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Battery life on my MacBook Pro has, if anything,... 1,407 Views / 45 Replies  
Battery life on my MacBook Pro has, if anything, gotten *better* since upgrading to Leopard. The whole system has been working fantastically - Kevin's "beta" comments are way off base, IMHO.
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Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 11, 2007 at 06:04 PM, in macOS
According to Gruber: "That’s fine advice for... 1,102 Views / 30 Replies  
According to Gruber:

"That’s fine advice for any user who has knowingly installed APE, but the biggest problem seems to be that many of these blue screen sufferers had no idea APE was installed on...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 30, 2007 at 05:43 PM, in macOS
I have a 1st-gen MacBook Pro with 2 GB of RAM,... 6,703 Views / 141 Replies  
I have a 1st-gen MacBook Pro with 2 GB of RAM, and Leopard sure feels noticeably faster than Tiger to me. This seems to mirror most other experience I've heard.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 28, 2007 at 04:27 PM, in Applications
I understand exactly what he's saying. I'm just... 117,016 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I understand exactly what he's saying. I'm just questioning whether it's this HORRIBLE EMBARASSING DISASTER OMG OMG OMG EVERYBODY WILL LAUGH AT APPLE WTF ANYBODY WHO HAS TASTE AGREES WITH ME...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 17, 2007 at 01:56 PM, in macOS
Good grief. Overdramatic much? Personally,... 117,016 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Good grief. Overdramatic much?

Personally, I think Leopard looks great. Seems way more consistant than most every other version of OS X, frankly. Would it look better with the iTunes...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 17, 2007 at 01:20 PM, in macOS
So why does that excuse making the buttons... 2,377 Views / 87 Replies  
So why does that excuse making the buttons dangerous? At least with "Erase" and "Don't Erase," you'll see them and go, "Wait a minute..." if you're not sure what's happening. Even in that case,...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:47 PM, in macOS
</lurk> See, though, you just confirmed how... 2,377 Views / 87 Replies  
</lurk>

See, though, you just confirmed how dangerous that is - because you didn't read the actual wording of the dialog and just skipped to what you thought the buttons would do, you might have...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:42 PM, in macOS
Err, that's completely not the point: "Now,... 2,402 Views / 65 Replies  
Err, that's completely not the point:

"Now, let me preface this by saying that obviously, this example is not exactly Earth-shattering. I know that. This was just a quick and easy example of the...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 4, 2006 at 11:42 AM, in Applications
Geez..."filthy liar?" "Crime?" Overdramatic,... 4,675 Views / 178 Replies  
Geez..."filthy liar?" "Crime?" Overdramatic, much?

Universal Binaries are relatively easy - in some cases. In others, they might not be. I don't know why you think that all apps are 100%...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 3, 2006 at 10:35 AM, in Applications
I do see what you're saying, but I still... 4,675 Views / 178 Replies  
I do see what you're saying, but I still disagree. Again, I'm not debating the whole "why is Soundbooth Intel-only" thing, as I'm sure it's *possible* that Soundbooth *could* have been ported to the...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 2, 2006 at 09:16 PM, in Applications
There's a difference between "we're supporting... 4,675 Views / 178 Replies  
There's a difference between "we're supporting Apple's new processor platform with this new app" and "we'll force our customers to buy a completely different OS if they want to run this app." I'm...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 2, 2006 at 08:27 PM, in Applications
Neither - I use OmniWeb. I love the tabs, the... 4,912 Views / 60 Replies  
Neither - I use OmniWeb. I love the tabs, the cool features, and (since 5.5) the speed and compatibility.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 2, 2006 at 08:21 PM, in Applications
Err, there's a rather big leap, especially since... 4,675 Views / 178 Replies  
Err, there's a rather big leap, especially since using your logic there Adobe should be telling us right now "you can run Windows now, so just do that to run Soundbooth!" That would have been even...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 2, 2006 at 08:15 PM, in Applications
And here's an example. Now, let me preface... 2,402 Views / 65 Replies  
And here's an example.

Now, let me preface this by saying that obviously, this example is not exactly Earth-shattering. I know that. This was just a quick and easy example of the sort of thing...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 2, 2006 at 01:13 PM, in Applications
I think the more basic question is: "Why... 1,948 Views / 59 Replies  
I think the more basic question is:

"Why does it have to be Mail and/or Safari that does this?"

