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10-30-2011 06:17 PM  6 years agoPost 1
cdrking

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I switched to Mac about a year ago and am loving it. I run Bootcamp with a dual boot system for the simulator and it works fantastic.

I am wondering though, what do I need to do on the Mac side to keep it running efficiently? Windows always seemed to need cleaning up, do I have to do that with a Mac?

I have had some slow start issues recently but they seem to have gone away.

Thanks,

Jeff

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10-30-2011 09:26 PM  6 years agoPost 2
ehaga

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You will not have the same problem on a MAC as a Windows machine. This is because Mac uses an other filesystem. But one thing you can do is run "Disk Utility" and do a verify alt. repair disk. This will check the disk and correct if there are files that don't have the correct permissions.

But I can recommend you a SSD drive in you Mac. This will give you computer a lot of speed.

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10-31-2011 10:20 AM  6 years agoPost 3
cvdiver

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I put a Seagate 500gb hybrid drive in my MBP and it sped it up substantially. Switching from Mac to PC is around 30-45 seconds. I use Boot camp by the way. I believe the hybrids part is that it has, I believe, about 8gb of solid state memory in it.

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pr...omentus-xt-kit/

So far it's been a great drive for me.

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10-31-2011 08:50 PM  6 years agoPost 4
sincity

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Hey,

How goes life bud? Odd question for you. I bought a pro first of this year for work. Did you receive any DVD's with your laptop? I need the recovery DVD's and I'm almost 100% sure there was nothing in the box other than a laptop and power supply.

I assume you're still flying out of Seattle?

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11-25-2011 05:48 PM  6 years agoPost 5
cdrking

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Sorry I just saw this post, forgot about it. All is well. Did you get your DVD sorted out? I did receive a set of DVD's with my Mac.

Yes still flying out of Seattle. Went to China and India in January.

Let me know if you need the disks.

Jeff

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11-25-2011 07:13 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Futura SE

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Jeff,
OSX doesn't need anything at all. It is nothing like Windows and doesn't suffer from all the windows related afflictions.

Just use it and enjoy it.

windows is perfectly stable as long as you don't surf the net and etc on that side and that way you don't need antivirus or etc so it is pretty fast.

I use Windows only for Phoenix. Works perfect and no antivirus needed. No e-mail, no nothing on that side.

Norman Ross Jr.

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11-26-2011 02:55 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Ronald Thomas

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If you run bootcamp with Windows, no viruses can infect the OS as it still works like a Mac on the back end......Ron

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11-26-2011 03:26 PM  6 years agoPost 8
EvoFlight50

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When youre on the windows side all the regular windows viruses can still affect the windows side.

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11-26-2011 03:49 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Yeehaanow

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The only thing that is sometimes necessary for mac's is to run disk utility and Repair Disk Permissions. This is what Erik was referring to but verify disk is a separate button.
It's not a big deal and the world won't end if you don't, but it does fix things that are 'wrong', so if you ever have repeated crashes or weird issues, that's the first thing I would do, then restart.
The mac's are great for multimedia types like me and for everyday use, but I love being able to boot windows to run the sim and helicommand/ fbl setup.

-Tim

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11-26-2011 06:07 PM  6 years agoPost 10
702nitro

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I highly recommend using iDefrag. I use it 2-3 times a year.

Another thing I do is run the following at the terminal>


su periodic daily
su periodic weekly
su periodic monthly

Or you can just download ONYX

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11-27-2011 01:44 AM  6 years agoPost 11
jgunpilot

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One thought is to run Parallels instead of Bootcamp, so you can move files across the partition and not have to restart to change between Windows and OS X. It costs about $70. I use Bootcamp and find it works OK for me. I only go to Window to run Phoenix, for the most part.

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11-27-2011 10:15 PM  6 years agoPost 12
cdrking

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Thanks for the info guys. Right now I am very happy with Windows 7 running with Bootcamp for use with Phoenix sim. I also use VMFusionware for use within the Mac OS. I have to have Windows to do my travel expenses for work, they program everything for a PC system. It works well.

I am considering the solid state drive as suggested above. I travel a lot for work and having this would help with all the bumping around. I have also noticed that every once in a while I get the dreaded click of death from the hard drive. I am backing up regularly and hope it doesn't crap out on me on the road. I did purchase the extended warranty so that will help.

It's a pleasure just using the computer and not having to deal with all the Windows BS. It does come at a price, but so far it's been worth it.

Jeff

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