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OEM means "Original Equipment Manufacturer" in... 3,899 Views / 8 Replies  
OEM means "Original Equipment Manufacturer" in case you didn't know. What this means in essence, is that the software much be purchased with (and presumably for) new hardware.

Newegg usually...
Posted by macmike42, on May 19, 2006 at 01:16 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
10.4.6 broken Airport 489 Views / 1 Replies  
Just got around to installing 10.4.6 on my 14" iBook G4 1.2 GHz. As always, I didn't do the "patch" update, I grabbed the combo install, as the patches always seems to degrade performance little by...
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 19, 2006 at 07:36 PM, in macOS
I'm curious, does the Adobe PDF driver actually... 741 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm curious, does the Adobe PDF driver actually *work*, or does it just show up as an available printer?

I was under the impression that anything that is a "plugin" (e.g. loadable code) can only...
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 13, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Applications
Poll: Whoa. What? Excuse me, but if a child goes on a... 1,660 Views / 25 Replies  
Whoa. What? Excuse me, but if a child goes on a stabbing spree, and the first question you ask is "who gave this child the game that caused this behaviour?", you've made it dreadfully apparent where...
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 13, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Gaming
Drivers must be native to your platform. You have... 741 Views / 4 Replies  
Drivers must be native to your platform. You have an Intel Mac, whereas Acrobat 7 is native to PPC Mac. The application should work fine under emulation, but print drivers cannot be run under...
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 11, 2006 at 08:12 PM, in Applications
Correct, tilde ("`") cycles through windows.... 969 Views / 12 Replies  
Correct, tilde ("`") cycles through windows. Using shift with either tab or tilde will cycle backwards.
Posted by macmike42, on Jan 1, 2006 at 01:21 PM, in macOS
http://horneddragon.com/projects/randomextra/ ... 855 Views / 7 Replies  
http://horneddragon.com/projects/randomextra/

It will rock your world.
Posted by macmike42, on Oct 12, 2005 at 10:33 AM, in macOS
Although I DO NOT recommend this bank (constantly... 409 Views / 2 Replies  
Although I DO NOT recommend this bank (constantly changing ownership, fee structures, privacy policies), I have a checking account with them and all online banking functionality works fine with...
Posted by macmike42, on Oct 8, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Applications
From what I understand, the trackpads are new... 4,071 Views / 13 Replies  
From what I understand, the trackpads are new hardware. Up until the latest rev of iBooks that come with scrolling trackpads, they used ADB for trackpads, now they use USB. SideTrack does scrolling...
Posted by macmike42, on Sep 30, 2005 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, the Apple Video Adapter is what you want. I... 933 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes, the Apple Video Adapter is what you want. I have had no problems playing movies on my TV in either mirroring mode or extended desktop mode. Programs I have used are Apple's DVD Player, VLC, and...
Posted by macmike42, on Sep 30, 2005 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And where scotch tape fails you, duct tape will... 7,442 Views / 19 Replies  
And where scotch tape fails you, duct tape will prevail!
Posted by macmike42, on Sep 24, 2005 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to highly recommend Apple's... 933 Views / 20 Replies  
I have to highly recommend Apple's s-video/composite scan converter for connecting to a TV. With that, a VGA->DVI adaptor, and the included VGA connector, you can easily hook up your iBook to any...
Posted by macmike42, on Sep 24, 2005 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bet it's either going to be Mac OS X 10.10,... 428 Views / 5 Replies  
I bet it's either going to be Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

or...

Mac OS X 11.0

Either way, when this day comes, they will start insisting we call it "mac oh-ess ecks", and people like me who...
Posted by macmike42, on Sep 11, 2005 at 01:03 PM, in macOS
Hil-ar-i-ous! Seriously though, with this... 994 Views / 9 Replies  
Hil-ar-i-ous!

Seriously though, with this and PithHelmet loaded, Safari is pretty amazing. I still love Firefox on my Windows and Linux machines, but until I can scroll horizontally using my...
Posted by macmike42, on Sep 5, 2005 at 05:49 PM, in Applications
System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse ->... 432 Views / 3 Replies  
System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> All Controls (look at the bottom of the window)
Posted by macmike42, on Aug 16, 2005 at 10:56 PM, in macOS
That would be Apple Key and the left and right... 505 Views / 2 Replies  
That would be Apple Key and the left and right arrows to go to the beginning and end of the line. Apple Key and the up and down arrows will take you to the beginning and end of the document.

I do...
Posted by macmike42, on Aug 14, 2005 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry, sarcasm comes across really poorly in... 680 Views / 10 Replies  
Sorry, sarcasm comes across really poorly in text. Just that your sentence proclaiming your perfectionist nature was, well, imperfect...

