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Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-11-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 40,492
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Snow Leopard is doing great. Faster startups,...

Snow Leopard is doing great. Faster startups, MUCH faster shut down (a few seconds), and I like the small visual touches. The new quicktime X is superior for HD playback, safari is faster, on and on....
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 09-11-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 47,608
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Leopard / Snow Leopard WIFI problems solved

After having no wifi issues with Tiger, I was, like many sad to see things did not work as well with Leopard. Connection drop-outs, couldn't find a network, etc. After some tests I found the problem...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-30-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,866
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Well, yeah, it is, but... It is so easily...

Well, yeah, it is, but...

It is so easily hacked from just gathering packets.

You almost would be better off just using mac filtering on the router. Sure a mac address can be spoofed, but a wep...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 12-30-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,326
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
I have tried all the solutions and no luck....

I have tried all the solutions and no luck. Bottom line, leopard SUCKS with wifi. It won't connect on wake or start and drops out CONSTANTLY. I have two windows machines and an ubuntu machine, all...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-30-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
This is a MAC LEOPARD issue, not a network issue,...

This is a MAC LEOPARD issue, not a network issue, most likely. I have two windows machines and a linux ubuntu machine, all with wifi, all without issue. On my macbook, when I use ANY key whether wep...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-30-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,866
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
WPA is actually WORSE with this problem. I know...

WPA is actually WORSE with this problem. I know just what the OP is talking about. The only way wifi works with leopard on my macbook is with no key at all. Otherwise it won't connect on wake or...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 12-30-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
I have had nothing but wifi problems with...

I have had nothing but wifi problems with leopard. It won't connect on wake or startup, drops the connection more and more now, and is making me very unhappy with leopard, and with my mac. I am...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-16-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
To potential switchers - Macbook Performance

Just a funny tidbit worth considering.

Yesterday I sat down with an associate to review heat load calculations that are run in windows under a particular program. It is a pretty math-intensive...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-16-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Office for Mac 2008 works just fine. I have many...

Office for Mac 2008 works just fine. I have many years of experience with excel, word, and powerpoint, and use excel sheets with lots of equations and funky things. Office for mac works well,...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-15-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,201
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Bootcamp XP External Monitor Question

I have determined that my best bet for an external monitor that works for xp and is 16:10, is a 24" with 1920x1200.

I know the Leopard side will do it, and I know the windows side SAYS that is...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-14-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,785
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
BUMP! Ok, well after walking by all the...

BUMP!

Ok, well after walking by all the awesome mac bigscreens and realizing that one would come in handy for work (autocad on xp / bootcamp side), I decided to pick one up. I got a 22" 16:10 at...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-08-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,308
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Let me correct my previous post. After playing...

Let me correct my previous post. After playing with various programs / methods for cracking wifi (only on my own network) I have quite a different view.

Mac addresses can be spoofed (faked) so...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 10-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,862
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
It can run windows as good or better than most...

It can run windows as good or better than most windows pcs, no kidding. But what a shame it would be to never learn OSX.

Wouldn't you enjoy safe internet use where you don't have to worry about...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 10-17-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Don't forget to download the bootcamp 2.1 exe and...

Don't forget to download the bootcamp 2.1 exe and run that in windows too...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 10-17-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,852
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Do not install XP on less than 10 gigs. Here's...

Do not install XP on less than 10 gigs. Here's why. Windows constantly requires updates, and some of them are large. Once you put service pack 3 in you are going have around six gigs right there. As...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-17-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Expect a few weeks of un-learning and then...

Expect a few weeks of un-learning and then learning new ways to do things. Then after that, expect to be surprised at how little you have to do, other than use the machine. No hassles. Expect that...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-17-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Windows indeed is better for gaming. However,...

Windows indeed is better for gaming. However, pretty much everything else is better accomplished on a mac, especially web surfing. The mac is the ultimate internet machine, because it's safe.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-17-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Yeah, it helps, but not in some huge dramatic...

Yeah, it helps, but not in some huge dramatic way. But if you care about getting the most out of your machine, spring for a 7200. The hitachis are very nice drives, and don't use hardly any more...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-17-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Agreed on Firefox, it works better than Safari on...

Agreed on Firefox, it works better than Safari on some sites and has better options / tools. I prefer regular Bittorrent and limewire is SAFE to use on a mac (unlike on a pc). Switch is free and a...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 10-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,308
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
The best security for wifi doesn't come from...

The best security for wifi doesn't come from using a key.

The best wifi security comes from locking down your router BY MAC ADDRESS. Using a key too is fine. This way even if they crack a key...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-17-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Macbook = best bang for the buck in laptops. ...

Macbook = best bang for the buck in laptops.

Watching a vista pc boot next to a new mac is pretty funny too.

I tried a handful of vista laptops before returning them all, throwing my hands up...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-17-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 248,772
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
A quick search shows no OSX virus out there,...

A quick search shows no OSX virus out there, still. Hard drives are mechanical devices, and sometimes mechanical devices fail. A certain percentage of them are defective. One's made on Mondays are...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 10-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Did you try system restore in xp? Whenever I get...

Did you try system restore in xp? Whenever I get things perfect in XP I always create a restore point, but there should have been one created after your last software installation (in windows). Try...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-07-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
New PC = Vista. While I have some measure...

New PC = Vista.

While I have some measure of respect for XP, Vista is garbage (unless you like having time to eat breakfast while your computer boots up).

Being forced into the world of Vista...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-07-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,570
Posted By Phoenix Scanner
Ready to throw your mac in the garden because a...

Ready to throw your mac in the garden because a piece of freeware desinged for linux doesn't work well on a mac? OO is the root of the problem.

As far as installing MS Office...why? Neo Office...
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