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p.s.- zapping the PRAM after an otherwise... 745 Views / 12 Replies  
p.s.- zapping the PRAM after an otherwise flawless 10.7 install fixed some AirDisk permissions issues I was having... :-)
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I second the backup-and-fresh-install suggestion.... 745 Views / 12 Replies  
I second the backup-and-fresh-install suggestion. If you think your computer is acting up, why not start with the cleanest freshest system?

Wouldn't 4 gigs of RAM be a rule of thumb for an iMac...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
You'll need the larger hard drive for what you... 632 Views / 4 Replies  
You'll need the larger hard drive for what you picture doing.

If you haven't purchased the Xbox Live Gold yet, you should. The online presence is way better than PS3 and you would have endless...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Sep 6, 2011 at 08:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The latest greatest Mac Pro that I use at work is... 1,027 Views / 13 Replies  
The latest greatest Mac Pro that I use at work is great, since they paid for it. It's a batch processing monster in Photoshop. I think it had 6gigs RAM standard and works fine, since PShop still...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jun 19, 2009 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
The 24" display alone is worth the difference in... 1,864 Views / 4 Replies  
The 24" display alone is worth the difference in my book. I was going to go the 20" route to save some money until I saw them side-by-side. Mine will be 2 years old in August and I am still happy...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jun 11, 2009 at 08:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
RAM is so cheap these days. Less than $50 from... 695 Views / 4 Replies  
RAM is so cheap these days. Less than $50 from someplace like newegg will get you 4 gig'd and you will have no worries.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 16, 2009 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
I like the second one, the bottom strip is much... 1,028 Views / 7 Replies  
I like the second one, the bottom strip is much more informative at a glance. I do think the 100% black is the only way to go for background, though....
Posted by MichiganRich, on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:32 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm sitting here in front of my 24" iMac, and I... 939 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm sitting here in front of my 24" iMac, and I tried some LCD spray cleaner I got from Staples on a little part of it last weekend. It smeared and streaked and I wound up using some water on a...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
A strong deal on what is still a good machine. ... 836 Views / 9 Replies  
A strong deal on what is still a good machine. The Intel Macs are best, but the late model G5's should be great for lots of tasks, and the display on those 20" models is really nice. If it's a...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Aug 25, 2008 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
So much for NOT being a rehash of the same old... 638 Views / 11 Replies  
So much for NOT being a rehash of the same old tired bullshit... good work Velt
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mine was over $100, and did come with a remote. ... 1,802 Views / 8 Replies  
Mine was over $100, and did come with a remote. It was a Mac-specific model and it came with EyeTV lite.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jun 25, 2008 at 07:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've got the Pinnacle one... it shows up as PCTV... 1,802 Views / 8 Replies  
I've got the Pinnacle one... it shows up as PCTV 800e in my system profiler. I have been super happy with it so far. It's a very sensitive tuner (the equal of my DishNetwork DVR) and the EyeTV...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jun 24, 2008 at 08:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd like to add another vote for "quietest... 1,255 Views / 12 Replies  
I'd like to add another vote for "quietest computer ever owned". My 24" has been a pleasure since the day I bought it. I am also sensitive to noise, and have been amazed that this thing is just...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jun 21, 2008 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like they have the right man on the job,... 912 Views / 20 Replies  
Sounds like they have the right man on the job, in any case...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jun 20, 2008 at 08:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hold down the option key as you drag the file,... 3,959 Views / 12 Replies  
Hold down the option key as you drag the file, that should do the trick...
Posted by MichiganRich, on May 26, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Mac OS X
I see you don't need any help in the diagnosis... 586 Views / 12 Replies  
I see you don't need any help in the diagnosis area but I wanted to put my 2 cents in for cheap RAM. I have used Transcend RAM from newegg in both a 1.66 mini (mom's) and a 24" aluminum iMac (mine)...
Posted by MichiganRich, on May 20, 2008 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like they hired the right guy for the... 731 Views / 8 Replies  
Sounds like they hired the right guy for the job....
Posted by MichiganRich, on May 9, 2008 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's an excellent question. There should be... 281 Views / 5 Replies  
That's an excellent question. There should be right-click print functionality when there is a text block highlighted. As dimmer says, you can copy-and-paste text into the TextEdit application and...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:02 AM, in Applications
The Vip622 receiver comes with two remotes, one... 512 Views / 8 Replies  
The Vip622 receiver comes with two remotes, one is UHF so it doesn't have any problem with long distances...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 4, 2008 at 09:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The mini is SOOO much faster than her G4 in the... 21,111 Views / 18 Replies  
The mini is SOOO much faster than her G4 in the same uses. G4's struggle to keep up with streaming video. Even basic iPhoto stuff is painful with any G4 processor.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 3, 2008 at 06:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
With the Dish Network HD receivers, they... 512 Views / 8 Replies  
With the Dish Network HD receivers, they 'broadcast' on channel 75 out the jack. If you plug them into the pre-existing wiring in your house, you can plug a TV in anywhere and it will catch the...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The minis are hard to find cheap and used because... 21,111 Views / 18 Replies  
The minis are hard to find cheap and used because they're just like every other Mac. What makes it worse is how brilliant they are... therefore more desirable.

