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  • Quote: Originally posted by dfiler Curious... how many photos do you have. iPhoto takes multiple seconds to respond to any click on my dual 450 with 1.5gigs of ram and a radeon 8500 (64mb). I think that a couple thousand photos is enough to ma…
  • Well, I don't know if you are doing something wrong, or your Airport Express has a problem. I hooked my stereo (surround sound decoder, actually) up using a mini-plug-to-two-RCA-jack (red/white outputs) that I had hanging around the house, and it…
  • Quote: Originally posted by mnarciso [Wish me luck on buying my Powerbook hopefully I get no bad pixels or any problems! [/B] Good luck, whichever model you choose. For what it's worth, not a single dead pixel on my PowerBook, although I did …
  • Quote: Originally posted by mnarciso I am currently a graphic artist at an architecture firm. So Photoshop is a must! I also do web programming (php, html) for another company I help. I am looking for any nice text editors like Vim. Any htm…
  • Quote: Originally posted by TofaChino Hi I'm receiving my powerbook within 2-3days... what programs do i need? like in windows i use 'Download accelerator' to be able to download stuff with top speed.. and 'Ad-Aware' to remove adds and spy fil…
  • Hi, mnarciso! I switched about a year and a half ago, and haven't looked back. Software that makes things more comfortable and enjoyable depends on what you currently do with your PC. Any examples of your typical use? You might consider bu…
  • Quote: Originally posted by John Whitney Printer sharing apparently does not work with a Windows PC (but it works nicely with my two Macs, of course). My previous statement turns out to be wrong. You can print from windows, it just isn't as …
  • In theory, you can enable "AirTunes over Ethernet" on the "Basestation Options" area of the AirPort Configuration utility. I have not done this with my setup, but I have read that this converts the WAN ethernet port to a LAN port.
  • Quote: Originally posted by Kishan No, nothing specific. My AE's delivery was delayed from 15 July to 23 July for some reason, and I was considering cancelling the order after hearing rumors about limitations and problems with the windows config…
  • Quote: After spending over 2 frustrating hours with my new Airport Express-I found out that: 1. You have to have an airport card in the computer you are using to send the signal--that it doesn't work from the base station directly. 2. That th…
  • I have not configured the AirPort Express from Windows, but since you asked I did bring up the Windows-based configuration program. It looks the same (relatively speaking, some of the controls were moved around a little) as the Mac one and seemed t…
  • Yes, you can disable broadcast SSID: in the configuration utility it is turned off via a checkbox titled "Create a closed network". John
  • From the Airport Admin Utility, when configuring the Airport Express, there is a "Basestation Options" button. On that sheet, there is an "Enable AirTunes over Ethernet". I don't know if that will help your situation, but it appears that you mig…
  • Adding ADSL capabilities to the Airport Express would not be the trivial matter you seem to be suggesting. While working on just such an ADSL router for Lucent several years ago, I learned a lot of the difficulties: 1. You'll need to add a (not …
  • Quote: Originally posted by Brad Well, I was right about the numbers I gave. The absolute *minimum* block size, though, is 512 bytes as Eugene said, not 4 KB. A quote from Apple TN #1150: True, but I was talking about default sizes, not minim…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Brad The size of the blocks grows directly with the size of the drive. That doesn't sound quite right either. How about, "there is a minimum size blocks have to be based on number of blocks and size of the drive, b…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Eugene Well, I'd venture to guess 90% of the world uses Windows, and roughly half of them in turn use XP/2000/NT and NTFS, which has an utterly complex variable blocksize, which at least allows for down to 1K blocksize…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Barto Last time I checked, 90% of hard drives have 4KB block sizes. It would only take about 100,000 files. The example I used was tarring an average hard drive, presumably to backup on tape. Now, I wouldn't call it…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Barto I didn't say TAR is compression. I said this: I think it is quite reasonable to call the extraction of a tar archive "decompression" from the user's perspective, if not the developer's perspective. From a u…
  • Quote: Originally posted by vinnyman29 do you know if i will be able to make a G5 into a dual boot...os x and mandrake? I doubt it. There is support for 64-bit PowerPCs in the Linux kernel, but I'm not sure how extensive it is, and I don't kn…