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Hardware

Mac Mini (2012) Memory Upgrade to 10GB

The Mac Mini 6,1 (2012) base model ships with 4GB of Memory in a 2x2GB 1600Mhz 204 pin SODIMM configuration. 4GB as it turns out, is a little inadequate for running Ubuntu, FreeBSD, CentOS and XP simultaneously. The Linux VMs seem to need more than 512MB to compile kernels and XP is super sluggish with […]

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Apple

Safe Sleep on Mac OSX

I thought it might be a good idea to turn on “safe sleep” (or Suspend To Disk) instead of the default “Suspend To RAM”; the motive was to save some batterry power whicle I move the laptop. Turns out that this was extremely painful when your system has 4G of memory. It takes almost 20s […]