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  1. I have a MB from 2009, 2ghz C2D, 8 gb ram, running 10.6.8 I get through the loading of the installer, it restarts, I get 2 minutes into the install and I get this error. http://www.cl.ly/3e0U3G362D1P0t263Y0k Anyone else? Any ideas???
  2. Anyone installed DP4?

    I'm getting the same problem. I'm running a MB, 2ghz C2D, 8gb ram, running 10.6.8. I get through the initial part of the install.. after reset I get 2 minutes into the actual install and I get the same error... over and over again.
  3. What install methods are people using? I was thinking of restoring the DMG to a external and booting from there. If this really is the GM then why not use it for my main OS..
  4. Snow Leopard and Windows 7

    I've been playing around with computers since I bought my first 386 with dos and windows 3.1. Microsoft has one big problem that Apple doesn't have. They are required to support a ton of different hardware. Apple makes their computers, and software for those computers. Not some Apple computer made by HP, or Dell, or.. well you get the point. I think people are getting sick of dealing with Windows based computers. Apple's software just make sense. Its has that more graphical feel, so teaching someone how to use it is easy. For example, my wife was a PC person until I met her. When I showed her my MacBook, she was interested... with in a few days she knew her way around the mac. She still can't figure out windows as well. Why do you think they have Apple computers in almost every school you go into? They are graphical, and learning to use something though little pictures on the bottom of your screen that take you to your application is much easier then.. Start menu, Applications, Games, Pinball... on a mac, you would just have a pinball icon on your doc.. I hope that makes sense.
  5. I forgot my freaking password to the demon! Damn it!!! and the e-mail account I used to register on there years ago isn't mine anymore.. Well I'm pulling it from the bay.. but by the time its downloaded, it'll be out in stores. Release Notes: Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard build 10A432 Developer Seed Note Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the next major release of Mac OS X. This Snow Leopard Developer Preview Update includes general operating system fixes for stability, compatibility, and security. As this is a pre-release build, it is not advisable to use this software on a production system with information on it that you depend on for your business. Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary. Installation Instructions IMPORTANT: Always back-up your system before installing pre-release software seeds. A. Install Snow Leopard using hard disk partitions: Requirements: Three hard disk partitions internal or external (you could use 2 but 3 recommended) Hard disk partitions setup: Partition 1 - download Snow Leopard disk image here Partition 2 - restore disk image onto this partition Partition 3 - partition to install Snow Leopard on (Partition 3 is optional, you can install onto Partition 1 if you only have 2 partitions) Procedure: 1. Boot off partition 1, using Disk Utility, restore the Snow Leopard DVD Disk Image onto partition 2 2. Boot off partition 2 and install Snow Leopard onto partition 3 OR if you only have 2 partitions: 2. Boot off partition 2 and install Snow Leopard onto partition 1 Note: Use System Preferences : Startup Disk to pick startup volume OR B. Burn bootable DVD for installation: Requirements: 1. A DVD drive capable of burning double-layer DVDs Here's how to check to see if you have such a drive: - Launch "Systems Profiler" - Under Hardware, click on "Disc Burning" - Under "DVD-Write", if "+R DL" is listed then your machine has the ability to burn double layer DVD discs. 2. A blank DVD+R DL media Procedure: 1. Launch Disk Utility 2. Click the Burn button in the Toolbar 3. Navigate to and select the downloaded DVD disk image then click the Open button 4. Insert a blank DVD+R DL disc into your DVD burner 5. Click the Burn button After burning, install Snow Leopard from the burned DVD. Developer Notes 64-bit We strongly encourage you to start developing and testing 64-bit versions of your KEXTs. To help you along we've included the 64-bit transition guide with the seed. • Launch Xcode in Snow Leopard • Go to Help menu • Select Documentation Viewer • Search for "64-bit Transition Guide" Or use the following link to access the guide in the Apple Developer Connection documentation library: http://developer.apple.com/snowleopard/lib...ntro/intro.html The 64-bit kernel can be tested on the following configurations: Machine Model name K64 status Early 2008 Mac Pro MacPro3,1 Capable Early 2008 Xserve Xserve2,1 Default MacBook Pro 15/17 MacBookPro4,1 Capable iMac