I'm an advanced computer user and would like to know how Windows 7 compares with XP Pro. I'm clinging to the latter like Dagon to an emaciated villager but I know the time will come when I'll have to move on.
Basic info about install size, resource hogging, software compatibility (particularly MS Office versions) and tweakability in terms of Windows' always annoying "security" functions will be greatly appreciated. I have tried Vista, only to run away from it screaming. I'll be sitting round the fire in the trashcan, looking forward to reading your thoughts.
posted by New England Cultist
on May 22, 2010 -
is there a usable remote desktop type app for sharing your mac desktop to your windows 7 pc other than vnc? [more inside]
posted by joose
on Mar 28, 2010 -
I have a 2007 era Mac Mini running 10.4 Tiger, that I'd like to upgrade to a brand new iMac (that comes with 10.6 Snow Leopard). However, due to my software, I'd like to keep using on 10.4 the new iMac. Will the new iMac allow me to install Tiger on it, using my original 10.4 install discs from the Mac Mini?
posted by dacoit
on Feb 25, 2010 -
I have two newish macbook pro laptops (with OS X 10.6) and want one to automatically and wirelessly back-up to the other one so will always have a "hot backup" on the second machine (I inherited the second one, so seems a reasonable use). FWIW, I have DSL with wireless modem in the house, so wouldn't want the ability for the machines to talk with each other to allow inadvertant access from anyone from the web. How to set it up?
posted by tedthedog
on Feb 24, 2010 -
[MacFilter] Anyone know of a piece of OS X software that will allow me to independently set the audio balance (L-R) of different applications? [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Feb 18, 2010 -
OS X - I have a PPC mini running Tiger 10.4.11 and my new iMac is running SL 10.6.2. There is not enough room on my desk for two monitors, two keyboards/mice etc. I need to control my mini entirely through the iMac. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword
on Feb 2, 2010 -
Please help me correctly diagnose this video/display problem on my 3-year-old, out-of-warranty Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by tomorama
on Jan 13, 2010 -
Buggy finder in OX 10.5.8
Recently my finder has gotten really buggy - even though I have disabled spaces and expose they will spontaneously launch. Also when I open folders in the finder they will flash repeatedly before stopping and letting me click into them. I also have a hard time renaming files by clicking into the file name on the finder.
Does anyone have any ideas??? Thanks!!
posted by cg2
on Oct 8, 2009 -
I want to upgrade my HTC Touch HD GSM Windows OS from 6.1 to 6.5.
What is 1.56.OliNex simple comprehensive English?
what is the difference between upgrading through HSPL and USPL?
I don't really know the meaning and the difference between HSPL and USPL, and which one is recommended and less risky?
I went to xda-developers.com and couldn't comprehend there well.
posted by omaralarifi
on Oct 6, 2009 -
Where can I find estimates of server operating system market shares? To be concrete, I'd like to know what percentage of web servers, either by absolute numbers or popularity, use Linux, Windows, etc.
posted by espertus
on Sep 6, 2009 -
I just upgraded to Snow Leopard, and since then, some of my fonts are MAJORLY screwed up in iWork '09 (Pages, Keynote and
Numbers). [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc
on Aug 29, 2009 -
Mac OS X Filter: In Finder, when a pop-up menu shows up, say to empty the trash or cancel, I toggle through the buttons/options by pressing tab, but how do I actually select what I toggled to with a keyboard shortcut? '
posted by helios410
on Aug 28, 2009 -
my logitech mouse is jumping around frantically on os x. it's behaving completely normally one second and then it's off somewhere entirely different the other. lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Aug 25, 2009 -
Mac OSX Filter: How can I change the details displayed for files in a directory while in list view? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Aug 24, 2009 -
I used to feel pretty confident with computers / IT in general (80s child). Now I need a boost to get back up to speed, especially digging around in the OS / filesystem. Recommend me a good book / website / hands-on project? [more inside]
posted by KMH
on Aug 6, 2009 -
Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jul 28, 2009 -
When in my basement apartment, iPhone OS 2.0 could locate me within 10m of my actual coordinates; OS 3.0, on the other hand, thinks I'm 700m down the road. What gives? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Jul 23, 2009 -
How do you create repeating fields in Filemaker so that I can organize my karaoke songs by disc instead of by artist? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Jul 17, 2009 -
I am getting a new computer, and the infinite possibilities on how to partition two hard drives to put two operating systems is keeping me up at night. [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly
on Jun 5, 2009 -
How much of C do I need to learn before moving on to Cocoa, and what's the best resource for learning it? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on May 31, 2009 -
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on May 29, 2009 -
Due to a virus corrupting my USB drivers, I've been thinking about a fresh WinXP install. But I'm thinking of getting a 1TB hard drive (my current one is 250). My question is, are there any potential pitfalls in having a HD that is so big? Other than the fact that it might fail six months in and I lose a large chunk of stuff. The reason why I want a huge HD is that I like the feeling that I don't have to worry about all the crap I might put on my desktop, or how many videogames I want to install.
posted by Sully
on May 25, 2009 -
Please hope an OS X/Open Directory/Kerberos n00b -- I can't reset the directory administrator's password in OS X Server 10.4. [more inside]
posted by liquado
on May 13, 2009 -
Is there any way today to run a mac application on windows? (without the whole mac OS, preferably, though I'd consider that too). [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Mar 28, 2009 -
I have OS X 10.5.6 and Logitech V470 bluetooth mouse.
1. When I hide the dock it stays hidden and there is no way for me to get the dock to reappear without turning off autohide
2. My courser works sporadically
a. sometimes it will only work on some area's of the screen
b. sometimes it won't recognize clicks
Are these related? and can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues
on Mar 18, 2009 -
My friend and I want to be able to work on the same Garageband file on a server somehow. [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Feb 11, 2009 -
XP Home newly loaded from partition ie they didn't give me OS disks, old desktop Compaq Presario, it all loaded fine, goes through it's little startup procedure fine (ie what language, accepting EULAs, time zone, etc and etc) and then -- drum roll -- time to boot into XP. Reboots, XP sign with little graphic trucking left and right, and then -- [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Feb 5, 2009 -
WTF? I thought I knew what I was doing! I reinstalled WinXP on C:\ and it screwed up all my drive letters and made a secondary partition into a system partition. Help me get it back to normal! [more inside]
posted by jluce50
on Jan 10, 2009 -
Where does mac store thumbnails of photos and videos?
e.g. Finder thumbnails an SD disk I have plugged in that I pulled out of my digital camera. (where are those thumbnails?)
e.g. A folder of movies are thumbnailed.
posted by guptaxpn
on Nov 23, 2008 -
! I am going nutty. Some of my MAC OS fonts and some web page fonts display as Black with a white outline which makes it very
difficult to read. It happens in all browsers as well. I assume it is a font issue but have no idea how to fix it or which font it is affecting.
posted by Vanna79
on Nov 15, 2008 -