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Quad core? 2,023 Views / 23 Replies  
Hey all,

I haven't seen anything but does anyone know when the roadmap includes a quad core processor that could be included in the Macbook Pro?

I have the original Core Duo machine and it's...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the adapter also actually pretty much... 813 Views / 5 Replies  
I think the adapter also actually pretty much supports any power voltage used in any country in the world with the correct plug. I know apple sells an adapter kit on their website for around 30...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Mar 9, 2007 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are no known viruses however NO operating... 427 Views / 7 Replies  
There are no known viruses however NO operating system is 100 percent safe so eventaully I'm sure they will crop up. I think the underlying Unix nature of OSX makes it harder to get infected but...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Feb 20, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I made sure it was the x86 english version and I... 10,904 Views / 4 Replies  
I made sure it was the x86 english version and I tried doing the startup disk thing as well. No dice. Any other suggestions ? :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Feb 1, 2007 at 02:30 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Knoppix CD won't boot on Macbook Pro 10,904 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi all,

I downloaded the latest Knoppix CD and burned the ISO to a disk to try it out and see what had changed. However, when I restart the Mac with the CD in the drive it reads it and promptly...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jan 29, 2007 at 01:03 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It's the 2.1Ghz Core Duo with 2GB RAM and 100GB... 4,382 Views / 73 Replies  
It's the 2.1Ghz Core Duo with 2GB RAM and 100GB 7200 RPM drive and the 256 MB ATI card :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jan 24, 2007 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I play call of Duty 2 on the Mac side and it... 4,382 Views / 73 Replies  
I play call of Duty 2 on the Mac side and it plays without a hitch. I also play BF2142 on the Windows side with everything enabled and 2xAA and it works quite well. An occasional slowdown but not bad...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jan 20, 2007 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't mind paying extra for the Apple hardware... 677 Views / 14 Replies  
I don't mind paying extra for the Apple hardware :). I'm looking forwards to MWSF though to see what get's released.
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jan 8, 2007 at 12:18 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't think Mac OSX could keep its stability... 677 Views / 14 Replies  
I don't think Mac OSX could keep its stability and still support all that third party hardware. I know Unix and Linux does but I'm not sure if OSX would.

That's in part what makes Windows unstable...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jan 6, 2007 at 02:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopard should run nice and fast on my MBP 15"... 109,473 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Leopard should run nice and fast on my MBP 15" with 2 GB RAM and the 256MB x1600 card though :)

For those of us new to the Mac, what will be the best way to install it while preserving our files...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 29, 2006 at 01:43 PM, in Mac OS X
I use RadioShack.com - Cables, Parts &... 6,158 Views / 7 Replies  
I use

