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Yesterday I took a look at how to set up and create the first backup using Apple's new Time Machine utility. I found the process to be swift, efficient and enjoyable. However, there's more to the backup process than setting up the software and making the first few backup - you need to be able to retrieve your files from the backup when you need them. Today I'm going to look at how to do this using Time Machine.
Over the past few days I've had quite a bit of hands on time with Apple's latest OS - Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard." Rather than rush out a review of the OS I've decided to take my time and take a look at individual aspects of the OS. I'm going to begin with the feature that I'm most interested in - Time Machine.
Last night I took a trip to my nearest Apple store (a five hour round trip) and came home with a new Mac mini. This Mac mini came pre-installed with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, but in the box with the Mac was an OS X 10.5 Leopard CPU drop-in DVD disc. This gave me the perfect opportunity to experience the Leopard upgrade process!
Anyone want to take a stab at what I'm buying tonight?
When I'm setting up a new Windows-based PC, the part that I dread is when it's time to install security software onto it. I just know that no matter how swift and powerful the system is, installing any kind of security suite onto it is going to kill performance. It's a lot like buying a BMW M5 and then murdering the performance by attaching it to a trailer fill of concrete.
I'm getting reports of another potential breach of trust on the Windows Update front. This time users are complaining that a Windows Update installed Windows Desktop Search onto systems, which, after being installed, started indexing systems and slowing PCs down.
As I suspected, this morning sees the publication of some glowing reviews for Apple's latest OS X incarnation. Mossberg (WSJ), Pogue (NYT) and Baig (USA Today) all come to the same conclusion - Leopard is Apple's best OS yet.
The other day a list of "100 Reasons You'll Be Speechless" when you use Windows Vista (I guess Microsoft aren't hearing the "Wows!" and assuming that we're all speechless instead) hit the media (I'm pretty sure this isn't a new list ...). I was going to write a piece about this yesterday but didn't - it seems that everyone else was saying what I was thinking. Earlier today I decided to take a more objective look at the 100 reasons and see which apply to me - not many it turns out.
If Apple really wants to rock investors and take profits to the next level, it should start offering Windows-based Macs.