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Second Life and Guild Wars both ran fine on my... 4,191 Views / 137 Replies  
Second Life and Guild Wars both ran fine on my MacBook Pro. I'm going to take a second go at my Mac Pro tonight, which has a serious graphics card in it, I'll tell you how that goes.
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 13, 2009 at 10:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It doesn't even reboot, it actually goes "I'm... 4,191 Views / 137 Replies  
It doesn't even reboot, it actually goes "I'm shutting down to avoid damaging your data*. As far as I can tell it's wrecked my data partition somehow, although it might well be that it was damaged...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 11, 2009 at 09:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Doesn't work on my 2008 Mac Pro. Seemed to... 4,191 Views / 137 Replies  
Doesn't work on my 2008 Mac Pro. Seemed to install okay at first, but now the installer just blue screens. :brick:

Anyone had any luck with a 2008 Mac Pro?
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 11, 2009 at 06:06 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Running on a mid-2007 MacBook Pro. So far, works... 4,191 Views / 137 Replies  
Running on a mid-2007 MacBook Pro. So far, works perfectly, and seems MUCH less resource intensive than Vista.
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 11, 2009 at 09:04 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yes, absolutely. For example, Nvidia's supported... 677 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, absolutely. For example, Nvidia's supported card list for Linux: http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html . Now, the drivers are a lot LOT more hassle, but that's not what you asked :P I think...
Posted by rnicoll, on Sep 21, 2008 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Fantastic, I'll keep an eye out, thank you! 677 Views / 11 Replies  
Fantastic, I'll keep an eye out, thank you!
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 27, 2008 at 08:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got the 8800 GT already, which it looks to... 677 Views / 11 Replies  
I've got the 8800 GT already, which it looks to be about a match for. Good to know, though, thanks!



Yeah... well, hoping, y'know? Also hoping by that point Nvidia have managed to make their...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 27, 2008 at 03:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Any idea when we'll see a graphics refresh? 677 Views / 11 Replies  
Still trying to adjust from being a PC gamer with a tendency to order cards on release...

I'm aware there's a good chance there won't be updated graphics cards for the Mac Pro anytime soon, but...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 27, 2008 at 03:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
More likely something else changed in the move... 3,458 Views / 57 Replies  
More likely something else changed in the move from a single core to multicore system. Want to give us details of the hardware you tested, applications you were testing with, times for each test,...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 9, 2008 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
The term is single threaded. This is because it... 3,458 Views / 57 Replies  
The term is single threaded. This is because it has one single thread. Each thread can only run on a single processor at a time. As such, a single threaded application uses a single processor. It...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 9, 2008 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Single threaded applications only benefit in... 3,458 Views / 57 Replies  
Single threaded applications only benefit in terms of other applications/the OS can use a different core, so there's less overhead. Generally they may seem more responsive, but you're unlikely to see...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 9, 2008 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I hate you Apple. Where, by hate, I mean "My... 9,664 Views / 226 Replies  
I hate you Apple.

Where, by hate, I mean "My credit company loves you".

I whined, I screamed, I ranted, they offered a single CPU edition, I'll buy.

