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I live in London, but I'm going up to the opening... 562 Views / 6 Replies  
I live in London, but I'm going up to the opening of the Birmingham store (will be much more fun!). I want to get one of those free T-Shirts (I already have a London one from when it opened, gonna...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 26, 2005 at 04:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes that does work, if you have the two disc DVD... 454 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes that does work, if you have the two disc DVD install/restore disc set that I know of. I've done it myself and know it works.

There should be an installer package called "Install Bundled...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 25, 2005 at 04:41 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm glad somebody is actually backing me up here... 7,844 Views / 35 Replies  
I'm glad somebody is actually backing me up here on my theory.



From my previous experience, what you are talking about is normally refered to as part of the motherboard chipset, I have never...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 24, 2005 at 01:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, I already mentioned that this was the case... 7,844 Views / 35 Replies  
Yes, I already mentioned that this was the case in my original post (you did read it, right!?!), Firewire itself is not required the required component. I'm not sure what you mean by "logic board...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 24, 2005 at 04:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Tiger system requirements in depth (why the older systems were dropped) 7,844 Views / 35 Replies  
As a lot of us on here already know, Tiger requires a Mac with Built-in Firewire.

But it's not the Built-in Firewire that is what Tiger actually requires - it's just a uniquely identifiable...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 23, 2005 at 06:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Rev C: 400MHz, 500MHz, 600MHz (16MB ATi Rage 128... 1,291 Views / 18 Replies  
Rev C: 400MHz, 500MHz, 600MHz (16MB ATi Rage 128 Ultra)

Let me amend that detail, AFAIK the 400Mhz model still had an 8MB Ati Rage Pro 128, only middle and top configuration had the 16MB ATi Rage...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 23, 2005 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ok then, I guess you are genuine. If... 1,186 Views / 20 Replies  
Ok then, I guess you are genuine.

If clicking Restart when prompted, try what the other posters have suggested:-

- Selecting the DVD as the startup disk in "Startup Disk" under "System...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 23, 2005 at 05:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Hahahaha.... Burn the disc using "Disk... 1,186 Views / 20 Replies  
Hahahaha....

Burn the disc using "Disk Utility" and not "Toast".

LMAO!
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 23, 2005 at 03:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm willing to bet a lot of money that he's... 335 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm willing to bet a lot of money that he's trying to put a restore DVD into his tray-loading iMac.
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 16, 2005 at 03:11 PM, in Mac OS X
More likely it will discourage new users from... 1,454 Views / 23 Replies  
More likely it will discourage new users from running Classic applications alltogether (which running Classic itself does already for a lot of people)- which from my point of view might be a good...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 16, 2005 at 03:00 PM, in Mac OS X
This has been covered by me here... 379 Views / 6 Replies  
This has been covered by me here (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=233212) and here (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=252152) .

The short answer to the original question is No, you...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 16, 2005 at 02:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Point taken. I have to say though, I'm one... 1,454 Views / 23 Replies  
Point taken.

I have to say though, I'm one of those people who thinks Classic needs to be spun off from the main OS and into a standalone application (which it technically already is) which is...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 16, 2005 at 02:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I've gotten a few Private PMs about this, so I... 699 Views / 7 Replies  
I've gotten a few Private PMs about this, so I thought I'd follow up:

Right I don't want to give the game away (because Apple may just decide to modify their installer packages if they hear people...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 16, 2005 at 01:57 PM, in Mac OS X
This is a joke right? Every Mac now ships with a... 1,454 Views / 23 Replies  
This is a joke right? Every Mac now ships with a DVD drive as standard, these discs are meant to only be used the machines they are bundled with. What the rest of the world is using is totally...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 16, 2005 at 05:07 AM, in Mac OS X
Macs now ship with double layer software Restore DVD, and Mac OS 9 CD 1,454 Views / 23 Replies  
For those who want to be in the know:

Originally, over the past year, all Macs shipped with a set of two standard single layer (4.7GB) DVDs, for installing Mac OS X and the bundled applications...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 15, 2005 at 04:54 PM, in Mac OS X
I think IBM ThinkPads are still pretty good... 3,907 Views / 76 Replies  
I think IBM ThinkPads are still pretty good laptops.

I setup a client with a ThinkPad R45.

It's a Centrino laptop running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

In XP SP2 the Wireless networking has...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 25, 2005 at 07:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Right, it's great to see that nobody seems... 480 Views / 4 Replies  
Right, it's great to see that nobody seems interested in saying anything.

