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The problem is that Mail (don't know about the... 48,771 Views / 456 Replies  
The problem is that Mail (don't know about the beta one) doesn't work properly with certain IMAP servers (Sun Solstice Internet Mail (SIMS 2.0) for instance where it seems unable to find the InBox...
Posted by pmcd, on Oct 3, 2003 at 03:18 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Speaking of Installer.app... 37,566 Views / 400 Replies  
Nope and it is too bad. I don't know why as the structure is in place.
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 17, 2003 at 07:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes. philip 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
Yes.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 5, 2003 at 04:02 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't want a screen name, nor do I want to get... 1,135 Views / 12 Replies  
I don't want a screen name, nor do I want to get into the IM'ing world at this time. All I want is the icon gone. Surely Apple has made a way for the screen to not be cluttered with unnecessary...
Posted by pmcd, on Apr 19, 2003 at 05:30 AM, in Mac OS X
That would be fine if I could get to that. I... 1,135 Views / 12 Replies  
That would be fine if I could get to that. I don't have a .mac account nor an AIM screen name. So the app just quits.


philip
Posted by pmcd, on Apr 18, 2003 at 06:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Getting rid of iChat's menu icon? 1,135 Views / 12 Replies  
Is there a way of getting rid of the icon iChat keeps putting up in the menu bar (upper right)? I don't want it to keep coming back (I can drag if off but it returns!).

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Apr 18, 2003 at 03:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Does Panther really need Classic? 1,310 Views / 40 Replies  
Well I use Textures which is Classic only (but will be native one day, so they say) and MathWriter for WYSIWYG math typing. MathWriter runs great in Classic. It will never be native OSX . I realize...
Posted by pmcd, on Mar 28, 2003 at 04:31 AM, in Mac OS X
I'd love to use Mail but IMAP won't work with our... 960 Views / 27 Replies  
I'd love to use Mail but IMAP won't work with our Sun (soltice) IMAP server. It simply won't see any messages in the InBox. It works when you switch to pop but...

Entourage works great with our...
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 23, 2003 at 01:41 AM, in Applications
The software to do this is called 98lite and... 649 Views / 6 Replies  
The software to do this is called 98lite and 98lite pro. Interesting stuff actually. Nevertheless win2k seems to be quite fast and for some reason faster than win98 (though not faster than win95)...
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 20, 2003 at 08:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Help!!! My trash will not empty. 390 Views / 3 Replies  
There are many ways of doing this but by far the easiest is to get a little utility called Trash It! (see versiontracker.com or macupdate.com). I have yet to encounter a situation where it won't...
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 20, 2003 at 04:44 AM, in Mac OS X
No VPC would not be fast enough. This move does... 1,246 Views / 36 Replies  
No VPC would not be fast enough. This move does not feel right though. I can't imagine VPC/Mac going much further.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 20, 2003 at 12:04 AM, in Applications
Re: Virtual PC w Win XP 649 Views / 6 Replies  
You would be far better off with win2k which does run fine. The weak point would be anything that is really graphics' intensive. Otherwise (browsing, communications, word processing, etc...) it is...
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 20, 2003 at 12:01 AM, in Mac OS X
I agree. This move strikes me as very smart on... 2,209 Views / 50 Replies  
I agree. This move strikes me as very smart on MS's part. It's probably as far as they could go now with the courts still looking at them. I suspect they will continue buying strategic companies and...
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 19, 2003 at 11:55 PM, in Mac OS X
When you mount the 40GB drive can you then... 1,174 Views / 4 Replies  
When you mount the 40GB drive can you then install OSX to it from the computer that already has OSX on it (using the CD) ? The reason I ask is that this would make it possible to then install OSX on...
Posted by pmcd, on Feb 4, 2003 at 04:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Improv failed because the NeXT didn't catch on.... 2,733 Views / 40 Replies  
Improv failed because the NeXT didn't catch on. Porting it to Windows was a last stand affair. Noone thought it would catch on.

