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AppleCare = good to me. Anything important... 2,519 Views / 43 Replies  
AppleCare = good to me. Anything important should be insured in some manner (auto, home, life, technology)
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 13, 2009 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
In no particular order. 1. ZFS or... 6,096 Views / 177 Replies  
In no particular order.


1. ZFS or something like it. Modern volume management, RAID features, checksum, compression, variable block size etc.
2. Global metadata- all tags and keywords...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 12, 2009 at 09:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Here's what you do 2,519 Views / 43 Replies  
Let's be honest here. You are running media apps and you want them to all up and running so that you can bounce amongst them.

Here's what I would say would be a great Mac Pro for media.
...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 12, 2009 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Me either. I'm going to keep looking. I'll post... 544 Views / 6 Replies  
Me either. I'm going to keep looking. I'll post back if I find something.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Mar 26, 2009 at 11:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I can't justify spending 155 bucks for a 10 drive... 544 Views / 6 Replies  
I can't justify spending 155 bucks for a 10 drive case.

Turtlecase sells a cheaper case for 128 bucks (http://www.turtlecase.com/catalog/ProductFamily.aspx?id=113&srcID=107&srcTarget=Department)...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Mar 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
HDMI is not the answer versus DisplayPort. ... 3,279 Views / 38 Replies  
HDMI is not the answer versus DisplayPort.

DisplayPort is a packet based system with configurable lanes
that is easier to integrate into hub chips on the computer.

It can support HDMI...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Mar 4, 2009 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Snow Leopard will not be $129. It may not be... 3,807 Views / 90 Replies  
Snow Leopard will not be $129. It may not be free but there's no way Apple is going to coax a significant amount of people into coughing up that kind of money for optimation.

I know there are...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Feb 13, 2009 at 08:22 PM, in Mac OS X
I simply do not see $129 in Snow Leopard 3,807 Views / 90 Replies  
Steve Jobs is a fantastic marketer but not even he can convince the masses that Snow Leopard as we know it today is worth $129.

64-bit support - does me no good or anyone else no good unless...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Feb 9, 2009 at 11:17 PM, in Mac OS X
It really isn't. Even 60 dollars would be... 3,807 Views / 90 Replies  
It really isn't. Even 60 dollars would be expensive today for many people for Snow Leopard. While we all want optimizations buying a computer and watching is get left by faster hardware is part and...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:44 AM, in Mac OS X
It makes sense to make SL free 3,807 Views / 90 Replies  
I think it makes sense to make it free.

Ok I'm assuming that Apple is going to:

1. Deliver an optimized OS X that is more responsive
2. Deliver a more unified system UI
3. Deliver...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jan 29, 2009 at 02:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes I'm bullish on SSD. It's very expensive... 597 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes I'm bullish on SSD. It's very expensive right now but the thing about SSD is it's NAND memory which means each new process shrink doubles capacity and thus has the potential to halve costs.
...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Dec 23, 2008 at 02:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/IDE/SSD_vs_VelociRaptor... 597 Views / 14 Replies  
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/IDE/SSD_vs_VelociRaptor_vs_Raptor/SSD_vs_VelociRaptor_Raptor.html

Shows that SSD is clearly the way to go
and if Toshiba's specs are true @ 240MBps
read/200 MBps...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Dec 23, 2008 at 12:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm certain the Final Cut Studio 3 will be Cocoa.... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
I'm certain the Final Cut Studio 3 will be Cocoa. I tend to doubt that the Finder will make the leap and I give it a 75% chance of iTunes 8 being a Cocoa app.

FCS will certainly be Cocoa and I...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 5, 2008 at 12:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Heheheheh I actually laughed out loud for real on... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
Heheheheh I actually laughed out loud for real on this one. It's almost as if that should be a sig line because it's so paradoxical in nature. Happy and Windows in the same sentence without the...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 5, 2008 at 11:51 AM, in Mac OS X
ARM support is already taken care of. The... 2,854 Views / 55 Replies  
ARM support is already taken care of. The iPhone SDK integrates into Xcode 3.1 which has basic support for LLVM. As LLVM progresses the need for maintaining a Univeral Binary diminishes. LLVM...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 5, 2008 at 06:05 AM, in Mac OS X
consumer indirectly benefit from developers being... 2,854 Views / 55 Replies  
consumer indirectly benefit from developers being able focus on QA testing one compilation of code. We theoretically should get more features and higher quality code at a faster rate by having one...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 5, 2008 at 05:34 AM, in Mac OS X
PowerPC users. - Reduser.net... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
PowerPC users. - Reduser.net (http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14401)



