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 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Macrumours account SUSPENDED for defending Chinese employees...

Posted: 04 Aug 2018, 11:35 

Replies: 0
Views: 4186

YES BANNED I posted a thread on Macrumours forums following the announcement that Apple was a trillion dollar company. See exact transcript below Time for Apple to Build their own Production Factory in China With the announcement that Apple is valued at a Trillion dollars it has to be high time the...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Dropbox have now ditched support for some older OS X releases

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 16:44 

Replies: 0
Views: 3407

"We're reaching out to let you know that Dropbox no longer supports the following operating systems: OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8. The minimum supported operating systems OS X 10.9 or later. Since one or more of your computers was recently running the Dropbox desktop application on one of...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Xtra-PC: A Scam for those with Little or No Computer Experience

Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 09:19 

Replies: 0
Views: 3772

Xtra-PC: A Scam for those with Little or No Computer Experience

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Ubuntu....After 7 long years a decent Distro. again

Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 01:04 

Replies: 0
Views: 3205

Ubuntu is back! No more Unity! Just installed Ubuntu 17.10 in a Parallels Desktop virtual environment and its mighty impressive with the Gnome 3 Desktop Environment. Gone is the resource hogging Frankenstein Unity Desktop Environment and its snappy again making it a joy to work with for the first t...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Entering Hackintosh Territory to install macOS High Sierra on a Mac.....

Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 00:25 

Replies: 0
Views: 3258

.....There is no conceivable reason why macOS High Sierra cannot run on some older Macs. The specifications shape up to the basic requirements but Apple in their wisdom deem selected machines to be too old to support the installation of macOS High Sierra or macOS Sierra. This a critical situation as...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Advisory if you are thinking of upgrading to VMware Fusion 10

Posted: 09 Nov 2017, 19:53 

Replies: 0
Views: 3205

VMware Fusion 10 has a specific set of Hardware Requirements which excludes early Intel Processors such as the Intel Core 2 Duo

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Feral Port Codemasters F1 2017 Game to macOS and Linux

Posted: 05 Nov 2017, 22:53 

Replies: 0
Views: 3121

Feral Port Codemasters F1 2017 Game to macOS and Linux 2017 marks a turning point where the Codemasters F1 Game has been ported to macOS and Linux. The guys at Feral have been busy. Feral made the surprise move in porting F1 2015 to Linux no doubt tes...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Microsoft's Windows 10 breaches data protection law, say Dutch regulator

Posted: 13 Oct 2017, 18:54 

Replies: 3
Views: 2901

Microsoft's Windows 10 breaches data protection law, say Dutch regulator ... regulator/

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: mid 2007 24" iMac MAJOR RESULT

Posted: 07 Sep 2017, 21:09 

Replies: 1
Views: 2467

Remarkable thing happened today a customer turned up with two 24" iMacs. Their main machine was a late 2008 model and the backlight on the Display had failed. Along with that they also brought along a mid 2007 model that was working perfectly. The customer asked if I could change the Displays o...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: STRUCK GOLD with an early 2008 15" MacBook Pro !!!!!

Posted: 03 Sep 2017, 19:03 

Replies: 0
Views: 3154

Always keeping a eye open on eBay for a bargain once again I have struck gold just like it happened with the late 2009 21.5" iMac which is now my daily machine maxed out to the hilt. This time an early 2008 15" MacBook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.50GHz PENRYN CPU sold as spares/repairs ...

 Forum: Hardware   Topic: KEEP IT BACKED UP !

 Post subject: KEEP IT BACKED UP !
Posted: 31 Aug 2017, 15:59 

Replies: 0
Views: 3509

KEEP IT BACKED UP ! Lost count of the number of times I have advised customers to Back up their Important Data. Storing a record of your life on a mechanical Hard Drive is a risky business indeed. Precious Wedding and Holiday photographs are immediately gone should the Hard Drive they are stored on...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Richard Stallman: Brilliant Philosopher or Arrogant Idealist ?

Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 23:39 

Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Richard Stallman: Brilliant Philosopher or Arrogant Idealist ? Richard Stallmall's belief in FOSS is without question and has done much in the past not least the GNU project and FSF (Free Software Foundation). He has sat numerous interviews purveying his beliefs refusing to budge. He scorns the lik...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Why do modern mainstream Linux distributions have so much bloat?

Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 11:56 

Replies: 1
Views: 2232

There can be no doubt that openSUSE Leap 42.3 is mighty impressive Linux distribution but like so many other big players in the Linux world it is full of bloat. KDE Plasma is impressive but system resouces take a severe it. Much the same can be said of Cinammon on Linux Mint and Unity on Ubuntu. So ...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Succesful installation of macOS High Sierra Public Beta FINALLY but a weird way of going about it. Worth reading.....

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 15:53 

Replies: 1
Views: 2358

..... For some time now I have been attempting without success to install macOS High Sierra Public Beta on my late 2009 21.5" iMac. Each time the installer was throwing up an error verifying firmware message. Probably no great surprise the amount of tinkering around it has had (Intel Core 2 Duo...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10 The potential 'gotcha' has reared its ugly head just two years following the 'forced upgrade'

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 07:35 

Replies: 3
Views: 2909

"An entire generation of PCs, most only three or four years old, are now unable to receive new feature updates to Windows 10. If Microsoft doesn't deliver a patch within the next six to nine months, those PCs could be cut off from security fixes."

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: ZDNET Reviewers hate Win10S

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 08:53 

Replies: 1
Views: 1960

Windows 10 S is in fact a rehash of RT.

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: macOS 10.13 High Sierra installation frustrations

Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 20:31 

Replies: 0
Views: 3224

Tried installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra on the trusty Late 2009 iMac which resulted in a Firmware error so could no further. Managed to install it on Parallels Desktop 12 which involved some hacking. The downside as with all Mac releases no display acceleration in a virtual environment.

 Forum: XP   Topic: What would they have you do dump a perfectly good PC!

Posted: 26 May 2017, 00:14 

Replies: 3
Views: 3374

Very unusual indeed for Windows to accept multiple Hardware changes. I would say you had a bit of a result there.

I have a Pentium 4 HT machine with 2GB RAM flying running Lubuntu 17.04 a true testament to the power of Linux.

 Forum: XP   Topic: What would they have you do dump a perfectly good PC!

Posted: 25 May 2017, 22:26 

Replies: 3
Views: 3374

Just today I had an elderly customer that refused to change his operating system because Microsoft had taken it upon themselves to end support. Yes my customer and many like him do have a very valid point. The piece below further cements the arrogance of the Microsoft puppet and not painting the com...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: Defending the individuals right to run older software.....

Posted: 22 May 2017, 18:32 

Replies: 1
Views: 2199

People and organisations run older software for a variety of reasons. Major organisations such as the NHS here in the UK have highly specialised software specifically designed to run on XP. The cost of upgrading across the board would run in to billions of pounds. The NHS is hugely under funded by t...

 Forum: XP   Topic: Wannacrypt - XP users under a vicious attack from the media.

Posted: 22 May 2017, 12:05 

Replies: 1
Views: 2664

Wannacrypt has been a Massive wake up call for many in the industry threatening Windows versions across the board (including Windows 10) . Windows XP users have come under vicious attack for continuing to use the system from parts of the media. (ZDNet being the major culprit) Jason Perlow was partic...

 Forum: Win7   Topic: Win7 install/reinstall

 Post subject: Re: Win7 install/reinstall
Posted: 16 May 2017, 10:01 

Replies: 9
Views: 7648

Just installed Windows 8 original release in Parallels Desktop 9 on OS X Snow Leopard. I have found the performance of Windows 8 in a virtual environment to be better than Windows 7. The original release of Windows 8 is a frankenstein of an operating system but its perfect inside a virtual environme...

 Forum: Hardware   Topic: External Floppy Drive lifesaver

Posted: 16 May 2017, 09:31 

Replies: 2
Views: 2718

Floppy Drives great stuff and classic. Have to say though cannot remember the last time I used a Floppy Disc. In fact I rarely use Discs for data storage now. There was a time when I had a multitude of Linux Live CD's. Creating custom Linux Discs with bleeding edge Compiz-git (mostly Debian based) w...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Beating Apples lack of support infrastructure for older OS X releases....

Posted: 16 May 2017, 00:40 

Replies: 0
Views: 3186 for OS X Snow Leopard ended around 2013 although this was never made official by Apple. There are workarounds for most software but up to date web browsers have dried up. For web browsing on Snow Leopard I use Firefox ESR 45.9 as the regular update channel is incompatible. So far I have ...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: WannaCrypt - Time for the UK Government to fund the IT Department of the NHS to Upgrade outdated Software....

