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if you aren't too fussed about using the glitzy... 753 Views / 2 Replies  
if you aren't too fussed about using the glitzy interface then you can always use the good ol' fashioned file system in

/Volumes/<time machine volume>/backups.db/

just follow your nose in...
Posted by ntsc, on Oct 7, 2008 at 05:18 PM, in Mac OS X
MobileMe is designed to do exactly the opposite... 437 Views / 7 Replies  
MobileMe is designed to do exactly the opposite of this...
Posted by ntsc, on Sep 11, 2008 at 02:31 PM, in Applications
as others have said its seems odd that you want... 1,076 Views / 6 Replies  
as others have said its seems odd that you want to use su to get root access, sudo is, in general a better idea. i appreciate that sometimes it can be tedious to have to prefix your commands with...
Posted by ntsc, on Sep 11, 2008 at 02:18 PM, in Mac OS X
yeah i'm leaning towards BSD type end, just... 514 Views / 9 Replies  
yeah i'm leaning towards BSD type end, just because its more similar to Mac OS (and Solaris, where i cut my admining teeth :D)

has anyone ever run into any particular OpenDir problems or afp type...
Posted by ntsc, on May 20, 2008 at 04:52 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Suggestions For A Server OS 514 Views / 9 Replies  
I manage a group of Macs running together in a small enterprise network. I currently have an old PowerMac G4 (800Mhz) box kicking around and we're running low on storage so I'm thinking about using...
Posted by ntsc, on May 18, 2008 at 06:10 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
carbon is no less 'native' than any other... 263 Views / 3 Replies  
carbon is no less 'native' than any other programming environment. admittedly PS7 isn't exactly the best carbon port in the world, but one shouldn't let that pain carbon in too much of negative...
Posted by ntsc, on Mar 29, 2008 at 02:13 PM, in Applications
what? you know 64-bitness has absolutely no... 3,600 Views / 66 Replies  
what? you know 64-bitness has absolutely no affect on stability, right? if anything 64-bit apps will be less stable since the alterations to the OS are newer than the 32-bit constructs and therefore...
Posted by ntsc, on Feb 20, 2008 at 06:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Or if you interested in plain text editors I like... 1,376 Views / 19 Replies  
Or if you interested in plain text editors I like SubEthaEdit (http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/) a little less pricey that BBEdit and comes with a handy collaboration feature if you have...
Posted by ntsc, on Feb 19, 2008 at 07:37 AM, in Developer Center
Mac OS 10.5 Server, Mail Server Question 737 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm hoping to get some help with a migration project to Mac OS X 10.5 Server's mail server from another mail server. One of the main tasks is going to be migrating our archived mail from the old...
Posted by ntsc, on Feb 19, 2008 at 07:31 AM, in Developer Center
some of you might enjoy this... YouTube -... 996 Views / 74 Replies  
some of you might enjoy this...

YouTube - Marcus Brigstocke vs BT broadband (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg1CLskFIKQ)
Posted by ntsc, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
also, your professor should learn about a subject... 458 Views / 7 Replies  
also, your professor should learn about a subject before he opens his/her mouth and lets his/her stomach rumble...
Posted by ntsc, on Dec 20, 2007 at 09:21 AM, in Mac OS X
To run stuff in Eclipse you can control click on... 306 Views / 2 Replies  
To run stuff in Eclipse you can control click on the files in left hand pane and from there you should be able to run them from there. You might also want to check out NetBeans which I prefer (but...
Posted by ntsc, on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:43 PM, in Applications
These are completely different product revisions... 497 Views / 10 Replies  
These are completely different product revisions you're talking about, the motherboard in the iceBook is completely different from that in the clamshell. Although the speeds the boards are clocking...
Posted by ntsc, on Nov 27, 2007 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i think there is an issue with the way Spaces... 41,758 Views / 363 Replies  
i think there is an issue with the way Spaces interacts with the cmd+tab functionality. it seems the OS retains an ordering for all windows for each application, now say i'm in application 1 and I...
Posted by ntsc, on Oct 28, 2007 at 10:26 AM, in Mac OS X
Ah of course, thanks guys! I'd forgotten about... 1,223 Views / 7 Replies  
Ah of course, thanks guys! I'd forgotten about using the RAID software for mirroring, I guess I just spent a little too long working with Solaris for this stuff :D

