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Poll: I purchased the modem dongle. To me, it was a no... 1,458 Views / 32 Replies  
I purchased the modem dongle. To me, it was a no brainer. You have to plug in a cable to your laptop anyways. I use a BlueTooth mouse when I'm not using the touch pad so I still have a USB port...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 25, 2006 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well this is my first test between my MBP and my... 5,536 Views / 75 Replies  
Well this is my first test between my MBP and my Dual G5:

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Aperture was open. With...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 15, 2006 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm back in business. Not sure what happened on... 5,536 Views / 75 Replies  
I'm back in business. Not sure what happened on mine, though it happened right after Aperture 1.1 install, but my main login account got hosed and had a disk error. Fixed disk error after booting...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 14, 2006 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hopefully not related, but my MBP is ailing now... 2,348 Views / 43 Replies  
Hopefully not related, but my MBP is ailing now after installing Aperture. My login is hosed, but a spare I created is working. Trying to repair now. Again, hopefully just a bad timing issue.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:49 PM, in Applications
I must have jinxed myself. My MBP is going crazy... 5,536 Views / 75 Replies  
I must have jinxed myself. My MBP is going crazy now after I installed Aperture, the 1.0.1 update and then the 1.1 update. I'm now stuck at a messed up desktop. Garh. Going to try boot from...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
100% satisfied. And them some. Absolutely the... 5,536 Views / 75 Replies  
100% satisfied. And them some. Absolutely the best laptop I've ever owned, and I've owned 4 laptops to date.

My config is in the sig and I have not had any issues with the laptop as far as its'...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 13, 2006 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I had some trouble when trying to install boot... 48,460 Views / 234 Replies  
I had some trouble when trying to install boot camp. It kept telling me to run disk utility because I needed a single partition with journaling. Something to that effect.

I ran repair...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 9, 2006 at 09:37 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
My MPB starts with W8608. Other than the unit... 960 Views / 11 Replies  
My MPB starts with W8608. Other than the unit getting a bit warm, possibly "hot", I am not having any of the issues others seem to report. Screen looks great. Superdrive burns CDs/DVDs just fine. ...
Posted by jhogarty, on Apr 4, 2006 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but when I run... 4,268 Views / 30 Replies  
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but when I run that command I do not get any output.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 31, 2006 at 05:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
35 here. Took the survey. I have not heard the... 996 Views / 19 Replies  
35 here. Took the survey. I have not heard the whine. I do get a bit annoyed when I have a CD/DVD in the drive and it spins up for a bit. But nothing to complain about.

Now, I think my ears...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 24, 2006 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have not seend a MBP specific one at our store... 7,083 Views / 28 Replies  
I have not seend a MBP specific one at our store in Jacksonville, FL. But really, the 15" Powerbook one fits fine. I've put it on and taken it off at least 100 times so far and not a scratch.
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Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 24, 2006 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I still use the thin protective sheet that... 1,093 Views / 15 Replies  
I still use the thin protective sheet that shipped with my MBP. Won't close the lid without it. My Dell weilding co-workers laugh at me, but they are just jealous. They sure want to come around a...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 24, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the black inCase one as well. Originally... 7,083 Views / 28 Replies  
I have the black inCase one as well. Originally intended for the 15" Powerbook. Yes it is a bit snug, but no it won't scratch the MBP (the zippers) unless you are really careless.

I sometimes...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 24, 2006 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
60 Seconds on a MacBook Pro 2.0GHz with 1GB Ram. ... 42,036 Views / 292 Replies  
60 Seconds on a MacBook Pro 2.0GHz with 1GB Ram. I had Camino open with 8 tabs, Photoshop CS2, and Text Wrangler.

Aside from Photoshop taking a little bit of time to start, I've not encounterd...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 3, 2006 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks hakstooy, I'll look into your two... 1,156 Views / 21 Replies  
Thanks hakstooy, I'll look into your two suggestions. I just nuked the "Test Drive" Office software and the Trial Quickbooks.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 3, 2006 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ya I noticed that Final Cut Pro studio took up a... 1,156 Views / 21 Replies  
Ya I noticed that Final Cut Pro studio took up a ton of space. I'm now down to 5.74GB and I started with a 100GB 7200RPM drive. I did notice that my iTunes library is taking up way too much space. ...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 3, 2006 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I installed the FCP Studio suite this evening. I... 1,156 Views / 21 Replies  
I installed the FCP Studio suite this evening. I didn't go into much detail with each app but they all did open. I was able to play a quick clip in FCP and flip through some templates in Motion. ...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 3, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Zubro, I'm a "switcher". iMac -->... 1,156 Views / 21 Replies  
Zubro,

