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Comment 8 year old MBP (Score 1) 238

I have an 8 year old mid-range MacBook Pro (pre-unibody) that I upgraded to 4GB ram, a 120GB SSD, removed the optical drive & replaced with the original 5400 spinning platter and set up the SSD+HD as a "fusion" drive and the GeekBench scores are barely below the low-end 2016 MacBook. I was only able to do this because it's from before Apple's anorexia infected their laptops. Still a great machine aside from having to bake the logic board every month or so because of the bad solder on the graphics chip (which didn't start failing until just after apple ended their extended replacement for it). Apple doesn't make computers anymore, they make sealed-off, anorexic "devices"

Comment Re:Wha?!?!!! (Score 1) 172

OS X is an evolution of NEXTSTEP, which was started in the late 80s. They saw that OS 9 was a dead end and Apple needed something "new" and "modern", so they went with NEXT (and for a good while there was this set of compatibility APIs called carbon, PROBABLY had a lot of mac classic code). You can still see a lot of similarities between Xcode today and what they were using on NEXT in the early 90s.
new code, old code, it makes no difference. It ALL has flaws.

Data Storage

Submission + - Hard Drives Should Meet Rated Capacity ( 1

Maniac-X writes: "A recent petition directed toward hard drive manufacturers telling them that consumers want more accurate drive capacity ratings.

Rate capacity in binary, instead of decimal. We want to take a hard drive home and format it to rated capacity. We're all tired of taking home a rated 320GB drive, and having it format to 298GB. This margin of error is simply unacceptable.

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