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    Offline backups from App-store downloads

    When purchasing/downloading OSX apps from the App store, is it possible to keep an offline backup as well? I've been told that you can simply copy the app itself from the /Applications/ folder, but of course that only assumes that the installer didn't spread lots of additional support files all...
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    Networking Leopard + Tiger problems

    I didn't know extra software was needed in order to limit folder/file access in MacOS Tiger. I've installed it now, but touched nothing as I don't quite understand it yet. Come to think of it, I probably shouldn't be surprised that I can access everything from my Powerbook when I'm on the iMac...
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    My Powerbook G4's DVD is region-free!

    Aha! That changes everything. Loopyl00: Like Doctor X said earlier on it's up to someone to supply a new, region-free firmware for that particular drive. Without it there's nothing you can do, regardless of computer/operating system. Ask around nicely in the firmware forums (I used to hang...
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    My Powerbook G4's DVD is region-free!

    I believe I read somewhere that you can (can sometimes?) still make a drive region-free even if it's locked to a specific region. Perhaps it's worth a go, even though I don't want to be held responsible if the drive ends up being a door-stop or something.
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    My Powerbook G4's DVD is region-free!

    I'm the original poster of this thread. I understand the problem is that the firmware updater isn't Leopard compatible. I'm no expert, but wouldn't it be possible to boot the computer from a Tiger (MacOS 10.4.x) system DVD, then run the firmware updater from the computer's hard drive...
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    Networking Leopard + Tiger problems

    My household has a wired network (Ethernet) with two computers connected to a common router: a recent iMac running Leopard and a Powerbook G4 (1.67GHz version) running Tiger. I want to be able to transfer files between the two computers' desktop, but it only partially works. I have the...
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    My Powerbook G4's DVD is region-free!

    As far as I understand you also still have a last chance to make it into an RPC-1 drive. I guess the worst thing that can happen is that you end up with a drive locked at one specific region. Don't hold it against me if anything goes wrong, but I think you'll be alright if you follow my...
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    Creating a cabled network

    I'd prefer to set it up without a switch. Only one of the two rooms will be assigned as a workroom (which is where the computer/printer goes), but in case I want to make the other room the workroom later on I want to have the LAN sockets there as well. I want to install LAN sockets in both...
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    Creating a cabled network

    I think you're misunderstanding me. Have a look at the two LAN lines going from the router to room #3 (brown and red cables). Each cable has to be around 50 feet long. Now, if I also wanted two LAN lines in room #4 I would have to add two more 50 feet long cables and attach them to an...
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    Creating a cabled network

    I should have mentioned that I already have a router which is connected after the cable-modem. See the attached diagram for my idea. Notice the small numbered boxes. Those are the ethernet wall-sockets. I understand that you can't connect several computers to the same line (as indeed is...
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    Creating a cabled network

    I would like to create a cabled network at home but don't really know which cables to get etc. I have two Macs sitting in different rooms and will possibly buy a multi-function networking printer later. I haven't decided where I want to place the printer yet. I would like to place several...
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    New vs. old 20" iMac

    How does the new 20" iMac (2.66 GHz) compare to the previous 20" model (2.4 GHz)? The new model is more expensive where I am. Will the new graphic card make any difference (I hear that Snow Leopard will take advantage of better graphic cards, possibly making the whole computer faster or...
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    Changing Finder label colors

    Yes, I want to change the available colors (e.g. I don't paritcularly like the green label, so I want to change it to a completely different green). If this is possible within MacOS it sure is hidden well. If not -is there a freeware/shareware tool that can help edit the available color labels?
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    Changing Finder label colors

    Is it possible to change the colors of the Finder labels? I'm using MacOS 10.4.11.
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    DIY backlight replacement? g4 12" alum. pb

    I realize this is an old thread, but as I'm struggling to open my LCD display and found this I thought I'd give it a go :) I've got a Samsung LTN152W6-L01 and it has a label with the same warning as you describe. However, I've been told that by removing that tape you can end up with uneven...
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    Software for creating 3D graphs

    That's pretty cool! It's from "Numbers" (part of iWork) isn't it? I found it after posting this message and have downloaded a free 30-day trial to check it out. I did at one stage consider getting iWork because I needed a proper word processor (I currently use NeoOffice), but Pages seemed all...
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    Software for creating 3D graphs

    I've conducted a little survey and would like to present my findings in form of one or several graphs or charts. Instead of the usual bar and pie charts we've all seen a thousand times, is there any software which allows me to do this in a more stylish and different way, like in a "3D" type...
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    Roxio Toast 8: download or buy CD?

    Yes, you're probably right. What I do need to keep track of is the unlocking code. I always prefer paper manuals to read, but if it's no more than a leaflet or brochure kind of thing, and a "proper" manual as a PDF file on the CD I might as well just download the thing. Anyone know if the manual...
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    Roxio Toast 8: download or buy CD?

    I want to buy Roxio's Toast 8 software, but I'm not sure if I should go for the download or a physical CD. The former will be the cheapest and I assume I'll receive it right away. - apart from Toast on a CD, what does the "physical" package contain? A paper-manual perhaps? - is it possible to...
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    My Powerbook G4's DVD is region-free!

    Thanks. One of my goals when writing "how to" instructions is to keep things very clear and concise -there are lots knowledgeable people out there, but they often explain things in a very complicated way. Good question about the software version, which I don't know the answer of unfortunately...
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