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  1. Slow External Hard Drive

    I've had bad experiences with the quality of external hard drives, no matter which manufacturer made them. Since you just bought this, you may not want to hear this, but my advice is to get a hard disk dock and buy only Caviar Blacks to use with them. Even Western Digital uses the less reliable Caviar Green in their external hard disks. One of the ways the Caviar Green saves energy is by having a lower spin speed. This means that they use can use cheaper bearing and motor parts for the hard disk.
  2. New Macbook Pro Line

    By the time i7 makes its way to MacBook Pros, the processor will likely be obsolete. I guess that's just how Apple does things to increase profit and give Steve sufficient time to obsess on 'new' builds.
  3. Giving up on OSx86 and OS X

    I'm not giving up on OS X. I just busted my netbook (don't ask how). My next desktop computer will run OS X and possibly Windows (if I have any patience left for it). One of the biggest differences I've noticed between Windows and OS X is the development environment. Developing for Windows is a migraine inducing nightmare whereas developing for OS X is really child's play. It is very easy, intuitive and actually enjoyable.
  4. Alternately, you can press 3 and 2 at boot to start in 32 bit mode or 6 and 4 at boot to start in 64 bit mode. This is useful if you require testing in both modes.
  5. Invalid B-tree node size

    I would backup your data on that disk as soon as possible. If power is not removed, a hard disk only spins down unexpectedly if it is experiencing a mechanical failure of some sort. Over USB, the hard disk can spin down to save energy, but it should spin right back up if there is no mechanical problem and you initiated access at the moment when it spins down. In any case, you might find the DriveSaver iPhone/iPod touch App useful in diagnosing any sounds that accompany the hard disk right before it spins down. This is a serious issue that should not be ignored. You may have already lost data. The error message you are getting indicates that the file system was damaged on the disk. Now (as in immediately) is the time to get the data off that disk.
  6. New Macbook Pro Line

    If it happens, it won't be before March 14th.
  7. Why Linux is not (yet) Ready for the Desktop

    I have Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) on two of my hard disks. I usually use it mainly when I am trying to figure out why Windows isn't working right. I don't have a problem with command lines, but some things just don't work (mainly because they are proprietary and have not been released to Linux). As an example, I still can't get samba to work correctly with my AirPort Extreme and network drive which has a FAT32 and HFS+ partition. I also could not get WPA2 to work with wireless. It is a good thing I am using this on my desktop which is directly connected to the AirPort Extreme, otherwise I would have Linux without internet, which wouldn't be terribly useful.
  8. The first Mac you ever used.

    First Apple: Apple IIe First Mac: Macintosh SE
  9. I'm not sure what the issue is, but I am having the same kernel panic, although I am running Leopard 10.5.7 at the moment. By any chance, are you noticing anything unusual running kextstat in Terminal?
  10. Apple recently released the Mini Server: Link: http://www.applelinks.com/index.php/more/m...er_model_added/ For what is included, it seems a reasonable deal, even for Apple. What are your thoughts on it?
  11. M-AUDIO DELTA 1010 PCI

    Has this been tested in VMWare? My other computer is a Dimension 9100 with the 1010LT PCI card. I tried the PowerPC drivers, but of course had no luck with that. I was using pcwiz's distro to virtualize Leopard 10.5.1, but a setting in Windows I forgot to disable caused massive carnage (I lost everything except what I saved on flash drives). Haven't tried that route since. In all honesty, with my Vertex, things are much faster than they would ever be in emulation land.
  12. Anyone using SSD harddrives?

    @VooD Well, this can be true to some extent, but it really depends on which SSD type you have. You could make the same argument for hard disks since they HAVE to be defragmented to maintain performance, although SSDs are NOT supposed to be defragmented because it will shorten the drive's life. I have experienced only a slight performance degradation over time and it was easily solved by reformatting the hard disk and reinstalling the OS (which doesn't take very long to do on a good quality SSD). Again, the degradation never was significant enough to prompt me to reinstall on its own, but it is a simple solution in cases where there is significant degradation in performance.
  13. I think Apple has this pretty well planned out. I don't think Apple planned on stopping anyone from running their OS on alternative configurations. The goal was for a Hackintosher to try OS X, really like it, but have enough stability issues that they cave and buy the real deal for their next computer. When it comes to switching to Intel, Apple really didn't have much of a better alternative considering the terrible outlook for PowerPCs. Timing has proven to be very important in all of this, as we are not far off from actually pushing the physical limits of silicon based processors. Luckily for Apple, the majority of the market is in the same basket as the company with the best outlook for their chips. Microsoft's terrible Vista OS certainly played into Apple's hands as well, but they will be able to make up for any losses with Windows 7, so Apple had better stay on the ball.
  14. There's your answer. It is pronounced ten.
  15. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1248800 It is key that you expand any .DMG file before burning it to CD/DVD or otherwise it won't be bootable.