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Neil Lee has once again gifted the Mac community with optimized builds of Firefox 1.5.0.4. There are builds for G4s, G5s and Intel Macs. Bless you, Neil. As if that weren't enough, Neil went ahead an applied Firefoxy to both the Intel and G4 builds (sadly you G5'ers will have to suffer with OS X for...

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Ok, just one more TV rig, we promise.* Flickr user beenester asks, "Is it overkill to use a 1.8GHz Powermac G5 as a TV computer?" We say, "Heck, no!" "Overkill?" posted by beenester. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply upload photos into our group Flickr pool. We select one ima...

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Remember the dude that proposed via Apple's time lapse video outside the new Fifth Avenue Apple Store? Kottke.org received an email from his fiancé, Uschi Lang. That's right, she said yes! James, that's the name of the man in the photo, had been meaning to drop the big question for months bef...

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This is fantastic. Flickr user Zennifer has mounted her G5 iMac on a swiveling arm, allowing it to "float" above her desk. I applaud the uncluttered, minimalist beauty of this solution. "Floating iMac" posted by Zennifer. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply uploa...

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Now that Apple has rolled out the MacBook, speculation has turned to the sole remaining PowerPC-based computer in the company's lineup: the Power Mac G5. And, as of today, there seems to be at least one thing that can be confirmed about the new computer: it will be called the Mac Pro. At least that...

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Oh, the poor Power Mac G5. Apple's "Big Kahuna" now looks downright elderly, being the only Mac that isn't sporting a rockin' Intel chip. I'm guessing that Apple's pro level machine won't make its Intel debut until January's Macworld Expo, but it's fun to speculate on what could be in store for that...

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Apple released the MacBook, its new consumer laptop, today. The full tech specs -- which are over at Apple's site -- mention that the MacBook features an Intel GMA950: in other words, an integrated graphics chip identical to the Mac mini. Previously we've summarized the disadvantages of integrated g...

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What's a big news day without a little bit of a hardware smack down? Call me crazy, but I just found this Gear Live site through diggdot.us, and these guys posted a video podcast in a variety of formats of a MacBook Pro with a (comparatively) measly 1 GB RAM making mince meat out of a Dual 2.0 GHz P...

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Could you put together a sweet holiday DVD for grandma and grandpa with this set up, or what? Flickr user and TUAW reader trancepriest shows off his Power Mac G5, two huge Cinema Displays, iSight, video editing keyboard, a couple of cameras and other cool looking stuff that I can't even identify. &...

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It's just another day at the office. That is, an office that houses two racks bulging with Xserves. Here you'll find Flickr user el frijole standing next to 42 Xserve G4s, 5 G5 Xserve cluster nodes and 1 Xserve G5. We'd call that a pretty decent rig, wouldn't you? "Me and The Cluster" post...

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It's official, there are no more 17 inch iMacs in the Apple Store as of today. After the price reduction on the 20 inch models a few days ago, Apple has removed the 17 inch model completely. This means, however, that you can still purchase refurbished 17 inch iMac G5's if they come up in Apple's dis...

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Beaknik Pad has released his G4 and G5 optimized recompiles of Firefox 1.5.01 for your pleasure. This puts the release in line with the official Firefox release. Remember, these are unofficial releases of Firefox so they can't use the icon and the name (so it is called 'DeerPark'), however, the appl...

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We don't usually mention bargains here on TUAW, as there are plenty of other sites already doing a fine job of that. However, TUAW reader Adam noticed that the 20" iMac G5 has dropped quite a bit in price to $1499 in the online Apple Store, bringing the edu price down even lower to $1399. These...

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Back in November, Time Magazine chose the G5 iMac as their Gadget of the Week. Today, the Intel-powered iMac has received the same recognition. From the article: "The first thing you notice about Apple's new iMac — running the Intel Core Duo chipset rather than an older PowerPC chip &mdas...

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Now here's a person after my own heart. Flickr user bushwood's snapshot features a G5 Power Mac, an original Macintosh, an iPod and a print of the old "Picasso" illustration. I especially like that the original Mac is still running. It's nice to respect your elders. "macs" posted...

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In the "random observation" category, I noticed something about the new Dual Core Macs that is a break from Apple's traditional practices: they're the first Macs, at least in the last five years or more, to receive a completely new chip (from a completely different company, no doubt) and y...

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Sure, there are G4 and G5 optimized versions of Firefox 1.5, but neither can compare to the new OS X-style infused version. The BeatnikPad Journal picked up on the efforts of a Mozilla forum user by the name of Pu7o to build a version of Firefox 1.5 that includes the far more attractive form widget...

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The images that James DuBois has posted here may not be suitable for young children and the elderly. You have been warned. James ripped apart his Quad G5 just to see what it looks like, and bless his heart for it. That is one serious machine, I just hope James knows how to put it all back together. ...

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Do you long for your lonely G5 tower to have its own little Mini Me buddy to sit next to it and provide extra storage space for all your files? If so, look no further than the Pleiades USB-FX. The device is "a slim, stylish and powerful aluminum enclosure for your 3.5" Serial or Parallel ATA ha...

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Hot on the heels of Amazon.com letting the news slip, Apple today officially announced a new line up of Power Mac G5s: "The Power Mac G5 offers 2.0GHz, 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz dual-processor models with a speed boost at the top of the line. The dual 2.7GHz model packs so much power into tight quart...

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