Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Search Forums > Search Results

Showing results 1 to 50 of 592
Search: Posts Made By: mbryda
Thread Thread Starter Last Post Replies Views Forum
So have I and I know of many who went away from... 922 Views / 21 Replies  
So have I and I know of many who went away from Dell because of quality issues.

The quality and performance just isn't there at any of their levels. They are just way too junky for any use.
...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 13, 2005 at 01:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Then you have not been around PC's for long. ... 922 Views / 21 Replies  
Then you have not been around PC's for long. Dell has always cut major corners to ship a box. They have cut so many corners it's a wonder the cases are still rectangles.

Lets see here:
1) Dell...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 13, 2005 at 09:42 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Neither am I. But I'm not going to run out and... 922 Views / 21 Replies  
Neither am I. But I'm not going to run out and buy a Dell anything because it's 1/2 the price. Heck, even if it was given to me, I'd sell it on Ebay.

I just wish someone else would do...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 13, 2005 at 09:33 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think a lot of this has to do with font... 1,927 Views / 35 Replies  
I think a lot of this has to do with font smoothing used on X vs XP. I have a Thinkpad a31p (work) that has a 1600x1200 15" display and XP looks crisp.

I've been playing around with PearPC on it...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 13, 2005 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nothing wrong with that - IBM makes the best... 1,927 Views / 35 Replies  
Nothing wrong with that - IBM makes the best laptops and desktops on the PC side. Nothing beats the reliability of the Thinkpad (except maybe the Toughbooks).
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 13, 2005 at 09:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
True, but only if you care about subpixel... 922 Views / 21 Replies  
True, but only if you care about subpixel rendering.

I could care less as I hate SPR.

You can read more about it here:
http://www.grc.com/cleartype.htm


I also could care less as I would...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 12, 2005 at 09:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Grants fron Intel? :) Seriously, the A64's... 25,472 Views / 193 Replies  
Grants fron Intel? :) Seriously, the A64's usually come in cheaper than the P4 and give you more bang for the buck.

I'm in IT and it amazes me how blindly most will buy Intel without doing the...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 4, 2005 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: OSX is Good, but not Great 25,472 Views / 193 Replies  
I have no trouble dealing with AVI files from my Mac - I use VLC and it plays most of them without a hitch. Those that are WiMP or whatever, I just avoid. We don't need more proprietary standards,...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 4, 2005 at 10:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Siwtching 25,472 Views / 193 Replies  
That's probably part of the problem. If you're doing 3d rendering, the P4 is a joke. You would have been better off with AthlonXP's or 64's. The P4 gets it's butt handed to it in 3d and...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 3, 2005 at 11:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My condolences. Dell is the shitebox of PC's (I... 25,472 Views / 193 Replies  
My condolences. Dell is the shitebox of PC's (I deal with PC's day in and out). Let's talk in year 2 and 3 when tha POS Dell is in pieces.
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 1, 2005 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uh, yes they do. Security experts have long... 25,472 Views / 193 Replies  
Uh, yes they do. Security experts have long since concluded that if you put an unprotected Windows machine on the Internet it will be infected within 15-30 minutes. WITHOUT THE USER DOING ANYTHING....
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 1, 2005 at 07:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's odd. We just sent the wife's iBook to... 5,983 Views / 29 Replies  
That's odd. We just sent the wife's iBook to Apple 2x the past 2 weeks and both times I left the 3rd party RAM in. Both times they left it alone and fixed the issue (1st was a bad hinge and 2nd was...
Posted by mbryda, on Apr 1, 2005 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably not. But system restore in Windows will... 923 Views / 9 Replies  
Probably not. But system restore in Windows will not get your data back from a format/reinstall of the OS. It will only rollback the drivers and such to a "known good configuration".
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 31, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
You mean the quad-pumped 100 or 133 Mhz? The Bus... 1,788 Views / 26 Replies  
You mean the quad-pumped 100 or 133 Mhz? The Bus speed is only responsible for 0-15% of the performance of a system at any given task. It's important, but not as important as everyone thinks.
...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 30, 2005 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just hate Dell. I came from the PC side and... 17,858 Views / 58 Replies  
I just hate Dell. I came from the PC side and see how they have ruined that side with their junk computers. They have always been junk.

I'd never buy antything nor do I ever reccomend anything...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 29, 2005 at 10:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have no issues with the wife's 12" iBook LCD -... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
Have no issues with the wife's 12" iBook LCD - and it's almost 3 years old. It's not dim or of low quality. And I use a Thinkpad a31 with a 1600x1200 display for work and both are of excellent...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 29, 2005 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
You do realize the P4 is a dog - Your Athlon can... 1,788 Views / 26 Replies  
You do realize the P4 is a dog - Your Athlon can probably come close to spanking that P4. The P4 was designed for high clockspeeds, not high performance.