Edit: Does anyone want my PC?
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Agreed. Frankly, the treatment the Mac Mini has... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Agreed. Frankly, the treatment the Mac Mini has had recently, I don't think upgrading it is a priority for Apple. I've got two, one a Core Solo. The Solo is barely fast enough to be useable, the Duo...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 5, 2008 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
What's depressing is how little effort Apple put... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
What's depressing is how little effort Apple put in. If they could match Linux for driver support, and provide a decent card selection in the MP range, it would be a fantastic start.
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 4, 2008 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Cool, so what the blazes was with persuading EA... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Cool, so what the blazes was with persuading EA to make all their games available on Mac (even if that didn't really work out), and id Software to do new platform tech demos off of a Mac? I mean, it...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 3, 2008 at 09:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just general support is a major issue. I don't... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Just general support is a major issue. I don't see Mac gaming going anywhere of consequence until I can call up my favourite PC supplier, order a graphics card that's been out long enough for it to...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 3, 2008 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, not suggesting Apple should be moving... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Sorry, not suggesting Apple should be moving towards games, what I meant was it was strange Apple was making deals with EA for games for the Mac, and getting id Software in for tech demos, if they...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 3, 2008 at 06:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Very much agreed. Also, it looked like Mac gaming... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Very much agreed. Also, it looked like Mac gaming was getting a push from Apple, and then the whole thing flopped. If I could get easy graphics card upgrades (with, say, drivers arriving on the same...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 3, 2008 at 04:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wait, visual effects people do everything direct... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Wait, visual effects people do everything direct on the desktop? I kinda assumed you farmed stuff out to server farms of some kind. Certainly, we're (comp sci research) switching over to rackmount...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 2, 2008 at 07:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Came very close yesterday, but it would be a... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Came very close yesterday, but it would be a terrible waste...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 2, 2008 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
*lets go* *falls to death* :P 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
*lets go* *falls to death* :P
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 2, 2008 at 02:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, sorry, the MP are good value for what you... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Oh, sorry, the MP are good value for what you get, if that's what you need. If you're doing single threaded work, 2-3 of the cores are just going to be sitting there heating the room up, though, and...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 2, 2008 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got two, one as a home theatre Mac, one as... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
I've got two, one as a home theatre Mac, one as web/e-mail/remote client box. However, they have all the processing power of a damp lettuce, and so I still need a separate box for more intensive...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 2, 2008 at 08:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Okay, you're right, the Xeon 5000s are... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Okay, you're right, the Xeon 5000s are workstation class, my bad: Intel® Workstation Processors (http://www.intel.com/products/server/workstation_processors/index.htm?iid=wsproc+tab_workstation)
...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 1, 2008 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you just reduce computer users to graphics... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Did you just reduce computer users to graphics professionals and everyone else? I'm sorry, clearly only graphics professionals are important, and those of us whose needs are poorly handled by both...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 1, 2008 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
It doesn't help that Apple's using a server chip... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
It doesn't help that Apple's using a server chip in a desktop system. The "Extreme" chips are intended for this, not the Xeons.
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Article: EA Late on Mac Gaming Claims 290 Views / 4 Replies  
"It came and went: the massive release of Madden NFL 08 was simultaneously sprung on just about every electronic device with 3D capability—except the Mac."

- EA late on Mac gaming claims...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 16, 2007 at 12:43 PM, in Gaming
Why? WHY??? Some of us want something between an... 35,818 Views / 565 Replies  
Why? WHY??? Some of us want something between an iMac and a 8 core workstation from hell. Some of us bought those "priced to make the next option look even better" PowerMacs, y'know...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a XBox 360 and a PS3, and I had a Wii... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
I have a XBox 360 and a PS3, and I had a Wii (sold to friends a month back, it just bored me frankly). They're both great systems, and I love them, but using a control pad for FPSes is just too...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
And I want it based on: Core 2 E6850: The... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
And I want it based on:

Core 2 E6850: The Sweetest CPU of All (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,2170928,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532)

$300 3.0 GHz Core2Duo extreme chip rated at...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pass the ketchup, this hat's a bit dry? By which... 6,777 Views / 61 Replies  
Pass the ketchup, this hat's a bit dry? By which I mean, dang, it play Prey at 1920x1200 at decent speed, I'm genuinely impressed/surprised.

And having spent the last hour working with a PC that I...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Awkwardly, I'm going to have to actually come... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
Awkwardly, I'm going to have to actually come back to this, and go "You're right, a Mac Pro is what gamers should be buying". The issue is actually that the lowest Mac Pro is still far too high, and...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
And I'll be here with my credit card, waiting :) 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
And I'll be here with my credit card, waiting :)
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 12:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
You mean the new platform that id debuted at... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
You mean the new platform that id debuted at WWDC, even before QuakeCon?

