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    Which Mac OS for 2008 Macbook?

    Lion (OS 10.7) is pretty ram hungry, and always felt half baked. For the hardware in question I think the OP would be better off installing Snow Leopard (OS 10.6.8)
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    BootCamp Partition Question

    Your "Bootcamp" partition is just an NTFS partition. GParted doesn't care that it's on a Mac. Increasing the size of this partition should be no problem. http://guides.macrumors.com/Extend/Resize_Boot_Camp_Partition#GParted_Live
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    BootCamp Partition Question

    You should be able to resize the Windows partition using GParted Make sure you backup your system before attempting anything. Even "non-destructive" partition edits can be dangerous.
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    A Lamborghini SUV? Say It Ain’t So.

    Pretty sure this shares the Cayenne/Q7/Touareg platform, but point well taken.
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    What is the best data recovery place?

    At my university's IT department we used Gillware for drives that were beyond ddrescue or Photorec. Great service and generally lower prices than DriveSavers.
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    Best free screencasting software?

    Yes, Quicktime X will record audio inputs (voice) as well. With the addition of Soundflower it can record system audio too,
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    Best free screencasting software?

    If you're running OS 10.6 or 10.7 Quicktime X has built in screen recording.
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    Early 2006 Core Duo Macbook...4GB worth it?

    The maximum for Core Duo Macbooks/Macbook Pros is actually 2GB. 4GB would be a waste.
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    apple service diagnostic

    If you in fact have a 2.0GHz DP 2004 Powermac G5, then that's the service diagnostics that you need (straight from Global Service Exchange). It will actually boot just fine from a CD. Once you boot the disc and see the VERY spartan OS 9 style interface, you'll understand why it's so small.
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    apple service diagnostic

    http://ge.tt/6q1bnGo
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    Best 12-13"

    I picked up an Asus U36JC about a month ago and have been very happy. The build quality is very good and the battery life is great. It does get a little warm during processor intensive tasks but it's tolerable. Not nearly as hot as my 1st generation Macbook Pro :D
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    MS has abandoned Drive Extender for Vail

    Microsoft has now admitted that DE was pulled from Vail due to a failed implementation. http://www.wegotserved.com/2010/11/24/microsoft-admits-drive-extender-implementation/
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    iPhone vs Nexus One

    You could pick up a refurbished/used iPod to fill the in car void. I'd say it's a pretty small sacrifice to escape Apple's walled garden (at least for your phone).
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    hard drive repair

    If you are looking into sending the drive to a recovery service I would recommend Gillware. They are cheaper the DriveSavers, and only charge you if they recover the data.
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    SSD in PBG4 12

    Completely shocked to see that PATA drives made the jump to SSD. I agree with your thoughts on price/performance. The 12" Powerbook was a slick machine, but it's old.
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    SSD in PBG4 12

    I believe the 12" PB G4 used an IDE hard drive. I don't think you'll be able to find a SSD to fit this machine.
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    iMac 17" G5 problem

    17" iMac G5's had logic boards with notoriously bad capacitors as well as equally bad power supplies which exacerbated the problem. These parts were at one point covered by an Apple extended warranty program. The video problems and kernel panics are probably caused by a failing logic board. Pop...
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    Hard Drive Failure: Is anyone familiar with this issue?

    We use ddrescue to recover data in my university's IT department. You need to be some what familiar with Linux (we run it in Ubuntu) but I have seen this utility perform miracles.
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    building a low power NAS

    This guy has as great deal on a Buffalo Terrastation II http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1471085&highlight=buffalo
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    Any place that sells 2.5" SATA drives for the 2009 MBP with the mounting screws?

    For future reference the screws you were dealing with are Torx T6 or T8. I can't remember off hand.
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    I Hate Dell

    I had a Dell Optiplex 745 SFF (lab system) come into the tech support area of my university with a broken side panel hinge. The system was under three year full accidental coverage so this shouldn't have been a problem. After a days worth of calls to Dell support, they finally flat out denied...
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    Macbook pro (unibody) screen flicker

    I work for my university's IT department and ran into a very similar problem a few weeks ago. It was a brand new unibody MBP and it's screen would flicker or turn off completely depending on how it was oriented. It was more than likely an issue with the inverter board, but we replaced the whole...
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    23" Apple Cinema HD Display Problems

    You'll probably not find a similar IPS panel display for less than $500. Repair may not be a bad option if the technical quality of the display is a factor.
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    ** A Picture I Took - 2009 **

    Supercharged Ecotec -- Cobalt SS?
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    Bootcamp Fan Control

    If you boot into OS X, setup SMC Fan Control, then reboot into Windows, the fan settings stick.
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    Drobo?

    Drobo uses a proprietary file system. If your Drobo ever fails, you'll need another Drobo to recover the data.
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    iPhone 3GS Tries to Stop Bullets...Looses...Badly...

    Man I'd sure love to be standing around when the lithium-ion battery starts burning. Nothing screams to good health more than standing around exploding, potentially poisonous batteries.
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    Bootcamp Fan Control

    Does SMC Fan Control not work on the unibody mbp's?
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    Lets all thank the federal government for playing "Weekend at Bernie's" with GM and a few billion dollars ;).
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    It's wind tunnel design by necessity. Look at the new Honda Insight, or the Volt even.
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    You will also have spent roughly twice as much money after tax/title/delivery for this little badge of honor. No thanks.
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    I absolutely agree. The first Volt customers will need to be the wealthy who are buying the vehicle simply because they can. I don't believe that the Volt can be priced competitively until it's lithium ion battery production reaches an economy of scale.
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    Do you own or have you ever driven a Prius? They are very well put together vehicles and an engineering marvel if you dig into the technology. Sure there are 50MPG diesels from the likes of VW, but easily/conveniently fueling them in the US would be a pain. The Prius is a great vehicle for what...
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    But can you buy one? Prius FTW until the Volt is more than vaporware.
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    Post Your Mac Setup

    Why don't you sell the iMac G3, Powermac G3, Powerbook G4, and eMac, and buy a used macbook, macbook pro or iMac?
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    I recently came into ten 80 gig WD SATA drives - What should I do with them?

    I agree. Do yourself, and your power bill a favor and consolidate to one large drive.
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