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I hate to say this, but Aperture doesn't seem to... 480 Views / 12 Replies  
I hate to say this, but Aperture doesn't seem to fly on anything right now. It was almost unusable on my Powerbook and just decent with my MBP.

There's a 30 day trial for Lightroom right now. It...
Posted by Tomster, on Feb 23, 2007 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did all of the installations myself. It's really... 473 Views / 7 Replies  
Did all of the installations myself. It's really not as difficult as it seemed. Head over to pbfixit.com and print out the how-to guides for your model. Get a good set of precision screwdrivers,...
Posted by Tomster, on May 11, 2005 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Get the pc2700. If you upgrade, you can use the... 473 Views / 7 Replies  
Get the pc2700. If you upgrade, you can use the ram for your new Powerbook. A gig of pc2700 works great in the rev A's. Toss in a bigger drive and RPC-1 the superdrive and you'll be set.
Posted by Tomster, on May 10, 2005 at 02:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use rsync to keep my Powerbooks mirrored. Just... 500 Views / 5 Replies  
I use rsync to keep my Powerbooks mirrored. Just a quick warning. The version of rsync included is not hfs+ aware so resource forks don't get copied. If one installs RsyncX, it installs an hfs+...
Posted by Tomster, on May 9, 2005 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Obligatory Supreme Court Justice allusion.... 1,162 Views / 12 Replies  
Obligatory Supreme Court Justice allusion....
Posted by Tomster, on Oct 19, 2004 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not with the 17's. Just do a search for kingmax. 65,159 Views / 651 Replies  
Not with the 17's. Just do a search for kingmax.
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 28, 2004 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Cancelled order... 65,159 Views / 651 Replies  
Hope you do not have a 17" Powerbook because the Kingmax does not seem to work with that particular model. No issues with the 15's or 12's.
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 23, 2004 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How was the data lost? Deleted file or crashed... 362 Views / 7 Replies  
How was the data lost? Deleted file or crashed drive? Deleted file under OS X is like rm in unix. Adios data. If it is important, call DriveSavers. They will take your drive apart and pull the...
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 23, 2004 at 02:30 PM, in Mac OS X
True. My issue was disappointment with with... 621 Views / 12 Replies  
True. My issue was disappointment with with which version of rsync Apple decided to use. The update itself was fine. There are many unix utilities installed by Apple that are not completely...
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 20, 2004 at 01:23 PM, in Mac OS X
What a wonderfully insightful comment! So how do... 621 Views / 12 Replies  
What a wonderfully insightful comment! So how do you preserve the metadata or resource fork via rsync?
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 19, 2004 at 06:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: 17" PB w/ 4x Superdrive Only getting 2X 748 Views / 12 Replies  
You mean the UJ-825 right? That is the one that comes with the latest round of Powerbooks and burns at 4x. The UJ-815 came with the last rev TiBook and the first rev Aluminum books and was limited...
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 19, 2004 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you use rsync? 621 Views / 12 Replies  
Do you use rsync?
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 17, 2004 at 02:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Security Update 9-7 and rsync-MAJOR PROBLEMS! 621 Views / 12 Replies  
Upon downloading the update over a week ago, I tipped my hat to Apple for finally updating rsync to 2.6.2 (rsync --version). Up until that point Apple installed an old version of rsync which was...
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 17, 2004 at 01:55 AM, in Mac OS X
You can run classic, but the computer will not... 337 Views / 2 Replies  
You can run classic, but the computer will not boot into OS 9.
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 14, 2004 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any idea when the rendering errors with the... 2,422 Views / 44 Replies  
Any idea when the rendering errors with the webkit will be fixed? Kind of makes you wonder who is doing the qc and beta testing for these releases. One would think that at least one person would try...
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 7, 2004 at 07:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Wow. www.bestbuy.com looks craptastic! 2,422 Views / 44 Replies  
Wow. www.bestbuy.com looks craptastic!
