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  1. Somewhere I have an old Apple IIc and two old Mac LCII's that I haven't played with.

     

    I do have my family's first computer though, a Mac Plus from 1986 now upgraded from the original 1MB to 4MB, and including the old school gigantic 20MB hard drive underneath and the Imagewriter II. I recently cleaned them out, and it still boots faster than most of my PCs! gotta love all the old games on the 8" B&W screen :happymac:;-)


  2. I voted for "Windows is more like OS X than Linux"

     

    Perhaps I can explain why, though it was a hard choice and I could see how one could agree with any of those statements.

     

    I believe that Linux, though relatively new itself, carries on the stability, complexity, and level of control of the OS that was born in UNIX-type systems and their predecessors. The many front end user interfaces available for different Linux variants are all wonderful and different, though all based on the original fundamental mouse and window concept created by those at Xerox research labs or whatever, and then developed and made accessible to the masses by Apple and the Mac...

     

    Windows, though great because it is economically and strategically easy to implement, or perhaps just came around at the right time and has stolen a huge market share- has obvious faults in lack of stability and lack of simplicity and intuitive flow... It is also based on that same mouse and window concept, and merely took a great idea made popular by Apple and 'supersized' it, making it cheaply and widely available to everyone and their brother. Microsoft continues to attempt to catch up to the stability, ease of use, and simplicity yet available complexity of UNIX-family OS's, like BSD, Linux, Free-BSD, etc, and now Darwin, and hence OS X. Vista is simply an example of this - while Apple continues to evolve into something better (ie 10.5.x.x and beyond), Microsoft struggles to create something as amazing as 10.1.x.x yet still make it as cheap and widely implemented as possible (with the obvious faults therein).

     

    So, in my logic (or attempt at such) Windows is more like OS X than Linux because Windows is constantly attempting to keep pace with the great qualities of OS X, and is less like Linux, with it's complexities and 'niche' market, etc.

     

    I dunno, that is my take on this Hagar. I hope it makes sense, although written at 5am in a fit of insomnia. Anyone please feel free to edit, complicate, simplify, compound, or evolve on my attempts at logic. I'm just glad to be an observer (and try to be part of) the amazing evolution of Operating Systems over the last 20 years of my computer-consciousness.

     

    On a related side note, I have decided to sell my Frankenstein XP/10.4.3 Pentium 4 machine for whatever I can get, and use the proceeds and (hopefully) my tax return funds to purchase a Macbook. All advice or guidance on this will be helpful (though not in this thread)

     

    Hagar, I have missed interacting with you. Recently I have been thinking of a year ago, and all that I have learned from you and others on the IRC channels and forum... Not only about technological advances, but also about life and how to live it. Thanks for making me (try to) think logically tonight, I needed that again.

     

    Have I mentioned lately how much I love this forum and everything related to it? :angry::D:pyth:


  3. simple answer. One word searches work fine. Make the Boolean searches (and searching for a "phrase in quotes") work better. Something more like Google. Currently the results from an on site search using boolean search terms are confusing at best, and erroneous and useless otherwise. I have suggested using an in page google site search before, but there are obvious drawbacks there as well. Most notably, results would only be from the latest googlebot cache. So I don't know the solution, but that is what I think needs to be fixed... :2cents::dev:


  4. Or the easy option, is to just set your OS X install to the GMT timezone, and turn off it's auto-update.

    Then everything will work fine, and Windows can still sync the time. :(


  5. I have the same problems on my T30 trying to use 10.4.3 8F1111A

    I had to intall native, but through vmware. When I'm using it, most things seem normal (though a few preference panes crash on opening) but I also get random crashes, usually within 5-10 minutes of boot. I haven't noticed any patterns with the crashes. I've pretty much given up on the T30, but I would love to find a solution! :dev:


  6. WOW!

    Well I'm flattered and surprised! Thank you Mash, all the staff, and every one of the over 26,000 forum members. I will definitely make good use of Mashugly's iPod. I'm proud to be a part of the community here at OSx86Project. I look forward to even more great things that we can all do, working together. If you see me posting less on the forums lately, it's because I've been spending a lot of time on our great IRC channel. #OSx86 on irc.macspeak.net --> drop by and check it out if you haven't already. ;)


  7. no offense jbjonas, but did u get permission from the original artists to release those icons, i dont want to sound like an a** but, ive release artwork where someone would change something and re-release as if it was theyre own without crediting me. Like i said im just wondering. ;)

    spclffred, I agree with you, and this was already pointed out by Ralleria... Unfortunately I have gotten no response from my email to the original creator. So as he has chosen not to reply, I have decided for now, to leave my earlier work up for others to use, but I will not continue to revise, or make more icons based on the same set. :D So as to the suggestions for changes, I appreciate them all, but I won't be continuing work on this unless I hear from the original creator. I will re-send my original email to him, however, and thanks for the reminder spclffred. ^_^


  8. I think this is probably an homage by the creators of the ScanJet, to earlier such hacks...

    In 1961, the 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompanyment was programmed by Max Mathews. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    see this link about it on the wiki

     

    There was another such hack, making a dot matrix printer to sing (I think it was on a DEC PDP-1 in the 70's). I can't seem to find it, but I will add it here if I do...

    :)


  9. If you don't know what you are doing in XP recovery console, you can use the install disc to do a repair install of the existing system. This will keep all your data, and installed software, but it will reset all the XP settings back to default, including the theme and any settings you changed... To do this, boot the XP install disc, and continue, like to do a normal install, but when it searches for existing installs, it will ask if you want to repair the one that is already there.

     

    To fix the OS X side of things, I would boot to your OS X hard drive using the DVD, then go to system preferences>>startup disk, and choose the OS X disk. I believe this will repair the bootloader on that disk, as well as make it active. At boot, you can then hit F8 to choose from the Windows install or the OS X one (from the darwin bootloader).

     

    Good luck :whistle:

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