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Agreed. However, the we don't have to... 2,070 Views / 24 Replies  
Agreed.

However, the we don't have to analyze this situation as deeply as you did. Although I understand that benchmarks are not the "be all and end all," they are useful. Popular benchmark...
Posted by MacScientist, on Dec 31, 2015 at 12:32 PM, in Mac News
Au contraire. Apple may only see Tesla as a... 829 Views / 8 Replies  
Au contraire. Apple may only see Tesla as a source of expertise and not a competitor or target for Tesla to be legitimately concerned. In fact, it is unlikely that Apple has targeted Tesla because...
Posted by MacScientist, on Oct 9, 2015 at 08:04 PM, in Mac News
I agree with you on the policy question. However,... 392 Views / 4 Replies  
I agree with you on the policy question. However, the FCC is an autonomous Government agency that is supposed to be above politics. If the President forces the Chairman out over this issue, then he...
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 7, 2014 at 09:44 AM, in Tech News
No, not really. Photos for Mac is a port of... 1,436 Views / 13 Replies  
No, not really. Photos for Mac is a port of existing software, not a new product. The application is currently included with iOS. It is not reasonable to assume that Apple will fail in its effort to...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jul 1, 2014 at 07:57 PM, in Mac News
In my experience, Yahoo! Weather as displayed by... 262 Views / 2 Replies  
In my experience, Yahoo! Weather as displayed by the iOS Weather app is slightly different than the Weather Channel app, but it is similar. By this, I mean that the temperature may differ by 1 °F...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 20, 2014 at 07:38 PM, in Mac News
One of? This is near the top of my pointless fan... 2,239 Views / 25 Replies  
One of? This is near the top of my pointless fan post list.
Posted by MacScientist, on Sep 11, 2013 at 09:42 AM, in Tech News
Look at it this way. Microsoft had been losing a... 1,036 Views / 11 Replies  
Look at it this way. Microsoft had been losing a little money by occasionally propping-up Nokia. Now, it has the opportunity to lose a lot of money. Having now gone into direct competition with its...
Posted by MacScientist, on Sep 3, 2013 at 07:58 AM, in Tech News
your comment 460 Views / 6 Replies  
your comment
Posted by MacScientist, on May 30, 2013 at 09:11 AM, in Mac News
I am not here to defend the problems with Apple's... 432 Views / 6 Replies  
I am not here to defend the problems with Apple's new Maps app. We have a right to expect perfection. We have a right to complain when we don't receive it. We also have a duty to be fair. The...
Posted by MacScientist, on Oct 10, 2012 at 05:30 AM, in Tech News
I have no idea what I am talking about. Let me... 175 Views / 2 Replies  
I have no idea what I am talking about. Let me write a 10-page treatise to explain why....
Posted by MacScientist, on Sep 17, 2012 at 05:39 AM, in Tech News
Actually, the patents are very specific. That is... 613 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually, the patents are very specific. That is the nature of patents. Apple didn't go to court to eliminate competition, it went to court to eliminate copying. The only thing that the two have in...
Posted by MacScientist, on Sep 4, 2012 at 04:04 AM, in Mac News
Oh, contraire! Apple does not like to support... 444 Views / 22 Replies  
Oh, contraire! Apple does not like to support third-party peripherals, inclunding hard drives. It never has. On my current desktop at home, I have an Apple-branded external hard drive from LaCie....
Posted by MacScientist, on Mar 27, 2001 at 02:11 PM, in macOS
Therath and SenorD, You realize that that... 340 Views / 6 Replies  
Therath and SenorD,

You realize that that when Apple announced MacOS X, it was specifically stated that the OS would run on G3s and higher?

The 8500 is not a G3. I expect that Apple or a third...
Posted by MacScientist, on Mar 24, 2001 at 11:27 PM, in macOS
So you don't expect the speed to have improved... 691 Views / 88 Replies  
So you don't expect the speed to have improved since your developer release?
Posted by MacScientist, on Mar 17, 2001 at 07:17 PM, in macOS
It seems that it is important for us to know how... 474 Views / 20 Replies  
It seems that it is important for us to know how smart you are. That may be part of the problem. That may be the problem. Though you have not admitted it, it is likely that your futzing with your...
Posted by MacScientist, on Mar 11, 2001 at 10:50 AM, in macOS
The release version of NS6 retains a bug first... 456 Views / 22 Replies  
The release version of NS6 retains a bug first seen in the pre-releases on my machine. It sometimes blacks-out my monitor leaving only a white outline around my cursor. A restart is required to get...
Posted by MacScientist, on Nov 14, 2000 at 11:29 PM, in Applications
It seems that various users are finding various... 293 Views / 1 Replies  
It seems that various users are finding various failure modes in PR3. I have tried to launch it three times. It has hung my system three times, once on installation, once when trying to change the...
Posted by MacScientist, on Oct 4, 2000 at 01:54 PM, in Applications
Do you have the Stuffit Engine installed? You may... 599 Views / 2 Replies  
Do you have the Stuffit Engine installed? You may have discarded it during your clean installation. I think that requires the installation of DropStuff.

