Briefly: Intel Macs may sing a different tune, Mac OS X 10.4.4

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  • Reply 41 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Aquatic

    The Start Up Chime is just great.



    Not if your wife is sleeping in the next room and you need to reboot your machine after installing a system update that you downloaded late at night.



    Yeah, you could turn your volume down or unplug the speakers, but who remembers? Not me, unfortunately.



    Negative spouse points.
  • Reply 42 of 102
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,585member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by bikertwin

    Not if your wife is sleeping in the next room and you need to reboot your machine after installing a system update that you downloaded late at night.



    Yeah, you could turn your volume down or unplug the speakers, but who remembers? Not me, unfortunately.



    Negative spouse points.




    I just keep my headphones plugged in. I have a small box that I plug my phones and external amp into. A switch lets me select which to use without having to get under the table.
  • Reply 43 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by bikertwin

    Not if your wife is sleeping in the next room and you need to reboot your machine after installing a system update that you downloaded late at night.



    Yeah, you could turn your volume down or unplug the speakers, but who remembers? Not me, unfortunately.



    Negative spouse points.




    Muting sound before a shut down will mute the startup chime. But yeah...if you forget, it ain't the computer's fault.
  • Reply 44 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by melgross

    I just keep my headphones plugged in. I have a small box that I plug my phones and external amp into. A switch lets me select which to use without having to get under the table.



    Well, I rarely use headphones with my Mac. And I don't listen to music on it late at night, so I don't turn the volume down.



    [rant on]

    I wish I could just turn that damn sound off PERMANENTLY without resorting to hacks. Oh, and that damn blinking notebook sleep light. Geez, that's annoying at night. Great idea, but again, let me turn the damn thing off already--or at least make it less bright when it's dark out.

    [rant off]



    I can only hope the MacinTels will solve these issue. But I'm not getting my hopes up too much.
  • Reply 45 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by bikertwin

    [rant on]

    I wish I could just turn that damn sound off PERMANENTLY without resorting to hacks. Oh, and that damn blinking notebook sleep light. Geez, that's annoying at night. Great idea, but again, let me turn the damn thing off already--or at least make it less bright when it's dark out.

    [rant off]




    There are programs which let you disable the sound. Use the power of the Internet to find them. A later revision of the iMac G5 has an ambient light sensor which dims the sleep light as needed. For a laptop, there are three options:[list=1][*]Turn the notebook away from you[*]Turn the notebook off at night[*]Install a switch to turn the light off (doable!)[/list=1]
  • Reply 46 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by CharlesS

    Nope, they don't have a "death" chime anymore. But there were some pretty good ones in the past.



    Here's the car crash sound you're thinking of. It was in the early Power Macs.



    The older Quadras played a "Twilight Zone" theme.



    The Quadra AV had a kind of strange death chime.



    This one's my favorite. BUM BUM BUM! (crash) It was in some of the 5xxx, 62xx, and 63xx Performas, and was a big, obnoxious tritone.




    Thanks for reminding of the sounds of yesteryear.
  • Reply 47 of 102
    The sounds that I have on my G4 and G3 are what sounds to me like a G chord, where there was an earlier PowerMac that sounded like it was a step lower.



    The startup chime is a friendly chord to my ears. It will be interesting to hear what an intel Mac comes to have.



    On my G3, with OS 9, I liked to use this programme called KaBoom. For my startup, I kept for a while the starting theme from the Twilight Zone, and then the sound of an old IBM starting up. That got tiring fast. It also would randomly moo at me, and then shut down with "Taxi". It all can be kind of corny, I suppose, but it was fun. You still heard the startup chime, of course.
  • Reply 48 of 102
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by bikertwin

    Negative spouse points.



    bitch...

    btw i work always with sound off... it annoys me
  • Reply 49 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    bitch...

    btw i work always with sound off... it annoys me




    "It"? What sound does your computer make while you're working?
  • Reply 50 of 102
    flounderflounder Posts: 2,674member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PathDæmon

    There are programs which let you disable the sound. Use the power of the Internet to find them. A later revision of the iMac G5 has an ambient light sensor which dims the sleep light as needed. For a laptop, there are three options:[list=1][*]Turn the notebook away from you[*]Turn the notebook off at night[*]Install a switch to turn the light off (doable!)[/list=1]



    And there's always the throw a T-shirt over it option too.
  • Reply 51 of 102
    sigh... you need to read better.



