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#61 Janichsan

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:17 AM

As it turns out, you can turn off several of the gratuitous animations.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:42 AM

Hey Fm, here is your basic Steampunk desktop computer:

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:12 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 28 July 2011 - 07:42 AM, said:

Hey Fm, here is your basic Steampunk desktop computer:

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I want one of those.
It'll be perfect for my house in New Crobuzon.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:34 PM

View Postjgwdoc, on 28 July 2011 - 12:12 PM, said:

I want one of those.
It'll be perfect for my house in New Crobuzon.
And the best: this is actually a Mac.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

That machine is awesome - really a work of art :)

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:42 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 28 July 2011 - 12:34 PM, said:

And the best: this is actually a Mac.
This video is better as it actually shows the Mac in operation. Pretty neat.


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:16 PM

Reminds me of the computers in the movie brazil although they had fresnel lenses that went in front of the screen to magnify it....



like this one: http://www.ahleman.c...ectriClerk.html
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

the Battle Cat said:

Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:59 PM

Just a note of interest for anyone still interested in lion

My boot times (time for mail to open automatically, starting when i press restart) have been improved.

27 seconds, down to 21
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:20 AM

Damn you and your stupid SSD  :angry:

I had a total freak out by my MBP last night. Not entirely sure what happened, but all my open programs decided not to run properly anymore. iTunes claimed that access to the library was locked off, for example, Quicktime wasn't open, but I still had a player window on screen until I closed it... It was crazily weird. Restart sorted it out, but still very freaky.

Also, I've a bug where my OSX partition keeps appearing in my sidebar under "Favourites", even though it's already under "Devices".. Gah!

Few other little bugs that I'm seeing occasionally too. Bring on 10.7.1.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:44 PM

View Postteflon, on 27 July 2011 - 06:29 AM, said:

That's beside the point. The OS is flexible enough to be more welcoming to new or inexperienced computer users, whilst also letting you completely ditch all the new stuff if you want to use it as though you were still in 10.6.

View PostJanichsan, on 28 July 2011 - 12:17 AM, said:

As it turns out, you can turn off several of the gratuitous animations.

Thanks guys! After taking on board various opinions here & another Mac forum, I've pretty much decided I'll get the new, low-end Mini with Lion after all & screw the gaming side, besides which I have a newish PC for that. Just waiting now for John Lewis to get some stock in as they also offer a free 2-year warranty.

Really looking forward to it! I've got by with an iBook since my iMac fried in March but, FWIW, it seems a good while longer. :)

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:58 PM

OH hey I just ran across a new tip that you all may find useful.... did you know you can cycle through all open windows in  mission control if you press the ` (aka the ~ or tilde) key?

Specifically what you do is go into the mission control overview and tap ~ to cycle through all windows including full screen and minimized ones. The minized ones show up as a thumbnail below a line to indicate they are minimized.... you press tab to cycle in reverse.. also you can "quick look" windows by putting your mouse over them highlighting them and then pressing space.

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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

the Battle Cat said:

Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:45 AM

View Postmattw, on 24 July 2011 - 03:48 PM, said:

The Movie (standalone retail) - black screen had to force quit

Runs fine on our test machines (I tested Movies with Stunts & Effects installed) looks like an issue with your machine, give our support a ping to investigate.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:44 PM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on 26 July 2011 - 09:54 PM, said:

I don't really care for it much at all but i'm still confused as to why Apple needed to phase out Rosetta. What was stopping it from being an optional download?
You need more than just Rosetta itself to run PPC apps. You also need PPC versions of all the libraries they use. A hypothetical download would have to create fat(ter) versions of all the Apple-supplied libs that had a PPC slice in 10.6, either by replacing them outright or fiddling around with lipo.

This of course means that they'd have to maintain a PPC build of said libs. They could possibly just use the PPC slice from the 10.6 binaries, with the exception of libSystem, which would have to be kept in sync with the kernel.

So it's a more significant amount of engineering effort than you might think, not that Apple can't easily afford it.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:42 AM

My lion thoughts after a month or so of use.

If you have a macbook air/pro with a multitouch keyboard, the get lion. The gestures alone are worth the $30. It's an OS really designed for laptops (which isn't the best thing really)

If you don't have a multitouch trackpad, stick with snow leopard, cuz your not gonna gain to much, and if you value rosetta and stuff then your losing more then you gained
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