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RealPC was always faster than VPC on OS 9. ... 1,351 Views / 22 Replies  
RealPC was always faster than VPC on OS 9. Everyone seemed to buy VPC. Funny how important marketing is. The OS X version of RealPC is going to be based on their product for Solaris so it will be...
Posted by Northform, on May 18, 2003 at 09:53 AM, in Applications
BitTorrent doesn't allow people to download... 718 Views / 13 Replies  
BitTorrent doesn't allow people to download random files from your hard drive. It uploads what you are currently downloading and it uploads anything that you have fully downloaded before you quit...
Posted by Northform, on May 7, 2003 at 02:10 AM, in Applications
You can change the image used for the mouse over... 664 Views / 8 Replies  
You can change the image used for the mouse over with the red, green, and yellow buttons. I don't know off the top of my head what resource to change, but if you look around some themeing sites you...
Posted by Northform, on Apr 6, 2003 at 08:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, Microsoft is tring to produce a QE like... 433 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, Microsoft is tring to produce a QE like system for the Windows after next in order to take some of the load off of their processors. It doesn't seem like it is something that the industry sees...
Posted by Northform, on Feb 9, 2003 at 11:09 PM, in Mac OS X
* Improved stability (more crash fixes) *... 1,133 Views / 15 Replies  
* Improved stability (more crash fixes)
* Shockwave Director content displays now
* Improved RealPlayer support
* You can add buttons for New Tab and Close Tab to the toolbar
*...
Posted by Northform, on Feb 5, 2003 at 09:45 PM, in Applications
Nothing big for anyone who has kept up with the... 1,133 Views / 15 Replies  
Nothing big for anyone who has kept up with the nightlies
Posted by Northform, on Feb 5, 2003 at 07:59 PM, in Applications
Faster speeds need newer phones. It is easy to... 1,855 Views / 62 Replies  
Faster speeds need newer phones. It is easy to see whether or not they are using it with a computer, and CDMA2000 has never exceeded 70kbps even in lab enviornments. There is no way that you will...
Posted by Northform, on Feb 4, 2003 at 10:46 PM, in Mac OS X
OW4.2 seems faster, but it might just be my... 1,591 Views / 48 Replies  
OW4.2 seems faster, but it might just be my imagination. I am on a G3/300 so every browser is slow for me. Pages like Google and google's searched go faster, but complex pages like the forums are...
Posted by Northform, on Feb 3, 2003 at 02:44 PM, in Applications
OW4.2 feels faster. Not on pages like the... 674 Views / 9 Replies  
OW4.2 feels faster. Not on pages like the forums, but on more simple pages it seems faster (almost up to Chi/Saf). Then again, maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part. I just love the UI and...
Posted by Northform, on Feb 3, 2003 at 02:40 PM, in Mac OS X
You probably have 4.1 international. They only... 674 Views / 9 Replies  
You probably have 4.1 international. They only release the betas in English.
Posted by Northform, on Feb 3, 2003 at 02:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, first, you can get it for $40/mo with 300... 1,855 Views / 62 Replies  
Well, first, you can get it for $40/mo with 300 min talk. Second, Sprint probably monitors their network to make sure people aren't doing this (as they sell laptop service for $100/mo without voice...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 29, 2003 at 08:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Sprint doesn't allow you to use PCS Vision for... 1,855 Views / 62 Replies  
Sprint doesn't allow you to use PCS Vision for phones with computers. You have to sign up for their PCS Vision for laptops/PDAs service which costs $100/mo for unlimited service.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 28, 2003 at 04:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Be is an amazing system, but after a short time... 1,302 Views / 21 Replies  
Be is an amazing system, but after a short time you see why Win/Mac are better. Not because they are a better concept, but because they have more resources. As great as Be was, they didn't have the...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 20, 2003 at 05:17 AM, in Applications
It really isn't useful nowadays. At one point it... 1,302 Views / 21 Replies  
It really isn't useful nowadays. At one point it at least was current technology, but now it feels like running PalmOS on a desktop. Fast, responsive interface (not more so than classic really),...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 19, 2003 at 05:12 PM, in Applications
Can't do it. It will look better once they... 389 Views / 3 Replies  
Can't do it.

It will look better once they move it to 96dpi.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 19, 2003 at 10:04 AM, in Applications
Doesn't really matter unless you've got an intel... 1,302 Views / 21 Replies  
Doesn't really matter unless you've got an intel machine around. The BeOS Developer Edition you downloaded is merely a copy of the personal edition with some extra apps and tools and is only...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 19, 2003 at 10:02 AM, in Applications
Version 5 was available for PPC, but the personal... 1,302 Views / 21 Replies  
Version 5 was available for PPC, but the personal edition wasn't. The personal edition was the free downloadable version. Be did include PowerPC support in BeOS R5 professional edition (the one...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 19, 2003 at 09:55 AM, in Applications
Safari's backlog seems to be in loading data from... 901 Views / 17 Replies  
Safari's backlog seems to be in loading data from the network while Chimera's backlog seems to be in compiling the data for display.

