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Upgrade Options 6,929 Views / 40 Replies  
Looking for opinions about upgrading.

My current computer:
Quicksilver G4/933
1.5GB RAM
SIIG Hardware RAID controller (ATA)
2 x 80GB drives
64MB GeForce 4MX
17-inch Studio Display (ADC)
Posted by dbergstrom, on Jan 29, 2005 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unfortunately, the iBooks and the PowerBooks need... 720 Views / 10 Replies  
Unfortunately, the iBooks and the PowerBooks need to have the lid open to run. It's a trade-off:
1) When you open the lid the computer is ready to go instantly.
2) Much of the heat is dissipated...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Apr 23, 2004 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would guess that you have crashed the DVD... 774 Views / 13 Replies  
I would guess that you have crashed the DVD player and since you are in full screen mode you are having trouble accessing Terminal.app to kill DVD Player with extreme prejudice (kill -9).

Next...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Feb 25, 2004 at 01:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Retrospect 6 makes DVD coasters 348 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks, but things are no better with the driver update.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Feb 5, 2004 at 10:09 AM, in Applications
Retrospect 6 makes DVD coasters 348 Views / 2 Replies  
I am using Retrospect 6 to back-up my system to DVD-R using an internal SuperDrive. I used this set-up without difficulty in Retrospect 5.

Many of my attempted back-up just hang up. Retrospect...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Feb 5, 2004 at 02:15 AM, in Applications
If your ears were wired, you wouldn't need these... 12,194 Views / 32 Replies  
If your ears were wired, you wouldn't need these headphones, eh?

;)
Posted by dbergstrom, on Feb 3, 2004 at 07:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
R is probably the most versatile and powerful... 358 Views / 6 Replies  
R is probably the most versatile and powerful tool to use. However, you may want to use the "scan" command to read in your data, especially if you have a large data set:

> mydata <-...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Feb 3, 2004 at 02:57 PM, in Applications
I was recently in the market for a new camera and... 486 Views / 7 Replies  
I was recently in the market for a new camera and actually opted for the PowerShot S400 (the very small, pocket-size Canon). I opted for size over features.

Many of the reviews I read said the...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Jan 25, 2004 at 01:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Chalk it up to the exchange rate! Last year... 558 Views / 3 Replies  
Chalk it up to the exchange rate!

Last year you guys would have gotten 3 GHz, but the US dollar is in the tank!

:) :) :) :)
Posted by dbergstrom, on Jan 7, 2004 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try comparing your friend's result to a $1200... 721 Views / 6 Replies  
Try comparing your friend's result to a $1200 Windows laptop. I would guess from your specs you are talking about a desktop machine.

Plus, OS X loves RAM. Try to repeat the benchmarks with 512MB...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Dec 31, 2003 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
tr: Are you not having the same problem I... 443 Views / 9 Replies  
tr: Are you not having the same problem I described? With my SIIG card, the RAID will not mount at boot, only when I try to access something on the drive.

What version of the firmware are you...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Dec 27, 2003 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have the SIIG hardware RAID card (re-branded... 443 Views / 9 Replies  
I have the SIIG hardware RAID card (re-branded ACARD card). This has been a good card - no drivers necessary to install, only firmware updates if the unit does not ship with up-to-date firmware. The...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Dec 26, 2003 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
I believe SmallDog.com used to carry the part... 670 Views / 9 Replies  
I believe SmallDog.com used to carry the part (otherwise known as a reed switch). It's about a $30 part. Search the forums - people have put up links about getting into your iBook.

Be prepared -...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Dec 22, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I find myself using the dock to switch between... 1,317 Views / 37 Replies  
I find myself using the dock to switch between apps, then using F10 Expose to switch between Windows in the frontmost app.

