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My 12" powerbook was rock solid. I only rebooted... 2,559 Views / 41 Replies  
My 12" powerbook was rock solid. I only rebooted for updates. Sadly my Macbook Pro is highly unstable and crashes every couple of weeks. The mouse and keyboard will just stop responding and I'm...
Posted by Altair, on Oct 10, 2008 at 02:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I miss my themes. It's one of the reasons that... 9,259 Views / 126 Replies  
I miss my themes. It's one of the reasons that I've been contemplating downgrading back to Tiger. The other main reason is for wireless that would then work 100% of the time instead of only 50% of...
Posted by Altair, on Jan 11, 2008 at 06:33 AM, in GUI Customization
Do you have a wireless or other external keyboard... 1,269 Views / 16 Replies  
Do you have a wireless or other external keyboard at all? Mine seems to only happen after I use the wireless keyboard.
Posted by Altair, on Nov 24, 2007 at 08:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The problem sadly is not fixed. I had the... 1,269 Views / 16 Replies  
The problem sadly is not fixed. I had the keyboard intermittently work for me after connecting and later disconnecting an apple wireless keyboard. It is really annoying when this happens. :brick:
Posted by Altair, on Nov 18, 2007 at 04:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I loved my 12" powerbook for school. It was the... 610 Views / 8 Replies  
I loved my 12" powerbook for school. It was the size of a pack of notebook paper and weighed around 4 pounds. The 15" macbook pro that I have now is a bit awkward in size for carrying around. I...
Posted by Altair, on Nov 16, 2007 at 04:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I haven't had any issues since upgrading to... 1,269 Views / 16 Replies  
I haven't had any issues since upgrading to 10.5.1 but I'd give it a couple of days before I say that it's fixed.
Posted by Altair, on Nov 16, 2007 at 04:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah after having my 15" for a couple of weeks it... 1,308 Views / 21 Replies  
Yeah after having my 15" for a couple of weeks it is still a nice machine but I do miss the size and weight of my 12" powerbook. If this rumored ultraportable is indeed coming out in January, I'll...
Posted by Altair, on Nov 15, 2007 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Also I'd suggest maybe getting a wireless... 690 Views / 6 Replies  
Also I'd suggest maybe getting a wireless keyboard and mouse. I just bought the apple wireless keyboard for my setup (now a 2.2 Ghz MBP) and I find it really nice to only have to plug in power and...
Posted by Altair, on Nov 5, 2007 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I, too, feel your pain. I however broke down and... 1,308 Views / 21 Replies  
I, too, feel your pain. I however broke down and bought a low end 15" MBP since I finally ran into some software that just doesn't run well on my first gen 12" powerbook. Plus I kinda wanted an...
Posted by Altair, on Nov 2, 2007 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using ShapeShifter for around 2 years. ... 2,346 Views / 33 Replies  
I've been using ShapeShifter for around 2 years. The only problem I have had during this time was with iTunes so I excluded that program and that's it. I just looked at the activity monitor and...
Posted by Altair, on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:54 PM, in GUI Customization
That is normal for the 12" powerbook actually. ... 434 Views / 3 Replies  
That is normal for the 12" powerbook actually. Mine does it whenever there's a sound if the computer has been quiet for a while.
Posted by Altair, on Oct 9, 2007 at 08:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As a note, I think you can only get one laptop a... 2,555 Views / 52 Replies  
As a note, I think you can only get one laptop a year with the student discount. On the bright side a copy of OSX is about $70-75 for students so it's not all bad. Chances are, this update will be...
Posted by Altair, on Oct 9, 2007 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HAHAHA That is incredibly inaccurate. I am... 842 Views / 22 Replies  
HAHAHA That is incredibly inaccurate. I am typing this on a Dell Precision workstation right now. My almost 5 year old powerbook runs circles around this computer for any IO or network activity. ...
Posted by Altair, on Oct 8, 2007 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using my 12" powerbook for over 4 and a... 456 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been using my 12" powerbook for over 4 and a half years now. I'm just now starting to look at a possible upgrade. If the macbook only had a video card...
Posted by Altair, on Oct 8, 2007 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Also you can buy a copy of Parallels or Vmware... 948 Views / 7 Replies  
Also you can buy a copy of Parallels or Vmware and install windows in a virtual machine. I use parallels on my desktop when I want to just play around in visual studio and other stuff like that. ...
