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Which 19-21" monitor should I buy?

What LCD monitor should I buy? This thread 6 months ago recommends the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP, which is about $383 right now. Is that still the best bang for my monitor bucks? I'm not a gamer, do a little web work but nothing hugely critical, and look at my computer screen for most of the day. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 5, 2005 - 21 answers

Dreamweaver locks up on color picker

Suddenly, Dreamweaver MX (version 6, not MX2004) is getting stuck whenever I (Mac OS X Panther 10.3.9) try to use the color picker. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Sep 5, 2005 - 2 answers

I want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP...

I have a Mac at home running 10.3.9. I would like to plug a telephone line into the modem port and be able to call in to it while I'm on the road using my laptop. I don't need or want access to the files, I don't want or need to see the Tibook's screen, or control the computer at home. I just want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP. Is this possible? If not with my Mac, what about one of those AirPorts? I heard some of them have modems but some of them don't, anyone else doing anything like this? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 4, 2005 - 3 answers

G3 Tower DIY

DIY: What can I do with an old G3 tower computer (or maybe a couple). I'm thinking maybe a file server or a web server. Any other neat ideas???
posted by Napierzaza on Sep 2, 2005 - 4 answers

Shared iTunes on an ad-hoc WiFi network

Can you share iTunes Music Libraries over an ad-hoc (computer to computer) network? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Sep 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Mass Cyrillic to Latin translation in Excel?

I need help finding or creating a macro to transliterate Cyrillic characters to their Latin-alphabet, English-language "equivalents" without doing a massive find-and-replace by hand. [more inside]
posted by michaelkuznet on Sep 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Either I'm an idiot or they're idiots: help with Verizon DSL and outgoing mail please

My DSL-fu is failing me. How do I get Verizon DSL to let me send mail from my mac.com account? [more inside]
posted by baltimore on Aug 30, 2005 - 7 answers

Missing Blogs

What blogs am I missing out on? [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Aug 30, 2005 - 12 answers

Sharing is good, and should be easy!

How do I share only certain folders in OS X when I enable Windows Sharing? [more inside]
posted by Third on Aug 29, 2005 - 8 answers

Come on Garmin, SWITCH already!

Mac friendly GPS software? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 29, 2005 - 4 answers

Replacement hard drive for G3 iMac

I need to replace the hard drive in a G3 iMac. What type of disc will I need? [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Aug 27, 2005 - 5 answers

iBook, Help!

I just bought a new iBook. I need help! [more inside]
posted by benkolb on Aug 25, 2005 - 28 answers

What filesystem can be easily shared between Linux and Macs?

Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 24, 2005 - 18 answers

How to link to an image with a Kanji filename?

I18n and HTML: How do display images that have kanji filenames, in both IE (PC) and Safari (Mac). [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Aug 24, 2005 - 3 answers

Calendaring Software

Calendaring Software? [more inside]
posted by jazzkat11 on Aug 23, 2005 - 9 answers

What is the best budget sequencer software for Mac?

Recently, I've started learning the guitar. Up to now, I've been recording and arranging my compositions on my Mac with GarageBand. However, I'm outgrowing it, so I want to find a new budget ($50 to $200) piece of software to use. I just basically want to do multitrack recording and sequencing of .wav based sound files. Also might want to add some effects to tracks, plus probably other stuff I haven't learnt about yet.
posted by pollystark on Aug 23, 2005 - 10 answers

Directory listing in OSX output to text file.

How to list the contents of an OSX directory, and output to text file? [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Aug 20, 2005 - 15 answers

How do I rename folders based on ID3 tags?

How can I rename my music folders on my Mac based on ID3 tags? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Aug 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Arthur Murray, where are you?

Samba and the Mac OS X Finder are driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Aug 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Transfer: PC to Mac

How do I transfer songs from a PC to a Mac? [more inside]
posted by benkolb on Aug 18, 2005 - 10 answers

what is a good mac antivirus program?

What is a good Mac antivirus program? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 18, 2005 - 6 answers

Mac browser stats?

Where can I find updated statistics on Mac browser usage? [more inside]
posted by jca on Aug 17, 2005 - 2 answers

Applecare conundrum

To Applecare or not to Applecare, that is the question! Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to purchase arms against a sea of troubles, and by purchasing, guarantee they will not occur [tired of this and can't remember any more]. G4 laptop. I understand why it is good, BUT, who here has purchased two more years for their laptop and used it in that period? What hardware works fine for one year and then goes kerblooey? It ain't cheap at $350, especially as I can fix most things on my own. I am not interested in resale value, only components that fail and that I will have to pay for myself without the extended warrantee.
posted by mzurer on Aug 17, 2005 - 45 answers

whither bulk mail on osx

A good friend of mine uses the application BULK MAILER+ to maintain an address list for an academic organization. He uses various flags in the notes field to sort addresses by membership year, indicate specific officers of the organization, whether or not they organize sessions at each year's annual meeting, etc. However, now he's on OSX and we're wondering if the only option is to run the app in Classic (Satori Software seems to have no intention of creating an OSX version) - or is there something else he should be using?
posted by luriete on Aug 16, 2005 - 5 answers

What's a good printer for OSX Tiger?

Can you recommend a good printer that runs on well on OS X Tiger? [more inside]
posted by alteredcarbon on Aug 16, 2005 - 16 answers

Is it my camcorder, or me?

Is it my camcorder, or me? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Aug 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Workflow Automation in InDesign on a Mac

We're looking to automate a batch process that can be pointed at a directory of image files. Those files will need to be inserted one by one into an InDesign template appropriate text changed in the file based on a CSV file, and then have the resulting document saved as an EPS file based on the original image file name. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Aug 16, 2005 - 1 answer

Mount me!

