Mac OS X Most users encounter no problems using Software Update, but some preflight work and using the Combo updater means far less chance of trouble.
Virtualization shootout: VMWare Fusion 2 vs. Both programs do the same thing, but one runs Windows XP smoothly alongside Mac apps, while the other bogs down everything but Windows. Will other developers abandon PowerPC as well? Tiger vs.
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Leopard: Which is best for you? Does running OS X system maintenance routines really do any good? Neither does Leopard. Also using a computer display with HDTV and cleaning your keyboard in the dishwasher. G4 Mac mini not a Road Apple, big drive support in Leopard? Road Apple nominations, OS X The box and manual say nothing about Mac compatibility, but this 18x USB 2. Also 15 years of ThinkPads, reliability and all-in-one devices, and thoughts on upgrading operating systems. The Mac mini is compact, elegant, and affordable for a Mac.
What the market wanted was expandable and affordable compared with a Windows PC.
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If your Mac is getting sluggish, here are 11 tips that can help restore its original performance. These would cope much better with the high graphics demands of Leopard — they have more powerful graphics cards than some early Intel Macs, such as the 1. Leopard does run slightly slower on some PowerPC Macs, but then it is two-and-a-half years newer than Tiger and has a lot of graphics intense features. Leopard responds to as much as RAM as you can throw at it.
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The Mac Mini, as it appeared at my doorstep. Everything I needed to do to bring this Mac Mini back to life Let me preface this by saying: I got really lucky with this purchase. Consider subscribing to our freaking newsletter.
We publish stuff like this twice a week. Learn More, Hoser Other factors made the device a little bit cheaper. Good luck finding one of those around. Once I got the right boot command implemented, though, it was smooth sailing.
I own a Magic Trackpad 2, and while the device actually worked on PowerPC, it was only treated as a standard one-button mouse. The one thing that was missing that I absolutely hated being without was the ability to scroll. That was a pain. One part of my rig that did not require a lot of extra workarounds was the keyboard, which was detected correctly right away. It looks good and not at all a step down!
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If you load up Safari, no matter the version, and just try to open up a webpage, the odds are extremely good that the page will not work—and if it does, the page will be very broken. The reason for this is very fundamental: Because the browser is based a technology stack that dates to or , it will not support security standards. YouTube is basically the white whale of the PowerPC. It is the one service that is completely, utterly non-optimized for this format, the one that gives people the most trouble, and conversely the one that people want to work the most. The solutions that will make it work effectively change frequently, with the best ones being external apps that load the videos in a Quicktime-compatible format.
So, could you really use this machine to be productive? Me Photoshopping screenshots of some of the apps I used on this thing.