    They aren't getting RID of the sounds. They are just changing some of them, possibly only the Startup Chime. Most likely EVERY OTHER sound will remain exactly the same.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by Aquatic

    Incorrect. This is in hardware, to indicate the status of hardware.



    So they did away with the Death Chimes and Sad Mac? What happens if you have bad RAM, what kind of indication do modern Macs give you?



    The Start Up Chime is just great. Indicates status, and lets you know you just turned your computer on, rather than waiting minutes to hear some stupid sound from Windows. And it's just friendly.



    Chagne is long overdue. I thought the G5 would have some sort of cool surround-sound Chime. That'd be cool for Mactels eh.



    Anyhow it's cool if they're changing it. Could be a bit more friendly and light than the current Bong. The Bong is baddass if you have bass way up and didn't turn it down though.




  • Reply 52 of 102
    Originally posted by PathDæmon

    ....Use the power of the Internet.....





    say after me, thundercats! style...

    by the power of GoreSkull..

    INTER..

    INTAR..

    INTERNET GOOOOO!!!!

    pretty bad, i know \
  • Reply 53 of 102
    Originally posted by bikertwin

    ......Not if your wife is sleeping in the next room and you need to reboot your machine after installing a system update that you downloaded late at night. .......




    nice try more like, you told her not tonight, honey because you got work todo. instead you're one-handed-mousing with some pr0n and suddenly there were some massive sounds of groaning and screaming coming out of your powerbook and you had to reset your machine quicksmart
  • Reply 54 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sunilraman

    Originally posted by bikertwin

    ......Not if your wife is sleeping in the next room and you need to reboot your machine after installing a system update that you downloaded late at night. .......




    nice try more like, you told her not tonight, honey because you got work todo. instead you're one-handed-mousing with some pr0n and suddenly there were some massive sounds of groaning and screaming coming out of your powerbook and you had to reset your machine quicksmart




    Will there ever be a discussion where someone doesn't bring pr0n into the mix? Gargh!
  • Reply 55 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PathDæmon

    Will there ever be a discussion where someone doesn't bring pr0n into the mix? Gargh!



    Probably not, but maybe you ought to propose that as a corollary to Godwin's Law.
  • Reply 56 of 102
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,585member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PathDæmon

    "It"? What sound does your computer make while you're working?



    If you turn all of the system sounds on, everytime you do something the machine either beeps or chirps, or bongs, or... So , you turn them off.



    It's cute at first, but after a while, it just becomes annoying.
  • Reply 57 of 102
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,585member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PathDæmon

    Will there ever be a discussion where someone doesn't bring pr0n into the mix? Gargh!



    It's mostly Sunil.



    He's all alone there in the jungle. Even the Orangs' no longer have sex with him.
  • Reply 58 of 102
    Quote:

    Originally posted by melgross

    It's mostly Sunil.



    He's all alone there in the jungle. Even the Orangs' no longer ...




    Ouch! I won't even repeat it.
  • Reply 59 of 102
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,658member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PathDæmon

    Will there ever be a discussion where someone doesn't bring pr0n into the mix? Gargh!



    Will there ever be a discussion which doesn't involve idiosyncratic acronyms/censorship? Just say pornography. Although I should really blame the English as this is where the phrase originated. \



    Incidentally it would be nice to keep the conversation civilised. I am not interested in people's habits of looking at porn or when they have sex with their wife. If you want to discuss these matters why not visit an adult chat forum? I'm sure Google would assist your quest.



  • Reply 60 of 102
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MacCrazy

    Will there ever be a discussion which doesn't involve idiosyncratic acronyms/censorship? Just say pornography. Although I should really blame the English as this is where the phrase originated. \



    Just to be the inevitably pedantic asshole, you mean "abbreviation", not "acronym".
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