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Thanks for the reply! The list of machines that... 593 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the reply! The list of machines that the Proxim gear won't work with is a little unnerving. My computer has the same machine ID and ROM revision as one of the unsupported computers,...
Posted by Gerson, on Nov 16, 2002 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
cheapest way to add 802.11b to a beige G3? 593 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,
Apologies if this has been covered already...the search function is down, and I don't remember seeing this topic in the past.
I have a beige G3 minitower, 266MHz, 224 MB, running...
Posted by Gerson, on Nov 16, 2002 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks! I don't know how I missed it...:confused: 463 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks! I don't know how I missed it...:confused:
Posted by Gerson, on Aug 16, 2002 at 07:40 PM, in Applications
In search of Virtual PC 2 free patch for Mac OS 8.6 compatibility 463 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,
After a reformat and reinstall, I'm stuck with the original version of Virtual PC that came with my computer (2.0.1). Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with OS 8.6, and Connectix has...
Posted by Gerson, on Aug 13, 2002 at 11:10 PM, in Applications
Quick question: does Mozilla RC2 work on OS 8.6? ... 598 Views / 19 Replies  
Quick question: does Mozilla RC2 work on OS 8.6? Some of the mozilla.org documentation says OS 9, while some of it says 8.5--it's confusing.
Posted by Gerson, on May 11, 2002 at 09:10 PM, in Applications
I don't understand; haven't those cards been out... 618 Views / 29 Replies  
I don't understand; haven't those cards been out for months?? Or is that just for PCs?
Posted by Gerson, on May 10, 2002 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Moki, As a software developer, does it... 752 Views / 42 Replies  
Moki,
As a software developer, does it worry you that Apple has come out with so many iApps? None of them compete with Ambrosia now (right?) but will the development of iChat, iPhoto, Sherlock...
Posted by Gerson, on May 9, 2002 at 05:58 PM, in macOS
Possibly a bit off-topic, but what will this mean... 2,104 Views / 211 Replies  
Possibly a bit off-topic, but what will this mean for battery life for laptops? This sounds great, but if the GPU is constantly processing, will that be a significant power drain?

Please...
Posted by Gerson, on May 6, 2002 at 11:53 PM, in macOS
15% is a LOT! Think about it: a 700MHz G4 would... 1,014 Views / 66 Replies  
15% is a LOT! Think about it: a 700MHz G4 would suddenly perform as well as an 805MHz G4. Of course, we have no idea at all what the actual speed boost would be...but your guess wouldn't be 'sad'...
Posted by Gerson, on May 4, 2002 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for your suggestions--the website is... 1,075 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for your suggestions--the website is great.

And AppleScript, the revised script works perfectly. Thanks a lot![/LIST]null
Posted by Gerson, on May 2, 2002 at 12:51 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
This is actually the "Hibernate" feature,... 899 Views / 62 Replies  
This is actually the "Hibernate" feature, available under Windows XP and (I think) Windows 2000. Didn't OS 9 have that briefly, before dataloss bugs caused Apple to turn the feature off?
Posted by Gerson, on May 1, 2002 at 07:11 PM, in macOS
Wow--thanks for the quick responses! The... 1,075 Views / 7 Replies  
Wow--thanks for the quick responses!

The first script:

tell application "Finder"
set visible of every process to false
activate
end tell

works, but gives an error message after minimizing...
Posted by Gerson, on May 1, 2002 at 03:39 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
How do I make an Applescript for "Show Desktop" function? 1,075 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi,
One aspect of Windows I like (I know this is a Mac forum, please don't flame me :) ) is the "Show Desktop" button in the taskbar, which hides all apps and returns you to the desktop. ...
Posted by Gerson, on May 1, 2002 at 12:24 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Funny, isn't it, how we were all debating for... 1,402 Views / 83 Replies  
Funny, isn't it, how we were all debating for years all the reasons why Apple could never put a 17" CRT in the iMac... :)
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 29, 2002 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a beige G3...so far I've only added one... 403 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a beige G3...so far I've only added one PCI card--a USB adapter card for a new printer. But you never know...when USB2 or Firewire 2 become widely used, you won't be able to add them to an...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 26, 2002 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
NeoMac, where are you getting your numbers from? ... 594 Views / 41 Replies  
NeoMac, where are you getting your numbers from? I don't mean to be the obnoxious skeptic, but some people are saying that there are no good benchmarks, you're saying that the truth is 1.15% (I...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 26, 2002 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, thanks for the info! I noticed, though,... 594 Views / 41 Replies  
Yes, thanks for the info! I noticed, though, that the color bitdepth was different in the two trials...what would happen to the G4 framerates at 32bpp?
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 26, 2002 at 12:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
LOL.... Jokes aside, does anyone have any... 594 Views / 41 Replies  
LOL....

