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How did it work out, Lindsay? (Or anyone else... 825 Views / 15 Replies  
How did it work out, Lindsay? (Or anyone else who's tried the Mr. Clean erasers...) I need to do a wristpad-clean on my iBook as well...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 16, 2004 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is Virtual PC 7 any faster than VPC6 on the iBook? 1,600 Views / 27 Replies  
Is Virtual PC 7 any faster than VPC6 on the iBook?
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 16, 2004 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Seems the likely candidate. It looked clean, and... 457 Views / 6 Replies  
Seems the likely candidate. It looked clean, and I'd wiped it before, but cleaning it with a wet cloth made it work perfectly again.
Posted by DennyA, on Apr 6, 2004 at 01:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't want to jinx myself, but I just carefully... 457 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't want to jinx myself, but I just carefully and thoroughly cleaned the touchpad, and right now it's working perfectly for the first time in a week.

Knock on wood....
Posted by DennyA, on Apr 5, 2004 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, I just logged on to see if anyone had any... 457 Views / 6 Replies  
Ah, I just logged on to see if anyone had any info on this very problem. Darnit. Hate to send the iBook all the way back to Apple for this. ;-(

It's gotten worse. It seems to happen if I put my...
Posted by DennyA, on Apr 4, 2004 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bummer... It won't create a standard disc image... 816 Views / 14 Replies  
Bummer... It won't create a standard disc image that could be moved to another computer with DVD authoring software and burned there?
Posted by DennyA, on Jan 19, 2004 at 01:07 AM, in Applications
It was on my hard drive for about a half-hour.... 583 Views / 5 Replies  
It was on my hard drive for about a half-hour. Back to regular dial-up. I hate programs that mess with your system settings. When my Airport disappeared I was NOT happy.
Posted by DennyA, on Jan 6, 2004 at 09:47 AM, in Applications
Earthlink TotalAccess 2004? 583 Views / 5 Replies  
Anyone tried this yet? It's supposed to feature some pretty impressive on-the-fly compression to improve the dial-up experience.

I keep a basic Earthlink account for use on the road when I need...
Posted by DennyA, on Jan 5, 2004 at 03:45 PM, in Applications
Video Chat between PC and Mac? 538 Views / 1 Replies  
Can anyone recommend software to allow video & voice chat between an iBook G4 and a Windows XP PC?

Ideally I'd like to use my Firewire DV cam on the iBook as the camera/microphone, if that's...
Posted by DennyA, on Dec 10, 2003 at 08:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
It has a number of settings for different paper... 485 Views / 7 Replies  
It has a number of settings for different paper types, graphics densities, etc. It's not as sophisticated as Canon's regular driver, though.

I mainly use it for "archival printing" from my iBook...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 25, 2003 at 01:45 PM, in Networking
Sticky: Yeah, not to get too far off the "lists" topic,... 184,907 Views / 547 Replies  
Yeah, not to get too far off the "lists" topic, but I have to add one for Launchbar. I just got my iBook and bought Launchbar after seeing this topic. Now I really, really wish I had it for my PCs....
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 21, 2003 at 06:49 PM, in Applications
Just won a copy of HOMM3 on eBay. Hope it works... 565 Views / 8 Replies  
Just won a copy of HOMM3 on eBay. Hope it works on Panther.

This is my first Mac since 1994, so this is all new to me... How compatible are old OS 9 games with Panther?
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 15, 2003 at 09:28 PM, in Gaming
Thanks for the tip there, arclonus. That was one... 565 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the tip there, arclonus. That was one that I never got around to playing on the PC.

Any idea if it works on Panther?
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 15, 2003 at 10:24 AM, in Gaming
Turn-based strategy games? 565 Views / 8 Replies  
Any good turn-based strategy games out there? I find those easiest to play on plane flights where you have limited room to move about.

Not really interested in Civ III -- played it enough on the...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 15, 2003 at 12:04 AM, in Gaming
Yep, that was me... "Denny on DOS." Wow, someone... 10,248 Views / 98 Replies  
Yep, that was me... "Denny on DOS." Wow, someone remembers that. :-) I didn't write for Amiga Report, but I think I got quoted there rather often. I was a bit of an online addict in those days --...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 14, 2003 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like you have to order .Mac with the... 7,715 Views / 29 Replies  
Looks like you have to order .Mac with the computer to get the cheap price. I didn't, and in the followup emails I got, etc. after the purchase I got no offers of .Mac discounts.

