Mac Operating System: A Revolution in Computer World

first_imgThis is the operating system that runs on Macintosh computers. It is pronounced, “mack-oh-es.” The Mac OS has been around since the first Macintosh was introduced in 1984. Since then, it has been continually updated and many new features have been added to it. Each major OS release is signified by a new number (i.e. Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9).In 1994, Apple introduced the PowerMacs, which used the higher-performance PowerPC chip designed by Apple, Motorola and IBM. PowerMacs run native PowerPC applications and emulate traditional Mac 680×0 applications. PowerPC chips have enjoyed substantial increases in performance over the years.The Mac came out in 1984, three years after the DOS-based PC. Its graphical interface was more intuitive than DOS commands, and it avoided the technical quagmire that arose when DOS users tried to add a new device to their PCs.The graphical user interface (GUI) was actually developed by Xerox and introduced on its Star workstation in 1981. Apple borrowed heavily from the Star, and subsequently, others copied the Mac, moving the GUI down the line to Windows, OS/2 and UNIX.This is the operating system that runs on Macintosh computers. It is pronounced, “mack-oh-es.” The Mac OS has been around since the first Macintosh was introduced in 1984. Since then, it has been continually updated and many new features have been added to it. Each major OS release is signified by a new number (i.e. Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9).Since the core of the Mac OS was nearly decades old, Apple decided to completely revamp the operating system. In March of 2001, Apple introduced a completely new version of the Mac OS that was written from the ground up. The company dubbed it “Mac OS X,” correctly pronounced “Mac OS 10.” Unlike earlier versions of the Mac OS, Mac OS X is based on the same kernel as Unix and has many advanced administrative features and utilities. Though the operating system is much more advanced than earlier versions of the Mac OS, it still has the same ease-of-use that people have come to expect from Apple software.The Macintosh interface was immediately popular with non-technical people. Instead of typing in a command to delete a file as in DOS, you could drag it to the on-screen trashcan. Although common today, it was a breakthrough to have such capability on a personal computer in the 1980s.Unlike the PC, the Mac is Apple’s proprietary technology, and except for a brief period, Apple prevented a Macintosh clone industry from developing and growing (see Macintosh parts). Apple maintained its sole source vendor status while the PC industry had thousands of vendors.Are you looking for the latest gear at discounted prices now? DVwarehouse have established BUYING POWER, which means you can buy products at prices far below our competition and pass the savings along to you. DVwarehouse is committed to providing the products that you want. They offer the industry’s highest-quality products with some of the lowest-possible prices. They are adding to your catalog daily and they do their best for our prices to be one of the most competitive!Their standards for customer satisfaction have given DV Warehouse the ability to provide cutting edge technology at warehouse prices. They are experts on delivering the greatest technologies our industry has to offer. DVWARE offers Used Mac Computers, a great inventory on Apple Parts; plus one of the largest selection of Digital Video Solutions for Broadcasting, Editing and Production work. We specialize in Digital Video Editing products and idigital Editing Turnkey Solutions for Adobe, Avid, Newtek, Matrox and Pinnacle.Author: Harry JonshonFor Listing visit http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external)(Best Online Computer Store).Just login to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) for all kinds of Mac Part You can also vist our other site for http://www.idigitals.com(link is external) for Computer Partslast_img read more

Forest Fire near Appalachian Trail Extinguished by Wednesday

first_imgA forest fire burning in popular New Jersey hiking area that contains a portion of the Appalachian Trail was nearly contained by Tuesday morning, officials said. The fire began off the red dot trail on Mount Tammany in Worthington State Forest and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the New Jersey- Pennsylvania line. Incident Commander Eric Weber described the terrain where the fire is burning as “probably the steepest terrain in the entire state of New Jersey,” which slowed efforts to extinguish the fire somewhat.  About 50 firefighters from the forest fire service and the National Park Service responded, creating containment lines to keep the fire in check. Fire officials estimate that about 80 acres of forest burned, and no people or homes were impacted. Seventy-eight of the 80 burned acres were in the national recreation area, and most of the trees that burned were already dying due to gypsy moth infestation, a Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson said. Healthy trees were not impacted. Photo provided by Adam Polinger shows a wildfire Feb. 23, 2020, near the New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area near Hardwick Township. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and it is not expected to be fully extinguished until Wednesday when rain is forecasted to roll through the area. Wildfires in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are not common during this time of year because there’s usually snow cover, but this fire broke out on a day with above-average temperatures.  While two popular hiking trails were closed by the fire and remain so, the Appalachian Trail is open.last_img read more