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 7, 2004 at 06:42 PM, in Mac OS X
It is your ram. Your model Powerbook should be... 322 Views / 3 Replies  
It is your ram. Your model Powerbook should be able to blast through the tasks you described. You should see massive improvements once your ram gets there.
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 7, 2004 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just picked up my second stick of this memory at... 65,159 Views / 651 Replies  
Just picked up my second stick of this memory at Fry's. First one was via outpost.com. Something to be said about instant gratification. The brand is still the same in the store as it is on line. ...
Posted by Tomster, on Sep 5, 2004 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
out of curiosity, how much free space do you... 876 Views / 19 Replies  
out of curiosity, how much free space do you have on your boot partition? some apps write an invisible scratch image onto the boot drive that is deleted upon burn. and if there is not enough space...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 30, 2004 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have found that turning the Airport off and on... 418 Views / 4 Replies  
I have found that turning the Airport off and on will also work. Note the network must be manually selected after that.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 27, 2004 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Will do. No issues so far. Just to let you... 65,159 Views / 651 Replies  
Will do. No issues so far. Just to let you know, my usage habits should stress test the ram. I never restart except for software updates and I never shut down unless installing physical hardware...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 25, 2004 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Uptime has nothing to do with moving a computer -... 1,587 Views / 46 Replies  
Uptime has nothing to do with moving a computer - it is just the time the system has been up. Logouts and sleep do not affect it. My record uptime was 143 days with an iBook and that thing was...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 25, 2004 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The question was not whether one would void the... 529 Views / 12 Replies  
The question was not whether one would void the warranty but if in fact, one could change the hard drive. Warranty issues discussed in first reply.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 25, 2004 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep. 200 pin sodimm PC2700. Worked flawlessly... 65,159 Views / 651 Replies  
Yep. 200 pin sodimm PC2700. Worked flawlessly for the last two hours and no indications of any issues so far.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 25, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good news at last. It was with some trepidation... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Good news at last. It was with some trepidation that I ordered another stick of 1 gig ram from outpost. After all, they were owned by Fry's and anyone who's ever dealt with Fry's knows what I mean....
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 25, 2004 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One can always replace the drive on a machine. ... 529 Views / 12 Replies  
One can always replace the drive on a machine. It is just a matter of difficulty and comfort. In my opinion, the new Powerbooks are less accessible than the previous generations. I suggest you...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 25, 2004 at 01:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
wuzup101: Glad things went well with your... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
wuzup101: Glad things went well with your upgrade. Maybe the issue is just with the 17" Powerbooks as the last post about failure with the Kingmax also concerned a 17" unit. Got my RMA and will...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 24, 2004 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Upgrading from 4200 to 5400rpm HDD - how? 529 Views / 12 Replies  
Which Powerbook do you have? Huge difference between a Ti and an Alu.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 24, 2004 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope. Good ram should work in either slot. 342 Views / 4 Replies  
Nope. Good ram should work in either slot.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 23, 2004 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Final Note: Called up newegg.com and explained... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Final Note: Called up newegg.com and explained the situation. Got my RMA number and they waived the 15% restocking fee. Fantastic company!
