macOS

Tiger's Mail.app stinks

Has anyone else had issues with Tiger's Mail.app? I preferred the version that came with Panther! After using it for a while, and doing a fresh install about two days ago (granted, I copied all of the old files, but still... the whole system feels spunkier so one would assume that Mail would speed up a bit as well), it's dragging like there's no tomorrow. I get more mail than the average ...

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Essential Applications

I think everyone has a set of applications that are absolutely essential to them. I'd like to list a few of the essentials and favourite apps that I use for OS X (I'll do another list later for Linux). There are a lot of great applications out there... some open source and/or free, some shareware, and some commercial. I think each have their place and unlike some people, I don't necessarily go ...

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This whole "MacTel" thing is getting old...

I hate to add to the noise that's going on about Apple's move from PPC to x86, but it's just starting to irritate me so much. I can't believe that people are so stupid and/or blind! The death of Linux? Come on. Microsoft might like us to believe that, but it's just more FUD. Will Apple steal marketshare from Linux now that OS X will run on x86? Puhlease. ...

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OS X 10.4 "Tiger" thoughts

Well, I got OS X 10.4 (aka "Tiger") the night it came out.. then spent that night doing backups before I even opened the box. Took me a bit, but worth it because I always do an erase and install... best time to clean up is when installing a new OS. Unfortunately, come Saturday morning, things didn't look so good.

First thing is the DVD verification failed at about 65% on my emac. Tried it three ...

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Windows like OS X

Not really, OS X-related, but kinda is considering my Windows install looks more like a default OS X install than my Mac desktops do! Read on for some good links to customizing Windows XP if you, like me, are saddled with using it some of the time and just can't stand how ugly the thing is out of the box.

Strange stuff, but I never thought I'd blog about Windows considering I can't stand it. However, ...

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LDAP Editor for OS X: Found!

I use LDAP for authentication on my LAN (I wrote one of the earliest and definitive articles available on the internet for MandrakeSecure quite a while back), but I find dealing with LDAP to be a serious PITA. It's not the easiest thing to manage from the commandline... a GUI or web-based interface is almost required or you'll end up ripping off facial hair.

Today I went hunting for an OS X-based client in order to ...

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The OS X blog

I've never kept it a secret that I'm a huge fan of OS X. I love this OS! So I've set a category aside for my notes and thoughts on OS X in general. Yes, I work for Mandrake, and yes, I use Mandrake. But I also use OS X (in fact, I use OS X primarily for my desktop systems). I prefer Mandrake as a server distro, however, I'm also liking Annvix for ...

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