Mail and Safari are not intended to be end-all/be-all apps, whether by design or by plugin. ...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Aug 8, 2006 at 12:55 PM, in Applications
It seems fairly obvious to me that the Leopard... 117,016 Views / 2,183 Replies  
It seems fairly obvious to me that the Leopard shown on apple.com is not giving us the full show (in addition to the fact that, you know, they *said* this wasn't all that Leopard will have). The...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Aug 7, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in macOS
After using the OW 5.5 sneakypeeks for a while... 6,077 Views / 83 Replies  
After using the OW 5.5 sneakypeeks for a while now, I have definitely found my new favorite browser. Lots of tasty features (including the same features as the few Firefox extensions I actually...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jul 15, 2006 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
Poll: Ever since the OmniWeb 5.5 sneakypeeks, that's... 843 Views / 9 Replies  
Ever since the OmniWeb 5.5 sneakypeeks, that's been my sole browser. I love it.

If it was a choice, I'd vote for it.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 24, 2006 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
I'm really, really happy with the (non-glossy)... 8,778 Views / 60 Replies  
I'm really, really happy with the (non-glossy) screen on my 15" MacBook Pro. Not sure about the comment in the first post, but my screen is fantastic. Even works well enough outside.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 17, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was in very nearly the same situation as you -... 20,548 Views / 345 Replies  
I was in very nearly the same situation as you - I had an iBook G3 800, and an eMac 1.42 GHz. Bought a MacBook Pro, and it absolutely wipes the floor with both of the old machines in every way. I...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 17, 2006 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No. I bought a MacBook Pro a while back. ... 5,970 Views / 75 Replies  
No. I bought a MacBook Pro a while back. Doesn't forbid me from disliking the MacBook screen. :)
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 17, 2006 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't need to buy one to know that I hate the... 5,970 Views / 75 Replies  
I don't need to buy one to know that I hate the glossy screen, as I have hated it on every PC laptop and desktop monitor that I have seen it on.

Everything else about the MacBook looks great...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 16, 2006 at 11:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Personally, I don't think I'll be able to... 5,970 Views / 75 Replies  
Personally, I don't think I'll be able to overlook the glare. I *hate* those screens on PCs, and I'm sure I'll hate it on the MacBook as well. I'm just glad my MacBook Pro doesn't have it.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 16, 2006 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, there's a Sony desktop around work here... 5,970 Views / 75 Replies  
Yeah, there's a Sony desktop around work here somewhere with a glossy flat panel monitor, and I *hate* it. Even sitting down and looking at it square-on, there are huge reflection problems. They...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on May 16, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After playing with 5.5 yesterday and today, I... 6,438 Views / 116 Replies  
After playing with 5.5 yesterday and today, I really have to say that the wait has been worth it. I've always loved the featureset of OW, and felt that the only thing lacking was the speed of the...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Apr 27, 2006 at 01:37 PM, in Applications
WOW! Now THAT is a big speed improvement! It... 6,438 Views / 116 Replies  
WOW! Now THAT is a big speed improvement! It just "pops" now on nearly everything I visit. Very nice!
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Apr 26, 2006 at 08:18 PM, in Applications
I'm very happy - though I'll be even happier once... 6,214 Views / 75 Replies  
I'm very happy - though I'll be even happier once my Internet connection is back up & running so I can get the updates.

I'm loving my MBP. Coming from my old iBook G3 800, it's a night & day...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Apr 13, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I found the disk image for the OW 5.5 private... 6,438 Views / 116 Replies  
I found the disk image for the OW 5.5 private beta about a week ago, but the disk image is password protected. Oh, well. It'll be here soon enough.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:51 PM, in Applications
It amazes me how quickly things get blown out of... 1,366 Views / 42 Replies  
It amazes me how quickly things get blown out of proportion.

The iTunes Mini Store isn't "tracking and recording your listening habits." When you click (not even listen) on a song, the Mini Store...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 23, 2006 at 05:28 PM, in Applications
iLife would not install on my G3 iBook, but after... 13,559 Views / 17 Replies  
iLife would not install on my G3 iBook, but after installing it on my eMac I did copy iWeb over to the iBook, and it runs fine.

