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I feel the same. The update's probably only... 2,867 Views / 42 Replies  
I feel the same.
The update's probably only worth a 3.0.1 or 3.0-107, but that'd make the complete OS version 10.3.0.1, which would be beyond algebra capabilities of marketing dep't... and make it...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Nov 11, 2003 at 02:53 AM, in macOS
Here as well... Doesn't seem too... 2,867 Views / 42 Replies  
Here as well...

Doesn't seem too spectacular, just the recent updates put together - but none of those did affect me.

Best,
Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Nov 10, 2003 at 05:25 PM, in macOS
OS X 10.3.1 online! 2,867 Views / 42 Replies  
Hi guys!

The 10.3.1 is out, putting together all the security updates up to now and other issues. Just after I downloaded the sec-ups, it came on my screen... thanks God, only 1.3 MB!

Best,...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Nov 10, 2003 at 05:10 PM, in macOS
OMG! How could you seriously compare a Porsche... 1,066 Views / 25 Replies  
OMG!
How could you seriously compare a Porsche to a TT (which is basically a Volkswagen Golf-TT)!

Now, from the OPs usage profile, I can recommend the 12" machine for it's portability. I myself...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 30, 2003 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I skipped that too - if I remember correctly, the... 4,479 Views / 41 Replies  
I skipped that too - if I remember correctly, the install software was scanning the CD in the drive on errors, right? Well, read errors on those CDs are pretty rare these days....

Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 26, 2003 at 02:54 PM, in macOS
Yes - but: modern ATA drives correct (relocate)... 4,479 Views / 41 Replies  
Yes - but: modern ATA drives correct (relocate) bad sectors on-the-fly. The zeroing process only assures that each and every sector is touched, so the drive is forced to do it now. But bad sectors do...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 26, 2003 at 10:59 AM, in macOS
Sorry, but there is no point in that!. ... 4,479 Views / 41 Replies  
Sorry, but there is no point in that!.

Zeroing means overwriting the whole disk with zeros (or ones). Initializing / formatting / mkfs means putting up the logical structures on the disk so that...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:56 AM, in macOS
Sounds good. My PB is so fresh, for me there's... 4,479 Views / 41 Replies  
Sounds good. My PB is so fresh, for me there's not much to erase anyway :D
So if your data is safe, and you have the time, I'd do it.

My partitioning scheme will be: 10 GB for the OS, 1 GB Swap...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 22, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in macOS
What would you expect? Of course, r/w to the... 4,479 Views / 41 Replies  
What would you expect?

Of course, r/w to the Panther partition will slow down a little, but access to your data will not see a difference. For obvious reasons, I wouldn't recommend putting the...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:19 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Sold 12" Powerbook going to 12" / 14" iBook (even have Powerbook's Slot load) 1,120 Views / 10 Replies  
The specs are different - but the major difference, the processor type, has vanished. Things indeed get difficult now, at least for Apple Marketing Dept. ;)

Looking at the specs, you immediately...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: z600 pics 2,162 Views / 37 Replies  
Thanks for the pics....

I thought about buying one for a moment, but, man, these changable covers and the screaming green logo - are they serious about this? Doh! :err:

Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
About 20 min from cold start when just fiddling... 1,768 Views / 18 Replies  
About 20 min from cold start when just fiddling around with Finder and Safari.


Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 21, 2003 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I second this experience. Unfortunately, the... 1,768 Views / 18 Replies  
I second this experience.

Unfortunately, the fan is constantly on while plugged-in, and yes, it could be a little more quiet. There is minor influence of the processor speed setting: with "low"...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 20, 2003 at 05:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Which is perfectly true. Battery life... 797 Views / 7 Replies  
Which is perfectly true.

Battery life (=capacity) goes down even by leaving it lying around. If you do leave it lying around in a hot place (=your powerbook), this process, like almost every...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 20, 2003 at 02:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I did believe for some time Macintosh was about... 2,763 Views / 66 Replies  
I did believe for some time Macintosh was about user-friendlyness.

With every new version of the OS and the same poor finder, Apple proves me wrong. If they were really concerned about making the...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 19, 2003 at 12:48 PM, in macOS
Just use the IMG tag (example: reply to zoo's... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
Just use the IMG tag (example: reply to zoo's post)... please use an artifact-free compression for your images!

Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 18, 2003 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That should have no influence, as non-native... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
That should have no influence, as non-native resulution anti-aliasing is the job of the video card, not the OS. Screenshot shouldn't be affected by it.

But the lower one of the images posted does...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 18, 2003 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: SPAA 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
Nagromme, thanks for this concise explanation on both the characteristics of the fonts used and sub-pixel AA. Now it's perfectly clear to me that this feature leads to colored pixels.

The idea of...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 18, 2003 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Partitioning, startup sequence and /Users folder in Panther 415 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello guys!

I'm eagerly awaiting Panther and willing to wipe the HD for it (there's not much stuff on it, anyway)...

Please, does somebody know if the old tricks with moving the /Users folder...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 17, 2003 at 04:07 PM, in macOS
Hi! What about piping ditto and then put it... 479 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi!

What about piping ditto and then put it through tar like tar cfvz -?

Michael, off-mac right now.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 17, 2003 at 03:54 PM, in macOS
I just looked again at the screenshot I had put... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
I just looked again at the screenshot I had put on the web (click here (http://www.hissmann.net/cleartype.gif)). When you zoom in, you see the different colors.

CU,
Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 17, 2003 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting - you are right, it's colored! But... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
Interesting - you are right, it's colored!
But I can't believe you see that and are troubled by this.
BTW, the subpixels of each of your LCD's pixel are really badly colored!

;)

Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 17, 2003 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The latter was the point I missed up to now -... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
The latter was the point I missed up to now - thanks!

Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 16, 2003 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nagromme, I ave been fiddling with the smoothing... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
Nagromme, I ave been fiddling with the smoothing setting forth and back - to me, there was no difference whatsoever between "optimized for CRT" and all the others.

Maybe it's just the LCD of the...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 16, 2003 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, I can imagine. Using a JPEG is a bad choice... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
Ah, I can imagine.
Using a JPEG is a bad choice if you want to illustrate such subtle details for its compression artifacts.

I believe Nagromme has a strong point there with the fonts for...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 16, 2003 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Re: yeah but... 941 Views / 17 Replies  
I second that.

German magazine c't recently had a test, showing that Apple's DVDs produce most constant performance, least error rate. Though, the other "first tier" brands are almost equally good...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 15, 2003 at 01:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Although I don't have a screenshot yet to offer I... 3,735 Views / 68 Replies  
Although I don't have a screenshot yet to offer I must agree with Allenzi.

To my eyes, the WinXP AA looks very, very clear and smooth. The OSX pendent looks not quite so clear, just smooth.
...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 15, 2003 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The battery degenerates faster when it's warm... 1,518 Views / 18 Replies  
The battery degenerates faster when it's warm (like installed in a PB).

Maybe you need to consider this.

Best,
Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 15, 2003 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So, I played around with the machine a little... 1,464 Views / 17 Replies  
So, I played around with the machine a little longer, did the (usual?) OS reinstall to get things smooth - so far it works again!

I did also experience the better battery prognosis under 10.2.8,...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 14, 2003 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, I took a closer look at the logs... ... 475 Views / 1 Replies  
So, I took a closer look at the logs...

Seems like it's always a call to

0x93a57bf4 in _ZN7c4_View11AddPropertyERK11c4_Property

that's causing the 0x1 exception.

Does any of you know what...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 14, 2003 at 01:15 PM, in Applications
Keynote crashes? 475 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi folks!

I just received my new PB12, installed MS OfficeX and Keynote and the latter just crashes at startup.
The crashlog talks about bad access exception..

Actually, the same exception...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 14, 2003 at 11:02 AM, in Applications
Another impression? Here it is: I also know... 1,464 Views / 17 Replies  
Another impression?

Here it is: I also know the IBM A30 Thinkpads pretty well - in comparison, the Powerbook has an annoying fan - constantly on under 10.2.7 and mains power. The speed varies...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 14, 2003 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So, here it is! My new 12" PB (BTO) just... 1,464 Views / 17 Replies  
So, here it is!

My new 12" PB (BTO) just arrived. I didn't switch it on yet, as it is still deep-frozen...

But at least it doesn't warp on my table - hope there are no / not too annoying dead...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 14, 2003 at 06:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
yepp. Hibernation saves the RAM state... 910 Views / 15 Replies  
yepp.



Hibernation saves the RAM state to disk, thus consuming no power at all (unless you have some wake-on-x features running).

