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I meant insurance in the sense that you are... 911 Views / 10 Replies  
I meant insurance in the sense that you are betting to lose. It pays when things go wrong. Technically, and semantically, you are correct.
Posted by marc, on Sep 3, 2005 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Film editing is an art. Sometimes, especially... 541 Views / 6 Replies  
Film editing is an art. Sometimes, especially when you are learning, not having the best of everything forces you to focus on the art and not the tools. Tooki's advice is good. You can even start...
Posted by marc, on Sep 2, 2005 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Applecare is insurance. It is always hugely... 911 Views / 10 Replies  
Applecare is insurance. It is always hugely worth it if somethine goes wrong with your machine and not worth it if nothing does (although many people like the peace of mind and unlimited phone...
Posted by marc, on Sep 2, 2005 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
If what you want to learn how to fix Mac's, and... 1,040 Views / 28 Replies  
If what you want to learn how to fix Mac's, and you want a cheap machine you can mess around with, then an old machine is fine. However, to be a Mac Tech you have to be familiar will all the models....
Posted by marc, on Aug 29, 2005 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
To my eye they look the same. I have the 17""... 588 Views / 11 Replies  
To my eye they look the same. I have the 17"" and I am very pleased with it.
Posted by marc, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Your problem is that your machines are at the... 442 Views / 7 Replies  
Your problem is that your machines are at the ends of the spectrum but you are in the middle. You do not need the portibility of the laptop or the power of the desktop. Since you have both, try...
Posted by marc, on Jun 28, 2005 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Most, but not all, Apple computers have had... 887 Views / 13 Replies  
Most, but not all, Apple computers have had switching power supplies so all you would need is a power cord or adapter which fits the wall outlet. Check the exact model you're thinking of with Apple...
Posted by marc, on Jun 12, 2005 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well I assume you turned it upside town after it... 425 Views / 3 Replies  
Well I assume you turned it upside town after it happened to spill out any trapped liquid. You seem to be okay with the idea of opening the machine. You could do that, take out the major parts and...
Posted by marc, on May 24, 2005 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine started quiet and is still quiet. My old G3... 829 Views / 2 Replies  
Mine started quiet and is still quiet. My old G3 iMac sounds like a vacuum cleaner in comparison. There are some programs, like Solitaire Forever, which either don't manage power or resources well....
Posted by marc, on Apr 23, 2005 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
The eMac comes with a mouse and keyboard. It is... 604 Views / 8 Replies  
The eMac comes with a mouse and keyboard. It is a good value if you have the room for it and do not need to move it around. There are rumors that the eMac will be upgraded soon, so I would wait a...
Posted by marc, on Apr 23, 2005 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
You can let the screen go dark if inactive, just... 629 Views / 3 Replies  
You can let the screen go dark if inactive, just make sure you have not set up the modem to disconnect after x minutes. This is how I download those 97MB system updates over a phone line. I have...
Posted by marc, on Apr 21, 2005 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
DV uses approximately 1 GB of storage for every 5... 334 Views / 9 Replies  
DV uses approximately 1 GB of storage for every 5 minutes of video so you will definately will need more disk space. You might also want to add more RAM. HTH
Posted by marc, on Dec 25, 2001 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are serious about DV and FCP3 then a dual... 383 Views / 19 Replies  
If you are serious about DV and FCP3 then a dual processor machine is well worth the money. As already suggested, wait until MacWorld SF to see what's new. Even if you do not get new equipment, the...
Posted by marc, on Dec 25, 2001 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Photoshop and FCP both use, and benefit greatly,... 276 Views / 10 Replies  
Photoshop and FCP both use, and benefit greatly, from dual processors. So will OS-X eventually. My advice is to select the 733 MHz G4 (from the Apple Education site or Apple Store) and then, under...
Posted by marc, on Aug 9, 2001 at 08:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
No quads. IBM is working on a new chip with 4... 426 Views / 16 Replies  
No quads. IBM is working on a new chip with 4 processors on the core. When they have it, Apple will use it. If Apple can deliver a GHz machine by Fall, they will announce it at MWNY. Otherwise,...
Posted by marc, on Jun 17, 2001 at 05:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you can wait a month, I would. Even if you... 448 Views / 20 Replies  
If you can wait a month, I would. Even if you can not afford the new machines, the old ones should be available at a discount. HTH
Posted by marc, on Jun 16, 2001 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with waffffffle. For serious design and... 252 Views / 30 Replies  
I agree with waffffffle. For serious design and DV work the G4 is a major advantage. Add to that the wider screen and monitor spanning (the iBook only mirrors) and the choice is clear. The only...