Sinaloa Cartel Will Dominate Drug Trafficking in Mexico in 2011

By Dialogo January 07, 2011 Pssst. With Felipe Calderon’s administration nothing has been done and the narco-trafficking has increased more than in past years. and the truth is how were they able to locate Kalimba so quickly in Texas and they weren’t able to quickly locate that shorty Guzman and J.J.? What I am getting at is that this government is complicit with all of this and I really made a mistake in voting for Calderon. The unprecedented violence in Mexico in 2010 originated in the war without quarter between Los Zetas and the ‘New Federation,’ an alliance headed by the Sinaloa cartel, which according to the U.S. intelligence consulting firm Stratfor could dominate the world of drug trafficking in 2011. “We will be watching for indications that the Sinaloa Federation and any new friends it may make along the way are becoming the dominant organized-crime entity throughout Mexico,” states a report published by Stratfor (http://www.stratfor.com), considered one of the leading consulting firms on security issues. The firm calculates an increase in homicides of between 60 and 70% in 2010 compared to the previous year. Since December 2006, when Felipe Calderón’s administration launched a military offensive against drug trafficking, more than 30,200 deaths have been recorded, almost half of them in 2010, according to official figures. Stratfor gives an account of the birth of the ‘New Federation’ at the beginning of 2010 as a consequence of the rupture between the Gulf cartel and ‘Los Zetas,’ the cartel’s former subordinates. The Gulf cartel turned to its old enemy, Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa cartel, as well as to ‘La Familia’ [‘The Family’], a criminal organization operating out of the western state of Michoacán. The members of the ‘New Federation’ – an updated version of an alliance among cartels that was in place in Mexico until 2008 – have Los Zetas as their common enemy, but each member continues to operate its own routes. Los Zetas were on the defensive due to the advance of the Gulf cartel in their traditional territories and were a target of the Mexican military, the consulting firm declares. Created in the 1990s by elite military personnel who deserted in order to work with the Gulf cartel, Los Zetas have spread along the entire Mexican east coast, from the state of Tamaulipas, on the border with the United States, to the Guatemalan border. The Sinaloa cartel, based chiefly along the Pacific (in western Mexico), controls a large part of the U.S. border from the city of Tijuana, in the extreme northwest, to Ciudad Juárez (in northern Mexico), a strip of territory bordering on the U.S. states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The organization led by “El Chapo,” who has been a fugitive since 2001 and for whom the United States and Mexico are offering millions in reward money, struck a deal with the cartel led by the Arellano Félix brothers in Tijuana and recovered “control of key territory in the region, giving the group clear business and tactical advantages over the Juarez cartel,” reduced to two urban areas, the document adds. The security consulting firm believes that President Calderón would need foreign assistance to gain control of security, especially in the northern part of the country, but this option is unlikely due to the political opposition it would generate. The “second scenario involves a dominant entity purging or co-opting its rivals and reducing the violence,” with the capacity to manage the drug business more freely, the report warns. However, the consulting firm believes that this would require “some degree of complicity from elements of the Mexican government.” The authorities “could reach an implicit, unwritten agreement” that would decrease the violence and the high-impact homicides that show up in the form of beheaded, hanged, and burnt corpses, as well as the murders of mayors and police officers, José Luis Piñeiro, a specialist in national security and a researcher at the Metropolitan Autonomous University, told AFP for his part. If Calderón promotes an equilibrium among cartels, he would be gambling on indirect control, but not on decreasing their military and operational or financial and economic capabilities, Piñeiro added. The researcher pointed out that the Stratfor report does not consider the high number of poor people in Mexico, almost 46 million according to official figures. “If 1% of this population turns to organized crime, that’s a reserve army” of slightly less than 500,000 people, he warned. read more

