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Rosetta performance boosted in Mac OS X 10.4.8 Macworld reports that Rosetta applications (PowerPC binaries running on Intel-based Macs) have enjoyed a significant performance boost under Mac OS X 10.4.8.
"Before the OS X 10.4.8 update, a 2GHz iMac G5 beat the 2.66GHz Quad-Core Mac Pro at both the Photoshop and Word Scroll tests. After the update, the Photoshop numbers looked much more respectable, with the Mac Pro outpacing the iMac G5 by 28 percent in the Photoshop test. What?s more, the 2.16GHz iMac Core 2 Duo closing the speed … Read more
QuarkXpress 6 and 7 now allowed to run on same machine Quark Inc. has announced that customers who upgrade to QuarkXPress 7 will automatically be able to use QuarkXPress 6 on the same machine. A press release readers:
"Customers planning to upgrade to QuarkXPress 7 can now do so while testing their workflows at a pace that meets their unique needs while using previous versions of the software to support production and client requirements."
Users must have a license from Quark to run a previous version of QuarkXPress, which must be installed on the same computer as the … Read more
Physical access and Mac OS X security go hand in hand A posting entitled "How to Hack a Tiger Admin Account" underlines the fact that macs with unrestricted physical access are inherently insecure: The use of user creation routines or attachment of alternate startup devices (if a firmware password is absent) make it so.
This piece shows the steps necessary to create an administrator account (which can be used to do virtually anything) on a default-state Mac that may already have one or more administrator accounts. Creating an administrator account on a target requires simply booting in single-user … Read more
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