Unfortunately Excel has become a standard at a certain level of...
Posted by pmcd, on Jan 21, 2003 at 05:46 AM, in Applications
Restarting sound without rebooting? 365 Views / 2 Replies  
On occasion the sound has stopped in OSX10.2.x (it's sw not hardware) as though the whole Quicktime architecture has just turned off. Rebooting the computer gets it going again but it would be nice...
Posted by pmcd, on Jan 19, 2003 at 03:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Thing I miss most about Nextstep OS 1,558 Views / 27 Replies  
I miss AcChen and Gourmet the most. I also miss the security of knowing Services are available.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Dec 26, 2002 at 06:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Hmm...am I missing something here? If most... 2,066 Views / 41 Replies  
Hmm...am I missing something here? If most Windows' users do not pay for using it (either through piracy or from their workplace) why would they migrate to Linux because of hard times? Why bother...
Posted by pmcd, on Dec 22, 2002 at 02:30 AM, in Mac OS X
True...It still works in Classic though and is... 4,322 Views / 62 Replies  
True...It still works in Classic though and is faster than VPC.

VPC is ok as long as you know why you are using it. I don't require a PC to occasionally run TMPenc or use a browser and the real...
Posted by pmcd, on Dec 21, 2002 at 06:55 AM, in Mac OS X
But very ingenious :) philip 1,168 Views / 27 Replies  
But very ingenious :)

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 28, 2002 at 05:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Petition to Sun to release Lighthouse apps under free license: 504 Views / 1 Replies  
Thank you for the link. Lighthouse was one of the thing sthat made NeXTSTEP great. I hope the petition works. I wonder why there is no such group emerging for OSX?

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 21, 2002 at 06:08 AM, in Applications
Epson is nice but it shares the same problem as... 1,089 Views / 13 Replies  
Epson is nice but it shares the same problem as Canon in that the printheads clog if the printer isn't used a lot. I have been struggling for a week trying to get my 850N working again after I left...
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 15, 2002 at 03:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Stylewriter Drivers 628 Views / 8 Replies  
You can find a StyleWriter driver at http://homepage.mac.com/monroe/styl/

A Canon driver won't work.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 15, 2002 at 03:11 AM, in Applications
Re: Canon's support of OS X 783 Views / 14 Replies  
What is wrong with Epson's support? Even my 850N is supported.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 3, 2002 at 11:25 PM, in Mac OS X
I too find 10.2 not as stable as 10.1.5 which was... 581 Views / 11 Replies  
I too find 10.2 not as stable as 10.1.5 which was roc solid. I have had the Finder freeze up, machines refusing to wake the monitor, etc...in 10.2 . The situation isn't as bad as you are experiencing...
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 2, 2002 at 05:32 AM, in Mac OS X
This would seem odd. Do you mean it won't install... 848 Views / 16 Replies  
This would seem odd. Do you mean it won't install or won't run once installed (eg. install using a G3/4 chip and then run in native mode)? I've run 10.1.5 on a 604ev in a 8600/300 without and with a...
Posted by pmcd, on Nov 2, 2002 at 05:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Apple's US focus losing customers 988 Views / 20 Replies  
I guess one could also ask if the Mac can survive being just a US computer aimed at niche markets. A few years ago that may have been true but for an information appliance to survive it's hard to...
Posted by pmcd, on Oct 25, 2002 at 02:32 AM, in Mac OS X
10.2.1 What a strange business...I thought the... 1,540 Views / 35 Replies  
10.2.1 What a strange business...I thought the computer was over-heating (it was hot yesterday up here).

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Oct 3, 2002 at 02:09 AM, in Applications
And what a terrible blunder. It created havoc on... 1,540 Views / 35 Replies  
And what a terrible blunder. It created havoc on my system with drag/drop, icons, etc...Something very strange. How could one application do that?