I'm a "switcher".
iMac --> kids/wife computer
Dual G5 --> 3d animiation, video editing, gaming computer (not a pro, just as hobby)
Mac Mini --> Home Server (Print/Fax)
MacBook Pro -->...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 2, 2006 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I haven't installed the FinalCut studio suite yet... 1,156 Views / 21 Replies  
I haven't installed the FinalCut studio suite yet since Aperture gives me that wonderful message about incompatible hardware. I'll install FCP studio this evening and give it a shot.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 2, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I picked up the Incase neoprene (sp?) sleeve for... 422,945 Views / 1,150 Replies  
I picked up the Incase neoprene (sp?) sleeve for my new MacBook Pro. I got the one that was previously sold for the 15" PowerBook. It is a little bit of a snug fit, but it works.

Now I'm looking...
Posted by jhogarty, on Mar 2, 2006 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll let you know how WoW works sometime next... 861 Views / 6 Replies  
I'll let you know how WoW works sometime next week. My MBP left Shanghai China today.

J...

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Posted by jhogarty, on Feb 23, 2006 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the "silent upgrade" Mac Mini. Purchased... 959 Views / 12 Replies  
I got the "silent upgrade" Mac Mini. Purchased the middle option Mini (Combo Drive) and added a Built-In Modem. My box had a drop-in CD/DVD for iLife '06.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Feb 13, 2006 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
I can confirm that, perhaps in today's (Tuesday)... 1,622 Views / 19 Replies  
I can confirm that, perhaps in today's (Tuesday) patch, I'm now running a universal binary. Doing a Get Info on the World of Warcraft.app shows:

Kind: Application (Universal)
Size: 14.9 MB
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Posted by jhogarty, on Feb 8, 2006 at 01:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ya I guess you could call it a "portal". Yes it... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
Ya I guess you could call it a "portal". Yes it would run over ethernet and it a bit slower. I wouldn't try running Modeler or Layout, but it should be fine for installing applications, launching...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 31, 2006 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Have you thought about using Chicken of the VNC... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
Have you thought about using Chicken of the VNC instead of a KVM? I just got a Mini last week to replace my Dell Server. I have it Headless right now and only connect via the Chicken of the VNC.
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Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 31, 2006 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just wanted to update since the Mini arrived... 987 Views / 13 Replies  
Just wanted to update since the Mini arrived today. It is one of the "Silent Upgrade" models. 1.5GHz with 64MB VRAM.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 27, 2006 at 07:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've been happy with all the Macs I purchased... 987 Views / 13 Replies  
I've been happy with all the Macs I purchased this last year. In addition to what is in my sig, I bought an eMac for my brother. While the display and speed are not as nice as an iMac, it is still...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 25, 2006 at 11:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I cancelled my order this afternoon because when... 65,115 Views / 767 Replies  
I cancelled my order this afternoon because when I called Apple they said they couldn't modify my order. Decided I wanted a 7200rpm drive. My new order now has a ship date of 2/24/06 and a delivery...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 25, 2006 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered one earlier this week. It shipped and... 987 Views / 13 Replies  
I ordered one earlier this week. It shipped and should be here next week at the latest. I post more info, especially if I get one of the silent upgrades. I did do a BTO by adding the modem.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 25, 2006 at 05:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
They will probably announce a new Mini next week... 802 Views / 9 Replies  
They will probably announce a new Mini next week after mine arrives. No matter, the one I'm getting will be fine for what I want - File/Print/Fax server. And hopefully work as a partial media...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 24, 2006 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, I'm still wondering why the heck did you... 2,961 Views / 33 Replies  
Sorry, I'm still wondering why the heck did you install Norton AV on your Mac?

Agree with jam8 - call Apple.

J...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 20, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Checked my order status yesterday. Expected... 65,115 Views / 767 Replies  
Checked my order status yesterday. Expected Delivery: February 21, 2006

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 20, 2006 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I ordered mine the only thing I changed was... 1,193 Views / 21 Replies  
When I ordered mine the only thing I changed was to add the USB Modem. Is there really a huge difference between the 5400rpm and 7200rpm drives? Worth the $100?

