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Same for Yosemite, it will be free. Somewhat... 5,649 Views / 135 Replies  
Same for Yosemite, it will be free. Somewhat surprised no one discussed, not even reported, the new OS X version here.
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 5, 2014 at 08:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks, this answers my question. Yes,... 950 Views / 30 Replies  
Thanks, this answers my question.



Yes, I am aware that this model is still around but I am not seriously consider buying it because of the display resolution (1280 x 800). Right now I am on an...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 18, 2014 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you P for these great answers! Could... 950 Views / 30 Replies  
Thank you P for these great answers!

Could you describe a scenario in which both CPU and GPU may reach a peak? Also, if I understand well, the graphics chip uses system memory, right? Could this...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 17, 2014 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since I am also exploring the options for a new... 950 Views / 30 Replies  
Since I am also exploring the options for a new Mac portable, I suppose I can write in this thread instead of starting a new one. :D

Although the rMBP has an amazing display (I have seen it in...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 17, 2014 at 08:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably, I don't know. But in my case it was a... 299 Views / 4 Replies  
Probably, I don't know. But in my case it was a little bit worse than a fall.

Here is how it happened. I had the Macbook on my left on the desk. In a moment of distraction I forgot it was there...
Posted by Pierre B., on Sep 14, 2012 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) saved the day 299 Views / 4 Replies  
And the week and much more.

It was unbelievable. In an incredibly maladroit gesture from my part, I dropped the old black Macbook, that was already on with the display open, from about 70 cm on a...
Posted by Pierre B., on Aug 30, 2012 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
They need to mention nothing. Look how they... 502 Views / 6 Replies  
They need to mention nothing. Look how they managed the Mac Pro case: silent update. The same could be done for the iMac.

The last update was 406 days ago (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/),...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 12, 2012 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Whatever the case, this is not a scan. You know... 4,055 Views / 114 Replies  
Whatever the case, this is not a scan. You know it by the speed it displays the result. I think it just reads a database of Mac's UUID known to have tried to connect to certain servers. I have...
Posted by Pierre B., on Apr 12, 2012 at 06:54 PM, in Mac OS X
From my understanding their method to count the... 4,055 Views / 114 Replies  
From my understanding their method to count the infected Macs is based on the UUID of the machines that tried to talk back to the servers.
Posted by Pierre B., on Apr 12, 2012 at 05:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Hm, this is really strange. I tried the Kaspersky... 4,055 Views / 114 Replies  
Hm, this is really strange. I tried the Kaspersky web page (http://flashbackcheck.com/) to check my Mac and it was found infected. However, the available tools say that it is clean. What this means?...
Posted by Pierre B., on Apr 12, 2012 at 04:19 PM, in Mac OS X
So, this is a Java exploit, right? We had trouble... 1,334 Views / 19 Replies  
So, this is a Java exploit, right? We had trouble with Java vulnerabilities under Mac OS X in the past and since then I have disabled it in all the machines under my control.
Posted by Pierre B., on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM, in Mac OS X
You can have two storage drives in the new iMacs,... 1,186 Views / 26 Replies  
You can have two storage drives in the new iMacs, one hard and one solid-state. Very nice! :D
Posted by Pierre B., on Jul 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wolfenstein for Mac OS X? 697 Views / 0 Replies  
It seems that this has not been discussed previously in this forum, so here it is.

Where is the Mac version of the new Wolfenstein game (2009)? Are there plans to port the game, or rather the...
Posted by Pierre B., on May 21, 2010 at 09:11 AM, in Gaming
I have finally tried Garageband only to find out... 580 Views / 4 Replies  
I have finally tried Garageband only to find out that it cannot detect the line in sound input. However this is well recognised and used by Quicktime.