[b]

That's odd - lots of musicians use...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 29, 2005 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Time. I've been a Windows user (unfortunately)... 1,596 Views / 16 Replies  
Time. I've been a Windows user (unfortunately) since Win 3.11, work on it all day long and try to make it work....

When I first switched in '02, I wanted to take my iMac back after the first...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 29, 2005 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Expecting a new iBook G4 this time 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
I tried it all with the wife's 'Book. Froze it, tapped it, etc. The only advice that worked was pressing on it. I'm thinking there may well be multiple issues with these machines that I'm hoping...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 28, 2005 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Expecting a new iBook G4 this time 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
My wife's on her 3rd logic board on the 800 Mhz iBook and, IIRC it's not the CPU but the video card that is wrongly placed. My theory is that the board gets bent and pops the video chip out. If you...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 27, 2005 at 10:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where? DE-Celerons with 256MB and Inhell Extreme... 2,461 Views / 41 Replies  
Where? DE-Celerons with 256MB and Inhell Extreme need not apply.
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 25, 2005 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've been on the PC side for over 10 years now... 965 Views / 14 Replies  
I've been on the PC side for over 10 years now and Dell is and always has been one of the worst.

I actually make my living keeping Windows hobbling along! :)
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 25, 2005 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: My Dell died! 965 Views / 14 Replies  
The only good Dell is a dead one. I'm surpirsed it made it 3 years. Most I've seen barely make it 2.

That being said, get the PowerBook!
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 25, 2005 at 09:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Please explain how the logic is faulty. We can... 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
Please explain how the logic is faulty. We can build anything - but it all comes at a price.



True, but the average atteneiton span of the American consumer is about 30 seconds and they...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 22, 2005 at 10:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: I can't believe this!!!!!!!!!!!! 4,324 Views / 76 Replies  
And also like the G's and AMD's they used large caches and an efficient CPU design to lower clockspeed and increasing performance. It's what InHell should have done for the Peee4.

Now that the...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 21, 2005 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How do you figure? The company will then be... 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
How do you figure? The company will then be spending more on the warranty costs and the warranty will not be "highly profitable" any more. Companies will then want to increase quality so those...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 20, 2005 at 08:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It works fine provided you have enough RAM. My... 12,721 Views / 326 Replies  
It works fine provided you have enough RAM. My only PC (And my last) which I was using up until I bought my G4 iMac and a PC I still use occasionally is a Duron/700 (slightly slower than a P3) with...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 19, 2005 at 08:07 AM, in macOS
You can get a UPS that will power your Mac for a... 12,721 Views / 326 Replies  
You can get a UPS that will power your Mac for a while (5-30 mins) for $30-$40...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 19, 2005 at 08:04 AM, in macOS
Don't need it. IIRC there is an option there for... 2,763 Views / 50 Replies  
Don't need it. IIRC there is an option there for duplexing. Or you can change the options in the print settings to print odd pages then even pages. I do it a lot with my i560.
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 18, 2005 at 12:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Pure BS. HP is the 2nd most expensive to print. ... 2,763 Views / 50 Replies  
Pure BS. HP is the 2nd most expensive to print. Canon and Epson are cheapest followed by HP and Lexmark on the high side.

But, I'd never buy an HP perinter, PC or Mac. There are far better...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 15, 2005 at 10:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Again you have no proof it's a design flaw. None... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
Again you have no proof it's a design flaw. None whatsoever. For a design flaw it would have to rear its head on EVERY Mac Mini. Which it isn't. It could be a batch of them or something (like...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 14, 2005 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Again, run the #'s - 2% is considered a great... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
Again, run the #'s - 2% is considered a great defect rate. At 900k Minis, that's 18,000 Minis with issues. And also see my post about the Explorer. Just because it's a "hot" topic on the 'net...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 12, 2005 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
My condolences. Dells are the worst of the... 1,506 Views / 10 Replies  
My condolences. Dells are the worst of the bunch. And I have been fixing PC's for over 10 years....
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 12, 2005 at 05:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The PC world is getting better and better in this... 937 Views / 14 Replies  
The PC world is getting better and better in this regards. For example: XP nukes support for a lot of parallel port stuff (Scanners, etc) in favor of USB. XP also doesn't support Non-PnP hardware...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 11, 2005 at 09:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
You may want to explain to them that buying a... 1,506 Views / 10 Replies  
You may want to explain to them that buying a Dell printer is a poor idea. They have their own toner/ink cartridges and the only place to get them is Dell (they are chipped so regular Lexmarks won't...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 10, 2005 at 04:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You'd be surprised. I had a Trek that was on my... 812 Views / 21 Replies  
You'd be surprised. I had a Trek that was on my keys for a year and a half. Was thrown around and generally abused. Lost it in a snowstorm and 2 months later found it and it worked fine for 6 more...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 9, 2005 at 09:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Mac X USB to parallel (HP LJ 6L) 599 Views / 3 Replies  
Rumors have it if you pick up any old USB -> Parallel converter it will work with OSX. Just pick a LJ 5 or 6 when you set it up if the model isn't there.
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 9, 2005 at 09:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
For those of us who would never ever buy anything... 695 Views / 5 Replies  
For those of us who would never ever buy anything from Dell, what are the choices?

