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Titled as a Network Engineer, but my minor is in Software Engineering. I've used a myriad of computing platforms to include Linux, UNIX, Mac, PC, Commodore, Amiga, and 286/386/486s. My choice of everyday machines is Mac because it offers a good balance between UNIX power and Windows usability. I am NOT an Apple fanboy. Bottom line, I use Adobe software and refuse to run a Windows environment. Mac is the best balance between the two to accomplish my goals.

Server side, all Linux/UNIX. In my mind it can be beat for performance, scalability, and security.


Sep
4
comment What caused my Mac OS X Lion Screen Savers and Desktop Pictures to go missing?
Clean install of Lion is somewhat of a red herring anyway. Unless of course you purchased the USB flash drive media. Otherwise all installs of Lion are just in place upgrades to Snow Leopard, which does include these folders. I can hardly imagine these are removed on purpose simply by installing Lion. This is definitely an interesting one. I'm not upgrading to Lion any time soon. Having watched Lion grow from the Developer side, I will wait until all of the energy/temp concerns have been fully ironed out on all platforms before upgrading. At any rate, at least your problem is solved!
Sep
3
comment Mac OS X DNS lookup seems to be messed up - but only at work
Gareth, I just noticed your comment on the edits, I have gone back and modified all of my answers accordingly. My apologies.
Sep
3
comment MacBook Pro 13" Snow Leopard: WiFi suddenly stopped working
As a general note, if you run into Wireless issues on Mac, open your terminal and type ifconfig -a. You should see en0 and en1, and possibly others. But the important part is that en0 is your wired adapter and en1 is your wireless. If it doesn't show up your Airport may be turned off.
Sep
3
comment Where is MYSQL installed on Mac?
+1 for it not being on your path. Try typing "echo $PATH" on your terminal to see if /usr/local/mysql/bin is on the path. Additionally, on the terminal, you can type "which mysql". If that returns nothing your environment is not seeing your MySQL installation.
Sep
3
comment Windows cmd dosn't find exe even if it's in the path
That will do it! Good catch RJ.
Sep
3
comment Fix for Windows Boot Partition Taking too Much Space (900MB)
Let us know if you have any problems. This should be an easy one to accomplish your end goal.
Sep
3
comment Windows cmd dosn't find exe even if it's in the path
While I agree, the vendor docs allude to the same method if you're having problems. Also there is the "use" directive that you can look into. win32.perl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Strawberry_Perl Though most of this is aimed at having multiple installs of Perl on your box. When in doubt, its Windows, try a reboot.
Sep
3
comment Fix for Windows Boot Partition Taking too Much Space (900MB)
This is a relatively interesting facet. Presumably, FreeDOS is still installed? If so it is likely that it is resident on this 900M partition. If FreeDOS isn't still installed, I'm at a loss on this. Either way, it won't affect your end goal of instlaling Linux.
Sep
3
comment how to install os x on my MBP
It doesn't get any more correct. Great answer Nifle!
Sep
3
comment Fix for Windows Boot Partition Taking too Much Space (900MB)
So the machine didn't come with Windows pre-installed?
Sep
3
comment Can I setup a software RAID in Windows 7 using Virtual Hard Disks?
First let me say I'm not normally a Windows user, however, in Windows XP Professional there was a way to create a fixed size virtual disk and create a software RAID array. I used to join multiple 200GB drives together to have one big 1TB drive appearance in Windows. How to this? I can't remember. I haven't used Windows regularly in over a years.
Sep
3
comment Cannot bind OSX to AD
Error Domain=com.apple.OpenDirectory means that is where the error originated, not what domain you typed in. Error and Domain in this context are contiguous. Also, try to bind to AD using the directory utility located in /System/Library/CoreServices/Directory Utility.app.
Sep
3
comment Using Photoshop, how can I move non-contiguous areas of an image onto a separate layer?
We must have been typing at exactly the same time Bobbi. :P
Sep
3
comment Mac keyboard not working and mouse goofy: perhaps some wrong settings?
Glad it helped.