I am afraid it looks like Apple has made a blooper in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Regular Betalogue readers might remember that, as part of my job, I manage an Apple Xserve (G4 model) running Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 (Panther). It’s an old machine (over five years old), but it’s running fine, […]
Articles posted in June, 2008
Following my recent misadventures with a damaged Time Capsule backup disk image causing repeated kernel panics, and some reader feedback about the issue, I downloaded a small third-party utility called TimeMachineEditor. It is a simple application whose sole purpose is to enable you to customize the schedule of Time Machine backups. I have reasons to […]
I bought a 1 TB Time Capsule a couple of months ago, when they first came out, primarily as a seamless backup solution for my wife. I have my own backup strategies for my work station, but my wife depended on being regularly reminded of the importance of backups, etc. I figured that a Time […]
The genius of Microsoft’s Mac engineers at work.
I don’t know what Apple’s engineers did to the progress bars in Mac OS X 10.5’s applications, but they sure are much less useful than they used to be. A progress bar is, as the name implies, a way to indicate the progress of an action that takes a long time, so that the user […]
Ghost track changes that are still there even though they are no longer there. Only in Microsoftland.
Yet another fundamental rule of Mac OS X computing broken by Microsoft.
When deleting does not delete.