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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:05 pm

boof, Time Machine needs to back up to an AFP server, so a G4 tower running Tiger or Leopard is preferred. I know linux distros have AFP occasionally built-in or as an installable module, but I'd have to learn all that from scratch and I just can't be bothered. My time is worth money, and the money required to secure a cheap tower + an old version of OS X (Tiger) is way easier and the time saved pays for itself in either leisure or real dollars.
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:09 pm

Ah, fair enough.

(I don't really care about Time Machine, so...)
 
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:47 pm

you would if you wanted automated backups of critical data on the Mac. If you're not using your Mac as a production machine, but simply as a web surf box or something similar where you can get automated uploads of your info to Mobile Me or bookmark sync services like Foxmarks, it's less important.

edit: not to be so dismissive, some people prefer to use a full drive backup software like Carbon Copy Cloner, it's just way more manual than Time Machine.
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:09 pm

See, I don't have all that much on the Mac, and stuff changes infrequently enough that automated backups are completely unnecessary. ;)
 
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:35 pm

right, yours is a status symbol and mine is an actual machine used to do stuff. ;)
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:57 pm

Bling bling, sir, bling, bling. 8)
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:48 pm

Actually, no, mine sits in the corner, only used for iPhoto, really. ;) It's the ThinkPad I use every day, including out in the world, because I can't stand a 1.2GHz G4 any more. ;)

(Nor can I stand the crappy keyboard any more, or the fact that it occasionally likes to randomly power down, or the fact that the battery is sucktastic.)
 
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:56 pm

Isn't that the one I suggested duct taping an external hard drive to the lid? Not much bling in that sort of laptop.

And backing up the iPhoto library is easy anyway.
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Re: The Gut-Wrenching Feeling Of Outdated Apple Products

Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:58 pm

Exactly.

If I had OS X on this ThinkPad, I might be tempted to use Time Machine, but...

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