I upgraded to Tiger today, all seems to be going well.
One thing that is different are my displayed fonts on certain webpages. The front page of dgrin looks different, the main forum fonts look fatter/blurrier than before. Anyone have any ideas on what could be causing that?
I don't know. It doesn't bother me, but you could check the Appearance preference pane in System Prefs.
Hold down cmd-ctl-d and pass your mouse over the word Appearance, while holding down the three buttons. You can move your mouse and the window will update!
I finally did it, ordered a G5 dual 2.7, 8gb ram, 20" CD and a few other odds and ends, oh yeah went with an Epson 2400 a couple weeks ago too.
I cannot wait any longer, I am sure they will announce that they are putting the dual cores in next week, even so this is a massive jump for me going from a 1ghtz PB with 1gb ram.
Welcome aboard, Patch, you're gonna love it.
Do you think you really will need 8GB of RAM?? - Even I think that's a lot.:D I spent the money instead for the 23" display. But you could always add a 2nd 20" display to hold the palettes in PS. Or use an older monitor as a 2nd display; that is what I used to do on my previous windoze box.
Congrats! Sweet, eh?
You truly do not know what you are missing until you see how the other side works.
hey, cool news, patch! enjoy your new system
I told you, you were going to love it!! And Spotlight is cool too!!
Anyone have a battery backup for their Powermac G5? If so, what do you use?
Patch I got several battery b/u devices scattered around for my desktop boxes. I have an APC 1100 for my Win XPbox and a Belkin 900VA for my MAC.
Both seem to work fine. I do not use software to power down my machines by the battery B/U boxes though, since when I am not at my desk I put the boxes to sleep anyway - but not turned off, so I don't have to reboot when I return.
I thought that was very cool that it is built in, just one more small thing Apple does right, no extra software to add.
Do Apple online sales count as pr0n?
Just asking, because everytime someone buys one they have little orgasms all over the place.
You'll never know. :stud
Thanks for the info, since I posted I bought an APC 1050va UPS. I tried it and it makes the power supply on the Powermac G5 make a lot of noise, so I google it and it turns out the cheaper units use a squared (?) sine wave vs a pure sine wave. The users state it is fine, but disturbing no less, so off to APC's website. They do recommend this unit for the G5 I have, but the SMART units they sell have a pure sine wave, so I anted up the dough
Thanks, that sounds better, I read squared on a forum somewhere.
It is a different world now having a lot of ram. I watch the activity monitor to see if I can peg out the ram yet. I think I used just about six GB the other day and it was a chore to get it to go there, even then there was a block labeled inactive vs free.
When I watch the CPU monitor it show user, system, nice and idle in %. What does nice stand for and when is that active? Just curious.
Anyone know when or if they are ever going to release a G5 Powerbook? Dual processor would be nice .
Probably never. I would be the next Powerbook revision will be with the new Intel chips.
I just converted a friend of mine to Apple. He bought a 17" imac and he was amazed at how easy it was to set up. He said he plugged his camera in, it downloaded the images and he printed a couple out. He is not a computer or photo guy, but a dad just happy to have an easy to use computer.
I have to say, what's up with Intuit making it such a pain in the butt to migrate from PC to Mac? You'd think that with Quicken would be easy to move files from one to the other, if they'd designed it right.
what's up with Intuit making it such a pain in the butt to migrate from PC to Mac? You'd think that with Quicken would be easy to move files from one to the other, if they'd designed it right.
Apple finally did it. The Might Mouse. but it is wired. When do we get a wireless version?
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