Posted by marc, on May 2, 2001 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My experience with machines that are on all the... 220 Views / 4 Replies  
My experience with machines that are on all the time is that you start to see hardare problems (not mouse or keyboard) at about seven years. Typically it is the hard drive that goes. For a personal...
Posted by marc, on Apr 20, 2001 at 11:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Since there is always a better machine coming... 204 Views / 6 Replies  
Since there is always a better machine coming soon, it always depends on what you what to do now. Personally, if I had no immediate need, I would wait for MacWorld in July. There will undoubtedly...
Posted by marc, on Apr 14, 2001 at 08:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
First of all, while you only get 90 days of phone... 273 Views / 4 Replies  
First of all, while you only get 90 days of phone support, the hardware warranty lasts for a year. Any time during this year you can extend the warranty (which you may want to do if you have the...
Posted by marc, on Apr 13, 2001 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
What a challenging test of trivia. I am not sure... 242 Views / 2 Replies  
What a challenging test of trivia. I am not sure I can do all, but these should keep you busy:

MacWorld Expo San Francisco (MWSF) - Jan.
MacWorld Expo Tokyo - Feb.
Seybold Boston - Mar....
Posted by marc, on Apr 11, 2001 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
What a challenging test of trivia. I am not sure... 268 Views / 3 Replies  
What a challenging test of trivia. I am not sure I can do all, but these should keep you busy:

MacWorld Expo San Francisco (MWSF) - Jan.
MacWorld Expo Tokyo - Feb.
Seybold Boston - Mar....
Posted by marc, on Apr 11, 2001 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After adding a $700 flat panel display, more... 279 Views / 17 Replies  
After adding a $700 flat panel display, more memory and a new HD to your system, you are not going to meet your $2000 goal. If your space and budget limitations are relatively inflexible, then the...
Posted by marc, on Apr 1, 2001 at 09:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Here is the link to the current rumors:... 238 Views / 6 Replies  
Here is the link to the current rumors: http://macosrumors.com/ (repeat rumors). There are always rumors. The reality only comes at MacWorld, which means July.
Posted by marc, on Mar 27, 2001 at 08:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is the sort of problem that you should take... 386 Views / 3 Replies  
This is the sort of problem that you should take to http://2-pop.com Not that there aren't many knowledgable people here, but DV is all they do at 2pop. HTH
Posted by marc, on Mar 27, 2001 at 08:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is the sort of problem that you should take... 1,198 Views / 6 Replies  
This is the sort of problem that you should take to http://2-pop.com Not that there aren't many knowledgable people here, but DV is all they do at 2pop. HTH
Posted by marc, on Mar 27, 2001 at 08:22 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Since you do not plan to buy until this summer,... 237 Views / 4 Replies  
Since you do not plan to buy until this summer, the obvious thing to do is wait until MacWorld NY in July. See what the new machines look like, and what is available for OS-X by then. Good luck
Posted by marc, on Mar 24, 2001 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you did not Shut Down properly then there will... 189 Views / 5 Replies  
If you did not Shut Down properly then there will be a delay on startup while the machine cleans up left over stuff (you will hear the HD working). Since, I assume, this is not the case, here is the...
Posted by marc, on Mar 24, 2001 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you have no place to get your computer fixed,... 315 Views / 10 Replies  
If you have no place to get your computer fixed, that is a problem. As to everything else, I've never found knowledgable computer salepeople anywhere in the world. Even in the US, most of us buy...
Posted by marc, on Mar 17, 2001 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Processors have become so complex that Iím not... 330 Views / 19 Replies  
Processors have become so complex that Iím not sure it is possible to talk about them in terms of bits any more. The G4 has 32 64-bit floating point registers, the Altivec unit processes 128-bit...
Posted by marc, on Mar 17, 2001 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Apple Store will sell you a 466Mhz ($1700) G4... 313 Views / 16 Replies  
The Apple Store will sell you a 466Mhz ($1700) G4 with either a 32 Mb GeForce2 MX or a 32MB Radeon card for $100 extra. If you are not really a gamer, either of these cards should be fine. If you...
Posted by marc, on Mar 10, 2001 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just to make you all feel better: 275.1 Megaflops... 421 Views / 27 Replies  
Just to make you all feel better: 275.1 Megaflops on a 333 MHz G3.
Posted by marc, on Mar 10, 2001 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Current prices at the online catalog stores: ... 274 Views / 17 Replies  
Current prices at the online catalog stores: iMac 600 $1499, Base Cube G4 450 $1299 + 17" Monitor $499 (or roughly $300 more than the iMac). No sales tax at these places, and usually some goodies...
