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Have you looked at OpenOffice? I have little... 510 Views / 9 Replies  
Have you looked at OpenOffice? I have little experience with it, but it might be worth a look.
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 13, 2007 at 01:31 PM, in Applications
Poll: PB 12", the drive failed after around 18 months.... 1,343 Views / 41 Replies  
PB 12", the drive failed after around 18 months. Had it replaced with a Seagate Momentus 5400.2 which was much better (quieter, faster). I suggest something like SmartMonTools for monitoring drive...
Posted by jmgriff, on Dec 15, 2006 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd suggest VoodooPad. It supports most of what... 885 Views / 18 Replies  
I'd suggest VoodooPad. It supports most of what you want, including sketching.
Posted by jmgriff, on Dec 10, 2006 at 01:03 PM, in Applications
Quicksilver behaves the same way, and to me it is... 288 Views / 1 Replies  
Quicksilver behaves the same way, and to me it is a feature. It means I can launch Widgets without reaching for the mouse ...
Posted by jmgriff, on Nov 29, 2006 at 07:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Ikea used to sell bookends like that. 467,498 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Ikea used to sell bookends like that.
Posted by jmgriff, on Nov 15, 2006 at 07:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
My 1.33GHz 12" PowerBook crapped out recently... 654 Views / 10 Replies  
My 1.33GHz 12" PowerBook crapped out recently (logic board, no applecare) and I bought one of the new Core 2 Duo iMacs to replace it. My work pattern had changed so that I didn't absolutely need a...
Posted by jmgriff, on Oct 26, 2006 at 06:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Two options to consider would be CrossOver Mac... 434 Views / 4 Replies  
Two options to consider would be CrossOver Mac (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/) or Parallels Desktop (http://www.parallels.com/en/products/workstation/mac/). Either should allow you to...
Posted by jmgriff, on Oct 10, 2006 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
It was the fact that R behaves like a programming... 1,065 Views / 6 Replies  
It was the fact that R behaves like a programming language that really sold me on it. There are a few different approaches to an R GUI more similar to, say, SPSS (e.g. R-Commander...
Posted by jmgriff, on Oct 7, 2006 at 07:04 PM, in Applications
I dropped SPSS a few years ago, mostly because of... 1,065 Views / 6 Replies  
I dropped SPSS a few years ago, mostly because of their poor mac support, and started usingR (http://www.r-project.org/), which is an open-source s+. Now I much prefer it, and R is already...
Posted by jmgriff, on Oct 6, 2006 at 07:07 PM, in Applications
If you are comfortable with LaTeX, thenBibDesk... 905 Views / 26 Replies  
If you are comfortable with LaTeX, thenBibDesk (http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/) is a nice way to keep your PDFs and references organised. It's free too. Doesn't have the kind of Word integration...
Posted by jmgriff, on Oct 6, 2006 at 01:49 PM, in Applications
Logitech MX1000. However I use a Wacom tablet a... 8,508 Views / 132 Replies  
Logitech MX1000. However I use a Wacom tablet a lot of the time as using a mouse for too long makes my arm ache.
Posted by jmgriff, on Oct 5, 2006 at 09:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Has anyone found these keyboards (esp. Kensington... 957 Views / 21 Replies  
Has anyone found these keyboards (esp. Kensington slimtype or x-slim) in the UK? My googling has turned up nowt. :(
Posted by jmgriff, on Sep 19, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can't think of anything that is exactly what... 388 Views / 4 Replies  
Can't think of anything that is exactly what you're asking for, but in VoodooPad the 'categories' work similarly to tags (you can define your own categories and apply multiple categories to a single...
Posted by jmgriff, on Sep 17, 2006 at 03:57 PM, in Applications
I have the Antec, which I bought it for the hot... 1,964 Views / 13 Replies  
I have the Antec, which I bought it for the hot summer when my PowerBook fan seemed to be on all the time.

