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Instead of getting a firewire enclosure I'm... 535 Views / 2 Replies  
Instead of getting a firewire enclosure I'm pretty sure you could get an eSATA enclosure. Then just get a cheap eSATA expresscard and your external drive will be accessed as quickly as your internal...
Posted by jeebus, on Dec 19, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
99% of the time interface slowdowns are caused by... 2,937 Views / 28 Replies  
99% of the time interface slowdowns are caused by a delay in disk access, not because of the CPU.



The problem with that is, even though you have 8 processors to run 8 apps at once, you still...
Posted by jeebus, on Aug 2, 2006 at 06:10 AM, in macOS
hmm for some reason the forum is putting my posts... 926 Views / 8 Replies  
hmm for some reason the forum is putting my posts at the top.
Posted by jeebus, on Jun 26, 2006 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it probably is possible using the... 926 Views / 8 Replies  
I think it probably is possible using the terminal, but I don't know if there are many people who would know how to do it.
Posted by jeebus, on Jun 26, 2006 at 07:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a MBP with the 7200 RPM drive and I have... 1,620 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a MBP with the 7200 RPM drive and I have never been able to hear it. I could, however hear the drive on my old PBG4 with a 5400 RPM one and constantly got the spinning beach ball while I...
Posted by jeebus, on Jun 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What makes you so sure that there will be any... 4,247 Views / 56 Replies  
What makes you so sure that there will be any updates to the Macbooks at MWSF? There is definitely a good possibility, but Apple has never given any indication that they are going to update these...
Posted by jeebus, on Jun 17, 2006 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that even if you don't buy one Apple is... 1,674 Views / 28 Replies  
I think that even if you don't buy one Apple is still going to make a profit off these machines.
Posted by jeebus, on May 19, 2006 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe the MBP uses a faster SATA HD whereas... 1,934 Views / 37 Replies  
I believe the MBP uses a faster SATA HD whereas the Powerbooks had ATA HDs.



Well, perhaps our ideas of what is implied by the word "design" differ, but to say the only significant design...
Posted by jeebus, on May 19, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How is the view up there from your high horse? 566 Views / 11 Replies  
How is the view up there from your high horse?
Posted by jeebus, on May 19, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh come on, I'm not saying many people wouldn't... 2,011 Views / 43 Replies  
Oh come on, I'm not saying many people wouldn't have done the same thing you did but don't go on deluding yourself into believing that it's not stolen. That is just naive. People don't just say no...
Posted by jeebus, on May 11, 2006 at 04:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are a LOT of forums. It's possible that... 778 Views / 17 Replies  
There are a LOT of forums. It's possible that they read some but of all the possible Mac forums they could read, and especially given how many categories each one has, why would they read this...
Posted by jeebus, on May 5, 2006 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hahaha i really doubt it. 778 Views / 17 Replies  
hahaha i really doubt it.
Posted by jeebus, on May 4, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it is a bit naive to say that the... 1,168 Views / 11 Replies  
I think it is a bit naive to say that the Aluminum models they have now are "perfect" and that Apple won't be redesigning them. I don't think anyone with a Pismo G3 powerbook thought that it needed...
Posted by jeebus, on Mar 3, 2006 at 03:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You don't even know what you're talking about. ... 3,870 Views / 99 Replies  
You don't even know what you're talking about. Have you not seen the pictures of MBPs taken apart? Where would you like Apple to put those extra ports you want? With the HD in one corner and the...
Posted by jeebus, on Mar 3, 2006 at 03:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Please tell me you're joking. Otherwise that is... 3,870 Views / 99 Replies  
Please tell me you're joking. Otherwise that is just sad.
Posted by jeebus, on Mar 3, 2006 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think people are referring to HD 1080p videos. ... 3,285 Views / 24 Replies  
I think people are referring to HD 1080p videos. They are 1920x1080 and require a lot of processing power to decode. The old powerbooks were supposed to have trouble playing just one of these...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 27, 2006 at 01:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I usually just go to my HD, select list view and... 533 Views / 5 Replies  
I usually just go to my HD, select list view and then have it show just the name and the size (and make sure it's set to calculate folder sizes). It takes awhile to calculate, but once it has it...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 27, 2006 at 01:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What's nice about the bookstore at my college is... 2,384 Views / 36 Replies  
What's nice about the bookstore at my college is that they have a huge apple section where you can buy macs, software, accessories etc. and you can get the edu discounts there and take it home that...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 24, 2006 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah I agree. Mine won't ship for about a week... 3,285 Views / 24 Replies  
Yeah I agree. Mine won't ship for about a week still, but that does sound pretty annoying. Hopefully they will have universal binaries of the plugins ASAP.

