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Is Quartz Extreme / Core Image REALLY NECESSARY?


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If you want to see for yourself, boot a real Mac in safe mode:

http://www.wikihow.com/Start-Your-Mac-in-Safe-Mode

Or boot a Hackintosh with -x. This disables hardware accelerated graphics.

Then try running all the programs that are installed and see what the effect is.

 

I would not even think about using OS X without QE/CI.

You'll see blank windows where there was supposed to be graphics, some apps won't work at all. Forget games and HD video.

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Well, the OS generally runs pretty well on my (non-QE/CI ) machine. I'm not a gamer, and using "Movist", which appears to be a VLC clone, I can view movies in my native 768X1366 resolution just fine.

Preview, however, does not work--has the blank windows you describe (although a kind of transparent preview window of images does--a different app, perhaps?).

 

Haven't yet tried installing anything like Photoshop, yet either.

 

I wonder if an earlier Leopard version might work better on my machine. Supposedly people are working on my type of card, so it might gain QE later.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

If you want to see for yourself, boot a real Mac in safe mode:

http://www.wikihow.com/Start-Your-Mac-in-Safe-Mode

Or boot a Hackintosh with -x. This disables hardware accelerated graphics.

Then try running all the programs that are installed and see what the effect is.

 

I would not even think about using OS X without QE/CI.

You'll see blank windows where there was supposed to be graphics, some apps won't work at all. Forget games and HD video.

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I might have to buy a new laptop, and it seems like the graphics capability are most important.

What are the advantages of having QE/CI capabilities, since this really limits which card I can use?

 

 

Not mandatory, ma very important. With your graphic card you can obtain native resolution and use the laptop as office pc, but not as multimedia center (DVD, DVIX, music programs etc.)

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But I CAN play DVDs, and movies via Quicktime and Movist, and Itunes works just fine except for coverflow, though that DOES work in Finder. I just downloaded DIVX and it works fine as well. This is all more than an "office pc".

Sure, Preview doesn't work, but Finder seems to display images just find (and Preview strikes me as a very limited app, in any case).

 

Can't somebody tell me authoritatively why QE/CI capability is so desirable/necessary?

 

Some of you must have had experience with moving from lacking it to obtaining it, no?

:)

 

 

Not mandatory, ma very important. With your graphic card you can obtain native resolution and use the laptop as office pc, but not as multimedia center (DVD, DVIX, music programs etc.)
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