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yeah -- i've noticed the love GCC is giving the... 959 Views / 4 Replies  
yeah -- i've noticed the love GCC is giving the Intel Macs. It's actually quite scary. As an update, the fastest machine I was able to compile our program on was a 2.3Ghz dual G5 Xserve -- until I...
Posted by SmileyDude, on May 19, 2006 at 10:18 PM, in Developer Center
Best Mac for compiling C++ code 959 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I have a question about which Mac would be the best for compiling C++ code... obviously, the quad PowerMac G5 would give the biggest speed boost, but I'm really looking for best bang...
Posted by SmileyDude, on May 19, 2006 at 11:35 AM, in Developer Center
Heh -- I consider myself an Apple purist at... 117,885 Views / 401 Replies  
Heh -- I consider myself an Apple purist at times, but even I could see the better value of a Dell 2001FP over the 20" Cinema Display. More pixels, more connection options -- at about roughly half...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Apr 24, 2006 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
the command line apps are not a problem -- the... 2,209 Views / 48 Replies  
the command line apps are not a problem -- the way applications are made universal is in the Mach-O binary. Since all command line apps are Mach-O binaries, they too can be universal. Check out the...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 18, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in macOS
Avocent SwitchView DVI 936 Views / 0 Replies  
Is anyone on here using an Avocent SwitchView DVI with an Apple Keyboard? I'm trying to figure out how to use the keyboard shortcuts, but since there is no Scroll-Lock key, it's problematic :)
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 3, 2006 at 06:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
that is quite an elitist attitude -- maybe a lot... 117,885 Views / 401 Replies  
that is quite an elitist attitude -- maybe a lot of the Dell monitor's you see in the picture are the monitors that they had on their PC (just like Apple was hoping to cash in on). Or, maybe they...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Dec 22, 2005 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
ok -- well, obviously i do want to keep the costs... 644 Views / 9 Replies  
ok -- well, obviously i do want to keep the costs down. If it gets to be too much, it would be much easier/cheaper to simply buy a new mini instead for him :) But, if it gets to be that much, I've...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Nov 28, 2005 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Beige PM G3 questions 644 Views / 9 Replies  
hello everyone,

I just obtained a used Beige MT G3 300Mhz the other day, and I'm looking at upgrading for my son's usage. But, looking over the machine, I'm a bit perplexed -- according to...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Nov 27, 2005 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, the problem is trying to get 2GB DDR... 1,541 Views / 29 Replies  
Actually, the problem is trying to get 2GB DDR DIMMs that are non-ECC. Crucial doesn't currently offer them -- and, it's looking like they might never offer them.

When the mini came out, there...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Nov 1, 2005 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not true -- I have a few songs where I know there... 5,637 Views / 95 Replies  
Not true -- I have a few songs where I know there is a significant amount of silence, and CBR AAC doesn't encode the complete silence. I can tell, because the songs are around 10 minutes, with 5...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:23 PM, in Applications
Well, in Apple's defense, they aren't using ATX... 18,031 Views / 113 Replies  
Well, in Apple's defense, they aren't using ATX boards with ATX power connectors. Dell does use ATX boards with ATX connectors -- but they use a different pinout, which means that for the average...
Posted by SmileyDude, on May 29, 2005 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We have Tiger installed on an iMac G5 (Rev A, 17"... 964 Views / 14 Replies  
We have Tiger installed on an iMac G5 (Rev A, 17" 1.8Ghz) at work, and it does the ripple effect. I would've been really surprised if Apple updated the iMac and made it less capable then the...
Posted by SmileyDude, on May 19, 2005 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
besides the questionable speed of ATA drives... 1,345 Views / 15 Replies  
besides the questionable speed of ATA drives connected via Firewire (my personal experience with a Maxtor hasn't exactly been good), there the issue of some Firewire bridge chip vendors taking...
Posted by SmileyDude, on May 19, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
another thing that I found -- Option-Command-D... 34,328 Views / 280 Replies  
another thing that I found -- Option-Command-D will bring up/put away the dock if you have it set to auto hide.

edit: found something else. If you don't like the tiger picture on the puzzle in...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Apr 28, 2005 at 12:58 AM, in macOS
here's one I didn't see listed... you can now set... 34,328 Views / 280 Replies  
here's one I didn't see listed... you can now set your iChat status to the name of the currently playing track in iTunes.