Don't get a pre-Intel one, as the...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm absolutely fed up with self-admitted computer... 1,090 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm absolutely fed up with self-admitted computer geeks saying the mini isn't 'enough'. The original poster has made it very clear he does not need MacPro-class power, as he is getting along okay on...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nothing good has ever come from watching Friday... 23,294 Views / 30 Replies  
Nothing good has ever come from watching Friday Night Lights.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Apr 1, 2008 at 01:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You should consider yourself lucky, as many... 795 Views / 3 Replies  
You should consider yourself lucky, as many Epsons won't even make lots of noise before they fail to print.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mduell, you may as well save your breath. I... 480 Views / 6 Replies  
Mduell, you may as well save your breath. I don't know why we bother trying to talk people out of buying old pieces of junk that they're already probably going to buy. Nobody comes in here for...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry to hear about your mere future. 390 Views / 14 Replies  
Sorry to hear about your mere future.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 29, 2008 at 02:51 PM, in Networking
Diagnosis step 1. Take the install disc that... 673 Views / 4 Replies  
Diagnosis step 1. Take the install disc that came with your mini and put it in the drive, select it as the startup disk, and then restart. Will it boot off of that?
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 29, 2008 at 02:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've got Dish Network and I'm happy with it. The... 512 Views / 8 Replies  
I've got Dish Network and I'm happy with it. The DVR in the ViP-622 receiver is superior to my sister's DirectTV.

The ViP-622 is a triple tuner, and the output for the second TV is a standard...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 29, 2008 at 01:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't need an amazingly powerful computer, I... 965 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't need an amazingly powerful computer, I just stress the importance of value. You mention your budget, how much are you planning to spend on the old one? How much are you going to spend on...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 23, 2008 at 10:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Where to begin..... 397 Views / 3 Replies  
Where to begin.....
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 22, 2008 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Expensive and slow RAM, slow system bus, no big... 965 Views / 20 Replies  
Expensive and slow RAM, slow system bus, no big drive support (128 gig max), slow video bus and antique video card. You guys can argue as much as you want but you know it's true.

Why waste money...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 18, 2008 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
p.s.- even the value-priced Dell displays are... 2,068 Views / 13 Replies  
p.s.- even the value-priced Dell displays are excellent bargains. Not quite as pleasing on the eyes as the USharps, but they fit the bill for biggest at lowest cost. You couldn't really go wrong.
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Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 12, 2008 at 06:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm surprised this thread hasn't been hijacked by... 2,068 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm surprised this thread hasn't been hijacked by morons yet. As usual, mduell has reasonable and sound advice. I think the better LCDs are worth the premium, as they are easier on the eyes.

