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I upgraded one of my machines to Lion. Performance is great, and all the apps I use work fine (except Apple apps, keep on reading). However, I dislike the intrusive way in which Apple has decided to implement Autosave and Versions. Now, when I'm on that machine, a feel of horror comes to me whenever I open some file with TextEdit, or with just Preview: Will I succeed in not saving a new version if I don't want to? Will I succeed to save the file the way I like? Apple...
Hi, I'd like to have a functionality similar to iCloud, but on a pendrive instead of the Internet. I mean, I have a folder with all my documents. I'd like that my MBA and my 2 iMacs have that directory always synchronized, but through a "pendrive mirror". So, if I work on a machine, and then plug the pendrive, I'd like that the system checks if there's any change in the contents of the local drive vs the pendrive. If affirmative, update the pendrive (but only the...
I've been told OSX automatically "throttles down" the CPU on some machines in case of excessive overheating. Is it possible to check if the CPU is running at full speed? Is it output in some system dialog, or can I check it in the Terminal or something? How? Thanks a lot!!
No please, not another CPU migration, please. I've always loved custom hardware (I've been an SGI user for many years, and I felt it really sad when their colorful machines failed in the market), but the reality of the market nowadays is this: If you want to succeed in the hardware market, use the same components that most people use in the world. If you go custom, you go towards your own, "customized" total failure of your business. And, of course, not to mention...
I'm very happy to see these benchmarks because they show the beginning of the end of the belief that MBAs can't be used for anything serious. It will be hard to completely eradicate that belief, but it's just a matter of time, and these benchmarks mark the start point. Regarding your post stating you won't buy a MBP again, if you say it because you dislike how soon a new machine can outperform a previous one, take also into consideration that if you want a powerful MBA...
I thought the battery in the 13-inch models was similar in both the MBA and MBP, at least the marketing wording names both as "7 hour lasting" (and I can tell you that my late 2010 13-inch MBA lasts for nearly 7 hours on battery)
I also have Unarchiver, but I need to archive as well, not only unarchive.
I'm looking for an archiving (compress+uncompress) tool for OSX, with these features: - Support for at least 7z and ZIP (other formats like RAR would be a plus). - Capable of splitting in fixed size volumes. - Progress bar with estimated remaining time The closest candidate I found is BetterZip, but however it doesn't show the remaining time, and I'd like to have that feature. I also tried iArchiver. Good candidate, but can't split in volumes, and I really need that...
Nope. This finite element code doesn't run on Windows yet. It runs on UNIX and OSX. So, in the Acer it ran under Linux (64bit Linux to be more exact). And, believe me, this Linux distro was really optimized. Also, this finite element software is custom: I compile it on each system I use, optimizing it the best I can.Well, apart from doing work which *is* CPU intensive (ask out there what finite element problems require 4GB RAM to be solved), I also use my laptops as...
I had a 3-year old Acer with Core2 Duo at 2.66GHz. One of the tasks I used it for was finite element analysis, with matrices which often needed 4GB RAM to be solved. I also used it for OpenGL graphics.When I considered moving to the MBA with 2.13GHz, everybody (even the Apple store guy!!) told me it wasn't the laptop for me, because it was going to be slower (the processor was ULV, and also 2.13 is less than 2.66, and the NVIDIA 320M was an integrated GPU.I bought the MBA...
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