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I also suspect that 2GB will be plenty of memory... 3,121 Views / 8 Replies  
I also suspect that 2GB will be plenty of memory for Photoshop anyway. As others have said, memory is easily upgraded in the future. It's impossible to upgrade the CPU.
Posted by PEHowland, on Nov 21, 2006 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No. So was mine, my wife's a teacher. 11,193 Views / 188 Replies  
No. So was mine, my wife's a teacher.
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 15, 2004 at 02:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wish my iMac would ship. History so far: -... 11,193 Views / 188 Replies  
Wish my iMac would ship. History so far:

- 6 Sept: Ordered from NL online store, told would ship on or before 4 Oct
- 4 Oct: Told would ship on or before 8 Oct
- 8 Oct: Told would ship on or...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 14, 2004 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any chance of a photo of your girlfriend in her... 11,193 Views / 188 Replies  
Any chance of a photo of your girlfriend in her socks? Sounds more interesting than yet another photo of an iMac on a desk. :)
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 9, 2004 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
In order to redeem myself and post at least one... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
In order to redeem myself and post at least one message on topic, I see that barefeats are today reporting that Apple claim the reason for the disparity is that they compared a 17" G4 1.25GHz whereas...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
I hope it's only a few more days to go. But... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
I hope it's only a few more days to go. But Apple has already delayed the expected ship date from 4 Oct to today (8 Oct) and there's still no sign of an email saying it's shipped, so I fully expect...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
"People" should desensitize themselves then. ... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
"People" should desensitize themselves then. There are plenty of people outside of these forums with ample technical experience who have every right to a technical point of view - particularly when...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Fair enough. You're obviously fairly emotional... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Fair enough. You're obviously fairly emotional about all of this & I don't want to upset you. If it "feels faster" and you "refuse to believe" then that's your prerogative. I'm confident enough in...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hehe. Fair enough. I think you'd qualify as one... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Hehe. Fair enough. I think you'd qualify as one of those benefiting from dual processors ;)
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Other than CD ripping in iTunes, none of those... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Other than CD ripping in iTunes, none of those apps are CPU intensive. Entourage, Word, Termninal and Remote Desktop are basically spending 99% of their time waiting for user input. BitTorrent is...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: iMac G5 Sound Problem - iMac owners please test! 1,804 Views / 11 Replies  
Have you tried putting the energy saving mode on highest? Pops and crackles can sometimes be due to access issues on the PCI bus, and maybe it is a result of the machine waking up from a lower power...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 02:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Never done any development, eh? ;) Just... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Never done any development, eh? ;)

Just because an app is MP aware, doesn't necessarily mean that the multithreading actually provides any significant performance benefit. It all depends on...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 01:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
The iMac 20" LCD is widely rumoured to be the... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
The iMac 20" LCD is widely rumoured to be the same as the previous generation 20" ACD screen. It has identical specifications and by all accounts is visually identical. I don't find that too...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 8, 2004 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Only on applications that are multi-processor... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Only on applications that are multi-processor aware. For everything else the iMac would be faster. All depends what he uses the computer for.
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 7, 2004 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: eMac vs iMac G5 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
The SpeedMark test is an indicator of performance, but it's not a very good one. The trouble is that it mixes up tests to do with disk speed (like MacOS X start-up, file duplication, opening...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 7, 2004 at 03:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Listen carefully. I want a G5 processor and 20"... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Listen carefully. I want a G5 processor and 20" LCD. The iMac is the most cost effective way of me getting that. I don't play games. I don't care about video cards.

The eMac is cheap but...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 7, 2004 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Nope, haven't owned either yet - my iMac's on... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
Nope, haven't owned either yet - my iMac's on order. But why should I buy the eMac - it's big, ugly and slow. Perhaps if it had a G5 processor and a 20" LCD screen I'd consider it - but then it...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 7, 2004 at 02:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
What a daft comment. People who want an... 5,416 Views / 141 Replies  
What a daft comment. People who want an all-in-one machine - like all previous iMac owners - give a **** about the LCD!

No wonder you're dissatisfied with the iMac if you don't want a machine...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 7, 2004 at 01:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I'm prepared to stand by the meaningless... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Yeah, I'm prepared to stand by the meaningless statement. Judging iMac sales by comparing waiting lists to those for iPods is pretty meaningless. If they compared the waiting lists to those of...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 6, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 6, 2004 at 02:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Only time will tell, but the article at the link... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Only time will tell, but the article at the link you provide is meaningless. Apple hasn't even released sales figures yet, so a small market survey company asked at a few Apple stores how long the...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 6, 2004 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apple have just increased the estimated ship date... 11,193 Views / 188 Replies  
Apple have just increased the estimated ship date of my iMac from 4 October to 8 October, citing unexpected demand. My order was for a 20" with BT, AE, 512MB and 250GB from the Apple Netherlands...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 4, 2004 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can you try reposting with some punctuation and... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Can you try reposting with some punctuation and capital letters? They exist for good reason and might even lend your argument some credibility.
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 3, 2004 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: iMac G4 700 to iMac G5 1.8 - Memory 409 Views / 3 Replies  
No, the iMac G4 700 uses PC133 memory and the iBook G4 800 uses PC2100 DDR memory.
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 3, 2004 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: iMac G4 700 to iMac G5 1.8 - Memory 409 Views / 3 Replies  
No. Completely different.
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 3, 2004 at 02:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
You can buy Mushkin memory direct from them -... 565 Views / 3 Replies  
You can buy Mushkin memory direct from them - www.mushkin.com
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 3, 2004 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Calculated build times for BTO iMac G5s 11,193 Views / 188 Replies  
NIce idea, but I fear the data is somewhat self selecting. In other words, you only tend to hear from people on these forums who have received their iMacs and those who have received them early...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 2, 2004 at 02:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Memory - iMac G5 565 Views / 3 Replies  
Higher Performance memory implies two things: 1) faster timings (eg, CAS latency, tRCD, tRCP, etc); and 2) ability to work at higher clock speeds. For most PC enthusiasts, the latter is of prime...
Posted by PEHowland, on Oct 1, 2004 at 04:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Nikon NEF files need converting 417 Views / 2 Replies  
Photoshop CS ships with a free raw image convertor called Camera Raw - see http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html. This is as good as the Nikon Capture editor. However, Nikon's free...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 30, 2004 at 08:30 AM, in Applications
I don't know. It made a refreshing change from... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
I don't know. It made a refreshing change from "5200 Ultra sucks", "only if you're a gamer", "5200 Ultra sucks", "only if you're a gamer","5200 Ultra sucks", "only if you're a gamer","5200 Ultra...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 30, 2004 at 02:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Not everyone buys computers for 3D gaming,... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Not everyone buys computers for 3D gaming, believe it or not. You have one set of standards, other people have different sets. Vive la difference.
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 29, 2004 at 05:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: More memory or 128 bit bus ??? 3,951 Views / 22 Replies  
Almost certainly 768MB is better than 2x256MB. The performance boost in practice from dual-channel memory is only a few percent. The performance boost from virtual memory (ie. disk) to real memory...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 29, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, the Athlon-64 is 64-bit. The Athlon-64... 764 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes, the Athlon-64 is 64-bit. The Athlon-64 brought 64-bit computing to the masses a few months before Apple announced (then had to withdraw) their claims to be the first 64-bit desktop.


