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Broke? 885 Views / 5 Replies  
Er, when you say it "broke", what do you mean? Something I should worry about or just avoid dropping it (done that before).

Pete
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 16, 2011 at 05:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Call of Duty 4 on new MBA 11in 834 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, I picked up the second level MacBook Air 11 inch computer a couple of weeks ago with an i5 processor and 4GB of ram. Today I installed my copy of Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare. And to my...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well. I ended up getting Office 2011. Got the... 989 Views / 11 Replies  
Well. I ended up getting Office 2011. Got the three license education version for 150 bucks. Let's see how long this one lasts before it doesn't work anymore.

Pete
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 13, 2011 at 02:17 AM, in Applications
Lion wiped out Office X 989 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, I got a new MB Air with Lion on it. And of course, it killed all of my PowerPC software that's been happily running for the last umpteen years. Office X is dead.

So the question is, which...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 5, 2011 at 02:50 PM, in Applications
Well, ended up getting the 1199 MacBook Air from... 1,356 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, ended up getting the 1199 MacBook Air from the Apple Store in Pasadena (i5/128GB) rather that ordering an i7. Just decided I didn't need the scant extra speed.

Can't comment on it as it's...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the reply, Allen. I just meant Hard... 1,356 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the reply, Allen. I just meant Hard Drive, knew it was the solid state one though.

I'm with ya on the screen real estate. It's just that I don't see any usable difference between the...
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
11in MacBook Air w/i7 - Thoughts? 1,356 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello all. I'm a few days away from pulling the trigger on an 11in MacBook Air with the 1.8 i7 option. It would have the standard 128 Gig HD and no other options.

I have as my home based...
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd get the Air in a heartbeat. As a matter of... 1,674 Views / 11 Replies  
I'd get the Air in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact, starting back in school (I'm an old dude) for MA #2 I'm going to pick up an Air in a couple of weeks. One caveat, though, I'm typing this on my...
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 23, 2011 at 05:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2007 24in. iMac Died - White Screen - Thoughts? 1,792 Views / 4 Replies  
My iMac just died today. I was working on it and started having problems with my mouse and a general slowness. I turned it off hoping it was a software issue and upon restart, well, it wouldn't. I...
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 26, 2010 at 08:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
12in Powerbook G4 867 Back in everyday service - advice? 868 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi all. I'm giving a friend who needs a good every day computer one of our old Macs, a Powerbook G4 867 12 inch. It's the non-DVI model with 40 gig HD etc. It currently has 640 mb of ram though I...
Posted by PeteWK, on Mar 24, 2010 at 03:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Why so many Alum Keyboard Upgrades 745 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm pretty sure we're on upgrade number forty-six or something like that. Why are there so many? Can't Apple get it right the eighth time?

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Oct 1, 2008 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I called Canon yesterday and got the goods on the... 316 Views / 2 Replies  
I called Canon yesterday and got the goods on the scanner part of the machine. It seems that the upgrade to 10.5 has impacted only the scanner portion of Canon's MP Navigator software. Everything...
Posted by PeteWK, on Nov 14, 2007 at 12:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Upgrade to 10.5 - Scanner Quit 316 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got a rather new 24 inch Aluminum iMac with the 2.4 processor and 4 gigs of ram. I upgraded the operating system software (10.5) last week and since then I haven't been able to convince my...
Posted by PeteWK, on Nov 13, 2007 at 04:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Comments on the New iMac Graphics Card 914 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm wondering what the current of thought is on the new Graphics Card in the higher end iMacs just released. I'll be purchasing a 24 inch model today from my local Apple Store. It will be a 2.8 if...
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 19, 2007 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
How to play game without DVD in Drive? 427 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got the recent Age of Empires and when played on my MacBook the computer sometimes quits the game when the drive heats up (I'm guessing here). How do I make a disk copy on the hard drive to...
Posted by PeteWK, on Mar 15, 2007 at 11:00 PM, in Gaming
I have the Gen-2 20 inch iMac with 2 gigs of ram.... 1,310 Views / 17 Replies  
I have the Gen-2 20 inch iMac with 2 gigs of ram. The extra ram makes everything faster but is especially helpful when editing vidio, audio and running multiple programs. I frequently surf the web,...
Posted by PeteWK, on Nov 2, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hello. I just measured my Gen. 2 20 inch and got... 651 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello. I just measured my Gen. 2 20 inch and got 17 inches across and 10 & 5/8th inches high. The measurements in Metric is 43.3 X 27.1. I hope this helps.

