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  1. 3.14r2

    Windows 10 - Discussion

    I don't. Hence the comment
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    Windows 10 - Discussion

    Or this: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/windows-10-upgrade-now-showing-how-manually-start-download-1513143 On subject of Windows X as such. A BIG NO NO! It scares a sh.t out of me (pardon my French) with its privacy policy. IMO Microsoft went too far in that respect.
  3. You are welcome! Looks like there aren't many articles (as of today) on the net describing the new RMB specifically from this standpoint (i.e. data recovery in the case of a dead logic board). Even iFixit in their RMB tear down don't mention this fact (most likely they didn't consider this particular problem then describing the all new SSD). I've lost all my date few times (and finally learned the lesson) and ability to recover data is of great importance to me (I guess not only me). Hence potential buyers of RMB should be aware that there is an inherent danger lurking inside the product and THEY MUST back up their data regularly. Apple could actually implement some sort of "you MUST backup your data" solution on the RMBs. Or they could face yet another s..t storm (just like the infamous iphone 6 error 53). And yes, I know several people still using the white polycarbonate MB
  4. Hi all, Found this YT video and want to share: It's about attempts to discover ways how to extract/recover data from the new Retina MacBooks. The main problem (as I see it) is that on the new MacBooks an SSD itself is SOLDERED DIRECTLY to the logic board (just like the RAM and CPU) and it is not in any shape or form removable like for instance a HDD (the older MacBooks/MacBooks Pro) or a proprietary Apple's SSD module that is attached to the logic board via a socket (thus can be removed/replaced). So you can not remove this SSD and put it to a different Mac/external enclosure. Hence in a case of a major logic board failure (say a liquid spill) with the MacBook not even turning on as a result, a user (without a backup in hand) is faced with a very probable lose of ALL data on the SSD. Unless the logic board is repaired (which is not always possible, not to mention that Apple doesn't do that and you need to find a repair shop that do these kind of repairs). Sure it might probably be possible (in theory at least) to desolder the NAND chips together with the controller chips (which in turn are Apple's own development and good luck finding any datasheets on them) and solder them back on to a working logic board. Question is is it really possible and how much such a data recovery would cost (knowing that data recovery from the good old HDDs usually cost an arm and a leg). Not to mention the single (!) I/O port used for everything (except the headphones maybe)... Apple really went to town to make the data recovery from a dead retina MB's almost impossible (I doubt it was intentional rather it's a result of cutting costs/thickness of the product). Think twice about that before you buy the RMB!
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    PDFelement review

    OS X Preview can (to an extent) edit and save PDFs...
  6. In a way it's better supported under Windows when in OS X In OS X it's only supported since 10.9 (if I'm not mistaken). And most likely it is impossible to make it work in anything older than that (say SL). On the Windows side one can use Windows 7 (32 bit without Bluetooth) and up using the above Bootcamp drivers. Windows 7 is quit old OS (from MS perspective). Bootcamp 5 is officially for 64 bit Windows. But BCM94360CD drivers for Windows 7 32 bit can also be installed from this version of bootcamp. How to: Download and extract Bootcamp Open the above folder and go to BootCamp > Drivers > Broadcom > unpack/extract (do not run! ) BroadcomWirelessWin7x64.exe Go to the BroadcomWirelessWin7x64 folder Do not run DPInst.exe - it's 64 bit exe and it will not run under 32 bit OS Go to Control Panel > Device Manager > Other devices > Network Adapter and right click it Select "Update driver software" > click "Brows my computer for driver software" > click "Brows" and find the BroadcomWirelessWin7x64 folder Click "Next" > Windows should now install the driver (it may give a warning, click "install anyway") This will only install WiFi. Bluetooth driver is 64 bit only and will not work in 32 bit Windows (AFAIK). A thing to note. There is a bcmwl6.inf file in the BroadcomWirelessWin7x64 folder and this file contains entries for Windows XP (both 32 bit and 64 bit). Albeit both are referenced to bcmwl5.sys/bcmwl564.sys accordingly which are not present in the install folder.
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    Petition: Release Mac OS X for PC

    IMO Apple sell devices to access their services which in turn do a BIG part of the income. You can't even download new OS X version without having Apple ID (when Mavericks is FREE OF CHARGE). The above is true for the mobile devices at least.
  8. Unfortunately Macs are more expensive to repair and some models are quite difficult to repair at all. How long a PC would serve, greatly depend on the usage scenario (i.e. how the dive is used and cared after).
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    Does Hard drive matter?

    Definitely so!
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    Graphics only work in safe boot

    Then installing OS X from a distro disk (like the one you use), it is recommended to install only bare minimum of drivers (kexts; that is no VGA or Sound or LAN drivers). The idea is to get the system booting and then troubleshoot the rest.
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    Does Hard drive matter?

    If it's really occasional video editing (not something you do for living), then yes i5 should be enough. As for graphics, it depends on the applications used. Some require powerful GPU, some are more CPU oriented.
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    Graphics only work in safe boot

    VGA drivers are not loaded in safe mode (as well as some other drivers). Hence the VGA driver you've installed, is not working properly. That are the other hardware parts you're using? Why Tiger?
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    Does Hard drive matter?

    AFAIK i7 vs i5 (desktop versions) are different mainly in regard of Hyper-threading (i7 has BOTH multiple cores AND hyper-threading, i5 has ONLY multiple cores and NO hyper-threading). Hence if your daily computing needs can benefit from hyper-threading, then yes, i7 is the right CPU to buy. Else i5 would be sufficient for most tasks. IMO
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    A few post-install questions

    There is a must have kext called FakeSMC. This kext in turn has various plug-ins to enable hardware monitoring. The one you need is IntelCPUMonitor. This one is needed to monitor CPU related features. Other plug-ins can provide other functions i.e.: fan speed monitoring and chipset temps. http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2585 As for the reasons of possible overheating, it might be due to not working/disabled (with NullCPUPowerManagement.kext) power management.
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    A few post-install questions

    Nividia does update their drivers, but I'm not sure 8600GT is supported by the driver. Apple does update some system components (including drivers) occasionally (with System version updates). But again, 8600GT is not the newest card, so I doubt anything would be updated in order to improve performance of this particular card you have. On audio. It depends on the audio device you have (on-board codec or PCI/PCI-E audio card or even USB card) and how this device was made to work (patching native Apple drivers or using VoodooHDA or a third party driver). If it's an on-board card used with a patched native Apple drivers, then situation is the same as above. VoodooHDA and 3-d party drivers can be updated as the newer version is released. Some versions of VoodooHDA may work perfectly with one set of hardware and may not work with the other. Since Apple develops both the hardware (design) and software, they are, for the most part, the only source of drivers for their hardware. Hence drivers are updated via System version updates (contrary to Windows where devices are supported by an appropriate manufacturer and these drivers can be updated manually). As to the Linux disk, install the file system driver and it should mount instead of asking to initialise it.