No,...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 29, 2004 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just for balance, and to fan some flames ;) ,... 764 Views / 14 Replies  
Just for balance, and to fan some flames ;) , this is what Tech Report had to say (http://www.techreport.com/onearticle.x/7386) about the editorial:

"osViews has posted an editorial insisting that...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 29, 2004 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
PPPoE = Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. ... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
PPPoE = Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. It's the protocol used by your DSL connection to allow your computer to transmit IP packets over the DSL connection. With a basic DSL modem, your...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 28, 2004 at 04:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
New iMac Benchmarks at Macintouch 544 Views / 0 Replies  
Macintouch has published (http://www.macintouch.com/imacg5/benchmarks.html) some averaged XBench test results showing the relative performance of the new 20" 1.8GHz iMac against the original Powermac...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 28, 2004 at 02:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's an optional extra you can buy from the Apple... 1,121 Views / 13 Replies  
It's an optional extra you can buy from the Apple store.
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 27, 2004 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks James, I'll bear that in mind. The only... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Thanks James, I'll bear that in mind. The only switching issue I've identified so far is the migration from MS Money on my PC. There's no Quicken for Europe, so I'm going to install fink and try...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 27, 2004 at 02:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Quartz Extreme has been in existence since MacOS... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Quartz Extreme has been in existence since MacOS 10.2. It's even fully supported on the GeForce 2. It works fine. Do you think the graphics requirements of a window manager even comes close to...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 26, 2004 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
OK, I doubt I'll succeed though ;) I agree... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
OK, I doubt I'll succeed though ;)

I agree that the laptop issue is a distraction, but I wasn't the one who started that. You (or someone else, I can't be bothered to scroll back up) claimed the...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 26, 2004 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Once again you use the $2000 figure. Look, it's... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Once again you use the $2000 figure. Look, it's $2000 for a computer and 20" LCD display. So, firstly its competing against computers worth more in the $600-1000 range. Secondly, as I explained...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 26, 2004 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Neither can I find any PC manufacturer who... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Neither can I find any PC manufacturer who squeezes their PC into a 2" thick monitor. Well, I can find some PC manufacturers that try to do that, like Sony and Gateway, but the computer is more...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 26, 2004 at 06:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Try comparing like with like - not a 15" screen... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Try comparing like with like - not a 15" screen with a 20" screen. The LCD is the cost driver. A 17" 1.5GHz Powerbook is $2800, a 17" 1.6GHz iMac is $1300. That's two iMac's for one with $200...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 26, 2004 at 03:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Which I think everyone has agreed on in this... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Which I think everyone has agreed on in this thread about 2 weeks ago. The iMac is not for gaming. Nor will it ever be in its current configuration. Nor has any iMac in the past been any good for...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Mobility Radeon 9700 is marginally faster... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
The Mobility Radeon 9700 is marginally faster than the 5200 Ultra. That's all. It therefore marginally beats the 5200 Ultra in those tests where GPU is the bottleneck. No surprise there. In...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Proven? I must have missed the bit where you... 11,523 Views / 286 Replies  
Proven? I must have missed the bit where you actually showed what the heat output of the Mobility 9700 was versus that of the 5200 Ultra. Anyway, congratulations, you found a chip that will buy you...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the advice guys. I've ordered the... 450 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the advice guys. I've ordered the book recommended above from Amazon, as well as another one Amazon recommended to partner it (I fall for their marketing every time...) and will give...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 02:49 AM, in Developer Center
It's probably due to the game settings. If you... 1,678 Views / 15 Replies  
It's probably due to the game settings. If you lower the resolution right down, then the performance becomes more CPU limited than graphics limited. Same thing if you turn off all the graphical...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 02:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: FX5200 and FX5200 Ultra. Difference? 569 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, buying a dual processor G5 is a very expensive way to get to play Doom 3. You could get a far more powerful PC for less (bearing in mind that Doom 3 won't take advantage of dual processors...
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 02:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: iMac G5-Bluetooth 678 Views / 6 Replies  
BTO only
Posted by PEHowland, on Sep 25, 2004 at 02:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
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