PPC is toast. If you have a large team of developers it makes sense to deal with the extra layer of QA...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 5, 2008 at 04:07 AM, in Mac OS X
AppleCare is not Software Assurance. As much as... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
AppleCare is not Software Assurance. As much as I can emphathize with PPC owners Leopard is a fine OS and the rumors suggest that 10.6 would not be feature laden so what are they really out here? ...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 5, 2008 at 12:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Logic Studio does indeed IMO (running multiple... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
Logic Studio does indeed IMO (running multiple plugins) but the Finder, iTunes and other small apps do not.

My order of importance

1. Intel ( I simply believe legacy support holds any OS...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:28 PM, in Mac OS X
We'll know in a week. 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
We'll know in a week.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 10:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Apple will have ot Cocoaize any of their apps... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
Apple will have ot Cocoaize any of their apps they need to move to 64-bit. They're in the same boat as everyone else. Note the lack of a Final Cut Studio update this year. If a developer needs...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 10:52 PM, in Mac OS X
No it still requires work naturally but Cocoa... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
No it still requires work naturally but Cocoa without a doubt is Apple's "blessed" framework and they will probably be working hard to extend the benefits across multiple platforms using OS X.
...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 10:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Ok based on the sparse information that we have. ... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
Ok based on the sparse information that we have. What if this scenario played out.

Apple announces a 10.6 Developer Preview at WWDC next week. They announce OS X 10.6 Now Leopard.

Jobs...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 09:49 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't think they can but clearly Leopard... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
I don't think they can but clearly Leopard ushered in a new era where if you're staying with Carbon you're not even close to the bleeding edge. 10.6 "has" to support carbon but at such a basic...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
1. Hypervisor support 2. NAS functionality ... 646 Views / 10 Replies  
1. Hypervisor support
2. NAS functionality
3. iSCSI Target /Initiator
4. ZFS
5. Clustering options that don't require XSAN for Mail and Calendar servers
6. ARD 4 with support for Intel's...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 09:10 PM, in Mac OS X
In no particular order. 1. ZFS with Time... 2,854 Views / 55 Replies  
In no particular order.

1. ZFS with Time Machine support
2. Core Data multi user
3. Intel only
4. Applescript improvements
5. More codecs supported in Quicktime
6. An uninstaller
7....
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 09:05 PM, in Mac OS X
iMovie 06 is dead The next version of... 8,807 Views / 30 Replies  
iMovie 06 is dead

The next version of iMovie will shore up the most requested missing features and add a few nifty knew ones and no one will really care about iMovie 06 anymore.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 08:54 PM, in Applications
Eventually Apple will leverage Clang and LLVM so... 16,781 Views / 319 Replies  
Eventually Apple will leverage Clang and LLVM so there's no real need to maintain Universal Binary. Xcode 3.1 will be implementing some LLVM support for 3rd party developers most likely aimed at...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 4, 2008 at 08:53 PM, in Mac OS X
We use Adobe Connect at work and it's better than... 1,397 Views / 22 Replies  
We use Adobe Connect at work and it's better than Live Meeting IMO.

I'm not all that impressed with free PDF since there are other ways but Adobe Connect is pretty slick.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 2, 2008 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Apple's lack of focus is coming from the... 2,160 Views / 34 Replies  
I think Apple's lack of focus is coming from the top of the company. Apple has what 17 thousand employees according to Wikipedia? That's a LOT of people.

The reality is Apple rose to...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on May 25, 2008 at 10:55 AM, in Mac OS X
That's what I'm scratching my head about. I'm... 634 Views / 12 Replies  
That's what I'm scratching my head about. I'm mean it's create to have an unlimited client OS X server with the $3k Xserve but looking at Leopard server ...there's barely enough tools and...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on May 24, 2008 at 06:05 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't even think it's really about low end... 634 Views / 12 Replies  
I don't even think it's really about low end hardware. I see so many companies that just want to reduce the costs of managing their server farms. They want to consolidate. They want to reduce...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on May 24, 2008 at 05:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Besson3c I know. Leopard Server was a good... 634 Views / 12 Replies  
Besson3c