I'd hate to get...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 14, 2003 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Darcy, Cool to see another Amiga person... 10,248 Views / 98 Replies  
Darcy,

Cool to see another Amiga person here. I wrote for AmigaWorld for a number of years (and Compute!'s Amiga Resource, if anyone remembers that.) My first "Mac" was an A-Max for the Amiga...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 14, 2003 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, an Apple store would be great -- if there... 491 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, an Apple store would be great -- if there was one within 200 miles!

Hey, wait a minute... Here's my excuse to visit Small Dog! They're only about a half-hour from me!
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 13, 2003 at 12:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
12" iBook battery feet? 491 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, the "foot" fell off the battery on my week-old iBook G4. Anyone had any luck getting replacements from Apple on this? What's the best approach to contacting them on something this piddly yet...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 12, 2003 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good to know it'll work! Call me when... 962 Views / 7 Replies  
Good to know it'll work!

Call me when they're under $150. :-)
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 12, 2003 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bit, I have the networking set to "Virtual... 1,879 Views / 13 Replies  
Bit,

I have the networking set to "Virtual Switch," and I was able to download a file at 300 megabits per second last night. So perhaps try that.

As someone who uses a 3.06GHz Pentium 4 desktop...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 7, 2003 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're going to be using it on a desk, get a... 1,001 Views / 10 Replies  
If you're going to be using it on a desk, get a mouse. It's more precise than the pad for stuff like Photoshop, etc.

If you're coming from a PC and you have a USB mouse, you might just want to...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 7, 2003 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Turboprint solved the problem. BTW, no need... 485 Views / 7 Replies  
Turboprint solved the problem.

BTW, no need to tell Panther users to use Unix/IP printing -- they did fix the Windows Sharing printing. My problem was just not having the right drivers.
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 7, 2003 at 01:02 AM, in Networking
The 12" iBook G4 is my first Mac since a Mac... 1,879 Views / 13 Replies  
The 12" iBook G4 is my first Mac since a Mac Classic, so I can't compare the Virtual PC performance.

However, I can say it's usable for stuff that's not CPU-intensive. I installed it primarily to...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 7, 2003 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine shipped Monday after ordering on Friday; the... 10,248 Views / 98 Replies  
Mine shipped Monday after ordering on Friday; the order confirmation showed a Wednesday ship.

My extra battery was slated to ship on 11/12, and it shipped today.
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 7, 2003 at 12:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can navigate to the directory, but it doesn't... 485 Views / 7 Replies  
I can navigate to the directory, but it doesn't have the drivers needed for network printing.

Near as I can tell, IP printing and Windows Printing use the Unix CUPS drivers rather than the stock...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 6, 2003 at 03:04 PM, in Networking
Scarpa, Will that let me use the "standard"... 485 Views / 7 Replies  
Scarpa,

Will that let me use the "standard" Canon driver as opposed to the CUPS driver?
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 6, 2003 at 02:37 PM, in Networking
Canon S9000 / Windows Printing problem on Panther 485 Views / 7 Replies  
Okay, got my new 12" Apple iBook G4 today running Panther, and everything was reasonably easy to set up. Got it on the net, sharing files back and forth with my XP rigs, etc.

Just one problem: My...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 6, 2003 at 01:39 AM, in Networking
Ah well. The basics must be pretty easy to figure... 408 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah well. The basics must be pretty easy to figure out, given that I'm posting this from my NEW 12" iBOOK! :-) And all I took out of the box was the notebook. Turned it on, went through the setup...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 5, 2003 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Aw, you're kidding... The "user friendly"... 408 Views / 8 Replies  
Aw, you're kidding... The "user friendly" Macintosh doesn't even include decent paper documentation?

So I guess that's why Pogue's books are called the "Missing Manuals," eh?
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 5, 2003 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like I'll definitely have to give Mail.app... 691 Views / 21 Replies  
Sounds like I'll definitely have to give Mail.app and Entourage a spin, then. Thanks for the feedback, folks. Interesting that nobody voted for Eudora.

Do both programs have decent anti-spam...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 5, 2003 at 12:57 AM, in Applications
The one thing I did fine was the tech reference,... 408 Views / 8 Replies  
The one thing I did fine was the tech reference, which at least had some good geek details:
http://macnn.com/rd.php?id=13026

Ah well. The real thing with paper manuals should be here before 10:30...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 4, 2003 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For $10 on such a large purchase, I'd just get it... 1,211 Views / 22 Replies  
For $10 on such a large purchase, I'd just get it from Apple. (In fact, that's what I did.) That way your RAM is covered by the warranty too -- and more important, any SODIMM slot problems that they...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 3, 2003 at 11:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the link. Looks like no G4 iBook or... 408 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the link. Looks like no G4 iBook or Panther stuff is up yet.
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 3, 2003 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Stuart, I ordered just that on Friday and it... 1,211 Views / 22 Replies  
Stuart,

