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A simple 'graphical' caculator script for Terminal
Authored by: dal20402 on Mar 13, '06 08:56:32AM

If the calculator takes several seconds to load, something may be broken... well under 1 sec. for me, and my hardware isn't cutting-edge (1.5GHz PB G4, 5400 rpm disk, 1.25 GB RAM).

I like the geek factor of the script but in "real life" it seems like too much effort.



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A simple 'graphical' caculator script for Terminal
Authored by: vonleigh on Mar 14, '06 02:10:49AM

You have the last or next to last revision of the PB G4 with over a gig of ram, that's a very decent rig (a year old or less). If you can change machines every year, yes you are in fact the cutting edge. There are many G3 iMacs, iBooks and even older PowerBooks (think pre-titanium) still in use.

These machines can be coerced into running Tiger (some not officially, only up to Panther), to be used for email/web/music/dvd/word processing.

Ya it's slow (by our standards), but it works, it's solid, and chances are the hardware is free or close to it.

vonleigh



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A simple 'graphical' caculator script for Terminal
Authored by: dave1212 on Mar 14, '06 05:59:11PM

Dual 450, 2 GB RAM, 10.4.4 Calculator is near-instant (I launch it with a key command set through Butler)

Nice to have options, and always nice to see someone contributing their code for us code n00bs.



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