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    Green sparkles on display w/ATI Radeon 9800SE

    I have a PowerMac G5 dual 2.0Ghz tower which I upgraded last year with an ATI Radeon 9800SE 256MB AGP video board. It works very well most of the time, but I've started running into problems which seem to be heat-related (since they only seem to happen when the weather gets warmer and my...
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    Problems with HP PSC1410 all-in-one

    I just spent the last 2 days trying to help out a client with his G4 system and an HP PSC-1410xi all-in-one printer/scanner/copier. He's running OS X 10.3.9, and I already did a complete uninstall of the HP printer software and re-installed from the latest .dmg image downloaded from their web...
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    Should I buy a PB G4, or wait for the G5...

    I have a Powerbook 17" 1.5Ghz laptop myself, and while it's a great machine all-around, I'm not brainwashed by the "Mac fanboy" culture either. It's quickly being surpassed by offerings in the PC/Windows laptop world. It's still selling because people want to run OS X, and want it on a...
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    Synchronizing Palm

    Ok, thanks for the information then! I'm not even using Palm Desktop with my Treo 650... I'm using "The Missing Sync" in its place, so I never really looked at what might have been bundled with the Pam Desktop for OS X installation CD that came with my phone. Maybe "Docs to Go" is even on...
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    Desktop & Screen saver photo display

    I was trying to help a person on their PowerMac G4 tower running OS X Panther 10.3.9 and iLife '05 today, and got stuck. Basically, the situation is, they've got 2 video cards in the machine, and the second display is mirrored out to a big plasma monitor in the waiting area of their office...
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    Synchronizing Palm

    Umm... unless I'm mistaken, Documents to Go is strictly designed for Windows PCs, so they can export/convert Excel spreadsheets and MS Word documents into a format viewable by the Palm portion of the software. I'm not even sure if there's a way to get just the .prc file hotsync'd into your...
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    Best messenger on mac

    To be honest, I haven't used "Fire" yet, though I may have to give it a try. I've been very pleased with the features, regularity of updates, and overall look and feel of Adium. Only complaint I've got with it right now is it seems like right around the time I upgraded to Tiger 10.4 and the...
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    Dock magnifcation and Logitech MX1000 mouse

    Lycander, I haven't yet swapped out mice - but that's certainly something I was about to try next. I just realized, too, I was using "USB Overdrive" and hadn't updated it to the latest "Tiger compatible" version. It looks like USB Overdrive wasn't even managing my mouse though; just a Logitech...
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    Dock magnifcation and Logitech MX1000 mouse

    I'm occasionally encountering an odd problem in Tiger on my G5, and I'm wondering if anyone else knows more about it? I have a Logitech MX1000 "laser mouse" on my system, and it's worked perfectly for me in the past (under Panther). Initially, it still appeared to be just fine with Tiger...
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    Tip: related to printing and Tiger upgrade install

    On my G5, I upgraded from Panther to Tiger doing the "upgrade install", and afterwards, couldn't get my HP LaserJet 6P to print any jobs. It's shared over my LAN with a JetDirect printer sharing box, and always worked quite reliably before. I finally realized the (simple) solution! I had to...
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    Skype

    I think Skype is an excellent concept - *but*, can anyone confirm or deny that it also loads spyware onto your computer if you're using the Windows version? I've heard those accusations (though haven't tried it on my PC to find out first-hand). If so, that really puts a damper on my...
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    Is Linux faster than OSX?

    Actually, Windows places the "Show Desktop" icon just to the right of the START button, on the taskbar, ever since they added "Active Desktop" functionality (which was a downloadable update to Win '95, and incorporated natively in every version since). So you don't really have to go to all the...
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    Is Linux faster than OSX?

    After reading this thread, I have several different comments I'd like to add. 1. The analogy made about Windows "full screens" being equivalent to someone putting away all of their writing tools and paper except for the one they're currently drawing with is an interesting one, but not quite...
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    iLife -- appears I'm screwed and must pay another $50?

    I just bought a new PowerBook 15" at Xmas-time, and I knew full-well that some new things would be announced at MacWorld Expo. (I wasn't "in the know" enough to be sure it would be all new iLife updates - but it was a possibility.) I guess anything's possible, but I feel pretty confident Apple...
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    Unreal Tournament 2003 problem

    I've been having problems with UT2003 since I first bought it, and none of the update patches (or switching from Jaguar to Panther) has seemed to help. The game runs just fine for me if I'm playing single-player, or even multi-player using the default maps. The problem is, when I play over...
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