Either way, I believe that the compact code of KHTML will allow...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 19, 2003 at 09:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Version numbering is not something that is... 901 Views / 17 Replies  
Version numbering is not something that is standard. A version number is whatever the developer thinks its application deserves.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 18, 2003 at 03:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Safari's speed 901 Views / 17 Replies  
I have found that the speed of Safari is more dependent on the speed of the computer than the RAM the computer has. I have a Blue G3/300 w/320MB RAM and an iMac 500 w/128 RAM and Safari is noticably...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 18, 2003 at 08:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Although betas are supposed to be feature... 1,354 Views / 21 Replies  
Although betas are supposed to be feature complete, they usually add stuff during the cycle. I believe that the only reason that we've seen an update to Safari is because there was a potentially...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 18, 2003 at 08:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Text smoothing doesn't slow down the OS by any... 628 Views / 7 Replies  
Text smoothing doesn't slow down the OS by any factor that you, or most machines, could notice.

The Civ 3 thing is because it was a hacked addon that wasn't meant to be.

The only way that AA...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 18, 2003 at 06:03 AM, in Mac OS X
It comes up as 430MHz P2 on my G3/300 as well. ... 1,302 Views / 21 Replies  
It comes up as 430MHz P2 on my G3/300 as well. It simply says that so that you don't get errors if software checks the speed to see if you have enough.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 18, 2003 at 05:58 AM, in Applications
Apple won't use OpenOffice.org. There are too... 3,249 Views / 86 Replies  
Apple won't use OpenOffice.org. There are too many issues. They can't really make it behave properly in Windows never mind Aqua. It's the mozilla thing. They might take the MSOffice translators...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 18, 2003 at 05:56 AM, in Applications
He didn't change to his own core. He was... 822 Views / 16 Replies  
He didn't change to his own core. He was planning to, but his core wasn't viable enough so he changed from the gnut core to the LimeWire core.

LimeWire does charge a fee, but it is not for the...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 16, 2003 at 11:26 AM, in Mac OS X
The fact that he uses GPL code in a non-GPL... 822 Views / 16 Replies  
The fact that he uses GPL code in a non-GPL program. Legally, you can pirate a serial number for Aquisition.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 16, 2003 at 08:59 AM, in Mac OS X
BeOS doesn't work in VPC because of problems in... 1,302 Views / 21 Replies  
BeOS doesn't work in VPC because of problems in compatability with the emmulation engine. Even more important, BeOS doesn't support USB input devices including the mouse and keyboards from recent...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 16, 2003 at 07:30 AM, in Applications
Too bad about the licencing snafu in the latest... 822 Views / 16 Replies  
Too bad about the licencing snafu in the latest versions.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 15, 2003 at 10:11 AM, in Mac OS X
I, and apparently everyone else on these forums... 500 Views / 10 Replies  
I, and apparently everyone else on these forums from other topics, think that the scrolling in Safari is better than usual. Maybe something is wrong with your setup.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 13, 2003 at 07:17 PM, in Mac OS X
I've submitted reports on: The menus at... 512 Views / 17 Replies  
I've submitted reports on:
The menus at attws.com
The menus at nokiausa.com
The on-mouse-over descriptions at verizonwireless.com
The lack of boarders around the right sidebar text at...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 11, 2003 at 10:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Apple has a product that is of great benefit to... 3,692 Views / 57 Replies  
Apple has a product that is of great benefit to the Mac community. First, beginners don't want to use a no name browser and are more comfortable with something from Apple or Microsoft and Safari at...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 11, 2003 at 04:07 AM, in Applications
One of the things that I've noticed is that Apple... 759 Views / 15 Replies  
One of the things that I've noticed is that Apple has used the native aqua highlights for text fields, but when you click on a link it uses the KHTML highlight (the dashed line rather than the blue...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 9, 2003 at 05:41 AM, in Applications
I didn't see that option. I'm glad it's there. ... 3,692 Views / 57 Replies  
I didn't see that option. I'm glad it's there. Thanks (Although it would be nice if Apple made the selection permanent).
Posted by Northform, on Jan 9, 2003 at 05:36 AM, in Applications
Writing code in assembly is a bad idea. There is... 649 Views / 12 Replies  
Writing code in assembly is a bad idea. There is no platform portability. Almost no one does it anymore because there is almost no benefit to it.
Posted by Northform, on Jan 9, 2003 at 05:33 AM, in Mac OS X
The sourcecode is avail. at... 813 Views / 10 Replies  
The sourcecode is avail. at http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/webcore/

Yeah I know it's not CVS, but it is there. I heard from a few developers that have worked with KDE and they are...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 9, 2003 at 02:35 AM, in Mac OS X
KHTML does not browse files. It is merely an... 1,699 Views / 21 Replies  
KHTML does not browse files. It is merely an HTML rendering engine like Gecko. That does not mean that Safari/Mozilla/Konqueror cannot browse files (in fact Konqueror is the equiv. of the finder...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 9, 2003 at 02:24 AM, in Mac OS X
I still miss OW's ability to correct spelling... 3,692 Views / 57 Replies  
I still miss OW's ability to correct spelling errors when typing in forms. Their interface was also nicer than Safari's (and not because of the brushed metal).

