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  1. I am getting ready to do my Mac Mini.. wanted to make sure that handbrake worked first as I have it hooked to the TV instead of a a AppleTv.. hopefull the new quicktime allows 5.1 from front row.. I could do it from the DVD player and from Itunes but not quicktime.. ?? which is weird as both use quicktime. I like that my wifes Mac book is much faster.. Iphoto and Iworks apps just seam to run much faster, and I like the face recognition software.. it really speeds up adding meta data to over 7 years worth of pictures.
  2. explanation of 64bit on Snow Leopard http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/913...n_Snow_Leopard_
  3. wow.. let see the PC world article is just wrong.. all of those features were there, and why boot into a 32bit kernel first.. lets see, the first intel macs have a 32bit EFI and while that can boot a 64bit kernel the Driver translations need to be all 64bit, which is not there yet.. but you can boot 64 bit with a keypress at boot time.. something windows can not do. the rest goes on and on about features that were improved (expose has been around since tiger, long before vista was released) so they are written by people with no clue or have never used the system.. sad but let me share this.. Windows 7 is just a service pack to vista.. most of the new features are just changes to what was already there.. I know this because my neighbor is on the windows 7 development team.. they will not advertise this as they feel windows 7 is a curse word.. they even changed all the division names to not have vista in them.. even though until server 2009, NT was still in a lot of division names.. here is my take on Snow Leopard Cost.. cheep $25 at Micro Center I took it home and upgraded my tiger macbook with no issues.. I say again I upgraded my 32bit Tiger system not wipe and reload, put disk in and upgraded.. Windows 7 will not upgrade your XP, its a reload.. Windows 7 will not upgrade Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit... no.. matter of fact you can not upgrade vista 64bit business to windows 7 64bit ultimate after the upgrade I have 7.5gigs more harddrive space than when I started.. (real space not space counted at 1 gig = 1000meg) what I got more disk space back at an upgrade not a wipe.. the system is faster on the new iwork package.. noticeable faster.. must be that new memory structure and new way to do paging.. I can now connect to my works exchange server.. you can do this in windows.. only after you buy office with outlook, as our exchange servers will not connect to outlook express. so all in all well worth the money.. now Vista 64 bit and Windows 7.. sound on my Dell E6500 quits after 30 min.. it says its putting out sound.. but its not.. Dell blames MS, MS blames Intel and Intel shows that the same driver works under Linux 64bit with zero issues.. Vista and windows 7 can not find my USB mouse.. every time I plug one it it says its a browser mouse and loads the wrong driver.. leaving me to fix it.. it only takes two min to fix.. but every time... features Windows dose not have that I got with Snow Leopard Time machine (not in Tiger) Face Recognition in Iphoto More diskspace than I started with (on upgrade) Exchange support (with out Office Windows Gives no corporate exchange support) all well worth the $25.. Hell I spent $45 on Spore.. and what did that give me.. except less time..
  4. Ok I updated my Macbook running Tiger to Snow Leppard.. no issue strait upgrade.. no whip and install just upgrade.. now if only MS would let you upgrade to 64bit not whip and install. its a little faster.. depending on the app some are really fast, other are not at all. but I got back 7.5 gigs of hard drive space.. so far the wireless has stopped dropping out.. will test more..
  5. http://www.420.am/mediawiki/index.php/Free...allingOnDebian5 this should do it.
  6. also for Icons first Google hit http://www.ganato.com/free_icons/free_icons.php
  7. Web 2.0 just means Web as a platform.. from wiki (a web 2.0 ideal) so you have Ruby on rails, wordpress, wikipedia, facebook, which is it you wanted information on?
  8. still have to enter a password.. this is news to let people know that you can install something and it can do bad things.. Word is a perfect example of this.. it keeps locking up my Mac like the great denial of service app it is.. I get tired of the see you can be hacked, you just need to install this app, enter your admin password and we own you.. Duh.... but dumb people do it,, and it keeps me getting paid.. so let them.. its computer natural selection there is no software that can protect you from this.. so the only cure is to teach people how to use the internet...
  9. if anyone is having problems updating or upgrading ubuntu and are getting the error hash mismatch try running this at the command line sudo aptitude update -o Acquire::http::No-Cache=True this seams to force a download of the headers and not time out or use old information. This has been a big problem for me since we are behind a Proxies at work.. good luck
  10. This why Apple did not want to fix this issue.. not all SATA drive for laptops can operate at the higher speed. Also intel chip sets are known for not being backwards compliant.
  11. I'll play with this at work, I have a new desk top, No sli but its 64, I need to load 9.04 and video driver.. I have seen some post.. but I need to put hands on.. even if you never use it it may help others.
  12. are you hibernating the PC.. That is the kinit resume image message.. after you boot does a simple startx work? \
  13. yes, Did not say you did not earn it.. I just don't have money for new systems (I have 3 kids.. and a Motorcycle.. ) Motorcycles are expensive.. at work we have in my lab hp bl460 with dual quad processors and 128 gigs of ram.. (16 per blade center X2) but I don't use them for games. X windows can be tough for advanced graphics.. good luck.. your console screen means something is wrong with the xconfig.. the command I gave you should fix.. it good luck.
  14. wow, I wish I had your money.. but try this sudo nvidia-xconfig --sli=AFR
  15. http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ when the site is back up from maintenance. This will help you fix grub, it is looking for the drive for its mappings. you could use any live cd and lots of command line stuff, but this is easier edit they have been down for a fewdays so here is the freshmeat site hosting the Image http://freshmeat.net/projects/supergrub/
  16. with a file server (depending on what the base OS) anything over a gig will show no real performance increase. if you are using windows as a base.. well that may change but I see no difference in performance for that task in the two processors you propose.. I would get the cheaper one. your network will have a much bigger effect on performance of a file server.. With FreeNAS I have a 350 Pentium and 256 megs of ram. I am not using the ISCSI which would need some ram. I moved it to an AMD 2500 to see if there was a difference.. nope.. bench marks came out the same and real world worked out the same.. the only difference is I could use a modern raid controller on the AMD board, which did speed things up and made me feel better doing a raid 10.
  17. was that not in the big patch just released by apple??
  18. oh.. important part: on multiple platforms, including Linux and Windows so all systems
  19. I am confused.. So Apple, and Linux distributions tell people that there are issues and release patches, and are said to have more security holes based on this number.. so the only thing you need to be secure is to not tell people of the issues, like some companies do. the number of published bugs, shows that they care more about security because they will let you know when they find them, and not hide them to protect their image.
  20. the issues I have found is Windows dose not understand CUPS.. so Apple came out with bonjour . I also found that you must install http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/appl...forwindows.html on the windows machine..
  21. you can turn in Remote Desktop in the Vista and under accessories you Microsoft Remote Desktop.. over the internet I would add a VPN for all connects so you need to work that one out. but If I was administering the system.. I would give here a limited user account. you have to set some permission for MS Remote Desktop to work (Microsoft set permissions and registry keys to keep it from running, but its there and installed.) This is why I do not like MS Vista and Windows 7 strategy.. Sell the same product and make more money.. http://portal.tonychan.org/Default.aspx?ta...amp;EntryID=123
  22. I have to hook mine back up, but if you can set the settings in the dvd player I would assume you do not need the plug in.
  23. get it strait from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ but not until the 5th)
  24. this was a comment on that page that showed that the file did not exists in Leopard. the went to the preferences of DVD player to set it.