Tag: imac_g5

Flock crashing on G5

I recently treated myself to an Apple iMac G5 – I needed a new machine bcause of the increasing amount of podcasts I have been doing and my PowerBook’s sound board blew (replacing the sound board on a PowerBook costs over €600).

I was using Flock from time to time on the PowerBook (the PowerBook uses a G4 chip) – when I transferred over to the iMac G5, however I find that Flock crashes on start-up. I tried downloading Flock again (v 1.4.1) and re-installing but no joy.

Is anyone else having this problem with Flock and the G5 chipset?

UPDATE:

Following up on a suggestion from Mark in the comments, I deleted the Library/Application Support/Flock folder and that sorted the problem.

Video Skype finally rolled out – PC only!

Skype today launched their Skype 2.0 application, complete with video calling capabilities!

I’m a little confused, though because although Skype refer to the application as Skype 2.0 in their press release, it is called Skype 1.4 on the Mac download page. Ok, just downloaded Skype 1.4 Beta for Mac OS X and I can’t find any video capabilities 😦

And me with my new iSight built in to my shiny new iMac g5 and all 😦

Yet again we find a software company releasing a product with PC only code – with even Robrt Scoble admitting that the number of influencers who own Macs is way out of proportion, this strategy is not wise.

UPDATE:
It seems the new version of Firefox (version 1.5) has a bug in it which kills OS X on G5 Macs – if you have a G5 Mac, hold off on installing.

Apple introduces new iMac

At the San Jose event today Steve jobs also announced a new iMac G5. See here for more

New iMac G5

The new iMac is thinner than its predecessors, it has a built-in iSight camera for video conferencing, and it has a new application called Front Row. Front Row is a program which allows imac owners to use their iMac like a media centre – playing music, photos, videos and DVD’s from the comfort of the sofa, using the iMacs 6 button, iPod-like remote.

As Tom Dunmore of Stuff Magazine says:

Obviously, Front Row will be the perfect way to enjoy music video bought from the iTunes Music Store 6. But is it too much to ask for a TV link? Oh, ok, we’ll be happy with what we’ve got. For now…