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Mr. Harrison

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    Mac OS X Jas 10.4.8, WinXP Pro 32-bit<br />Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.4 GHz <br />Elitegroups SB480 Mobo w/ Radeon Xpress 200, no 3D, CI, or QE<br />Dynex 5.1 soundcard (didn't expect it to work)<br />Onboard RTL8139 Ethernet, usually requires PCGen RTL8139 driver<br />WD 30 & 60 GB ATA HD's<br />735 MB DDR RAM<br />250 Watt Power Supply (restart works, shutdown and sleep work halfway).<br />15 inch Syncmaster 152n LCD display 1024x76x32@75Hz<br />Stock eMachines W2260 case - what my computer use to be before the mobo and/or Athlon XP 2200+ broke.
  1. You probably want an Nvidia card, anything before the 8 series.
  2. Did MS go too far

    I guess she was asking for it...
  3. Jas 10.5.3 Amd/Intel Testers- Come Here ASAP TO JOIN!

    That was the best new rap song since that Kanye West song with the talkboxes in it. (I'm serious, it beats the {censored} out of the new Lil' Wayne song)
  4. I've discovered that I had the same problem when I bought a fat 500 GB SATA drive and Installer didn't see it. If its a hardware only adapter like a USB to PS/2 mouse adapter and doesn't require extra drivers to work, then my guess is it should work. However, the SATA drive may not perform as fast as natively plugging it into SATA.
  5. Need Help! installing the drivers for geforce 8400 GS

    If you want to get QE/CI real cheap, go to Wal-Mart, and buy a 3D Fuzion GeForce 5500, for PCI. It is a {censored} graphic card (my integrated graphics was actually better!), but Natit made it work (I don't know if it would work by itself). I returned it because it sucked so much, and bought a PNY 8400 GS for only $40 ($60 off the original). It didn't work (damn). (It worked terrifically in Windows) When I get a new HD, I'll put Leopard on it, and try the Nvidia patch you mentioned. Oh, and Tiger's event viewer is called Console, in the Utilities folder (I think).
  6. Natit new development version with ATI and nVidia dual screen

    Thanks!!!! QE/CI/changeable resolution works on my 3D Fuzion GeForce FX 5500 256MB PCI, on a RS482 mobo, inside of Leopard 10.5.1!
  7. Why doesn't apple...

    Ha ha, that's true. I think Linux is cool and fun to fool with, but so far no distro has worked 100% perfectly. SuSE 10.3 - Blank screen Fedora 7 & 8 - Planet Penguin Racer makes it crash. Mandriva 2008 - Full screen games makes X.org (the graphics subsystem) crash Freespire 1 - Lsongs, the iTunes knockoff frequently crashed. Kubuntu - Doesn't work at all. This is what's good about Windows- everything you buy has this on it.
  8. British Schools Told to Avoid Vista

    I've got Vista Ultimate (don't worry I didn't pay for it) on my PC 735 MB of RAM and 2.4 GHz Athlon 64, and Radeon Xpress 200 32 MB. I've got Aero working fine, but it takes up 60% of RAM upon startup. It runs responsively in most places, except for some places, particularly Media Center. I have to run it at 800x600 res. or it is unusable. Most of the computers at my school are Dell Optiplex's with 256 MB of RAM, that have Windows XP Pro on them. There's no way, even with more RAM, that they could run Vista acceptably. Although some of the computers are brand new from HP (Pentium Dualcore, 1GB RAM, Intel GMA) that could run Vista perfectly, but it still not worth buying because they're operating perfectly fine.
  9. iLife for a PC

    Apple should do what they did the iPod, associate software with the hardware. For example, make a touchscreen camera with a lot of storage space, make the folder where the pictures are saved hidden, and bundle iPhoto for Windows with it, which you can use to sync the photos between the camera and the computer. It wouldn't be ideal at all but it sounds exactly like something Apple would do.
  10. Yes you can, its in the Image menu in the picture's window. Also, Wine can be used to run the Windows version of Photoshop 7 perfectly (newer versions either have problems or don't work at all).
  11. Apple: Form vs. Function

    I'm more worried about the way the form translates into function. I have a borderline ugly eMachines case (W2260 to be exact), and it certainly doesn't resemble a lamp, cube suspended in midair, or a tupperware container, but it is a basic case with that is easily serviceable. It used a standard MicroATX motherboard that was easily replaceable with a new store-bought one. If it was a MacMini, I would probably have to take it to the Apple Store to get a new miniscule motherboard put in that is probably available nowhere else. So even though by box is ugly and bulky, it is overall more functional because of its form.
  12. Try Windows Vista in your web browser

    Wow, other than the graphics that ran better then Vista Ultimate on my real computer.
  13. ATIDriverProject

    I can't get get anywhere with this. I corrected the syntax errors, ran ./build.sh as root from the atiproject directory, and it tells me "Permission denied". I have a Radeon Xpress 200 on a RS482 chipset.
  14. Modifying Mac's boot.ini

    You are looking for the file com.apple.Boot.plist in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration. Copy it to the desktop and open it with TextEdit. In between the "<string> </string>" under Kernel Flags, add cpus=1. Then, add this before the </dict>: <key>Timeout</key> <string>30</string> Change 30 to the number seconds you want for a timeout. Save the changes, and copy it back to SystemConfiguration, overwrite the original.