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    • By PoisonApple666
      Kick The Efix Habit!!! I did....and so can you!!! And now, If you have the efix habit there are viable alternatives. I am running a very solid OS X installation 10.5.7 at this very moment on my former Efix computer with nothing more than a USB stick in it. I know, I know....sounds like efix so why bother. I'll tell you why ... this installation is solid .... not like eFix. No nic problems. Time machine and Bonjour work. The whole nine yards!!! And, best of all, no more listening to them say that are no problems with the efix unit!!! No more waiting months for updates that don't work anyway. All this taken into consideration, what do you suppose is in the unit anyway? Curious, no? Head on over to the Efix Users Forum ... (Not affiliated with ASEM) at http://www.efixusers.com/index.php Sign up, read through the fixes. There are three there now. Two run off of USB stix and one has everything on the hard drive. (The hard drive deal is my next experiment).
      The fellows who came up with these fixes are brilliant and very helpful to noobs like me. All in all, the solutions are elegantly simple and once you go through it, pretty easy. (I made alot of mistakes but they got me through it.)
      Well now I have 2 useless eFix units that I don't know what to do with. I could try to sell them, but I won't. Having a small sense of ethics and morals prevents me from sticking someone else with the problems. Doorstops? maybe. Cat toys? sure, why not! Christmas Ornaments!!!! How about that? Since I have two, I could make a pair of earrings for my daughter.
      If anyone has any suggestions, that don't include sticking them into various body cavities or orifices, I would love to hear them. Let me know.
    • By PoisonApple666
      If you want to see what the insides of an Efix module consist of, head on over to http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=28
      where a very enterprising individual, it appears, has taken one apart and photographed it. I'm not an EE, but I thought that this might be interesting.
    • By PoisonApple666
      Well....I haven't written anything for awhile. Just thought I would let everyone who was interested know what was going on with our friends across the pond and over the Alps. We've gone through, oh.... 2 updates I think since I last wrote. However, the big "Fixed once and for all" update hasn't come yet. Nor will they tell us when. The mods on the forum (God bless their tight little fanboy asses!) still spew forth the company line as received from deep within the Reich. You know the drill....the user has always messed things up...its always the users hardware that is at fault...(Even though the initial modules have been failing left and right ... heat and over voltage problem I think, but I'm a civil engineer not an electrical one). Efix still hasn't learned anything about customer service...we are still held with the highest of contempt. Their best advice is "Reinstall OS X" or "Your power supply is obviously defective", or "You have bad RAM", "God, are you stupid!" The usual non statistically based stuff.
      They have updated their server, so maybe that will become reliable...who knows. And they may be waiting for Snow Leopard before they come out with the new "Fixed Forever" update. Be that the case...fine!!! Just tell us. THey might be surprised at how reasonable folks can be when they are told the truth. Couldn't hurt anyway.
      Well now, they seem to be moving to support for X58 chipset and the i7 processors along with 200 series nvidia graphics cards. This would be great...I will try one more system in this realm before I give up on them completely and go to Boot 132. (I'm just to damn lazy to do all the work on a 132 system!!!!!). So, as an efix user, I kind of sit in my own little cyber buchenwald waiting for the maggoty bread to be thrown my way.
      Anyway, as my old man once told me, "If you sit down to play blackjack and you can't spot the sucker at the table, guess what? Thee are He."
      And so I remain...the sucker at the table...waiting and hoping for the "FIXED ONCE AND FOREVER" update. Who knows, it may even be in my lifetime.
      Saturday 13 June 2009 - Edit - Just as an additional update, it seems the fanboyz really gone off the deep end. They are still condescending as hell and their best advice is still...."REINSTALL...REINSTALL...REINSTALL!!!!" They, as they say, are just users like the rest of us, but they have been so brainwashed to become the buffer between the real end users and "He Who Must Not Be Blamed" that they appear to have taken leave of their senses. They, it appears, believe that bad customer support, missed update promises and overall poor performance are acceptable behaviors. And they are programmed to promote these ideals while crushing any sort of dissention in the forum. Expect to see the fanboyz starring in a nice, fiery "Branch Davidian" video very soon. Or, perhaps just a report of them drinking electric koolaid with a Jim Jones wannabe. Just PM them that the Heaven's Gate spaceship is coming and it'll be all over except for the crying and the life insurance claims from surviving spouses. Or is that spice? In the mean time, at least for the near future and until they work out their problems, I would stay away from the module. It pains me to say so....but the dev team and the fanboyz leave little alternative. It still could become one of the greatest success stories of all time ... in the right hands. Fantastic idea ..... dreadful, unprofessional and unskilled execution.