Why...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 12, 2008 at 06:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You sound pretty well versed here. I'm 39, a pro... 2,068 Views / 13 Replies  
You sound pretty well versed here. I'm 39, a pro retoucher, and not a forum kiddy. Buy the UltraSharp Dells in whatever size you want, and you will not be disappointed. I could go on and on, but...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 11, 2008 at 10:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dusty Shepard 2,084 Views / 70 Replies  
Dusty Shepard
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 7, 2008 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's normal. It's not preferable, but with the... 664 Views / 3 Replies  
It's normal. It's not preferable, but with the new crop of aluminum iMacs, it is regrettably normal.

My 24" has a bright left side, the one that we bought for the freelance retoucher at work has...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Mar 1, 2008 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have two cents to add to this... The G5's... 438 Views / 1 Replies  
I have two cents to add to this...

The G5's at the photo studio whine like space heaters compared to the Intel MacPros.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Minis are awesome. I've owned lots of different... 711 Views / 6 Replies  
Minis are awesome. I've owned lots of different Macs, and have used them at work since '94. The Intel dual-core based mini would be perfect for you. I bought a 1.66 Core Duo for my mom and was...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Feb 17, 2008 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey there Yohei- I hope your mini is... 1,255 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey there Yohei-

I hope your mini is rockin'. After getting one for my mom, I am a big fan of the littlest Mac. I am also a fan of elegant solutions when it comes to computer gear, and for this...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Feb 17, 2008 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you try squeezing the case at some places?...... 758 Views / 5 Replies  
Did you try squeezing the case at some places?...

Gee, it's hard to believe that didn't work. Maybe you just need to do it a few more times?
Posted by MichiganRich, on Feb 10, 2008 at 04:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The Dell displays have white balance controls,... 486 Views / 7 Replies  
The Dell displays have white balance controls, which will let you tweak it to where you think it looks good. A colorimeter or spectrophotometer will take the guesswork (and your bias) out of the...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Feb 5, 2008 at 09:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why WHY WHY not look at the mini??? Let's be... 2,306 Views / 55 Replies  
Why WHY WHY not look at the mini???

Let's be honest here, anybody using dial-up internet is hardly a power user, and would not need a tower.

The minis are Intel dual core, the benchmark numbers...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Feb 5, 2008 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I love women with hair.... and eyes 3,718,604 Views / 4,274 Replies  
I love women with hair.... and eyes
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 29, 2008 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What exactly did you purchase? There really... 250 Views / 7 Replies  
What exactly did you purchase? There really isn't a 'recovery disc' for OSX. Did you get a full retail copy of OSX 10.4 or 10.5 or something different?
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 29, 2008 at 07:56 PM, in Applications
I love mine, although using the regular one at... 330 Views / 5 Replies  
I love mine, although using the regular one at work keeps me (semi) proficient at using both. I mainly type on the slim one at home, and mainly retouch on the one at work, so I don't cross purposes...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 29, 2008 at 07:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is this guy serious? I want to make a... 348 Views / 7 Replies  
Is this guy serious?

I want to make a bulldozer, myself, from my own design. I have drawn a picture of what I hope to make, so what do I do next?

Where can I take my drawings to be made? I...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 29, 2008 at 07:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good riddance to spoiled little boys. I'm... 1,479 Views / 66 Replies  
Good riddance to spoiled little boys. I'm certain they would all agree that the rush was worth it, isn't that what all the thrill-seekers say? Well, they can only ask the ones that are still living...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 28, 2008 at 07:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I love my 24" Aluminum Imac. For every guy like... 5,323 Views / 36 Replies  
I love my 24" Aluminum Imac. For every guy like him ^ , there's someone like me with no issues. I'm not impressed with the HD2600 at times, but it does what I need.
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 18, 2008 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm pretty sure that's an ADC connector display,... 302 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that's an ADC connector display, which will need an adapter to work with the DVI output on the MacPro. I think the adapters are still kinda pricey ($90-ish) as they need to provide...
Posted by MichiganRich, on Jan 12, 2008 at 04:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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