Jokes aside, does anyone have any actual benchmarks to offer, aside from "gut" feelings about what might be the case?
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 24, 2002 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi, You should consider upgrading to OE... 345 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,
You should consider upgrading to OE 5.0.4 and seeing what happens. This thread (http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=23&t=001630) addresses pretty similar issues...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 22, 2002 at 08:05 PM, in Applications
What does the crash page do, exactly? It... 596 Views / 38 Replies  
What does the crash page do, exactly? It succeeded in crashing my G3, which is running OS 8.6!
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 19, 2002 at 03:09 AM, in macOS
We've been having a conversation about these... 584 Views / 2 Replies  
We've been having a conversation about these sorts of problems in "Internet Software," in this thread. (http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=23&t=001630)

Since no one has...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 19, 2002 at 02:55 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks again for your responses-- It... 428 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks again for your responses--
It turned out that installing the new version of Outlook Express (the security update) solved the problem, mysteriously enough. So while I don't know what...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 18, 2002 at 01:35 AM, in Applications
Where have you found these numbers? I don't... 920 Views / 47 Replies  
Where have you found these numbers? I don't doubt you, I'm just curious to know which websites you'd recommend for benchmarking info.
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 18, 2002 at 12:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
This may be a dumb question, but why can't you... 5,589 Views / 11 Replies  
This may be a dumb question, but why can't you just send it in to Apple via the mail? Won't Apple pay for that?
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 15, 2002 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the reply! Did you do a clean... 428 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the reply!

Did you do a clean reinstall of the OS? (Or did you have to wipe the entire drive? ugh....)

I just don't understand why this is happening, and I'm in the middle of...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 13, 2002 at 04:24 PM, in Applications
Not to defend Motorola, but their main interest... 600 Views / 9 Replies  
Not to defend Motorola, but their main interest with the G4 is in embedded products. In that market, price, heat, and power consumption are the key factors above all else, and if clock speed...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 12, 2002 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I doubt I can help you, because I'm not too... 391 Views / 4 Replies  
I doubt I can help you, because I'm not too familiar with OS X, but since no one else has responded yet, can you provide more details?

Are you trying to launch Mail (the eagle-on-a-stamp program)?...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 12, 2002 at 03:00 PM, in Applications
NOTE: I'm reviving a year-old thread! ... 428 Views / 8 Replies  
NOTE: I'm reviving a year-old thread!

Strange--today, exactly a year after the last post was made in this thread, I'm encountering almost the same problem.

I can open Outlook Express, and even...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 12, 2002 at 02:56 PM, in Applications
The naming scheme for OS X is a pretty trivial... 1,366 Views / 114 Replies  
The naming scheme for OS X is a pretty trivial thing, I agree, but here's my two cents. :)

Since Steve Jobs took over, most Apple hardware products have had one single name instead of model...
Posted by Gerson, on Apr 11, 2002 at 05:01 PM, in macOS
Are you running OS X? If so, I have no idea. ... 484 Views / 1 Replies  
Are you running OS X? If so, I have no idea.

If you're running OS 7/8/9, then rebuilding the desktop should fix the problem. Just reboot and hold down the command (Apple) and option keys.
Posted by Gerson, on Mar 21, 2002 at 12:29 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hi Cipher, Thanks for the response! I... 446 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Cipher,
Thanks for the response! I have 96 MB of RAM, and the problem started after I reinstalled the OS, so I think it's probably software related...
The hard drive doesn't...
Posted by Gerson, on Mar 21, 2002 at 12:25 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Maybe this is a dumb question, but wouldn't the... 429 Views / 5 Replies  
Maybe this is a dumb question, but wouldn't the laptop overheat if it were running with the lid closed?
Posted by Gerson, on Mar 17, 2002 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HELP! Painfully slow Finder redraw on OS 8.6 with newest Quicktime 446 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,
I had to reinstall OS 8.6 on my beige G3/266 a few weeks ago for an unrelated reason. Now with the newest version of Quicktime (5.0.2) installed, whenever I switch to the Finder, every...
Posted by Gerson, on Mar 16, 2002 at 08:03 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Camelot, You're right of course--any font... 381 Views / 5 Replies  
Camelot,
You're right of course--any font is fine. I happened to really like the IE default fonts, so I wanted to stick with them. I'd try Lucida Grande, but I'm running OS 8.6 and therefore...
Posted by Gerson, on Feb 23, 2002 at 05:06 PM, in Applications
Thanks a lot! :) 381 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks a lot! :)
Posted by Gerson, on Feb 22, 2002 at 04:32 PM, in Applications
Help! What are the default fonts for IE 5.1? 381 Views / 5 Replies  
Quick (somewhat silly) question: what are the default fonts in IE 5.1? I've been having problems with maxing out the open file count under OS 8.6, so I tried disabling a lot of fonts--now IE looks...
Posted by Gerson, on Feb 22, 2002 at 01:20 AM, in Applications
Geeky question about writing TADS text adventures 287 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to write a TADS text adventure game, and I have a specific problem. In every room in a TADS game, there is 'theFloor,' a floating item put in automatically by adv.t,...
Posted by Gerson, on Jan 3, 2002 at 03:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For what it's worth, I frequently get that error... 377 Views / 19 Replies  
For what it's worth, I frequently get that error message in IE 5 on Mac OS 8.6, and NEVER when there actually IS a low memory condition. :)

