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Did somebody remove my post on purpose or was it... 652 Views / 1 Replies  
Did somebody remove my post on purpose or was it some glitch? Strange in either case.
Posted by iohead, on Apr 8, 2005 at 01:00 AM, in Developer Center
AltiVec does not work in terms of "numbers". It... 1,336 Views / 19 Replies  
AltiVec does not work in terms of "numbers". It works with vectors, which are always 128-bit, whether you are on the G4 and the G5.

AltiVec on the G5 is not worse than AltiVec on G4! Where did you...
Posted by iohead, on Dec 14, 2004 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 'Antares SP' 970GX @ 3GHz next, dual-core 970MP coming up 6,200 Views / 72 Replies  
Well, I asked if you are confusing them because you stated the following:



The definition of what a "G5" means is up to Apple. What's to prevent Apple from saying (marketing-wise) that a...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 14, 2004 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: 'Antares SP' 970GX @ 3GHz next, dual-core 970MP coming up 6,200 Views / 72 Replies  
You might be confusing hyperthreading with dual-core. They are not the same! Some more relevant details are in this thread:

kernelthread.com thread...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 14, 2004 at 08:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apple does offer 2 GB modules, both on the online... 1,807 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple does offer 2 GB modules, both on the online store and in the retail stores. A 2 GB memory module is $1200 from Apple.
Posted by iohead, on Oct 11, 2004 at 04:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
What do you folks think of this setup? 1,095 Views / 17 Replies  
Meant to be more amusing than impressive, and I think the owner is more embarrassed than proud, especially because he claims not to be an "Apple Person" :)
...
Posted by iohead, on Sep 19, 2004 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What do you folks think of this setup? 630 Views / 2 Replies  
Meant to be more amusing than impressive, and I think the owner is more embarrassed than proud, especially because he claims not to be an "Apple Person" :)
...
Posted by iohead, on Sep 19, 2004 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmm ... I have tons of Fink packages too. I have... 1,603 Views / 21 Replies  
Hmmm ... I have tons of Fink packages too. I have over 600,000 files on my machine, in fact, but I have very few fragmented files.

Perhaps the number reported by Drive 10 is different from the...
Posted by iohead, on Jun 26, 2004 at 06:09 AM, in macOS
Sure, I know about hfsdebug. I wanted to... 1,603 Views / 21 Replies  
Sure, I know about hfsdebug.

I wanted to know how the original poster found "tens of thousands" of fragmented files on his disk. In real life, you would need to go and *fragment* files "by hand"...
Posted by iohead, on Jun 26, 2004 at 12:50 AM, in macOS
How did you go and look? I mean, what... 1,603 Views / 21 Replies  
How did you go and look? I mean, what application/utility did you use to do so.

-A
Posted by iohead, on Jun 25, 2004 at 10:26 PM, in macOS
Re: Win Supersite ... I'm not even going to touch this ... 1,908 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, all "experts" have some agenda to push. I don't think I have ever come across an "expert", or "analyst", or "technologist" who:

1. Was modest about his/her "expertise"
2. Was not...
Posted by iohead, on May 25, 2004 at 04:10 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: FS: Apple Soundtrack (academic version) 742 Views / 7 Replies  
Not really.

The academic version is $169 from Apple, or even lower from a University bookstore (for example, $149 from Stanford).

-A
Posted by iohead, on Jan 19, 2004 at 07:29 PM, in Marketplace
Re: Re: NTFS under MacOS X 10.3 1,234 Views / 12 Replies  
NTFS read-write support in Linux is (with respect to the "write" part):

1. experimental
2. very incomplete
3. unusable in real life

BSD's situation is similar.

Apple's situation is also...
Posted by iohead, on Jan 19, 2004 at 03:22 PM, in macOS
You should certainly enable WEP *if* you are... 8,385 Views / 9 Replies  
You should certainly enable WEP *if* you are concerned about others casually using your connection. As I said before, WEP is only a deterrent, not foolproof protection.