I am still super excited to get it...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 24, 2006 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
People in the WoW forums stated they were getting... 996 Views / 6 Replies  
People in the WoW forums stated they were getting steady 50 fps with almost all the graphics settings maxed out even in places that normally cause slowdown on the iMac with 256 MB of VRAM. Since the...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So has anyone tried Doom 3 or WoW on the MBP yet? 996 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, now that universal binaries of both Doom 3 and WoW are out and available to the public, has anyone had a chance to play either of these games on their MBP? I'm very excited to hear about...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes it's similar to the 17" powerbook because... 1,947 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes it's similar to the 17" powerbook because before the MBP the 15" powerbook (aluminum or titanium) had the battery in one corner and the optical drive in the other front corner so the HD couldn't...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Currently it's not native but elgato has said... 2,159 Views / 15 Replies  
Currently it's not native but elgato has said they are almost finished the universal binary and that it will be out very shortly. I'm really excited for it because the eyeTV software has very...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 08:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly. None of us are saying it's not a... 13,471 Views / 148 Replies  
Exactly. None of us are saying it's not a problem, just one that isn't as big as some are making it out to be and certainly will not "cut out a sizable chunk of Apple's buying public". Honestly 95%...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To each his own, exactly. I have a 23" cinema... 2,159 Views / 15 Replies  
To each his own, exactly. I have a 23" cinema display so I like to have a laptop as powerful as most desktops (the MBP 15") that can function like a dual display desktop setup at my desk (with the...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I would be quite surprised if they do... 93,322 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Well, I would be quite surprised if they do release one on the 28th. I believe they will introduce the 13.3" widescreen iBooks (non tablet form) and some other iPod stuff on that day. Don't forget...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I also ordered on Jan 30th ( the 2.0 GHz model... 93,322 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I also ordered on Jan 30th ( the 2.0 GHz model CTO w/7200 RPM HD) and it is was originally set to ship on feb 24, moved to mar 3 when they announced the processor upgrades.

