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You think? Take a coffee mug, drop it on your... 7,649 Views / 27 Replies  
You think? Take a coffee mug, drop it on your pre late 2008 MacBook/iBook/Powerbook/Macbook Pro and see what happens. Try again with another notebook with a trackpad.

I'd almost guarantee some...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 5, 2008 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Greatly exaggerated. I've got an almost 4 year... 5,863 Views / 83 Replies  
Greatly exaggerated. I've got an almost 4 year old Powerbook G4/1.67. It's been run hard most of its life - many, many, many, many hours @ 100% CPU. It gets hot. But, guess what? It lasted 3.75...
Posted by itguy05, on Oct 21, 2008 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Like which ones? The flash and hard drive... 3,063 Views / 110 Replies  
Like which ones? The flash and hard drive camcorders all use USB and they also outsell tape based formats by a [b]HUGE]/b] margin in the consumer space. People love their hard drive camcorders. ...
Posted by itguy05, on Oct 20, 2008 at 08:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably not. MS has no incentive to support... 11,138 Views / 90 Replies  
Probably not. MS has no incentive to support Exchange on other than Windows platforms. You see, Exchange/Outlook is one of the few things that keep companies tied to Windows.

And I've never...
Posted by itguy05, on Feb 21, 2007 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've run with Minidisc players and radios and... 1,949 Views / 22 Replies  
I've run with Minidisc players and radios and would never consider running with a real iPod. My MD player worked great for about 9 months and then started skipping like crazy when I ran. Most...
Posted by itguy05, on Jan 14, 2007 at 01:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Verizon isn't much better. It's really not the... 7,678 Views / 107 Replies  
Verizon isn't much better. It's really not the network. I know, I've had both and Cingular is better than Verizon.
Posted by itguy05, on Jan 11, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in macOS
2k3 was based on the XP codebase, which was based... 8,365 Views / 71 Replies  
2k3 was based on the XP codebase, which was based on the 2k Codebase. The 2k codebase was based on the NT codebase, which was based on OS/2 with some VMS tricks thrown in for good measure.

In...
Posted by itguy05, on Jan 11, 2007 at 12:09 AM, in macOS
Apple has all the answers you need: Mac OS X:... 741 Views / 10 Replies  
Apple has all the answers you need:
Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107918)

UNIX handles memory differently (and more...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 30, 2006 at 01:32 PM, in macOS
And everyone conveniently forgets that PC vendors... 4,343 Views / 67 Replies  
And everyone conveniently forgets that PC vendors sell boatloads of the > $1,000 laptops. You want quality, you pay for it. You want a $700 laptop, you get a POS for the most part. There are...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 26, 2006 at 10:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
And I imagine when Vista comes out, MS will lobby... 4,343 Views / 67 Replies  
And I imagine when Vista comes out, MS will lobby for that restriction to be loosened. Probably what will happen is similar to what Tivo is facing - they have to submit their encryption to CableLabs...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 26, 2006 at 09:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Because a Cablecard eliminates the box. It... 4,343 Views / 67 Replies  
Because a Cablecard eliminates the box. It contains the descrabling and tuner that is needed to get the channels without the box. So you won't certify a gneric Mac or PC for the CC, but you certify...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 23, 2006 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
That may be the problem - here in the US, most of... 4,343 Views / 67 Replies  
That may be the problem - here in the US, most of us have cable and to get any sort of decent cable programming, you need a cable box. Controlling this is a PITA as you need to use an IR Blaster and...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 22, 2006 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Water cooling has been in use for a long time-... 3,186 Views / 42 Replies  
Water cooling has been in use for a long time- large systems use it and many OC's swear by it on the PC side of things. What probably happened is something - the rubber tube or clamp sprung a leak a...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 22, 2006 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Let's have a look at sales figures: Amazon's... 4,343 Views / 67 Replies  
Let's have a look at sales figures:

Amazon's Top sellers in computers:
Amazon.com Bestsellers...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 22, 2006 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Happens all the time. If I want to install Vista... 2,547 Views / 39 Replies  
Happens all the time. If I want to install Vista on my Duron 700 (Which runs XP fine), I'm SOL. If I want to burn DVD's on that machine, I'm SOL....

So I just turned it into a Linux fileserver.
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 9, 2006 at 03:04 PM, in Applications
The demo runs acceptably on my 1.67Ghz PB with... 2,547 Views / 39 Replies  
The demo runs acceptably on my 1.67Ghz PB with the 64MB Video card and 1GB RAM. I process Canon 10d files with it.
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 9, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in Applications
Glad to hear it's working for you - it does seem... 9,269 Views / 66 Replies  
Glad to hear it's working for you - it does seem to be a neat concept.