Pete
Posted by PeteWK, on Oct 8, 2005 at 04:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Zign. I posted this information a couple of... 558 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi Zign. I posted this information a couple of months ago and it should be helpful to you.

"Hello all. It didn't occur to me until tonight to test XBench using all three of the CPU settings. My...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 12, 2005 at 04:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
What state and or area of the country do you live... 552 Views / 8 Replies  
What state and or area of the country do you live in?

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 22, 2005 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm hugely happy with my new 20 inch iMac. I... 1,464 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm hugely happy with my new 20 inch iMac. I play some of the WWII First Person Shooter games and they perform well on the iMac. I upgraded the computer to 2 gigs of ram before playing, however so...
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 17, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have the Rev. B 20 inch. and there's no doubt... 918 Views / 11 Replies  
I have the Rev. B 20 inch. and there's no doubt that you'll enjoy a major speed gain from upping it too 2 gig. I did and found it faster across the board. Video was the biggest winner.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 17, 2005 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Steve. There were several versions of them. ... 690 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi Steve. There were several versions of them. The first ones out only plugged into the back of the PowerMac G4 and were powered from a special amp inside the computer. I would think all the other...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jul 18, 2005 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
How Far Will My 12inch 867 Powerbook Go? 855 Views / 10 Replies  
We recently bought a 20 inch iMac and got rid of our 667 DVI Powerbook leaving my wife as the primary user of our Generation-1 867 12 inch Powerbook.

The specs are stock except for the Airport...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 27, 2005 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I typically use the Automatic setting as it seems... 870 Views / 9 Replies  
I typically use the Automatic setting as it seems to be fast without running both fans all the time. To Jamil I have to say you've got more restraint than I do. The dual processors will help in...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 25, 2005 at 04:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
iMac G5 2.0 REDUCED PROCESSOR XBench 870 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello all. It didn't occur to me until tonight to test XBench using all three of the CPU settings. My results were as follows.

REDUCED. . . . . . . .105.43

AUTOMATIC. . . . . .174.42
...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 25, 2005 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm in line with most of the responders. I got... 1,143 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm in line with most of the responders. I got the Gen 2 G5 iMac 20 inch. It has the following things going for over the mini:

Much faster CPU
Holds 2x the memory
Much better video card
Much...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 15, 2005 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
You also need to know that XBench tests the... 1,096 Views / 6 Replies  
You also need to know that XBench tests the entire system of which memory is only one part. The test then puts the average of all those values into one number. That's why I gave the memory results...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 12, 2005 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
iMac G5 2.0 20in From 512mb to 2048mb XBench 1,096 Views / 6 Replies  
Hello everyone. I just upgraded my 20 inch iMac G5 2.0 from the stock 512mb to the stated max of 2048. I used a matched set of Crucial chips costing exactly 238.14 shipped. The overall XBench...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 8, 2005 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Go check www.apple-history.com. They list the... 2,703 Views / 48 Replies  
Go check www.apple-history.com. They list the last version of the iMac G4 which includes the 20 inch model. Regards,

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 2, 2005 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
We have both the 1 ghz eMac and iMac (17 in.) at... 2,703 Views / 48 Replies  
We have both the 1 ghz eMac and iMac (17 in.) at the office and both are great. The eMac has 1 gig of ram and the iMac 768. They both handle whatever general office tasks are thrown at them with...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 1, 2005 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm guessing that the 4 gig total will work when... 1,224 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm guessing that the 4 gig total will work when the right chips come out on the market. I remember when my Pismo Powerbook came out and it had a max of 512. It was only because the larger chips...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 30, 2005 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was referring to your ENTIRE comment, "So, I'd... 1,090 Views / 13 Replies  
I was referring to your ENTIRE comment, "So, I'd recommend a PowerMac (dual CPU variety), with an attendant 20 or 23" Cinema Display. A minimum of 2Gb of RAM, and more hard drive space than you can...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 30, 2005 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've had a rev. B 20 inch for a week or two and... 5,125 Views / 45 Replies  
I've had a rev. B 20 inch for a week or two and it's very quiet. I haven't had any of the problems associated with the original models.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on May 30, 2005 at 03:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
I do know that memory with heatsinks won't work... 1,224 Views / 8 Replies  
I do know that memory with heatsinks won't work with the iMac G5. There's no room for them.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on May 30, 2005 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Um, OK. And I beg to differ with you. You... 1,090 Views / 13 Replies  
Um, OK. And I beg to differ with you. You rambled off an a tirade about a bunch of pro equipment that when added up cost 5000 dollars (2.5 DP PowerMac, 23 inch HD, and 4 gig of ram).