Posted: 15 May 2017, 16:02 

Replies: 0
Views: 3128

....The NHS here in the UK has been underfunded by the British Government for years now. WannaCrypt has crippled the National Health Service infrastructure as throughout the NHS they primarily run XP (only a few departments on Windows 7) . How has this happened? Many commentators with no knowledge o...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: WannaCrypt ransomware: Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows XP

Posted: 13 May 2017, 16:58 

Replies: 1
Views: 2471

WannaCrypt ransomware: Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows XP ... d-systems/

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Modern Linux distributions a bloated mess ?.....

Posted: 08 May 2017, 23:48 

Replies: 2
Views: 2659 this a rant perhaps but I believe there is some truth behind the title of this article. Its one of those things I continue to bang on about but with good cause. Ubuntu up to and including v10.10 was relatively lightweight. The same can be said of Linux Mint up to and including v11. So whats...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Microsoft's Windows warning: Hackers hijacked software updater with in-memory malware

Posted: 06 May 2017, 10:24 

Replies: 3
Views: 2829 An interesting accusation made to ZDNet..... "Although this article is titled, "Microsoft Windows warning", the malware has nothing at all to do with Windows. It is merely...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10 S......RT all over again.....

Posted: 03 May 2017, 00:17 

Replies: 1
Views: 1954

What is Windows 10 S? ....The most important part of the Windows 10 S configuration is a setting that prevents it from running any apps that aren't included with Windows 10 or available through the Windows Store. RT all over again. Hell what do we c...

 Forum: Hardware   Topic: XP works FINE on wi-fi w/right new hardware

Posted: 27 Apr 2017, 22:24 

Replies: 3
Views: 3003

In the event a wireless adapter is not supported on XP or older OSes (like Windows 98), you can just run a modern host OS and run the older OSes in a VM. Then the VM translates a virtual driver to talk to the VM to translate the wireless connection. The power of virtualisation is all too often unde...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Enjoying a Pentium III Freebie running a classic release of Linux Mint.

Posted: 25 Apr 2017, 23:50 

Replies: 1
Views: 2293

Customers often donate their old PC's to me most of which I break down for spares but every now and again one comes along which I think what can I do with this? Had just a machine come in today (Beige Tower) with very modest specs. Pentium III 600MHz (Coppermine) CPU, with 128mb RAM and a faulty ATI...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: A Prime example of why older modular Mac designs are superior...

Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 14:54 

Replies: 1
Views: 2331

In this case a mid 2011 21.5" iMac with a failed Superdrive. Repair in easy steps 1) Use suction cups to lift the front glass free of the display. 2) Undo screws holding the display in place. 3) Lift the display slightly and detach three cables. 4) Lift the display out. 5) Detach Optical Drive ...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Ubuntu switching to Gnome Shell by default. Is it a wise move?

Posted: 15 Apr 2017, 10:17 

Replies: 3
Views: 2999

Ubuntu Unity is dead: Desktop will switch back to GNOME next year Although the Unity option is still there GNOME will be set as the default. At least Canonical have recognised Ubuntu Phone is a non starter u...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Ubuntu switching to Gnome Shell by default. Is it a wise move?

Posted: 15 Apr 2017, 09:46 

Replies: 3
Views: 2999

No one has complained about Unity more than myself. Being a massive fan of Gnome 2 until it was phased out in Ubuntu 11.04 many like myself felt cheated by the Unity GUI. Heavyweight, awkward to work with and unstable as hell. Oh how I yearned for the times of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn when Ubuntu was...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: Why Ubuntu is irritating

Posted: 15 Apr 2017, 08:04 

Replies: 8
Views: 5291

Richard Stallman on Ubuntu

 Forum: Linux   Topic: The BS comments to be found on ZDNet regarding Linux. This ones a classic just had to share

Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 19:03 

Replies: 1
Views: 2155

"Obviously you care or you'd have put those fingers to better use. Like, up your arse. Linux? How many of those repositories you automatically download and update do you even look at the source code for? Just because a virus isn't flagged doesn't mean you don't have one. What can we do on Linux...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows XP: Why it won't die for years to come. Steve Ranger telling exactly how it is in a few words

Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 17:10 

Replies: 3
Views: 2605

Windows XP: Why it won't die for years to come "And other stats show XP with a much lower share still, as my colleague Ed Bott has explored elsewhere." The world according to Ed Bott. Just a Microsoft puppet and an ...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Apple Sues Swatch Over 'Tick Different' Marketing Campaign

Posted: 11 Apr 2017, 13:11 

Replies: 0
Views: 3123

Apple Sues Swatch Over 'Tick Different' Marketing Campaign Does this really mean no other company/corporation is permitted to use the word 'Different" at the end of their advertising campaigns?

