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Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
- Open Disk Utility in /Applications/Utilities/
- Create a partition just over the size of the disc image.
- Select your hard drive in the left table view and click on the Restore tab on the right.
- In the Source field, drag in the image from the left table view or select it through the selection dialog; for the destination, drag in your partition from the left side.
- Press Restore.
- Reboot, holding down the Option (alt) key.
- Select your Live CD partition.
- Enjoy your Live CD!
it really seemed a lot faster. With the battery at 98%, there were 5 hours 11 minutes left! Some screenshots were taken of the setup assistant and now instead of the little "Welcome" movie playing at first boot full screen, it runs in a window.
Looking at System Preferences, the Desktop & Screen Saver pane was redesigned, and screen savers only work under 32-bit (or sysprefs can only set the screen saver under 32-bit mode). There is nothing really especially new in the system preferences, except a lot of things only work in 32-bit mode. And as I checked out the Apple menu with System Preferences running, you can force quit the specific app if you're holding down shift (this is probably in other OS X versions, though).
The Finder was really interesting: now in the path bar you can change folder sizes on the fly, without having to press command+j for the options. It's also interesting to note that windows' close, minimize, and zoom buttons have higher contrast/brightness (I'm not really sure of the terms). Also, menu selections are a brighter blue.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
What I noticed
- new icon for the home folder
- boot speed - it was pretty fast for a live CD
- new OpenOffice.org splash
- Cheese - like Photo Booth but for Linux-compatible systems (but for some reason doesn't come preinstalled with Ubuntu)
- Monsoon bittorrent client
- Tasque task manager - for use with Remember the Milk
- Default GNOME, openSUSE 10.2/3 wallpapers, the latter of which are available in HD and non-HD formats (one has greater resolution than the other)
- openSUSE-related bookmarks in Firefox 3 Beta 5
- screen resolution applet in the panel
- comes with a "Quick Start" PDF in the home folder
- automatically recognized my monitor's best screen resolution
- latest version of GNOME (2.22)
- fast OpenOffice load time
- The GNOME default wallpaper is finally available in a distribution! FTW!
- Out-of-the-box support for Asian text
- Empty bin and public_html folders in the home folder without explanation (all the distros I have ever used don't have these)
- I wasn't able to get desktop effects running automatically because of my nVidia card... again... (but this can be fixed easily here)
- Num Lock isn't automatically enabled, like on every single GNOME distro
Monday, June 16, 2008
2. Distribution clause
3. License Use clause
4. Agreement clause
5. Source Code clause
6. Morality clause
7. Location clause
8. Brazil clause
9. License Waiver clause
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Since you can remove and edit Address Book contacts from Mail, it would be nice to be able to type in an email and select an "Add to Address Book" option somewhere.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
In this first developer preview of Snow Leopard there isn't anything that really stands out yet, except that System Preferences shows whether or not the system is run at 64-bit (probably part of Grand Central) and some apps have been updated (Address Book is 5.0, Mail is 4.0, Photo Booth is 3.0, etc). And it's official: Snow Leopard is 10.6
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Note (24 Feb. 2009): This latter half of this review is from an earlier version of Safari 4. Here are my opinions on the public beta:
- Putting tabs on the top of the window was really smart; now there's a lot more space for actual browsing. However, you have to select the upper-right corner of tabs to move them, unlike in Safari 3 where you could move them by selecting them anywhere.
- The X to close tabs is hidden in non-active tabs until you mouse over them.
- I still find Cover Flow useless in most cases, but I really like its implementation as a Bookmarks or History browser.
- New tabs open your homepage - it's no longer the plain white page
- Save as Web Application under the File menu - it's a very good idea. I hate it when I'm reading something in Wikipedia and Safari crashes. Now, if something like that does happen, it's OK because Wikipedia is a separate app (see image). I find the end result's interface much nicer than Fluid's. The apps are saved in /Applications/Safari Web Applications
I have decided to track Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard development and here is the first step.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here's a screenshot of what the blog looked like in the Leopard banner. Check the December 2007 posts for a peek of the Tiger banner.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I was recently wondering what the average salary per specific programming language or API is. Here are 18 very popular programming languages, 4 popular operating systems, and 7 popular APIs and their average salary in the United States (I think that's the country where Indeed was getting the info from). Valid as of the date of this post. SourceProgramming Languages
Visual Basic $64,000
GNU/Linux $86,000 (maybe because of so many web servers?)
Solaris $80,000 (added 8 June 2008)
Microsoft Windows $55,000
Mac OS X $51,000
.NET $71,000 ($75,000 for "Visual Studio")
Cocoa $43,000 ($60,000 for "Mac Programming")
(organized by higher-paying salary, then alphabetically)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
I went over to http://home.live.com/ to see if the services were worth it. For its nice price of free, it has about the same features as .mac and gets the job done well. In fact, I'm typing this on Windows Live Writer and I'm forwarding my Gmail mail over to my new Hotmail account.