Articles posted on June 6th, 2005

Intel inside the Mac: Questions, questions…

Monday, June 6th, 2005 • 10:43 pm

So for once the rumours were true… Apple is actually switching to Intel processors. This is a big decision and a major shock. In theory, it shouldn’t matter to the end user much, because the processor (CPU) is not something that he has to deal with directly in his everyday interaction with his machine. But […]

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Hard drive back from the (almost) dead

Monday, June 6th, 2005 • 5:48 am

The hard drive that I was talking about earlier today has decided to come back from its state of near-death… While I was in the process of painstakingly recovering the files at a very slow speed with RBrowser Lite, all of a sudden the transfer speed picked up considerably. I finished recovering all the files […]

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Safari 2.0: Misleading error message

Monday, June 6th, 2005 • 5:00 am

I am still on dial-up. This makes me particularly aware of the shortcomings of Mac OS X in a situation with insufficient bandwidth. Here is an error message that I get regularly in Safari 2.0 when it’s trying to load a web page and can’t get a response from the server because my dial-up connection […]

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Hard drive failure

Monday, June 6th, 2005 • 12:05 am

Last week I wrote about problems I was experiencing with Tiger, which led me to do a complete reinstall of the system. This appeared to fix the problem at the time. Unfortunately, over the course of the following seven days, things gradually deteriorated again. The symptoms were quite simply that more and more things in […]

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