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PookyMacMan

PookyMacMan

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#2059300 Apple announced its first smartwatch called...

Posted by PookyMacMan on 10 September 2014 - 02:05 AM

My humble opinion: it's the classiest looking smart watch available, to me it seems to be a far superior design to the Galaxy Gear and the LG whatever-its-called. It's the only smart watch I'd be willing to buy, since it looks like a nice watch and not a geeky gimmick, despite being an Android fan.

#2043534 Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition

Posted by PookyMacMan on 23 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

But of course, remember that it is a DP build so it will be more prone to instability. So if 100% reliability is a priority I would wait until Yosemite is released. Otherwise go for it.

#2023139 The OSx86 Community - Past, Present and Future

Posted by PookyMacMan on 29 May 2014 - 07:13 PM

Also I think that the hackintosh community is simply not big enough so that Apple will bother with it, and imho will never grow over a certain amount, bc it is - at least guessing from my own experience - still way harder to get a perfect hack running, than just buying a mac. Not too hard to make OS X boot up somehow, that's right - but then the devil is in the details, and to get to the point where DSDT editing "is like making coffee" - well imho there is quite a learning curve to master first in order to get to this point. And I think a lot of the typical Apple target audience simply does not ever want to bother with such things. Therefore I would be REALLY curious how many OS X users are running a hack vs a real mac. But I would really wonder if that were more than, let's say 2-3%.It's not big enough nor a real threat. Installing OS X breaks the EULA, which is not legally enforceable in all countries. And even in those countries where one could be prosecuted, it is a "mere"...

#2022024 Ubuntu

Posted by PookyMacMan on 24 May 2014 - 10:50 PM

I'm going to briefly "abuse" my power as global mod to give a personal shout-out to Alessandro17. Please pardon me this one time. :P It's not a laugh, but, oh well. Alessandro, as for me, I think you have been a very good administrator, at least all the time I've been here. When I first joined InsanelyMac almost 3 years ago, I remember being very impressed by the way you handled certain topics with troublemakers. I can't remember any off the top of my head, but I saw a couple of them. And I also loved your avatar. :D Then I remember the first time you had to confront me on something. For those who don't know, I had created two different topics of my Snow Leopard guide, one in the Genius Bar and one in the SL forums. So Alessandro had to shut one of them down and direct everyone over to my other thread. But I panicked, I thought for sure I would be severely punished or something. So I PM'ed Alessandro, and he firmly and kindly helped me to understand. I can never forget tha...

#2020762 macbook mid 2010

Posted by PookyMacMan on 19 May 2014 - 06:34 PM

Something else: if the HDD doesn't have a system on it and you don't have any other drives plugged in, the boot menu won't show up with the Option key. It will only work if there is a bootable system somewhere. The only key combination that should work without any OS on the machine is the T key for target disk mode. Have you tried that?

#2020498 The OSx86 Community - Past, Present and Future

Posted by PookyMacMan on 18 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

I tried to sell my old laptop on EBay and I listed it as being dual-boot Win7 and OS X. That's the issue. The reason Apple cared is because you're selling the machine. That's why Apple shut down Psystar. If you make a machine and put OS X on it, Apple won't throw a fit, but if you make money off of an unauthorized machine then Apple does something about it.

#2007498 How to change from MBR to GUID?

Posted by PookyMacMan on 25 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

Try downloading a tool called GParted. It is a Linux Live CD. Burn it (or put it on a USB drive) and boot from it. You should be able to format your drive as HFS+. Then, boot into the installer, open Disk Utility, select your HFS+ partition, and click the Enable Journaling button in the toolbar. You should then be good to go.

#2006770 How to change from MBR to GUID?

Posted by PookyMacMan on 23 March 2014 - 02:20 AM

What exactly are you doing?

#1966861 Apple's new OS is EVIL!

Posted by PookyMacMan on 12 November 2013 - 03:55 AM

I installed OS X Mavericks right after it came out, but... It was a horrible mistake. It is the most dangerous operating system on the face of the earth. It will wreak havoc on all humans, destroying us all!! Time to call in the forces of good to fight back on the desktop!  The MAVERICK HUNTERS!!! Couldn't resist. ;) Retro gamer here.