id Software debuts new engine at Apple conference - Joystiq...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was about to ask "Well why didn't they use a... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
I was about to ask "Well why didn't they use a bottom end graphics card then?" and realised that H.264 decoding is probably a decent excuse...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Okay, but that's like saying "Anyone who wants... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
Okay, but that's like saying "Anyone who wants more than reading e-mail and slowly surfing web pages should buy a Mac Pro". The iMac 24" will not play pretty much any game coming out this year, at...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 15, 2007 at 05:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, I think the iMac 24" is a brilliant machine,... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
Oh, I think the iMac 24" is a brilliant machine, and they'll sell loads. I'm mostly just annoyed that they seem to be pushing for Mac games, while not actually providing half-decent gaming hardware...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 14, 2007 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
And when id Software stop doing cutting edge tech... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
And when id Software stop doing cutting edge tech demos at WWDC, I will stop bemoaning the fact that the top of the range iMac has a graphics card that is essentially a joke for a screen that big. A...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 14, 2007 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
What on earth for? We host several hundred users... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
What on earth for? We host several hundred users on servers less powerful than a Mac Pro, for most developers it would be like using a sledgehammer to swat flies..
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 14, 2007 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I've got 20" monitors at home and at work. Let me... 2,129 Views / 50 Replies  
I've got 20" monitors at home and at work. Let me see... couple of terminals, IM client, e-mail, couple of browser windows. Particularly for where I want to use one window for notes, and one to work...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Doesn't quite work for me. I'd want something... 2,129 Views / 50 Replies  
Doesn't quite work for me. I'd want something like the 24" 2.8Ghz version, but with a graphics card that's going to work well for games, and I want it 20". I have a serious lack of physical space, a...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's not the 3 FPS slower, it's the 80-90 FPS... 6,777 Views / 61 Replies  
It's not the 3 FPS slower, it's the 80-90 FPS that it isn't faster by. For those of us looking at replacing a gaming PC with an iMac 24"... well, Apple just lost a sale. I'd have really liked a Mac...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm a bit disappointed by graphics, as I do game... 2,819 Views / 58 Replies  
I'm a bit disappointed by graphics, as I do game a lot (I'm eying one to replace my desktop system, which is currently a PC with a Nvidia 7950 GT pre-OCed card), and particularly as I'm looking at...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 10, 2007 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would, and am, definitely giving these a couple... 717 Views / 20 Replies  
I would, and am, definitely giving these a couple of months. I could get one now, and work would probably give me one of their Leopard licenses when it comes out, but it seems silly not to wait, risk...
Posted by rnicoll, on Aug 10, 2007 at 08:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
UMPCs? The worst of both worlds mangled... 7,878 Views / 71 Replies  
UMPCs? The worst of both worlds mangled PDA/laptop hybrids? Well, I suppose someone had to think they're a good idea...

Media center... my Mac Mini does very well as a media center (running EyeTV...
Posted by rnicoll, on Jan 11, 2007 at 06:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Purely for reference; got fed up waiting, bought... 23,623 Views / 476 Replies  
Purely for reference; got fed up waiting, bought a MacBook Pro just after the C2D versions were released, and am keeping the PC around as a power system.
Posted by rnicoll, on Dec 8, 2006 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
No... thought I remembered seeing something like... 1,711 Views / 2 Replies  
No... thought I remembered seeing something like that, when installing on a PC, but no... booting from CD, it goes black, flashes white, back to black, then a cursor appears in the top left corner,...
Posted by rnicoll, on Nov 2, 2006 at 10:14 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
BootCamp problem: After install, boots to black screen 1,711 Views / 2 Replies  
Okay, there's got to be something really dumb I'm doing here, but...

I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 VLE on a Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro C2D. Burnt the driver CD, partitioned the drive,...
Posted by rnicoll, on Nov 2, 2006 at 07:51 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Poll: Thinking about it... going to take a while longer... 6,686 Views / 21 Replies  
Thinking about it... going to take a while longer before what I've saved towards a new computer and the cost of a Mac Pro meet, but equally, it's not like I desperately need a new system right now....
Posted by rnicoll, on Oct 20, 2006 at 06:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I believe what they mean is graphics card... 6,686 Views / 21 Replies  
I believe what they mean is graphics card firmware compatible with the Apple motherboard firmware. The motherboard firmware is an open standard, AFAIK (or at least available for a reasonable sum of...
Posted by rnicoll, on Oct 19, 2006 at 07:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
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