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Graham Perrin

Verify Java Version - 3 views

  • Additionally, installing Java 7 will disable the ability to use Apple Java 6 on your system.
    • Graham Perrin
      Not true - the word 'system' is misleading.  More accurately: installing Oracle Java 7 (JavaAppletPlugin.plugin) on OS X will prevent use of Apple Java 6 in web browsers and other Internet apps that use the plug-in.
Graham Perrin

Diary of a Switcher: #lionsanity - removing the rough edges from OS X 10.7 Lion - 10 views

  • possibly making that directory read-only
    • Graham Perrin
      Do not prevent writes to things in your home directory. See comments on the page. 
  • subdirectories of ~/Library/Containers are sometimes used for the user's explicitly saved versions
  • Beware of making changes within ~/Library
  • ...3 more annotations...
  • answers to a question in Ask Different
  • allow the System to manage all things in this hidden area
  • if you don't understand what you're doing here then you may lose data
Graham Perrin

Sussex Mac Users' Group - 4 views

Graham Perrin

Macintoshian Achaia - Ars Technica OpenForum - 1 views

    No preferences for pagination. Forcing pagination makes it unnecessarily difficult to engage with long topics.
Graham Perrin

preferred alternatives to Apple Support Communities for providing support to users and ... - 2 views

  • preferred alternatives to Apple Support Communities for providing support to users and developers of Apple products and services
  • 27-Jul-2011
  • Existing alternatives
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  • Which existing forums — beyond Apple Support Communities — would you recommend?
  • importance: a pleasing experience
  • Existing alternatives: Logic…
  • some suggestions:
  • Mac4Mac
  • a lot of 'chatter'
  • contributor to MacRumors
  • nonbreaking spaces appear as asterisks
  • Sussex Mac User Group (SMUG)
  • microblogs, where things can be kept brief
  • less engaged with Twitter
  • for conversation, Twitter's interface is very poor
  • UIs that are pleasing, with reasonable quality of content
  • macos-x-server
  • Nabble interface to lists is even better
  • Stack Exchange
  • Apple (FAQ)
  • Super User (FAQ)
  • OpenID enabled
  • ##Apple-support group on Wuala
  • don't get sidetracked by the Wuala resource
  • Mac OS X Hints
  • requirement to type HTML
  • Macintoshian Achaia — Ars Technica OpenForum
  • no preferences for pagination
  • pagination makes reading something long more difficult
Graham Perrin - 3 views

  • Technical Help Post your Mac related problems here
    • Graham Perrin
      Orientation such as this is missing from the head of each topic, so I probably will not use Mac4Mac.
  • A friendly Mac community for Apple users, by Apple users
    Origin: preferred alternatives to Apple Support Communities for providing support to users and developers of Apple products and services
Graham Perrin

Lion Leaves a Bad Taste | eWEEK Labs - 5 views

  • toggle that behavior in Finder Preferences
    • Graham Perrin
      I disagree. There are good reasons for hiding ~/Library
Graham Perrin

OS X Lion Recovery Detailed | World of Apple - 6 views

  • delve into the dmg and burn an installation DVD or create an external boot disk
    • Graham Perrin
      For 10.7 (Build 11A511), I do not recommend this.  I submitted a comment, not yet published, with reference to
Graham Perrin

OS X Lion: Installation Guide & Q&A - 16 views

  • Making your own Bootable Media
    • Graham Perrin
      Caution! Hacking 10.7 (Build 11A511) in this way may have unexpected consequences.
Graham Perrin

Correction regarding hardware acceleration of Flash Player on Mac OS X Lion «... - 4 views

    • Graham Perrin
      To further clarify Hardware acceleration is usually locked on - this setting and others are inalterable - so if the user senses an undesirable impact on performance, there is no easy way to troubleshoot acceleration-related issues. 
Graham Perrin

System Requirements - 0 views

  • DiskWarrior 4 version 4.3 is completely compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Graham Perrin
      To the best of my knowledge: whilst started from the DiskWarrior 4.3 DVD, it is impossible to unlock volumes that use FileVault 2 or any other application of Core Storage full disk encryption (FDE). 
Graham Perrin

Get your Mac ready for Lion | Operating Systems | MacUser | Macworld - 5 views

  • Disable FileVault
    • Graham Perrin
      No! Do not abandon FileVault secured home directories in Snow Leopard before attempting to install Mac OS X 10.7.
  • incompatibilities between the two versions of FileVault
  • if you’re using third-party disk encryption, you should probably disable that before installing Lion
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  • Lion’s approach is likely the better way to go
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • Get your Mac ready for Lion
  • Dan Frakes
Graham Perrin

Software update, upgrade - what's the difference? - 8 views

  • A software update is usually downloadable; a software upgrade usually is not.
    • Graham Perrin
      Expect this line to change after Mac OS X 10.7 is released. 
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