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Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By sfam198
The Apple TV absolutely requires a WiFi or wired...

The Apple TV absolutely requires a WiFi or wired Ethernet connection for communication with any other device, and generally requires an Internet connection to do anything for authentication using...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,913
Posted By sfam198
Most external drives come formatted as FAT32,...

Most external drives come formatted as FAT32, which can be used with either OS X or Windows. The problem is you won't be able to save files over 4GB in size on either platform using FAT. The most...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 41,770
Posted By sfam198
So far as I can tell, apps that are installed...

So far as I can tell, apps that are installed through the Mac App Store can be deleted through Launchpad (the circle with the 'X'). Apps installed through other means (or the ones that come...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By sfam198
So if I understand correctly, your plan is to use...

So if I understand correctly, your plan is to use an external hard drive as your primary boot disk? This sounds less than ideal. Sure, booting to an external drive that has been cloned from your...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-13-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By sfam198
Since the Windows 7 virtual machine disk is just...

Since the Windows 7 virtual machine disk is just another file on your hard drive, as long as that file resides on a filesystem being backed up by Time Machine, yes it will be backed up.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-08-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By sfam198
I will try to answer these questions as best I...

I will try to answer these questions as best I can as I was in a similar situation after switching about a year ago.

1: The iMac will definitely be able to "see" all your Windows shares as it is...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By sfam198
The Lion install from the App Store should...

The Lion install from the App Store should install over top of his existing Snow Leopard installation. Data loss should not occur as long as all his data is stored in the proper places. As with any...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,405
Posted By sfam198
Since you already have an iMac, I'm going to say...

Since you already have an iMac, I'm going to say go ahead and get the iPad. Unless you absolutely need to have the functions that come along with a full desktop OS in a mobile environment, probably...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By sfam198
I think the CD that IvanLasston is referring to...

I think the CD that IvanLasston is referring to is the one you create when you go through the Boot Camp process (on the OS X side before you install Windows). Since you don't have an optical drive,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-07-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By sfam198
If you've checked using the procedure posted...

If you've checked using the procedure posted above and you don't have it, you're good. Install the update from Apple and you're protected (use Software Update).

As far as protecting yourself from...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-31-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,363
Posted By sfam198
Ok, i didn't know you were in Taiwan. I would...

Ok, i didn't know you were in Taiwan. I would check Taiwan's eBay site and see if there are any used MacBook Pros on there in your price range. I tried to look, but I can't read Thai so...

I...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-31-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,363
Posted By sfam198
If you're looking to spend $1500 anyway, just go...

If you're looking to spend $1500 anyway, just go here.

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7 - Apple Store (U.S.) (http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD318LL/A)

Same price, and...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-28-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,847
Posted By sfam198
We need to know three things, for starters. ...

We need to know three things, for starters.

1. What version of OS X do you have on your Macbook?
2. What version of iOS do you have on your iPhone?
3. What exactly do you mean by...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By sfam198
At a minimum, a backup should ALWAYS be kept on...

At a minimum, a backup should ALWAYS be kept on its own media or at least on a different media from the files you want backed up. Otherwise there would be no point in creating the backup. If the...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 03-10-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,967
Posted By sfam198
Switches, like the one you are using, do not...

Switches, like the one you are using, do not assign IP addresses. The are assigned by DHCP servers, which in consumer grade network equipment are usually built into routers like your Airport...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 03-05-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By sfam198
DOS is an operating system, just like OS X or...

DOS is an operating system, just like OS X or Windows or Unix or Linux, etc. What you see when you open a Terminal window only looks like DOS in that it is a command line interface. You will never...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-03-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By sfam198
The html files should be able to access the...

The html files should be able to access the images and any other files as long as the original directory structure remains intact. There's nothing different about the way Windows or Mac computers...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,476
Posted By sfam198
Assuming you are copying to a USB external drive,...

Assuming you are copying to a USB external drive, at a conservative 20 MB/s transfer speed, 280 GB of data will take just under 4 hours to copy, so it's very possible that it is still going. Did you...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By sfam198
Just tried a little test between my iMac and my...

Just tried a little test between my iMac and my Windows PC. The Mac got the attachment just as I sent it, a folder full of files. The Windows PC got the attachment as a ZIP file. So when your...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By sfam198
You can create a network for your internal...

You can create a network for your internal devices without an Internet connection, however doesn't the Apple TV need an Internet connection for authentication using your Apple ID?
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-26-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By sfam198
I think you'll be loving your new Mac soon...

I think you'll be loving your new Mac soon enough, especially if you've enjoyed using your iPhone in the past.

As for your decision between using Microsoft Office or iWork, personally I can say I...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By sfam198
If your data is that sensitive that you need to...

If your data is that sensitive that you need to perform a DOD wipe, start over from the beginning. Anything less is just opening up legal loopholes should something happen where the drive falls into...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By sfam198
I would look first on the printer manufacturer's...

I would look first on the printer manufacturer's web site to see if they have Mac specific drivers/software. The print drive OS X installs on its own can sometimes be very generic and just give...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-22-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By sfam198
wow, it's always something stupid...

wow, it's always something stupid...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-22-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By sfam198
Yikes! You have way more patience than I do. ...

Yikes! You have way more patience than I do.

OK...just to verify, it is a .dmg file you are trying to open, correct?
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