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You have to weigh the balance between increased functionality/usability/security of the new OS with the performance of the old. You have to ask yourself the question "is the performance increase/decrease worth the added functionality?" Better yet, "Am I going to notice the difference?" Your CPU and GPU are not going to change so running comparative ...


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This is a history note for a bug report to Apple, made here. As discussed earlier with admins, this is ok, since this is one attempt for solution. Apple does not keep public those reports and does not send any documentation to users so we must keep them public, since they do not do it.


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Having looked at the iMac (Early 2001) - Technical Specifications and comparing them with the information found on Wikipedia for Ultra ATA/Parallel ATA I do not see any technical limitation on why it should not work. What you need to be aware of, however, is that in case the bus speed is lower than the ATA/133 (e.g. ATA/66 or ATA/100), the hard drive would ...


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Speaking generally, adding more RAM gives the operating systems more resources for managing applications in an efficient manner. However, with respect to using Parallels, I'll add the following: I've used Parallels for a few years now, with both a mid-2012 macbook pro (8 GB RAM), and a 2014 macbook pro (16 GB RAM). As a rule of thumb, you want to share the ...


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If your machine is starved for RAM then it will be swapping pages of memory out to disk. You can check this whenever you find your Mac stalling and performing poorly by opening Activity Monitor and checking the Memory tab. At the bottom of the window you should see a value labelled "Swap Used". If you regularly find a significant value against this then ...


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Try killall -KILL Finder in Terminal. Usually clears up graphical glitches. Try resetting Finder preferences. Run these commands in Terminal: rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist killall -KILL Finder Note that you will have to redo any Finder preferences you had set. If that doesn't work, follow these steps to reset the Icon Services cache: ...


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Unless you excluded the OS files from the backup, Time Machine should've backed that up along with everything else; but in order to recover the entire OS (rather than just your user files), you have to do the restore differently: use the restore tool in Recovery Mode (reachable by starting the Mac with Command and R held down). However, there are a couple of ...


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Time Machine doesn't back up the system, by design. Time Machine is for backing up your settings and your files, not the OS itself.


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I am a bioinformatician developing on the Mac and implementing on Linux. I have all of the following technologies that you mention running on Yosemite: Java, MySQL, Apache, PHP; I do not use LaTeX or Homebrew so cannot comment on them. In addition I run Tomcat, Perl CGI, Perl CGI with MySQL drivers, GD graphics for Perl, PHP with MySQL, Eclipse and Python. ...


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This question is to broad for a simple answer. Most software will still work perfectly fine, some might break. The only way to be sure is check the compatibility for each software you depend on. Usually the developer has some information on their page, further there are pages like RoaringApps which publish lists of application compatibility based on users ...


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From my experience, upgrading to a new OS will cause major applications to break. I would hold off on upgrading the OS. This is from a linux stand point since you're looking to make a major upgrade (i.e. Lion to Yosemite).


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Qmaster is the Apple Qmaster. Apple Qmaster is a system made by Apple Inc. that provides automated work distribution and processing for high-volume projects.... It is a 32 bit version and the 10.10 does not like it. I use AppCleaner app to remove apps from my system since it will also find all associated parts of that app.


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I had one user whose Safari would not launch after updating to Yosemite. I ruled out problems with User cache and plist, isolated plug-ins, all the stuff mentioned above. I ended up finding a know working version of the app, from another machine, and copied over the broken app. Problem solved.


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Simply assign 'fn' in Mission Control to 'show desktop' and you are all set.


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I have 2 identical systems, except one with 2GB+SSD, and the other 6GB+HDD. I find the SSD system just as fast if not faster


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Your Mac mini is probably a Apple Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 (Late 2012) Macmini6,2. It was originally delivered with Mac OS X 10.8.1. Neither 10.5 nor 10.6 contain the necessary drivers to support your hardware (especially USB3.0). Consider installing Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 in an virtual machine using Parallels, VMware Fusion (both non-free) or VirtualBox ...


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No. 10.5 doesn't include the necessary drivers for your machine, neither does 10.6 One option would be to install 10.6 Server in a Virtual Machine. There are a few tutorials on the net, it can be quiet tricky as I recall but it works.


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i also upgraded to 16GB 1600MHZ on my early 2011 i7-2720QM MBP. runs all good :)


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The question the OP is asking is will having extra RAM increase performance when the MacBook is using the SSD for the swap file. SSD is fast. Yes, RAM is faster but, come on, we're talking milliseconds here, so it's not going to be noticeable to the average user. So why fork out cash for extra RAM when you won't notice any difference?


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Every piece of advice I used on the internet did not work. Even Apple's advice on removing things did not work. This worked. cd ~/Library/Safari/Extensions rm [plugins you KNOW did not come from apple] The next part is key, in fact, this may be the only necessary step: nano Extensions.plist Remove everything between <dict> and </dict>.


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First, your iTunes is out of date [current is 12.1.0.50]. Second, are you certain it was the correct file? Best is to let iTunes fetch it, then even if it fails, you can check you have the correct file name. Third - are you certain Apple are still signing 8.1.2? They usually only give it a few days after a new release before stopping the old versions. ...



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