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MacBook Pro i5 vs i7 -- Prius body with Lamborghini guts

Which one to get: Macbook Pro i5 duo core, i7 duo core or i7 quad core [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jan 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Can you help me find this blog post?

Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
posted by Egg Shen on Jul 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I upgrade the hardware on my Macbook or just give it a good cleaning?

My 2009 Macbook Pro has grown a little too much hair and is in need of a trim and some general cleaning. Could you tell me if my proposed scenario sounds reasonable or is it overkill? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jul 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Where to find a VT-100?

Where would I buy an old terminal, specifically the DEC VT100? [more inside]
posted by _frog on Aug 11, 2011 - 25 answers

Adjusting colour saturation in OS X

Adjusting display colour saturation in OS X [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on May 25, 2011 - 9 answers

The Switch Back

ComputerBuyingFilter: My beloved iBook is on his last legs. I haven't owned a Windows computer in nearly 7 years, but I'm considering buying one as my next computer. What would you tell a longtime Mac user who's considering going Windows? [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Feb 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Mac Powerbook Needs to be Reconfigured

How should I reconfigure my Mac powerbook G4, and other mac-related growth advice. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Oct 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside...

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 8, 2010 - 11 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Recommendations for new laptop with nice, sturdy hardware.

I'm thinking about replacing my 2 year-old 15" Macbook Pro but I can't find a non-Apple laptop that feels like it doesn't have cheap hardware. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 13, 2010 - 33 answers

What's the best software for uploading via a browser?

Webdav for Beginners: Need to setup remote disk access for uploads, but it must be secure, easy to administer, and run on OSX. What's the best way to do this, ideally with a gui? [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Apr 27, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand?

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 19, 2010 - 13 answers

The cursor on my MacBook jumps around like crazy.

When typing, my cursor jumps around like crazy, highlighting paragraphs, jumping back words, and making it impossible to type normally. MacBook4,1 (whatever that means), Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a). [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Feb 8, 2010 - 19 answers

Writer meets arthritis

Mac voice-recognition software for a writer with arthritis. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 3, 2009 - 9 answers

OS X: How to track down and kill a cron job. Or something.

OS X Unix filter: Please help me find and delete an obsolete cron job on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Nov 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Choose Details in OS X

Mac OSX Filter: How can I change the details displayed for files in a directory while in list view? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Powerbook: No Logo

Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Upgrading a neglected Mac computer.

Upgrading Mac OS X 10.2 to at least 10.3 on a dual boot machine. [more inside]
posted by wiretap on Jun 17, 2009 - 13 answers

No mo' Nomadix?

Is there a way for me to disable/block Nomadix interstitial pages? [more inside]
posted by jacob on May 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Dual-Boot Blues

Has anyone installed OS X on a windows laptop? How does it compare to a Mac Book? Is it as stable and/or fast? I would like to put together a Windows/OS X dual-boot machine to take advantage of both operating systems and while it sounds good theoretically I an curious about how it works practically. (Plus, I would rather not pay Apple laptop prices)
posted by rtimmel on Apr 11, 2009 - 16 answers

Hackintosh + MSI Wind?

Anyone have any recent experience with Hackintosh or OSx86 on the MSI Wind netbook? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Mac mini's mind molten

Mac meltdown: my wife's Mac Mini seems to have bitten the dust. Before I take it in for repair, I want to query the hivemind for anything I might be overlooking. Details on symptoms and efforts so far within. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Feb 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Software Update has no permission

G5 PPC Tower never lets me auto update software? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How to get rid of the phisher?

Someone went phishing, and hooked my daughter. What can she do now? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Oct 17, 2008 - 16 answers

External hard drive keeps waking up

Why does my external hard drive (OS X) keep spinning up? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Jul 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Best place to buy a used Mac?

What are some of the better places to buy used Macs? What are good models to buy? I'd like something that can run OS X and still has some life left in it, but also hoping to keep the cost down. [more inside]
posted by OTA on May 31, 2008 - 9 answers

Locked Myself Out Of XAMPP !! - Mac OS X

I installed XAMPP on my laptop a while ago and just got around to configuring it. The only problem is that when I enter http://localhost/xampp/splash.php into my browser I'm prompted for a user name and password, which of course I've managed to forget. Anyone out there know how I can remedy this? I'm running OS X 10.5
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on May 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for a language hack.

Tweaking the Mac: Is it possible to configure the OS X GUI so that changing to a different language input is visible at the cursor? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Mar 19, 2008 - 2 answers

No more bounce! Damn ye, Mac dock!

Does anyone know a way to stop icons from bouncing on the OS X doc? I'm NOT talking about unchecking "animate opening applications" in the dock preferences. That only stops opening-app bounces. I want to stop warning bounces, too. They drive me crazy. Please note that I'm using an INTEL Mac (Leopard). I've only been able to find solutions for PowerPC Macs.
posted by grumblebee on Mar 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Photoshop is suicidal when I try and save. Errrr....

