On 31 Jul 2008, at 17:04, hugh wrote:
Very interesting responses, and I do hear your recommendations and
thank you for them because I know they are well meant. Thanks Paul,
and Walter of course, yes I did get the jumpers working!
Yes, they are well meant. Glad you got the jumpers working.
However, I will be buying some more RAM and that’s it. I’m not
running along with any cartel which requires me to constantly splash
out on new hardware and software just to keep up with its (not mine)
operating system. End of story. This is the technology trap as the
big powers intended it, but it’s not for me I’m afraid!
Hugh, stop it! I fear for your well-being with that attitude. Nobody
‘requires’ you do do anything. There are no cartels. There’s just
great technology that keeps getting both better AND cheaper. What
other field of endeavour can you say that about?
OS X may not offer you blinding speed compared to OS 9, that’s not
what it’s for. With OS X, you can work smarter, which usually
translates to faster in my world, regardless of the actual speed the
machine runs at. YOU run faster on OS X, and that’s what really
counts. But you have to stop hating it and blaming stuff on ‘cartels’
and ‘technology traps’; if OS X is a technology trap, bring me more,
One example: I’m a photographer and I deal with folders with maybe two
or three or even five hundred pictures inside. When OS X gave me
decent sized previews in a Finder window, column view it was a small
revolution in my workflow. I’d have paid £50 for that functionality
alone - it actually gave me more time with my family. Come to think of
it, column view itself was quite a revolution. And it was only a tiny,
tiny part of the rest of OS X. The rest of OS X turned out to be
seeded throughout with similar little gems which Apple didn’t even
tout all that much. Spotlight is another prime example - it could mean
the end of hierarchical folders, if that grabs you. Dump it anywhere
and Spotlight will find it. Spotlight alone is probably worth the
price of Tiger. Start typing in Spotlight and keep a close eye on the
results pane, because it’ll probably have found it before you’ve
finished typing. The ability to drag a favourite folder into the
Finder window sidebar or even, the lesser-know one, Command-drag it to
the top bar of a Finder window, alongside the icons. I won’t go on;
suffice it to say that the more you look at OS X, the better it gets,
but you have to look.
As Paul points out, Tiger can run just fine on a G4 dual 450. I just
wish it would on mine. It is running fine on my Powerbook Titanium
G4 800 512mb, if not exactly a ball of fire.
And yes, I do actually have the shiny celophane wrapped
disk…version 10.4.6…includes Xcode2, whatever that is (a
Then there are the seeds of your salvation! Empty the G4 and do a
clean install, and your worries should be over.
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