iWork '06, though, didn't pop up any warnings and installed...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 19, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in Applications
I bought them both, and am impressed by both. ... 3,650 Views / 71 Replies  
I bought them both, and am impressed by both. Haven't played with Keynote too much yet (the Mac presentations I do haven't started back up yet), but I'm digging Pages 2. As for iLife, I think it's...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:13 PM, in Applications
dupe 3,650 Views / 71 Replies  
dupe
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:12 PM, in Applications
I love the new pages list in Pages 2. Gives you... 3,650 Views / 71 Replies  
I love the new pages list in Pages 2. Gives you a graphical list of all the pages in your document, ala the slide list in Keynote. I loved Pages 1, but always did think it a bit odd that it let you...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 12, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Applications
I'm acutally a little surprised at how flexible... 9,187 Views / 158 Replies  
I'm acutally a little surprised at how flexible iWeb's design tools are. I was expecting more along the lines of RapidWeaver or Sandvox, where it's basically "pick a template, fill in the blanks,...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 12, 2006 at 01:05 PM, in Applications
I disagree so strongly with that it's not even... 3,282 Views / 52 Replies  
I disagree so strongly with that it's not even funny. I love Pages and it does exactly what I need it to do.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 28, 2005 at 12:17 PM, in Applications
It's not that kind of serial number, thankfully. 2,880 Views / 51 Replies  
It's not that kind of serial number, thankfully.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 27, 2005 at 12:45 PM, in Applications
It works fine for me on my eMac. 705 Views / 8 Replies  
It works fine for me on my eMac.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 27, 2005 at 10:18 AM, in Applications
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Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 25, 2005 at 06:48 PM, in Applications
I'm not saying to shut up if you don't like it or... 2,808 Views / 60 Replies  
I'm not saying to shut up if you don't like it or anything like that. It'd be an awfully boring forum if that was the case. :) It's just that every Tiger screenshot that's been put out has been...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 17, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Applications
Yeah, perhaps it's the *direction.* Obviously,... 2,808 Views / 60 Replies  
Yeah, perhaps it's the *direction.* Obviously, the *execution* of said direction is doubtlessly unfinished. Me, I like the direction. I figure the execution of it will be pretty nice when Apple is...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 15, 2005 at 05:45 PM, in Applications
I would imagine that this is because it's an... 2,808 Views / 60 Replies  
I would imagine that this is because it's an unfinished operating system and they're still tweaking it. Tiger's gone through a lot of interface changes - I would assume it's by no means finished in...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 15, 2005 at 03:14 PM, in Applications
Apple's ditched the Netscape start page. They... 1,197 Views / 8 Replies  
Apple's ditched the Netscape start page. They now have their own:

http://www.apple.com/startpage/
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Jan 15, 2005 at 01:52 PM, in Applications
I have a feeling that if we ever do see this... 15,293 Views / 146 Replies  
I have a feeling that if we ever do see this thing set free on the world, they'll delay it as long as they need to rename the PearPC references. I'm sure that's what they're doing right now, if in...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 24, 2004 at 07:42 PM, in macOS
I dunno, I like the iTunes style bookmarks better. 1,615 Views / 26 Replies  
I dunno, I like the iTunes style bookmarks better.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 23, 2004 at 07:07 PM, in Applications
Yes. Yes it is. :D My one last hope is... 36,714 Views / 520 Replies  
Yes. Yes it is. :D

My one last hope is that the cache gets used even after OW quits. As it is right now I have to keep OW running and just hide/close the window. When you quit OW, it reloads...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 22, 2004 at 04:06 PM, in Applications
I started to like OW, too, but then Firefox... 36,714 Views / 520 Replies  
I started to like OW, too, but then Firefox happened...and I still like OW better. :D
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 22, 2004 at 12:35 PM, in Applications
Wow, with its cache fixed, OW flies on my Macs... 36,714 Views / 520 Replies  
Wow, with its cache fixed, OW flies on my Macs now. I'm extremely, extremely impressed. OW5 is now my default browser. Thanks, OmniTeam - you guys absolutely rock.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Nov 20, 2004 at 02:20 AM, in Applications
If the cache for OmniWeb 5 worked correctly, I... 36,714 Views / 520 Replies  
If the cache for OmniWeb 5 worked correctly, I think it'd help it out a great deal. It's pretty weird and wacky the way it is.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 27, 2004 at 07:59 PM, in Applications
I am on dialup, and I echo your sentiments. 5.1... 36,714 Views / 520 Replies  
I am on dialup, and I echo your sentiments. 5.1 beta is noticeably (not placebo) faster than the older OW5s, and is very close to Safari (not quite there yet though). The only thing that holds OW...
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 8, 2004 at 03:07 AM, in Applications
Speed is much improved - I'm impressed. ... 36,714 Views / 520 Replies  
Speed is much improved - I'm impressed. Excellent work, OmniDudes.

Now, if the *CACHE* would work I'd use OW as my full-time browser. The cache is the *one* thing holding me back now.
Posted by Spirit_VW, on Oct 7, 2004 at 11:26 AM, in Applications
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