It's very noisy. Not recommended.
Posted by jmgriff, on Sep 2, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
^^ According to the OP, he already has a... 574 Views / 7 Replies  
^^

According to the OP, he already has a 1.67GHz 17" PowerBook. All I'm saying is that the G4 might do what he wants. Especially since Adobe apps (After Effects mentioned) aren't universal yet....
Posted by jmgriff, on Sep 1, 2006 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The other advantage of the PowerBook or MacBook... 574 Views / 7 Replies  
The other advantage of the PowerBook or MacBook Pro is expansion. You can add an extra firewire bus via the PCMCIA or Expresscard slot, which is handy when connecting cameras, decks and external...
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 31, 2006 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could look at Inkscape... 337 Views / 3 Replies  
You could look at Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/) and Scribus (http://www.scribus.net/). I haven't spent much time using them but they're probably alright if you can't justify spending a lot on...
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 27, 2006 at 01:16 PM, in Applications
Deviant is now a plugin available for Quicksilver... 465 Views / 13 Replies  
Deviant is now a plugin available for Quicksilver (http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/).
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 26, 2006 at 07:51 AM, in Applications
Poll: Apple displays are still overpriced. Other 20"... 1,201 Views / 15 Replies  
Apple displays are still overpriced. Other 20" widescreens (such as Dell) can be quite a bit cheaper then this.

You're gaining a substantial screen area with the 15.4 + 20. That can have a...
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 24, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is the battery properly seated? 508 Views / 9 Replies  
Is the battery properly seated?
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 23, 2006 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Crucial.com has 1GB chips for $116 ... so if you... 806 Views / 17 Replies  
Crucial.com has 1GB chips for $116 ... so if you can, find something else to spend the $100 rebate on, then get the memory later.

Matched memory upgrades are an issue on the Mac Mini and MacBook...
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 19, 2006 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm currently using TextMate, and it is as good... 393 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm currently using TextMate, and it is as good as everyone says it is. Certainly worth paying for if you use a text editor regularly.

But if you'd like another free option,you could try Aquamacs...
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 16, 2006 at 02:18 PM, in Applications
I've also used an iCurve (and a Roadtools... 554 Views / 6 Replies  
I've also used an iCurve (and a Roadtools Travellerpad) with various PowerBooks without experiencing any issues.

SMART isn't definitive, so the drive could still be failing. When my last laptop HD...
Posted by jmgriff, on Aug 2, 2006 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple now has a Knowledgebase article... 690 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple now has a Knowledgebase article (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303782) relating to this, similar to the one relating to the Mac Mini.
Posted by jmgriff, on May 20, 2006 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does it matter? The black MacBook is the same as... 2,295 Views / 71 Replies  
Does it matter? The black MacBook is the same as the 2GHz white model with an 80GB HDD. I wouldn't give it a different name any more then I would call a 15" 2.16GHz MBP a 'SlightlyBetterBook Pro'. ;)
Posted by jmgriff, on May 19, 2006 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm keeping my Rev. C 12" PowerBook for now, at... 1,576 Views / 42 Replies  
I'm keeping my Rev. C 12" PowerBook for now, at least until we see next revision MacBook and MacBook Pro, perhaps when Merom becomes available around August. Hopefully by then the whining, mooing,...
Posted by jmgriff, on May 19, 2006 at 09:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Final Cut Studio 5.1 (UB) is not officially... 438 Views / 1 Replies  
Final Cut Studio 5.1 (UB) is not officially supported on the Intel Mac Mini.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303470
Posted by jmgriff, on May 1, 2006 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mine came with two sets of rubber blocks: the... 1,314 Views / 29 Replies  
Mine came with two sets of rubber blocks: the disc shaped ones for the base (to stop it sliding on a tabletop) and two wedge shaped blocks intended for the ends of the arms (presumably to prevent the...
Posted by jmgriff, on Apr 19, 2006 at 06:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've never had any problems with either my 12"... 1,314 Views / 29 Replies  
I've never had any problems with either my 12" Alu or TiBook sliding off of the iCurve. It always feels really secure. I also have a colleague with a 17" and he feels similarly.

Did you attach the...
Posted by jmgriff, on Apr 18, 2006 at 01:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
BibDesk, a good compliment for TeXShop. 400 Views / 7 Replies  
BibDesk, a good compliment for TeXShop.
Posted by jmgriff, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Applications
Spam. 3,287 Views / 35 Replies  
Spam.
Posted by jmgriff, on Apr 5, 2006 at 08:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I use Quicksilver all the time. Apps I always... 2,486 Views / 51 Replies  
I use Quicksilver all the time. Apps I always seem to have open stay in the dock, though:

- Finder
- iTunes
- Camino
- Mail
- Cocoalicious
- Colloquy
- NetNewsWire
- Terminal
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 30, 2006 at 09:31 AM, in Applications
Sticky: Either that keyboard gets infrequent use or you... 1,078,167 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Either that keyboard gets infrequent use or you have arms that ET would be proud of ;)