For example, after typing this message in Safari, I'll go to Excel where...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 25, 2003 at 05:30 PM, in Mac OS X
biscuit - You are a genius!!!!! 1,620 Views / 21 Replies  
biscuit - You are a genius!!!!!
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 24, 2003 at 12:48 PM, in Mac OS X
I just did some more BLAST searches this morning.... 1,620 Views / 21 Replies  
I just did some more BLAST searches this morning. Safari will NOT let me send the new window to a tab after right clicking. The only option in the contextual menu is to open in a new window.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 24, 2003 at 12:23 PM, in Mac OS X
You need to have the "num lock" key (F6)... 1,163 Views / 10 Replies  
You need to have the "num lock" key (F6) selected. A green light will appear between the F5 and F6 keys. Then, to control the skater, you use the embedded numeric keypad (U, I, and O keys are 4, 5...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 24, 2003 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I do usually use tabs. However, when using the... 1,620 Views / 21 Replies  
I do usually use tabs. However, when using the website for BLASt (which is for comparing DNA sequences), it insists on spawning new windows. Suffice it to say I would use tabs if I could.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 21, 2003 at 10:15 PM, in Mac OS X
I love Exposť, BUT... 1,620 Views / 21 Replies  
Right now I have 6 windows open in Safari (I'm doing multiple BLAST searches of DNA sequences, and each set of results spawns a new window). I am on an iBook G4, so my screen is small, and each...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 21, 2003 at 07:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Same happened to my iBook 500. The problem is... 307 Views / 2 Replies  
Same happened to my iBook 500. The problem is most likely the "reed switch" that carries power to the backlight. It is a $29 dollar part, but requires sevreal hours of labor. You can either do it...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 18, 2003 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like it's either a problem with the cable... 328 Views / 1 Replies  
Sounds like it's either a problem with the cable carrying the video signal to the screen or the cable carrying power to the screen's backlight. If you are still under warranty, these repairs should...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 11, 2003 at 02:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently replaced my G3/500 iBook with the... 951 Views / 7 Replies  
I recently replaced my G3/500 iBook with the G4/800 (640 MB RAM). It should handle all of your tasks easily. I am currently using mine for some heavy duty data analysis (using the R statistics...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 10, 2003 at 02:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Using it right now - my iBook is talking to my... 581 Views / 3 Replies  
Using it right now - my iBook is talking to my T616, just waiting for my wife to give me a call to pick me up at work.

The bluetooth module must be built in. You can purchase a USB adapter (i.e....
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 5, 2003 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New version of Filemaker next month? 405 Views / 4 Replies  
I rely upon Filemaker for organizing large databases of biological data. The performance of Filemaker 5.5 and 6 in Mac OS X leaves a lot to be desired. Why can't they implement toolbar support in OS...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 5, 2003 at 02:30 AM, in Applications
Friggin' FedEx! I drag my eight-week old... 10,313 Views / 98 Replies  
Friggin' FedEx!

I drag my eight-week old baby 20 minutes to the FedEx station just to have them tell me I won't be able to pick up my new iBook. They said that it was not yet unloaded, and they...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 1, 2003 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Woohoo! I just checked my FedEx tracking and... 10,313 Views / 98 Replies  
Woohoo!

I just checked my FedEx tracking and my iBook arrived at my local FedEx station about 10 minutes before I checked the tracking. I called FedEx and they told me to come on down and pick it...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's the config I bought. You have to buy... 10,313 Views / 98 Replies  
That's the config I bought. You have to buy through Apple build-to-order. Mine comes Monday. My wait will be 10 days and is worth every minute.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all of your input, folks! I have... 661 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for all of your input, folks!

I have made my purchasing recommendation to my boss - G5 2x2GHz with 4GB RAM, a fibre channel card and an Xserve RAID with 720GB that we'll deploy in RAID 5...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 31, 2003 at 01:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Despite confusion on Apple's web site, the... 658 Views / 3 Replies  
Despite confusion on Apple's web site, the Bluetooth adapter is in fact built in and must be added at the time of purchase. I customized my iBook 800 with Bluetooth, 60 GB HD, 640MB RAM and Airport...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 31, 2003 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
G5 vs Xserve for workgroup server 661 Views / 7 Replies  
I am researching the purchase of a server for our workgroup. It will be used primarily as a file server for a small workgroup (approximately 15 people), a FileMaker server for large databases, and a...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 30, 2003 at 02:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
It was somebody that I know who can do BTO... 10,313 Views / 98 Replies  
It was somebody that I know who can do BTO through Apple. I'm not sure what his relationship to Apple is - authorized reseller or what. I bought through him because he was buying my iBook 500, and I...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 28, 2003 at 01:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've got a symbolic link set up, too. If I change... 357 Views / 6 Replies  
I've got a symbolic link set up, too. If I change things in NetInfo I get really hosed, because with the disk mounting late, it mounts at /Volumes/disk_name 1 rather than /Volumes/disk.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 28, 2003 at 12:32 AM, in Mac OS X
I have taken all the correct steps to point the... 357 Views / 6 Replies  
I have taken all the correct steps to point the OS to my Users folder (it is through an alias).

