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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-26-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,419
Posted By SkyWriter
Welp, I have leopard working at 10.5.6 + iLife...

Welp, I have leopard working at 10.5.6 + iLife '08 and a few other bits like an old version of Fusion - this was the easiest netbook configuration to fix network problems, so I'm happy as it is. Goes...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-07-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,419
Posted By SkyWriter
reinstall of 10.5.6 going badly

I'ber had several Dellmini 9's running OSX Snow Leopard, leopard, XP , and even linux from the beginning of this Mini 9 project. used DellEFI and NBI. I inadvertantly 'hit upgrade OS X' for an iTunes...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-01-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,469
Posted By SkyWriter
quick update: the cheap charger doesn't charge...

quick update: the cheap charger doesn't charge the extended batteries, only stock ones.

pay less = get less.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 03-27-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By SkyWriter
i have four mini's each have been upgraded to...

i have four mini's each have been upgraded to runcores of one type or another. nothing ever failed, either stock or upgrades.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,469
Posted By SkyWriter
so, as fate would have it, my daughter managed to...

so, as fate would have it, my daughter managed to lose two of the ac adapters and i found myself in the market for a couple of replacements.

first i checked out dell prices for a replacement. and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 02-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,769
Posted By SkyWriter
did a fresh install of 6.2.0 today, upgrade to...

did a fresh install of 6.2.0 today, upgrade to 6.2.1, and had the same problem. hibernatemode was the culprit for me too!
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 12-18-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By SkyWriter
the power light is necessary to tell if it is...

the power light is necessary to tell if it is actually on/off or in suspend mode. sometimes these states are not entered at the correct time.

the battery light is not much use overall.

i would...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-17-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By SkyWriter
leave it charging overnight.

leave it charging overnight.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-14-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By SkyWriter
i've been using a xp image with fusion 2.0.4 all...

i've been using a xp image with fusion 2.0.4 all year. i need xp for work for outlook, office, and ie6.0. it's been working great.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-07-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,928
Posted By SkyWriter
there are no common benchmarks that will...

there are no common benchmarks that will accurately measure SSD's, but you can use xbench for a rough estimate.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-06-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,450
Posted By SkyWriter
yes, that makes sense. you could use the hotkeys...

yes, that makes sense. you could use the hotkeys for window switching. i use ^arrowkeys. switching spaces to get to the works great. for me the netbook is too small for fitting more than one...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-06-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,450
Posted By SkyWriter
feels like other things are faster now too....

feels like other things are faster now too. rendering the icons in the bookmarks sidebar for instance is way faster. nice version!
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-06-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,469
Posted By SkyWriter
seriously? it sure doesn't look like it. if...

seriously? it sure doesn't look like it. if anything, it's a wash.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-06-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,450
Posted By SkyWriter
excellent! about time. you really need all the...

excellent! about time. you really need all the screen real estate you can get on a netbook.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 12-05-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,469
Posted By SkyWriter
fwiw once you add in the power cables it doesn't...

fwiw once you add in the power cables it doesn't look like it's a savings. in fact i bet it's more... especially by volume.
Forum: My Digital Discount 12-03-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,759
Posted By SkyWriter
i still get the lights occasionally, but there is...

i still get the lights occasionally, but there is no apparent pattern.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-01-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,501
Posted By SkyWriter
on the subject of EFI-X google reveals: ...

on the subject of EFI-X google reveals:
Exclusive Report: EFI-X Mac Booter, A Scam? - Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asem-efix-mac-chameleon,8617.html)
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By SkyWriter
hmm, interesting! i wish it was more straight...

hmm, interesting! i wish it was more straight forward. but for now it works well enough.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-29-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By SkyWriter
can you do this with it: 1) run extended mode...

can you do this with it:
1) run extended mode on a variety of projectors.
2) run Microsoft Power Point in spanning mode with 'spaces' enabled, and then switch spaces while Power Point is in slide...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 11-29-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By SkyWriter
update fwiw: my three 64/32gb runcore pro's...

update fwiw: my three 64/32gb runcore pro's previously reported do not have an enabled hdd password.
my new 64gb pro IV (the t-style with a different controller) does have an hdd password enabled....
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 11-29-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By SkyWriter
i crunched a screen in my luggage this summer. i...

i crunched a screen in my luggage this summer. i bought a screen off ebay, used one of the online illustrated disassembly instructions, and it was a straight forward replacement. although i have...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-27-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By SkyWriter
one other note is that if you use 'spaces' and ms...

one other note is that if you use 'spaces' and ms power point you can still have problems if you try to switch spaces when power point is running. i never see anyone else complain about this but i...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 11-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,068
Posted By SkyWriter
xbench results for the new Runcore 64GB Pro IV....

xbench results for the new Runcore 64GB Pro IV. this represents at 50-100% increase over the previous Runcore 64GB Pro model i have. of course these simple disk benchmarks are mostly inappropriate...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-26-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By SkyWriter
projectors a real pain. almost all of the...

projectors a real pain. almost all of the projectors i use at work (one per conference room) cause the striped pattern i can re-mediate with MirrorDisplays. however, there are a few projectors that...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-23-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By SkyWriter
i see, fair enough. my experience doesn't tell me...

i see, fair enough. my experience doesn't tell me how to proceed from here for this problem. i haven't heard of this problem yet.
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