RadioShack.com - Cables, Parts & Connectors: Chemicals, tape & adhesives: Cleaners & wipes: Monster® ScreenClean Big Screen TV Cleaning Kit...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 21, 2006 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did that :) Still same results. 380 Views / 7 Replies  
Did that :) Still same results.
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 18, 2006 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There's no Apple store around so it looks like... 380 Views / 7 Replies  
There's no Apple store around so it looks like I'll be calling the 1-800 number and dealing with them :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 18, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I also don't have an option to configure it in... 380 Views / 7 Replies  
I also don't have an option to configure it in network preferences
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 18, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Did that and it brought up a little menu asking... 380 Views / 7 Replies  
Did that and it brought up a little menu asking to show the status of bluetooth in the menu bar and when I clicked that it said The bluetooth tab of the keyboard and mouse settings has been hidden...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 18, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
odd macbook pro bluetooth behavior 380 Views / 7 Replies  
I never use my Bluetooth feature in my MBP but I noticed today that the Bluetooth icon on the computer is greyed out with a wavy line through it. After checking Apple's website I saw that that meant...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 17, 2006 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15 inch glossy MBP owner here. I love the... 2,827 Views / 37 Replies  
15 inch glossy MBP owner here. I love the brightness and contrast on the display. Looks absolutely stunning and is very easy on the eyes if you're staring at it all day :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Dec 17, 2006 at 02:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well after running temperature monitor my average... 1,098 Views / 8 Replies  
Well after running temperature monitor my average system temp is 60-70C at idle and up to 90C or even 95 when doing stuff like watching Quicktime HD videos or editing. The external bottom sensor is...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Nov 18, 2006 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No ideas? :( 318 Views / 1 Replies  
No ideas? :(
Posted by fuzzball963, on Oct 28, 2006 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Odd Macbook Pro power behavior 318 Views / 1 Replies  
I've had my MBP for about a month now and am seriously enjoying the experience so far except for one little thing. Every once in a while when I close the lid and put the comp to sleep and then open...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Oct 26, 2006 at 03:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Vista upgrade tool says MBP won't run Vista? 1,976 Views / 8 Replies  
I ran the Vista Upgrade utility and it said that the X1600 ATI card in my MBP (running in XPx with Bootcamp at the time) won't support the Aero Glass interface. It's the 256MB card so I have trouble...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Oct 22, 2006 at 02:04 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Making Quicktime Movie from desktop 279 Views / 1 Replies  
I was just curious as to how you would make one of those movies showing people mani[pulating files and folders etc on the desktop and save it in Quicktime. I've seen several people post videos of...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Oct 12, 2006 at 01:18 AM, in Applications
I installed it and it was like getting "teh... 6,844 Views / 147 Replies  
I installed it and it was like getting "teh snappy" back on my MBP :). It used to take upwards of four or five bounces to launch itunes or iPhoto now it only takes one for almost any app :). I don't...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 29, 2006 at 07:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the link :). I always wondered how it... 324 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the link :). I always wondered how it differed from RAM reading in Windows
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:49 AM, in Applications
Actually I'm used to having to have as much RAM... 324 Views / 4 Replies  
Actually I'm used to having to have as much RAM as possible because I'm coming from the Windows side of things where if you fill up that RAM you can have issues. I also meant that even when I close...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:12 AM, in Applications
Any way to gain back RAM from Roseta? 324 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got my new MBP and have a gigabyte of Ram in it. The only problem I'm having is that whenever I launch any Rosetta app such as Office or Maya PLE, my RAM goes down to around 50MB free space...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 11, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Applications
Thanks guys :D That fixed the issue it appears.... 557 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks guys :D That fixed the issue it appears. Aside from that little minor thing I'd say my adventures in Apple land are going well :).
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 10, 2006 at 03:18 AM, in Applications
VLC player 557 Views / 3 Replies  
I just got a Macbook Pro and I waswondering if anyone could answer a question abut the VLC media player. It seems to play most Divx and other content but the other day I was watching something I...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 10, 2006 at 12:21 AM, in Applications
So for those of us that are new to this whats a... 15,340 Views / 224 Replies  
So for those of us that are new to this whats a symlink and how then would I tell itunes to look on that drive :)? I'll probably put one or two internet radio links into the itunes library on the hd...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 7, 2006 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Both the MBP and the Apple DVI adapter I ordered... 15,340 Views / 224 Replies  
Both the MBP and the Apple DVI adapter I ordered shipped today and are projected for delivery on Sept. 11 for the MBP and tomorrow for the DVI connector. So maybe not a core 2 duo but still I'm...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 6, 2006 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well mine's still on order but my ship date for ... 15,340 Views / 224 Replies  
Well mine's still on order but my ship date for the MBP got pushed back from the fifth to the 7th :). Expected delivery on the 14th. Here's hoping they're upgrading it somehow ;).
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 3, 2006 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I just ordered a MBP because I couldn't wait... 15,340 Views / 224 Replies  
Well I just ordered a MBP because I couldn't wait any longer and it has an estimated ship date of the 5th of Sept so hopefully something magic happens and I get a merom drop in chip :).
Posted by fuzzball963, on Sep 2, 2006 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I forgot to mention I'd be running it in XP using... 955 Views / 3 Replies  
I forgot to mention I'd be running it in XP using bootcamp
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 17, 2006 at 06:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Will MBP run Crysis in XP? 955 Views / 3 Replies  
I realize this is a bit early to be asking this question but I"m wondering if the upcoming game Crysis would be able to run on the MBP with the ATI x1600 with 256MB RAM.

