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Poll: For those who have tried downgrading, is the... 3,764 Views / 32 Replies  
For those who have tried downgrading, is the previous iphoto going to be able to use an '11 upgraded library? *gulp* I'm detesting the new iPhoto. The new features are great, but the old features...
Posted by darcybaston, on Oct 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM, in Applications
Oh shoot. I'm looking for a non reboot option.... 44,165 Views / 13 Replies  
Oh shoot. I'm looking for a non reboot option. Looks like the built-in features of Windows 7 are the only ones that allow this, or tools which use the Shadow Volume service. I'm trying the W7 stuff...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
shifuimam, that looks very promising! I'll give... 44,165 Views / 13 Replies  
shifuimam, that looks very promising! I'll give it a go.
Posted by darcybaston, on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:30 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It doesn't copy file for file though does it?... 44,165 Views / 13 Replies  
It doesn't copy file for file though does it? Meaning if I browsed to C:\ and then browsed the E:\ (external drive), they would look *exactly* the same? Plus, it doesn't make backup drives bootable....
Posted by darcybaston, on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:54 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Is there a SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner app for Windows? 44,165 Views / 13 Replies  
Does anybody have any experience with cloning a Windows bootable internal drive to an external that can do its thing while I'm still using the startup volume? Every Windows utility I find that I...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
No problems on a 2007 MacBook. The OS X 10.5.0... 1,314 Views / 16 Replies  
No problems on a 2007 MacBook. The OS X 10.5.0 DVD drivers work fine for me. I've had this Macbook setup with either two partitions using Bootcamp, or as a completely Win7 RC1 machine, external...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:15 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I once spent two years doing graphic design and... 1,256 Views / 47 Replies  
I once spent two years doing graphic design and publishing on PCs, and the Adobe apps worked great. I got tons done and didn't feel like their being Windows versions held me back at all.

I have a...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 28, 2009 at 06:00 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
chabig: I had considered that. I could network... 1,256 Views / 47 Replies  
chabig: I had considered that. I could network the PC for media conversion bits and keep the same established productivity on the Macbook. I guess money-wise, I was thinking of selling the Macbook...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 28, 2009 at 09:07 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Oh, are those Intel equivalents? Are the AMDs... 1,256 Views / 47 Replies  
Oh, are those Intel equivalents? Are the AMDs really that bad? They seem to be the more affordable cpus in terms of full-computer purchase price.

Yeah, the $600 price range won't come with a great...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:57 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Oh, I've had PCs in my life since the 80s (and... 1,256 Views / 47 Replies  
Oh, I've had PCs in my life since the 80s (and Macs, and Amigas, and Linux PCs). I know the headaches of each. :) However: PC@$600 = Quad core for 5x less than $2800, want to upgrade my own video...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 27, 2009 at 05:46 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Potential Windowsplunge: what to do with tons of Mac apps? 1,256 Views / 47 Replies  
I'm starting to really like Windows 7, Steam and the gaming opportunities. I've also been using a friend's $600 quad-core Acer and am amazed at the performance at that price point. I want a...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 27, 2009 at 04:10 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
When I went from Dual Core G5 2GHz to MacBook C2D... 2,235 Views / 37 Replies  
When I went from Dual Core G5 2GHz to MacBook C2D 2.16GHz, all my media conversion tasks took less than half the time. I couldn't believe how a year or so later, my $2400 machine was being bested by...
Posted by darcybaston, on Feb 18, 2009 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's possible my recent account switch is causing... 449 Views / 5 Replies  
It's possible my recent account switch is causing the problem. I recently changed from the USA store to the Canada store (currently logged into that during the checking) after I moved to Canada and...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jan 6, 2009 at 10:01 PM, in Applications
I tried to upgrade, and while it upgraded 55 of... 449 Views / 5 Replies  
I tried to upgrade, and while it upgraded 55 of my songs, it left about 300 untouched. When I looked up many of the songs it skipped in the store, I can buy them again full price at iTunes Plus...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jan 6, 2009 at 08:43 PM, in Applications
I'm guessing you've got a DX. :D 2,549 Views / 41 Replies  
I'm guessing you've got a DX. :D
Posted by darcybaston, on Oct 11, 2008 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
nice! I had to upgrade 5,967 Views / 62 Replies  
Glad you're enjoying your system PwrMac! Users should always buy what they need to match dollars with performance and obtain value. Sounds like you found a sweet spot. :) I hope you remain happy and...
Posted by darcybaston, on Oct 11, 2008 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've used iView for a long time, and tried the... 534 Views / 7 Replies  
I've used iView for a long time, and tried the Expression Media demo. I didn't care for the demo. It installed extra junk in other places besides its own app bundle. I'm sticking with iVew 3 as long...
Posted by darcybaston, on Aug 21, 2008 at 04:45 PM, in Applications
That hasn't been my experience at all. I feel... 453 Views / 4 Replies  
That hasn't been my experience at all. I feel today's computers are wonderful at crunching old and new media, and in much less time than any of my previous computers. I can whip out orignial DVD...
Posted by darcybaston, on Aug 21, 2008 at 04:34 PM, in Applications
Oh man, I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope you're... 841 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh man, I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope you're able to get a repaired machine soon!