You have the latest MacLink Plus Deluxe 12?...
Posted by MacScientist, on Sep 20, 2000 at 01:49 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
You access the network time server just fine at... 564 Views / 8 Replies  
You access the network time server just fine at home, but can't do it at work? If that is the case, then I have been having the same problem. Actually, my computer at work will, on occasion, access...
Posted by MacScientist, on Sep 20, 2000 at 09:04 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
This is so not true. Try More File Info CMM. It... 364 Views / 14 Replies  
This is so not true. Try More File Info CMM. It can be downloaded from the following URL: <http://www.pixture.com/soft/more-file-info-cmm-24.hqx>. As stated above, you can use File Buddy:...
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 30, 2000 at 11:08 PM, in macOS
As a SERIOUS user, it is your responsibility to... 547 Views / 24 Replies  
As a SERIOUS user, it is your responsibility to do your research. Read the archives. Other serious users are ill-served by members of this forum who repeat old questions. If you can find a new slant...
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 23, 2000 at 09:05 AM, in macOS
As if this isn't a topic that has been talked to... 547 Views / 24 Replies  
As if this isn't a topic that has been talked to death....
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 22, 2000 at 09:14 AM, in macOS
I will go one step further. I will take NS6's... 434 Views / 5 Replies  
I will go one step further. I will take NS6's 3000 or so files. My hard disk's minimum file size is 4 KB. Multiplying the two numbers gives 12 MB. That means that 12 MB is the maxiumum amount of...
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 18, 2000 at 03:14 PM, in Applications
Are you sure that your file system is HFS rather... 434 Views / 5 Replies  
Are you sure that your file system is HFS rather than HFS+? On my HFS+ volume, Netscape 6 consumed 38.7 MB of space compared to 39.5 MB for Communicator 4.74.

shmerek's point, however, is valid....
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 17, 2000 at 07:46 PM, in Applications
Not true. Multithreading breaks an application... 364 Views / 22 Replies  
Not true. Multithreading breaks an application into separate parts that execute separately. However, the OS can still preempt and multitask single-threaded applications. A preemptive multitasking OS...
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 16, 2000 at 06:55 PM, in macOS
Cocoa, Carbon, and Classic are API's. Aqua is the... 424 Views / 26 Replies  
Cocoa, Carbon, and Classic are API's. Aqua is the UI for MacOS X. The API's don't implement Aqua. Aqua can be replaced by some other interface without changing a line of application code.
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 16, 2000 at 03:46 PM, in macOS
What was your life like before Apple introduced... 424 Views / 26 Replies  
What was your life like before Apple introduced the Control Strip for PowerBooks?

In spite of its convenience, the Control Strip is a source MacOS instability. The same is true of the hierarchal...
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 10, 2000 at 11:10 PM, in macOS
You will find that UMich is comatose. Much better... 424 Views / 26 Replies  
You will find that UMich is comatose. Much better is the Pure Mac site at http://www.pure-mac.com/
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 9, 2000 at 12:49 PM, in macOS
Did you reformat has HFS or HFS+? 350 Views / 7 Replies  
Did you reformat has HFS or HFS+?
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 6, 2000 at 09:14 AM, in macOS
Try the following web site:... 333 Views / 20 Replies  
Try the following web site: http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11258
Posted by MacScientist, on Aug 1, 2000 at 03:45 PM, in macOS
This is just plain wrong. System 7.1 requires the... 398 Views / 20 Replies  
This is just plain wrong. System 7.1 requires the Mac Toolbox ROM to be in firmware. The latest Macintosh computers require Open Firmware, which did not exist when Apple introduced System 7.1....
Posted by MacScientist, on Jul 31, 2000 at 08:55 PM, in macOS
It is my understanding that Apple has made all... 333 Views / 20 Replies  
It is my understanding that Apple has made all versions of its OS up throught MacOS 7.5.5 free on its Web and FTP sites. Although non-32 bit clean machines such as the Mac IIcx are restricted to...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jul 31, 2000 at 02:26 PM, in macOS
That depends on which applications you use. ... 335 Views / 3 Replies  
That depends on which applications you use.