The XSan thing was more idle...
Posted by ntsc, on Jul 15, 2007 at 05:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Oh also, does anyone know if I could boot from... 1,223 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh also, does anyone know if I could boot from Apple's SAN unit? Just some idle wondering....
Posted by ntsc, on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorry, I suppose i should have been more... 1,223 Views / 7 Replies  
Sorry, I suppose i should have been more specific. What I'm interested in achieving is mirroring the boot partitions. For example in a previous setup with, admittedly much higher end, Sun equipment I...
Posted by ntsc, on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Volume Management On OS X 1,223 Views / 7 Replies  
I wonder if anyone has any experience with Volume Management software for OS X. Is there any to begin with? AFAIK Apple doesn't provide any but I was wondering if there were any implementations,...
Posted by ntsc, on Jul 11, 2007 at 10:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Not true Apple does distribute Tiger as CDs if... 427 Views / 12 Replies  
Not true Apple does distribute Tiger as CDs if its requested, there is a possibility there is a charge for this I don't recall, but it is possible to install with a DVD optical drive.
Posted by ntsc, on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:49 PM, in Applications
Actually you've essentially described RAID 5 and... 963 Views / 35 Replies  
Actually you've essentially described RAID 5 and raidz (the ZFS implementation) more or less. RAID 5 takes at least three disks to implement which includes a copy of half a chunk of data on one disk...
Posted by ntsc, on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:29 PM, in Mac OS X
I should probably add that its using the firewire... 270 Views / 2 Replies  
I should probably add that its using the firewire interface but the box also has a usb interface which I may try out. Perhaps its just buggy firewire controllers. Still any input would be great.
Posted by ntsc, on Nov 20, 2006 at 12:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Long Eject Cycle On Ext HD 270 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently purchased one of the new seagate 750gig drives and put in an external enclosure to use as auxiliary storage for my MacBook. Unfortunately it seems to exhibit exceptionally long eject...
Posted by ntsc, on Nov 20, 2006 at 12:45 PM, in Mac OS X
To be fair the system of TV licensing control in... 1,132 Views / 66 Replies  
To be fair the system of TV licensing control in the UK is somewhat predicated on everyone owning a television and receiving broadcasts. Which for the most part is true, although I agree with the...
Posted by ntsc, on Oct 23, 2006 at 01:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
i think the idea here is that the copyboard... 2,260 Views / 64 Replies  
i think the idea here is that the copyboard shouldn't be used as medium or long term store for anything you really care about. you should only store things there that can be easily recovered (ie like...
Posted by ntsc, on Sep 7, 2006 at 04:14 PM, in Mac OS X
you do realise thats the previous to current... 268 Views / 3 Replies  
you do realise thats the previous to current revision of the OS, right?
Posted by ntsc, on Aug 5, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Applications
cool i'll take a look at them, thanks! 406 Views / 2 Replies  
cool i'll take a look at them, thanks!
Posted by ntsc, on Jun 22, 2006 at 03:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
UPS Recommendations for xServe 406 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm looking to be a fairly modestly priced UPS for an xServe to protect it from power outages. It doesn't have to last too long i'd just like it to be the case that if we have a power cut then that...
Posted by ntsc, on Jun 21, 2006 at 07:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
my iBook G3 600 has this it is not a new thing.... 1,868 Views / 14 Replies  
my iBook G3 600 has this it is not a new thing. not sure whether thats really acceptable or not, but then it never really bothered me cos i tended to use the tap functions to click
Posted by ntsc, on May 19, 2006 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
is it possible you stole your OS or something you... 344 Views / 4 Replies  
is it possible you stole your OS or something you installed is illegal?

i only ask because if its an internal build then clearly thats the cause and the installation of prerelease software from...
Posted by ntsc, on May 12, 2006 at 02:28 PM, in Mac OS X
it almost sounds like a description of the split... 1,105 Views / 28 Replies  
it almost sounds like a description of the split Mac face (as in the Finder icon) but i can't think of any situation that it might appear at boot time
Posted by ntsc, on May 10, 2006 at 05:30 AM, in Mac OS X
it may have gone to sleep if it felt that the... 2,441 Views / 6 Replies  
it may have gone to sleep if it felt that the battery was low. have you tried pluging into the mains?
Posted by ntsc, on May 9, 2006 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
it sounds like they have some problems with the... 583 Views / 5 Replies  
it sounds like they have some problems with the web based stuff. I'm not sure what you would do to edit or even really use a tiff in Excel. Tiffs are image files and cannot be edited in excel as far...
Posted by ntsc, on May 9, 2006 at 08:51 AM, in Applications
take a look in the terminal. is it possible that... 318 Views / 4 Replies  
take a look in the terminal. is it possible that someone has created a folder or file which starts with a period/full stop? if so the Finder will be hiding it.
Posted by ntsc, on May 8, 2006 at 12:01 PM, in Mac OS X
I also think Apple should rethink the Sharing and... 563 Views / 13 Replies  
I also think Apple should rethink the Sharing and Networking titles for those preference panes. Network is the most approiate for both.

