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Poll: a poor one who has only messed with the free... 11,728 Views / 110 Replies  
a poor one who has only messed with the free BSDs. :) Well at least with actual system administration experience. I _may_ play around with Solaris x86 on my test box but I don't know how it will...
Posted by travism, on Mar 18, 2005 at 01:05 PM, in macOS
The command syntax and switches of the commands... 676 Views / 10 Replies  
The command syntax and switches of the commands is very different in some cases. I have three-four years invested in using the GNU commands that it's difficult to use the BSD commands. (If I need...
Posted by travism, on Mar 10, 2005 at 03:07 PM, in macOS
Poll: Mail is a pretty nice application and could use... 11,728 Views / 110 Replies  
Mail is a pretty nice application and could use some upgrades. I would love to see it work with gpg (if it does already, I haven't out how).

Automator seems like a good idea but I'm not so sure...
Posted by travism, on Mar 10, 2005 at 11:23 AM, in macOS
Poll: Spotlight sounds like something that may be... 11,728 Views / 110 Replies  
Spotlight sounds like something that may be useful but I just don't see how often I will need to do a more inclusive search than what a locate or whereis can already do for me.

I do agree the one...
Posted by travism, on Mar 9, 2005 at 09:12 PM, in macOS
Generally speaking, a regular user only has... 440 Views / 1 Replies  
Generally speaking, a regular user only has read/write access to /tmp (for temporary files) and your home directory.

With that said, you need to use sudo to temporary execute a command with...
Posted by travism, on Mar 9, 2005 at 09:01 PM, in macOS
Poll: Things I want to see are more of a UNIX approach... 11,728 Views / 110 Replies  
Things I want to see are more of a UNIX approach to things. Netinfo is just garbage. (Well perhaps it serves *some* purpose but the commands are difficult to use). I'd like to see the layout of OS...
Posted by travism, on Mar 9, 2005 at 06:33 PM, in macOS
Have you looked into Fink or Darwin Ports? I use... 676 Views / 10 Replies  
Have you looked into Fink or Darwin Ports? I use the GNU coreutils (things like cp, mv, tar, and so on) instead of the BSD counterparts...
Posted by travism, on Mar 9, 2005 at 06:25 PM, in macOS
I'm curious about this question as well. I'm a... 619 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm curious about this question as well. I'm a long time user of M$ Money which isn't that bad...and I just found on Amazon for the mac. I've tried Quicken but never liked it. GNU Cash isn't...
Posted by travism, on Feb 20, 2005 at 01:44 PM, in Applications
Mine is in Alaska...hopefully it can hit Southern... 2,125 Views / 49 Replies  
Mine is in Alaska...hopefully it can hit Southern Illinois by Saturday or Monday!
Posted by travism, on Feb 17, 2005 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Surely you jest! Actually, that is the reason... 2,125 Views / 49 Replies  
Surely you jest! Actually, that is the reason why I switched to my new powerbook. Yeah, I can micro-control everything but it gets old. And heaven forbid you have a hardware combination that...
Posted by travism, on Feb 16, 2005 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
straight from the horse's mouth...er, I bought... 19,059 Views / 343 Replies  
straight from the horse's mouth...er, I bought mine though the Developer store, which is straight though Apple.com. I'm pretty sure any Developer orders have top priority too.
Posted by travism, on Feb 15, 2005 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all the replys so far. I've been... 2,125 Views / 49 Replies  
Thanks for all the replys so far.

I've been considering switching for three years now simply because I've gotten tired of doing things "the hard way" and wanted a UNIX or UNIX-like OS that "just...
Posted by travism, on Feb 15, 2005 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine Feb 14, will ship before Feb 22. ... 19,059 Views / 343 Replies  
Ordered mine Feb 14, will ship before Feb 22.

17 inch Powerbook with ram upgrade. It's good to be an ADC member.
Posted by travism, on Feb 15, 2005 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
new powerbook for a seasoned linux guy 2,125 Views / 49 Replies  
Ok, so I finally broke down and bought the 17 inch Powerbook. I figure if you're going to get an Apple you might as well go all out right? (Ships Feb 22, ordered Feb 15)

I'm just curious if any...
Posted by travism, on Feb 15, 2005 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
more ram is always better. if i have the choice... 871 Views / 8 Replies  
more ram is always better. if i have the choice to upgrade something in my pc that isn't the CPU or mobo (faster bus) or harddrive (faster drive) i'd go with ram because it will make the most...
Posted by travism, on Jan 26, 2005 at 09:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm a soon-to-be Mac user who has been waiting... 5,598 Views / 115 Replies  
I'm a soon-to-be Mac user who has been waiting for about three months for a PB bump, either to the G5 or just general bumps.

The whole concept of 64-bit computing is mostly a marketing ploy...I...
Posted by travism, on Jan 16, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, but the article only said they had the... 831 Views / 6 Replies  
yeah, but the article only said they had the ability to make them...not that they were acutally in production.

i really want a dual and not a single. would they still keep selling the dual 1.8s...
Posted by travism, on Feb 13, 2004 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
buy now, or wait?!?!? 831 Views / 6 Replies  
ok, so i joined the ADC student developer thing and I get like 20% off the purchase of a new mac. I want to get the dual 1.8, but this new release of information regarding the 2.5 possibility leads...
Posted by travism, on Feb 13, 2004 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
well, it will be after macworld before i buy the... 931 Views / 12 Replies  
well, it will be after macworld before i buy the G5 just because i won't have the money till then. it will be nice to have a computer with a Unix os that "just works" no more fiddling with kernel...
Posted by travism, on Dec 6, 2003 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
yeah, i may hold out, but from what my apple... 931 Views / 12 Replies  
yeah, i may hold out, but from what my apple programmer friend says...release and shipping dates are very different. plus i'm not the type that can wait a month for the thing to arrive. who knows,...
Posted by travism, on Dec 5, 2003 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
switching 931 Views / 12 Replies  
Greetings. In the next month of so I will be switching to a Mac. I'm planning on buying the Dual 1.8 G5 (not quite sure how I'm gonna customize it right now).

See, the thing is I've read a lot...
Posted by travism, on Dec 5, 2003 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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