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But isn't the GMA 9xx series extremely depended... 3,350 Views / 33 Replies  
But isn't the GMA 9xx series extremely depended on the quality of the drivers and optimizations for this kind of hardware in the given application and so on? I installed Windows a couple of weeks ago...
Posted by sniffer, on Apr 4, 2006 at 02:33 AM, in Gaming
I wasn't really thinking about dedicated server... 1,191 Views / 21 Replies  
I wasn't really thinking about dedicated server duties, just background tasks, like running a FTP server on your dorm room desktop computer, or sharing Frontrow media over your LAN at home....
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 12, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually I have a solo in order (it just take... 1,191 Views / 21 Replies  
Actually I have a solo in order (it just take Apple three weeks to ship it to Scandinavians). Nice to hear you're impressed with it. I can see the second core will idle a lot for word typers, but the...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 12, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
D'Espice, you seem to forget these little suckers... 1,191 Views / 21 Replies  
D'Espice, you seem to forget these little suckers is capable of taking up to two gigabyte of dual channel ram, the FSB is wider than a football field, the GMA 950 is capable of handling two HD...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 12, 2006 at 04:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
How would you define free memory? Note that OS X... 3,924 Views / 64 Replies  
How would you define free memory? Note that OS X doesn't flush out all memory when you decide to quit an app, it just write over or reuse the unused memory at a later point.
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 11, 2006 at 05:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
MS Office isn't ported to UB yet, so it'll run... 1,191 Views / 21 Replies  
MS Office isn't ported to UB yet, so it'll run under Rosetta on the Intel machine. Otherwise, if you are looking for a step up from the PowerBook, the duo might be a better alternative. Going from...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 11, 2006 at 05:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am no OpenGL developer, but observing by the... 3,350 Views / 33 Replies  
I am no OpenGL developer, but observing by the graphs UT04 is lagging behind near 1/4 of the framerate of a G4 mini, w/ATI 9200. This is while both system is on pair on the D3 benchmark and.. looking...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 10, 2006 at 02:30 AM, in Gaming
Thanks for taking the time to test all this... 2,967 Views / 46 Replies  
Thanks for taking the time to test all this doctre. I have a solo in order (three weeks shipping time in Scandinavia, poor us), so it's good to know WOW at least is an option for these machines,...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 9, 2006 at 01:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
UT2004 must really blow at software fallback. 3,350 Views / 33 Replies  
UT2004 must really blow at software fallback.
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 8, 2006 at 02:03 PM, in Gaming
I would appreciate that doctre. Even if the GMA... 2,967 Views / 46 Replies  
I would appreciate that doctre. Even if the GMA 950 is said to be a slouch for gaming, having a system fast enough to squeeze the game floating at all times in the double digits would make a world of...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 7, 2006 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the info. Maybe that extra core is... 2,967 Views / 46 Replies  
Thanks for the info. Maybe that extra core is doing more than keeping an eye on WindowServer in the background. Tried setting the video settings down a bit and running around the auction houses?
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 7, 2006 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
It must be a russian thing ^^. :) (Does not apply... 4,831 Views / 75 Replies  
It must be a russian thing ^^. :) (Does not apply for every russian girl of course, but still there is something in it)
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 5, 2006 at 09:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In lack of people ready to post game fps results,... 3,350 Views / 33 Replies  
In lack of people ready to post game fps results, at least macintouch (http://www.macintouch.com/specialreports/perfpack02/) have posted some interesting benches. They've tested a solo with 512MB ram...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 5, 2006 at 03:48 AM, in Gaming
It also depends video quality settings (Macworld... 537 Views / 10 Replies  
It also depends video quality settings (Macworld ran on highest settings*).. and memory base installed. The Macworld article doesn't mention how much ram the test machines has, which is important...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 4, 2006 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Doing server tasks in the background while using... 809 Views / 9 Replies  
Doing server tasks in the background while using the machine for day to day tasks (inkluding 1080p HD) you'll be much better off with a duo and some extra ram.
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 4, 2006 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Maria Carrey is pretty, but.. meh.. :thumbsdow ... 4,831 Views / 75 Replies  
Maria Carrey is pretty, but.. meh.. :thumbsdow
http://i2.tinypic.com/qoy3xi.gif

