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About Pixelation

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  1. My personal prediction for not only OS X 10.5 - but for Apple's systems for 2007 is that Blu-Ray DVD Burnners will become a new standard - esp. on the MacPro towers. As for Leopard, I see Apple moving forward to unifiy the GUI to look more like iTunes 7. They've put the "smoothed plastic look" (that's the best way I can describe it) in iTunes 7, and (from what I can tell) on the iPhone - which is running Leopard. So here's my list: - Unified GUI (iTunes 7 look) - Invisablity and Single iChat IM windows (one window, with tabs identifing convos with different users) - Yahoo! Support in iChat (not sure if this possible now) - Dock Divders option - the ablity to organize a "set" of applications by dividing them (ex: All Apple shorts in one divide, next to it all Microsoft apps, next to that Adobe, next to that Macromedia, etc, etc.) - Spring-loaded Docked folders - A 3D Dock - have different apps on different sides and make it rotate or something - Another minimize effect aside from Geine - make windows roll up and hide or fold in half and slip down - New Finder features maybe tabs, better off-side preview with info, breadcrumbs like in iTMS - Eventually, Blu-Ray DVD burning, either single or dual layer - Games - Sol. Tetris, Free-Sel, Chess, Checkers - something! - Multi-Restore sessions in Safari - like in FireFox 2 - if FF2 Crashes - it'll restore the sessions (websites) you were at. - Native playback for WMV files within QT. - Apache 2.0, PHP5, Ruby on Rails, WordPress - Customization of Apple Remote controls (Google "mira" for details) - Multipule Mail accounts (ex: 3 Inboxes for Home, School, and Work - not sure if it's possible now) - Improved Photo Albums in iPhoto - Be able to set options for specific galleries (ex: 2007 > Italy - only pics of Italy will be in that gallery - Pictures moved from main gallery/library) - I hope I explained that well. That's all I can think of right now - I'm not sure if some of these features are avalable in Tiger right now or not. Correct me if I'm wrong. ~ Pixelation
  2. Once I get my new MacBook, I'm going to start tinkering/testing around with creating a speadsheet program that'll fit into the iWork suite. Something powerful like Excel, but clean and simple like Pages and Keynote. Has anyone worked on anything like this? This'll be my first Mac program, and the ({censored}) I learned in VB for Windows won't do me any good, so if anyone has any pointers, tips, or sites for a first time Mac programmer, that'll be great! Thanks, Pixelation
  3. The Ultimate Web Browser

    Although I'm primarily on Windows, I'd have to say FireFox for both Win and OSX. I haven't had much use with FF OSX, but if it's any good on a Mac as it is on Windows, then that'll be my choice. The few times I have been on OSX for surfing I've used Safari and aside from afew differances (like clicking on the refresh button, instead of pressing F5 on the keyboard - although, I wonder is this a Mac thing or just a Safari thing?), I like Safari. @colonels1020: If Apple could port over more than just iTunes, that'd be awesome. In addition to Safari, I'd like to see iPhoto and iCal ported over for Windows.
  4. Okay, I looked around and couldn't find any noticable topics over this. I have an Acer TravelMate 220. Yeah, it's a POC. No WiFi network, No DVD drive, infact it's just a basic CD drive, doesn't even burn a CD. It has a 1.13GHz Intel Celeron, 20GB hard drive, 512MB RAM, and I'm sure it has 16MB Video. Now, first of is it even possable to run OSX on this machine? Secondly, since it doesn't have a DVD drive, is there anyway possable to instal OSX over a network? I haven't checked the BIOS yet, but I'll look for an option to boot from a network drive, though I doubt it'll be there. In the mean time, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
  5. Installation of Vista.

    If you need some help with hardware, software, drivers, etc, compatablity with Vista, I recommend checking out the forum at www.winvistasecrets.com. It's been pretty handy, although I haven't solved the problem with my video card (ATI Radeon X1600 Pro), 'tis a good place for researching problems and finding solutions to issues such as your wireless router. Hope this helps.
  6. new mac ads

    I agree. Although, some of the commericals already do that. "I'm a Mac, but I can read Office documents, and connect to a Windows network, but I can also use the latest digital camera right out've the box, when Windows has to do driver installation and etc..etc..etc..." I don't remember exactly, but it's the commerical that the Mac and PC "have a little network going" then the girl (digital camara from Japan) comes along and the PC is cofused. That one makes me a bit upset. Just as with any new hardware (camera, printer, harddrive, etc) it has to be recongized by the OS. Yes, you're more likely going to have to reboot with Windows to get it working, but it'll still pretty much work out've the box. It's just that Mac OSX includes iPhoto which reconigzes it, launches, and downloads the pictures. Too bad Apple didn't release a PC version of iLife or iWork. That would've been nice.
  7. new mac ads