What I finally did is the following. As it...
Posted by Pierre B., on May 10, 2010 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
Not really. I have never used GarageBand and I... 580 Views / 4 Replies  
Not really. I have never used GarageBand and I don't know if it can do in a simple and quick way what I want to do. But yes, I thought to explore its possibilities if I don't manage to get the...
Posted by Pierre B., on May 6, 2010 at 11:23 AM, in Applications
Recording with Quicktime 580 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello,

I have a strange problem when I try to record the output of a digital instrument using Quicktime in Leopard. I use the phones output of the instrument which is connected to the line-in...
Posted by Pierre B., on May 6, 2010 at 09:30 AM, in Applications
Hmm... see what happened here... 31,614 Views / 340 Replies  
Hmm... see what happened here (http://www.hardmac.com/news/2009/11/09/apple-cancelled-orders-of-imac-core-i5-i7). :hmm:
Posted by Pierre B., on Nov 9, 2009 at 04:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Right, here... 31,614 Views / 340 Replies  
Right, here (http://pulsar.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/graphics/movies/g4_tanks_LAN.mov) you can refresh your memory. :) The same page (http://www.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/movies.html) has many other...
Posted by Pierre B., on Nov 4, 2009 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, it is actually for the wife. She would like... 368 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, it is actually for the wife. She would like to have a pdf file open in Firefox and then copy and paste parts of the text from the pdf file in a text editor (Nedit in this case). And she wants...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 25, 2009 at 03:53 AM, in Applications
PDF plugin for Firefox under X11 368 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, title says all. Is there some way to get the Firefox PDF plugin work under X11? I have the last X11 version from the XQuartz project (http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki) and Firefox under...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 24, 2009 at 10:39 AM, in Applications
Daily use of optical drive is rather the... 5,157 Views / 135 Replies  
Daily use of optical drive is rather the exception than the rule. I believe that for some professionals it is a necessity. But this is the consequence of the fact that the vast majority of many types...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Chill down, it is almost certain that nothing... 356 Views / 6 Replies  
Chill down, it is almost certain that nothing happened. Because you know what your hard drive has, where to find it and how to use it, it does not mean that anyone else knows also. Just don't do the...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are still uses for such old computers. I... 1,560 Views / 18 Replies  
There are still uses for such old computers. I have a first generation Aluminum Powerbook 12" at 867 Mhz in very good condition and perfectly working (about 6.5 years old now). I use it occasionally...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Statistics can be sometimes subtle to play with,... 5,157 Views / 135 Replies  
Statistics can be sometimes subtle to play with, but judging from the new MBP review in this PC-centric site...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good points raised here. Of course an SD slot is... 5,157 Views / 135 Replies  
Good points raised here. Of course an SD slot is not a replacement for an EC one. The former is just storage (which can be used as external boot volume, very nice and handy), but the latter is...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 11, 2009 at 05:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Certainly not now. But who knows in two or three... 5,157 Views / 135 Replies  
Certainly not now. But who knows in two or three years when these SD cards will be cheap enough and capable to store the data equivalent of a whole pack of optical disks.
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 10, 2009 at 08:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In the page I linked to, it says clearly that... 5,157 Views / 135 Replies  
In the page I linked to, it says clearly that cards exceeding 32 GB will work. This is the SDXC realm, right? In any case, at this moment the SD card slot works with SDHC media up to 32 GB, which is...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 10, 2009 at 07:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It is not exactly a replacement for the... 5,157 Views / 135 Replies  
It is not exactly a replacement for the ExpressCard. Apple says (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3553) that you can use an SD card as a startup volume. Also, the next generation...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 10, 2009 at 06:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Fink provides krename, but it asks for tens more... 426 Views / 7 Replies  
Fink provides krename, but it asks for tens more packages to be installed before proceeding to this utility's source code processing. And it seems this comes with a GUI too while I am simply...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 3, 2009 at 08:08 AM, in Applications
The "rename" terminal command can replace a... 426 Views / 7 Replies  
The "rename" terminal command can replace a specified string found in the name of a file (or, of interest to me, a group of files) by another string provided by the user. Extremenly handy when you...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:30 AM, in Applications
Rename 426 Views / 7 Replies  
OK, it looks like Mac OS X has not the command "rename". Is there some substitute, or should I go ahead and install krename? Any advice?
Posted by Pierre B., on Jun 2, 2009 at 05:28 AM, in Applications
I have never understood why we should repair... 4,983 Views / 95 Replies  
I have never understood why we should repair permissions before or after system updates. The installer comes with its own permissions, right? Why revert to previous permissions settings, probably not...
Posted by Pierre B., on May 27, 2009 at 08:50 AM, in Mac OS X
From what we know so far about SL, it seems that... 36,309 Views / 962 Replies  
From what we know so far about SL, it seems that it bears the deepest changes from the inception of OS X. How can this be half-price, let alone free?