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Oct 2, 2002 at 06:30 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Erasing a 700meg CDRW 384 Views / 2 Replies  
I know and I erase the standard 650MB CDRW's all the time. It just seems to be unable to erase an 80 minute 700MB cdrw once it has been used. I was wondering if this might be the brand of CDRW built...
Posted by pmcd, on Sep 1, 2002 at 04:21 AM, in Applications
Erasing a 700meg CDRW 384 Views / 2 Replies  
My Cube, with a Built in CDRW, will write to an 80 minute/700meg CDRW but then seems to have a terrible time erasing them (basically it can't really do it). Not much better in 10.1.5 or OS9 . Is...
Posted by pmcd, on Sep 1, 2002 at 02:37 AM, in Applications
Re: Has anyone tried netscape 7? 906 Views / 20 Replies  
Works just fine in OSX1.2 . It's quite nice. Now if OmniWeb can just be a bit more universal...In any case OSX has some pretty good browsers and I'd include Netscape 7 in that. I actually like the...
Posted by pmcd, on Sep 1, 2002 at 02:31 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Its simple... 3,410 Views / 43 Replies  
The nice thing about the Mac and other systems, but not traditional Unix, is that you can learn as you go. It's great to have strong Unix people using the Mac platform. However the platform can do...
Posted by pmcd, on Aug 20, 2002 at 04:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Well I am not convinced that advertising OSX will... 1,162 Views / 25 Replies  
Well I am not convinced that advertising OSX will do a great deal. I simply don't see that many people switching from Windows to a Mac at this time. Those who will don't need ads. They need proof...
Posted by pmcd, on Aug 17, 2002 at 06:25 AM, in Mac OS X
RBrowser has had that for ages and much more. ... 1,595 Views / 38 Replies  
RBrowser has had that for ages and much more.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Aug 6, 2002 at 04:06 AM, in Mac OS X
What about spring-loaded folders (not that I want... 10,239 Views / 166 Replies  
What about spring-loaded folders (not that I want them). Are they there, and if so do they work? If they don't then surely 115 is not the GM.

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Aug 5, 2002 at 06:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Does everything work (spring-loaded folders,... 10,239 Views / 166 Replies  
Does everything work (spring-loaded folders, windowshade in place, etc..) ? I assume they wouldn't ship somethig with those not working (or whichever utilities come with the OS).

philip
Posted by pmcd, on Aug 5, 2002 at 01:50 AM, in Mac OS X
I find this $7xx figure absurd at best. Most of... 800 Views / 27 Replies  
I find this $7xx figure absurd at best. Most of the items listed are in fact to enable Apple's proprietary hardware to work properly. Mail in particular has had problems with IMAP servers going back...
Posted by pmcd, on Aug 2, 2002 at 05:10 AM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 1,088 Views / 72 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by pliny:
they all (the...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 29, 2002 at 06:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Business has adapted Office and Wndows as its way... 906 Views / 53 Replies  
Business has adapted Office and Wndows as its way of work. There's nothing that can be done to change that until computers are used in business in a more sophisticated fashion. MS will never let...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 29, 2002 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Business has adapted Office and Wndows as its way... 596 Views / 44 Replies  
Business has adapted Office and Wndows as its way of work. There's nothing that can be done to change that until computers are used in business in a more sophisticated fashion. MS will never let...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 29, 2002 at 06:00 PM, in Mac OS X
I do think your points are well taken.... 1,049 Views / 92 Replies  
I do think your points are well taken. Unfortunately Apple seems to have been checkmated, at least for now. Hopefully in the future general computers will be built around something more sophisticated...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 29, 2002 at 12:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Heh...well I think you are putting too much faith... 1,049 Views / 92 Replies  
Heh...well I think you are putting too much faith in their abilities. The business world is full of people with little to no scientific (or artistic for that matter) ability. The idea of even...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 27, 2002 at 04:44 PM, in Mac OS X
What about OSX to Windows switchers? 1,088 Views / 72 Replies  
The silly switcher ads from Apple surely require that the other side of the story be told. It's hard to get numbers but there must be a large number of Mac users (especially those unhappy with OSX)...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 27, 2002 at 04:21 PM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 1,049 Views / 92 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by moki:
-- Apple perhaps...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 27, 2002 at 04:39 AM, in Mac OS X
In fact the .com downturn has made bandwidth... 882 Views / 76 Replies  
In fact the .com downturn has made bandwidth plentiful so what makes you think it's expensive?

The cost of running a Mac on the internet is now basically (if you don't want to be a 2nd class mac...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 26, 2002 at 04:56 AM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 891 Views / 57 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by absmiths:
]You sure are...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 23, 2002 at 04:16 AM, in Mac OS X
The real question is how many more (or fewer)... 492 Views / 41 Replies  
The real question is how many more (or fewer) people would have switched to the Mac with/without iTools. Noone knows. I can only assume that few are in fact switching and Apple needs to make more...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 23, 2002 at 04:08 AM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 891 Views / 57 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by sambeau:
It's the price...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 21, 2002 at 06:22 PM, in Mac OS X
In Canada university students cannot use the... 891 Views / 57 Replies  
In Canada university students cannot use the educational store (neither can university faculty/staff). It is restricted to the K-12 sector. Yet another stupid move from our beloved local Apple...
Posted by pmcd, on Jul 21, 2002 at 06:16 PM, in Mac OS X
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