iMac8,1 Capable UniBody MacBook Pro 15 MacBookPro5,1 Capable UniBody MacBook Pro 17 MacBookPro5,2 Capable Mac Pro MacPro4,1 Capable iMac iMac9,1 Capable Early 2009 Xserve Xserve3,1 Default Using this seed and one of the K64-capable machines listed above, simply boot the Mac with the '6' and '4' keys held down to use the 64-bit kernel. Observe that uname -v reports RELEASE_X86_64. Machines listed as "Default" and all Server installs will run K64 automatically when loaded with 10A402. You can also set arch=x86_64 in your boot-args NVRAM variable, using nvram(8). When you're done, you can remove the boot-arg, or if you can no longer boot into an OS to unset it, hold command-option-P-R to zap NVRAM. If you just want one partition to boot x86_64, edit the file /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and add arch=x86_64 to the kernel flags. If some functionality is not working and you must revert to using the 32-bit kernel, you can either reboot with the '3' and '2' keys held down or set arch=i386 in your boot-args. Kernel Debug Kit A Kernel Debug Kit is also seeded along side this Snow Leopard seed. This package contains debug versions of the Mac OS X kernel and many I/O Kit families for use with GDB remote (two-machine) kernel debugging. These files contain full symbolic information, unlike the equivalent files in a normal Mac OS X installation. Also included are GDB macros useful for kernel debugging, a DEBUG kernel built without compiler optimizations, and a script for simplifying the creation of symbol files. Bug Reporting This build is being provided to you for testing and development purposes. Should you encounter any problems, please submit a bug report using the online Bug Reporter at <http://bugreporter.apple.com/>. Please make sure to include "10.6 (10A432)" in the bug title and description. This information will ensure that your bug is processed quickly. When submitting a bug report, please make sure to include a Summary, Steps to Reproduce, Actual Results, Expected Results, the System Profile Report, and any other relevant information that is necessary to process the report. IMPORTANT: Engineering requires additional information for crashing bugs, kernel panics, and hanging issues. Crashing Bugs: Crash logs are required for crashing bugs. Crash logs can be located in ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter Kernel Panics: Backtraces, which contain vital information for investigating kernel panics, are required for kernel panic issues. Backtraces can be saved to nvram on restart shutdown, then copied to the panic.log file on restart. The panic.log file can be found in /Library/Logs/PanicReporter. Hanging Issues: When an application is hung, a Sample should be provided. This can be done using the Activity Monitor (/Applications/Utilities/). To generate a Sample using this utility, click on the hung application name, then from the View Menu select "Sample Process". For complete instructions on submitting bug reports, please visit the Bug Reporting page at <http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/> Legal Notices The software identified above is Apple Confidential Information and your use of such software is subject to the Apple Developer Connection Programs Terms and Conditions, including the Prototype License and Confidentiality Agreement attached thereto. Distributing the software to anyone other than an ADC member who is working for the same entity as you is considered a violation of your agreement with Apple and is damaging to both Apple and those who develop for the Apple platform. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to keep this software Confidential. You agree that you will not export or reexport any of the software or Confidential Information received from Apple (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any U.S. embargoed countries (currently, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria) without first obtaining proper authorization from the U.S. Government; or ( to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person's List or Entity List. You also agree that you will not use said software for any purposes where prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missile, chemical or biological weapons. This seed note is an appendix to the Prototype License and Confidentiality Agreement between Apple Computer, Inc. and the addressee.
  6. Is anyone having problems with MS office? I'm so close to downloading and installing Snow Leopard.. but I need that one working! How buggy is this one?
  7. Leaked OS X 10.6 News

    From what I've been told... the WWDC 09 build 10a380 is on what.cd Too bad its a private site. I worked so hard years back to get into the oink.. then they shut it down like 6 months after I became a member. Anyone have access to what.cd?