I realize that the game is...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 17, 2006 at 06:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Best Mac OS antivirus software? 784 Views / 5 Replies  
I know that this isn't a topic discussed in relation to Mac OSX much, but I'm looking for opinions on a virus protection program for my Macbook Pro that won't hit system resources like Norton and...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 16, 2006 at 11:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Mine doesn't require it but I have a good job and... 15,340 Views / 224 Replies  
Mine doesn't require it but I have a good job and have the money saved up to pay for that and tuition so I'm going to get one anyway. I suppose I could waittill after september whenever it is and I...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 15, 2006 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only downside to this is I have to have a... 15,340 Views / 224 Replies  
The only downside to this is I have to have a laptop by Aug 21 which means I"ll be stuck with the original MBP and not able to get the Merom MBP if the rumors of its launch in September bear fruit...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 15, 2006 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So SS will work happily on my 15" Macbook Pro ? ... 1,109 Views / 16 Replies  
So SS will work happily on my 15" Macbook Pro ? From then on out it's just downloading and installing the particular theme I want? I assume I could use Suma or another theme and still change the...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 14, 2006 at 04:34 PM, in GUI Customization
This is really informative but I have a couple... 1,109 Views / 16 Replies  
This is really informative but I have a couple questions. If I change the theme of the Mac can it be changed back to standard easily ? And also does putting themes like Suma on the mac make it...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 14, 2006 at 12:57 PM, in GUI Customization
I'm certainly not waiting. Whatever features... 4,840 Views / 72 Replies  
I'm certainly not waiting. Whatever features Leopard has even if it's a totally redesigned and graphically intense UI should be more than adequately handled by the 256MB graphics card and a boatload...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 11, 2006 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that we'll see a redesigned UI using Core... 109,473 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I think that we'll see a redesigned UI using Core Animation. When he mentioned that the same screensaver took half as many lines to code I wondered if that was what would be able to add 3d windows...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 8, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Well I liked what I saw and am hoping for more... 109,473 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Well I liked what I saw and am hoping for more :). As far as Core Animation and the GUI goes my MBP 15 inch with the 256MB card should be able to display Leopard in all its graphical glory with prety...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 8, 2006 at 02:17 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: That's what I Thought. I feel really embarrased... 1,077,832 Views / 4,110 Replies  
That's what I Thought. I feel really embarrased not realizing it was NYC since I was born and spent the first 14 years of my life there but Ive been gone so long it took a second :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 4, 2006 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Okay I know I'm gong to feel stupid for saying... 1,077,832 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Okay I know I'm gong to feel stupid for saying this but what city did you take that picture of? :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 4, 2006 at 12:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Please let there be a 64bit Core 2 Duo chip... 874 Views / 12 Replies  
Please let there be a 64bit Core 2 Duo chip launch for the Macbook Pro:)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 3, 2006 at 04:43 PM, in Applications
When you say quit you mean click the button right... 423 Views / 12 Replies  
When you say quit you mean click the button right not Force Quit? I was under the impression that Force quit unloads it from memory whereas just clickin the button keeps it in memory :)
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 1, 2006 at 11:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So since I'm getting my Macbook Pro soon if I... 423 Views / 12 Replies  
So since I'm getting my Macbook Pro soon if I have say Divx and Firefox and several other apps loaded and then just close the lid without rebooting Mac OSX will keep those apps in RAM? That's one...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Aug 1, 2006 at 10:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't mind having firewire400 on the MBP but... 1,909 Views / 19 Replies  
I don't mind having firewire400 on the MBP but I'd love an intel core 2 duo upgrade at the WWDC. It'd be such an easy one for Apple to put in and would be quite the performance increase . as well as...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jul 30, 2006 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So if I went ahead and got 1 GB of the Crucial... 8,130 Views / 41 Replies  
So if I went ahead and got 1 GB of the Crucial memory from Crucial instead of Apple the RAM should be matched shouldn't it ? Since Crucial supplies Apple with it's RAM.

Assuming I match the...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jul 24, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well if it's true that the actual motherboard on... 8,130 Views / 41 Replies  
Well if it's true that the actual motherboard on the MBP can handle up to 4GB then I think I'm going to get mine with 2GB and then upgrade in a year or 2 to 4GB. That should keep my mac running...
Posted by fuzzball963, on Jul 24, 2006 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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