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Are you updating to Leopard?

October 28, 2007 Leave a comment

I think I’ll be doing it… eventually. It looks pretty cool and I like to be near the bleeding edge (not too close…), but I think I’ll let others work out some of the kinks first.

Like what kinks? I hear it’s causing a BSOD on updating some systems. A post from Engadget says that at least some of them appear to be caused by Unsanity’s Application Enhancer (APE). I don’t know too much about this myself, so I need to look into it a bit more, but if you’re upgrading to Leopard, getting the BSOD and have APE, try what Engadget suggests.

Another thing that’s unclear is the price for students. Being a part-time college kid (okay, ‘kid’ is stretching it a looong way), I went to Apple’s education store and found that they are taking a whole $13 off the list price! Ooo… 10%. I guess that’s better than nothing, but my understanding was that they did a whole lot better for previous OS X versions. But there is a glimmer of hope. I read somewhere (and I wish I could remember to give them credit…) that if you go into the college/university store, you should be able to find a much better price on Leopard. Why? Because a physical store can actually ‘card’ you by asking for your student ID to make you prove you’re a student. No word on whether this works at an Apple Store. If you know anything about this first hand, I would really appreciate hearing from you. 🙂

Categories: Mac OS X, Software

Virus = Windows :)

October 21, 2007 Leave a comment

Okay, you’ve probably all seen this one by now, but if you haven’t, head over to apple.com and type the word “virus” into the search box.  What comes up?  What else?  Windows! 😀

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Awww… I have to reboot?

October 13, 2007 4 comments

Because of a couple of updates to my system, namely the EFI Firmware Update 1.4 and the Battery Update 1.3, I had to reboot my MacBook Pro system very recently.  In fact, I had not rebooted my system in so long that I couldn’t remember, so I checked out iStat Menus to see just how long it’d been.  Much to my amazement, it had been 45 days since the last reboot!  45 days!

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My Windows notebook usually can’t go one week before the memory is so trashed that I have to reboot it.   I know other people can have their Windows system up for a lot longer, but in my eXPerience, 7 to 10 days is the max for me.

How long have your Mac systems been running?

Categories: Mac OS X, Software