  8. OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

    So is anyone running SL full time? I've been thinking about it.. but I want to wait until the last possible build. I don't want to get stuck with apps that don't run under SL. Like Microsoft office... I use it ALL the time and want make sure that one still keeps working. What kind of problems are people seeing with it. Is it really worth the upgrade prior to the actual release? I just installed iphone 3.0.. and I love that. It runs so much smoother and faster. I'm hoping SL delivers the same.
  9. OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

    I don't think Apple is look at this as a "Major Release". If it is going to be a free upgrade for 10.5 users then I don't see it as "Major".. Major = $$. If you look at it from Apples view point its taking the OS to the next level of computing. They are getting the PPC users out of the picture, or forcing them to upgrade to a Intel chip. Yes it will {censored} off a few PPC users but there are going to be ALOT of people lined up to buy a new shiny intel based mac. One of my good friends owns a graphic design company, and of course in that line they are a all Mac shop. In order to keep up with the new upgrades on their software they are always forced to have the latest and greatest OS from Apple. If he has a few machines that are PPC based, and I know he does.. he will be forced to update to Intel machines or be stuck with older software on those machines.. so they won't get used. Thats just a small example. There are going to be thousands of "pissed off" mac users that are going to wonder why Apple would discontinue support of PPC chips. But what are they going to do? Its not like they are going to run out and buy a windows machine. They kind of have people by the balls.. and they are going to use that to their advantage. If you had the chance to do it and make billions, wouldn't you? Of course you would. And you'd be rocking the black turtleneck too.
  10. OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

    Apple's public introduction of Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, was decidedly brief at WWDC, with only passing public mention of its new feature set. That's in part because the company is delivering something nearly unheard of in the consumer software industry: Apple is advancing a new software product that improves upon its fundamentals rather than advancing a lot of marketing features. Nothing New, Everything Newer. As anticipated by multiple reports, Snow Leopard will not advance any major new consumer-facing marketing features apart from new support for Microsoft's Exchange Server 2007 push messaging in its new versions of Mail, Address Book, and iCal. That move will match the functionality outlined for the iPhone 2.0 software update on the Mac desktop. The fact that Apple is building its own Exchange Server support in both Mac OS X and the iPhone indicates that the company will no longer be waiting around reliant on Microsoft to make Macs fit into corporate environments with the dreadful embarrassment that is Entourage, just as I surmised earlier. Apple is taking matters into its own hands. Additionally, by delivering Exchange support itself Apple will be also be able to offer its own alternatives to Exchange in parallel, much the same as how Microsoft leveraged its Mac Office software to develop Windows as an alternative to the Mac OS. This time around however, its Microsoft's technology that will be routed around and replaced. Apple's first Exchange alternative is Mobile Me, a subscription based web service that serves as the next generation of its existing .Mac service. Beyond Mobile Me, Apple will also be offering an enhanced version of its own server product for businesses interested in hosting their own Exchange alternative. Trickle Down Tech: iPhone Software and the Mac Desktop. In addition to inheriting the iPhone's support for Exchange, the Mac OS X desktop is benefiting from investments made for iPhone in other respects as well. Last year, Leopard's Core Animation sprang from work developed for the iPhone. Originally called the Layer Kit, Core Animation was conceived in order to give the iPhone a slick UI. Layer Kit was essentially a scaled down, mobile version of the desktop window server with new support for a highly animated new user interface explicitly designed to be easy for developers to fully exploit. Apple subsequently reused the technology in Leopard to make it just as easy to add rich interface polish to desktop apps as well. In Snow Leopard, there will be another example of trickle down tech from the iPhone: QuickTime X (as in ten, not ex). Apple already performed a major overhaul of its flagship media architecture in QuickTime 7, adding support for modern audio and video codecs and ridding it of a lot of old legacy from the media architecture's early 90s origins. However, QuickTime is still a complex assortment of software components, designed to work with media in nearly any codec imaginable and