i guess its a limitation of the highly generalised category...
Posted by ntsc, on May 3, 2006 at 06:36 PM, in Mac OS X
it greys it out when you can't paste anything,... 2,888 Views / 61 Replies  
it greys it out when you can't paste anything, but then its not really needing to give you way of choosing what you paste since it only pastes whats on the board at the moment.
Posted by ntsc, on Apr 23, 2006 at 11:44 AM, in Mac OS X
I guess that sounds ok but when i start to think... 2,888 Views / 61 Replies  
I guess that sounds ok but when i start to think about it a couple of issues immediately spring to mind. Most of these stem from the fact that the clipboard can contain many many different data types...
Posted by ntsc, on Apr 23, 2006 at 04:54 AM, in Mac OS X
I would argue the reverse is true, i'm not sure... 2,888 Views / 61 Replies  
I would argue the reverse is true, i'm not sure how one would put a decent intuitive interface on that. Copy and paste works now because users aren't easily confused by it, try explaining the concept...
Posted by ntsc, on Apr 20, 2006 at 03:30 PM, in Mac OS X
i know that VLC will play bin cues but i'm not... 252 Views / 1 Replies  
i know that VLC will play bin cues but i'm not really sure that this what you want.
Posted by ntsc, on Apr 9, 2006 at 08:30 AM, in Applications
hi i've worked in an organisation where i... 268 Views / 3 Replies  
hi i've worked in an organisation where i deployed the Kerio mail server. however the version used was a variant of 6.0 not 6.1 when the calendar integration with iCal was introduced. however i did...
Posted by ntsc, on Apr 4, 2006 at 01:10 PM, in Applications
i think the point is more that a fully compatible... 785 Views / 18 Replies  
i think the point is more that a fully compatible system does exist and the school has clearly made a conscious and specific decision not to provide support for large portion of users.

I think...
Posted by ntsc, on Jan 19, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in Applications
to be fair anything that comes with a button that... 667 Views / 18 Replies  
to be fair anything that comes with a button that says "Install" is much the same thing, these days the preferred method for installation is a drag and drop install.

anything else except in a few...
Posted by ntsc, on Dec 2, 2005 at 12:32 PM, in Applications
which is of course why they never mention it in... 896 Views / 11 Replies  
which is of course why they never mention it in any marketing material i've ever seen...
Posted by ntsc, on Nov 29, 2005 at 11:52 AM, in Mac OS X
thats exactly what i was looking for, its been a... 381 Views / 5 Replies  
thats exactly what i was looking for, its been a while since i used the Activity Monitor. usually use the terminal for a process listing, seems to have grown up more recently :D

thanks
Posted by ntsc, on Sep 22, 2005 at 12:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Hard Disk Performance Profiling 381 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm looking for an application that can profile hard disk performance. specifically can it tell me the data rates which are coming from the drive at any point.

can anyone suggest anything,...
Posted by ntsc, on Sep 20, 2005 at 10:02 AM, in Mac OS X
the Finder will do this for you, look in your... 370 Views / 5 Replies  
the Finder will do this for you, look in your home folder and there should a folder in there called Library, in that there should be another folder called Preferences. Open this and you can see all...
Posted by ntsc, on May 3, 2005 at 10:18 AM, in Applications
Gentoo Linux on G3 iBook 910 Views / 8 Replies  
hi

i'm installing gentoo linux on my iBook G3 600. unfortunately i've run into a snag with X. i've emerged kde and tried to startx, but it complained that it didn't have a config file. so i had a...
Posted by ntsc, on Apr 6, 2005 at 07:30 AM, in Mac OS X
iMac G5 Video Performance 681 Views / 1 Replies  
i've recently bought an iMac G5 20" and i'm having some performance issues with playing video. Avi files in VLC play fine it seems but every now and then one sees what is best described a hiccup or a...
Posted by ntsc, on Mar 24, 2005 at 08:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
well i'm sure you'll all be happy to hear that i... 1,030 Views / 8 Replies  
well i'm sure you'll all be happy to hear that i finally bit the bullet and bought an iMac 20" bluetooth included :D

according to TNT shipping its out for delivery today so hopefully i shall be...
Posted by ntsc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 08:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
So an iMac now a good idea 1,030 Views / 8 Replies  
hey everyone

i'm thinking seriously about buying a new iMac but i'm really not sure what to do about it. i'm a computer science student and i'm currently running on an iBook-600 which is beginning...
Posted by ntsc, on Mar 5, 2005 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
not to mention the benefits of improved GUI... 895 Views / 12 Replies  
not to mention the benefits of improved GUI response, especially by the looks of things in Tiger!
Posted by ntsc, on Feb 27, 2005 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
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