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I note with interest the Mac Pro (old style) has... 4,743 Views / 86 Replies  
I note with interest the Mac Pro (old style) has disappeared from the Apple UK store. It seems to be available in the US still...?
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 25, 2013 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Rolling back to 6.1.3...Slow and the visuals on... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
Rolling back to 6.1.3...Slow and the visuals on the iPhone 4 are completely out of proportion. Every action takes just that fraction longer. I don't want animations on my phone, I want speed. I hope...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 19, 2013 at 02:13 PM, in Tech News
It has, as far as I'm concerned, the best package... 9,571 Views / 23 Replies  
It has, as far as I'm concerned, the best package manager ever! Pacman (PACage MANager) is superb and once you have the base system set up you can pick and choose your DE and WM...

Good luck....
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 21, 2013 at 02:37 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
While I didn't have a 32bit EFI Mac Pro, I did... 9,571 Views / 23 Replies  
While I didn't have a 32bit EFI Mac Pro, I did manage to happily run Arch Linux on my Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008). I had Refit installed initially by once past the installation stage you can remove...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jul 28, 2013 at 04:04 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Success! 627 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, the operation was a success. :D The 3Ghz chips were actually the X5472 version (120W vs 80W) and work a treat. They run slightly warmer, bt not by much, only about 3 degrees.

To minimise the...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks. I believe the 7400 has 2x 3Ghz E5472 quad... 627 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. I believe the 7400 has 2x 3Ghz E5472 quad core cpu's.

I'll see if I can dismantle the unit tonight but suspect I'll need a long reach torx screwdriver...:\

Jacques
Posted by Halfloaf, on Feb 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
MacPro 2008 upgrade 627 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi All,

I've got a stock MacPro 2008 (3,1) which has served me very well for 3 years. I've just inherited an old Dell T7400 workstation from work which has been 'decomissioned'. I've checked and...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got a spare monitor, keyboard and about 4... 925 Views / 7 Replies  
I've got a spare monitor, keyboard and about 4 mice...so all in I'd like to spend about £500 on a machine, in the hopes I can sell my MP for about £900-£1000 with a 20inch Dell monitor. High hopes,...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Nov 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
All boils down to cost...And I need a few ££ more... 925 Views / 7 Replies  
All boils down to cost...And I need a few ££ more to clear off some bad debt and also need something that is gonna take less space as I need to loose my current work table.

OreoCookie - Not...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Nov 13, 2011 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini - Downgrade or Upgrade? 925 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi All,

I'm thinking of replacing my 2008 Mac Pro (2 x 2.8Ghz Xeons, 2GB RAM and 8800GT) with a 2011 2.3Ghz i5 Mini with HD 3000 graphics and 4GB RAM.

Before the comments about graphics speed...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Nov 13, 2011 at 06:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would investigate application requirements and... 648 Views / 6 Replies  
I would investigate application requirements and possible known issues before buying a card. I bought my Mac Pro with a nvidia 8800GT only to find early versions on Maya would cause display issues...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Nov 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Fuji FinePix 1,309 Views / 8 Replies  
I have a Fuji FinePix 2800z and it has the 'webcam' mode, alas, it only works on Windows. No program I have tried on OS X sees the camera as a 'webcam'

-HL
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jun 10, 2006 at 03:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
K squared, Thanks, just what I wanted to... 645 Views / 4 Replies  
K squared,

Thanks, just what I wanted to know. I use the Pro version of SketchUp and if the MB is faster than your 12" PB then it will most certainly be faster than my 1Ghz tibook.

I have VW 11...
Posted by Halfloaf, on May 29, 2006 at 05:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Speed check, Macbook 2Ghz vs. Tibook 645 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

I'm thinking of dumping (or donating to my GF) my old 1Ghz Tibook with 768mb RAM and 60gig 7200 Hitachi drive and buying a 2ghz Whitebook with at least a gig of Ram and 7200 rpm HD.

My...
Posted by Halfloaf, on May 28, 2006 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple store down 790 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, the Apple store is down...:D
Posted by Halfloaf, on Apr 24, 2006 at 08:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the note. The transfer is a once off... 418 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the note. The transfer is a once off thing, so I'll reconnect to my wireless once I'm done.

Thanks again.

-Jacques
Posted by Halfloaf, on Dec 12, 2005 at 08:13 AM, in Networking
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Not to worry...Figured it out.