The data-driven organization questions everything

first_imgThe recently published article “Data-Driven Dialogues Will Define Success” detailed the need for managers to incorporate data and the use of digital information into critical discussions within their organizations.  Data-driven dialogues were proposed as a necessary “new normal” for our leaders, our workforce, and our interactions with members.However, today, new technologies, sometimes fueled by access to actionable data, are too often the primary focus of people’s efforts to address the change they see around them.  And that’s a problem. Because it’s not the technology that will drive us to successful change.  It is people.  People create change through imaginative thinking, active planning, and diligent implementation.  It’s not the forces around us that drive change; it’s us. You may be responding to your environment, but in the end, it’s your skill and initiative that lead to results.Thoughtful, knowledgeable people create change that sustains success.Strategic, proactive thought and action, done by people focused on evaluating change and opportunity, is the most effective way to drive organizational transformation. And the best people will make sure that the transformations are real, relevant and intentional. To do this, we must recognize that organizations are most successful when they are built to learn, built to change, built to grow into the shapes and content needed to succeed in our inevitable futures.  And those organizations pursuing positive change will ensure that all form of dialogue is driven by, and illuminated by data.  Not technology, but data; properly sourced and effectively analyzed, data is the foundation for reality-based discussion and action.Sound management delivers predictive, prescriptive data-driven solutions and transformative change.For managers to deliver predictive, prescriptive data-driven solutions and transformative change they must drive learning by challenging their peers and subordinates to ask the “right” questions — those questions that demand honest, relevant answers found through data analysis, data-driven dialogues, and efforts to reconcile outcomes with previous decisions and actions.Questions lead to learning, which leads to repeatable success.Asserting that there are “right questions” to ask and answer may signal hubris on behalf of the author of any such list. But, no matter where you land on this question of “right and wrong”, you will surely recognize that some of the best questions we ask ourselves focus on our assumptions regarding what we know, what we believe, and what we want to achieve.  With that measure in mind, consider the following:Are your assumptions valid?Is what you know about your customers based in fact?Do you understand your competitors’ motivations and behaviors?Will your organization’s culture tolerate the degree and speed of needed change?Do your teams have the skills and capabilities needed today, and tomorrow?Do you have the right systems in place? Are you using the right tools?Are you risking unnecessary regulatory scrutiny?Are your results the products of your plans and decisions?Others will ask questions and use data (regarding your customers, your market, and your company) to improve their business.  Will you do as much with your own information?Asking the right questions, and using data to help formulate the answers, will bring you to assess your situation realistically.  And with that, you can engage all levels of your organization in articulating a vision and strategy that inform actionable plans.  All of which will help you to choose the processes and tools needed to succeed.  Evaluating and choosing the system solutions and applications needed to succeed, becomes easier and more profitable when you know where you are going and what you want to do when you get there.Successful management means better-informed planning and greater control over a changing environment. My own experience has helped me to see that it is possible to cultivate the culture, develop the processes and apply the tools to deliver results that are the product of intentional decisions.  You must start by asking the right questions – they will come through your people, and their effective use of data. 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Greg Crandell Greg Crandell provides strategy, market planning, business development, and management consulting to financial technology firms and their clients – Credit Unions and Banks. For more years than he wishes to admit, … Web: queryconsultinggroup.com Detailslast_img read more

Lombok fisherman finds woman’s body in trash bag

first_imgResidents of Senggigi village in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, were shocked by the discovery of a woman’s corpse inside a trash bag on Thursday. The body was found by a villager who went fishing at 11 p.m. When he arrived at the fishing area around Jl. Alberto Senggigi, the man noticed a rotten stench, which prompted him to search for the source of the smell whereupon he found a black trash bag. “Based on other residents’ statements, the body was first found by a fisherman,” said Batulayar Military Post commander, Warrant Officer Muhammad Hilman, as quoted by Kompas.com on Thursday.  After locating the source of the foul smell, the fisherman asked other residents to inspect the contents of the bag. However, since no one had the courage to do so, the residents reported the discovery to the police.Upon closer examination, the police found that the trash bag contained a mutilated female corpse. They sent the body to Bhayangkara Hospital for an autopsy.Separately, West Lombok Police spokesman First Insp. I Ketut Sandiarsa confirmed the news. However, they have yet to carry out an investigation since they are still trying to determine the victim’s identity. (dpk) Topics :last_img read more

