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Sotirios Papakonstantinou

Sotirios Papakonstantinou

Member Since 18 May 2008
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#1928519 MacOS X vs Linux

Posted by Sotirios Papakonstantinou on 27 June 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hello! I have a friend studying Computer Networks and he recently asked me to download and install Ubuntu Linux, since he will be using it in college. I had already downloaded the ISO, so I decided to try it myself and I installed it on a spare disk. I had a very bad previous Unix experience while working for my Thesis (2000-2001), but Ubuntu is supposed to be a lot easier. Yes it is easier than classic Unix, but it has a very long distance to go to even come close to the ease of use of MacOS X! If one is lucky enough to find the application he needs in Software Center, or at least in a site as a DEB format package, then (in theory) he opens it and it is installed automatically. Sometimes even than is not enough since it has to be installed using the terminal. If it is not in DEB format, then things can get annoyingly difficult for the average user. If Ubuntu is supposedly the easiest Linux distro, imagine how hard is to use the other distros! I don't know about you, but I...

#1926502 MacOS X vs Linux

Posted by Sotirios Papakonstantinou on 21 June 2013 - 07:28 PM

Γεια σας, πρόσφατα ένας φίλος που σπουδάζει Δίκτυα Υπολογιστών μου ζήτησε να του κατεβάσω και να εγκαταστήσω τα Ubuntu γιατί θα τα χρειαστεί για τη σχολή του. Μιας και τα είχα κατεβάσει, είπα να τα εγκαταστήσω σε έναν δίσκο να ρίξω μια ματιά. Καμμία σχέση σε ευκολία χρήσης με το MacOS! Αν είναι κάποιος τυχερός και υπάρχει πακέτο DEB με το  driver ή την εφαρμογή που τον ενδιαφέρει, έχει καλώς, αλλίως μπλέκεις με το τερματικό για ψίλου πήδημα! Και αν η Ubuntu υποτίθεται ότι είναι η πιο εύκολη διανομή, φανταστείτε πόσο πιο δύσκολές είναι οι άλλες! Στο MacOS βρίσκεις το πακέτο DMG το κατεβάζεις, το κάνεις διπλό κλικ να εγκατασταθεί και καθάρισες! Δυστυχώς επειδή το Linux είναι ελεύθερο λογισμικό και ασχολούνται περισσότεροι μαζί του, βρίσκεις πιο εύκολα drivers για τις συσκευές σου. Αν όμως είναι να σου βγει ο Χριστός για να τους εγκαταστήσεις, να το βράσω! Εγώ για παράδειγμα κατέβασα το OpenOffice για μεγαλύτερη συμβατότητα με αρχεία MS Office. Παρ' όλο που απεγκατέστησα το L...

#1925103 Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

Posted by Sotirios Papakonstantinou on 17 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

I just wanted to share this tidbit of news with my friends from both boards. It seems that it was very wrong of me to recommend to a fellow member in a post that he try Nawcom's version of OSInstall.mpkg in order to install Lion on an MBR partition. In fact, it appears that it was very wrong of me to even acknowledge that OS X can be installed on an MBR partition. I was bad, very bad. And now, I have paid the price. Hopefully, I will still see some of my Tonymac friends here. Banned.pngThis reminds me of the tip every Essay Professor gives to their students: Never write on your essay what they don't like to read, or they will fail you! This is especially true when sitting for the Panhellenic General Examinations (that ones that pass one on University or fail him/her). For example, TV is supposed to steal your precious time and gives you the wrong standards. Dare to write that TV is helpful and you are toast! No matter how good you prove your point, it is against the "general belie...

#1924189 Installing Windows 8 EFI on Mac Pro

Posted by Sotirios Papakonstantinou on 14 June 2013 - 09:42 PM

This happens because Windows 8 setup cannot detect the hard disk. I have seen this behaviour in Windows 7, Windows 8 and MiniPE (live CD with Windows XP and many tools for disaster recovery etc). Do you need to create RAID? If not, separate the disks and set them in AHCI or IDE mode (not sure how to do it in a Mac, since I'm not familiar with them, Google it). If you do want RAID, set the disks into AHCI or IDE, so Windows 8 installer can proceed and create the RAID within Windows installer before continuing with setup. You should go to the second installation option (Custom for advanced users) and at the hard disks click on Advanced to see all options. Surely there is an option to create RAID. After you set the disks to RAID 0 (stripe = make a single disk with double capacity and speed) ot RAID 1 (mirror, copy one disk on the other for backup), then proceed with setup. No need to create any partitions, Windows setup will create them for you, unless you want to keep space for i...
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