As for changing the MAC...
Posted by iohead, on Dec 6, 2003 at 05:50 AM, in macOS
Well, the trivial part depends on both your... 8,385 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, the trivial part depends on both your operating system and your wireless card. On Linux, for example, using a Lucent Wavelan card (and some others), you can simply set the MAC address to...
Posted by iohead, on Dec 5, 2003 at 07:51 PM, in macOS
Actually, MAC filtering is more of a myth than... 8,385 Views / 9 Replies  
Actually, MAC filtering is more of a myth than real security. In most cases it is trivial to know the MAC addresses connected to your base station (through passive scanning) and then spoof it. In the...
Posted by iohead, on Dec 5, 2003 at 06:37 PM, in macOS
More options: ... 823 Views / 5 Replies  
More options:

http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/isight/

-A
Posted by iohead, on Dec 3, 2003 at 01:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: What brand HD is in your 17" Powerbook? 1,455 Views / 20 Replies  
http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/pb17/diskdrives.html

Apple uses all the drives mentioned above except the 7200 RPM one.

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 29, 2003 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Unix commands 606 Views / 6 Replies  
There are two broad categories of commands you could look at: Mac OS X specific (more-or-less) and typical Unix utilities. Here's a link to a list of some useful (mostly Mac OS X specific) commands:...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 19, 2003 at 09:04 PM, in macOS
SightFlex Review (flexible iSight mounting solution) 587 Views / 1 Replies  
FYI:

http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/isight/sightflex.html

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 16, 2003 at 02:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: So, does it? 1,224 Views / 10 Replies  
Here are some relevant points:

1. Fragmentation (and consequently, defragmentation) are file system specific - not hard drive specific. So you defragment a file system, not a drive.

2. The...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 14, 2003 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What makes you say that OS X memory management is... 833 Views / 15 Replies  
What makes you say that OS X memory management is better than Windows?

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Posted by iohead, on Nov 12, 2003 at 05:34 PM, in macOS
Re: Investigation 3,335 Views / 16 Replies  
I think an Apple machine that supports multiple processor speeds *always* boots up with the slower frequency. On Gentoo Linux, for example (disclaimer: I've never used it myself), you actually have...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 12, 2003 at 04:14 AM, in macOS
Heh ... when I left my last job, I had to turn... 3,072 Views / 31 Replies  
Heh ... when I left my last job, I had to turn off the Solaris (SPARC) machine on my desk. I used it pretty much every day at work. The uptime was 580 or so days. This also means I never patched or...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 11, 2003 at 01:22 AM, in macOS
Re: sysctl cpu.hwfrequency reports slower CPU 3,335 Views / 16 Replies  
You should also see what the following sysctl entries show:

hw.cpufrequency_min
hw.cpufrequency_max

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 10, 2003 at 06:23 PM, in macOS
My bad - I initially read it as 9 digits (giga)... 3,335 Views / 16 Replies  
My bad - I initially read it as 9 digits (giga) instead of the 6 (mega) you wrote. It should be 9 digits after the 1 if it is reporting in Hz.
-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 10, 2003 at 06:21 PM, in macOS
Re: SCREEEEECH!!! (17 incher) 1,157 Views / 14 Replies  
It's a known "issue". Are you running Panther? I don't have my revision A 17 anymore, but some people have claimed that Panther fixed this noise.

The noise should disappear, or at least go down if...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 9, 2003 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Continuously fan / harddisk spin on 15 alu PowerBook 818 Views / 5 Replies  
I think it's your hard disk. Sounds normal. Do you mean the 4200 or the 5400 Hitachi?

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Is Jonathan Ive left handed? PowerBook ports are somehow the wrong way round! 2,162 Views / 13 Replies  
Well ... "left" is a pretty common side for the CardBus slot. My IBM ThinkPad and Sony VAIO both have their CardBus slots on the left side ...

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
/usr/bin/file on a Mac OS X system would actually... 595 Views / 3 Replies  
/usr/bin/file on a Mac OS X system would actually look at the first few bytes of a file and look them up in a database (just a text file) and tell you what the file is. More reliable than the...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 09:24 PM, in Applications
Re: Where do I find libwww-perl for OS X? 475 Views / 3 Replies  
You could simply use Perl itself to find the latest version of the module you are looking for, download it, compile it and install it.

Use the following command line:

perl -MCPAN -e shell
...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 09:19 PM, in macOS
Re: What is an "fm" file? Safari doesn't understand it. (Document on Motorola website) 595 Views / 3 Replies  
It's an Adobe FrameMaker document.

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Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 08:01 PM, in Applications
ROTFLMAO! Ha ha ... thank for pointing this out. ... 1,090 Views / 15 Replies  
ROTFLMAO! Ha ha ... thank for pointing this out.