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 13, 2006 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Guess I'm one of the few that actually likes... 1,224 Views / 39 Replies  
Guess I'm one of the few that actually likes "MacBook Pro". /shrug.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 11, 2006 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My MacBook Pro I ordered has a modem. Sure it is... 65,115 Views / 767 Replies  
My MacBook Pro I ordered has a modem. Sure it is a dongle and it cost a few bucks. So what?

Is everyone overlooking that this new "book" comes with Front Row? iSight? iLife 06?

How many...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1. I wouldn't put too much into the... 65,115 Views / 767 Replies  
1. I wouldn't put too much into the "not-so-glittering reviews". Negative or Positive, there are few here that have had a chance to put the new MacBook Pro to the test.

2. Do you want to buy a...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 10, 2006 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Call me a sucka, but I ordered mine. Will post... 65,115 Views / 767 Replies  
Call me a sucka, but I ordered mine. Will post about it once I get it and have a few hours to play around.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 10, 2006 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would still like to see one of these in person.... 2,875 Views / 34 Replies  
I would still like to see one of these in person. I think one of our local mall's now has a Dell Kiosk so I might go take a look. I own 3 Dell LCD's (laptop 15" and two 18" for desktop) and use a...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 6, 2006 at 02:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison of the... 2,875 Views / 34 Replies  
I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison of the Dell vs. the Apple. I'd probably pay the extra few bills too just because the ACD looks so much nicer (the case/stand).

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 5, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I recently picked up a package deal... 468 Views / 3 Replies  
I recently picked up a package deal (http://bswusa.com/proditem.asp?item=PMD660PKG) from BSW (http://bswusa.com) which included a Marantz PMD6660, a Seinnheiser mic, Sony headphones and bag. The...
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 4, 2006 at 04:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Aye, thanks for the the clarification. Like you... 1,314 Views / 32 Replies  
Aye, thanks for the the clarification. Like you said, it fun, but I wouldn't use for navigation. :-)

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 3, 2006 at 02:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree it is pretty cool, but seems to be... 1,314 Views / 32 Replies  
I agree it is pretty cool, but seems to be outdated. When I used it a week or two ago, I realized the image was almost a year old.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 3, 2006 at 12:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd wait at least another week or so just in the... 453 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd wait at least another week or so just in the off chance we get some interesting news from Macworld.

J.
Posted by jhogarty, on Jan 1, 2006 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using Firefox for some time now. ... 398 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been using Firefox for some time now. Rarely do I use Safari, but that be changing. I was hearing others talk about how FF is using alot of memory. So I went to check it out and was shocked. ...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 23, 2005 at 04:40 PM, in Applications
I was surprsied as well when they suggested using... 1,291 Views / 21 Replies  
I was surprsied as well when they suggested using software RAID built in to Windows. However, I ran their diag program with both the Windows RAID and the 3Ware hardware RAID, the drives had higher...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 22, 2005 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know the technical reasons, but when I... 1,291 Views / 21 Replies  
I don't know the technical reasons, but when I setup my Newtek Video Toaster box (on Windows) the folks at Newtek strongly suggested using software RAID in windows and at RAID 0. Even though I have...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 21, 2005 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've been considering this option for my video... 1,291 Views / 21 Replies  
I've been considering this option for my video storage (to work with FCP):

miniG (http://www.transintl.com/store/category.cfm?Category=2600#top)

I want external storage because I do not spend...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 21, 2005 at 11:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Since we are so close to MacWorld I'd wait unless... 1,177 Views / 19 Replies  
Since we are so close to MacWorld I'd wait unless you have an urgent need. With that said, my 20" iMac has been running very well for some time. I've had two issues.

1. One time it sounded like...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 14, 2005 at 02:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
I downloaded the trial of Fluid Mask. I was... 614 Views / 3 Replies  
I downloaded the trial of Fluid Mask. I was hoping that I just didn't understand the software. But the results I got were not very good. I did a much better job doing what I needed, manually.

I...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 13, 2005 at 04:23 PM, in Applications
I've been using Cosmos (on both Windows/Mac) for... 2,144 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been using Cosmos (on both Windows/Mac) for a while. Keep wanting to switch to CTMod but haven't yet. For PC side, Cosmos has a *.exe that can update the plugins. On the Mac I just download,...
Posted by jhogarty, on Dec 12, 2005 at 01:03 AM, in Gaming
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