Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 26th Mar 2006 23:53 UTC
Mac OS X Informit.com's very own Mac Reference Guide, Owen Linzmayer, again risks the slings and arrows of Apple's most ardent admirers with another look at how Tiger rubs him wrong. Take a look at "Ten More Things I Hate About Mac OS X" to see if you recognize any of your own pet peeves. Elsewhere on the same site, this chapter covers the initial installation and setup of Mac OS X Tiger, either as a fresh installation, or as an upgrade from a previous version. Detailed instructions are given to help you set your Mac up just how you want it.
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RE: Question is..
by PowerMacX on Mon 27th Mar 2006 04:21 UTC in reply to "Question is.."
PowerMacX
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2005-11-06

5: Still haven't figure out why the Dock is calling Apple, and AddressBook (no .Mac account) and everything else I run from Apple.

Are you sure it is the Dock? Are you sure it isn't any of the Internet-enabled widgets in Dashboard? Dashboard widgets are "owned" by the Dock, so connections from Dashboard may be reported as belonging to the Dock.

6: Why Mac OS X contacts Apple everytime you boot your machine. (If I wanted to update a older version of Mac OS X I need for a special software I would, no need to get nagged.)
You can disable checking for updates that you don't want/need. Select the update you don't want to be reminded of anymore from the list of available updates and go to Update>Ignore Update.

Also, check if you have the "Set Date & Time automatically" enabled in the Date & Time system preference panel. Either enter another time server (if you don't want to use Apple's) or disable it altogether.

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RE[2]: Question is..
by JustAnotherMacUser on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:45 in reply to "RE: Question is.."
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2006-01-08

Are you sure it is the Dock? Are you sure it isn't any of the Internet-enabled widgets in Dashboard? Dashboard widgets are "owned" by the Dock, so connections from Dashboard may be reported as belonging to the Dock.

started happening in 10.4.4, the Dock contacts Apple, also at that time all the Dashboard widgets got permissions changes.

You can disable checking for updates that you don't want/need. Select the update you don't want to be reminded of anymore from the list of available updates and go to Update>Ignore Update.

No I got a old version of Panther on a external boot drive to use special software, whenever I boot from it it launches Software Update despite the "autochecking" being disabled.

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