Posted by Altair, on Aug 17, 2007 at 05:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've been eyeing the Sony vaio tz to possibly... 1,778 Views / 44 Replies  
I've been eyeing the Sony vaio tz to possibly replace my now 4.5 year old 12" powerbook. Tell me how it is once you get it.

Howardholton, I know how you feel. I don't want a 15" powerbook that I...
Posted by Altair, on Aug 16, 2007 at 04:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wish that I could convert my old 12" powerbook... 824 Views / 8 Replies  
I wish that I could convert my old 12" powerbook into a tablet (with a new battery). The 13" widescreen is a bit too big for a tablet, I think.

Hmm maybe I have a pet project when I get a new...
Posted by Altair, on Jan 14, 2007 at 05:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Forget the mac, I love your TV setup. I remember... 477,700 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Forget the mac, I love your TV setup. I remember browsing Georgia Home Theater and seeing those speakers or speakers just like it in the completely decked out sound room! What brand are those and...
Posted by Altair, on Jan 14, 2007 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
And I just started playing :p 3,011 Views / 24 Replies  
And I just started playing :p
Posted by Altair, on Aug 24, 2006 at 10:48 PM, in Gaming
I'm still using my rev A 12"er as my main... 25,101 Views / 300 Replies  
I'm still using my rev A 12"er as my main computer at home. This computer was insanely useful for my last 2.5 years of college since I could carry it everywhere. Sadly it's starting to show it's...
Posted by Altair, on Jul 23, 2006 at 05:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try running the Windows Genuine Advantage outside... 487 Views / 2 Replies  
Try running the Windows Genuine Advantage outside of windows update. It can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/whyValidate.aspx. I doubt that it will cause the same problem...
Posted by Altair, on Jul 19, 2006 at 05:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My gf's mother's macbook is running 10.4.6 and... 716 Views / 8 Replies  
My gf's mother's macbook is running 10.4.6 and not 10.4.7 so this might not actually be related to the update. ChrisB, this is a case where the computer is not entirely shutting down or going to...
Posted by Altair, on Jul 3, 2006 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: CrusaderSean, where did you get that desktop... 1,122,556 Views / 4,110 Replies  
CrusaderSean, where did you get that desktop background image that is on your macbook's display?
Posted by Altair, on Jul 2, 2006 at 04:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My girlfriend's mother's macbook did this today. ... 716 Views / 8 Replies  
My girlfriend's mother's macbook did this today. I'll have to see if she has 10.4.7 on it. Are you sure that the macbook didn't wake up while it was in the bag?
Posted by Altair, on Jul 2, 2006 at 04:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that this almost forced hibernation... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
I think that this almost forced hibernation instead of sleep would be a showstopper for me if I was in the market for a new laptop. I find the almost instant sleep of my powerbook to be a HUGE plus...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 29, 2006 at 04:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
mjames: How good are the Sennheiser 595s? I'm... 466,427 Views / 1,355 Replies  
mjames: How good are the Sennheiser 595s? I'm thinking of getting a new set of headphones in the next year or so. I currently have the 570s (though I'm waiting on a replacement cable which is...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 19, 2006 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would go with the mac mini simple for the 20"... 1,108 Views / 18 Replies  
I would go with the mac mini simple for the 20" screen. I just got my dell 20" yesterday and it's a world of difference. I don't think 17" for a desktop screen would do anymore.

Another factor...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 17, 2006 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Full screen windows is only useful on low... 1,300 Views / 17 Replies  
Full screen windows is only useful on low resolution or small screens. I would not want to maximize anything on my 20" widescreen monitor. That's a huge waste of space. Windows annoys me by not...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 17, 2006 at 04:25 AM, in GUI Customization
Does the new silencer add any weight to the video... 605 Views / 4 Replies  
Does the new silencer add any weight to the video card? This might affect things.
Posted by Altair, on Mar 17, 2006 at 03:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Can you elaborate more on this (with pictures)? 26,654 Views / 52 Replies  
Can you elaborate more on this (with pictures)?
Posted by Altair, on Mar 15, 2006 at 06:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It is an L with the short L part on the left... 26,654 Views / 52 Replies  
It is an L with the short L part on the left side. That probably makes the desk more stable since there are three seperate A legs instead of just two.
Posted by Altair, on Mar 15, 2006 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's the desk that I have. It's called the... 26,654 Views / 52 Replies  
That's the desk that I have. It's called the Galant series. It's sturdy as a rock.

