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Actually I worked with 7.6 and it's variants for... 1,149 Views / 19 Replies  
Actually I worked with 7.6 and it's variants for a few years. 150 Macs in two facilities - none of them got back to anything stable until 8.1 was installed on those machines. They should have all...
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 11, 2006 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually the best OS for any pre-G4 Mac, that... 1,149 Views / 19 Replies  
Actually the best OS for any pre-G4 Mac, that gives a great balance of features, speed, and stability, and no extra inefficient code is Mac OS 8.5.1. Flies on any PowerPC 603, 603e and G3 based Mac....
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 10, 2006 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm just curious, but even my old PowerBook... 1,071 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm just curious, but even my old PowerBook 1400cs didn't do that on it's screen. Are you sure your screen doesn't have an issue?

Just doesn't sound right.
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 9, 2006 at 05:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Your video card may be dead too. Do you have... 628 Views / 7 Replies  
Your video card may be dead too. Do you have another one available from someone that you can pop in to test with?
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 9, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm running a Sawtooth G4 with 5 hard drives and... 608 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm running a Sawtooth G4 with 5 hard drives and the optical drive, the video card, an IDE card, SCSI card and a video I/O - and it hums along just fine on the stock power supply. I have upgraded...
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 9, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would most certainly take it in to get fixed. ... 414 Views / 2 Replies  
I would most certainly take it in to get fixed. I do presentations often enough where I would have to have a working speaker.
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 6, 2006 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for the mistake. Please don't beat me up... 555 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry for the mistake. Please don't beat me up next time. A little grace is always nice. :)
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 5, 2006 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
I owned a Performa 6360. It uses an ATA-2 bus. ... 555 Views / 8 Replies  
I owned a Performa 6360. It uses an ATA-2 bus. ATA-2 has an inherant limit of 8.4 GB. Unless they chipped it otherwise, that was the ATA-2 limit. The ATA-3 standard, found in the next generation...
Posted by spittingangels, on Jun 4, 2006 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
You could run an ATI Radeon 9800 AGP: ... 1,307 Views / 21 Replies  
You could run an ATI Radeon 9800 AGP:

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ATI%20Technologies/100435058/

A little pricey, but then you don't need two cards, and you're only occupying your AGP slot...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 31, 2006 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: I think that that black MacBook just looks pretty... 1,089,491 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I think that that black MacBook just looks pretty nerdy cool. I like that alot. I may just have to get black.
Posted by spittingangels, on May 30, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It is an interesting package design. It looks... 943 Views / 9 Replies  
It is an interesting package design. It looks like something that should hang in target.

Who would have thought a computer in plastic packaging that could, in theory, hang from a rod on a wall.
...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 30, 2006 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple has said that it does not void your... 638 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple has said that it does not void your warranty if you choose to upgrade your RAM yourself. However, if you damage any other components while you are in the process, you did just void your...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 30, 2006 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
The 4 512MB sticks would be cheaper for you... 690 Views / 7 Replies  
The 4 512MB sticks would be cheaper for you dollars wise. Honestly though, you will see the biggest performance boost going from 512 to 1GB, than from 1GB to 2GB of RAM.

OS X just loves 1GB of...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 30, 2006 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
He's right. After doing processor upgrades you... 1,061 Views / 19 Replies  
He's right. After doing processor upgrades you have to do generic combo updates, as your Mac's model ID is no longer valid anymore.

When reinstalling Tiger, you will have to do the same thing if...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 30, 2006 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think the real shame would be if these Macs... 1,935 Views / 29 Replies  
I think the real shame would be if these Macs were released and there was a lack of Pro apps to go with them that are Intel native, ie: Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, etc. I think that that, more...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 30, 2006 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
You're correct, it's referencing the slot on the... 494 Views / 2 Replies  
You're correct, it's referencing the slot on the motherboard that you have that stick installed in.
Posted by spittingangels, on May 28, 2006 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think that no matter what, Apple would be... 7,379 Views / 95 Replies  
I think that no matter what, Apple would be stupid to NOT utilize a chip AND architecture (the two go hand in hand) that is MUCH faster than the iMacs and the MacBook Pros. You have to give the...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 28, 2006 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Real World Performance 7,379 Views / 95 Replies  
Well, the numbers themselves look impressive. But so did raw benchmarks of a PowerPC 604e against a PowerPC 603e...not to be cynical, but add in a few resource hog apps and Mac OS X, which granted...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 27, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Honestly, knowing Apple historically, if you by... 1,935 Views / 29 Replies  
Honestly, knowing Apple historically, if you by ANY Mac now, you will have a reivsion come out in 6-8 months, and you will not be "new" anymore. It's part of buying a Mac.

That said, if you are...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 27, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Brand does not matter as much as specs and the... 487 Views / 4 Replies  
Brand does not matter as much as specs and the quality of the chips themselves.
Posted by spittingangels, on May 27, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Dell laptop that shows wear from watches... 3,493 Views / 30 Replies  
I have a Dell laptop that shows wear from watches and my wrist as well. I think that the issue really may not be the paint, but the sealer/finish that Apple used to seal the paint. It may not be up...
Posted by spittingangels, on May 27, 2006 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It is the case. You've had this option since the... 451 Views / 6 Replies  
It is the case. You've had this option since the MacOS 8 and 9 days on PowerBooks. I had a Powerbook 1400cs that I could set these options on under the Energy Saver control panel.
Posted by spittingangels, on May 27, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There is no difference, other than you may see a... 374 Views / 5 Replies  
There is no difference, other than you may see a bit of a performance difference as far as frame rate, etc.
Posted by spittingangels, on May 27, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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