Am using Pure FTPd Manager as the FTP daemon. I had to connect my cable modem directly to the Ti's ethernet port as I couldn't use the IP address assigned through...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Dec 11, 2005 at 04:28 PM, in Networking
Sharing a folder for access by others over the net. 418 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

This may seem like a really stupid networking question (Or is it OS X related), but I would like to share a folder so that my brother can upload some wedding photos to me over the net....
Posted by Halfloaf, on Dec 11, 2005 at 01:47 PM, in Networking
Mee Too! 14,767 Views / 154 Replies  
Me too. I also have a 1Ghz Tibook and it clips along just nicely, and does everything I need it to do. Just ordered 1 Gig of ram from OWC to replace my 512mb.

It will hold up till the Intel...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Oct 23, 2005 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Granted, but if money isn't the issue (when isn't... 826 Views / 12 Replies  
Granted, but if money isn't the issue (when isn't it though?) I'd do the G4 upgrade...MUCH MORE FUN!!! :D
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 12, 2005 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hashing on... 7,486 Views / 50 Replies  
I've just read the blurb on BBC website...Is this a "Adopt or die" scenario for Apple? Are they holding onto old technology?

I don't think the G5 will go anywhere soon because of the Xbox 2....
Posted by Halfloaf, on Feb 8, 2005 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
New HD in TiBook..What about iTunes music transfers? 357 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi,

I'm installing a new hitachi 7K60 HD into my Tibook, and taking the old one out...It's not going into a FW case...yet.

What I need to know is, do I need to do anything to my purchased music...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jan 27, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in Applications
Well, the capacity looks good (ish) but there is... 890 Views / 22 Replies  
Well, the capacity looks good (ish) but there is something whacked with your Amperage...That's just not right...

BTW: My Tibook dies on about 20%...This only started after 10.3.7.

-hl
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jan 25, 2005 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does it all the time... 493 Views / 6 Replies  
Mine does it all the time... At least twice a week. But it doesn't get hot, but it does make a clicking sound through the TiBook's speakers.

This is a replacement PS from Apple, as my first one...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jan 21, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not quite the same... 387 Views / 8 Replies  
I also have a pointer related problem, mine tends to stick or move very slowly every now and again. This is with a cleaned optical mouse.

The only way I can get mine to return to normal is to quit...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jan 6, 2005 at 06:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
maxed out. 705 Views / 6 Replies  
slugslug: I think the PC133 SODIMM RAM modules have stopped development as I think new DDR RAM is the way things are going in current notebooks.

I'm going to upgarde to 768 soon, (Can't afford...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jan 2, 2005 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Overclocking PB 12" 867? 715 Views / 5 Replies  
There is this link (http://www.mackmania.org/articles.php?article=11) which will tell you how to OC a 867Mhz Tibook. I would image that the Alubook is quite a bit different, but you may be able to...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Dec 8, 2004 at 08:35 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Argh! 820 Views / 16 Replies  
I have noticed a shift in trend where games thesedays require more MHZ and ram for the Mac than PC. This was the reverse about 2 years ago...

WoW requires 800mhz Pentium whereas on a Mac it's...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Nov 21, 2004 at 04:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm.. 3,819 Views / 89 Replies  
Couldn't give 2 hoots about the photo capabilities...So you can only take the photos with you, and share them...? Why not just stick your photos on a memory card? I would have said OK if you could...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Oct 26, 2004 at 03:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
True, true...but! 842 Views / 16 Replies  
ism, too true. I don't think there will be anything from AutoDesk anytime soon either.

Funny, though, if I'm not mistaken, ArchiCAD can open DWF files? If Graphisoft can do it, why not...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Oct 17, 2004 at 09:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FireGL. 842 Views / 16 Replies  
I use a FireGL card in a 3.2 Ghz Dell at work with AutoCAD 2004 and might as well just be using a Radeon 9700 or 9800....

I also use Sketchup 4.0 and 3DStudio VIZ 3.3i at work, and find Sketchup...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Oct 16, 2004 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah-HA! 9,299 Views / 103 Replies  
As a side question? What CAD software do you use and how well does it run. I'm using Vectorworks 11 on a TiBook 1Ghz and it's dog slow...ArchiCAD 8.1 is even worse...!

SketchUp 3D 4.0 is rather...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Oct 9, 2004 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
USB 548 Views / 11 Replies  
Nope, Only USB 1.1.

