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About joshier

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  1. I've got the 2nd generation and the battery has really wasted away now and it is really quite slow. Will it go down in price quick? Could I buy a second hand one? I hope the new one has more ram for more caching of webpages etc. It also has the app switcher which i most want. cheers.
  2. I'm interested in backing up my whole HD to another one so that if my HD goes down, I'll just boot off the other one. Is this possible with Carbon Copy Cloner? If so, it might be a good reason to put it in an FAQ so other users don't end up having to re-do it all. Cheers.
  3. Right, so OSX is fantastic, it's quick and fast. I've managed to install my microsoft drivers for my mouse so it's a bit more like the windows acceleration, I've used DoubleCommand so that my CTRL really is CTRL and a number of other keys. It's all perfect, apart from one thing. When a window isn't in focus, say 'firefox'. Upon clicking a tab within firefox, the window is then highlighted and then you have to click the tab again to actually select it. I've noticed it does this in all applications and I'm curious as to why it does this, and also how I can change it so it's like windows in the way that the window doesn't need exclusive focus to give the user the ability to select a function or button for it to work first time. Nevermind, this forum member pointed out: This is one of those inconsistencies in OS X. It is a legacy of Mac OS 9. There are two types of program in OS X: Cocoa and Carbon. To the end user, it doesn't matter which program is of which type as they generally function the same. Some examples of Cocoa apps are Safari, Mail, iChat, iPhoto, Pages, QuickTime Player 7. Some examples of Carbon apps are the Finder, iTunes, and any complex third party application basically (e.g. Microsoft Word and Photoshop). To find out if an app is Cocoa or Carbon, drag its window to the bottom of the screen as far as it goes, under the dock (if it is in the horizontal position). If it is a Cocoa program, it will pop back up to above the dock, while Carbon programs aren't automatically aware of the dock. The other main difference is the one mentioned in this thread. Cocoa programs perform functions immediately when clicked off-focues, while Carbon programs have to be brought into focus first. You'll find that certain other features of OS X only work with Cocoa apps too. This accounts for the inconsistency. The reason for the discrepancy is simple. Carbon programs are old programs that have been designed for OS 9 and OS X (i.e. Microsoft Word and Photoshop were ported and upgraded without too much headache from OS 9) while Cocoa programs use the new OS X object-orientated system and fully make use of OS X's features. In an ideal world, all apps would be Cocoa but it's a question of hassle. MS Word is a huge program - Microsoft can't be bothered to rewrite it from scratch. Don't scoff too much though - Apple can't either. I've been waiting for a Cocoa Finder from day one. Please make it a priority for Lion Apple, please!
  4. Because this is a vanilla install, you can upgrade to 10.6.2 easily from 10.6. I'd had no troubles at all.
  5. Thanks for your guide, however some people don't already have a specific partition for chameleon (like me) and I don't know where to put it as a result of that.
  6. joshier

    Anyone recommend a nice 24" hackintosh monitor?

    Before I bought my monitor, I done a heavy amount of research and it led me to the Dell 2209WA 22". You may find a similar model, only 24" instead.
  7. Is there anything as good as empire efi?
  8. Which version do I need? Download Empire EFI v.1085 for Intel P55 Chipset and Intel Core i5 and i7 8xx series , Intel Core 2 series , Intel Core series (Contains both EmpireEFI v1.085 and LegacyEmpireEFI v1.085) or Download Empire EFI v1.085 for Intel Atom , Intel Core i7 9xx series , Intel Core 2 series , Intel Core series (contains both Empire EFI v1.085 and LegacyEmpireEFI v1.085) for my Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300? Thanks. edit; ignore me, it has to be "Download Empire EFI v1.085 for Intel Atom , Intel Core i7 9xx series , Intel Core 2 series , Intel Core series (contains both Empire EFI v1.085 and LegacyEmpireEFI v1.085)"
  9. ah, this one? http://prasys.co.cc/2010/01/empire-efi-v-1...-out/#more-2411 looks good. Cheers.
  10. Guides such as: http://prasys.co.cc/2009/08/installing-sno...pard-for-osx86/ & http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=182227 Presume you already have OSX. However is (and I'm taking a guess here) a retail copy of OSX DVD able to boot into the stage of the disc utility for you to make a bootable USB stick? Thanks.
  11. I'm surprised Apple doesn't request Intel to make some kind of digital cryptography to distinguish between the real and fake (mass manufactured chips for ordinary PC's). Xbox 360 seemed to have been able to make it very hard to hack (so hard it's basically pointless). Perhaps Apple doesn't mind too much, otherwise they would be spending more on the protection rather than just some of their budget on the EFI method
  12. So I can purchase a full copy of Snow Leopard from apple website and have the activation key? I'm surprised Apple isn't able to distinguish their hardware from PC hardware, and if they are able to - why aren't they doing it?
  13. I ordered the following which is pretty identical to yours. - Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - Crucial 4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory CL4 2.0V - Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L G41 Socket 775 VGA 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard - Nvidia GeForce 8400GS I can't find it now but another member suggested this guide for the g41m http://lifehacker.com/348653/install-os-x-...acking-required
  14. In a years time that ram will be pretty cheap though. Thanks for the life hacker guide, did you burn it to a dual layer DVD or use a single 4GB one?
  15. For backing up - couldn't you just use old school DOS Ghost? Would back up everything on the HD.