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Parallels Desktop 11 SERVICE NOTIFICATION: Windows 10 doesn't boot after installing Сreators Update

Posted: 11 Apr 2017, 08:26 

Replies: 0
Views: 2222

Parallels Desktop 11 SERVICE NOTIFICATION: Windows 10 doesn't boot after installing Сreators Update Just a heads up. Parallels Desktop 11 be receiving an update shortly to v11.2.3 to fix this. For the moment defer Feature updates in Windows 10 (this can be done for a m...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10 Telemetry and Cortana Gets Worse

Posted: 24 Mar 2017, 11:28 

Replies: 2
Views: 2103

The only way to maintain privacy with Windows 10 is to keep it offline in a virtual environment and yes at this point I admit to running Windows 10 on Parallels Desktop in just such an environment hosted by macOS Sierra. Windows 10 is much easier on system resources than Windows 7 and that factor is...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Ed Bott close to Ejaculation as Windows 10 Creators Update nears release!

Posted: 22 Mar 2017, 12:52 

Replies: 2
Views: 2419


 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: The week ahead to be spent with a 2006 Intel Core Duo Mac Mini

Posted: 12 Feb 2017, 00:48 

Replies: 1
Views: 2414

Fired up my old 2006 Intel Core Duo Mac Mini and put it through its paces. This machine although old is on steroids fitted with a 64GB SSD and maxed out 2GB DDR2 RAM.
Lets see how it can hold up for the next seven days running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Mac repairs and when to call it time on older machines

Posted: 02 Feb 2017, 09:45 

Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Just the other day I was placed in something of a quandary. A customer dropped by with poorly a 20" mid-2007 iMac. Running slow Very slow I went through the usual steps. Tested the installed 4GB RAM all fine. Tested the Hard Drive and found it to be failing. Easy fix then. Swapped it out for a ...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10 Insider Preview. Microsoft have Complete Control over your PC!

Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 01:32 

Replies: 1
Views: 1927

In Windows 10 Insider Preview, the Windows Update will be set to automatically install important updates as they become available. You won’t be able to turn off automatic updates. Furthermore this makes for disturbing readin...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Hackintosh G5 Project for 2017

Posted: 05 Jan 2017, 01:50 

Replies: 0
Views: 2091

Having a spare PowerMac G5 at my disposal and a project Iv'e been pondering on for a couple years I have decided 2017 is the year to build a Hackintosh G5. Having never built a Hackintosh before I am expecting quite a challenge not least the PowerMac G5 casing is going to need a considerable amount ...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.

 Post subject: Re: JUST FOR XP HOLDOUTS.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016, 22:19 

Replies: 4
Views: 3857

The XP Firewall is like Swiss cheese.

Use ZoneAlarm 2017 instead and yes it does still support XP

 Forum: Hardware   Topic: Excellent Article but a contradictory in terms from the author

Posted: 11 Dec 2016, 13:42 

Replies: 0
Views: 2058

The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac ... pc-or-mac/

"Only suckers pay sticker price for a new Windows PC or Mac"

Whoah this is a first. An interesting well written unbiased article from Ed Bott.

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Stepping back in time to Mac OS 9 emulating on OS X

Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 02:04 

Replies: 1
Views: 2345

Always enjoyed Mac OS 9 on my old PowerMac G4 but when I moved up to the PowerMac G5 running Mac OS 9 was no longer an option. There is no denying OS X is superior but there was something about Mac OS 9 that made it special. Stumbled upon a great tutorial on Youtube that allows PPC emulation of Mac ...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Users Find Some New MacBook Pros Suffer From Major Graphics Issues

Posted: 08 Dec 2016, 00:40 

Replies: 1
Views: 2441

UPDATE Apple have suggested to solve this issue to upgrade to macOS 10.12.2 Beta to solve this serious issue. As it stands Apple are telling the user in order to get their equipment to perform as it should they recommend running ...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: Keeping Windows XP

 Post subject: Re: Keeping Windows XP
Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 11:40 

Replies: 16
Views: 15397

What makes you think 32-bit XP is not good? The only flaw I find in it, other than the IE problem (so I won't use IE), is that it can't write to DVDs. Its search and almost all other functions are superior to Win7, so far as I've found. What do you think later Windows offers, which is superior to X...
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