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until someone can take both cards and test in one... 648 Views / 52 Replies  
until someone can take both cards and test in one (or two identicle) G4's at the same Mhz we won't know for sure

the benchmarks I've seen showing at least at 800x600 showing the GeForce 2 MX ahead...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Jan 12, 2001 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
unless I've missed something, doesn't UT in RAVE... 308 Views / 13 Replies  
unless I've missed something, doesn't UT in RAVE mode get higher FPS than Quake 3 which only uses OpenGL?

(sure it probably doesn't look as nice on average in Rave, but rave has been fast for me)...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Dec 18, 2000 at 10:40 PM, in Gaming
Don't go after Outpost.com then, the apple repair... 616 Views / 76 Replies  
Don't go after Outpost.com then, the apple repair center has to keep working on it until it's fixed, since it is covered by warrenty

try and find out from a laywer about the legalities

(as for...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 19, 2000 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've seen the flickering/wavy lines on 1999 iMacs... 616 Views / 76 Replies  
I've seen the flickering/wavy lines on 1999 iMacs of all types (iMac 350, iMac DV, iMac DV S.E.), especially when the sound is up around 50% or higher and the internal speakers are the ones being...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 19, 2000 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
In MacOS X you can control-click/right click... 263 Views / 12 Replies  
In MacOS X you can control-click/right click (MacOS X seems to somewhat support some 2 or 3 button mice without extra drivers)
on an application icon, and there should be an option to "show package...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Sep 18, 2000 at 03:22 PM, in Mac OS X
It'll probably take at least a year for a... 261 Views / 18 Replies  
It'll probably take at least a year for a significant percentage (like 25% or so) of existing mac users to make the complete switch from MacOS 9 (or earlier) to MacOS X

some will run it most of...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Sep 14, 2000 at 02:41 PM, in Mac OS X
For most uses, I would recommend ATA/33 or /66... 381 Views / 14 Replies  
For most uses, I would recommend ATA/33 or /66 for it's great price/performance ratio, and where SCSI's specific advantages won't be noticed...

but for Audio recording & editing, especially if you...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Aug 28, 2000 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
extended AppleCare is usually worth it it's... 254 Views / 16 Replies  
extended AppleCare is usually worth it

it's price varies depending on model

you can purchase it for the model of Mac you have anytime within the first year of purchase of said mac

You get...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Jul 28, 2000 at 11:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple hasn't updated the models in quite a while... 272 Views / 19 Replies  
Apple hasn't updated the models in quite a while (except putting the G4 back up to it's original CPU speed semi-recently)

while HD prices have gone down, and the sizes have gone up

until Apple...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Jul 17, 2000 at 04:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
CD-R media also has a finite life be sure to... 1,409 Views / 51 Replies  
CD-R media also has a finite life

be sure to use quality media (and maybe ask around to those that have been burning CD's for several years)

general rule of thumb, (based on my experiences, and...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Jun 2, 2000 at 02:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
as someone else mentioned, the "life remaining"... 1,409 Views / 51 Replies  
as someone else mentioned, the "life remaining" and "format life remaining" (not positive of the wording on the 2nd one) are related to the amount of bad blocks on the disk

at least Iomega gives...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Jun 2, 2000 at 02:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
where there any electrical storms (lightning) or... 282 Views / 4 Replies  
where there any electrical storms (lightning) or anything similar recently?

many modems are very supceptable to power surges through phone lines
although usually they will just not work at all...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 8, 2000 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
I believe this has more to do with the version of... 280 Views / 5 Replies  
I believe this has more to do with the version of the Iomega driver/extension than the version of MacOS

to change the formatting of a ZIP disk, use the Iomega Tools program
(if you aren't sure...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 8, 2000 at 10:26 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
not all codec's (especially AVI ones) are... 184 Views / 10 Replies  
not all codec's (especially AVI ones) are available for macOS,

and some just don 't fully work (like you'll get video without sound, or sound without video)
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 1, 2000 at 02:47 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I do this all the time with both a Sony reciever... 400 Views / 14 Replies  
I do this all the time with both a Sony reciever and a Panasonic mini stereo system

using a mini-jack to RCA adapter cord I bought from Radio-shack

I then put it into an AUX port (the RCA ends)...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Apr 10, 2000 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've seen a similar problem with a rev/b Blue &... 230 Views / 1 Replies  
I've seen a similar problem with a rev/b Blue & White G3/350, except on the first (from off) startup it would hang, hitting the reset button would result in a proper boot

I ran Norton Utilities...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Apr 6, 2000 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
just to clarify things a little, Javascript... 336 Views / 35 Replies  
just to clarify things a little,