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 07:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: How much does HD Buffer matter? 661 Views / 5 Replies  
This is a somewhat diabolical question.

The safe answer is that "it depends on your work load" (the kind of things that you would do with your disk), but that's hardly a useful answer.

If you...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 8, 2003 at 07:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Could you actually download from this link? It... 1,070 Views / 7 Replies  
Could you actually download from this link? It seems to be permanently busy, and once I did able to log in, but the download never starts ... almost as if it is on a zero bandwidth connection ...
...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 7, 2003 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Different Powerbook HDs: Hitachi, Toshiba and Fujitsu _does it matter which one? 1,385 Views / 11 Replies  
Here is an "on-paper" comparison:

http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/pb17/diskdrives.html

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 5, 2003 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 1GHZ Vs. 1.33GHz 17" Powerbook 941 Views / 4 Replies  
This has been discussed aplenty before. Look here, for example:

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?threadid=185925

There *IS* a justifiable performance difference between the 1.33 and the...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 5, 2003 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
nice'ing a process would give it more CPU time,... 769 Views / 9 Replies  
nice'ing a process would give it more CPU time, in the simplest terms - not memory.

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 5, 2003 at 01:48 AM, in macOS
A statement from the above page: I... 769 Views / 9 Replies  
A statement from the above page:



I find it ironic that many seem to think UNIX is some kind of (modern) magic pill :-) Both UNIX and virtual memory are well over 30 years old! When System 1...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 5, 2003 at 12:51 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Looking for a "GPU" meter... 3,643 Views / 5 Replies  
XCode Developer Tools include a few applications/utilities for debugging/profiling graphics:

* OpenGL Info - shows information about your OpenGL environment
* OpenGL Profiler
* Pixie - software...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 4, 2003 at 05:56 PM, in macOS
Re: Looking for a "GPU" meter... 3,643 Views / 5 Replies  
Take a look at the Quartz profiler that comes with Developer Tools. It shows you a lot of things, and even has a "speedometer" for frame rates, etc.

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 4, 2003 at 02:15 PM, in macOS
Re: should i partition my pwrbk drive for video or not? 534 Views / 2 Replies  
You are much better off using an external drive for this purpose. Given a choice, you don't want to be writing large files to a notebook drive all the time (more so from a hardware point of view -...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 4, 2003 at 05:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Got tired of attaching iSight to PowerBook ... a solution 921 Views / 5 Replies  
FYI:

http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/isight/

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 4, 2003 at 01:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Got tired of attaching iSight to PowerBook ... found a solution 692 Views / 1 Replies  
FYI:

http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/isight/

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 4, 2003 at 01:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Access restricted to specified hardware addresses? 664 Views / 8 Replies  
A MAC address is really easy to spoof. Many cards let you "set" it simply by using a utility like "ifconfig". Moreover, unless both your machines are on the same physical medium (Ethernet, 802.11x...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 2, 2003 at 06:20 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Changes Made for Rev. B of the 17" PB? 2,238 Views / 29 Replies  
Yeah it's not good that Fujitsu has two different specification pages for the same drive on their website, with conflicting information.

Aside from this, have you actually verified that your drive...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 1, 2003 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Changes Made for Rev. B of the 17" PB? 2,238 Views / 29 Replies  
That's weird - Fujitsu's website lists the MHT2080AT as having an 8 MB buffer:

http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/products/hard-drives/mht-4200-rpm/specifications.html

-A
Posted by iohead, on Nov 1, 2003 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Changes Made for Rev. B of the 17" PB? 2,238 Views / 29 Replies  
The "new" PB17 has the following differences as compared to the previous one:

* 1.33 GHZ Processor (1 GHz earlier)
* 512 KB L2 Cache (256 KB earlier)
* No L3 Cache (1 MB earlier)
* 2X DVD...
Posted by iohead, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Fsck...??? 692 Views / 2 Replies  
File System Consistency-checK

When files are created/deleted/modified during the running of an operating system, not all changes are committed to disk immediately (unless you are in synchronous...
Posted by iohead, on Oct 28, 2003 at 01:21 PM, in macOS
From a terminal window, type the following... 1,573 Views / 14 Replies  
From a terminal window, type the following command at the shell prompt:

find /Applications -perm -4000

or

find /Applications -perm -u+s

This should give you a list of files under...
Posted by iohead, on Oct 27, 2003 at 08:38 PM, in macOS
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