(Levity during your down-time: what dessert should be served with Fried Mac Pro?)
Posted by darcybaston, on May 25, 2008 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Asus was having a deal recently (friend ordered... 3,762 Views / 51 Replies  
Asus was having a deal recently (friend ordered one) where the laptop comes with C2D, 3GB RAM, big dedicated video card, 18" widescreen, and Bluray drive for $975. Features for price, took my breath...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 25, 2008 at 03:02 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't like the live-n-proprietary backup... 2,456 Views / 33 Replies  
I don't like the live-n-proprietary backup technique TM offers that can suddenly suck performance out of a system just because you saved a big document. I much prefer the 3am scheduled device clone...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 25, 2008 at 02:43 AM, in Mac OS X
video issues on MBP 15" 226 Views / 0 Replies  
Friend of mine just got a MBP 15", and text display is shearing when scrolling in Safari and Apple mail, and shadows are not antialiased properly around window edges. Anybody else ever experience...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 29, 2008 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There's no Mac Mini image listed in there? 2,282 Views / 2 Replies  
There's no Mac Mini image listed in there?
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 8, 2008 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the OS X install DVD won't install, while the... 493 Views / 3 Replies  
If the OS X install DVD won't install, while the installer is still displayed on your screen, go to the tools/utilities menu and launch Disk Utility. From there, check to see if the drive is at least...
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 8, 2008 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you just need an extremely useful computer and... 1,277 Views / 23 Replies  
If you just need an extremely useful computer and want to spend the least money possible, get the Mini. They hold their value very well.
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 8, 2008 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just purchased a 1.5GHZ G4 mini and 1GB is... 489 Views / 2 Replies  
I just purchased a 1.5GHZ G4 mini and 1GB is indeed the max. To verify this before I purchased, I downloaded the free app Mactracker.
Posted by darcybaston, on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bugs: -external hard drive icons show up... 45,341 Views / 363 Replies  
Bugs:

-external hard drive icons show up more than once in the left device pane. Solution: Finder->Preferences->Toggle show/hide
-often can't wake MacBook from sleep with external monitor plugged...
Posted by darcybaston, on Feb 12, 2008 at 09:36 AM, in Mac OS X
As long as it tells the Mac to ignore the blips... 4,756 Views / 6 Replies  
As long as it tells the Mac to ignore the blips on the radar, I'm cool with that. :)
Posted by darcybaston, on Jan 30, 2008 at 12:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Does that just hide the display, or does it stop... 4,756 Views / 6 Replies  
Does that just hide the display, or does it stop the snooping service?
Posted by darcybaston, on Jan 29, 2008 at 11:40 PM, in Mac OS X
How to get Leopard to not look for shared computers? 4,756 Views / 6 Replies  
Somebody in my building has sharing turned on, and Leopard is showing his/her computer in my SHARED section of the left finder window pane. How do I tell Leopard to never look for shared computers?
...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jan 29, 2008 at 10:37 PM, in Mac OS X
That's it! Thank you thank you thank you! :) I... 2,510 Views / 2 Replies  
That's it! Thank you thank you thank you! :) I just had to click on the little certificate star in new message windows to turn off the certificate, and I can send again!
Posted by darcybaston, on Nov 13, 2007 at 08:53 AM, in Applications
MFMessageErrorDomain error 1035 2,510 Views / 2 Replies  
Whenever I try to send mail using .Mac, I get this error:

Anybody else get this before? What did you do to fix it?

