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In Topic: The latest 10.8.2 EULA, different from previous versions...

07 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

licence to virtualise on apple hardware is old news, no?

In Topic: "You shut down your computer because of a problem"

15 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

I've actually been having this problem with my MacBook Pro every restart or shutdown/ boot - I do not use bootcamp on that machine!

Just spent the morning uninstalling various apps that run at startup - istats menu, sophos, bartender but nothing made any differance.

Clearing caches using ML Cache cleaner didn't help either.

Finnaly I manually removed Saved application states for each user and the messages are gone.

Sill have no idea which saved application state was causing the problem - If it occurs again I'll try deleting the saved states one at a time.

Hope this helps.

In Topic: Mountain Lion - OS X Server

11 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

the WHS's primary use is storage and subsequently an smb share. Im using stablebit's drivepool addin which makes for very simple management of the hdd pool.

OS X server is primarily radius authentication for the three airport base stations I have around the house (This is actually a problem with server 10.8 as currently Server.app is only seeing one of the units! - work in progress!). And a VPN gateway for my iPhone and MacBook when I'm away from home.

Plex also runs on the mini (connected HDMI to my TV and available over WAN.) with my media stored on a WHS smb share.
I have Openvpn VM available on the mini via VMWare fusion - which is configured to create a tunnel using any single TCP /UDP port . Very useful to get into my network when I'm behind well locked down firewalls.
And profile manager for network accounts/ device management ... and a couple of afp shares ..
The biggest hurdle I had with OS X server was DNS. but once I've got my head round it it's quite simple and works beautifully.

To compare - it's difficult as I'm not really using them for the same purpose.
Setup wise they where both quite straight forward, although due to compatability setting up a VPN (for eg.) for Mac devices on the WHS was no where near as simple as using OS X server!
Again setting up radius auth' for a non-Apple device using Server 10.7 was possible with Server Admin GUI but sketchy at best. Doing this with Server 10.8 is CL only and I've not tried it yet!

Data transfer speeds over the smb share on the WHS are a little dissapointing. I get an average 60-70MB/s (wired), where I easily achive 90-100MB/s with the OS X server's afp share.
Setting up timemachine to an smb share on WHS was a whole lot of pain but it works.

I've said this before to a few people but I'd love to be able to take all the best bits from WHS and OS X server and create one OS. Dream-ON -_- !


In Topic: Mountain Lion - OS X Server

10 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

had my head buried in other stuff, mainly IP over Ka-band (satellite) and 3/4G bonded links, all very interesting. :P

I wonder how many (home) OS X Server users there are out there.. I'm surprised by the lack of interest here on Insanley. Maybe Apple think toning it down will get more users on board?


In Topic: "You shut down your computer because of a problem"

09 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

Hi FKA, nice to see you again.

Thanks Gringo, you too ! ... I'm just poping in :-)

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