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Category Archives: Bugs

VMWare Workstation 9 on Ubuntu 13.10

For the past 18 months I’ve been able to consign Microsoft Windows to a virtual machine with Linux-based operating systems on my workstation and laptop (CentOS 6.x and Ubuntu respectively). The hypervisor I use is VMWare Workstation 9 and all was fine until I recently updated the Ubuntu installation on my laptop to 13.10, when […]

Mini DisplayPort adaptor woes

I have already written about the delay and the price hike and now it seems other customers are finding out that Apple have pulled a fast one (or rather a slow one). The adaptor is now available and although I was going to pick one up here in Boston (which has the largest Apple Store […]

If true…

The Steve Jobs really is a knob-end. It seems after some pretty thorough investigation the latest Macbook Pro which uses the NVIDIA chipset and GPU contains the same faulty soldering (lead based) which caused so many problems for so many manufacturers earlier this year. More info is available here. I was curious as to why […]

Mac bag (finally)

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the problems in finding a case for my new Macbook Pro (Mac Sack) so I finally bit the bullet (about two weeks ago) and purchased a cheapo Crumpler messenger bag called the Big Dig. I decided to just get one made for 17″ laptops to ensure I […]

Mac touchpad update

Yesterday Apple released a software patch for the dodgy trackpads that plague the recently released MacBook and MacBook Pro. I’ve been having to endure the insanely annoying trackpad on my otherwise very nice MacBook Pro and welcome this update with open arms. Quite why Apple couldn’t have found this in their quality control is beyond […]