Another one is if you hold down option while resizing the QT Player...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Apr 26, 2005 at 11:23 PM, in macOS
I'm using my ViewSonic VE500 -- I've had it for a... 2,284 Views / 41 Replies  
I'm using my ViewSonic VE500 -- I've had it for a couple of years now, and I wish I had DVI. But, quite frankly, I'd rather spend some additional money on RAM, faster HD, and/or DVD burner for the...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Mar 25, 2005 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac mini Phone Survey 612 Views / 2 Replies  
Did anyone else get the Mac mini phone survey today (or some other time)? I was called earlier today and spent about 15 minutes answering questions. Some of the more interesting questions were in...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Mar 20, 2005 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Replacing optical drive in the mini 501 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm thinking about replacing my optical drive in my mini (Combo drive currently) with something that can burn DVDs. I would prefer to get a dual-layer drive, even though I won't be using the DL...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Mar 12, 2005 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
something else interesting that I haven't seen... 598 Views / 4 Replies  
something else interesting that I haven't seen mentioned is that the mini appears to have 4 USB busses in System Profiler. I know that 2 are the ports on the back, and I've heard that the Bluetooth...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Mar 5, 2005 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
obviously, you at least need 512 on the mini to... 1,728 Views / 13 Replies  
obviously, you at least need 512 on the mini to make it fast enough, but I think a 7200RPM drive in conjunction with the 512MB would give you better spead than a 1GB stick.

Of course, the best...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Mar 5, 2005 at 12:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I know that the iLife DVDs that were in the box... 7,249 Views / 20 Replies  
I know that the iLife DVDs that were in the box are usually added at the store where you buy them (assuming that you buy them from an Apple Store). I don't know if the mini was done the same way as...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Mar 5, 2005 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
To each his own, I guess... I was really happy... 2,477 Views / 34 Replies  
To each his own, I guess... I was really happy when they added this feature to the mini last year. I almost always play in shuffle mode -- but, when I wanted to play an album, I didn't want to go...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is on a PM G5 via USB -- I have a... 2,477 Views / 34 Replies  
This is on a PM G5 via USB -- I have a replacement iPod mini that Apple gave me on Sunday with a faulty firewire interface. I can only use USB at the moment.

It is the first time I've updated...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 24, 2005 at 03:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
ok -- i didn't see it posted anywhere, but... 2,477 Views / 34 Replies  
ok -- i didn't see it posted anywhere, but apparently the 1.3 update requires that you plug the iPod into the wall outlet to finish the update. I now have a mini that's somewhere between 1.2 and 1.3...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 24, 2005 at 12:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ok, can anyone explain what the benefits of this... 2,477 Views / 34 Replies  
Ok, can anyone explain what the benefits of this update would be for 1G mini owners? I have 1G mini, and i've been able to charge and sync over USB with OS X (10.3.x) forever. Sure, it was slow. ...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 24, 2005 at 11:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
but, they shouldn't need to load the entire pane... 9,679 Views / 125 Replies  
but, they shouldn't need to load the entire pane to get that information. Just get the width and height, start resizing the window in one thread -- load in another.
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 16, 2005 at 08:04 AM, in macOS
for those comfortable with the command line, I've... 713 Views / 7 Replies  
for those comfortable with the command line, I've been installing smartmontools on every OS X machine I have. It has a daemon that will run the self tests on a nightly basis, and is a nice thing to...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 14, 2005 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Re: Mac OS X is slow 9,679 Views / 125 Replies  
Well, if Apple's installer was a bit better about not obliterating permissions, we wouldn't need to worry about these issues. For example, under Linux, installing new RPMs doesn't screw up the...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 12, 2005 at 04:20 PM, in macOS
Just tried it... on a mini (1.42ghz w/512MB of... 9,679 Views / 125 Replies  
Just tried it... on a mini (1.42ghz w/512MB of RAM) it stayed perfectly in sync with the mouse. I couldn't of asked to it do better. All the while, the window area updated just as fast.

Maybe my...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 12, 2005 at 12:20 AM, in macOS
well that's a pretty crappy attitude... I... 4,984 Views / 91 Replies  
well that's a pretty crappy attitude...

I know that Apple can't chase every possible market for the Mac.... they have to pick and choose carefully. But, there is a big hole in their lineup now...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 9, 2005 at 03:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
And there lies the problem, IMO -- your choices... 4,984 Views / 91 Replies  
And there lies the problem, IMO -- your choices are in the lower end are as follows: cheap Windows box that can run games, Mac mini that has limited VRAM, and therefore, can't run games as well, or...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 9, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm gonna have to agree as well -- the mini just... 4,984 Views / 91 Replies  
I'm gonna have to agree as well -- the mini just isn't powerful enough in the video dept for games. And it should be.

