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    Apple, leave my ebay acount alone!

    Haha, you were selling a laptop with a pirated copy of Mac OS X on it, installed against the EULA, and you want to know why you got suspended? LOL!
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    Darn you, I wanted to be the first to say that!
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    Apple announces the iPhone 3G S

    Yeah, I'll be upgrading. I skipped the 3G and kept my 2G because a slightly faster network wasn't good enough reason for me to spend $300. The 3GS offers a big bump in speed over the 2G, so I'll be upgrading, and I can also do it for cheap, since my AT&T contract is eligible for an upgrade.
  4. http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/ap...98033?artc_pg=3 Sorry folks, it's the end. First we have Finder in Cocoa, now huge reductions in disk space usage: This can only mean one thing: legacy PPC stuff is gone. I know we have a lot of people here who pirate the developer builds, anyone here want to confirm?
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    ›› Voodoo XNU Kernel is now Released

    Question here: Is it safe to install this kernel (using the DMG installed) to a second hard disk from my primary OS? I've got a working 10.5.4 setup now, but I'm going to set up 10.5.5 on a second hard disk by installing a retail DVD, booting from my currently working hard disk. Once I do that, can I also install this kernel on the second hard disk from my working setup?
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    12" Mac Tablet from Tech Crunch almost here!

    Linux sucks at all things touchscreen/tablet. Can't wait to see how crappy this product is.
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    iWork '09 trojan beware!

    *sigh* An exploit that requires you to grant it root access is NOT an exploit.
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    Apple is DOOOOOMED without netbooks

    Netbooks suck. Want a computer? Buy a real ultraportable by Lenovo/Sony. Want an internet gadget? Buy an iPhone. There, I said it!
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    All signs point to no PPC in 10.6

    I could bring loads of PPC vs x86 benchmarks out that prove my point, but I won't, since PPC is officially dead as of Snow Leoaprd build 10a222. I was right, now get over it.
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    All signs point to no PPC in 10.6

    They could if they wanted to. But they don't want to, and won't, because doing so literally doubles their workload, and only benefits the extremely small group of PPC holdouts. Once you pick an architecture and say "screw the rest," then you can perform CPU-specific Assembly Code optimizations. The performance gains for doing so are huge. Keeping the dead PPC architecture around prevents them from optimizing for one specific architecture.
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    All signs point to no PPC in 10.6

    Sigh...here we go again. At the highest theoretical level, yes, in the same way Vista is TECHNICALLY superior to XP. For all practical purposes, PPC almost always performed slower than an equivalent Intel/AMD CPU.
  12. My current setup is 100% vanilla. Chameleon, EFI strings, AppleSMBIOS EFI enabler, all that fun stuff. It's a pain in the ass to setup and I really don't think it's any better than the JaS setup I was using before. The recent release of the Voodoo XNU kernel has me considering going back to a Hackintosh that is *mostly* vanilla, with the exception of some things that are painful to set up. I trust the XNU kernel because it's open source, which is also why I moved away from Netkas PC_EFI (who I still suspect was hiding fishy stuff behind closed source code). So I'm thinking maybe I'll do an iDeneb 10.5.5, XNU kernel, some EFI strings, and just enough modified kexts to make my life easy. Good idea? Bad idea? What should I run vanilla/modified?
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    All signs point to no PPC in 10.6

    Yeah, I know, all half-dozen of them!
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    Google releases Picasa for Mac

    Eh? People use iPhoto/Picasa for simplicity. If I want functionality, I load up Adobe Photoshop.
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    All signs point to no PPC in 10.6

    Fixed that for you.
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    Linux drivers compiled in OSX

    No. Mac OS X -> Darwin -> FreeBSD Just because systems are Unix-like and use ls/grep/pwd, doesn't mean they are cross-compatible. Mac OS X is in the vein of true Unix systems along with Solaris/AIX/HP-UX/FreeBSD (to a lesser extent). Linux is based very loosely on these, and can hardly be considered a Unix system. It'd be much easier to port FreeBSD drivers to Mac OS X, but even then it's still a huge endeavor. Now, that being said, Mac OS X has a full set of APIs, and Atheros' drivers are completely open source, so everything you need is there, and you're more than welcome to get writing the drivers!
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    Google releases Picasa for Mac

    Picasa = PC's iPhoto wannabe Why would I use it on a Mac when I can just use the real iPhoto?
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    Msi Breaks out the photocopiers

    Will that totally nonstandard resolution and aspect ratio be any problem for OSX86?
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    openSUSE 11.1 is out!

    Finally, I beat A17 to a SUSE announcement. Supposedly the KDE version includes many backported UI fixes from KDE 4.2. In particular, file-dumping-ground mode for your desktop is included. Get you some here: http://software.opensuse.org/
  20. I think the cost to upgrade your music is fair. You aren't paying $0.30 to simply get the keys to your music. You get to redownload an unprotected version at double the bitrate. Let's see what that would cost: 75 million tracks * 3 minutes/song (average) * 256bps ~= 400 TERABYTES You can't expect Apple to cover the cost of all that bandwidth. Granted, probably only half their customers will upgrade, but that's still 200TB of bandwidth someone has to pay for.
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    All signs point to no PPC in 10.6

    There were still people decrying the obvious because many apps still had PPC code intact. With the apparent removal of this code, it seems more certain than ever that 10.6 will be Intel only.
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    Best torrent software to use with Ubuntu

    I prefer Transmission on any UNIX-based system.
  23. You completely missed the point: love them or hate them, Psystar still contributes back to this community, and has done more good than the "harm" they are accused of causing. I'll also point out that you are completely wrong on the PC_EFI license: Netkas didn't even HAVE a license for PC_EFI until after Psystar started using it, after which he created a license and tried to retroactively accuse them of breaking it. In fact, if anyone was wrong there, it was Netkas; you cannot change the license on something already out there. I can't give you a few buck but then tell you that you owe me your firstborn, after you've already spent it.
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    Can I fix my BIOS without using a hotswap?

    On older ASUS boards, you could put a BIOS image on a floppy disk and if you turned on the power while holding F1, it would grab the image from the floppy and flash. See if Gigabyte boards have that?
  25. Like the title says, which of all the current Netbooks plays nicest with OSX86? I'd like something in the lower end of the price spectrum, so that kind of discounts the $500 Dell and HP systems.