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What a great move by Apple! I have to wonder if they will expand this idea beyond just iLife and iWork. I would guess that they used all their latest advances (Obj-C 2.0, Core Data, Quick Look, Quicktime, etc). It's a great move because now they aren't stuck programming to the lowest common denominator of past versions of the OS, aren't stuck with feature disparity when running on different OS versions, and don't have to support the product on multiple versions of the...
Hasn't Apple always been in a bad place using different firmware (OF/EFI) that forced manufacturers into making Mac specific cards? I'm curious if Windows has started supporting EFI to the point where graphics card manufacturers are able to produce EFI compatible cards that would work with both OS and Windows.
Those problems are precisely why a journaling file system exists. Fortunately for us OS X has used hfsj for a while.
It actually works great. Space bar is the key you use to select controls that are highlighted with a blue border. Buttons that are solid blue mean that Return is set as the keyboard short cut. It is a convenience to have the most likely choice already set to the Return key, so when you have a window with an OK button you just have to press Return. Just because it is different than Windows doesn't mean it's broken.
Which is why it won't add any new features over the currently shipping version of Leopard, and most likely won't cost $129. It's an optional OS for those with the latest 64-bit Intel hardware that doesn't provide any new features. This is a great move for Apple. It let's both Apple and 3rd party developers work on a version of the OS that is free from legacy issues while not alienating anyone.
Have you tried %u? That's for 32 bit unsigned ints.
You realize that spaces takes next to no system resources right?
You can set apps to be visible in all spaces. It's under the preference control for Spaces. Choose the app you want and instead of assigning it to a specific space, just assign it to all. For me, spaces is amazing. I absolutely love how it works. My workspace has never been so organized.
Why would you want to? The built in firewall in OS X can pretty much do all you'd really want. The only reason to purchase a hardware firewall is to protect a whole network segment. (You could use OS X for this, but it would kinda be a waste of a machine. Perhaps if you had an old box with 2 network cards in it ...)
Gwoodpecker is right. By default OS X does not have any open ports. Someone from the outside will not be able to establish a connection to your box unless you start some of the "Sharing" services. In the case of you making a request on your machine, and having it be answered (ex. surfing the web), a firewall buys you nothing. It lets the reply traffic through. Think about it, you don't have to open port 80 to surf the web, but you sure do to run a web server.
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