I realise that for built in video, the mini's offering is much better than...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 8, 2005 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Another point on these monitors -- we have a pair... 4,984 Views / 91 Replies  
Another point on these monitors -- we have a pair of them we purchased last year hooked up to G5 towers. They are really nice. Not only do they have DVI and SVGA, they also have a composite and...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 8, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Mini audio problems in car 669 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that the output of the iPod dock is line level where the output of the mini is amplified. That could be the source of your distortion. Does the iMic offer line out as an option?
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 7, 2005 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Heh -- I noticed that too. I was playing around... 4,984 Views / 91 Replies  
Heh -- I noticed that too. I was playing around with the mini at the Chestnut Hill, MA store, and it seemed pretty fast. I checked the RAM, and it only had the stock 256MB.

Does Apple customise...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 5, 2005 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
i have a 400mhz iMac as well -- I have 10.3.7,... 895 Views / 12 Replies  
i have a 400mhz iMac as well -- I have 10.3.7, 1GB RAM, and a 7200RPM 80 gig drive. Runs pretty well, all things considered.

As for RAM -- I recommend Crucial. The last time I didn't purchase...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 4, 2005 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: eMac booting from MacMini? 8,036 Views / 37 Replies  
I'll chime in on this one as well -- CRTs are cheap and almost free in most cases._ I lucked into finding a 17" Viewsonic CRT in my office building a month or two ago that someone had thrown out (I...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Feb 2, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, as someone else said, sales tax is locally... 3,239 Views / 54 Replies  
Well, as someone else said, sales tax is locally determined -- each state/county/city/town/whatever is free to set their own tax rate. If a store advertised with tax included, they would have to use...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 31, 2005 at 09:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
true -- i was just wondering if it's affecting... 529 Views / 3 Replies  
true -- i was just wondering if it's affecting other applications as well. Seems like a silly thing to depend on the kernel version, especially in the case of Python. I can see why uControl would...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 30, 2005 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
mini and OS X 10.3.7 Build 7T21 529 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone else ran into problems because of the special build of 10.3.7 loaded up on the mini? I can't install uControl or use the Python Install Manager because they both detect a newer version of...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 30, 2005 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: 2 gig ram 8,036 Views / 37 Replies  
I'll chime in with my own personal experience -- I had a iBook G3 366mhz. The official specs say 384mb max (128mb on the board, 256mb in the slot). I had a 512mb stick in there that gave me 640mb...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 29, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Let's see -- $599 for the mini, $14 for a... 3,239 Views / 54 Replies  
Let's see -- $599 for the mini, $14 for a PS2->USB adapter. I swapped RAM with my Linux desktop machine to bring the mini to 512 (linux box down to 768). Purchased in tax free New Hampshire, so...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 27, 2005 at 11:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
so, wait... let me get this straight. Everyone... 1,500 Views / 27 Replies  
so, wait... let me get this straight. Everyone who purchases a mini today (the 25th) is not an early adopter? Just the people who purchased them from the 22nd to the 24th?

What kind of logic is...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 25, 2005 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Doesn't seem so crazy to me -- sure, it would be... 2,690 Views / 30 Replies  
Doesn't seem so crazy to me -- sure, it would be silly to try to deck out a mini with 2GB today. But, hopefully by the end of the year, 2G sticks will be cheap enough to do it.

Not everyone who...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 23, 2005 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not so convinced that's the ATA connector --... 12,656 Views / 213 Replies  
I'm not so convinced that's the ATA connector -- the connector on the upper left in that photo looks more like a ATA size connector, but I could be wrong.

There is one more connector on that board...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 18, 2005 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
IBM Model M Keyboard 514 Views / 1 Replies  
Does anyone here use a Model M keyboard with their Mac? I'm planning on buying a mini, and I happen to currently have a Model M keyboard at home. I also want to use the other Model M I have with a...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 16, 2005 at 02:34 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, first off, I always recommend Crucial to... 3,648 Views / 29 Replies  
Well, first off, I always recommend Crucial to anyone that is buying RAM. I buy it for myself at home, and I always use them when buying at work. Never had a problem. Contrast that to a pair of...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Apr 23, 2004 at 06:43 PM, in macOS
I've always been a big fan of the iBooks,... 3,074 Views / 50 Replies  
I've always been a big fan of the iBooks, especially the iceBooks in particular -- the small size being the big factor. This new PowerBook doesn't fail to deliver on my expectations in the size...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Jan 10, 2003 at 05:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: RAM order 1,852 Views / 25 Replies  
The order of the DIMMs should not effect the performance of the machine. If re-ordering them fixes a crash problem, it's only because the bad memory is now in a different part of the memory map. ...
Posted by SmileyDude, on Dec 23, 2002 at 02:06 PM, in macOS
Converting a Mac iPod to a Windows iPod 495 Views / 2 Replies  
Is it possible?

I have a friend who bought the iPod before the Windows version came out, so to make things easier for him, I was wondering if it could be converted.
Posted by SmileyDude, on Oct 2, 2002 at 04:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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