Sunday, December 24, 2006

Warning on disk utility "erase free space"

When using the disk utility application, be aware of using the (erase free space) option. Use it only from an external harddrive. If you use it on your startup harddrive you will have to force quit and it will cause some problems.
Here's some more info on the subject. JonL
Erase free space

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Photoshop CS3

Here are a number of sites containing video tutorials and other information on the new Beta CS3.
photoshopuser
library of lynda.com
russellbrown videos
jnacks adobe site
Here is a link to known issues concerning CS3 beta, from photoshop news.
Photoshop news

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Creating a Bootable disc

From Ted Landau on making a bootable disc. Step by step. Unfortunately it seems you can't make it without buying TTP or DW. What a process; should be an easier way. JonL
make a Bootdisc for any OSX version or Mac
Another method of bootable disc, by Kappy.
Panther/Tiger method
A new entry in bootable software: DasBoot - 1.0.1
DasBoot
A new entry is PortableosX; Tried it and it works great; but doesn't work on flash drives.
portableOSX

Friday, December 01, 2006

New Mac users/switchers

Thought I'd give some links to new users and switchers about using your Mac.
Without any manual from Apple; David Pogues book, "The Missing Manual".
The missing manuals
Mac 101. Getting started with your Mac.
Mac 101
Apple discussions. Forum for Apple users.
Apple Forums
Teach Mac: A learning center for Mac newbies.
Teach Mac