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Comment Re:Popular Choices (Score 5, Informative) 623

I used to run Kalyway 10.5.1 on my Dell Inspiron e1505 - it all ran pretty flawlessly. Some hardware drivers had to be hacked, and I couldn't get my video card to run at a native resolution.

But it was only a couple weeks before I got tired of it. IMO, part of the charm of a Mac is... y'know... the actual Mac.

Anyway, I used this guide for Dell Centrino Duo laptops, and other posts on the same site are extremely helpful if you're really interested in trying Mac OS X on a PC. Check the "OSx86" section, and especially this thread.

Submission + - Hidden music discovered in Da Vinci painting (

snib writes: "An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered a hidden musical score in Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper." From the article: "[This raises] the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting. 'It sounds like a requiem,' Giovanni Maria Pala said. 'It's like a soundtrack that emphasizes the passion of Jesus.'"

Pala published this and other findings about the "Last Supper" painting in his book The Hidden Music, released in Italy Friday."


Submission + - Introducing the MOTORAZR2

snib writes: "Motorola has recently introduced the RAZR2, successor to the wildly popular RAZR V3 line. The new line consists of the V9, the V8 and the V9m, which is a slightly less impressive model for CDMA networks such as Verizon. "New features include external music controls, haptics (read: vibration) for tactile feedback when external touchscreen keys are pressed, a full HTML browser, 2 megapixel cam, the full suite of Bluetooth profiles, Windows Media Player sync, a 2-inch QVGA external display, 2.2-inch QVGA internal display, and twice the screen resolution of the original RAZR." GSM versions are on the way now and CDMA models are expected later this month."

Submission + - Optimus Keyboard Pre-Orders Start Sunday

snib writes: "Art Lebedev will release detailed specs and pricing info on their Optimus Maximus Keyboard and start taking pre-orders on May 20 at 3 PM Moscow Time (or 7 AM US Eastern Time). The OLED-topped programmable keys have drawn a lot of hype over two years or so, including on Slashdot, and Art. Lebedev, the manufacturer, even has a blog dedicated to it. However, current plans only include production of 800 units total by January."

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