Javascript and Java are not related

MRJ is what enables Java applets to work,

Javascript (or in IE, it's actually MS's JScript, which definately is not 100%...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Mar 27, 2000 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
I'd agree with Kon-El Netscape 4.0+ and IE... 216 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd agree with Kon-El

Netscape 4.0+ and IE 4.0+ should be given approx 15-20 MB of ram

IE will still grab some more ram as it needs it ontop of that after browsing for a little while although...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Mar 27, 2000 at 05:44 PM, in Applications
2 comments to make the MacOS X Finder can... 811 Views / 53 Replies  
2 comments to make

the MacOS X Finder can act alot like the MacOS 9 and earlier finder, double-clicking on a folder to open it up as a seperate window, you don't have to use the "browser"
the...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Jan 31, 2000 at 01:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Long Windows Filenames loopy: what exact... 521 Views / 19 Replies  
Long Windows Filenames

loopy: what exact type of "disk" are you trying to get the long filenames off of?

from what i've seen, File Exchange (Previously called PC Exchange) will allow the MacOS...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Nov 7, 1999 at 04:53 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
programs & games that use OpenGL will probably... 237 Views / 3 Replies  
programs & games that use OpenGL will probably have to be updated to work with the latest OpenGL 1.1.1 that comes with MacOS 9

there are a few that crash or just don't display properly under 9
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Nov 3, 1999 at 12:38 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
there are some strange things with AGP i've... 299 Views / 3 Replies  
there are some strange things with AGP

i've been told by several people that AGP 2x can be 66 Mhz or 132 Mhz...

I still haven't found a good general reference for the AGP specs, but when I do,...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 19, 1999 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
I haven't used an epson 900 (I'm guessing it's... 520 Views / 3 Replies  
I haven't used an epson 900 (I'm guessing it's one of the 900 N's after saying stuff about networks and printing)
but the Epson 850Ne I have works great, and works over appletalk, not TCP/IP, so you...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 19, 1999 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
The new iMac Family has begun to arrive in Canada... 528 Views / 62 Replies  
The new iMac Family has begun to arrive in Canada for most resellers & distributers this week, unfortunately through most of them there is also a big backorder list to get through before you'll see...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 19, 1999 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I believe that apple has posted a notice in ... 247 Views / 13 Replies  
I believe that apple has posted a notice in several areas (if not an insert in the iMac DV) saying that an updated DVD Player would be available either with MacOS 9, or by the end of the month...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 19, 1999 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
One reason could be that DVD's are created at a... 216 Views / 6 Replies  
One reason could be that DVD's are created at a lower volume level than most other formats

I believe I have read something about it in a couple DVD player manuals (and maybe with a disk or two as...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on Oct 16, 1999 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
upgraded 2 G3/300's last night (64 MB of ram,... 376 Views / 5 Replies  
upgraded 2 G3/300's last night (64 MB of ram, have VM on) no problems at all, in fact it's fixed a couple crashing problems that were caused by 2 programs it seems (MYOB 8 Plus, and IE 4.5)
...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 14, 1999 at 03:53 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I haven't confirmed this myself (I only have one... 230 Views / 4 Replies  
I haven't confirmed this myself (I only have one friend that has VPC 2.1.3, the latest, no one with previous)

but Connectix says that only VPC 2.1.3 will work with 8.6 (maybe 2.1.2 as well, not...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 14, 1999 at 03:46 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
the DHCP problem fixed (there might have been... 391 Views / 2 Replies  
the DHCP problem fixed (there might have been more, but I have only read about one fix to it)

was, in 8.5 (& 8.5.1) it would send a DHCP RELEASE when the machine was shutdown/restarted, then when...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 14, 1999 at 03:44 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Interesting, I've used the application switcher... 245 Views / 3 Replies  
Interesting, I've used the application switcher ("window/GUI" part) alot, in every configuration I could get it into, and never noticed this problem,

maybe post the code for the script you used,...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 14, 1999 at 03:38 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
there's a seperate installer for newer Remote... 352 Views / 2 Replies  
there's a seperate installer for newer Remote Access I believe
(that has the new auto-negotiate DNS servers ability, if that auto-negotiate doesn't work it reverts back to TCP/IP settings)

why...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 14, 1999 at 03:36 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
just upgraded 2 G3/300's last night to 8.6, they... 296 Views / 16 Replies  
just upgraded 2 G3/300's last night to 8.6, they were having some problems with MYOB (networked/multi-user) and Internet Explorer 4.5 under 8.5.1(I think, not 100% positive those 2 were the conflict)...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 14, 1999 at 03:30 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
There are still certain issues with some Proxy... 419 Views / 1 Replies  
There are still certain issues with some Proxy servers/systems

as an example, the proxy system used by the company I am contracting for, will cause the b22 installer to fail.

the proxy is a...
Posted by Brian Marsh, on May 7, 1999 at 04:55 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
 
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