The alias works, once my RAID array is mounted. The problem is that there is a delay with the mount.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 27, 2003 at 11:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Users on Different Partition??? 357 Views / 6 Replies  
I have 2 partitions in my QuickSilver - 60GB drive on the standard ATA/66 bus, and a 160GB RAID run from an SIIG hardware RAID card. The 60GB drive is the root volume, and my Users data is on the...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 27, 2003 at 11:41 PM, in Mac OS X
new iBook uses same PC2100 RAM. Only difference... 604 Views / 4 Replies  
new iBook uses same PC2100 RAM. Only difference is 200MHz and 256kB of cache. You decide if that is worth $400.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 27, 2003 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered Thursday through a reseller. Bumped my... 10,313 Views / 98 Replies  
Ordered Thursday through a reseller. Bumped my new baby up to 640Mb RAM, 60 GB HD, built-in Bluetooth, Airport Extreme. Apple said it would ship in 3-5 business days. Here's hoping it comes next week.
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 27, 2003 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was the proud owner of a white iBook 500... 4,639 Views / 69 Replies  
I was the proud owner of a white iBook 500 (bought the day it was introduced in May, 2001) and will soon be the proud owner of an iBook G4 800 12". Obviously, I liked my old one enough to buy a new...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 26, 2003 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought a dual-USB 12-inch 500MHz iBook the day... 911 Views / 19 Replies  
I bought a dual-USB 12-inch 500MHz iBook the day they were introduced in May, 2001. It has been a good workhorse for me. However, it has:

1) Only a 10GB hard drive (same as my iPod :hmm: ).
2) A...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 26, 2003 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have seen Expose on an iBook G3/500 with the... 5,203 Views / 62 Replies  
I have seen Expose on an iBook G3/500 with the 8MB ATI Rage Mobile graphics card. It's not as fast or as smooth as on the G5, but it's definitely usable.

I am amazed at a feature that has come out...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 24, 2003 at 01:11 PM, in Mac OS X
The front page of MacNN this morning had a link... 811 Views / 12 Replies  
The front page of MacNN this morning had a link to an InfoWorld article praising the use of Mac OS X (both client and server) in a business environment. The quality of the interface and ability to...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 11, 2003 at 11:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Panther and Education 337 Views / 2 Replies  
Two questions about purchasing Pather as an education customer:

1) Can I walk into a brick-and-mortar Apple Store, show my education ID, and get the $69 education price on Panther?

2) The...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Oct 8, 2003 at 12:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Longhorn delayed...again :) 1,569 Views / 45 Replies  
eWeek is reporting uncertainty on when Microsoft's next version of Windows will ship. The hold-up is all of the "innovation" which will be packaged in the OS. Chuckle over the following:

"A...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Sep 1, 2003 at 12:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Palm Zire 71 vs Tungsten C 511 Views / 6 Replies  
Any thoughts?

My medical residency gives me $500 to spend on "books", including handheld computers. I'm trying to decide whether to buy a Zire 71 or a Tungsten C.

About me:

1) I need memory...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Jul 7, 2003 at 12:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
All of you complainers should slag off! Text... 3,015 Views / 88 Replies  
All of you complainers should slag off!

Text looks sharp and great on my LCD.

Scrolling is fast and smooth with the scroll wheel.

Full screen mode is great on large monitors - just like...
Posted by dbergstrom, on May 27, 2003 at 11:05 AM, in Applications
I have 2 IBM (now Hitachi) 80GB DeskStars on an... 1,216 Views / 32 Replies  
I have 2 IBM (now Hitachi) 80GB DeskStars on an ATA133 RAID card on my Quicksilver. I've always been happy with the IBM drives. I've bought mine from Other World Computing, and they extend the...
Posted by dbergstrom, on May 19, 2003 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Excel keeps crashing? 729 Views / 3 Replies  
The size should not be a problem - I routinely work with much larger Excel files. However, if your home directory is on a partition other than the one your Applications are on, MS Office macros will...
Posted by dbergstrom, on May 2, 2003 at 02:03 AM, in Mac OS X
As I write this I am in the process of putting a... 319 Views / 1 Replies  
As I write this I am in the process of putting a new drive in my Quicksilver 933.

Quciksilvers ship with a single ATA/66 bus, meaning they can hold 2 IDE drives (1 master, 1 slave). Since the bus...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Apr 14, 2003 at 08:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Image capture works with my ZR70! I can download... 5,361 Views / 82 Replies  
Image capture works with my ZR70! I can download crappy pictures now ;)
Posted by dbergstrom, on Apr 10, 2003 at 04:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Mac IDE Controllers 397 Views / 1 Replies  
I was hoping to throw a couple of more hard drives in my Quicksilver, and was looking at IDE controllers. I would like to get ATA133, and maybe a controller with hardware RAID.

Sonnet and SIIG...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Apr 8, 2003 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Keynote Testamonial 503 Views / 6 Replies  
I am a medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. At the Department of Medicine noon conference today, one of the rheumatologists was speaking.

He hooked his TiBook up to...
Posted by dbergstrom, on Mar 12, 2003 at 12:27 AM, in Applications
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