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  2. An elderly golfer comes in after a good round of...

    An elderly golfer comes in after a good round of golf at the new course, and heads straight to the bar/restaurant area of the club house. As he passes through the swinging doors he spots a sign...
  3. We really should have a pin for this, because it...

    We really should have a pin for this, because it comes up all the time.

    instead of double clicking on the new app, right-click on it (or Control-click if you have a single button mouse) and choose...
  4. Symphytum is basically a GUI on top of SQLite. ...

    Symphytum is basically a GUI on top of SQLite.

    I was assuming that the OP was asking for an easy-to-use turn-key product for a typical end user.
  5. FreeOffice fits your needs perfectly. It's word...

    FreeOffice fits your needs perfectly. It's word processor is very similar to Microsoft Word, it reads and saves Word format files extremely well, it is cross-platform, and it is free. It can be...
  6. Many database application programs use a...

    Many database application programs use a proprietary file format. Access is one of those. In order to exchange data, you must export the data from one application in a format that the other...
  7. Here is an entire web site for Macintosh word...

    Here is an entire web site for Macintosh word processors, including several free ones:

    Macintosh Word Processors

    Do you need the same word processing program on both a Mac and a Windows PC, or...
  8. No, it isn't. While it isn't running all of the...

    No, it isn't. While it isn't running all of the latest apps, it is still running some of the latest apps. And of the apps that it is running, quite a few of them have been updated at some point...
  9. I forget where I was where there was just an...

    I forget where I was where there was just an entire in-depth discussion on this. The thing is, as you know, that each block of an SSD is only good for a certain number of reads and writes. ...
  10. If his computer is "fast and snappy" this year,...

    If his computer is "fast and snappy" this year, and if his software (both OS and apps) are substantially similar 10 years from now to what he is using now, I think that his computer can easily be...
  11. Actually, if you go back to post #17, where you...

    Actually, if you go back to post #17, where you show the results of using Disk Inventory X...you say that it wasn't much help, but if you look at the results, there is something that jumps right out....
  12. IF you don't go crazy updating your software to...

    IF you don't go crazy updating your software to newer, more demanding versions, and IF you do a minimum of routine maintenance, your Mac should be as snappy 10 years from now as it was the first year...
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    If you want no problems whatsoever, it's probably...

    If you want no problems whatsoever, it's probably best to stick with what you have running now if it works well for you.

    If you want to upgrade to the most recent version of the Mac OS that won't...
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    There is a discussion of this here: Macintosh...

    There is a discussion of this here:

    Macintosh Routine Maintenance
    OS X Maintenance And Troubleshooting
    Item #3


    YASU, recommended on that site, is defunct.

    An extremely similar substitute...
  15. I've read that: "it appears that rotating...

    I've read that:

    "it appears that rotating platter external drives, even USB-C — USB 3.1 V2 interface models, are problematic as hosts for SuperDuper! clones of Catalina, and this appears to be...
  16. I haven't heard of folks complaining about...

    I haven't heard of folks complaining about terribly long boot up times from an internal RDHD, but I have heard of a lot of poor performance from internal RDHD's under Catalina.

    Honestly, most of...
  17. I like that too. On the other hand, I have read...

    I like that too. On the other hand, I have read horror stories about how Apple treats it's retail store employees.
  18. I recommend that folks have a look at this...

    I recommend that folks have a look at this article:

    Six Lessons Learned from Dealing with an iMac’s Dead SSD
    Six Lessons Learned from Dealing with an iMac's Dead SSD - TidBITS
    Especially:...
  19. No, it's nothing like that. Apple made a...

    No, it's nothing like that.

    Apple made a renewed stab at vertical markets a decade or so ago (once again, after Steve Jobs had returned and Apple and the Mac were back to viability). They...
  20. No, that's not accurate. Apple has done a...

    No, that's not accurate.

    Apple has done a really terrible job of explaining the move to 64-bit, and why it's a good idea.

    There is a lot of helpful discussion about it here:

    What are the...
  21. About a decade ago Apple had recovered to the...

    About a decade ago Apple had recovered to the point that they were looking again to expand the Mac into more markets than just the Mac's core markets. Apple had totally ignored all vertical markets...
  22. When Steve was first ousted from Apple it was...

    When Steve was first ousted from Apple it was clear that he really didn't understand business and that he was hurting the company. It was really the right thing for Apple to do to get rid of him.
    ...
  23. If you are running Mojave, and you don't want to...

    If you are running Mojave, and you don't want to keep on seeing upgrade notices:

    Apple menu --> System Preferences --> Software Update --> deselect Automatically keep my Mac up to date

    You can...
  24. I find it hysterical when people say things like...

    I find it hysterical when people say things like that about Steve Jobs. I knew Steve Jobs. He didn't give a flying fig about what users wanted. When he returned to Apple he almost immediately came...
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    Sorry folks if this is off topic for this thread,...

    Sorry folks if this is off topic for this thread, but responding to the above...

    If you like Firefox, and you have a fairly recent model Mac, check out this browser:

    Waterfox (free)
    Waterfox -...
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