edit: stealing bandwidth from random tripod homepage not a good idea, noted.
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 4, 2006 at 06:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also Speedmark seems to include MS Office in its... 3,350 Views / 33 Replies  
Also Speedmark seems to include MS Office in its testing though its not UB yet. I wonder how much memory they have in the test machines? 512 MB will certainly not be good on any system with shared...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 4, 2006 at 02:47 AM, in Gaming
Thanks for the update Eug. Hopefully we'll get a... 3,350 Views / 33 Replies  
Thanks for the update Eug. Hopefully we'll get a more accurate picture soon. (It can't get worse right?)
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 3, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Gaming
Mine is estimated to ship in three weeks. Wonder... 3,924 Views / 64 Replies  
Mine is estimated to ship in three weeks. Wonder why I haven't heard any scandinavian getting it early when many American citizens have already recieved it. Oh well. Congratulation to all you new...
Posted by sniffer, on Mar 3, 2006 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
That way you'll have to boot up and let the... 1,195 Views / 35 Replies  
That way you'll have to boot up and let the program run before you can authorize it. I think the current model is better. It halts the program if it doesn't have the right privileges, even if it's a...
Posted by sniffer, on Nov 11, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: Signatures are easily confused with shopping... 1,075,868 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Signatures are easily confused with shopping lists apparently.
Posted by sniffer, on Nov 11, 2005 at 04:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
*sigh* 6,886 Views / 67 Replies  
*sigh*
Posted by sniffer, on Oct 23, 2005 at 12:11 PM, in Gaming
Funny, I think it's awkward when I am using a... 866 Views / 26 Replies  
Funny, I think it's awkward when I am using a two-button trackpad, and awkward when I am using a single button mouse.
Posted by sniffer, on Sep 4, 2005 at 07:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Moved from a stuffed-togheter pentium originally... 5,993 Views / 82 Replies  
Moved from a stuffed-togheter pentium originally bought in 1996 to a y2k iMac four years later.. no I can't say I looked back.
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 27, 2005 at 04:50 PM, in Mac OS X
How much does it matter? As long as it fits for... 6,532 Views / 19 Replies  
How much does it matter? As long as it fits for the task it should be perfect out of the box. If you are concerned you add three year AppleCare in the purchase. And even with or without a notebook...
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 12, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Kinda like a Bang & Olufsen system. I like it,... 779 Views / 9 Replies  
Kinda like a Bang & Olufsen system. I like it, except the god awful audio ports in the front.
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 12, 2005 at 02:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For what it's worth, you can also use SuperDuper!... 498 Views / 13 Replies  
For what it's worth, you can also use SuperDuper! for cloning. I've been using it for a while now as CCC had its incompatibility issues. Anyways.. I guess your question is answered here.
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 9, 2005 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Who says new technology? It's just a sequel to... 1,744 Views / 39 Replies  
Who says new technology? It's just a sequel to Windows XP.. ;)
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 9, 2005 at 12:42 PM, in Mac OS X
If Jacob or someone else posts similar reviews... 1,744 Views / 39 Replies  
If Jacob or someone else posts similar reviews 'bout Mac OS X in a Windows centric forum you'd probably get the same "get outa here" response there like here. I am also curios about what will come...
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 6, 2005 at 11:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Going from USB mouse to Bluetooth was actually an... 1,434 Views / 26 Replies  
Going from USB mouse to Bluetooth was actually an upgrade for me. But I guess it has more to do with the tracking performance than USB vs BT differences. The only latency issue I know is the seconds...
Posted by sniffer, on Aug 6, 2005 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
^^ Looks more and less like my ad hoc desktop... 69,431 Views / 417 Replies  
^^ Looks more and less like my ad hoc desktop right now.