For me it wasn't all that consistent - close enough for a rough estimate of the path I run on, but off by enough to cause...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 30, 2006 at 08:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
While the Gmap Pedometer is pretty cool, it's... 9,269 Views / 66 Replies  
While the Gmap Pedometer is pretty cool, it's also wildly innacurate. You're picking points along a road and if your points don't exactly match up with what you actually run (or you cut corners,...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 27, 2006 at 01:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Let's see here - the heatsink compound "issue" is... 7,004 Views / 89 Replies  
Let's see here - the heatsink compound "issue" is really not an issue - my wife's MB is perfect and it's no hotter or cooler than my 15" G4 PB. And they are taking care of the battery and...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 26, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As someone with a lot of IT experience, I'll tell... 7,004 Views / 89 Replies  
As someone with a lot of IT experience, I'll tell you, the Dell is a POS computer. They are built very poorly and are generally not good computers compared to the other PC's on the market.


That...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 25, 2006 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
RAM. The wife upgraded from an iBook G3/800,... 764 Views / 11 Replies  
RAM. The wife upgraded from an iBook G3/800, 640MB and she complains how slow the new MB is. It's not slow when you're in the app, but slow to launch and slow to switch apps.

Apple really F-ed...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 25, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Got my sport kit today - let me preface this by... 9,269 Views / 66 Replies  
Got my sport kit today - let me preface this by stating that I've been running on and off for many years and it's been about 1.5 years since I've run. I have been walking in that time period (we...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 24, 2006 at 09:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't think it will come to that as that's a... 4,377 Views / 39 Replies  
I don't think it will come to that as that's a major selling point of the iTMS. However, just to be safe, I burn them all to an audio CD just in case.
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 22, 2006 at 09:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is it snug? From what I've read it senses both... 9,269 Views / 66 Replies  
Is it snug? From what I've read it senses both the up and down and forward motion. If it jiggles while in the homemade solutions, there can be errors introduced.

I should be getting mine either...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 22, 2006 at 04:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
All they have to allow is 1 burn to CD and you're... 4,377 Views / 39 Replies  
All they have to allow is 1 burn to CD and you're set. Burn to CD and then reimport. DRM-Free tracks. Then Apple could change the terms to whatever and you can laugh in their face! :)
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 22, 2006 at 04:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That's a surprise - my experience with Dell's... 5,039 Views / 59 Replies  
That's a surprise - my experience with Dell's support has, like their computers, been very very bad. However, Apple has been great the few times I called them. Answered questions right away and had...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 16, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with the OP. You buy a widget and it... 2,797 Views / 38 Replies  
I agree with the OP. You buy a widget and it should work out of the box. If it doesn't, you should return it and get another that works properly brand new. Having a brand mew machine replaced with...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 16, 2006 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
0 out of 3 in my family here, probably will be 0... 5,039 Views / 59 Replies  
0 out of 3 in my family here, probably will be 0 out of 4 when I get a Nano.



Only 1 in 3 Macs here - my iMac G4 blew it while in waranty. My Powerbook and the wife's iBook (4 years) are...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 16, 2006 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If Everyone jumped off a bridge...... Just... 8,503 Views / 111 Replies  
If Everyone jumped off a bridge......

Just because Everyone does something does not make it correct.
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 16, 2006 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No issues here with the MB heat. Bought one for... 5,039 Views / 59 Replies  
No issues here with the MB heat. Bought one for the wife to replace her G3/800 iBook. Let it thrash away for an entire day (playing with Parallels, BootCamp, etc) and it did get warm, but not hot. ...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 16, 2006 at 08:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bingo. What everyone forgets is Aluminum is a... 24,705 Views / 184 Replies  
Bingo. What everyone forgets is Aluminum is a GREAT conductor of heat. So the MBP will appear hotter. It's not a bad thing or something to be concerned about - it's just the way aluminum works. ...
Posted by itguy05, on Jul 8, 2006 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bus is good for a 0-10% speedup, which is barely... 12,881 Views / 103 Replies  
Bus is good for a 0-10% speedup, which is barely noticeable. The clock speed is porobably repsonsible for that - the P-M is a highly efficient CPU.
Posted by itguy05, on Mar 30, 2006 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Please send some links as I have yet to see them.... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
Please send some links as I have yet to see them.



Me too and I can tell you no brand is much better or worse than the other from the major manufacturers today.



