web to access the web. I fire up a browser. If that browser can leverage underlying feartures of the OS to improve this, this is a plus.

One of the problems with...
Posted by pliny, on Nov 1, 2006 at 10:55 AM, in Applications
If by feature-filled you mean the extensions, ok.... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
If by feature-filled you mean the extensions, ok. I personally haven't seen any extensions worth using, but as usual this is preference.

I assume "shiny things" is your way of describing, an...
Posted by pliny, on Nov 1, 2006 at 09:26 AM, in Applications
Why are Firefox lovers so touchy about complaints... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
Why are Firefox lovers so touchy about complaints about the browser? Is it because you think everyone should love it, or what? The browser needs alot of work on the Mac. We have been saying this for...
Posted by pliny, on Nov 1, 2006 at 08:51 AM, in Applications
Firefox has crashed alot on some java pages. I... 2,293 Views / 65 Replies  
Firefox has crashed alot on some java pages. I don't remember which ones and don't care because I always try out Firefox on the Mac then end up deleting it from my hard drive. It does not look or...
Posted by pliny, on Oct 30, 2006 at 01:55 PM, in Applications
The setup disks are a bit redundant if you know... 17,645 Views / 44 Replies  
The setup disks are a bit redundant if you know how to navigate a router's web interface and just set it up. Usually with a Mac it's fine just to plug the router in and the Mac autoconnects. This is...
Posted by pliny, on Sep 18, 2006 at 10:44 AM, in Networking
yeah, I know routers support Ethernet! :eek: ... 17,645 Views / 44 Replies  
yeah, I know routers support Ethernet! :eek:

They're supposed to work fine across any system. BUT. In my experience with several routers in different brands across several systems Mac & PC, it...
Posted by pliny, on Sep 16, 2006 at 09:08 PM, in Networking
I returned my Linksys WRTG v.6 for a D-Link... 17,645 Views / 44 Replies  
I returned my Linksys WRTG v.6 for a D-Link WBR-1310. The Linksys kept flaking out and every machine would lose connectity. It did, however, have fast throughput when it worked.

The Dlink is a...
Posted by pliny, on Sep 16, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Networking
There is a big thread over at Apple discussions... 17,645 Views / 44 Replies  
There is a big thread over at Apple discussions about Macbooks and Macbook Pros hosing Linksys-routed networks. Check out My Macbook Drops connection regularly!...
Posted by pliny, on Sep 15, 2006 at 10:25 AM, in Networking
VoIP—how is it? 369 Views / 1 Replies  
I've seen some pretty good deals on VoIP and am wondering how those of us using it, like it. Could you tell us your service provider and experiences and/or setup?

I've had a few friends use it and...
Posted by pliny, on Sep 4, 2006 at 09:35 AM, in Networking
Poll: Is anybody using these new VoIP routers and... 1,130 Views / 14 Replies  
Is anybody using these new VoIP routers and modems? Some of them are combo units. I've seen a couple but haven't looked at them much.
Posted by pliny, on Sep 4, 2006 at 09:31 AM, in Networking
Appleworks on the Intel Macs works just fine. It... 912 Views / 15 Replies  
Appleworks on the Intel Macs works just fine. It loads and runs much faster than MS Office. The database module works great. It is simple and small.

You can't install directly from disks since it...
Posted by pliny, on Sep 1, 2006 at 05:07 PM, in Applications
The guys at NeoOffice obviously are up against... 2,139 Views / 45 Replies  
The guys at NeoOffice obviously are up against quite a few people. They're only a couple of guys against the Office team at at the MacBU. So pretty good work all in all. It seems they're doing good...
Posted by pliny, on Aug 31, 2006 at 08:22 AM, in Applications
Poll: What's Your Router/Network Setup?+Poll 1,130 Views / 14 Replies  
I recently switched from a Netgear wireless router (WGR614v.4) to a Linksys wireless router (WRG54T v.6). The Linksys has a much better speed and range than the Netgear, especially with security. The...
Posted by pliny, on Aug 30, 2006 at 08:12 PM, in Networking
I haven't looked at NeoOffice or OpenOffice on... 2,139 Views / 45 Replies  
I haven't looked at NeoOffice or OpenOffice on the Mac until now. I thought the application was slow to launch. Redraws were slow too. I was surprised that the entire thing is one application like...
Posted by pliny, on Aug 29, 2006 at 09:05 AM, in Applications
$200 is a steal. It is an excellent machine you... 933 Views / 12 Replies  
$200 is a steal. It is an excellent machine you can do alot with.
Posted by pliny, on Aug 18, 2006 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Um, I don't know. Why don't you go get it checked... 932 Views / 8 Replies  
Um, I don't know. Why don't you go get it checked out at an Apple Store or something. Here at MacNN no one can check it out for you.
Posted by pliny, on Aug 16, 2006 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently picked up a 13" white Macbook. I... 932 Views / 8 Replies  
I recently picked up a 13" white Macbook. I haven't calibrated my battery yet. Going to battery and checking time, shows 4:45 remaining. Pretty good. In fact for a nice bright screen, 5400 rpm drive...
Posted by pliny, on Aug 16, 2006 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It works very great. Fast browser that doesn't... 1,672 Views / 23 Replies  
It works very great. Fast browser that doesn't hang anywhere like safari. Good work omni. The save as web archive is nice.
Posted by pliny, on Jul 21, 2006 at 04:02 PM, in Applications
There is a Dell laptop i use on occassion that is... 8,119 Views / 111 Replies  
There is a Dell laptop i use on occassion that is so hot omg it almost burned me, in fact I think it did cause me a serious burn! Stupid thread alright.

