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Comment: My own issues w/ Leopard (Score 1) 461

by sorphin (#21212723) Attached to: Leopard Early Adopters Suffer For The Rest of Us
So I installed it this past Tuesday evening on my dual dual-core G5, w/ 8G mem, 250G hdd.. install went without consequence and it found 2 updates, one for RDC, and one for the keychain issue (neither of which caused me any issues), I did an archive+install.. My findings so far, other than the few applications that have broken...

The machine seems slower, and renders a little slower sometimes (even on an NVidia Quadro FX4500)... as well as there's a process called UserEventAgent that constantly and consistantly shows up as unresponsive in Activity Monitor.. If you kill it, it's fine for a few seconds, then back to unresponsive.. I'm hoping most of my response issues will be handled in .1 or .2.. but other than those annoyances, it's been a fairly smooth ride..
OS X

+ - Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update->

Submitted by
pestilence669
pestilence669 writes "The 10.4.10 Update is recommended for PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers currently running Mac OS X Tiger. This update includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes or compatibility updates for the following applications and technologies:

- RAW camera support
- Mounting and unmounting external USB devices
- Support for 3rd party software applications
- Security updates

Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update (Intel) SHA-1 Digest:
MacOSXUpd10.4.10Intel.dmg=
0d3abab73af3370699bbe5389513511a1ba8b8fd"

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Hardware Hacking

+ - The Duct Tape Server

Submitted by JBoom
JBoom (668930) writes "The Duct Tape Server was build entirely from four rolls of gray Nashua duct tape, a quarter roll of translucent 3M duct tape, and these computer components: Pentium P4 2.4 GHz, Intel SFF Motherboard, 1GB twinned DDR RAM, 80GB SATA HDD, 350W PSU, CDROM and (2) 80mm LED fans."
Robotics

+ - NASA Frees Their Robotics Software->

Submitted by kremvax
kremvax (307366) writes "CORRECTION: In reference to my slashdot article: http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/ 20/2233224 Since I originally took both the headline and paraphrased quote directly from MrFuture.com, where I discovered the story, I think it might be better karma if I mention the link to their release, or at least have MrFuture writes instead of kremvax writes, I'd hate for that to go uncredited, or unlinked. Thanks, Kremvax "It's a field day for robotics hackers everywhere, as NASA releases the first installment of their CLARAty reusable robotic software framework to the public. According to the JPL press release, these modules contain everything from math infrastructure to device drivers for common motors and cameras, and computer vision, image, and 3D processing.""
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Perl

+ - Create Fancy OnScreen Displays with Ghosd and Perl

Submitted by IdaAshley
IdaAshley (666) writes "With recent advances in frameless transparent windows for Linux desktop now you can use Perl, Ghosd, and some network programming to display on-screen overlays of text and graphics based on messages from your local system and remote computers. Define custom images, font sizes, and colors to convey information integrated with your desktop."
Censorship

+ - Ethics of proxy servers

Submitted by
Mav
Mav writes "I was recently asked to host a website for free in return for a lot of advertising. After querying them about how they knew the site would produce traffic they stated the site was going to be running PHPProxy (an open source web proxy). The traffic was a result of him and his contacts (nearly one thousand of them) using the site to bypass his school's firewall in order to view their MySpace pages and get access to their MSN messengers. Given all the attention social networking sites have recently received and the various laws attempting to block or control access to them I feel guilty and unsure making this available. Are there legal implications that I need to worry about? Could I be held liable if one of the students got in trouble? Most importantly, what's the moral thing to do?"

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