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  1. Aurora

    Dual Xeon vs Quadcore?

    As far as I know, dual-socket motherboards for the Core i7 don't exist, and Nehalem-based Xeons aren't due out until later this year. Regarding current Xeons, it's really up to you. If you immediately see a need for massively parallel computing like running Photoshop, Maya, and various other apps simultaneously, then yes, dual processors would be your choice. What I did with my dual Xeon box is bought a dual-socket motherboard, filled it with a ton of ram, but only put one quad-core processor in it. I've run virtual machines and numerous services (Apache, FTP, NFS, CIFS, MySQL, etc.), but have yet to see all four cores constantly at even %70 usage. Maybe sometime in the future I will need a second processor, and the option to put another in is open to me. Granted, for rendering and such this may not apply, but starting with just one processor and adding another if you see fit isn't a bad idea.
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    SOLVED! Oriental Translation SOLVED!

    You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who can. It's Chinese cursive, which besides needing to be able to understand Hanzi (normal characters), you also need to be able to read cursive, another task in itself.
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    hydra GTK on tiger

    I'd hazard that Xcode was not installed with UNIX Development Support. Not to mention the latest version of Xcode is 3.1.2, go get a free registration and download it at the ADC site on the Developer Tools page.
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    VMWare isn't doing the NTFS writing itself, it's only using Windows' native ability to do so. When you drag a file from Mac OS X to the Windows VM, Windows behaves as if it's simply copying from a normal origin to its own disk. It's similar to copying files over a network from a Mac to a Windows PC, where neither needs to understand the other's file system. If you need Mac OS X to write to NTFS, do as kytzu suggested and install MacFUSE and subsequently NTFS-3G. Hope this helps.
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    Change icons

    The folder is located at /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources. The icons themselves begin with the prefix com.apple.* and end in *.icns. Hope this helps.
  6. Note that I posted this some time ago, never could get it to work.
  7. Ah, Ubuntu is reading the HFS+ permissions correctly and disallowing access to private folders. The only way you can get around this is to login as root, or if you're comfortable using the terminal, try the command I listed above. 'rsync' will sync the contents of the first folder to the second, permissions and all.
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    Daisy chaining

    Not quite sure, but the RMA rates for TB drives are higher than lower capacity disks.
  9. Are you manually mounting the drive or is Ubuntu automounting it? If you're looking for a quick fix, just use a terminal and 'sudo rsync -av /path/to/macdrive /wherever/you\'d/like'.
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    Need program to convert

    A little more information would be helpful, such as what file system you're currently using, which one you need to use, and how much of your 300 GB is used.
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    Best torrent software to use with Ubuntu

    Agreed. Transmission is hands down my favorite non-Windows torrent software. I have mine set up to monitor a CIFS-shared directory for .torrent files and queue new ones up new ones whenever I drop them in.
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    Daisy chaining

    To answer your first question, when devices are linked via FireWire they appear as separate devices to the host computer. To 'pool' your drives to be used singularly would require either a RAID setup or a rather sophisticated filesystem, e.g. ZFS (<3). As for the size difference, for slightly better stability and shorter access times, go with the 750, unless you really need the extra 235 GB.
  13. There're a few ways to do this. Probably the easiest is to set up your wireless interface to accept ad-hoc connections, and then in 'Network Connections' create a bridge between that and your Ethernet interface. That will allow anyone else to connect to you, but as you say they need internet access, so you'll also need a DHCP server. I've used Tiny DHCP for this purpose before and it worked out well, however, I've never had more than one or two clients connected simultaneously. Good luck with this.
  14. There's nothing terribly sketchy about the current ntfs-3g driver in Mac OS X (via MacFUSE) or in the major Linux distributions, that is, it's been reading and writing without issues for a while now. If your plan is to eventually install Linux, set aside some space on your drive(s) for it, but considering there is stable read/write support for NTFS, a "go-between" drive isn't really necessary anymore. Note, I don't really know what drivers iATKOS uses for NTFS support, I've only used the combo I suggested above.