Archive for May 5th, 2002

Apple Sucks – I am really pissed off now…

Now I know. They suck. These people just get on my nerves.

Just two weeks after I got the Cube, now I will have to spend the whole day to find on the Net for replacements for its graphics card, because MacOSX 10.2 has a new GL rendering for 2D stuff that requires 32 MB of VRAM. This means, that the standard ATi Rage Pro 128 16 MB AGP 2x, won’t work with this new thing, named “Quartz Extreme”.

And it is so funny, Apple still sells the Classic iMac (which has the same Rage Pro card in it), while the iBooks are in even worse fate, as they have 8 MB of VRAM.

I tried to find second hand or new Mac cards. The only ones that fit on my Cube are the OLDER Radeon cards (now named “Radeon 7000”) or the GeForce2MX ones. No other card can go in the Cube. Problem is, both are not selling anymore. And the second hand ones, are selling for more than $130 USD +postage, which is stupid. The exact same cards in the PC world are selling for $40. The ONLY difference these cards have over the PC ones, is that their ROM is Mac-based.

Stupid Apple and their legacy ROMs. They do that in order to sell more cards in such prices. Technically speaking, normally, there should not have been a single issue why a PC graphics (AGP or PCI) card wouldn’t work on a Mac. Apple has tinkered with some stuff, just to make them a bit out of spec, in order for its users not to be able to purchase everything they want.


With $45 for a 1 minute battery fix, we had the car running. We went to Frys, bought some PS2 games, went to cinema, watched Spider-Man and then had dinner in a restaurant around.

Spiderman was a pretty good movie. Not without its flaws, but possibly a must-see, especially if you like action movies or you happened to read the comics.