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About JimBob

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  1. 10.4.1 to 10.4.4... Possible?

    I think there are a number of all ready patched DVD images floating around now. Using the files I mentioned in the earlier post was a long process of: creating a second HFS+ partiton copying the restore image to it running the patcher mentioned in the earlier post burning the updated image to a blank DVD running the updated install DVD and installing to a third HFS+ partition if you should resort to this, you would need to find those files mentioned, which may or may not be still floating around. There are guides out there for creating HFS+ partitions The patcher mentioned has instructions in it. Best of luck!
  2. Screwed my HDD up x__X

    You'll probably need to be more specific before getting help. Computer specs? HDD/partition info? What program your using to format?
  3. I just tried running the application, and it reported what DLL's were missing. Not sure what the other ways of telling are.
  4. A Threat for Maxxuss?

    Maybe at this point he (he?) would be better off to wait until 10.4.6 hits the street to come back out blasten
  5. Best Software Names

    MacTheRipper was pretty good.
  6. Mac Mini in your car

    It's too bad they didn't win the DARPA Grand Challange, but anyway, from the vehicle specifications, they said: "The foundation of our computing system is a trio of Apple Mac mini computers run- ning custom developed software. We choose the Mac mini for its compact form factor, low energy consumption, and high computing power. Having identical units allowed us to easily swap out and exchange individual units during the development phase. The compact form factor facilitated placement and secure mounting, and has proven reliable in a mobile environment. The computers are connected by ethernet and communicate with each other through a custom developed UDP synchronizing protocol. " This was an amazing "race" that I followed when it was happening. They had a great website tracking all the vehicles progress toward the finish line.
  7. x86 Xbench Results Thread

    I don't understand why about everyone's Random 4k uncached writes is so far below 100. Shouldn't the G5 the 100 score is based on be at 100 for that test too? If so, it's hard to believe Xbench is working right on intel. Would it make a big difference if the partition being tested on is near the begining or end of a hard disk? For example, on a 10,000 RPM SATA Raptor drive, the results show: Disk Test 72.31 Sequential 108.25 Uncached Write 117.42 72.10 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 106.25 60.11 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 99.35 29.07 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 111.63 56.11 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 54.28 Uncached Write 19.82 2.10 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 111.24 35.61 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 125.37 0.89 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 159.55 29.61 MB/sec [256K blocks] Can anyone shed some light on what's going on here? Thanks.
  8. The new Apple iPod Video

    And it was two days early for April Fools.
  9. sata ata fw

    SATA or SATA 2 buses are much faster than IDE. Your hard disk probably isn't as fast as the bus in the former cases though, so I'm not sure how much it matters. Most of my disk tests are more than 100, but there are a couple that really drag it down with a Raptor 10,000 RPM SATA drive: Disk Test 57.60 Sequential 114.32 Uncached Write 123.94 76.10 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 113.36 64.14 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 102.46 29.99 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 119.92 60.27 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 38.50 Uncached Write 17.45 1.85 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 117.82 37.72 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 31.16 0.22 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 166.46 30.89 MB/sec [256K blocks] I don't know why the Random 4K write/read are so much lower than everything else. Anyone else have more knowledge about this?
  10. OS x86 10.4.6

    was there any info on new ATI cards that may be supported, which might have a simular "standard pc" card we could use?
  11. what am i doing wrong?

    Disable SATA in the bios (so it thinks it is an IDE drive). That's one possibility under 10.4.1. Why not start by installing a newer version of OSX?
  12. DDR or SDRAM?

    Check out the hardware forum for more on the best hardware. I don't think memory in itself is the issue as much as the motherboard, processor, etc that the memory is installed with.
  13. Linux Needs...

    I certainly would put my vote in for number two on the list, AutoCAD. Far from everyone needs it, but when you do, there isn't anything comparable on Linux (or the Mac). Many years ago, AutoCAD did run under a few different *nix variants. From what I remember, I thought they had a Mac version for a little while too. With Linux's popularity, I would think Autodesk would consider a Linux version. Due to the very un-mac interface, I doubt it would ever be back on a mac again. Or if it was, it wouldn't gain much of a following. Revit on the Mac would be awesome though, and would probably take a chunk out of the ArchiCAD Mac following. A native MS Office wasn't on the top ten. Can you imagine Micro$oft doing a version for Linux? Just out of spite, I don't think they would ever do it, unless Linux takes over the WORLD!
  14. Has anyone tried out VMware's P2V product on OSX86? It takes a physically installed (native) system and turns it into a virtual one. I'm curious if this would work, as there are times I need to work under a different OS and it would be nice to be able to open OSX.
  15. Building my own iHac, need hardware suggestions

    The 945GNTLKR is a really good board, which is what I picked up with a Pentium D 930, a few gigs of RAM, a 75 gig Raptor drive and a 320 gig SATA II drive. Everything doesn't work great though: with the built-in audio, you need to plug the speakers in to the line-in port. Not that big a deal if your not booting back and forth between windows and OSX all the time. The on-board graphics work great, getting 1280x1024 at 75 Hertz refresh (most only seem to get 60 Hertz refresh). You will need a couple kext from 10.4.3. The RAID0 doesn't work either, but from what I understand, I don't think anyone has been able to get RAID0 working yet. Check out the thread bofors started for a lot of great tips.