To Eug:
The problem with the beam shouldn't actually be a problem because all of the legs have adjustable...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 15, 2006 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Galant desk doesn't have any problems. It's... 26,654 Views / 52 Replies  
My Galant desk doesn't have any problems. It's the corner version with 2 and a half A legs. I don't know what the rectangle version is like though. Also with the Galant series you can adjust the...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 13, 2006 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If a program doesn't work like you are used to... 466,427 Views / 1,355 Replies  
If a program doesn't work like you are used to with respect to home and end keys, then try using control + right/left arrow keys. To skip words like in windows I believe it's alt(option) + arrow. ...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 13, 2006 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Here is the link: Dell site... 1,122,556 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here is the link: Dell site (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/ProductDetail.aspx?sku=20053YR&c=us&l=en&cs=19&category_id=6198&brandid=56&first=true&page=productlisting.aspx). It's on sale right...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 11, 2006 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A lot of people that would buy a mini would like... 3,157 Views / 46 Replies  
A lot of people that would buy a mini would like to play World of Warcraft.
Posted by Altair, on Mar 2, 2006 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you do not need a lot of upgradeability, I... 959 Views / 11 Replies  
If you do not need a lot of upgradeability, I would go ahead and get the core duo mac mini. It will blow away your MDD (even with Rosetta) and will only get faster as more universal binaries are...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 1, 2006 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a feeling that 90% (including me) of the... 5,012 Views / 64 Replies  
I have a feeling that 90% (including me) of the people that are complaining about this card do not play the newest FPS for several hours a day. I play a good strategy game every now and then and the...
Posted by Altair, on Mar 1, 2006 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would add a Hauppage win tv pvr card. 1,591 Views / 35 Replies  
I would add a Hauppage win tv pvr card.
Posted by Altair, on Feb 27, 2006 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't forget about the fact that the powerbook... 1,007 Views / 18 Replies  
Don't forget about the fact that the powerbook has a *much* better keyboard. If you do a fair amount of typing then the powerbook is a better choice.
Posted by Altair, on Oct 28, 2005 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I know two people with the Dell one, you will be... 742 Views / 12 Replies  
I know two people with the Dell one, you will be quite happy with it. (It also doubles as a TV).
Posted by Altair, on Oct 5, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try Eclipse at www.eclipse.org. That is the... 687 Views / 9 Replies  
Try Eclipse at www.eclipse.org. That is the single best IDE for any language ever. It does take a fair amount of resources to run though.
Posted by Altair, on Oct 5, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It sounds like you just need more ram. What 5-10... 750 Views / 16 Replies  
It sounds like you just need more ram. What 5-10 apps do you usually run? If they are heavy on the memory than 512 MB is not going to be enough.
Posted by Altair, on Oct 2, 2005 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Firefox only fixes some of the problems with... 2,196 Views / 52 Replies  
Firefox only fixes some of the problems with windows. Not all viruses and worms attack Internet Explorer. Many attack ports that are open on the default install of windows. Granted with XP SP2...
Posted by Altair, on Sep 29, 2005 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where can you get third party batteries and how... 619 Views / 8 Replies  
Where can you get third party batteries and how much do they cost? Mine is at about 55% after 2 years.
Posted by Altair, on Sep 27, 2005 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Go back to slashdot troll. If you cared to do... 1,346 Views / 24 Replies  
Go back to slashdot troll. If you cared to do any research, you would find that Apple had a previous widget application that was just like Konfabulator. Here is an exert from the website that you...
Posted by Altair, on May 1, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought that the 30 inch display requires two... 623 Views / 3 Replies  
I thought that the 30 inch display requires two dvi plugs to be powered. Can anybody else confirm this?
Posted by Altair, on Apr 4, 2005 at 03:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Virtual PC is a PC emulator that lets you run... 1,153 Views / 32 Replies  
Virtual PC is a PC emulator that lets you run windows on the mac. It's a bit slow and does not support 3d so you cannot play half life 2 on it.
Posted by Altair, on Apr 3, 2005 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the crystal film make the powerbook's screen... 2,491 Views / 26 Replies  
Does the crystal film make the powerbook's screen as good as an xbrite screen? Also do you think it would improve the 12" powerbooks screen?
Posted by Altair, on Apr 1, 2005 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I finally found the time to reinstall osx and... 943 Views / 13 Replies  
I finally found the time to reinstall osx and only upgrade to 10.3.7 :( It's the first time that I've had to reinstall OS X outside of a harddrive failure. :brick:
Posted by Altair, on Mar 7, 2005 at 01:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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