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About Jaggedfel

  • Birthday 01/16/1988

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  1. Pssh, all this talk of using GPUs as another processor makes me chuckle. Where does that leave Macbook users like me with this integrated Intel garbage? I LOL everytime I hear it referred to as a "GPU", "stinking pile of garbage" would be better I think. Don't get me wrong, I love my Macbook but it chokes on some things with this Intel "GPU". I'm currently holding out for an Nvidia based Mini as a desktop/multimedia PC to pair up with my Sony XBR6 TV.
  2. Gents, I found a Powermac G5 1.8 GHz Dual Core w/ 6.5 GBs of RAM for $650. I am looking for something to do some audio/video editing in place of my 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Macbook with 4 GB of RAM. It takes forever to encode videos on here. Would the G5 be any better? I know they can't compare on a cycle vs. cycle basis due to different architectures. I can't exactly afford a Mac Pro at this time...
  3. Bummer. I was going to install XP using my legit CD key and a copy of XP I "found." (Note, I do not advocate piracy, as I have a license that is not being used anymore) Well, lets just say it didn't boot properly. Thought I had screwed up my Mac when the unbootable drive message came up. Luckily, all I had to do was take the CD out, run the boot camp assistant again and end up restoring my OS X portion back to its original size. Thankfully I think it saved me from myself. It looks like I'll have to go shell out some more money... For parallels AND XP...
  4. Exactly my problem with Boot Camp as I do not have a legitimate copy (this OEM garbage won't do the trick) of either one. Trying to figure out how to compile bochs on OS X right now. I just installed the developer tools too... It's not going well as I can't get the syntax quite to the liking of the program for my config options. Maybe I should try compiling wine before I switch to a full fledged emulator. Sort of related, I don't see why Mac VIrtual PC is $100+ when the PC version is free... Oh well.
  5. Not the legality, just the fact that the copy I have is actually 6 CDs and a hard disc image so its kind of not useable to me. (It is designed to reformat the drive and place an exact image of the HP's drive on it as opposed to just XP. More of a Ghost disk than an install disk.
  6. Boot Camp is only for XP correct? My only XP version that I have is an OEM (read, full of crapware and only installable on that brand PC) copy. Wine (or Darwine) is supposed to be for OS X on Intel and PPC but I am having problems getting it to run anything.
  7. Gents, while I am genuinely enjoying the transition to OS X, there is one thing that is keeping me from being totally happy, and that is that I am a Command & Conquer addict. (My other two addictions, Warcraft and Starcraft are OS X compatible!) Anyway, I was trying Darwine and can't get it to work with C&C Gold (DIdn't try any others since C&C is the most basic one.) So, how do I do this? I would do a virtual PC, but Virtual PC and Parallels cost money, not to mention that my only Windows XP install is an OEM version that is locked on my (now unused) desktop hard drive. I DO h
  8. Update: Well guys, I picked it up today and really like it thus far, Really nice and polished OS, program and hardware wise. I picked up 4 GB of RAM at the same time I bought it, I just now have to put it in. (Gonna wait until next week when I have access to an ESD strap and an insulated surface to do it on.)
  9. How 'bout $100 more for just the color on the black Macbooks? (It is actually 200 more, but it has the 250 GB drive standard which is a $100 option on the highest white Macbook.)
  10. It WILL be a big improvement from this: Athlon XP 2800+ (great CPU even if it is old now), 512 MB PC2700 DDR DRAM, 120 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 64 MB integrated Geforce 4 junk. Not to mention I shouldn't have the problem of programs randomly closing and getting an error report with a link only to tell me that there is no solution currently... Talk about ticking me off! I've gotten ugly in the comments box on their web pages about that here lately, maybe a week left on this thing, I'm gonna try to turn it into a media server or something.
  11. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I finally got off my bum and decided to quit trying to make my POS PC look and function like a Mac (plus its out dated) and I bought a Macbook today. Arrival date is possibly sometime next week. How long did it take you to receive yours? Anyway, what are some recommended programs? I do a lot of audio/video editing (couldn't afford a Pro though.), play a few (very few) games, and most of them are Blizzard products which ARE Mac compatible. Um, I rip my DVDs to the hard drive and throw them on my iPhone, so I already know of handbrake, so... What else would yo
  12. Alright ladies and gents, due to my computer HDD dying and HP being too cheap to include a recovery CD (they put a partition on there, smart people these HP guys...), I had to install Linux. I have Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) up and running right now and am really enjoying it. I use both Gnome and KDE as I feel the urge. However, I would like to get some Aqua style themes and such going on. I HAVE searched here and have found threads about 2-5 years old on it, but they do not discuss my problem with it. Mine is HOW do I apply the themes? (for KDE, Metacity, GTK+, etc.) What's with all of the
  13. Great looking theme!
  14. Deetox, what a wonderful program! I like Frontrow and Media Center for OS X and XP respectively, but not wanting to buy XP MCE or go out and buy a Mac (well I want to but cant afford it) this is a wonderful program that does all that I wanted it to! Great job big guy!
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