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  1. Here's my quick review of Snow Leopard. (MacPro 3GHzx4 4G RAM) Noticeably faster response in applications and load times. Very stable for a release this early. But about the Exchange support... don't get carried away. It isn't MAPI. It uses Exchange web services, and requires Exchange 2007. If you select Exchange 2003, it still uses IMAP. I don't have a 2007 server to test it on, and I won't anytime soon. There are some open source projects out there working on a reverse engineering of MAPI. I would strongly prefer the use of that interface.
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    Mac Veterans: PowerPC Pride!

    You don't even have an iota of a fraction of an idea what the hell you are talking about. There is really close to nothing you can categorically say about "Intel chips" over the last 30 years except that some of them use some of the same instructions in 16-bit mode. The way they process has been changed again and again and again and again. There is no basis for your claim that a certain CPU manufacturer uses more or less memory than another. Even if, say, the G4 chip was more efficient than the Pentium III, that doesn't mean anything about the relationship between Core 2 and G3 or PPC 801 and the 80386dx. Nonsense. You're just mad that you overpaid for a G5 that's going obsolete faster than you think is reasonable. The first line says it all.
  3. I sympathize with that. I learned to program basic and 6502 assembly, and only recently became comfortable with OOP. When you're used to running through every scenario and controlling it, it's hard to let go. The reality is, most programs don't have much "real" code, they are just repeating everything over and over again. Cocoa pretty much frees you from that need. It's not the Objective C language, it's the libraries, btw. It lets you focus on the algorithms that really are your program instead of worrying about other stuff. Of course, if you so desire, you can go back and change that underlying code and make it work. I think Objective C is a great language, and I routinely use it on Linux as well, in gcc. Having said that, I think these whole "what language is best" fights are silly. It's a personal choice, and it's a case-by-case choice.
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    Cocoa Tutorial

    Would you mind taking a stab at updating this for xcode 3.0? I'm fairly good with Cocoa, but I can't seem to get Interface Builder 3.0 to generate the source for my classes. I assume it instantiates when you drag one from the library over to your app window, but the generating source code step, I'm just not finding it. The docs seem to imply that it should do it automatically (that would be nice) but it's not on mine, 9a559. Also, there is "Write Source Files..." but that makes files that are broken, and if you fix them, don't seem to operate. I know it's some small simple thing I'm probably missing that Apple has made "easier." Any ideas?
  5. On my install (VMWare Server 1.0.3, FreeBSD, 512MB, 20G virtual drive, 1 net adapter, JaS 10.4.8 Intel, 1 CPU) running on a Core Duo centrino HP Pavillion dv8000 notebook running Vista32, Tiger has not detected any ethernet device unless I specify e1000. I seemed to have bridged networking at one point, but I'm not sure that it was also letting the host share. I have never been able to get NAT to work, nor have I been able to change the NAT settings... the "OK" button is always greyed out, regardless of whether a VM is running or even loaded.