I found out a couple of answers for myself :-

- The Rev A and B models only have one fan (I don't know about later...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 14, 2005 at 06:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
To be honest, I mainly empty the Font Cache, as... 1,726 Views / 33 Replies  
To be honest, I mainly empty the Font Cache, as it is frequently corrupted by Suitcase and QuarkXPress, and needs to be emptied out every now and again for Fonts to display properly in those...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 13, 2005 at 07:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Just how is what I'm doing dangerous? In my... 1,726 Views / 33 Replies  
Just how is what I'm doing dangerous?

In my original post:-

- Was I stating my opinion as fact: No

- Was I telling anyone what they should do: No

- Would have following my example put...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 13, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Let me tell you that I am certainly not one of... 1,726 Views / 33 Replies  
Let me tell you that I am certainly not one of those people. I don't think it's necessary to Repair Permissions if you're not having any problems, but it does help to be aware that it exists when you...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 13, 2005 at 03:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Why do you have such a big chip on your shoulder... 1,726 Views / 33 Replies  
Why do you have such a big chip on your shoulder over this?

I don't think that anywhere in my comments did I declare my previous experience with Mac OS X as being conclusive, or as the basis of...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 13, 2005 at 11:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Rev A, 12 inch Powerbook G4, failing fan. 480 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi guys,

I thought I'd post in here before I think about consulting Apple about it.

I own an original 12 inch Powerbook G4 (Revision A) which I've had for about two years now (since the first...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 13, 2005 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Norton Systemworks / Norton Utilies software... 1,726 Views / 33 Replies  
Norton Systemworks / Norton Utilies software development for Windows and Macintosh have stopped, period.

The current version they are selling will be the last, and when they stop selling that the...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 12, 2005 at 09:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah I think a lot of people are getting pissed... 1,581 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah I think a lot of people are getting pissed off that they have to pay an installation fee if they want Airport and/or Bluetooth and/or 512MB RAM in their Mac mini.

Particularly if they're told...
Posted by mikerally, on Feb 20, 2005 at 06:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Try upgrading to Panther? *shrug* Jaguar is... 316 Views / 4 Replies  
Try upgrading to Panther? *shrug*

Jaguar is full of bugs, in particular a good couple of ones I knew was the Trash being unable to empty locked items (despite holding down the option key),...
Posted by mikerally, on Feb 18, 2005 at 04:29 PM, in Mac OS X
I remember this problem, there was lots of talk... 726 Views / 12 Replies  
I remember this problem, there was lots of talk about it when the firmware update came out and lots of people were complaining that their 3rd party memory no longer was "seen".

Basically, the...
Posted by mikerally, on Feb 17, 2005 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm very well aware of the fact that they are... 832 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm very well aware of the fact that they are entirely different GPUs. My statements were merely to point out what their laptop equilvilent was (e.g. what to check against if you had a Powerbook G4)...
Posted by mikerally, on Feb 8, 2005 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi there, Motion requires a G4 or G5 based... 832 Views / 14 Replies  
Hi there,

Motion requires a G4 or G5 based Mac with one of the following graphics cards:

nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL,
nVidia GeForce 6800 GT DDL,
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra (or nVidia...
Posted by mikerally, on Feb 8, 2005 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well I never said that they sold out (infact I... 2,930 Views / 64 Replies  
Well I never said that they sold out (infact I don't even know, I don't have time to go down to the store at the moment or phone up to check).

Remember this is a flagship store we're talking...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 30, 2005 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
No one mentioned if the Mac mini is in stock at... 2,930 Views / 64 Replies  
No one mentioned if the Mac mini is in stock at the Apple Store London Regent Street.

A friend of mine told me they just got them in stock this weekend, and there was a queue of 300 people to buy...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 30, 2005 at 07:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Take a few minutes to actually read through... 864 Views / 10 Replies  
Take a few minutes to actually read through Apple's own Mac mini homepage, and you'll be surprised to see the Mac mini already supports both S-Video and and Composite Video output to a TV screen.
...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 28, 2005 at 05:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is good news. I'm very keen to see how... 7,887 Views / 37 Replies  
This is good news.

I'm very keen to see how the Seagate Momentus 2.5 inch 100GB 7200RPM drive will fare against the Hitachi when it comes out soon.

Checking out Tom's Hardware Guide, there's a...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 28, 2005 at 05:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am interested in the very same thing, and will... 785 Views / 7 Replies  
I am interested in the very same thing, and will be watching this topic closely.

I'm very curious to see how 3rd party drives will fare in the Mini.

I'm looking forward to seeing any attempts...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 24, 2005 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wrong. There have been plenty of VW ads that have... 1,910 Views / 49 Replies  
Wrong. There have been plenty of VW ads that have been localised for the UK, examples are:

- 30 Years of the VW Golf Ad, the follows the history of a guy's VW Golf sold on to different people over...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 23, 2005 at 12:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't afford to live in London, one of these... 1,002 Views / 31 Replies  
I can't afford to live in London, one of these days I'm going to be forced to leave when I run out of money.
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 23, 2005 at 12:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPod Shuffle available in the Apple Store London 550 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi guys,

just so you know, the 512MB iPod shuffle is available in the Apple Store London (Regent's Street).

