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  1. Can you hear the hard drive spin up? Does it make a grinding noise? Are all the cables plugged in for the hard drive?
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    Shareing Harddvive

    As almighty_spork pointed out, you can use those programs to have either Windows or OS X access either partition but the reason being is Windows cannot write/read HFS+ and OS X can only read but not write to NTFS formatted drives out of the box. P.S. congrats almighty_spork for joining up on Fredric's Blog! Edit: Added almight_spork's correction.
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    HP Office Jet / Airport Express

    Scanning is not supported by Airport.
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    Give me few good reason to buy Apple TV

    You could always buy an iPod and use the composite out cable (not included but is the same used with old camcorders, just switch red and yellow and it'll be perfect, trust me) to hook it up to your TV.
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    New iMacs?

    There was a recent article saying Jonathan Ives has started work on the next iMac which will be sleeker and slimmer.
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    I my Mail trash folder is gone!

    My trash can in the side bar of Mail is gone! Tried a complete re install of it, tried designating another folder as the Trash folder but it does not work! Whenever I delete something it just goes away and when I select view trash from anywhere in Mail it does nothing. Help....
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    Using an old PowerMac G4 as a Media Center

    Dude, you have helped tremendously. I now know that at least a 433 MHz G4 will do 720p. Yeah, I do use Democracy player but it's always been fast on my FiOS connection. Maybe it has something to do with your settings.
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    Using an old PowerMac G4 as a Media Center

    yes I had considered the iTV, it would work perfectly but I would have to use my PowerBook as the server, running 24/7 and I will quickly run out of room. The Mac Mini, as much as I love it wouldn't be effective for my needs. Too small and not upgrade.
  9. In order to reduce or cable bill we have decided to kill it altogether due to the lack of shows we watch. We have concluded that using the Internet to download our shows and Podcasts would be beneficial and pay for it self within a year. I need to know what are the minimum Specs in order to display 720P content in Mpeg 4 format. I am looking to spend 200-350 on the PowerMac (G4 Models) and need a HDMI video card or even one with DVI, but HDMI is preferred. Any wireless remotes I can get ? Is there a Front Row substitute I can use? Also about TV show downloading. I intend to torrent it or buy it off iTunes but I do torrent I need to be able to run Scripts that will automatically convert the files via iSquint, add the proper tages (Genre, type, show etc.) and them into iTunes. Thank you.
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    Can't Log In To My User Account!!

    I tried Vilefault and it was an absolute nightmare, slowed my Mac Mini and messed up my User Folder. I'd geuss that File Vault was the culprit. I'd try just making a Sparse Disk Image in Disk Utility with password protection for your important files. Filevault is overkill in my opinion.
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    Imported profile slower on Intel Mac?

    I suggest running a utility called Onyx and clear out all the Cache files and other stuff.
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    iBook problem

    It is definitely battery related. I will chime in latter with more info.
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    Removing scratches from iPod case

    I wasn't too crazy about the iSkins. Having my iPod case-less is not an option for me sadly. It has to come with my to School and survive in my backpack then has to survive through P.E. at my waist because I do not trust the "high grade" lockers in the locker room.
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    upgrading PB G4 processor?

    In my opinion the PowerBook will last you a while, that's why it's called a PowerBook I'd wait until you need to upgrade to a MacBook Pro or other Intel based Mac. You aren't going to see a huge speed boost for that kind of money upgrading the G4.
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    Can't Log In To My User Account!!

    You could try an Archive and Install and then see if that works.