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Forum: Apple Desktops 01-29-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By RickPrather
I think the fact that you can't run the latest...

I think the fact that you can't run the latest version of OSX on the G5 should be your first clue that you will soon be unhappy with it.

Go with the mini, it will run circles around that 2 GHz G5...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-10-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By RickPrather
I'm surprised since $700 is about what I was...

I'm surprised since $700 is about what I was thinking my other iMac (20" original Core Duo) was worth.

How about another tack. If you have a good monitor that you are using on that HP perhaps you...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-10-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By RickPrather
I wouldn't go for the G5 iMac. Compared to...

I wouldn't go for the G5 iMac.

Compared to any of the later Intel iMac's you will not be able to run Snow Leopard, or Windows virtualization software (if that's important to you).

Also you will...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-09-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By RickPrather
Whoever told you that either doesn't know much...

Whoever told you that either doesn't know much about iMac's or doesn't think much of your ability.

We're talking one or two screws, take off a cover and install the ram (making sure it's properly...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By RickPrather
I'm not a gamer myself so can't answer about Sims...

I'm not a gamer myself so can't answer about Sims 3 but you will find it is plenty fast enough for nearly any use you or your husband need it for.

There are many sources for the RAM. I prefer...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 12-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By RickPrather
I've been using BetterTouchTool for a couple of...

I've been using BetterTouchTool for a couple of weeks and it seems to work nicely. I can program more uses than I can keep track of!
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 12-05-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By RickPrather
I use MobileMe for my primary addresses and also...

I use MobileMe for my primary addresses and also use Gmail via IMAP in Mac Mail.
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,800
Posted By RickPrather
Check my OP, I was talking about 4GB total not...

Check my OP, I was talking about 4GB total not 4gb sticks.

I have never seriously looked at 16GB since I wouldn't want to pay $750 or $469!
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-05-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,493
Posted By RickPrather
No, you were clear I got confused. There was...

No, you were clear I got confused. There was another thread going about connecting a MBA and I posted to the wrong one. Sorry about that.
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-04-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By RickPrather
I will order it with the standard 2x2gb and add...

I will order it with the standard 2x2gb and add something like this Crucial memory for $102 from Newegg:

RAM...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-04-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By RickPrather
Nice! However, for my use I think I'll stick...

Nice!

However, for my use I think I'll stick to 8 GB for $120.
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-03-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By RickPrather
Sure it's possible! If you have a source for...

Sure it's possible!

If you have a source for 4x4Gb sticks for less than $1400 go for it!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By RickPrather
Sounds to me like you didn't get them seated all...

Sounds to me like you didn't get them seated all the way.

I would take them out and then reinstall and make sure you get that last few mm's (with them square).

If you do it right your thumbs...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By RickPrather
One thought would be to look for one of the last...

One thought would be to look for one of the last generation wireless keyboards on eBay.

They were full sized w/number pad and full stroke.

I used one for a while and liked. Finally I...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By RickPrather
Since you are going from ADC to DVI you probably...

Since you are going from ADC to DVI you probably have the correct adaptor. From there you should be able to use the "standard" DVI cable that may have come with your Samsung.

The only time you...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-03-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,493
Posted By RickPrather
I think you're on the right track when you...

I think you're on the right track when you mentioned going WiFi.

Pick up a wireless router for $50 or even better an Airport Extreme Base Station. Use that for your internet connection and free...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-03-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,755
Posted By RickPrather
I would take one item from the "Why you wouldn't...

I would take one item from the "Why you wouldn't buy it" list and move it to the "Why you would"

My hand is still slightly stiff from a bout with Guillain-Barré Syndrome a few years ago and the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-03-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,800
Posted By RickPrather
Rob, Yes, it's very easy to access the...

Rob,

Yes, it's very easy to access the memory slots through a cover on the bottom.

I don't know what memory you were pricing but I just did a check on Newegg, my favorite supplier, and found...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-02-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By RickPrather
I absolutely agree! The best thing I ever...

I absolutely agree!

The best thing I ever did was to get my Mom on a mini from her PC.

It has saved me dozens of long distance trouble calls.

From their usage is sounds like a mini is a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-02-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By RickPrather
Amazon and eBay among others. Google is your...

Amazon and eBay among others.

Google is your friend..
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-02-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By RickPrather
Yes, if you decide to not continue MobileMe then...

Yes, if you decide to not continue MobileMe then you will lose access to your iDisk.

So, whatever you have on there you need to move to another service before the trial expires.

BTW, I never...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By RickPrather
Since you are installing Snow Leopard you would...

Since you are installing Snow Leopard you would follow the instructions which will be going from the other computer to your Snow Leopard Mac.

I have found it to be intuitive and a great way to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-26-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By RickPrather
Did you upgrade to Snow Leopard from Leopard? If...

Did you upgrade to Snow Leopard from Leopard? If so, was the guest account created originally in Leopard?

Are you running 10.6.2?

I ask because I am wondering if you are running in to the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-26-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By RickPrather
Gotta admit that babyt's response got a chuckle...

Gotta admit that babyt's response got a chuckle out of me!

But, to your question, when you get to the stage of being asked if you want to migrate your info it will walk you through the procedure. ...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By RickPrather
I didn't say they don't run it's just that they...

I didn't say they don't run it's just that they haven't needed to be run manually since Tiger.

Even if you sleep your Mac they will be run at the next best opportunity.

You can check that by...
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