I have a 14" iBook, and the keyboard is wonderful, none of...
Posted by macmike42, on Aug 13, 2005 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sorry, but when your first sentence is this... 680 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm sorry, but when your first sentence is this one, it just makes me want to punch you in the face!

Seriously though, if you are unhappy, send the PowerBook back!
Posted by macmike42, on Aug 13, 2005 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
With that option enabled in TransparentDock, I... 6,412 Views / 82 Replies  
With that option enabled in TransparentDock, I think you still need to quit the Finder before you can drag it off the dock.
Posted by macmike42, on Jul 25, 2005 at 06:32 PM, in GUI Customization
Only somewhat related, but in Tiger's column... 655 Views / 6 Replies  
Only somewhat related, but in Tiger's column view, create a folder, which should be called "untitled folder". Now rename it to something that would alphabetically sort higher in the list. Note that...
Posted by macmike42, on May 30, 2005 at 11:34 AM, in macOS
If the root user has a password at all, it had to... 923 Views / 11 Replies  
If the root user has a password at all, it had to have been enabled via NetInfo at one point.
Posted by macmike42, on May 30, 2005 at 11:26 AM, in macOS
Try using "Web Graphics Defaults" as your color... 613 Views / 6 Replies  
Try using "Web Graphics Defaults" as your color settings.

(edit: or better yet, "Color Management off")
Posted by macmike42, on May 30, 2005 at 11:05 AM, in Applications
I think you can do this by opening RealPlayer's... 489 Views / 7 Replies  
I think you can do this by opening RealPlayer's preferences and clicking on the Media Types tab. Check off "Show private RealPlayer types", make sure the ones you want RealPlayer to handle are...
Posted by macmike42, on May 22, 2005 at 12:24 PM, in macOS
There is a file called .hidden at the root of... 792 Views / 9 Replies  
There is a file called .hidden at the root of every Mac OS X boot volume. This file contains the names (not paths!) of folders to hide from the Finder. For some reason, Mac OS X only looks at this...
Posted by macmike42, on May 21, 2005 at 06:06 PM, in macOS
How do my essential apps work in Tiger? 514 Views / 4 Replies  
It's really a general OS question, but as long as the Finder and Terminal function as expected*, I'm happy with the OS itself. I've heard Mail has some import problems. I use GMail via the web...
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 27, 2005 at 07:53 PM, in Applications
Perhaps so. I hope I was clear from the beginning... 2,124 Views / 62 Replies  
Perhaps so. I hope I was clear from the beginning that I was only making educated guesses based on my existing knowledge. I have zero experience with Tiger and Spotlight.
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 21, 2005 at 08:05 PM, in macOS
This is not necessarily true. The index may... 2,124 Views / 62 Replies  
This is not necessarily true. The index may contain the actual words, or it may contain 3 characters from the beginning of the word, 3 from the middle, and 3 from the end, or (most likely) it may...
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 21, 2005 at 08:10 AM, in macOS
Sorry, I tried to be as detailed as I could,... 2,124 Views / 62 Replies  
Sorry, I tried to be as detailed as I could, without taking up 6 pages.

A directory tree search will always be much slower than a search of a single, ordered index. But... some of the metadata...
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 20, 2005 at 11:44 PM, in macOS
First off, bear in mind I don't have a legal or... 2,124 Views / 62 Replies  
First off, bear in mind I don't have a legal or illegal copy of Mac OS X 10.4.

I do, however, have a fairly intricate understanding of the HFS+ file system. It has always had this potential...
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 20, 2005 at 09:47 PM, in macOS
How long does anyone see the startup splash... 1,965 Views / 25 Replies  
How long does anyone see the startup splash screen anymore anyway? I see mine for 1 second saying "Waiting for local disks" and another half second "Wating for network initialization", then my...
Posted by macmike42, on Apr 18, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in macOS
gooey, jay-peg, pee-en-gee, sequel, mac oh-os ten... 2,945 Views / 64 Replies  
gooey, jay-peg, pee-en-gee, sequel, mac oh-os ten

GIF I pronounce as gif.

re: I pronounce GUI as "Interface".....

Whoa. I actually said that out loud to my room mate seconds prior to reading...
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 24, 2005 at 11:06 PM, in GUI Customization
Re: Help! My dock keeps freezing! 736 Views / 2 Replies  
Have you tried deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist?
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 24, 2005 at 10:05 PM, in macOS
Re: problem accessing my mac from window pc 466 Views / 4 Replies  
Remember localhost always means "this machine". Same with the IP address 127.0.0.1. If you already knew that please disregard this paragraph.