I've repaired permissions and it persists.
Connection doctor says sending...
Posted by darcybaston, on Nov 10, 2007 at 02:39 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the info Art! 382 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the info Art!
Posted by darcybaston, on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:28 PM, in Applications
iWeb 08 blog archive still the "dump it all here" whelp? 417 Views / 0 Replies  
Judging from this demo video on the blogging features of iWeb 08:

Apple - iLife - Tutorials (http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#iweb-express-26)

The archive page for blog entries it creates...
Posted by darcybaston, on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:05 PM, in Applications
I'd like to know if I can get a free upgrade... 382 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd like to know if I can get a free upgrade since my new Macbook is less than a month old. I hope to know before I go shopping tonight. :)
Posted by darcybaston, on Aug 7, 2007 at 02:50 PM, in Applications
I just got mine to have a closed lid and display... 1,251 Views / 19 Replies  
I just got mine to have a closed lid and display on an Apple 20" 16:9 monitor. Awesome!
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 14, 2007 at 02:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats robshoy! I just purchased Parallels and... 513 Views / 8 Replies  
Congrats robshoy! I just purchased Parallels and will be trying my old Win98 disc with it.

I'll buy an extra 1GB of RAM in two weeks.
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 13, 2007 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool, thanks. 1,308 Views / 25 Replies  
Cool, thanks.
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 13, 2007 at 04:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh! I just confirmed that in system profiler.... 1,308 Views / 25 Replies  
Oh! I just confirmed that in system profiler. Oops, sorry. :)

Do they have to be paired? So you can't go 1gb + 512mb?
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 13, 2007 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm on day 2 of having a new 2.16, and I'm really... 513 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm on day 2 of having a new 2.16, and I'm really enjoying it (affordable replacement for DC G5 tower). Just get it. :) Have fun and be productive for several months and don't waste a minute waiting...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I went from iBook G4 933MHz 14" to a DualCore G5... 1,251 Views / 19 Replies  
I went from iBook G4 933MHz 14" to a DualCore G5 2GHz, and am now on a MacBook DC 2.16. This thing is FAST! It crunches through my DVD/PSP media conversion needs very well and handles Ableton Live...
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If the Macbooks come with 1GB in one slot... 1,308 Views / 25 Replies  
If the Macbooks come with 1GB in one slot already, and has a max of 2GB, why buy 2x1GB?
Posted by darcybaston, on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I play it meet up with coworkers, look at... 1,397 Views / 4 Replies  
I play it meet up with coworkers, look at designs, write scripts, sell real estate and spin music. I know it's a fake world and have no interest in the carnal fantasy pleasures others get into. It's...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 31, 2007 at 08:29 AM, in Gaming
Second Life performance, Dual Core G5 / Intel Macs 1,397 Views / 4 Replies  
I've been using Second Life on my DC G5 2GHz for a month now, and I gotta say it performs terribly. It's a total cpu hog. Has anyone tried it on an intel Mac, like a MacBook, and can tell me what...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 30, 2007 at 11:16 AM, in Gaming
I hope some people in here never have children... 2,455 Views / 14 Replies  
I hope some people in here never have children lest they crush them for not tying their shoes in perfect bows the first time they manage it.

*applause* I think it rocks! Gives me ideas for what...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 30, 2007 at 10:58 AM, in Hardware Hacking
How to host a music stream for 50+ listeners 627 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey guys, I need to host a live stream of music from my Mac's system audio into Second Life so that an audience of 50+ attendees can each hear the stream when they're in the location. What service...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 9, 2007 at 04:08 PM, in Networking
Yeah, that was my solution in the end. Putting... 530 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, that was my solution in the end. Putting the Gateway IP in that field fixed my problem. I lost 2 hours to that nomenclature switch.
Posted by darcybaston, on May 2, 2007 at 12:01 AM, in Networking
I fixed it. Turns out what Apple refers to as... 1,429 Views / 16 Replies  
I fixed it. Turns out what Apple refers to as "Router Address", is "Gateway" on the Linksys. Once I got that IP into the Apple device, it got online just fine. Phew!
Posted by darcybaston, on May 1, 2007 at 08:46 PM, in Networking
I can't get the AE to replace my Linksys. It... 530 Views / 4 Replies  
I can't get the AE to replace my Linksys. It refuses to connect to my ISP using the static IP information I need to use to connect. The Linksys never asked once for a "Router Address" to work...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 1, 2007 at 08:31 PM, in Networking
I've got an alternate "networking confusion"... 1,429 Views / 16 Replies  
I've got an alternate "networking confusion" question if you don't mind me putting it in here?

I've used an Actiontech DSL modem in bridged mode to a Linksys WRT54G router that was configured with...
Posted by darcybaston, on May 1, 2007 at 08:19 PM, in Networking
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