On the price, I'd say rather get something that has a bit more bite, The spec of the TiBook you're getting is going to require a bit of upgarding if you're thinking of keeping...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 26, 2004 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Biggest disk drive (hard drive) in 2.5 inch... 11,535 Views / 85 Replies  
Biggest disk drive (hard drive) in 2.5 inch format nowadays is 100GB...You're out by a factor of 10x...! :eek:

To answer your question....Um...No, they don't make 2000 GB disk drive! ;)

-HL
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 24, 2004 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ummm... 11,535 Views / 85 Replies  
Doubt they'll bump the 12" up to 1.6Ghz from 1.33...I think they'll go to 1.5 Ghz first...And the 15" will go to 1.8Ghz...If they can puch the chip that fast. Base 15" will most likely be 1.5Ghz.
...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 24, 2004 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ahh, heard of that one. 1,474 Views / 20 Replies  
Lancer, thats what I read about on the Apple forum about 6-8 months ago...So it may be the same slow drain method. i never tried it simply because I don't have 6 hours spare time floating about.
...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 21, 2004 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I suspect... 1,474 Views / 20 Replies  
I suspect Apple killed the link because it let people get more from their macs than what they paid for. :stick:
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 20, 2004 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So which is it then... 2,073 Views / 28 Replies  
So what would folks suggest? A 5400rpm with 16mb cache....Or a 7200rpm with 8mb cache...?

If there is a slight diff. in price, I couldn't be bothered...

Even if the 7200 eats 10 mins from my...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 20, 2004 at 06:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
4200 rpm. 2,073 Views / 28 Replies  
gamteime: it's most likely a 4200...I'm think instead of buying a new Mac, I'll get a new 5400rpm drive (16mb cache) and another 512mb ram...I think that will help a lot with general OS speedup and...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Sep 19, 2004 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: recommend cad software and printer 348 Views / 3 Replies  
Well. the closest thing to AutoCAD for the Mac...Well, I'm sorry to say it doesn't exist. I still use and Architectural Desktop at work, and having to learn anything on the mac (As I've tried) is...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 29, 2004 at 11:13 AM, in Applications
Core video? 6,248 Views / 35 Replies  
If thinksecret is to be believed, then the low end imac (edu) will not support core video...Ship a new iMac wihout futureproofing it...hmmm...?!

-HL
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 16, 2004 at 05:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually... 580 Views / 8 Replies  
I would have made it out of a better grade aluminium...Aircraft grade?, yeah...hmm, sales pitch if you ask me....

As for my Powerbook...Thank You! Ever try lugging a monitor and G5 around the...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 4, 2004 at 04:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good Design? 580 Views / 8 Replies  
One has to question Apples choice of materials...Once again. First the "Titanium" Powerbook with its painted magnesium surface, then the aluminium powerbook that suffers from corrosion...And the new...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 4, 2004 at 04:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Paint? 580 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, I don't think the Albooks are painted, though they do suffer from a form of "rust". What you're probably seeing are slight indentations like craters, quite a few of them. This happens when the...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 3, 2004 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OS on the Pismo 512 Views / 10 Replies  
bstone: You noted in your sig that you use YDL 3 on the pismo, will you change the OS now that you have an upgrade?

Just curious.

-HL
Posted by Halfloaf, on Aug 3, 2004 at 06:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: please don't flame me :) 38,847 Views / 290 Replies  
Well, no callback, so I called them and asked what was happening with my battery. They put me through to customer services, where I was given a cs number and put back in touch with a tech. who...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jul 22, 2004 at 03:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New battery 38,847 Views / 290 Replies  
Just called Applecare and told them that my 7 month old battery only had a capacity of 3100 mAh, as opposed to the quoted figure of ~4200 in the Powerbook manual...Granted it's 8 months old but it...
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jul 19, 2004 at 07:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Ahhh 1,150 Views / 24 Replies  
15" 1ghz TiBook Superdrive...Ports on the back!

-JT
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jul 17, 2004 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does 10.3.4 affect ATI Mobility 9000 adversely?... 1,058 Views / 23 Replies  
Does 10.3.4 affect ATI Mobility 9000 adversely? Ta!

-JT
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jul 12, 2004 at 03:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Not to cause a stir... 1,058 Views / 23 Replies  
Sniffer,

You hit the nail on the head right there...:D "my experience back then..." I would agree with you yes, three-four years ago you would have chosen openGL over DirectX, but nowadays...Hmmm....
Posted by Halfloaf, on Jul 11, 2004 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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