Raymond tops Order of Merit

first_img15 Nov 2012 Raymond tops Order of Merit Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Brabazon Trophy winner for the past two years and an England international for the same period, has won the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Men’s order of merit for 2012. Raymond (Image © Tom Ward) 26, topped the list with 609.09 points, less than three ahead of his international team-mate Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O) but over 60 clear of third placed Edward Richardson (Hemsted Forest, Kent). “I’m delighted to win the order of merit and to see my name among the previous winners,” he said. “This caps off my season nicely and I’m grateful to Titleist and FootJoy for their sponsorship. “My season has been good and the highlight was winning the Brabazon Trophy again. Some of the other performances were not what I was looking for and I was disappointed not to win the English Amateur. It would have been nice to do ‘the double’. “But it doesn’t always go as planned so I’ll keep working hard over the winter and hopefully I’ll get to where I want to be next year.” Jonathan Dowdell, Titleist Golf Ball Product & Marketing Manager, commented: “As the #1 ball in golf, Titleist is delighted to have once again supported the order of merit and there can be no doubt that the title has gone to a truly worthy winner. We would like to congratulate Neil on claiming the order of merit title which is just reward for a season of great quality and consistency.” Most of Raymond’s points were gained when he successfully defended the Brabazon Trophy at Walton Heath following his initial success at Burnham & Berrow in 2011. That was his only major victory of the season although he also won the New South Wales Medal in a playoff while in Australia at the start of the year. However, he reached the quarter finals of the English Amateur Championship at Silloth-on-Solway. The bulk of Hinton’s points were gained from his victory in the Welsh Open Stroke Play while the 24 year old also finished equal fourth in the St Andrews Links Trophy. Richardson, 44, has made a successful return to top level amateur golf after battling with serious illness. An international between 2005 and 2008, he won the Hong Kong Amateur Championship last week and has enjoyed top ten finishes in at least six tournaments.last_img read more

No. 1 Kentucky Prepares for Robert Morris

first_imgKentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) blocks the shot of Michigan State guard Gary Harris as forwards Julius Randle (30) and Alex Poythress also defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)by Gary GravesAP Sports WriterLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is all set for a timely rematch against Robert Morris.The Colonials handed the Wildcats their previous defeat in last spring’s NIT to cap a disappointing season for Kentucky’s last class of highly-touted freshmen.Senior guard Jon Hood said the 59-57 loss stuck with him all summer. Coach John Calipari says he hasn’t watched the video.The Wildcats (2-1) are more focused on learning from Tuesday night’s 78-74 loss to No. 2 Michigan State. Though Kentucky’s chemistry is still developing, overcoming a 15-point deficit demonstrated a toughness that Calipari didn’t always see last season and he’s curious to see how his team responds to its first setback in Sunday’s rematch against Robert Morris (2-1).“There was nice will (to win) there, the guys kept fighting,” Calipari said Friday. “They kept trying, so we have something to build on.“As we go into this game, this team (Robert Morris) is really aggressive. They get up in you. … They’ve got a team that’s coming in here that’s saying, ‘we beat these guys, let’s go.’ They’re not afraid, I watched this team, they’re not afraid.”Robert Morris is coming off Thursday’s 69-64 loss to Eastern Michigan. Junior guard Karvel Anderson is the leading scorer at 18.3 points per game.The Colonials led almost the entire game when the teams met on March 19 outside Pittsburgh. At the time, they faced a top-seeded Kentucky team that battled inconsistency all season and had lost forward Nerlens Noel to a season-ending knee injury.The game typified the Wildcats’ up-and-down season. Kentucky rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to tie twice but never led a game sealed by two Mike McFadden free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining. Fans storming the court in a wild celebration.Though Hood said the memory of the loss lingered up until practice began, the Wildcats aren’t looking for revenge against the Colonials.“It’s just another game to us. We are here to get past it and to get better,” Hood said. “We want to pour it on to every team. We want to win by as much as possible and get better while doing it.”Right now, Kentucky just wants to win again after its comeback fell short against the Spartans.Calipari found a bright spot in players’ crying afterward. Calipari said they needed that disappointment to understand the pain of losing and what they have to do avoid it.“We’ve learned a lot,” Randle said. “We’ve kind of started to establish how we want to play and we’re just getting better. That game, we grew up a lot and matured a lot and we’ll be fine.”last_img read more