I found you have to...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 24, 2005 at 02:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I suggest you open your eyes and set aside your... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
I suggest you open your eyes and set aside your bias - even I was enlightened:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/08/canon_hp_xmas_ink_jet_printer_fleet/page15.html

For Black, Canon and HP are...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 24, 2005 at 09:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
BS and you know it. Where is this "entire... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
BS and you know it. Where is this "entire industry"? Some refillers sell cleaning solutions and there are some documents on how to unclog Epsons, but a "whole industry"? Come on now, you can stop...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 24, 2005 at 08:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Brother MFC-5440CN. Separate ink, network or... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
Brother MFC-5440CN. Separate ink, network or USB, and built in FAXing.
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 24, 2005 at 08:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not going to beat this dead horse, but suffice it... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
Not going to beat this dead horse, but suffice it to say Canons also clog.



Because Brother has some great Mac software and their printers are 100% supported in network mode on the Mac. Scan,...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 23, 2005 at 01:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not the newer models - they have clogging under... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
Not the newer models - they have clogging under control.

And the ink costs are not 3x Canon. They are about $0.01 more then Canon. The one that is 3x the cost of Canon is HP....
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 23, 2005 at 12:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Pick one: Canon, Epson, or Brother. They're... 2,954 Views / 51 Replies  
Pick one:
Canon, Epson, or Brother. They're all about the same. If you don't print much, get a low end Canon. If you do photos, Epson, if you want a good MFC, Brother.

Yes, I said Brother - if...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 22, 2005 at 09:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
V710 has that feature disabled. You'll have to... 495 Views / 4 Replies  
V710 has that feature disabled. You'll have to download the GIN app from Verizon and pay for the privelage to get your pics off the phone.

I think they left the option to move them to the TF card...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 21, 2005 at 11:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The wife got the new iPod and has a g3/800 ibook.... 4,173 Views / 18 Replies  
The wife got the new iPod and has a g3/800 ibook. No doubt it's slow over USB 1, but you can do the initial sync overnight and after that, as long as you're not syncing that often it's bearable. Or...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 15, 2005 at 01:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Because they noted Dell sent them a "Well built... 616 Views / 8 Replies  
Because they noted Dell sent them a "Well built unit".... Or a ringer.



Dell = Lack of quality. Nothing perceptual about that. They are slipping. I've seen it over many years dealing with...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 9, 2005 at 12:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's nice. Still not worth it to stare at a... 616 Views / 8 Replies  
That's nice. Still not worth it to stare at a Dell logo all day - I'd rather get the 20" Sceptre @ Costco for $399.



After they TOOK THE DISPLAY APART.... That's not really a fair comparison....
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 8, 2005 at 10:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have the same thing - 15" PB and just picked up... 616 Views / 8 Replies  
I have the same thing - 15" PB and just picked up the 20" Apple display. It's a great display and works perfectly with the Powerbook. It's not that much more expensive than the other options - the...
Posted by itguy05, on Dec 7, 2005 at 09:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Canon's Photo paper, Red River, Kirkland. All... 1,342 Views / 19 Replies  
Canon's Photo paper, Red River, Kirkland. All for inkjets, and all have begun to show signs of fading.

Head over to www.dpreview.com and go to the printers forum and search Canon Fade. You'll...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nope. Only genuine inks ever in my i960. Prints... 1,342 Views / 19 Replies  
Nope. Only genuine inks ever in my i960. Prints have faded after 6 months exposure in my office. Nothing old about it. Head over to www.wilhelm-research.com to read up on the subject.
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 15, 2005 at 07:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
HP's have one of the highest cost per pages to... 1,342 Views / 19 Replies  
HP's have one of the highest cost per pages to print and AFAIK their drivers on Macs are not that great.

Not sure how the Canon AIO's drivers are - they are a new entry to the Mac AIO market. ...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 15, 2005 at 11:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How does Word think? I've been using it since... 2,680 Views / 54 Replies  
How does Word think? I've been using it since Word 2 (and Ami Pro on Win 3.1 before that) and I still have issues with it and how it thinks. Formatting is a PITA with it at times, especially with...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 4, 2005 at 01:51 PM, in Applications
It is. How do I know? I had mine fail and was... 914 Views / 10 Replies  
It is. How do I know? I had mine fail and was replaced under warranty.

Actually, I think I may have helped it along, but that's not the point. I dropped my PB and dented the case where the...
Posted by itguy05, on Nov 3, 2005 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It may look like ATX, but chances are the... 1,013 Views / 15 Replies  
It may look like ATX, but chances are the mounting screws and back bezel will not fit. Also, Dell's power supplies have a habit of being semi-ATX with a funky bolt pattern, fan location, and...
Posted by itguy05, on Oct 26, 2005 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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