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Not if you plan ahead! Just don't buy an Apple... 2,814 Views / 52 Replies  
Not if you plan ahead! Just don't buy an Apple display! Get any other normal display and use both of the inputs that they usually provide. Even normal analog VGA is more than adequate for gaming -...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jan 12, 2008 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
If I were Apple I would try to strengthen the... 999 Views / 14 Replies  
If I were Apple I would try to strengthen the market penetration outside of the USA. Has the advantage of getting paid in stronger currencies and being more detached from the looming financial crisis...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jan 12, 2008 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Shouldn't be a problem. The boot camp assistant... 8,357 Views / 5 Replies  
Shouldn't be a problem. The boot camp assistant is just a small front-end to a command-line utility that is part of the System.

No reinstallation of the system is necessary.

The Windows drivers...
Posted by Thraxes, on Nov 3, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Well, drivers for UVC compliant Webcams are not... 9,663 Views / 152 Replies  
Well, drivers for UVC compliant Webcams are not subject to license fees...

802.11n capability IS something that has to be licensed. Paying for THAT license is where the SOA comes in.
Posted by Thraxes, on Oct 28, 2007 at 02:35 PM, in macOS
Weird, had a similar occurence just 2 weeks ago.... 928 Views / 16 Replies  
Weird, had a similar occurence just 2 weeks ago. Also checked one hour after putting my rev A MBP in its bag and had a baking Laptop on my hands.

Had to completely turn off the machine (as in...
Posted by Thraxes, on Oct 2, 2007 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Simply bandwidth and hence video quality reasons... 820 Views / 4 Replies  
Simply bandwidth and hence video quality reasons I think that using WLAN would be better than EDGE so the carrier becomes a non-issue.
Posted by Thraxes, on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:52 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hmmm... OK, if the T-Online hotspots are all... 2,990 Views / 74 Replies  
Hmmm... OK, if the T-Online hotspots are all freely accessible, the missing UMTS becomes a non-issue - especially here in the Rhein Main area.

But I really really want to see what happens to the...
Posted by Thraxes, on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well looking at the spec sheet on t-mobile.de... 2,990 Views / 74 Replies  
Well looking at the spec sheet on t-mobile.de there doesn't seem to be any 3G support, just EDGE :(

Add to that the big question mark hovering over the homebrew iPhone apps scene, I think I will...
Posted by Thraxes, on Sep 29, 2007 at 09:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The Excel dilemma is actually the more tricky... 2,802 Views / 47 Replies  
The Excel dilemma is actually the more tricky bit. I find that Office:mac 2004 runs unacceptably slow in Rosetta on my MBP - I ditched it after just one week, even NeoOffice-J is faster and that is...
Posted by Thraxes, on May 18, 2007 at 05:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
HD is no problem for the MBP, have dozens of... 2,779 Views / 24 Replies  
HD is no problem for the MBP, have dozens of 1080p test clips with different codecs and all run fine.
Posted by Thraxes, on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, the card is a /54 or fullsized card, the MBP... 468 Views / 5 Replies  
No, the card is a /54 or fullsized card, the MBP can only take /34 or half sized cards.
Posted by Thraxes, on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
AppleCare on the cheap? 1,067 Views / 7 Replies  
So here in Germany AppleCare for my MBP costs 365 Euros - or 500$$ !! *ouch* :eek:

But my flat-mate is american and Apple care at Amazon USA comes in at a cool 299$ which in Euros is exactly the...
Posted by Thraxes, on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP with at least 2GB RAM. Screen real estate is... 1,183 Views / 14 Replies  
MBP with at least 2GB RAM. Screen real estate is at a premium and I hardly ever do video editing without my larger 20" LCD hooked up and running as primary display.
Posted by Thraxes, on Apr 14, 2007 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd also just suggest getting a router. They're... 687 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd also just suggest getting a router. They're cheap and you can run the PB and the Dell both on the same network at the same time.
Posted by Thraxes, on Apr 14, 2007 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, at least here in Germany, if you want a... 5,188 Views / 81 Replies  
Actually, at least here in Germany, if you want a 15" laptop that is well put together with the fastest Core2Duo processor, ATI 1600m grahics ad all the other bells and whistles... Apple is one of...
Posted by Thraxes, on Mar 7, 2007 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use my 15" MBP with a 20" Dell widescreen with... 927 Views / 12 Replies  
I use my 15" MBP with a 20" Dell widescreen with the laptop on an iCurve Stand right next to it. works just fine for me. I use the larger Display as my primary workspace and have less important stuff...
Posted by Thraxes, on Mar 7, 2007 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2nd Power Supply (leave one at home and one for... 801 Views / 11 Replies  
2nd Power Supply (leave one at home and one for the road)