Do you have a link to the background picture?
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 30, 2005 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agree with PCConvert and MacNStein, FPS matters... 6,886 Views / 67 Replies  
Agree with PCConvert and MacNStein, FPS matters in WOW. I wonder how many percentages of the Mac-WOW population that swear to distant attack characters over melee close-combat characters? Not that it...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 28, 2005 at 09:39 AM, in Gaming
For what it's worth, the 9550 is simply a down... 1,796 Views / 6 Replies  
For what it's worth, the 9550 is simply a down clocked 9600/9700. According to these benches (http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/tul9550/6.html) it seems to do significant better than...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 28, 2005 at 08:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The VRAM only makes a difference if you are going... 832 Views / 8 Replies  
The VRAM only makes a difference if you are going to use external screens and perhaps with certain games. But since the iBook by default doesn't support screen spanning but only mirroring, the 32 MB...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 28, 2005 at 08:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is just a step closer a bottom line... 2,625 Views / 59 Replies  
I think this is just a step closer a bottom line Intel Integrated Graphics product next year.
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 27, 2005 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
You are generalizing here. A couple of things off... 940 Views / 35 Replies  
You are generalizing here. A couple of things off my head that is worth taking into consideration:
1) Apple don't provide dumb terminal solutions which are extremely easy to maintain. It doesn't...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 24, 2005 at 12:55 PM, in Mac OS X
In the end of the day it's the applications for... 940 Views / 35 Replies  
In the end of the day it's the applications for the job that a production environment depends on that put the final verdict if I business can go for solution A or B. Sometimes there is no excuse for...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 23, 2005 at 08:52 PM, in Mac OS X
No, businesses buys MS compatible hardware pronto... 940 Views / 35 Replies  
No, businesses buys MS compatible hardware pronto because of competeable discounts, compatibility and modularity. None of these points fits very well within Apples strategies compared to many PC...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 23, 2005 at 06:44 PM, in Mac OS X
I am not sure I see the connection between OS X's... 940 Views / 35 Replies  
I am not sure I see the connection between OS X's progress in the corporate world and your church IT planning, but the contrast in that thought was kinda witty.. honestly.
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 22, 2005 at 09:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Without studying the study itself it can be... 940 Views / 35 Replies  
Without studying the study itself it can be difficult to know what to think about these numbers. I've never heard similar optimism elsewhere regarding OS X position in the corporate marked.

The...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 22, 2005 at 11:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: http://photos23.flickr.com/27559189_c0b738f39a.jpg 1,075,868 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://photos23.flickr.com/27559189_c0b738f39a.jpg
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 21, 2005 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
*Blame Canada* In all seriousness, what bugs... 470 Views / 5 Replies  
*Blame Canada*

In all seriousness, what bugs in 10.4.2 specifically are we talking about here?
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 18, 2005 at 08:55 AM, in Mac OS X
I only wish spotlighg/search in finder was... 3,948 Views / 116 Replies  
I only wish spotlighg/search in finder was usefull for anything outside the document folder, e.g. system files. Other than that I find Spotlight to be very handy for it purposes. I use Quicksilver on...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 18, 2005 at 08:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Looks nice. Does it have a prize tag? I have... 1,097 Views / 19 Replies  
Looks nice. Does it have a prize tag?

I have the iCurve. It's really nice for its purpose. But I found my PB 12" slipping a lot on it, and I didn't mount the rubber things correctly, so they fell...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 17, 2005 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sure it will, but somehow I doubt we'll see much... 1,149 Views / 34 Replies  
Sure it will, but somehow I doubt we'll see much of the craziness that we have seen on the Windows side where your vanilla installation is practical infected by plugging it on the net. I mean, there...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 6, 2005 at 06:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Very nice starman. :thumbsup: 1,824 Views / 31 Replies  
Very nice starman. :thumbsup:
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 5, 2005 at 10:08 PM, in Gaming
edit: nevermind. I didn't read the thread... 1,149 Views / 34 Replies  
edit: nevermind. I didn't read the thread carefully enough.
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 5, 2005 at 07:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Macs dont use backslash in paths either. *sigh* 1,149 Views / 34 Replies  
Macs dont use backslash in paths either. *sigh*
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 5, 2005 at 07:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Last time I checked Windows didn't let me edit... 3,071 Views / 59 Replies  
Last time I checked Windows didn't let me edit the files directly on external ftp shares, except for changing permissions, uploading, etc, but not editing files in local applications. I think the...
Posted by sniffer, on Jul 3, 2005 at 11:02 AM, in Mac OS X
I hope you are not paying minute taxes, like the... 1,424 Views / 34 Replies  
I hope you are not paying minute taxes, like the dial-up norm is here. :brick:
Posted by sniffer, on Jun 28, 2005 at 03:46 AM, in Applications
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