I ordered just that on Friday and it shipped today, supposed to arrive on Wednesday. So assuming everything goes at the same speed, you'd get it Friday if you ordered it early enough on...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 3, 2003 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm... Sounds like Apple got a good deal on 12"... 10,248 Views / 98 Replies  
Hmmm... Sounds like Apple got a good deal on 12" screens with one dead pixel. :-/ Lots of reports of just that. You'd think on a dinky screen like that they'd have a better track record -- my 15" and...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 3, 2003 at 07:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Online manuals? 408 Views / 8 Replies  
New iBook will be here Wednesday.

Looked around Apple's site to see if the documentation was available online in PDF format. Couldn't find it.

Anyone know if the G4 iBook or Panther manuals are...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 3, 2003 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine should be here Wednesday -- it's showing at... 10,248 Views / 98 Replies  
Mine should be here Wednesday -- it's showing at the ramp at the airport in Taiwan now. Not bad for a custom-ordered config (12", 60GB/640MB/BT/Airport) ordered on Friday afternoon.

I'm excited....
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 3, 2003 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New User: Which email program? 691 Views / 21 Replies  
I have an iBook ordered... Trying to figure out which email program to use, and would be appreciate advice from you guys.

I'll be getting Office v.X, so I'll have three choices:
1) OS X Mail
...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 2, 2003 at 11:53 PM, in Applications
Sticky: Keep it coming, folks. With my new iBook on the... 184,907 Views / 547 Replies  
Keep it coming, folks. With my new iBook on the way (my first Mac since the Mac Classic), this topic is chock full o' invaluable information!
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 2, 2003 at 11:41 PM, in Applications
Voyageur, Those apps that link to maps... 423 Views / 5 Replies  
Voyageur,

Those apps that link to maps require Internet connections, though, right? Not something you could, say, just use in your car?

Not that big a deal, since I have mapping apps on my Palm...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 2, 2003 at 02:41 PM, in Applications
Virtual PC on iBook G4? 1,879 Views / 13 Replies  
Okay, there's one app that I use occasionally on trips that's not available for the iBook: Microsoft Streets and Trips. That got me thinking about Virtual PC. I have an extra XP Pro license, so I...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 1, 2003 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mapping application? 423 Views / 5 Replies  
Ack. I just realized one program I do use on my XP notebook when I travel that's not available in a Mac version for the iBook -- Microsoft Streets and Trips.

Are there any good map/street...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 1, 2003 at 08:34 AM, in Applications
Poll: But you're arguing against your argument! You... 2,445 Views / 4 Replies  
But you're arguing against your argument! You said you've never needed the AppleCare you bought for your Macs! ;-)

Seriously, thanks for the info. Good to know the option will still be there as...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 1, 2003 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine's set to ship on or before 11/5. 12", 60GB,... 10,248 Views / 98 Replies  
Mine's set to ship on or before 11/5. 12", 60GB, 640MB, Bluetooth, Airport.

This will be my 2.5th Mac. The last one was a Mac Classic I bought for my then-girlfriend-now-wife from my employer for...
Posted by DennyA, on Nov 1, 2003 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Uh oh. Can you add AppleCare later? 2,445 Views / 4 Replies  
Okay, so I bit the bullet and bought an iBook. Should ship next week.

But upon reading the problem threads here, I'm a little concerned about build quality. Wondering whether the AppleCare gamble...
Posted by DennyA, on Oct 31, 2003 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Scarpa. My printer is a Canon S9000,... 380 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks, Scarpa. My printer is a Canon S9000, which has Mac drivers available.

Sounds like I'll be all set!
Posted by DennyA, on Oct 31, 2003 at 02:22 PM, in Networking
Oh, one other question... Does the iBook's... 380 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, one other question... Does the iBook's (Airport Extreme) Wi-Fi software automatically detect and list available access points?
Posted by DennyA, on Oct 31, 2003 at 11:42 AM, in Networking
Thanks much, Dave! That about clinches my iBook... 772 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks much, Dave! That about clinches my iBook decision.

A pair of batteries should handle DVD entertainmnent for a cross-country flight just fine, then.
Posted by DennyA, on Oct 31, 2003 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Some XP / OS X Newbie networking questions 380 Views / 3 Replies  
Okay, we need a new notebook, and I've been considering getting an iBook with the 802.11g card. Most of the stuff I do on a notebook is pretty basic -- word processing, email, web browsing, DVDs on...
Posted by DennyA, on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:24 AM, in Networking
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