MacOS 9 broke a few applications and utilities that worked fine with MacOS 8.6. Apple included updaters for some of them, such as AppleWorks 5 and...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jul 19, 2000 at 05:27 PM, in macOS
Currently, the agreement specifies that IE be... 376 Views / 15 Replies  
Currently, the agreement specifies that IE be Apple's default browser, not its exclusive browser. Netscape Communicator ships with MacOS 9.x. Gates is smart enough to know that a user who changes...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jul 15, 2000 at 08:01 AM, in macOS
Just exactly when did Apple promise that MacOS X... 431 Views / 19 Replies  
Just exactly when did Apple promise that MacOS X beta would be free?
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 30, 2000 at 05:08 PM, in macOS
PostScript is probably the biggest player in... 367 Views / 4 Replies  
PostScript is probably the biggest player in UNIX, though other formats are available. Display PostScript was used by SUN before NeXT even existed.

There is, however, no standard for UNIX in the...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 26, 2000 at 12:58 AM, in macOS
How is PPPoE the future when my cable modem is on... 444 Views / 17 Replies  
How is PPPoE the future when my cable modem is on all the time via DHCP with no log-in required?
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 22, 2000 at 12:07 AM, in macOS
If you are a confirmed Mac user, then like me,... 581 Views / 40 Replies  
If you are a confirmed Mac user, then like me, you may have wondered when Microsoft would add a crank to Windows as a companion to the Start(er) button. However, the Start button serves a "purpose."...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 20, 2000 at 04:14 PM, in macOS
It would be a very bad idea. 852 Views / 35 Replies  
It would be a very bad idea.
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 8, 2000 at 08:16 AM, in macOS
The terminal has uses other than the console of... 532 Views / 12 Replies  
The terminal has uses other than the console of the BSD layer of MacOS X.
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 2, 2000 at 02:29 PM, in macOS
Wrong!!!! MacOS X does not require the Mac... 852 Views / 35 Replies  
Wrong!!!!

MacOS X does not require the Mac Toolbox ROM. Apple switched to Open Firmware with the introduction of the original iMac, if memory serves. Even under MacOS 9, Toolbox calls are made to...
Posted by MacScientist, on Jun 1, 2000 at 01:36 PM, in macOS
Do we need MacOS X? Obviously not. It is... 1,125 Views / 61 Replies  
Do we need MacOS X?


Obviously not. It is going to force us to sacrifice extension conflicts and system crashes.

My system has been tweaked to the point where I can restore a crash-causing...
Posted by MacScientist, on May 19, 2000 at 01:33 PM, in macOS
I agree with just about everything said here,... 1,271 Views / 59 Replies  
I agree with just about everything said here, except one. Intel's IA-64 process is designed to run existing IA-32 code. IA-64 includes hardware emulation of IA-32. Without access to the inner...
Posted by MacScientist, on May 16, 2000 at 05:17 PM, in macOS
Cricket Graph 1.3.2 still works on MacOS 9.0.4. I... 734 Views / 18 Replies  
Cricket Graph 1.3.2 still works on MacOS 9.0.4. I expect it to work in Classic.
Posted by MacScientist, on May 15, 2000 at 05:44 PM, in macOS
HFS+ is the default file system of the commercial... 628 Views / 3 Replies  
HFS+ is the default file system of the commercial release of MacOS X.
Posted by MacScientist, on May 9, 2000 at 09:18 AM, in macOS
Clarification: X Windows is a windowing system.... 579 Views / 7 Replies  
Clarification: X Windows is a windowing system. It does not imply that any GUI is present. However, most major UNIX GUIs are based on X Windows. X Windows is a follow-up to W Windows. Both were...
Posted by MacScientist, on May 2, 2000 at 01:26 PM, in macOS
Oh, multi-user support in MacOS X will be much... 539 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, multi-user support in MacOS X will be much better than it is in MacOS 9.
Posted by MacScientist, on May 1, 2000 at 07:33 PM, in macOS
Pink was a completely different animal. It died... 1,271 Views / 59 Replies  
Pink was a completely different animal. It died after it became the center of an IBM/Apple joint venture. That was one of the three efforts that followed Apple's adoption of the IBM's Power...
Posted by MacScientist, on May 1, 2000 at 04:24 PM, in macOS
In 1984, the Apple did not use HFS as its Mac... 685 Views / 25 Replies  
In 1984, the Apple did not use HFS as its Mac file system. Folders did not represent directories. They were a way to organize files in a flat file system.
Posted by MacScientist, on May 1, 2000 at 09:13 AM, in macOS
There are numerous commercial and freeware... 511 Views / 29 Replies  
There are numerous commercial and freeware implementations of X-Windows for MacOS 8/9. Some must me entered from a CLI session. Others do not. There are also X-Windows implementations for MacOS X...
Posted by MacScientist, on May 1, 2000 at 09:09 AM, in macOS
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