10 July 2006, The combination of Mac hardware and software has been exceptionally consistent over the years,providing an ease of use that Mac users have enjoyed. With a Windows emulator such as Virtual PC, Macs can also runWindows and DOS applications. Since the mid 1980s, it has been essentially a Mac vs. PC world for personalcomputers, with Linux-based PCs gaining ground after the millennium.Mac mini: -The more recently announced Apple’s Mac mini has been turning some heads, even in the PC world. If the iMac G5 isbasically a 1U server attached to a monitor, the Mac mini is basically a reorganized laptop without a monitor The Macmini is especially relevant to this article because a lot of the discussions about performance with regards to Apple’sPowerBook will apply directly to the Mac mini, as the two platforms are very similarly configured.OS X Tiger: -The more I read about OS X Tiger, the more interested I become. The two main features that draw me to the update areApple’s system-wide, fully indexed search engine, called Spotlight, as well as the fact that in Tiger, every single pixel onthe screen will actually be rendered by the graphics card. For the most part, in OS X Panther, all of the rendering work isdone by the CPU, with some GPU accelerated compositing occurring. In Tiger, everything is done through the pixelpipelines of your GPU, increasing the dependency on a graphics card with fast memory access, as well as increasing theflexibility of some of the effects that you’re able to do in the OS itself.Given Tiger’s reliance on very high GPU performance, I would almost expect Apple to celebrate its release with a newG5 platform – with PCI Express graphics. That may be a bit of wishful thinking.New features included by appleThere are new RAW adjustment controls in the Adjustments Inspector and Adjustments HUD that improves the qualityof RAW decodes via custom tuning of parameters. Most noticeably, you can control contrast (using the new Boost tool)and sharpness, as well as color noise reduction from the RAW decoder.Apple gave us a new Color Meter tool that quickly and easily samples any area of an image for RGB, CMYK, or LABcolor values. You can use this as a stand-alone tool or as part of Aperture’s Loupe tool. Photoshop users who like tosample specific color ranges will feel right at home in Aperture due to this new tool.For those who never felt comfortable with Aperture’s printing parameters, the new version has updated image resolutioncontrols. You can specify output resolution in dots per inch (dpi) when exporting images or sending images to an externaleditor and Aperture 1.1 has increased the maximum size of images displayed in the Browser. You can resize the displayof images in the Browser up to a maximum of 512 pixels in height or width.There is an attractive feature included by apple that is Universal Compatibility that means Aperture 1.1 runs natively onboth Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers. I tested it on both an Apple G5 Dual Core PowerMac withfour gigs of RAM and a new Mac Book Pro 2GHz model with two gigs of RAM. I’ve seen Aperture run on aPowerBook, and there’s no denying that it runs much quicker on the Mac Book Pro. I’ve seen Aperture run on aPowerBook, and there’s no denying that it runs much quicker on the Mac Book Pro.The internet is the best place to buy cheap computer parts. Due to increase in demand for many parts in many suppliersfind it profitable to sell their products online. The online dealers have their websites, which offer information on the varioustypes of computer parts available for purchase.Go to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external), they have one of the most extensiveinventory of Digital Video products, Mac Computers & Parts and Pro Audio& Video Equipment, all available at warehouse prices, all of them almost always ready for rapid delivery to youShopping DV Warehouse means ? Total customer satisfaction. They view every customer as a customer for life. Theywork hard to make sure your experience is the easiest, most pleasurable shopping experience possible.Author: Harry JohnsonFor Listing visit http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) (Best Online Computer Store) .Just login to http://www.Macmart.com(link is external) for all kinds of Used Mac Part. Themarketplace for purchasing quality used Macs. Sellamac.com The easiest &fastest way to sell your used Macs .