TV-Out adapter

External HDD (preferably a 2,5" model that can be run off the firewire bus)
Posted by Thraxes, on Feb 25, 2007 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use VLC for listening to Audio files and Albums... 941 Views / 21 Replies  
I use VLC for listening to Audio files and Albums that I don't want in my main iTunes Library. It works just like Winamp and hence is "good" - unlike the Windows VLC version (no drag and drop...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jan 22, 2007 at 08:04 PM, in Applications
I can't speak about Adobe apps as I don't use... 11,769 Views / 69 Replies  
I can't speak about Adobe apps as I don't use them heavily enough to pass judgement. I use them enough to notice that rosetta is too slow for me but in the grand scheme of things, Adobe is only...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jan 9, 2007 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use VLC for this. Open Source, very flexible... 384 Views / 1 Replies  
I use VLC for this. Open Source, very flexible and if required extremely powerfull. The new version now also works with the Apple remote and has much improved WMV9 support.

VideoLAN - Free...
Posted by Thraxes, on Dec 19, 2006 at 09:40 AM, in Applications
My screen is very dark on the right side just... 1,210 Views / 17 Replies  
My screen is very dark on the right side just after I turn it on. Wasn't like that until just a few weeks ago. It does recover after about 10 - 15 minutes so I can live with it for now until I can...
Posted by Thraxes, on Nov 26, 2006 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did an 8-Track recording last weekend of a... 2,392 Views / 17 Replies  
Did an 8-Track recording last weekend of a musical on my MBP's internal drive with an Edirol UA-101. Worked just fine. Project used 24bits at 48kHz.
Posted by Thraxes, on Nov 26, 2006 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My own experience of Office apps (Speedy to... 3,037 Views / 44 Replies  
My own experience of Office apps (Speedy to laggy):

MS Office & Open Office in a Parallels VM -> NeoOffice UB OS-X ----- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - -...
Posted by Thraxes, on Oct 24, 2006 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
NeoOffice 2.0 Beta3 is out! 2,236 Views / 45 Replies  
Just spreading the word, it is the first public beta for NeoOffice 2.0 (to my knowledge at least) and is available in PPC and Intel flavours.

One thing is certain though: On an Intel mac it is...
Posted by Thraxes, on Aug 28, 2006 at 07:52 PM, in Applications
Use an ethernet connection. By far the most... 1,202 Views / 25 Replies  
Use an ethernet connection. By far the most sensible thing to do for just 6GB. Even if it were much much more, a Gigabit PCI card for the sony would take care of that very cheaply.
Posted by Thraxes, on Aug 7, 2006 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And for every example of bad luck there are... 1,420 Views / 12 Replies  
And for every example of bad luck there are dozens of others that are enjoying their first machine in blissfull silence, like me...
Posted by Thraxes, on Aug 7, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And before somebody comes in and whines "Nobody... 6,946 Views / 89 Replies  
And before somebody comes in and whines "Nobody buys Dell at list price - not with all those MIRs floating about" well not all of us live in the US (thank god ;)) and Dells at list price is as good...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 31, 2006 at 04:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you game or can your gaming habits be quelled... 886 Views / 9 Replies  
Do you game or can your gaming habits be quelled by a game console? If you really really like your computer games such as WoW, CounterStrike:Source etc then you just might want to consider a MBP. If...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 30, 2006 at 02:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, if you are on a budget I would also suggest... 5,980 Views / 18 Replies  
Well, if you are on a budget I would also suggest getting the 1.86, sell the RAM (if you can) and get 2x1GB sticks off crucial or newegg (seem like the places to go if you live in the US ;)), get an...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 30, 2006 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One thing you should also consider when looking... 6,946 Views / 89 Replies  
One thing you should also consider when looking at the Pro models: You just can't compare a MacBookPro with a Dell Inspiron... they are just not in the same league in regards to engineering and...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 30, 2006 at 01:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel revoking ATi's bus license has absolutely... 3,314 Views / 34 Replies  
Intel revoking ATi's bus license has absolutely NOTHING to do with graphic cards and chips!! It refers to ATi's Intel compatible mainboard chipsets. To make those chipsets you need a license from...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 27, 2006 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: 100 points to you ;) 1,151,102 Views / 4,110 Replies  
100 points to you ;)
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 7, 2006 at 11:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Well I will oblige and post a night shot with... 1,151,102 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Well I will oblige and post a night shot with lava-lamps, illuminated MBP keyboard and all :D

The blue glow under the laptop is from an external Harddrive. I'm using the MBP as my main machine...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 6, 2006 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
True Folder / File Encryption needs to be... 669 Views / 8 Replies  
True Folder / File Encryption needs to be implemented in the Filesystem. NTFS can do this as can EXT and REISER.

