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  1. MrNivit1

    X11 and Ultrascan

    Hello all, I am new to the terminal/UNIX end of OS X and I need some help. I need to run a program called ultrascan (found freely here: ). I installed X11 and tried to set it up using the provided installation instructions and following the installation...
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    iTMS down 10:16 pm EST

    Anybody notice the iTMS is "unavailable" with an error 5555? Could this be a music store update (perhaps for tomorrow's keynote)?
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    Post your uptime!

    Hello all. I've seen several instances where uptime has been spoken of as a point of pride. How stable is OSX on average? Let's find out... For all of you that sleep your Mac instead of shutting it down every night (or run OS X servers), post your uptime and we'll find out how stable OS X is...
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    Wall street likes Apple [iPod] not MS...

    Well, I never thought we'd see a day when Wall Street was crazy about Apple and not so hot on MS, but.... Apple: MS: Thoughts (esp. concerning the...
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    iTMS:1 million till 1/2 billion

    Less than 1 Million songs to go. 500,000,000 should happen sometime tonight or early sunday morning (US Eastern time). For those interested in the contest, get your mouse button ready... ;)
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    iTunes spiking processor

    Hello all, Since I have a PB and I am always concerned with processor load and its not so nice side effects (heat/ battery drain), I decided to post this to see if anyone else has the same issue. Whenever I update the podcasts I have subscribed to, iTunes tends to run the processor at 100%...
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    PC's too expensive, Intel copying

    Well, isn't this somethin',1282,67664,00.html?tw=rss.TEK Seems copying the Mac mini isn't only hard to do, but also more expensive. Apple really did a nice job with the mini Mac in making it the least expensive machine out there.
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    Great review of 10.4 features, in depth

    I ran across this earlier today and have been reading through it on and off all day (warning, very long). This is a very good indepth article about all of the changes to OS X in 10.4. This article made me realize that the upgrade is really worth the money. For all of you that say there are no...
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    Microsoft copying Apple's use of PDF

    Well, it seems that MS is copying another aspect of OSX; OS level PDF-like support. Except, they are taking on Adobe and making their own PDF-like format.,1995,1789314,00.asp
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    Word 2004 eating processor

    I've noticed that ever since I updated to 10.3.9 that Word 2004 tends to eat processor cycles from time to time. Happens every 5 minutes or so. The program just spikes in processor use until I move the text cursor or change something within the document. Very strange. Just concerns me a bit...
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    Mac OSX 10.3.9 is out

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    Control clicking restarts Finder

    I don't know when or how this developed, but whenever I bring up the contextual menu in the finder (OSX vers 10.3.5), the finder seems to restart (like it crash-quits and relaunches). What are the files associated with the contextual menu and can those files be reinstalled? This behavior...
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    Mac Virii (or Viruses, if you prefer)...

    There has been a lot of talk about viruses in a bunch of threads. Other threads and sources say that Windows has over 50,000 of them. Luckily, we Mac users have only ever been plagued with 300 (mostly old OS 9 ones, too). For the fun of it, let's see if we can name them all... One...
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    Remember that botched Microsoft ad...

    ... that highlighted confessions of a Mac to PC convert and the fiasco surrounding it? Well, it's made a list of dumb buisness blunders...,1640,47750%7C2,00.html Way to go Microsoft!!:p
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    Microsoft planning on tracking EVERYONE!

    Well at least those who buy MS powered watches... I found this while parousing I love this part... "Some manufacturers, Microsoft said, are also looking at making the watches into tracking devices...
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    Upgrading a B&W G3

    Hello all, I am looking to upgrade my G3's CPU with a ZIF G4. What's the best option (Mhz per $) for upgrading the system and still remaining compatible with 10.2? Is this the best route to go in speeding up the system? Thanks.
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    QPS Que (12x8x32x) firewire not responding

    Long time reaser, first time poster :D . I have a QPS Que firwire drive that dosen't seem to be responding to Toast, iTunes, or Finder burning. The drive is recognized by all three programs, but as soon as I start burning a CD, the progress bar just hangs with no data written. iTunes...