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15" Santa Rosa or 17" Napa?? 561 Views / 6 Replies  
I am looking to get into a new Macbook Pro, and I am having a hard time deciding! With my Edu discount, I can get one of the new 15" Santa Rosa MBP (2.2GHz) for $1799, or I could get a 17" MBP (2.33...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jul 26, 2007 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Muffinman, definitely go with the Core 2 Duo if... 382 Views / 4 Replies  
Muffinman, definitely go with the Core 2 Duo if you can.

My wife just got a new Macbook, 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo. I ran XBench tests against my Macbook Pro, 2.0 GHz Core Duo, and her new little...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jul 25, 2007 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I am running Aperture on a first gen. MBP,... 545 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I am running Aperture on a first gen. MBP, with 2 GB of memory. It runs OK, although I am usually careful to shut off all of my other running programs while running Aperture to get the best...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Oct 25, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After some extensive use over the last couple of... 2,653 Views / 47 Replies  
After some extensive use over the last couple of weeks, I can safely say that I am getting WAY more time out of the new battery! I was lucky to get 2+ hours out of the old one, and I just thought...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Aug 20, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got my new battery too; anyone know if... 2,653 Views / 47 Replies  
I just got my new battery too; anyone know if this new battery should be "calibrated" like the original one?
Posted by macbuddha1, on Aug 4, 2006 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The new version of Photoshop will certainly run... 661 Views / 11 Replies  
The new version of Photoshop will certainly run on the Intel machines, and one would assume on the PowerPC's as well. I am running Photoshop CS on my Macbook Pro, 2Ghz, 2G of RAM and it runs fine...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Aug 1, 2006 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you don't HAVE to have the speed, etc. of the... 2,311 Views / 36 Replies  
If you don't HAVE to have the speed, etc. of the newer machines, the Pismo is an excellent choice. I have personally convinced no less than 3 former PC users to switch to macs by convincing them to...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Aug 9, 2004 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
15" v. 12" comparison 400 Views / 5 Replies  
A friend of mine has a 1.25 15" and I have the new 1.33 12". We ran XBench on both of them, and found that the scores were VERY similar. I recall my 12" beat him by about 2 points, which is not...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jul 30, 2004 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: From one who has been there... 7,208 Views / 41 Replies  
I faced the same dilemma 6 months ago, and went with the loaded 12" iBook. Sold it last week and am typing this now on a new 12" PowerBook! It is WAY better! A friend of mine had the PowerBook and...
Posted by macbuddha1, on May 15, 2004 at 08:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Crashing? 5,911 Views / 62 Replies  
My 2 bits:

4 different machines in my possesion since 10.3.x. No crashes. Ever.


How do you define "crash" anyway? I work with pathetic windoze boxes often at work, ever seen one of them...
Posted by macbuddha1, on May 13, 2004 at 01:49 AM, in Mac OS X
A quick review, by an iLife '04 user for the last... 8,224 Views / 99 Replies  
A quick review, by an iLife '04 user for the last 6 hours or so...

GarageBand? Strictly a toy. It took me about 10 minutes to get a "processor too slow" warning, making it pretty much impossible...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jan 17, 2004 at 12:30 AM, in Applications
Just getting my 2 bits in on this- there is no... 27,563 Views / 143 Replies  
Just getting my 2 bits in on this- there is no networking at all through AirPort. None. Extreme, snow, graphite, doesn't matter. On every Airport computer in my network at home and at work. What...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jan 8, 2004 at 12:00 AM, in Mac OS X
I touched the left palmrest, and ZAP! Printer... 413 Views / 4 Replies  
I touched the left palmrest, and ZAP! Printer installation had actually just finished up, on a Canon i960. Very nice printer, by the way. And for you snack-heads out there, it was a peanut butter...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jan 7, 2004 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Shock and fuzzy screen? 413 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone ever seen anything like this...

I was using iPhoto and installing a new printer to my iBook G4/800. I got up to make a snack, came back and when I touched the computer, there was a small...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jan 7, 2004 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook beats Toshiba! 532 Views / 7 Replies  
Just a couple of my personal observations, perhaps they will help you.

1. I just moved over to a 12" iBook G4, and I love it. I moved over from a 15" TiBook 400, but I was afraid the smaller...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Jan 6, 2004 at 12:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Display Cal. 43,726 Views / 287 Replies  
Maybe I'm crazy, but my display calibration works great. For the first time in OSX I can actually adjust color, tint, and contrast on my powerbook, among other things. The old calibration in 10.2...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Nov 3, 2003 at 01:51 AM, in Mac OS X
At some point I remember one of the Apple execs... 57,934 Views / 420 Replies  
At some point I remember one of the Apple execs actually saying in an interview somewhere that they had no plans to put a G5 in a powerbook ANYTIME soon-- they are just too hot. Anyone else remember...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Sep 16, 2003 at 01:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have been running Jag on my Ti400 from day one... 495 Views / 11 Replies  
I have been running Jag on my Ti400 from day one of it's release, with no problems whatsoever. In fact, the G4 in the Ti400 continues to best the newest iBook's. I ran Xbench(www.xbench.com) tests...
Posted by macbuddha1, on May 19, 2003 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can I make the red button quit the app? 1,311 Views / 13 Replies  
OK dev people...
Others have told me that it might be very easy to make an application quit when you click the red "x" button, instead of just closing the window, however I just don't have the...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Apr 22, 2003 at 10:26 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks for the feedback... 611 Views / 12 Replies  
Good to hear from many of the veterans out there. I never thought of it that way, but I suppose you guys are right. With memory manager, they can just float in perpetual application heaven. And...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Apr 22, 2003 at 10:18 PM, in GUI Customization
Can the red button quit the app? Help! 611 Views / 12 Replies  
Has anyone come up with a hack to make OS X do this? I am a teacher, and I am proud to say I have gotten five of my fellow teachers to "switch" to OS X! However, with most of them being former...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Apr 21, 2003 at 09:30 PM, in GUI Customization
10.0.3 is a must have. Mine also crashed EVERY... 747 Views / 16 Replies  
10.0.3 is a must have. Mine also crashed EVERY time, until I disabled the "automatic update". It was unuseable before that.

Now, however, works great. Slow, but beautiful results.
Posted by macbuddha1, on Mar 28, 2003 at 12:37 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The manual for InDesign weighs more than my... 537 Views / 8 Replies  
The manual for InDesign weighs more than my Powerbook!:err:
Posted by macbuddha1, on Mar 28, 2003 at 12:30 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Poll: Left, hidden and no HD on the desktop. Just... 862 Views / 21 Replies  
Left, hidden and no HD on the desktop. Just keeping things tidy!:D
Posted by macbuddha1, on Mar 28, 2003 at 12:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Sleep overnight on battery? 1,144 Views / 25 Replies  
I must say, I usually turn my 'book off every night, but this posting has made me wonder if I am doing the right thing.
At the end of the night I pack it up in my case to be ready to go to work...
Posted by macbuddha1, on Mar 28, 2003 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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