Today I called Apple...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know, it may be GPU accelerated but... 1,267 Views / 15 Replies  
I don't know, it may be GPU accelerated but nobody has really said so with absolute certainty. I wouldn't be that surprised if the new intel macs are just that much faster at this sort of thing.
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:50 PM, in Applications
Games like Doom 3 and World of Warcraft are... 598 Views / 5 Replies  
Games like Doom 3 and World of Warcraft are screaming on the MacBook Pro and iMac Core Duo after being recompiled for intel processors (probably because those games were originally designed with x86...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oops sorry I used quick reply and my post seemed... 2,159 Views / 15 Replies  
Oops sorry I used quick reply and my post seemed to appear at the exact same time as sbdaigo's! lol
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
John123 if you see pictures side by side while... 2,159 Views / 15 Replies  
John123 if you see pictures side by side while the MBP is thinner than the alu PBG4s it is slightly longer and wider (especially compared to the Ti G4) so it may not fit in cases that were already...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you really set all settings as low as... 2,159 Views / 15 Replies  
If you really set all settings as low as tolerable (ie no wireless, short sleep activation time, brightness as low as is tolerable) how long are you able to get? I mean like if you really stretch it...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mmm no offense but actually the latest (dearly... 3,285 Views / 24 Replies  
Mmm no offense but actually the latest (dearly departed) Powerbook came standard with dual link DVI functionality with the 128 MB card. There was no 256 MB option. Ever. I believe you are...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not like (most) people here are sick... 13,471 Views / 148 Replies  
It's not like (most) people here are sick malicious people who take delight in harassing strangers on the internet. I think we all have much better things to do with our time. But we've all seen...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info. Are you sure your old... 3,285 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks for the info. Are you sure your old Powerbook had 256 MB of VRAM though? As far as I know the powerbooks only went up to 128 MB and the only Apple laptop to have 256 MB is the MacBook Pro. ...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 23, 2006 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Basically it's dual channel RAM, so 2 512 MB... 712 Views / 4 Replies  
Basically it's dual channel RAM, so 2 512 MB sticks will have 2x the throughput/bandwidth of 1 1GB stick. I don't know how this translates into real world performance gains either, but I imagine it...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 22, 2006 at 07:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looking at both those pictures it seems like this... 13,471 Views / 148 Replies  
Looking at both those pictures it seems like this shouldn't be a problem at all. I've used a powerbook for years and I never tilt the screen any farther back than where it is in that first picture. ...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 22, 2006 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well if you look closely at those pictures it... 1,947 Views / 20 Replies  
Well if you look closely at those pictures it sort of explains why Apple cut out ports like FW 800 and the modem. There is absolutely no space left on the sides because of the HD being in the corner...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 22, 2006 at 06:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not that they can't do that, I'm sure if... 2,839 Views / 32 Replies  
It's not that they can't do that, I'm sure if they wanted to they could. However, Apple would much rather that you buy a new laptop rather than upgrade components such as the HD, so they don't go...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 21, 2006 at 10:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually the real reason the powerbooks have such... 6,321 Views / 22 Replies  
Actually the real reason the powerbooks have such bad airport reception is because of the wireless chips used in them. When Apple moved the windows to the top of the screen from the bottom sides it...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 21, 2006 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually you are supposed to use the extension... 1,449 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually you are supposed to use the extension cable at all times and only plug the brick in directly when that is you only option. Apple recommends this because the extension cable has a ground...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 21, 2006 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why don't you just buy a screen shade for your... 1,477 Views / 14 Replies  
Why don't you just buy a screen shade for your powerbook?
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 21, 2006 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What are you smoking and where can I get some? ... 2,839 Views / 32 Replies  
What are you smoking and where can I get some?

Trust me, Apple did not reduce the thickness of the MacBook by 10% by throwing an iMac logic board in there. That is so ridiculous the logic board...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 21, 2006 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's funny you should say that. That sucks, but... 584 Views / 8 Replies  
It's funny you should say that. That sucks, but fortunately for me I got lucky and was able to pick up the DVD-ROM one like yours the day after they updated them to DVD/CD-RW drives for about $300...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 16, 2006 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah I'm upgrading from a 550 MHz Titanium... 584 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah I'm upgrading from a 550 MHz Titanium Powerbook with a 133 MHz bus and 16 megs of VRAM to a 2.0 GHz Dual Core MBP with a 667 MHz bus and 256 megs of VRAM. I'm sure almost any application in...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 16, 2006 at 05:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That is not really taking $100 off the price it's... 93,322 Views / 1,213 Replies  
That is not really taking $100 off the price it's trading one component's quality for another's. This may sound mean but honestly I bet if you had a 2.0 and a 2.16 side by side and weren't allowed...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 16, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For the $100 that apple gives back to you if you... 93,322 Views / 1,213 Replies  
For the $100 that apple gives back to you if you downgrade from one 1GB stick to two 512 MB sticks, you could almost buy a brand spanking new 1 GB chip. I decided to get 2 512s on mine and use the...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 16, 2006 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sorry but to say that "a real power user... 880 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm sorry but to say that "a real power user couldn't get by with 100 but 120 is good" or whatever is kind of ridiculous. It's only 20 gigs larger, and I would much rather have a 100 GB 7200 RPM...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 13, 2006 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
UBs of games? 5,727 Views / 54 Replies  
Did anyone else notice in the Barefeats tests that they had universal binaries of Doom 3 and Unreal 2004? Was I the only one not aware that these were available? When were they released? Are the...
Posted by jeebus, on Feb 2, 2006 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not to mention the fact that you are really... 6,426 Views / 16 Replies  
Not to mention the fact that you are really running linux and playing a video using that OS. It would be much more impressive if they were able to get the nano to play video from within the iPod's...
Posted by jeebus, on Dec 24, 2005 at 04:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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