Why won't my volumes mount? (OS X 10.4.2, USB 2.0) [more inside]
posted by Third on Aug 11, 2005 - 12 answers

Connecting Tiger to 0S 9.2 via firewire?

Is there a way to connect an iMac running Tiger with a G4 running OS 9.2 via firewire so I can transfer files from my old system to the new one? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Aug 10, 2005 - 10 answers

linux to mac migration

Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Aug 9, 2005 - 14 answers

Disk recovery software - MAC os 9.1?

Does anyone know of any (preferably freeware) programs for Mac OS 9.1 that can fix disk errors? [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Aug 7, 2005 - 1 answer

mac 10.4.2 driver for Sharp AM-900

I'm looking for a generic laser printer driver for a multi-function Sharp AM-900. Needs to be compatible with Mac OS 10.4.2. [more inside]
posted by anathema on Aug 7, 2005 - 0 answers

OS X MP3 player with good "shuffle" ability?

Looking for: OS X MP3 player with good ability to scroll through long files easily and accurately. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Mac audio editing software.

I am looking for a good, cheep/free sound editing program for my Mac. It needs to be able to produce files I can import to apple and adobe's video editing programs. Any suggestions would be great.
posted by iwouldificould on Aug 4, 2005 - 13 answers

Javascript help for a OS X Tiger widget

I'm trying to create my first widget -- a quick corporate directory lookup thingy -- and I'm having some trouble. The UI design, html, and css are all squared away, but the javascript is causing me some trouble. [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on Aug 2, 2005 - 4 answers

Protecting data on Mac server?

Mac OSX Server Backup question: what's the best way to ensure that my small office doesn't lose the data we store on our file server? Right now we use Retrospect with a tape drive, but it's not an ideal solution, because finding stuff on the tape is a huge pain, and the time required to maintain it is lost time. Should we go with a portable external hard drive (someone brings the tapes home just in case of fire or explosion)? Or purchase an off-site solution?
posted by miss tea on Aug 2, 2005 - 17 answers

Best setup for Mac Mini in the Living Room?

My parents have a Windows machine in their office, but since I already have a firewire video camera and a Powerbook G4 running Tiger, I'd like to get them a Mac Mini so that they can see their 8-month old grandson in all his full screen, 30fps glory via iChat. Question: What are the best peripherals for them to use the Mini as a second computer in the **living room**? (which wireless keyboard, adapters for hooking the Mini to the TV, etc?) [more inside]
posted by ericbop on Aug 2, 2005 - 2 answers

Quickly flashing iBook sleep light: wtf?

What does is mean when my G3 white iBook's sleep light flashes very quickly when I am either booting up or trying to shut down? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Jul 31, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I read Mac disks on Windows?

Can I read/write a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) disk on Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Toggling Tabs in Safari

SafariFilter: Is there a way to toggle between tabbed windows in Safari under OSX 10.4 Tiger?
posted by cahlers on Jul 29, 2005 - 5 answers

Mac Migration

I am a PC person, but I was given an old Power Mac G4. I am setting it up for my son. The hard drive holds about 9.5 Gigs, and will be filled up by his iTunes collection rather fast. Can I (i.e. should I) (a) swap out the hard drive for a bigger one, (b) add a second internal drive, (c) use an external hard drive, or (d) other? Please help this Mac novice navigate the mental migration from the PC world. Thanks.
posted by Carsey on Jul 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Boom goes the Powerbook...or maybe not

it-still-may-explode-but-i'll-take-my-chances-filter: I received my replacement Powerbook battery from Apple - Am I obligated to return the old one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I get Apple Remote Desktop and Windows VNC working together?

How do I access, configure, and support Apple's Remote Desktop on OS X from VNC and Windows? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jul 27, 2005 - 11 answers

We're a Gah-rahge Band...

Can I run OS X and GarageBand on an old (ca. 2000) Mac cube? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jul 26, 2005 - 10 answers

getting netBSD on an old mac

So I have these old macs (Power Macintosh 5500/225, Power Macintosh 6500/275 and a Power Macintosh 4400/200)... and I am obsessed with putting netBSD or a similar *nix operating system on them. [more inside]
posted by Livewire Confusion on Jul 23, 2005 - 2 answers

stupid #$%! msn

Why does my MSN Messenger for Mac 4.0.1 on my ibook keep signing me off every bloody five minutes? And are there any better IM programs I can use?
posted by stray on Jul 21, 2005 - 16 answers

Help me put together my dream Mac.

Help me put together my dream Mac. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Jul 20, 2005 - 11 answers

Mac display problems.

I have a Mac mini and a 17" Apple CRT display (gray and white, matches the old G4). Help me diagnose a problem I am having since I moved. [more inside]
posted by mikel on Jul 19, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I rip XCP encoded CDs to my computer?

I just got a compact disc encrypted with XCP technology. How do I rip it to my Mac G5 computer (OSX 10.4.2)? I want to put the music on my iPod as well as run it on my music server here at home. I have Virtual PC if a Windows app is necessary.
posted by thewiseacre on Jul 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Know of a cheap USB Wifi dongle for Mac OS 9?

I need help with my parent's iBook (OS 9.2). They want wireless internet but there's no PC-card slot, nor an "under the keyboard" option. There is a USB port. Anybody know of a $20 USB-adapter that will work with OS 9. I already know about the AeroPad, but that sucker is $70! [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jul 15, 2005 - 8 answers

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