So could this possibly be a bug left over from the...
Posted by Gerson, on Dec 11, 2001 at 12:41 AM, in macOS
I have a question (I hope this is the right... 883 Views / 60 Replies  
I have a question (I hope this is the right thread for it):
Does anyone know of a program or a way to get iTunes 2 running on OS 8.6? There was a patch for iTunes 1 and 1.1...any word...
Posted by Gerson, on Nov 3, 2001 at 02:18 AM, in macOS
I think I should have used a smiley in my... 551 Views / 38 Replies  
I think I should have used a smiley in my message...I didn't mean to come off as sounding that serious. :)
But is it really exactly the same photo??? My roommate this summer had OS X, but I...
Posted by Gerson, on Oct 22, 2001 at 08:35 PM, in macOS
I'm sorry, but doesn't anyone else think this is... 551 Views / 38 Replies  
I'm sorry, but doesn't anyone else think this is funny?
I think that demonstrating that Microsoft imitated Apple's space and nature pictures would require demonstrating that Apple had been the first...
Posted by Gerson, on Oct 22, 2001 at 08:13 PM, in macOS
No Sound Out on Beige G3 After Installing OS X 10.0.4 284 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,
I know somewhat similar things have been covered before, but after using OS X 10.0.4 for a day or two, I get NO SOUND OUT on my A/V card in a beige G3/266mhz, EVEN WITH OS 8.6 or OS 9.1.

...
Posted by Gerson, on Aug 19, 2001 at 06:28 PM, in macOS
Well, there really is a significant difference... 780 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, there really is a significant difference between the iMac and the G4. Now we know that the G4 owners aren't just blindly adoring Steve Jobs, and the iMac owners aren't just whiners who are...
Posted by Gerson, on May 17, 2001 at 05:19 PM, in macOS
Oh no, I completely believe you. What I meant... 319 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh no, I completely believe you. What I meant was, WILL Mac OS X do those sorts of tricks in the future? There will have to be some resolution of this problem.

Another quick question: in OS 8/9,...
Posted by Gerson, on May 16, 2001 at 10:10 PM, in macOS
Anyone with an iMac want to make a video of... 780 Views / 81 Replies  
Anyone with an iMac want to make a video of resizing in OS X for comparison??
Posted by Gerson, on May 16, 2001 at 09:09 PM, in macOS
Wow-- I have VERY limited experience... 319 Views / 6 Replies  
Wow--
I have VERY limited experience with OS X (less than an hour on a display model dual G4) and I didn't know that happened.

Why has this not been a problem on Mac OS 9? Is...
Posted by Gerson, on May 16, 2001 at 09:02 PM, in macOS
But Toyin said some of the *Finder* preferences... 378 Views / 9 Replies  
But Toyin said some of the *Finder* preferences were kept. That's really strange. I could imagine that if the OS X installer was smart it would recognize your preference files and keep them during...
Posted by Gerson, on May 16, 2001 at 03:41 AM, in macOS
Bernard Ducamp-- I really agree. ... 636 Views / 33 Replies  
Bernard Ducamp--
I really agree. More than any particular advance, it would be wonderful if computers were reliable and stable.

Eventually, the "novelty" of...
Posted by Gerson, on May 16, 2001 at 03:29 AM, in macOS
Toyin-- All my experience using OS X has... 406 Views / 8 Replies  
Toyin--
All my experience using OS X has been on a dual G4 with 128 MB of RAM in my college's bookstore. (I don't, therefore, know the speed of the G4 procs.) And I have not seen window...
Posted by Gerson, on May 16, 2001 at 03:06 AM, in macOS
rothomp3-- You forgot to leave a copy... 650 Views / 92 Replies  
rothomp3--
You forgot to leave a copy of your original post http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif What were you going to say?
Posted by Gerson, on May 15, 2001 at 06:40 PM, in macOS
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