Make sure both "Personal File Sharing" and "Windows...
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 24, 2005 at 09:16 PM, in macOS
Re: Can't Remove MS Office for Macintosh OSX 434 Views / 2 Replies  
In the Finder, get info on the files in question, and un-check "Locked".
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 13, 2005 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
Re: Virtual PC + PC (wireless) network cards? 1,116 Views / 25 Replies  
What are you trying to do? Does the Mac OS recognize the card? If so, does Virtual PC's virtual networking not work for some reason? It should pick up your Mac's network connection without having to...
Posted by macmike42, on Mar 4, 2005 at 10:30 AM, in Applications
Re: X11 pronunciation 850 Views / 2 Replies  
It's an "ex". You can even just call it X, and as long as you are not talking about Apple X11 on Mac OS X, most geeks won't get confused. The only pronunciation that will universally get you laughed...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 27, 2005 at 12:16 PM, in Applications
Has anyone noticed that in Firefox 1.0.1, smooth... 2,955 Views / 53 Replies  
Has anyone noticed that in Firefox 1.0.1, smooth scrolling actually works? I'm positive I tried this in 1.0, and was still extremely jerky and molasses-like, but now runs silky smooth. It actually...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 27, 2005 at 12:08 PM, in Applications
Everyone needs SideTrack... 1,146 Views / 11 Replies  
Everyone needs SideTrack (http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/sidetrack/).
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 6, 2005 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Under OS 9.2.2 (and lower): If you don't... 895 Views / 11 Replies  
Under OS 9.2.2 (and lower):

If you don't have enough RAM for your applications, increasing virtual memory to double your effective RAM is about as high as you can go without having your system...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 6, 2005 at 09:21 PM, in Applications
Re: Ram Doubler 9 895 Views / 11 Replies  
Just set the virtual memory to twice the amount of physical RAM. RAM Doubler was definitely faster than classic's virtual memory when it first came out, but always led to an unstable system after...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 5, 2005 at 01:54 PM, in Applications
Oh yeah, DVI is wierd.OK, now I KNOW this is a... 1,814 Views / 29 Replies  
Oh yeah, DVI is wierd.OK, now I KNOW this is a joke
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 3, 2005 at 09:12 AM, in macOS
Um, it says right on that page: MAC Header ->... 1,012 Views / 13 Replies  
Um, it says right on that page:
MAC Header -> IP Header -> Data

Guess which one of those contains the other and, along with it, the MAC address?
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:16 AM, in Applications
SubEthaEdit is great, and I use it frequently,... 1,535 Views / 26 Replies  
SubEthaEdit is great, and I use it frequently, but it lacks the following features:
- Function popups don't work with all the languages I use (or even all the languages in which it supports syntax...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 2, 2005 at 11:58 PM, in Applications
Link for the hex editor is... 1,535 Views / 26 Replies  
Link for the hex editor is http://jewfish.net/description.php?title=HexCurse. Here's a good free GUI one too: http://www.ex-cinder.com/hexeditor.html

For CD/MP3 ripping, have you tried iTunes? I'm...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 2, 2005 at 05:37 PM, in Applications
Re: Get me off windows! 1,535 Views / 26 Replies  
Crimson Editor is pretty near perfect for what it is. Wish it had code completion but that would a large amount of bloat to an otherwise lean and mean editor. I'm still hunting for the ultimate GUI...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 2, 2005 at 02:35 PM, in Applications
Re: is 10.1 the oldest version of word that runs in OS X? 852 Views / 25 Replies  
I have to ask a question. Word on X has always been a fat hog. Up until now I figured all the people using Word for a database on any platform had been spoken to. However, in my personal experience,...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 2, 2005 at 11:45 AM, in Applications
This is not true. If you have a router, your... 1,012 Views / 13 Replies  
This is not true. If you have a router, your router's MAC address is included in every packet, if your machine is directly connected, your machine's MAC address will be.

TCP/IP is a software...
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 2, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
bookie:~ > which service /sbin/service ... 513 Views / 2 Replies  
bookie:~ > which service
/sbin/service
bookie:~ > service
Usage: service --list | <service-name> <command>
bookie:~ > service --list
smtp
fax-receive
auth
bootps
chargen
Posted by macmike42, on Feb 2, 2005 at 10:15 AM, in Applications
This happened to me once. It was after draining... 424 Views / 3 Replies  
This happened to me once. It was after draining the battery nearly dead (1 minute left), closing it, charging overnight, and opening it in the morning. Additionally, for some reason my energy saver...
Posted by macmike42, on Jan 30, 2005 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Excuse me. Didn't mean to dregde this thread up.... 1,146 Views / 11 Replies  
Excuse me. Didn't mean to dregde this thread up. Responded to a search result without thinking....
Posted by macmike42, on Jan 30, 2005 at 12:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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