EDIT: Personally, I would like to...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 9, 2003 at 02:07 AM, in Applications
KHTML is part of the KDE project and is the HTML... 12,494 Views / 248 Replies  
KHTML is part of the KDE project and is the HTML rendering engine for Konqueror, the KDE web and file browser. It has nothing to do with Gnome. Gnome uses Nautalus for a file browser and Galeon for...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 7, 2003 at 07:24 PM, in Mac OS X
COCOA SHOULD BE LISTED AS A FEATURE. It is true... 771 Views / 10 Replies  
COCOA SHOULD BE LISTED AS A FEATURE. It is true that there is nothing inherently better about Cocoa programs than Carbon programs, but in practice Cocoa programs are better than Carbon programs. ...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 7, 2003 at 01:31 PM, in Applications
Re: Windows Alternatives? 525 Views / 7 Replies  
For an iTunes replacement, I would go with Media Jukebox (http://www.musicex.com/mediajukebox/).

You can turn off the skins and it will look like any Windows program. It's the only Windows...
Posted by Northform, on Jan 5, 2003 at 10:56 PM, in Applications
PPPOE doesn't work well on any setup. ... 694 Views / 26 Replies  
PPPOE doesn't work well on any setup. Mac/Win/Lin, it doesn't matter.

Things to look at: Have you signed on? PPPOE is not always on (no matter what your provider claims about having always on...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 22, 2002 at 07:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Journaling does not prevent problems. It simply... 398 Views / 3 Replies  
Journaling does not prevent problems. It simply keeps a record that allows the computer to recover from certain drive problems without having to run a disk scanning utility.

It's not that...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 22, 2002 at 07:47 PM, in Mac OS X
I hate to say this, but a new Windows XP computer... 4,142 Views / 62 Replies  
I hate to say this, but a new Windows XP computer can be had for $300 at walmart.com. Kinda makes Virtual PC seem a bit weak at $220. Sure it's only 800MHz w/10GB HD, 128RAM, CD-ROM, Ethernet,...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 19, 2002 at 07:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I believe that Apple will continue to support all... 737 Views / 23 Replies  
I believe that Apple will continue to support all OS X compatable computers for at least 2 more years. The choice was both a want for people to upgrade and a money saver (not having to develop...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 8, 2002 at 11:55 PM, in Mac OS X
A toster might work as you suggested, but I would... 1,338 Views / 8 Replies  
A toster might work as you suggested, but I would try a match or fireplace (with fire burning) first. Those two are great at burning Kodak Photo CDs (as well as many other things).

Actually, I...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 7, 2002 at 11:56 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't think I quite understood what he was... 1,467 Views / 35 Replies  
I don't think I quite understood what he was saying...:)
Posted by Northform, on Dec 7, 2002 at 11:48 PM, in Mac OS X
You need to go into the Linksys setup and change... 383 Views / 6 Replies  
You need to go into the Linksys setup and change the number of DHCP users. Type 192.168.1.1 into your browser; enter the username and password (if you haven't changed it it's in your manual); click...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 5, 2002 at 03:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Runs great on my iMac 500/128. Maybe a tad slow,... 640 Views / 17 Replies  
Runs great on my iMac 500/128. Maybe a tad slow, but not appreciably slower than it runs on my friends Pentium 4 1.5GHz. I think there is something wrong with your installation of it.
Posted by Northform, on Dec 5, 2002 at 03:00 AM, in Mac OS X
iTunes runs great on my iMac 500/128 with almost... 3,938 Views / 108 Replies  
iTunes runs great on my iMac 500/128 with almost no appreciable speed difference. The only thing that I would ask for is Ogg Vorbis support.
Posted by Northform, on Dec 5, 2002 at 02:58 AM, in Mac OS X
This is a complicated question. Basically... ... 2,457 Views / 64 Replies  
This is a complicated question. Basically...

Quartz has more capabilities than display postscript.

Apple wrote Quartz in less than a year (I think - DP4 to 10.0 timespan). It will continue to...
Posted by Northform, on Dec 2, 2002 at 12:17 AM, in Mac OS X
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