Photoshop CS keeps crashing when I try and save a file. WHY? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jan 29, 2008 - 9 answers

MBP: I cloned my old HD to a new (larger) one, and OS X only sees the older (smaller) space.

The disk in my MBP was upgraded from 100GB to 250GB. They used a hardware disk to disk copier that just cloned the drive, bit for bit. Now, I want to grow my 100GB partition to fill up the new space, however Disk Utility only sees the drive as 100GB. I know there are some $100 utilities out there, but I am a geek and want to do it for free. [more inside]
posted by dhammala on Jan 15, 2008 - 17 answers

A poem/tune: Possible to publically perform?

What is the easiest way to have one program running in Mac OS X while another displays keystrokes in real time? I'll explain the details inside... [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jun 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me figure out my Macbook Pro!

Help me figure out my new MacBook Pro! [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Jun 9, 2007 - 24 answers

Building my own Mac?

I am going to be buying/building a new computer soon to replace my Powerbook G4 and I am debating whether to get a Windozer or a new Mac. I thought I might be able to build my own X86 machine and install OSX on it using something like OSX86. Has anyone done something like this? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on May 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Quick fix iMac as monitor for another Apple.

Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

What did my computer do on 1/31/06?

Does OSX (10.4.8) keep a record of the CDs I burn? I recently applied to a competition by sending a CD of three jpegs. I know which date I burned the CD, but I can't remember which jpegs I applied with. Is there a record of this information anywhere on my computer?
posted by xo on Mar 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Scanning XBox disc for bad sectors

Is there any software (preferably for OSX) that I can use to scan a used XBox disc for bad sectors? The format is DVD, so I suppose a normal DVD scanning program could do the job. I just want to be sure that the whole game works before my guarantee expires and I'm unable to return it.
posted by Aanidaani on Jan 20, 2007 - 2 answers

Thumbthing's wrong with my iMac's USB ports

OSXFilter: Because AskMeFi is where all the coolest Mac nerds hang... On my iMac 24", USB thumb drives and memory cards are failing when copying files. The specific symptom is that the file transfer will hang, and the only way to recover is to manually remove the device from the port. [more inside]
posted by baltimore on Jan 3, 2007 - 15 answers

who watches the watchees?

Can anyone recommend easy to install, cross platform monitoring software for Mac OS X - that is, something that would allow a parent, employer or teacher to, from their PC, monitor the screen of a Macintosh? Will remote desktop do this? Is it relatively easy to install?
posted by luriete on Dec 28, 2006 - 13 answers

What is the physically smallest and cheapest laptop capable of running OS X?

What is the physically smallest laptop capable of running OS X? I'm only interested in word processing and light web browsing, so I have no prejudice against old models -- in fact, I'd prefer an older model if it's cheaper. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Dec 25, 2006 - 23 answers

Can you help me find my mouse in Photoshop?

OS X Photoshop weirdness - The cursor disappears when the mouse is inside the bounds of the currently open image. [more inside]
posted by casconed on Oct 2, 2006 - 5 answers

My Mac won't shut up...even when I tell it to.

Why does my new Mac still make noises when I turn the sound all the way down? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Aug 21, 2006 - 4 answers

To buy or not to buy - even what to buy!

Should I stick with my last July G4 iBook, buy a MacBook or an iMac or wait for untold delights? [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 10, 2006 - 12 answers

What is wrong with my Ibook?

Why is the "dock" of my OSX freezing? What does this problem say about the general health of my Ibook? [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Jun 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me revive my powerbook after a security update.

After installing the most recent security update for OS X, my PowerBook G4 no longer boots. I've gone through the generic troubleshooting steps on Apple's site, and even paid for the phone support, but couldn't get any better answer than "Archive and Install," which I can't do due to lack of free space. Please help me fix this hopefully simple problem. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Meal planning software for OSX?

Any recommendations for meal-planning software I can run on my iBook? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 1, 2006 - 2 answers

Strip my tags, please!

GeekFilter: I want to strip all HTML tags from a page of text, leaving plain text. I have Text Wrangler and OS X.4. I thought it would be easy… [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Oct 31, 2005 - 17 answers

MacFilter: Where did all the space go?

MacFilter: Where did all the space go? I was using my Powerbook (OS 10.4.1) last night and at last glance it had 4.5GB of space left. After working on iPhoto and Firefox, both of which hung for minutes during operation and while quitting, I got a message saying I was running out of disk space. It turned out I only had 200MB left. After rebooting, the space went up to 1.1GB. Is there any way I can find out where the space went and get it back? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Jul 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Acer LCD, mac mini aspect ratio

I bought a mac mini and an Acer 17" LCD for my mom recently, and it finally looks great since I switched from the VGA to the digital cable. However, the aspect ratio seems a little off - everything is a bit squished together. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jun 18, 2005 - 5 answers

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