Posted by marc, on Mar 9, 2001 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
You will give up on your Mac before it gives up... 273 Views / 30 Replies  
You will give up on your Mac before it gives up on you. I still have a 1984 Mac that works perfectly (with OS 6.2). My experience with Macs, that are used everyday for work, is that the hard drive...
Posted by marc, on Mar 7, 2001 at 08:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
This article from Bare Feats may help:... 318 Views / 35 Replies  
This article from Bare Feats may help: http://www.barefeats.com/apple2.htm Be sure to read the text at the bottom of the graphs. It all comes down to expandibility vs. space. While the Cube is...
Posted by marc, on Feb 10, 2001 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac OS9 does not take advantage of dual... 208 Views / 2 Replies  
Mac OS9 does not take advantage of dual processors, so you will only see a speed increase in those applications which are themselves dual processor aware. This includes Photoshop, but not iMove or...
Posted by marc, on Feb 10, 2001 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
As someone said about the Cube: One of Apple's... 214 Views / 3 Replies  
As someone said about the Cube: One of Apple's greatest achievements is making computers that wives want you to buy. Enjoy.
Posted by marc, on Feb 8, 2001 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
800x600. Higher is too hard on my eyes, smaller... 269 Views / 29 Replies  
800x600. Higher is too hard on my eyes, smaller is a waste of space (although I know a few people with eye trouble who are very grateful for 640x480).
Posted by marc, on Jan 18, 2001 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was speaking to an Apple engineer a few months... 572 Views / 92 Replies  
I was speaking to an Apple engineer a few months ago who said that the plan was for the finished version of the installer to do an update to OS 9, if it did not already exist, and then load OS X over...
Posted by marc, on Sep 14, 2000 at 02:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Sting- Thanks for being respectful. There is not... 419 Views / 44 Replies  
Sting- Thanks for being respectful. There is not enough of that in the world, especially around here sometimes. This must also be the Canadian way.

Before people get into a huff, it might be...
Posted by marc, on Sep 14, 2000 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
This should be obvious: if the Radeon was ready... 419 Views / 44 Replies  
This should be obvious: if the Radeon was ready in July ATI would have shipped it themselves, and Apple would have shown it at the Electronic Games show which followed MWNY. At worst, ATI's blunder...
Posted by marc, on Sep 13, 2000 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
The iMac power supply automatically adjusts to... 278 Views / 11 Replies  
The iMac power supply automatically adjusts to any voltage between 100 - 240 volts AC. All you will need is a new power cord, or an adapter for the plug. HTH
Posted by marc, on Sep 10, 2000 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
You do not have to send it back. Any place that... 261 Views / 10 Replies  
You do not have to send it back. Any place that services Macs will fix it under warranty. Apple reimburses them for this. HTH
Posted by marc, on Sep 9, 2000 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sometimes the connector to the video tube gets a... 1,212 Views / 1 Replies  
Sometimes the connector to the video tube gets a little loose during shipping. This can cause color problems. There is no point in being sad, or in fiddling with it for a week. Just take it to the...
Posted by marc, on Sep 9, 2000 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unless you love a mystery there is no point in... 261 Views / 10 Replies  
Unless you love a mystery there is no point in trying to figure it out. If you can take it back to where you bought it, swap it for a new machine. Otherwise take it to the nearest authorized dealer...
Posted by marc, on Sep 8, 2000 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you unplugged it from the wall, and it would... 261 Views / 10 Replies  
If you unplugged it from the wall, and it would not start after you plugged it back it, then it is not asleep. Your power button is probably stuck or defective. Have it looked at. HTH
Posted by marc, on Sep 8, 2000 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
The iMacButton ( http://www.imacresetbutton.com/ ... 230 Views / 4 Replies  
The iMacButton ( http://www.imacresetbutton.com/ ), for older iMacs (Rev. A-D, the ones with the door on the side). A very useful piece of plastic, although if you search the boards you will find...
Posted by marc, on Sep 8, 2000 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any chance that a program is running that wants... 179 Views / 2 Replies  
Any chance that a program is running that wants an internet connection? File sharing, web sharing, a mail, time or weather program that periodically tries to update itself? Try opening the Remote...
Posted by marc, on Sep 6, 2000 at 08:53 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
You may find you answer here:... 278 Views / 2 Replies  
You may find you answer here: http://www.macspeedzone.com/frames2000/resurrectedmac.shtml Hope this helps. If not try the iMovie board on http://www.2-pop.com/ It is a whole site devoted to...
Posted by marc, on Sep 3, 2000 at 09:36 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
No, the extra memory is not absolutely necessary... 238 Views / 14 Replies  
No, the extra memory is not absolutely necessary and, yes, you can add it later. The extra memory only affests how many applications you can run at once and certain memory intensive programs like...
Posted by marc, on Sep 3, 2000 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
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