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They probably got permission to use the same ones already published on Apple's Tiger preview website. Unless there were ones there that didn't come from Apple???
Hmm, I got 157.25 with my iMac 1.8 512Mb 160Gb HD. If you take out the disk test it goes up to 174.49! I wonder why the disk test scores seem to be a bit low. Still, I'm happy with the overall performance. I would never run it less than highest performance because everything just seems to lag a bit on Automatic. Edit: Well more to the point, the fan noise has never bothered me too much, I usually have music playing so why not have it as fast as it goes?? (which is...
In terms of longevity (like 4-5 years), a dual processor Powermac G5 will do you much better. I'd avoid spending big bucks on a portable. It'll also give you far better performance than the current lineup of Powerbook G4s. If I were you, go the cheapest dual, up the RAM and hard drive, get a 20" widescreen and if you've got any bucks left over get a second hand portable or the cheapest iBook. Remember you pay hefty premium for the pbooks and they'll never be able to...
I was considering partitining the 160Gb drive on my new iMac when it gets delivered, but reading these comments makes me think why bother? I guess I thought it would be useful in terms of re-installing the system not to have to back up to external media. I thought it helps with each major .x release of MacOS to probably do a fresh install but that's a lot of effort every year if the backup process is long and painful. But then I don't install that much software either...
If you've got a laptop, be sure to turn bluetooth off when you're not using a wireless mouse/keyboard to save battery life because I found it would connect my mouse even if it was in a bag in the next room!
Hmmm.. 10 days turned into 3.5 weeks, but its status is "Shipped from Apple's warehouses" and is with the courier company I think. Was hoping to get it today so I can play with it on the weekend but it's not looking that way grrr. Hopefully Monday.
Wasn't there a way to set the drive to Region 0 (ie plays all regions) using some hack? Or is it just that region 0 encoded DVDs play in all region encoded drives??
I bought a 12" PowerBook, which was the wrong Mac, because: a) I didn't need the portability b) display was too small and dim (good for a portable, but dim compared to a desktop LCD) c) using the trackpad frequently tended to cause RSI (granted you could get around this by using a mouse) d) 256Mb was inadequate to run well. Could've added more, but couldn't afford to with the premium price of the PBs. e) 60Gb Hard-drive would've filled with my music collection and...
The eMac is dirt cheap, and a 1.5 G4 would be more than good enough for it and for most of the tasks buyers of an eMac would need!
In the end I went for: 17" 1.8 G5, 512Mb, 160Gb, BT, Wired Keyboard & Mouse I know I could've got the wireless mouse/BT combo but I don't care too much for having to replace/recharge the batteries every couple of months and the cords won't bother me too much. Anyway, I got the BT module added (because I can't add it later) so I've got the option of adding wireless devices later if I want. And if I were to get a wireless mouse, I'd make sure it has a second button and...
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