On a serious note, I really like those Jerker(?) desks. What you've done with the monitor shelf looks very...
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 16, 2006 at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ubuntu do one, I tried it a while ago. 784 Views / 10 Replies  
Ubuntu do one, I tried it a while ago.
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 8, 2006 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Fair enough. I value the iPod as a portable... 4,513 Views / 76 Replies  
Fair enough. I value the iPod as a portable player ... and I do listen to my iTunes library when working at my desk (because my hi fi is in another room). But if I am sitting down just to enjoy music...
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 3, 2006 at 08:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ideally you'd use one or more external drives for... 1,156 Views / 21 Replies  
Ideally you'd use one or more external drives for capture, storage and scratch ... relying on the internal drive alone isn't ideal. Hopefully there are some expresscard/34 FW800 or eSATA cards in the...
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 2, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
All this talk of connecting iPods to a hi fi... 4,513 Views / 76 Replies  
All this talk of connecting iPods to a hi fi leaves me cold. iPods are great for portable music, commuting and so on. But why on earth would you want to play 128-160kb AAC (which is what iTMS...
Posted by jmgriff, on Mar 2, 2006 at 12:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just create an empty .profile file in your home... 647 Views / 3 Replies  
Just create an empty .profile file in your home directory with a text editor (e.g. nano .profile). One doesn't exist by default - terminal.app just reads the configuration files in /etc, which you...
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 26, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Mac OS X
Quicksilver has a "make default" command. You use... 443 Views / 7 Replies  
Quicksilver has a "make default" command. You use it to assign a specific letter combination to a specific object in the catalog. Enter your chosen abbreviation, then in the search results list,...
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 26, 2006 at 08:25 AM, in Applications
Cool. So does this lay to rest the speculation in... 1,738 Views / 20 Replies  
Cool. So does this lay to rest the speculation in some quarters that the iMac Core Duo and MBP had the same Logic board design?
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 22, 2006 at 06:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Upgrade pricing... 716 Views / 6 Replies  
Upgrade pricing (http://www.apple.com/r/store/universal/) for the universal binary version of Final Cut Studio. Note these prices are for an Intel ready version of the current suite (FCP5, Motion 2,...
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 19, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
EV Nova is now a pretty old game, and it is... 1,002 Views / 10 Replies  
EV Nova is now a pretty old game, and it is understandable that Ambrosia is unwilling to commit resources to making it dual-binary ... looks like it would be a lot of work. I hope it does run Ok...
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 13, 2006 at 07:21 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Rev. C 12" Powerbook ... no spots evident... 1,251 Views / 21 Replies  
Rev. C 12" Powerbook ... no spots evident (*touches wood*). ;)
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 11, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only other obvious downside to running apps... 575 Views / 14 Replies  
The only other obvious downside to running apps through Rosetta would appear to be the higher memory overhead (e.g. here...
Posted by jmgriff, on Feb 7, 2006 at 06:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You'll probably have to wait until March to get a... 1,189 Views / 11 Replies  
You'll probably have to wait until March to get a FCP universal binary ... IIRC Final Cut won't run at all through Rosetta. If it was me I'd take the 1.67GHz MacBook Pro but load up on RAM (not from...
Posted by jmgriff, on Jan 18, 2006 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I still really dislike it. But it is only a name,... 4,148 Views / 95 Replies  
I still really dislike it. But it is only a name, it's not like it'll make the computer slower or anything.
Posted by jmgriff, on Jan 17, 2006 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The iMac is probably better value if you don't... 2,166 Views / 33 Replies  
The iMac is probably better value if you don't really need a portable all the time. If you're concerned about the display height, consider a VESA arm for either the ACD or the iMac, or even both. (Or...
Posted by jmgriff, on Jan 15, 2006 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FWIW I also had mixed feelings moving from a... 4,401 Views / 61 Replies  
FWIW I also had mixed feelings moving from a Titanium Powerbook (550MHz) to a 12" Aluminium (1.33GHz). I appreciate the extra performance, though it isn't as noticable in everyday use as you'd...
Posted by jmgriff, on Jan 6, 2006 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, since the Powerbooks are aluminium they... 777 Views / 14 Replies  
Well, since the Powerbooks are aluminium they lose heat from most of the laptop surface quite well ... adding a cover to the keyboard probably wouldn't make much of a difference. I would think heat...
Posted by jmgriff, on Jan 1, 2006 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2. Check the package listings for Fink and... 555 Views / 7 Replies  
2. Check the package listings for Fink and DarwinPorts. I've used Fink for years without any issue.
6. Yes, you can install Tiger (10.4) on your G4. In fact I'd recommend it ... Mac OS X has come a...
Posted by jmgriff, on Jan 1, 2006 at 06:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
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