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still more updating

OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” came out at the end of last month but I held off downloading and installing it because I wanted to get an external hard drive to use with TimeMachine. Monday was my shopping day and … Continue reading

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Upgrading – part 4

I like the Launchpad in Yosemite OS X 10.10 but it was kind of dismaying when I finished downloading Garage Band, Keynote, iPhoto, and iMovie from the App Store to see that it went to two pages. Found lots of … Continue reading

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Upgrading – part 3

While going through my storage area on Thursday, I found the LaCie pocket drive box which contained an external power supply that I had never used. Just on a hunch I connected it and the pocket drive mounted immediately on … Continue reading

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Upgrading – part 2

Upgrading – part 1 I was able to print to the LaserWriter 12/640 PS over ethernet from the new MacBook Air with a generic postscript printer driver and printer sharing active on the iBook. Guess I gave up too soon … Continue reading

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Upgrading – finally

Much of the past week has been devoted to migrating what I want to keep from my vintage 2006 iBook to a new MacBook Air. Although that was too big a gap (OS X 10.4.11 Tiger to 10.10.2 Yosemite) for … Continue reading

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