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Looking Back At OS X's Origins

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:90's OS (312 comments)

Sorry, but you're wrong!

There was a kernel, it was called nuKernel. The boot ROM was used to launch the machine and provide the hardware information. You could replace the Finder with any other app and make the computer boot and work, but the System file was necessary for anything to function.

For the WaitNextEvent thing, what you describe is cooperative multitasking in an OS without memory protection.

Oh.. and DOS was an OS too...

more than 4 years ago
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ClamAV Forced Upgrade Breaks Email Servers

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:It's not like they didn't tell... (299 comments)

Exactly!

Anyways, the e-mail telling thing will break as been sent many times..

more than 4 years ago
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ClamAV Forced Upgrade Breaks Email Servers

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:It's not like they didn't tell... (299 comments)

Anti-Virus updates are considered priorities here.

It is tested on a server, if it works good we update production. It takes less than 15min of my time..

more than 4 years ago
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ClamAV Forced Upgrade Breaks Email Servers

Drizzt Do'Urden It's not like they didn't tell... (299 comments)

Either :

-Follow the mailing list where there as been numerous e-mails telling that the support would end

or

-Use a repository that updates your server easily

Wining was not an option here...

more than 4 years ago
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Apple To Ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard On August 28

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:I'll try the Kool-Aid. (647 comments)

You'd think twice about that if you had an SSD in your machine. Think about the Macbook Air with the 64GB SSD... ;)

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Sync & Manage Your Home Directories?

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:Mobile Home Directory (421 comments)

It's built in the Mac environnement. It's called portable home directories, a bit like remote profiles on Windows. You need to have the good LDAP structure laid out and used on your macs, so network accounts are seen. Than, on the Mac, you can log in with the network account and enable Portable Home Directories for that account. It will then automaticly sync on login and logout and show the conflicts in a GUI.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Sync & Manage Your Home Directories?

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:Mobile Home Directory (421 comments)

Some info about the settings here (in french)

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Sync & Manage Your Home Directories?

Drizzt Do'Urden Mobile Home Directory (421 comments)

At home, I've got a Linux server hosting an LDAP structure to mimic MacOS X Server's config. It is sharing my home directory via NFS. My Macs sync this home directory on login and logout, so all my personnal data is centalized for easy backup and available on any Mac I happen to add to my home network.

more than 5 years ago
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New iMac, Mac Mini Benchmarks Show Changes Are Slight

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:Video bench? (200 comments)

Always depends on what you do with your computer..

Your new video-card will cost about as much as the whole mini ;)

more than 5 years ago
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New iMac, Mac Mini Benchmarks Show Changes Are Slight

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:Video bench? (200 comments)

The older MacMini already had shared video memory using the Intel GMA chipset. It could be a win here, since the last time the memory was dedicated was with the PowerPC minis!

more than 5 years ago
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New iMac, Mac Mini Benchmarks Show Changes Are Slight

Drizzt Do'Urden Video bench? (200 comments)

What about a video benchmark between the old 2Ghz MacMini and the new one? The main change in this machine was chipset/video related.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple's Mac OS X Update Breaks Perl

Drizzt Do'Urden Re:Apple: Breakin' a bunch of crap recently (264 comments)

It's 1996 over again..

Remmember when a game made Win95 BSOD? It was the game that made the computer crash.

Remmember when a game made MacOS 7 bomb? It was the Mac that made the computer crash. Why? Because it's a frigggin' Mac!

The Sims 2 smeans to be quite borked. You can't move the App once it's installed or it will break it.

more than 4 years ago
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I Backup My Personal Data..

Drizzt Do'Urden My custom solution (393 comments)

I've got a Linux server sharing /home via NFS with a LDAP structure to make my Macs see it as a Mac Server. My accounts are synchronized with it on login and logout.

The server makes a backup of that plus other stuff onto an other hard drive.

Weekly, I burn these archives onto DVDs that I put into a fireproff safe made for computer medias.

It works nice and should allow me to recover all my stuff.

When I change computer, about 1 hour after the initial setup, all my stuff is on it (got a lot of pictures) !

about 6 years ago

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