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    Why does my OSX break after updates

    I've got an old B&W G3 with 10.3..even after a clean install, if I do all the necessary updates for all installed software and security updates (itunes, quicktime..etc) it will say something about not all updates could be installed or downloaded and then will tell me to reboot. I click ok and...
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    Smoothwall router / firewall

    Is there anything like smoothwall (linux based router/firewall) for OSX? I want to get rid of my buggy linksys and I've looked at the dlinks and they are not right for me. I tried monowall on a really old 486 PC and it works but its kinda slow. I have a B&W G3 with 512mb RAM and would like to...
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    PC user trying to upgrade friends Mac...

    And I'm about to lose it but before I blame the OS and hardware, maybe there is somthing I'm missing - as to the problem of freezing and lockups during local LAN access or when doing a few things at once (surfing while running an installer while listening to music of the local drive..etc. I dont...
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    Computer for my mother...

    She knows NOTHING so I'll be teaching her the basics. I'm a PC guy but I know she will have less probs on a Mac being new to everything because less chance of her getting spyware or ending up on the wrong site somehow and being infected with something (its fine for me as a tech guy because I...
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    Anyone here purchase the Dell 24" LCD?

    I just ordered one and am waiting for delivery but I'm still not sure as I've never owned an LCD before but for those who have this monitor... is colour reproduction fairly close to a decent CRT? I've got an older Dell 21" Trinitron which is very good but its heavy, uses lots of...
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    Sexiest car ever EVER

    I know its got nothing to do with Macs or computers but I came across these pictures and I had to share them because it definitly made me fall in love :) If this is not the nicest musclecar on earth, then I dont know what is...
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    OSX and bootable SCSI

    I cant seem to get an answer from anyone, at least not a clear one. I have an old B&W G3 400Mhz with 512mb RAM which I use more for testing and such. My main box is my P4 box which is running SCSI U160 drives. I recently upgraded my boot drive from a 10k to a 15K. I wish to use that 18gig 10K...
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    Carbon Copy Cloner - anything better?

    Ok I'll be honest. I'm a PC guy starting out in the mac world - or well starting in OSX, not really macs. Today I was using the above software to image a 6 gigabyte boot partition from one mac to another via Firewire. The source was a G4 733 with 1gig ram and the destination was a dual 1gig with...
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    OSX as internet sharing with bandwidth limiting

    I wish to use a B&W G3 running 10.2 to serve as an internet sharing box but in conjunction, I'd like to be able to limit certain mac addresses. I have a few bandwidth hogs on the network that I'd like to crimp down. Any free tools for the bandwidth limiting that you know of? Thanks in...
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    OSX router?

    Hi everyone, I'm primarily a PC guy and mostly windows. I'm interested in replacing my linksys router with a cheap linux box I was going to build from parts I had lying around and make it into a router using software such as shorewall. Instead of using the PII 266Mhz, 192mb ram, 4.5gig...
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    Me PC guy but wondering why...

    Apple has never put a hard disc activity light on the computer or keyboard or somewhere. I think its pretty useful. I know there are disc light programs that flash something on the screen but why no real light? I find it useful to see if a program has actually stopped responding (if its a...
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    OSX SCSI boot

    On a 400Mhz B&W machine with an Atto PCI Express (Symbios Logic 875 chipset) and a 4.5gig 10KUW drive....How come I cannot boot after an install of OSX 10.2 ? I choose the Unix file sytem on a single partition. Install goes fine and at the end when it says its finished....I choose to reboot...
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    Dissapointed so far

    Not to start a flame but I had traded a PIII 533Mhz with a 30gig drive, 256mb RAM for a G3 B&W with 256mb RAM and 30gig drive. It runs at 400Mhz. My observation so far. OSX 10.2 is very pretty and clean. Other than this, I see no other real benefit. Its no more or less stable than Win2k/XP in...
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    10.2 and FWB SCSI

    Hi everyone, I have to begin by saying that I'm a PC guy primarily but decided to trade a spare PC (PIII 533) for a G3 400 (B&W). I'm happy with the trade because I have something new to play with. Anyway here is the question. I want to install OS X 10.2 on this machine which has 384mb...
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