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An alternative method to get a very good... 1,397 Views / 15 Replies  
An alternative method to get a very good performance increase is to add a Firewire drive and make it the system disk. I don't know if it is slower or faster than swapping out the internal drive but...
Posted by UberWeenie, on May 17, 2005 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remember that heat rises, and it should be a bit... 903 Views / 4 Replies  
Remember that heat rises, and it should be a bit cooler close to the floor. But also be sure there isn't a heat duct or heat panel on the wall near where you place the computer.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 25, 2005 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Mac mini fan noise in enclosed space 903 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, take it out. Heat is slow death to electronic circuits. Regroup and rethink your arrangement.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 25, 2005 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Help, makin the Switch 580 Views / 4 Replies  
As others have said OS 9 isn't the way to learn about Macs as they are today - OS X offers a completely different and better experience. OS 9 soldiered on valiantly for a few years more than it...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Which for a second Mac? 673 Views / 4 Replies  
Do you want your upgrade equipment to satisfy your needs for a year or two or do you want it to perform long term?

Note that a fully loaded Mini with Applecare just about equals the cost of a...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
The 'third model' at the Apple Stores is... 1,848 Views / 10 Replies  
The 'third model' at the Apple Stores is mentioned in this article:

http://www.macnet2.com/more.php?id=551_0_1_0

I suspect, as does the author, that it isn't offered on the Apple website...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 23, 2005 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: imac 20inch G4 won't write to CD-R. Reasons? 516 Views / 3 Replies  
In years past CD burners were very sensitive to the brand of CDR, less so in recent years, at least in my experience.

If you ask for recommended brands of CDR you will wind up with a list of all...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 23, 2005 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have heard of a USB video adapter that is... 949 Views / 7 Replies  
I have heard of a USB video adapter that is supposedly manufactured for the PC world, not for the Mac. Don't know of any details. Don't think much of the idea, personally.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 17, 2005 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, maybe. Depends. 479 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, maybe.

Depends.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 17, 2005 at 07:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: dual monitors & mac mini ? 949 Views / 7 Replies  
No, sorry.

You can have such a setup on some notebooks that, in addition to the LCD screen, have a video out port.

The Mini just has the one video port.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 17, 2005 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Do you regret buying your Mac mini? 14,936 Views / 131 Replies  
I suppose if you are used to a dual G5 Powermac or similar the Mini might seem slow. I'll admit that I was prepared to accept merely adequate performance from mine.

I was very pleasantly...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 16, 2005 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: New unopened Mac mini 1.25 G4 512 MB Ram 895 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmmmmmmmm.

$499 plus $75 for the RAM plus shipping less student discount should be way less than $590.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 6, 2005 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: did i kill this imac? 742 Views / 10 Replies  
Are you booting off a boot CD and then running disk utility to initialize/partition drive?

90% of the time these troubles arrive because something is wrong connector/jumper-wise. I did a HDD...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 3, 2005 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Running MacOS X on an iMac G3-400? 936 Views / 12 Replies  
I suspect 512-640 MB is the 'sweet spot' but you will have a lot of fun in any case . If you are new to OS X the iMac will serve well as an introduction.
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 3, 2005 at 01:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Running MacOS X on an iMac G3-400? 936 Views / 12 Replies  
I have a G3 400 iMac with 640 MB and OS X runs surprisingly well - I have been re-doing it after purchasing a Mac Mini and the job has been a pleasure - I thought the Mini might have spoiled me, but...
Posted by UberWeenie, on Feb 3, 2005 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
 
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