I'm still kinda hoping that 10.5 will bring a new Filesystemwith true Metadata...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 5, 2006 at 11:30 AM, in Applications
Hey! Got the same error aswell on my MBP but I... 8,264 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey! Got the same error aswell on my MBP but I assume it has more to do with the hacked nature of TinyXP that I am running (a slimmed down bloatless version of WinXP... just the bare essentials to...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 2, 2006 at 02:01 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Ultra-cheap version: Buy a 2-way switch with 3 or... 500 Views / 2 Replies  
Ultra-cheap version: Buy a 2-way switch with 3 or more lines and solder yourself
Cheap Version: Get a cheap Audio source switch
The cool version (I would choose): Buy a 2 channel mixer and hook...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jul 2, 2006 at 01:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well the power ist certainly there (boy do... 1,016 Views / 7 Replies  
Well the power ist certainly there (boy do Windows games fly on this baby!) but if the software uses the power is a different matter altogether, do you make flash animations or do you just wanna...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 30, 2006 at 07:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Chalk up another satisfied owner... a verrrry... 4,424 Views / 42 Replies  
Chalk up another satisfied owner... a verrrry quiet whine - inaudible in anything but perfect silence (I live under the climb-out of Frankfurt airport so any minute noises succumb to the might of...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 29, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And with which Linux machine should he do that?... 965 Views / 23 Replies  
And with which Linux machine should he do that? He said he has sold the machine and just kept the HDD from which he now wants the files. The only PC he has available is his neighbors and I doubt that...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 26, 2006 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I like to game but haven't upped my main system... 1,278 Views / 17 Replies  
I like to game but haven't upped my main system in almost two years and a replacement / upgrade is due and I have the cash.

The iBook was great but I now need something with more POWAAH (analysing...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 25, 2006 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It won't mount because Mac OS can't understanfd... 965 Views / 23 Replies  
It won't mount because Mac OS can't understanfd the linux file system.

If the drive is formatted with ext2/3 then you can get it to work with this little tool here:
...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 25, 2006 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you can wait till the WWDC then I would... 844 Views / 6 Replies  
If you can wait till the WWDC then I would seriously consider that.

Usually i wouldn't recommend wating but WWDC is a real red letter date and since it is relatively close you might as well wait...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 19, 2006 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No discernable difference between a 5400 and a... 1,622 Views / 10 Replies  
No discernable difference between a 5400 and a 7200 RPM drive in terms of power consumption and heat.

I ordered a 2.16 15", have an extra 1GB of RAM already here waiting but I really really need...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 19, 2006 at 04:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I plan on using both... have a MBP on the way... 34,530 Views / 43 Replies  
I plan on using both... have a MBP on the way which I want to use for some dev work on settop boxes (part of my thesis on IPTV) . The dev tools that I need are on windows and some testing tools and...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 17, 2006 at 08:40 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hmmm not really, my 2005FPW can't do PiP with the... 1,578 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmmm not really, my 2005FPW can't do PiP with the VGA/DVI connection. PiP works only with the Comp/SVHS video input.
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 17, 2006 at 08:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well you could get a short 1m optical cable and... 1,174 Views / 7 Replies  
Well you could get a short 1m optical cable and run it through an Optical -> Coax converter. With that you can continue to use your existing setup. A converter costs 15€ at that same store.
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 17, 2006 at 08:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well aside from the apple mini-DVI -> SVideo /... 686 Views / 1 Replies  
Well aside from the apple mini-DVI -> SVideo / composite adapter (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/5.RSLID?mco=4D24B4AB&nplm=M9319G%2FA), what you are asking for is...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 17, 2006 at 07:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You need an optical cable 3,5mm -> TOS-Link ... 1,174 Views / 7 Replies  
You need an optical cable 3,5mm -> TOS-Link

I don't know any American or UK electronics store that is cheap and easy to order from so I will just post a link to what you need from a german store....
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 17, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No need to go for DivX nagware: ... 607 Views / 4 Replies  
No need to go for DivX nagware:
http://www.3ivx.com/technology/quicktime/index.html

3ivx plays Divx, Xvid etc

For Audio you sometimes need an AC3 Codec:...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 8, 2006 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
So, which company will be the first to provide a... 791 Views / 8 Replies  
So, which company will be the first to provide a small external blower that clips onto the MBPs airvents and pushes some serious cubic-inches of coolness through the machine? Preferably geting its...
Posted by Thraxes, on Jun 5, 2006 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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