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comment Is my hard drive starting to fail?
I think I'm falling afoul of three things: 1) a fairly slow 2.5" 5400 rpm drive makes page in/outs slow, and 3) VMWare Fusion hanging onto RAM after a VM has been suspended, and 3) OS X's aggressive memory caching.
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accepted Is my hard drive starting to fail?
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comment Is my hard drive starting to fail?
Do you know about virtual memory? When physical RAM starts filling up, pages of RAM are written to disk. When those pages are referenced by a process, the memory is read back in.
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comment Is my hard drive starting to fail?
I bought the computer refurbished.
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answered Where can I find a comprehensive and detailed technical software manual for OS X?
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comment Where can I find a comprehensive and detailed technical software manual for OS X?
It's more accurate to say "OS X is a flavour of UNIX". The question asks specifically about plist files, which don't exist in any other UNIX.
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asked Should I reinstall the OS after restoring from time machine?
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comment Bought a movie on Apple TV 2. Can't play on computer
Outrageous. But thanks.
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