It's actually quite a difference. BTW, hibernation can be...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 13, 2003 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered BTO (harddisk) via the Luebeck located... 1,464 Views / 17 Replies  
I ordered BTO (harddisk) via the Luebeck located dealer.

They say they are shipping their (somewhat) larger contingent since last week.

Michael.


PS: Cancom is desillusionating, right?
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 13, 2003 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, mine is about to be delivered to me... 1,464 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, mine is about to be delivered to me (Germany). It's been tracked to the distribution center next to my home, so once I get back, it should wait for me there!

Best, Michael.



PS:...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 13, 2003 at 06:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That Maxtor is the one featuring a useless... 480 Views / 3 Replies  
That Maxtor is the one featuring a useless lengthy blue button, right? Nice enclosing, at least.

We had such a drive attached to PCs, but did not get more than 8 MB/s from an exteral SCSI-Raid to...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 12, 2003 at 03:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: You can write to NTFS... 757 Views / 8 Replies  
No. Yes. ;)

Well, the point is: if it's a network drive, it is attached to some computer where it's installed. So actually you send the data to that computer's SMB-service, which hands it to the...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 12, 2003 at 09:01 AM, in macOS
Me, I do. Don't trust Apple with these things...... 4,968 Views / 58 Replies  
Me, I do. Don't trust Apple with these things... it's a pity.

Now, what about dc? It's an rpn calculator, you know it?

Best,
Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 12, 2003 at 06:53 AM, in macOS
Talking about journaling.. Does any of you... 2,960 Views / 30 Replies  
Talking about journaling..

Does any of you know if there's a way to mount -uuh- more established - filesystems like ReiserFS, ext3 or JFS in OSX?

I have quite some data under those systems on...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 9, 2003 at 07:07 PM, in macOS
Well, boys... I wasn't aware that a message... 5,091 Views / 111 Replies  
Well, boys...

I wasn't aware that a message board was more than actually that - it's even a place where you not only can read what other people think, but also read how other people wind up their...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 9, 2003 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My point actually was that I really didnt... 5,091 Views / 111 Replies  
My point actually was that I really didnt understand what the OP was talking about, whether he was pro or con the upgrade programme. It's probably not too much effort to put your thoughts in a...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 9, 2003 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Dishonest Mac Users 5,091 Views / 111 Replies  
Uhh, could you repeat the point of your post straight away?

Sorry, I cant get this unscrambled... somehow... :confused:

Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 9, 2003 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Absolutely. After all, it's only about very basic... 1,317 Views / 31 Replies  
Absolutely. After all, it's only about very basic physics...

Now, there are mainly two ways to increase life on battery: (a) by decreasing the power consumption, (b) by increasing the battery...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 9, 2003 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Dead Pixel 17" Al 405 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, I suppose it means: "massage the screen" ;)

Now, rub gently with your finger over the area with the dead pixel - maybe it'll come back to life! Seriously.

Good luck :thumbsup:
Michael.
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 8, 2003 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you want to see some liquid cooling, AFAIK... 1,317 Views / 31 Replies  
If you want to see some liquid cooling, AFAIK (only read about it) some of the latest MDD Powermacs should feature two heat pipes through the copper stacked above the cpu(s)...

<theory>
Filled...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 8, 2003 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
YES! The people at French site... 8,305 Views / 131 Replies  
YES!

The people at French site www.macbidouille.com write they have caught a glimpse on Panther in the course of the online Apple stores update!

Should be available in Suisse for 199 SFr... :)...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 8, 2003 at 08:54 AM, in macOS
Sorry, no offense meant from my side. I get... 1,317 Views / 31 Replies  
Sorry, no offense meant from my side. I get sometimes a little bit harsh... :thumbsup:

But anyway: The point with G5s in PBs is, in my opinion, not about cooling down that "insane" power...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 8, 2003 at 05:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds silly to me. Look at P4-Laptops - no... 1,317 Views / 31 Replies  
Sounds silly to me.

Look at P4-Laptops - no watercooling whatsoever. From my point of view, the main problem is about power supply. There are surely ways to dissipate >30 W in a notebook design,...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 7, 2003 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hm, what's the point? root can do it..! ... 828 Views / 17 Replies  
Hm, what's the point?

root can do it..!

Being root, you can delete whatever you like - that way, you could even get a persuasive reason why to reinstall your OS ;)


Ah, for the ownership,...
Posted by michael_on_mac, on Oct 7, 2003 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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