Looking at the major players (Viewsonic, LG, Samsung) it looks like the Apple is the only one with a widescreen...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 9, 2005 at 09:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good Luck. Probably won't ever work with a Mac... 1,506 Views / 10 Replies  
Good Luck. Probably won't ever work with a Mac since it's a Dell. Not to mention you'll never get any kind of support from Dell if you have issues or need any support at all.

Return it and get a...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 9, 2005 at 09:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The hostility comes from someone claiming that... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
The hostility comes from someone claiming that "the sky is falling" and that every Mini Mac has these issues. Based on the #'s, neither has been proven true yet.




I'd bet that a small...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 4, 2005 at 09:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Let's put this into perspective: Say, Apple... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
Let's put this into perspective:

Say, Apple sells 900,000 Minis this quarter (they are ont rack for that)
a 1% defect rate means 9,000 Minis have this issue. That would cause a lot of stir in...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 3, 2005 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's what I saw too. And there were a few who... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
That's what I saw too. And there were a few who bought new monitors and they worked perfectly fine.

Again, it's a defect in SOME Minis, Not ALL.

I especailly love the people that claim Apple...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 3, 2005 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Again, you know this how? Were you in on the... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
Again, you know this how? Were you in on the design of the unit? Did you run an analyzer on the output of the VGA/DVI?

Please, tell us how you know it's a defect in every Mini. Also explain...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 3, 2005 at 08:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's a pretty bold statement. You know this... 5,137 Views / 108 Replies  
That's a pretty bold statement. You know this how? Have you personally examined every mini? Didn't think so. Don't you find it odd that none of the reviews comment on this? Even the ones where...
Posted by mbryda, on Mar 2, 2005 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Windows browsing is inherently faster 14,921 Views / 131 Replies  
Than there's something wrong with your wife's iBook hardware, OS, or browser. Browsing on an IBM a30p (2Ghz P4, 1GB) with Firefox over the same DSL connection is only a tad faster than the wife's...
Posted by mbryda, on Feb 28, 2005 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: A few Switcher comments/questions ... 1,501 Views / 32 Replies  
[/b]

Fn - Backspace will give you the forward delete you are looking for.
[b]

With the apps with an installer, unless they put an uninstaller in your apps folder, you can just drag to the...
Posted by mbryda, on Feb 28, 2005 at 09:22 AM, in macOS
The one they sell on www.apple.com - the base... 14,921 Views / 131 Replies  
The one they sell on www.apple.com - the base model.
Posted by mbryda, on Feb 28, 2005 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
I wasn't thrilled with the AIO concept when I got... 14,921 Views / 131 Replies  
I wasn't thrilled with the AIO concept when I got my 15" iMac 3 years ago. But, I analyzed my PC upgrades and each time I ended up almost redoing the whole box due to different RAM, power...
Posted by mbryda, on Feb 26, 2005 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah. That's why every security firm rates OSX... 14,921 Views / 131 Replies  
Yeah. That's why every security firm rates OSX and BSD as the most secure OS's. Or maybe it's because writing a virus/trojan/whatever for OSX is more than point and click as it is with Windows. Or...
Posted by mbryda, on Feb 26, 2005 at 11:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
What sites? I love when people bring this... 14,921 Views / 131 Replies  
What sites? I love when people bring this argument up. I work in IT and use the Internet every day. Surf with FireFox on my PC for the past year, Mozilla for 2 before that. Never encountered any...
Posted by mbryda, on Feb 26, 2005 at 11:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Showing results 1 to 50 of 592
 
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:28 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,