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About slantyyz

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  1. Intel HD Audio

    I tried doing the AppleHDAPatcher thing with my codec (Asus Z71 notebook). Sound comes out fine through the internal speakers, but not through the audio out/SPDIF jack. There are no audio input adapters recognized in System Preferences. codec.txt
  2. Using Macintoshy's instructions, I was able to get a Bytecc BT-PESAPA to work, since it uses the JMicron 363 chipset. The device IDs in Macintoshy's original post worked for me. I have 2 Sata drives running at 3gb on this card. I have not tested the PATA socket (note it only supports 1 drive).
  3. Parallels is quite promising... albeit an immature product. It's not that stable on my Mac Mini - I've had several kernel panics already. Performance picked up when I enabled the Vtx functionality, although your mileage may vary -- there are several reports of Mac Mini owners on the Parallels support forums who have the virtualization extensions disabled on their computers. I think it would be wise to have both Boot Camp and a virtualization tool in your back pocket. You need native performance for games and apps requiring heavy lifting (i.e., any media applications) while you can do most day-to-day/business apps in a virtualized environment. All I can say is that this has been a whirlwind week of bliss for mac owners who are dual platform users.
  4. Bootcamp: Technical Discussion

    Alas, the burning question is... has anyone downloaded the beta and tried it out yet? Being at work prevents me from trying it on my Mini. Looks like I can finally order that Macbook now!
  5. SUCCESS: XP soundcard analog out on Mac mini

    Nice work, but does this impact the ability to record audio using the audio in jack now?
  6. XP on an imac, up and booting (no joke this time)

    Wow. Things are finally starting to look promising. I was going to wait for a temp solution like this (not a big fan of dual booting) before I got a macbook pro for work. Dual boot would tide me over until a VM solution shows up. The timing, however, is fantastic. Given that there is a slim chance that Apple will announce a 17" Macbook on their 30th anniversary, maybe it's worth waiting a couple more weeks to decide on a notebook for work.
  7. Relative intel Mac Mini speed

    It all depends on what you're looking for. I just picked up my 1GB Core Duo today, and for every day stuff, it is snappier than the 1.25 G4 Mac Mini it is replacing. I don't play games, but I highly doubt that this would make a _great_ game machine, but I'm sure it would be competent. Right now, I don't feel too much of the speed benefits... until I load an application like Preview, which was sloooooooooow on the G4 and faaaast on the Core Duo. Until you see more "pro" universal binaries, I'm not sure you're getting any advantage with a Mac Mini today. For the every day stuff, especially apps that need to run in Rosetta, the difference isn't too noticeable. I expect to really start feeling the speed in the coming months. Just not right away. Myself, I'm just glad I'm not trying to get Mac OSX to run on my Centrino notebook any more. The Centrino can keep Windows for the time being.
  8. While I'm guessing that the simple answer is "NO", has anyone actually tried using WINE (darwine, whatever) to run VMWare (or even the Windows version of Virtual PC)? I'm sure whatever is running under VMWare's hood would not allow it, but if it were possible, it would be a quick and definitely dirty way to get Windows booting on Mac OSX.