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So it's the last day with OSX and I've decided to mix it up somewhat by trying to install some custom Kexts to get my dual monitor setup working. Should be interesting.
I am growing used to OSX's little quirks and intricacies and once you get over the irritable bowel syndrome that is iTunes, it's actually not that bad. As with all the platforms I've tested so far, dev work is a breeze.
I've opted to leave Aptana studio behind on this one and have shifted over to Netbeans
Updated 12-05-2012 at 11:32 AM by AntiThesis
After the untimely demise of my Fedora install, the next OS to crop up was OSX.
Let me start off by saying that I have mixed feelings about this behemoth in the OS space. On the one hand, it's something like my geeky Everest - I've never really run it and in many respects, its unclaimed treasures remain unspoiled (at least by me - many others have spoiled OSX but that's another story).
On the other hand, it represents all that I feel is wrong with the world - it's
I must admit, Fedora is starting to grow on me. Gnome is not. At all. Unless it's like syphilis in which case, yes, I suppose it is growing on me.
I'm still not used to running everything through "Activities" and I'm finding the lack of taskbar use to be more and more of a problem. While taskbars are undoubtedly
Perhaps Fedora could be a decent, viable solution.
edit: Scratch that. Some form of odd kernel panic has doomed me. Since it took place
The parking mechanism is a very simple, yet effective mechanism :
The parking mechanism in action :
The heads in normal use (unparked) :
The parking mechanism (note the small iron piece - this will ensure that the lever stays in position) :
After removing the cover, we now can see the Hard Drive in its naked glory.
All modern Hard Drives are operated via a voice coil. Older hard drives used a stepper motor.
Why a voice coil instead of a stepper motor?