I personally expect the same full price of...
Posted by Pierre B., on May 12, 2009 at 06:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Interesting also how Apple is shooting its own... 5,309 Views / 160 Replies  
Interesting also how Apple is shooting its own feet with the design restrictions. Intel's desktop processors have for so long no use in the Apple land. :\ And this update just keeps the traditions...
Posted by Pierre B., on Mar 3, 2009 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think it will be two for me. ;) At least. :hmm: 18,308 Views / 197 Replies  
I think it will be two for me. ;) At least. :hmm:
Posted by Pierre B., on Mar 3, 2009 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
We have at work an Indigo DV model used for... 29,202 Views / 207 Replies  
We have at work an Indigo DV model used for simple stuff. At home I have a Powerbook G3 still running -- more than 10 years old!
Posted by Pierre B., on Feb 27, 2009 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Moreover, in the past (but I don't know today)... 431 Views / 6 Replies  
Moreover, in the past (but I don't know today) Apple would revert after repair the machine to its factory hardware configuration. I remember very clearly the case of an old Powerbook with upgraded...
Posted by Pierre B., on Feb 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon, Spheric Harlot and ghporter, thanks! :) 3,239 Views / 53 Replies  
Simon, Spheric Harlot and ghporter, thanks! :)
Posted by Pierre B., on Feb 6, 2009 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am confused :confused: ... so, what is the... 3,239 Views / 53 Replies  
I am confused :confused: ... so, what is the conclusion? My wife is going to buy a MBP 15" really soon...
Posted by Pierre B., on Feb 6, 2009 at 09:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
AI talked not long ago about the possibility of a... 18,308 Views / 197 Replies  
AI talked not long ago about the possibility of a new cooling system for the iMacs specifically. If so, then this may be the answer. I am too interested in a new iMac but not before it gets four...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 20, 2009 at 07:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
I reckon that the discussion about the form and... 6,099 Views / 128 Replies  
I reckon that the discussion about the form and the role of the Mac mini in the Apple computer hardware is a matter of opinion and debate. The real problem though is this: the Mac mini has not been...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 20, 2009 at 07:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Others... 6,099 Views / 128 Replies  
Others (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123207638721888963.html) have different opinion on this.


The mini needs real desktop components, even if this means much bigger volume. There are...
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know about this one you mention.... 3,275 Views / 39 Replies  
I don't know about this one you mention. Reportedly, the best for the Mac is Undercover (http://www.orbicule.com/undercover/). It is of course too late for the OP, but just to let the others know.
Posted by Pierre B., on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Exactly my thoughts. :thumbsup: Although I am not... 560 Views / 12 Replies  
Exactly my thoughts. :thumbsup: Although I am not affected at all, I think the movie studios, or whoever are involved, are digging their own grave with crap like that. It takes only a sufficient...
Posted by Pierre B., on Nov 21, 2008 at 07:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
AI confirms through a source that the picture is... 7,463 Views / 253 Replies  
AI confirms through a source that the picture is legitimate. Being only a few hours before the event, the chances that it is so are really high now.
Posted by Pierre B., on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I find so hard to believe anything from what he... 7,463 Views / 253 Replies  
I find so hard to believe anything from what he says it is not even funny. This is going to be a very interesting day... :eek: :D though I will be off during the event revelations.
Posted by Pierre B., on Oct 14, 2008 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:hmm: So, modulo something unforeseen, we can... 7,463 Views / 253 Replies  
:hmm:
So, modulo something unforeseen, we can bet that this is not going to happen. And that FW is definitely being phased out from the consumer machines.
Posted by Pierre B., on Oct 13, 2008 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, that is what I mean. But it seems no one can... 7,463 Views / 253 Replies  
Yes, that is what I mean. But it seems no one can tell if Apple is willing to implement it or not. Well, we will find out tomorrow.
Posted by Pierre B., on Oct 13, 2008 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I hear something about FW over Ethernet using an... 7,463 Views / 253 Replies  
I hear something about FW over Ethernet using an adaptor. Is that possible?
Posted by Pierre B., on Oct 13, 2008 at 05:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, this is just personal preference, but... 7,463 Views / 253 Replies  
Well, this is just personal preference, but oriental girls never were my thing. No matter how nice they look. There is nothing racist in this, just instinctive reaction.
Posted by Pierre B., on Oct 12, 2008 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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