I could...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 29, 2005 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, you're describing the iMac G5 17 inch 2.0... 1,090 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, you're describing the iMac G5 17 inch 2.0 ghz. You'll need the dvd burner but not the 20 inch screen real estate. G5 is the way to go with editing so avoid the eMac Mini and laptop computers....
Posted by PeteWK, on May 26, 2005 at 04:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re:1 For me, more is always better. I tend to... 693 Views / 3 Replies  
Re:1 For me, more is always better. I tend to push whatever machine I'm using to it's fullest. The G5 iMac is a decent video editor. So I'd stick with the stock 512 and upgrade to dual matched 1...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 22, 2005 at 01:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hello. I'm typing this on my new 20 inch iMac. ... 735 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello. I'm typing this on my new 20 inch iMac. I got it at the Glendale store today. It replaced a 667 DVI powerbook that was a good but tired soldier. This thing screams. Everything is faster. ...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 21, 2005 at 01:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, here I am. I'm writing this as my first... 5,199 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, here I am. I'm writing this as my first post on my new iMac 20 inch. I AM IN LOVE!

We got it as the top of the line model but added the wireless keyboard and mouse for 54 dollars and the...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 21, 2005 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I suppose a lot of this discussion depends... 5,199 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, I suppose a lot of this discussion depends on what kind of computer you're stepping up from. I'm going from a 667 DVI Powerbook to the 20 inch 2 gig iMac so the 9600 will be a huge improvement...
Posted by PeteWK, on May 17, 2005 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hard to say what's in the mind of Steve and... 6,679 Views / 58 Replies  
Hard to say what's in the mind of Steve and Company. But what I do know is that my local Glendale, CA Apple Store doesn't have any on display in the sales ares. There are the ones in the Kiddie...
Posted by PeteWK, on Mar 1, 2005 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, that is the question today, isn't it? I'm a... 10,332 Views / 61 Replies  
Wow, that is the question today, isn't it? I'm a 10 year Mac user, almost all of which has been on a Powerbook. For me, I wouldn't be locked down to any LCD and I do have a mouse and keyboard...
Posted by PeteWK, on Jan 11, 2005 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Blessings on you. The solution is aways so easy... 514 Views / 2 Replies  
Blessings on you. The solution is aways so easy once you know the answer.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Oct 3, 2004 at 05:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Mail: Why do blue dots keep coming back? 514 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Everyone. I've had a problem with Mail from the beginning. Those blue dots that designate new mail blanket my old mail (what I want to keep) every three or four times I log onto it. I then have...
Posted by PeteWK, on Oct 3, 2004 at 12:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: what hasn't worked 534 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi Jim. A friend of mine had the video portion of his motherboard go out thus rendering the whole thing useless. I replaced the board for him. It was about 150 dollars on eBay (might be cheaper...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 23, 2004 at 05:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I put in one of the IBM 5400 8mb cache drives... 645 Views / 11 Replies  
I put in one of the IBM 5400 8mb cache drives when they first came out and I don't think there was any difference in the battery performance. But then I wouldn't have noticed a 4% drop. I really...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 14, 2004 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll get a brand new Powerbook as soon as my wife... 5,370 Views / 51 Replies  
I'll get a brand new Powerbook as soon as my wife goes back to work full time. There just ain't nothing else that's going to do it for me. I'm stuck on a DVI 667 until then.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 7, 2004 at 02:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The current Powerbook armed with the 128mb... 923 Views / 15 Replies  
The current Powerbook armed with the 128mb graphics card is already faster than an iMac's. So if the Powerbook were to only start at 1.6, I'd take it over the 1.8 iMac on issues of portability and...
Posted by PeteWK, on Sep 7, 2004 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It seems to me that IBM isn't making a G5 slower... 4,163 Views / 65 Replies  
It seems to me that IBM isn't making a G5 slower than 1.6. The difference between pro and consumer looks to be single and dual processor.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Aug 7, 2004 at 02:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
It seems to me that I've read Apple uses two... 565 Views / 3 Replies  
It seems to me that I've read Apple uses two suppliers for their LCDs, Samsung and LG Electronics.

PeteWK
Posted by PeteWK, on Jun 4, 2004 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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