And this is a Dell laptop that is a couple...
Posted by pliny, on Jul 13, 2006 at 06:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
this is a problem with my safari as well, it's... 23,879 Views / 32 Replies  
this is a problem with my safari as well, it's bad. i just use another browser.
Posted by pliny, on Jul 9, 2006 at 10:29 AM, in Applications
Why the big secret? If people want to use the... 6,337 Views / 116 Replies  
Why the big secret? If people want to use the public sneakypeek they need the dmg password to load the disk image.

The dmg password is "bring your own support" (no quotation marks).

Check out...
Posted by pliny, on May 1, 2006 at 07:47 AM, in Applications
I just stopped to see what was going on at Macnn... 7,184 Views / 121 Replies  
I just stopped to see what was going on at Macnn and...oh is this thread still going? :bicker:
Posted by pliny, on Apr 21, 2006 at 02:23 PM, in Mac OS X
bad thread name. what about, "windows twice... 7,184 Views / 121 Replies  
bad thread name.

what about, "windows twice as fast as os x on this one fps test i did on WoW and since WoW makes me cream myself i am seeing red and starting this thread"
Posted by pliny, on Apr 20, 2006 at 06:48 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm surprised the price went up $100. I'd rather... 19,603 Views / 383 Replies  
I'm surprised the price went up $100. I'd rather have a G4 mini because it is cheaper and all the software I use runs natively on it.
Posted by pliny, on Mar 2, 2006 at 08:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am very disappointed in Safari. It started out... 3,824 Views / 48 Replies  
I am very disappointed in Safari. It started out quite fast and bug free but since 2.0, has been uneven. Pages don't load properly and there are always delays in loading. Cookie management is poor....
Posted by pliny, on Feb 14, 2006 at 04:25 PM, in Applications
Scrabble on ( is good too, is there an X... 3,862 Views / 54 Replies  
Scrabble on ( is good too, is there an X version???
Posted by pliny, on Jan 24, 2006 at 12:02 PM, in Mac OS X
I thought the autocorrect would be cool but apart... 3,525 Views / 71 Replies  
I thought the autocorrect would be cool but apart from auto-cap and the other prebuilt corrections, the autocorrect is limited to what you tell it to autocorrect. WTF? I have to program Pages?? ...
Posted by pliny, on Jan 20, 2006 at 03:53 PM, in Applications
This would be great, and a first for Apple... 20,212 Views / 245 Replies  
This would be great, and a first for Apple iMacs/all-in-ones if I remember right. We'd be able to swap out the cpu. :cool:
Posted by pliny, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ah yes, we are all old timers, we know that Apple... 8,829 Views / 158 Replies  
Ah yes, we are all old timers, we know that Apple likes to ThinkSecret™ and drop little surprises that come with nice new programs and features. HOWEVER (clearing throat). If recent data are true it...
Posted by pliny, on Jan 13, 2006 at 02:08 PM, in Applications
I agree. I think the key word in your... 8,829 Views / 158 Replies  
I agree.


I think the key word in your reply is "pay"--I want to pay for stuff I'll use. Naturally I want to get a good deal--you don't? Ok. Apple should make it easier for more people to buy...
Posted by pliny, on Jan 13, 2006 at 10:32 AM, in Applications
Heh heh, what do you know about the costs to... 8,829 Views / 158 Replies  
Heh heh, what do you know about the costs to Apple of making this software or selling it???

I don't know what you mean by your statement that waiting for software last time means doing research or...
Posted by pliny, on Jan 13, 2006 at 09:13 AM, in Applications
Doesn't this comport with what Apple has been... 20,212 Views / 245 Replies  
Doesn't this comport with what Apple has been saying about its chip supply problems, the strongest proof of which is still no G5 chip suitable for a laptop?

Whatever the claims about the G5...
Posted by pliny, on Jan 13, 2006 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
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