They say they won't get any of the 1GB ones until February.

Anyway I went a bought...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 14, 2005 at 06:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah I do but I'm too lazy to update my sig. Yeah... 3,282 Views / 82 Replies  
Yeah I do but I'm too lazy to update my sig. Yeah I know that means it's couple of years old, LOL, but I guess I'm just that lazy. ;)

Infact at some point, when I can be bothered, I'm gonna ditch...
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 11, 2005 at 05:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is a great opportunity to invoke Godwin's... 3,282 Views / 82 Replies  
This is a great opportunity to invoke Godwin's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law)
Posted by mikerally, on Jan 10, 2005 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi I don't know if you guys have been following... 5,539 Views / 46 Replies  
Hi I don't know if you guys have been following AppleInsider as closely as I have, but sometime in August this year I think, they reported that Apple was rumored to be writing a brand new version of...
Posted by mikerally, on Dec 1, 2004 at 06:40 PM, in Applications
The nVidia GeForce FX 5200 you already have, has... 912 Views / 13 Replies  
The nVidia GeForce FX 5200 you already have, has support for CoreImage, CoreVideo and etc in Tiger. The ATI Radeon 9000 and 9200 cards do not.

You can pretty much consider switching to those...
Posted by mikerally, on Oct 31, 2004 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just a bit of information for you guys: The... 699 Views / 7 Replies  
Just a bit of information for you guys:

The PowerMac G5 ships with 3 software discs (2x DVDs and 1x CD).

The 2x DVDs are the "Software Install and Restore" discs.

The first disc is bootable...
Posted by mikerally, on Oct 26, 2004 at 03:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah I just checked on the PowerMac G5 we have at... 855 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah I just checked on the PowerMac G5 we have at work.

You get two Mac OS X install/restore DVDs with it, and the third disc is a hybrid Apple Hardware Test CD/Extra Applications CD. This disc...
Posted by mikerally, on Sep 26, 2004 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
A Question for iMac G5 Owners... 855 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi there,

Could any iMac G5 owners please confirm the following for me...

I was told that the iMac G5 no longer ships with a Mac OS 9 System Folder pre-installed (for use with the Classic...
Posted by mikerally, on Sep 25, 2004 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Orange UK are pretty helpful too, one of the data... 878 Views / 5 Replies  
Orange UK are pretty helpful too, one of the data techs (level 3 support people) there (which I got through to after about 5 mins) introduced me to Ross Barkman's homepage and pretty much told me...
Posted by mikerally, on Aug 16, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually in British English (the official English... 2,563 Views / 53 Replies  
Actually in British English (the official English language of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and all former British Colonies that continue to use English such as South Africa and many many...
Posted by mikerally, on Aug 16, 2004 at 03:42 PM, in Mac OS X
New eMac: Remarkable Price Drop in the UK 590 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm sure you all know that Apple made a fairly major (and somewhat overdue) upgrade to the eMac line on Tuesday.

After finding out what was new, I kept my eye on the UK Apple Store for the new...
Posted by mikerally, on Apr 14, 2004 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I work in a office where we have iMac DV 400s and... 921 Views / 20 Replies  
I work in a office where we have iMac DV 400s and eMac 800s side by side, both running Panther, both with 256MB of RAM.

I can tell you now, as far as running Mac OS X is concerned, the eMac runs...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 21, 2004 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually the motherboards in the 1.25Ghz Firewire... 1,267 Views / 17 Replies  
Actually the motherboards in the 1.25Ghz Firewire 400 Mirrored Drive Door PowerMac (that boots Mac OS 9 and X) and the 1.42Ghz Firewire 800 MDD PowerMac (that just boots X) are different.

They...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 18, 2004 at 08:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Before iPhoto had the edit button (so I could... 733 Views / 22 Replies  
Before iPhoto had the edit button (so I could open my photos in Photoshop as I browsed them in iPhoto) - I used to browse through my thumbnails in iPhoto and then I'd Command-Click all the ones I...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 14, 2004 at 06:33 AM, in Mac OS X
The pricing scheme is quite strange. You... 11,360 Views / 120 Replies  
The pricing scheme is quite strange.

You could have bought an original bondi blue iMac 233Mhz in August 1998 running Mac OS 8.1 and still upgrade to Mac OS X 10.3.2 for the same price as someone...
Posted by mikerally, on Mar 11, 2004 at 07:24 AM, in Mac OS X
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