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 23, 2004 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok,a results are not good. Apple ram (samsung... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Ok,a results are not good. Apple ram (samsung oem) in standard slot, Kingmax in reversed. Boots well and system profiler showed 1.5gb of ram. Started to open apps, and after the third app,...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 21, 2004 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info. I tried the Kingmax in both... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks for the info. I tried the Kingmax in both slots, but by itself. Complete lock up whether in the standard or reversed position. I will be taking things apart and trying Samsung in the...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 21, 2004 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just a follow up. After the complete catastrophe... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Just a follow up. After the complete catastrophe with the 17" Powerbook, I figured I had nothing to lose and decided to put it into my 12" Powerbook. Worked flawlessly. Granted, PC2700 is way...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 20, 2004 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CRAP! Well, to my displeasure, I have now... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
CRAP! Well, to my displeasure, I have now concluded 1GB Kingmax ram does not play nice with a rev B 17" Powerbook. The specs are spot on with Apple's req's and it should work, but it does not. ...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 20, 2004 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just run all of the software updates on the rev B... 358 Views / 4 Replies  
Just run all of the software updates on the rev B (getting you to 10.3.5) and you should be able to clone without any issues.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 20, 2004 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One caveat. Update the OS before the clone. If... 358 Views / 4 Replies  
One caveat. Update the OS before the clone. If the rev B is running an older version of Panther, it might not be able to boot a rev C machine.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 20, 2004 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Very simple actually. Of late, the latest... 393 Views / 5 Replies  
Very simple actually. Of late, the latest computers will boot only with the then current version of the OS. So let's say that is 10.3.4 for your 15" Powerbook. Only 10.3.4 or greater will boot it. ...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 20, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Depends on where you live. It is sent FedEx... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Depends on where you live. It is sent FedEx Express Saver. The horrible thing is my ram has arrived in my city but is not scheduled for delivery until Monday. Basically, it will be sitting in a...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 20, 2004 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For some weird reason, the PC2700 ram is 50... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
For some weird reason, the PC2700 ram is 50 cheaper than the PC2100. In any case, my order shipped but will not arrive until this coming Monday. :cry:

The current system is rock solid now and my...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 19, 2004 at 02:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the reply. Those are the 512mb... 882 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. Those are the 512mb sodimms. Any experience with the 1 gb version? Don't think there will be a timing issue with the ram but concerned there might be a thermal one.

Also...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 18, 2004 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any experience with Kingmax Ram and Powerbooks? 882 Views / 24 Replies  
I took the plunge and ordered a 1 gig stick of Kingmax ram for my Powerbook. I recalled reading some good reviews on it in this forum, but the price just wasn't right yet. Well, the price just hit...
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 18, 2004 at 03:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes they do. Check the notebook ram section. 358 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes they do. Check the notebook ram section.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 13, 2004 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Getting the 512mb upgrade should be sufficient... 572 Views / 4 Replies  
Getting the 512mb upgrade should be sufficient for mild-moderate intensive tasks. If the poster is considering serious photoshop, then the next consideration is an external monitor.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 1, 2004 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bummer. Still works on the SF Bay mls and I hope... 695 Views / 12 Replies  
Bummer. Still works on the SF Bay mls and I hope it stays that way.
Posted by Tomster, on Aug 1, 2004 at 01:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No need to get a PC. Just use IE for Mac. (When... 695 Views / 12 Replies  
No need to get a PC. Just use IE for Mac. (When was the last time anyone voluntarily fired that beast up?) IE works just fine. Safari support is planned but no idea when it will be available.
Posted by Tomster, on Jul 31, 2004 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fantastic deal. Where did you buy it and are... 371 Views / 7 Replies  
Fantastic deal. Where did you buy it and are there any more?
Posted by Tomster, on Jul 30, 2004 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How much memory to you have in the Powerbook? ... 688 Views / 12 Replies  
How much memory to you have in the Powerbook? The reason why I ask, is that if one were to fire up top during the optimization process, one would see that thy system is prebinding stuff. This takes...
Posted by Tomster, on Jul 29, 2004 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, no. 1,487 Views / 25 Replies  
Unfortunately, no.
Posted by Tomster, on Jul 23, 2004 at 02:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, there is no such animal as 2BaseT. What I... 691 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, there is no such animal as 2BaseT. What I meant was the multicast rate should be about two at that level, or about one fifth of 10BaseT.
Posted by Tomster, on Jul 5, 2004 at 07:32 PM, in Networking
Sounds like a job for bandwidth shaping. This is... 356 Views / 5 Replies  
Sounds like a job for bandwidth shaping. This is basically an issue of QoS, quality of service, and can be managed with an old pentium box, two network cards, a linux install, and some bandwidth...
Posted by Tomster, on Jul 5, 2004 at 02:12 PM, in Networking
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