    Well, remember, Apple is comparing OS and hardware. So, no, you wouldn't see Dell vs. Compaq commercials because both machines are capable of sharing the same hardware and the same OS, so really there's nothing to compare, in my opinion. Apple is trying to sell that their OS is better than others, and it is. Windows offers you countless ways to do the same task. Like, deleting a file. You can press delete on the keyboard, right-click, and select delete, go to File > Delete, drag it to the Recycle Bin (which M$ totally ripped from Apple), and if you've customized your toolbars (as I have) you have the option of adding a red X on the toolbar to delete. That's what, 5 different ways to delete something? Come on! Apple, just drag it to the trash can. Apple is in the market of sell computers with their OS. Windows-based computer manufactors, really don't know (or care at times) what you do with you're new HP or IBM. You could go in, format the drive and install RedHat. They have their money for the hardware they sold you. Again, this is all just my personal opinion. Yes, Apple's latest adds are... not as truthful as they really should be, or as kind as they should be. But they can't come out and say "Windows sucks, and OS X is better." Not just for copyright/trademark issue for saying "Windows" because, after all, Microsoft has invested into Apple and owns part/portions of the Apple Comptuer Inc company. And something like that might make Microsoft stop production on Virtual PC for Mac, Office for Mac, and some other programs that potentally saved Apple in the mid to late 1990s, (around 1995 to 1999 or so).
  8. Simple Web Editor Needed!

    Has it changed any from Netscape Composer?
  9. new mac ads

    Oh they'll think of some clever way to say "windows" without saying "Windows." And they can't go say, "well those Intel and AMD computers..." because, well.. Intels are inside Macs, which I'm still at little sketchy on, but that's a different topic for a different day.
  10. won't boot

    I have the same problem when I install 10.4.6 on a clean Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (that is if my memory serves me correctly), partition on my 2nd hard drive. I can boot from the 10.4.6 DVD and start the install, but once it's finished and reboots. BAM. Blank screen, blinking cursor.
  11. Simple Web Editor Needed!

    Have you tried using TextEdit and Safari/FireFox? I know it's not ideal, but it's better than nothing, and they're free. Or search for a list of serials for Dreamweaver 8
  12. new mac ads

    The whole thing is annoying. You really can't compare Mac to PC because you're comparing apples to.. well.. apples. (no pun intended). It's comparing Mac to WINDOWS that's unfactual. Let's not forget what "P.C." stands for, "Personal Comptuer." I've made the mistake too, calling a Mac a Mac and Windows a PC, but still they're both the same, and they are both different. Mac or Windows. You can still preform (almost) all of the same tasks on either system. It's all a factor of personal preferance and what interface you want to use. Personally, I'm a Mac guy stuck in a PC world. That'll change by the end of the year once I buy a MacBook.
  13. Wow. The posed "What if..." question. "What if we can't crack 4.7 or 10.5?" Will the OSX x86 Project die? I honestly don't think so. With the developers, hackers, software engineers, etc, that are on this fourm they just might crack'em. But even if they can't, then my hat's off to Apple for developing such a solid OS. And to those developers, hackers and engineers who do get down and dirty cracking the OSes, I'm sure they'll discover ways to fix, crack, patch, tweak, and hack more of 10.4.6 and develop 10.4.7 and 10.5 based off of 10.4.4/5/6. Intergrating security, performance enhancements, software compatablitly, patchs and tweaks for hardware support. I believe that if we can't crack 10.5, we won't be discuraged, but challenged to the "How can we get it to work?" Allowing the forum to grow even more. Heck, maybe this could become it's own little company, the middle man between Windows and Mac. Developing our own flavor/versions of OS X for Windows Intel and AMD processors. The first thing I would do is cry, then rejoice. Then, buy a MacBook or MacPro (pending how much $$$ I can spend). But as for now, I'd love to just get 10.4.4/5/6 running on my Hackintosh. Anyone have any tips for upgrading from 10.4.1 to 10.4.6? The copy of 10.4.3 I have won't install/update, and I think you need 10.4.3 to upgrade to 10.4.5/6, right?
  14. It's nice locuras, but it's still not as smooth, sleek, and sexy as the G5 PowerMac.
  15. OSx86 10.4.7

    I'd like to see either JaS or Myzar 10.4.7 as full-blown 4.0+ gig ISOs. I've been downloading 400 to 500 mb patchs and upgrades for 10.4.1 without any success of getting to 10.4.3 or 10.4.6. So a full on DVD ISO would be sweet for me. I don't mind spending 3 days downloading, I do mind spending 4 hrs here to 10 hrs here on patchs that don't work. Please make this a full version as though it was a fresh, first time install.