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    SSD upgrade -- a brand-new computer

    Last year I put a 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 in both an Early 2011 MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15z. The MacBook as already a screamer with the quad Core i7, but once I tried Handbrake, the encodes were blazing fast, like nothing I've seen before.
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    Powermac G5 or Mac Pro

    Any Mac Pro even 1st gen will smoke that G5. Save your money.
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    Where to Begin Learning Mac Programming?

    Start with Objective-C. I thought "Programming in Objective-C" or the updated "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" by Stephen G. Kochan to be the best for me. There's also "Learn Objective-C on the Mac" by Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster. Everything else out there assumes you already are familiar...
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    Official MacWorld 2008 Thread

    A minimal Mac Mini setup could stand in as the hub.
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    Official MacWorld 2008 Thread

    I like the idea. It would be even better if you can daisy chain additional drives, but I'm really concerned about that since I'm only looking at it as a backup for my MacBook Pro not my Mac Pro.
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    Apple Introduces the new Mac Pro 8-Core (Today)

    The PCI-E 2.0 spec is supposed to be backward and forward compatible with 1.0 and 1.1. A 2.0 card would simply run at the lesser spec. These things should not happen on any high-end system.
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    Apple Introduces the new Mac Pro 8-Core (Today)

    Nice update. Big mistake not to make the new video cards backward compatible.
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    Any way to re-add a menu in IB?

    I don't think he wants a new NSmenu, just the ability to close the app with no other items on the menu at all which he should be able to do with just an NSMenu that has the option to quit. If it's a bug, rather than create a new project from Xcode he can just create a new mainmenu.nib in IB and...
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    Any way to re-add a menu in IB?

    In IB3 when I delete the original NSMenu from MainMenu.nib and I add a new NSMenu from the object library it gives me a stripped down menubar with no menu items other than quit application. You don't get this in IB2? I can't recall, but I thought it worked the same before as well.
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    Any way to re-add a menu in IB?

    Although I'm using the dev tools under Leopard some things are different, but you brought up something that I may want to do try myself, dynamically add and remove menu items from the menu bar based on how the user navigates. Interface builder has moved things around, so it doesn't work the...
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    Any way to re-add a menu in IB?

    You mean you can't instantiate an NSMenu?
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    Apple Store down for updates

    I think $400 off is pretty substantial, but not if the track record on refurbs from Apple is problematic. I may decide to go with a 2.2GHz, save a little money and it's new.
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    Apple Store down for updates

    I need a MacBook Pro, but I'm going to try and wait until MacWorld. Although I doubt the updates if any would be very significant as to differentiate it from the current line up. At least I try to convince myself that so I can 1 click. Thought about a refurb 15" 2.4GHz, but I've never purchased...
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    Apple Store down for updates

    Thought about buying a new MacBook Pro for christmas and check the store recently and it's down. I'm guessing it's something not hardware related, being so close to christmas, but you never know.
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    Parallels 3 & Linux

    Has anyone successfully installed either Fedora or Ubuntu? Tried Both, Fedora completely installs then on reboot it goes into a kernel panic. Ubunto doesn't install at all and I get some video corruption in the VM.
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