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Posts Tagged MacBook Pro

Crashed Mac: rescue files with Linux

Posted by on Friday, 11 May, 2012

We have a crashed 2007 Macbook, which simply won’t boot anymore. The guys at the Mac store were not able to do anything; and gave the standard answer: buy a new one! So we did, and luckily we did have Time Machine backups, which we put on the newly bought Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, the last successfully completed backup was from a few months ago – the system had been gradually crapping up more and more, and apparently wasn’t even able to complete its backups for the last few months of its life.

Now the question is, how do we get all the files off of the disk? We use Linux. Read the rest of this entry »

Optibay / HDcaddy for macbook pro

Posted by on Saturday, 13 August, 2011

This week I ordered an Optibay unit for my MacBook Pro 13′ (2011 model). Since I have a 128Gb SSD, I thought I could use some more storage for my pictures, movies and virtual machines. And because I don’t use CD’s at all, the choice is easy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mac Touchpad drag release delay

Posted by on Saturday, 7 May, 2011

So I recently bought a new MacBook Pro, and it’s a great machine. There are only a few minor ‘features’ that really bother me, one of them is the release delay that occurs when you use the ‘tap-to-click’ option and try to drag things around. This is especially bothersome when moving windows around or selecting text. What happens is this: once you dragged around and release the touchpad, it takes a second (maybe more) to actually release the object. If you use the trackpad before that, you just keep dragging (or selecting). Now for some people this may be nice, but my mind really doesn’t need a second to realize I stopped dragging. Read the rest of this entry »