support everything from simple playback to complex media authoring. It is essentially an operating system for media. When Apple developed media services for the iPhone, it started fresh with a pared down set of objectives. The iPhone is designed only to play music and video; it doesn't need to edit or author it. Further, the iPhone uses specialized hardware that allows it to efficiently decompress H.264 video and AAC or MP3 audio; it doesn't need to play any random files users can scrounge up on the web in archaic or non-standard formats. By limiting the iPhone to playback of modern codecs, Apple could create a really tight, highly efficient subset of QuickTime that performed well on mobile hardware while being conservative with its battery use. Snow Leopard will make use of that same mobile-optimized playback software when playing any media that uses modern codecs. That gives desktop Macs the same highly efficient playback performance while still allowing them to fall back to the standard QuickTime routines when playing older codecs or anything requiring proprietary plugins. The marketing name for this iPhone-derived boost is QuickTime X. The Pristine Technology Stack. Adding marketing features has complicated the performance of Mac OS X. Even though each new reference release has typically boosted the overall speed of existing Macs, the potential for things ever getting too fast has been tempered by demands the new features in each release have required. Tiger introduced Spotlight searching which while relatively efficient for desktop search has added a significant amount of overhead. Tiger's Dashboard similarly delivered a far less demanding architecture for running applets than Konfabulator, but it still adds some extra work for the operating system to manage that users see as a hit against overall performance. Leopard's Time Machine is similarly designed to back up files at reasonable intervals and avoid wasting too many cycles on iterating through files manually to see what needs to be backed up, but it still has the potential to hammer performance while doing its thing. By spending a full release cycle on tuning up existing services rather than tacking on more features, Apple will provide users with far more value in the long run, and be well positioned to eviscerate Windows 7 when it arrives in the ballpark of 2010, likely around the same time Apple will be showing off the release of Mac OS X 10.7. Handling Processes like Network Packets: Grand Central. Of course, part of the reason Mac OS X gets faster in each release while tacking on those "200 to 300 new features" (including the more ambitious undertakings such as Spotlight and Dashboard) is that Apple has also been working on its fundamentals all this time, too. Throughout the development of Mac OS X, Apple has reexamined the old ways of doing things in UNIX and proposed new architectures. One example is launchd, the process that manages the launching, termination, and supervision of other processes in the system. It replaces a variety of existing process managers including init, rc, inetd, xinetd, atd, crond and watchdogd. Few UNIX vendors would bother to engineer an entirely new way to do things, and if undertaken in the FOSS world, such an innovation would rarely be adopted by enough of the Linux community to ever matter. Apple now has the resources to create its own weather, so it can fix outstanding problems and then reap the benefits of that investment, frequently across multiple product offerings. The latest example of this is Grand Central, a new thread management architecture that greatly simplifies developers' ability to take advantage of the multiple cores now being used in modern CPUs, as well as the raw processing power available in GPUs (graphical processor units) on the system's video card. Rather than expecting each developer to become an expert in the black art of multithreading, Apple has built sophisticated process management into the kernel where it belongs and added language conventions that enable mere mortals to take advantage of a wide variety of different hardware that users might have at their disposal. Grand Central Dispatch manages processes in a manner analogous to modern networking. Old telephone equipment used to use circuit switching to transmit information over networks; a dedicated circuit path is easy to set up but it is also expensive and potentially fragile. Modern networking uses packet switching, which breaks up data, phone conversations, or video streams into packets and routes each of them independently in a far more efficient way that is also resilient to network outages. Packets get routed around the problems. Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch does the same thing for processes, packetizing tasks into Blocks and routing them to available processing cores as efficiently as possible. It can also manage the big picture for the whole system, adjusting how it balances its tasks as the performance load increases. This would be close to impossible for Individual developers to do themselves. More Bits of Computing: 64 And OpenCL. It shouldn't be surprising that Snow Leopard extends support for 64-bit processing, which became possible in Tiger and went mainstream in Leopard. Apple will be making the kernel and nearly all of its user apps 64-bit savvy, and is making it easy for developers to do the same for their own software. The potential downside to 64-bit computing is that many processes will consume more memory to do the same thing. The upside is a significant, across the board performance improvement. For certain processor intensive apps, moving to 64-bits makes a massive improvement. These both offset the increase in memory needed, just as computers begin running into the 4 GB limit of 32-bit architectures. The move to 64-bit support system wide will allow Macs to eventually load up on an insane 16 terabytes of RAM, but in the shorter term will make better use of the 4 GB in the latest Mac Book Pros and the 32 GB or more available in Mac Pros and Xserves. Apple is also advancing a new technology called OpenCL (for "open computing language"), which allows developers to spin off computationally heavy tasks into jobs that can be run on the fastest processors available to the system. The name is not accidentally related to OpenGL, which does a similar task for graphics operations to fully leverage the GPU in an abstracted way that works on any graphics card. OpenCL unlocks the GPUs and the multiple cores in modern CPUs for developers who are writing code that deals with graphics and media processing or just heavy math and physics calculations (such as games). Using just slightly specialized code, OpenCL's just in time compiler prepares developers' tasks to run on the most appropriate processing engine available on the system, which is increasingly going to be the graphics card. OpenCL also integrates with Grand Central to manage all those packetized tasks across multiple GPUs and the multiple cores of multiple CPUs in today's systems. This will also open the door for Apple to include its own acceleration hardware technology in a way that will be easy if not automatic for developers to use. More New Than the Who's-Who Knew, Too. Of course, there's a lot more that all this going on in Snow Leopard. In fact, there's so much that's new that Apple's line about "no new features" is a bit misleading. Snow Leopard pushes things ahead in a way that will confuse and befuddle tech pundits used to arranging Apple's marketing names like refrigerator magnets.
  11. OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

    It better be a free update. I actually paid for 10.5.. and I'm not about to pay for another 130 bucks in 6 months for a new update that isn't that much of a update.As far as everyone asking for a leak.. who cares.. its WAY too early of a beta.. its prob full of bugs and nothing is really going to work yet. So just wait.. it'll come soon. I don't want ANY thing thats ANYTHING like Vista to every come close to my OS X software. Intel is the future and current chip that Apple is using. Why wouldn't they go to it. Also its a way to force PPC users to upgrade which = "More green in the blue" (sorry thats from the simpsons).. More cash in Apple's pockets. If you want to upgrade to 10.6 you'll be the next one in line with a $2000 piece of equipment at the apple store.Its smart from a business stand point.. but it does screw over some users. In the days of the oink we prob would have had it by now. But whoever would be stupid enough to leak it at the conference on Apple's network is a idiot... and its not worth it for them. I'm sure we will see a copy of it in a week or so. But its going to be such a early copy that I'm sure its going to be horrible and full of more bugs then anyone can handle. So why even install it? I guess the novelty of having a beta OS isn't that much excitement anymore.. I just get pissed off with it after about 2 days of programs not working and shutting down every 5 minutes.
  12. So has anybody tried the Safari 4 preview yet?

    I'm using it right now on a windows machine at work.. it is running really smooth. I'll install it tonight on my mac when I get home.. Its posted on the bay
  13. Ok.. so I know that I can use "some" mp3 files as ringtones on the iphone.. but I really want to use "Joe Satriani's Crowd Chant".. its the song played after the MN Wild score a goal.. and it would be great to have it as my ring tone.. so I guess I'm wondering if anyone knows of a utility or a special way to use any mp3 as a ringtone.Anyone have ideas?******NEVER MIND!!!! IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW-- CHECK THIS LINK**********http://lifehacker.com/software/how-to/crea...-way-334073.phphttp://lifehacker.com/software/how-to/crea...-way-334073.php--- Glad I own a mac? :-P
  14. http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/06...ard_report.html So according to this we are going to see 10.6 by January.. What do you think we'll really see in the new one.. and also what would you like to see?