#1936232 MOUNTAIN LION WON'T BOOT AFTER INSTALLATION

Posted by PookyMacMan on 02 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Have you tried booting into safe mode (-x at the boot prompt)?

#1932838 MacOS X vs Linux

Posted by PookyMacMan on 17 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

As already said, you can do the same thing in all OSes, but not the same easy straightforward way. In my opinion, Windows has much more software to choose from, so why limit oneself with a few software for MacOS or Linux? Moreover, most MacOS or Linux applications have a PC port, so just use the Windows version if you want something specific. Any piece of hardware has a driver for at least Windows XP, but in MacOS or Linux you may have to rely on third-party drivers, or not work at all. If it does work it may not have all the features you paid for, only basic functionality and certaintly I don't like that, even if I hardly use all the features, I grade compatibility too much to compromise, this reason alone hinders me making MacOS or Linux my primary OS. That's why Apple should allow Mac clones (Hackintoses) as IBM allowed PC clones in the past...I believe that there is no 100% foolproof secure OS. In any OS, having an up-to-date antivirus AND be careful what you click, you shouldn...

#1931675 MacOS X vs Linux

Posted by PookyMacMan on 12 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

Ease of use: MacOS X is the winner!  :) Hardware compatibility: unfortunatelly, Linux is far ahead MacOS X, since Apple doens't support non-Apple PCs... :rolleyes: Software compatibility: MacOS X has vary good software support, hard to tell  -_-Ease of use: I agree personally, but that could be biased since I have used Macs all my life (not OS X mind you, I/my family used classic Mac OS exclusively until 2007) Hardware compatibility: That depends - Linux supports a wider range of hardware, but that doesn't necessarily mean it drives the hardware better (bugs etc.). Every Apple-developed driver is extremely reliable without a single fault (that I've seen or experienced). Many 3rd party drivers are the same, provided they are used with the OS they were designed for, and even then in many cases it still works. But that is beside the point: Linux drivers are not as easily guaranteed. While I am sure that there are many incredibly stable drivers for Linux, there...

#1902000 Software Piracy

Posted by PookyMacMan on 29 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

And this then goes on for everything. Is an Album with 12 tracks but only 3 are any good really worth the asking price? Are any of Apple's devices "really" worth their asking price? If they were, would there be a purpose for Hackintosh's? If an album only has 3 good songs. that's the beauty of digital distribution because you can buy just the 3 songs and not the entire album. "Worth" is completely subjective. WhatTheTech and 3.14r2 (and many others) believe that Photoshop is worth the $700, many do not as well and thus go beyond the bounds of the law (in most countries) to obtain it. But for professionals, they are willing to spend the money on it, because they need it. For the casual user, I don't know that I'd recommend getting Photoshop because of the price (unless, of course, you're a college student; my sis got Photoshop CS5 from Arizona State for $80), and that's why we have GIMP. Another program: Finale, music notation s...

#1901780 Well, I got an iMac.

Posted by PookyMacMan on 28 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

Actually I just got a new computer myself, a Late 2008 MacBook Pro 15". :) It was in perfect operating condition and has only a couple minor scratches/dings that don't marr the appearance. Paid $800 for it. :) And I got an 8GB RAM upgrade, and I had a 640GB HDD in my old MacBook, so this new one is purring along nicely (pardon the pun) :D One of the things I like about this model is that it's unibody, but it still has the ExpressCard slot. I don't have any ExpressCards yet, but I have no use for an SD port, and I like having expandability. Congrats on the iMac!

#1884884 Install Snow Leopard on ANY PC for ANYBODY! Includes Windows dual-boot.

Posted by PookyMacMan on 31 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

@verdant Interesting...the ModCD by default boots into 32-bit, but I'm not so sure about where the NForce kext came from. @doomyxx You don't need to worry about the kext installation, since it's on the ModCD I will recompile the ModCD with the proper kext for you. :) BTW, thanks verdant for your input on these NForce chipsets! :D

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