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by armanox
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

Current lifespan of iBook G4: 10 years. Battery replaced a couple times, RAM maxed out. I always wanted a G4 Powerbook (I've got a G3 clamshell here in Lime that still works too, but I can't do much with it. And a PowerBook 504c....) I've got a MacBook Pro 1,1 (Feb 2006) with max (2GB) RAM that I'v...
by armanox
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

They're disposable in the manner of if you want more RAM (even in the more professional Macbook Pro), you have to bin it and buy a new one. If the battery dies (which they do), you have to bin it and buy a new one. If you damage the screen, you have to bin it and buy a new one. If the headphone jac...
by armanox
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

Apparently the functionality was still in XP - this is what I'm referring to
by armanox
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

uunix wrote:Windows 8.1 (&8) will mirror (one is primary containing clock etc) the task bar across both screens if that's what we are talking about here?

I'm referring to multiple system panels (since not all contain a task bar) on the same screen.
by armanox
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

Yeah, and throwing the entire screen off-balance because (AFAIK) neither Windows nor OSX allow you to have a corresponding bar on the other side of the screen to make the space symmetrical? Oddly enough this used to be doable (I had it in Windows 98), but by Windows 7 the way I used to do it seems ...
by armanox
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

Personally, I despise 16:9. It's a nasty and unpleasant aspect ratio designed for watching TV on, not for doing proper work. If Lenovo finally decide to buck the current trend and design a new laptop for proper work, rather than just watching Netflix on then I think that would be fantastic. Current...
by armanox
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

Also worth noting is that the move to 16:9 has generally arrived with a reduction in screen resolution. When laptops went from 4:3 to 16:10, a 1600x1200 screen became 1920x1200 (same vertical resolution, and extra space at the sides). However, over the last few years this has then been cut to 1920x...
by armanox
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

If they release it with a 3:2, 4:3 (preferred), or 5:4 screen resolution I'd probably buy one.
by armanox
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MaXX DR3.5 on Mint Cinnamon 64bit
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: MaXX DR3.5 on Mint Cinnamon 64bit

Hey all, Here's a first preview of MaXX Interactive Desktop DR3.5 (moving closer to DR4) running on Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. It's a modest system as per the hinv output below. But with 5Dwm and XcompMaXX running it's fast, smooth and quite snappy :) More to come and help needed too # hinv 4 ...
by armanox
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: MaXX is back!
Replies: 187
Views: 11655

Re: MaXX is back!

Several people mentioned they would try it if they could run it in a Virtual Machine. If there is interest I can build a VM template (for Virtual Box or VMware) that can be downloaded for users to test with. I ran 5Dwm as my main desktop for years on Slackware, but the releases after the project was...
by armanox
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: New illustrator install and activation
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: New illustrator install and activation

That won't work, I've tried it. They will just flip their response book to the unsupported version page and then lobby you buy the latest and greatest. Steve Jobs was right, Adobe sucks... :| I would push the issue. I called them a couple years ago about an old copy of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and...
by armanox
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: New illustrator install and activation
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: New illustrator install and activation

If the license is good, why not call Adobe and see what happens? If nothing else it could give you a good story to share.
by armanox
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Horsepower required to play H.264 video?
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Horsepower required to play H.264 video?

Okay, so the "can it run?" See if the attached answers your question. Quick testing shows mine can play youtube at 360 and 480 (frames are dropping for me at 480p) using flash player, and HTML5 player seems to not work. The video power also reflects on the GPU, which mine's not designed fo...
by armanox
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Horsepower required to play H.264 video?
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Horsepower required to play H.264 video?

how fast of an UltraSPARC do I need to get average sized H.264 rips going? I'm thinking about getting a Sun Blade 2500 to tinker with and get into the Sun/SPARC/Solaris world. I see some single 1.6 GHz US IIIi with XVR-600 + 4 GB RAM configs on ebay that are within my price range. I mainly edit pho...
by armanox
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New here, just got an Indigo 2
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: New here, just got an Indigo 2

Welcome (back) to the party!

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