I know. Leopard Server was a good step in the right direction but the only way for OS X Server to be more than just the "add on" server for Windows/Linux environments is for Apple to...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on May 24, 2008 at 05:39 PM, in Mac OS X
The case for Apple licensing OS X Server 634 Views / 12 Replies  
I personally have never been a fan of the theory that we need Mac clones. I think it’s a faulty assumption that the roadmap Microsoft took to success could somehow be replicated by Apple via...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on May 24, 2008 at 04:27 PM, in Mac OS X
It's all good..you're entitled to your opinion... 115,501 Views / 2,183 Replies  
It's all good..you're entitled to your opinion and the right to change that option whenever you want. Seeing as how python and ruby now integrate so well along with Applescript I might try to focus...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jul 4, 2007 at 02:10 PM, in Mac OS X
I didn't think I was going to like Spaces that... 115,501 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I didn't think I was going to like Spaces that much but quite honestly after seeing more of Apple's implementation and the fact that it's affordable to have 4GB of RAM or more I could see Spaces...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jul 4, 2007 at 02:07 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not sure If I agree with you about not being... 115,501 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I'm not sure If I agree with you about not being worth the upgrade price. $129 isn't even a days pay for many. If you're a developer it's worth if for the dev tools alone. Xcode 3, Dtrace, ...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jul 4, 2007 at 01:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Actually I have Blazing Saddles on HD DVD and it... 229,027 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Actually I have Blazing Saddles on HD DVD and it looks damn good for a movie that's over 25yrs old. It's not everyones cup o' tea for a movie but I was actually shocked at how good it looked.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 27, 2007 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: It'll be interesting to see how many Blu-ray fans... 229,027 Views / 8,311 Replies  
It'll be interesting to see how many Blu-ray fans call this a "Firesale" or "Desperation"
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 27, 2007 at 03:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup...I've noticed my speakers popping more. I... 8,520 Views / 97 Replies  
Yup...I've noticed my speakers popping more. I thought I had my volume set too high but now I'm glad to know it's not me.

bring on 10.4.11 !!!
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 22, 2007 at 08:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Live Bookmarks seem a bit redundant to me with... 14,515 Views / 199 Replies  
Live Bookmarks seem a bit redundant to me with RSS becoming such a hot commodity.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Good post Dan I'm all for complaints when... 6,793 Views / 297 Replies  
Good post Dan

I'm all for complaints when they end with viable solutions or suggestions but when someone complains and their complaint is tantamount to

"Well...I just expected something...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 14, 2007 at 10:43 PM, in Mac OS X
The first part of your statement is fact. That... 1,454 Views / 8 Replies  
The first part of your statement is fact. That last part is a fabrication as neither you nor I know if he would have received a quicker response by posting publically or simply private messaging the...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 14, 2007 at 03:13 PM, in Delicious Monster
I've done support before and I know customer get... 1,454 Views / 8 Replies  
I've done support before and I know customer get frustrated but it's prudent to just contact the source and handle your business privately. What posting a private matter to a public forum does is...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 14, 2007 at 02:12 PM, in Delicious Monster
How about handling your business in a more... 1,454 Views / 8 Replies  
How about handling your business in a more respectful and private manner. Frankly none of us gives a shat about your license enough to actually want to see you complaining and wasting bits. ...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 13, 2007 at 11:26 PM, in Delicious Monster
Poll: If you don't understand the etiquette of "full... 229,027 Views / 8,311 Replies  
If you don't understand the etiquette of "full disclosure" then you should buy a clue.
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 7, 2007 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn't mind seeing OpenOffice bundled as a... 709 Views / 31 Replies  
I wouldn't mind seeing OpenOffice bundled as a nod toward FOSS. Buying Omnigroup is a streeetch but I wouldn't deride Apple if they did.



"Apple will never make an browser..too much work"...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:53 AM, in Applications
MacosNerd I too was surprised about how I... 709 Views / 31 Replies  
MacosNerd

I too was surprised about how I enjoyed certain aspects of MS Office 2007. However the Genuine Advantage crap everytime I want to download a friggin' template is beyond ridiculous.
...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 6, 2007 at 08:32 PM, in Applications
Yessssssssssssssssss 809 Views / 33 Replies  
Yessssssssssssssssss
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with you about Xen if we're talking about... 809 Views / 33 Replies  
I agree with you about Xen if we're talking about improved low level access. I can see the benefits of Apple doing this for 10.6 and leaving the workstation/desktop market to Parallels and VMware. ...
Posted by hmurchison2001, on Jun 6, 2007 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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