updated 10:50 pm EDT, Thu April 10, 2008
Forum roundup, WiFi, SMB
Forum roundup: MacNN forum members are discovering what encryption methods others use to protect their WiFi networks. Users are discussing why they feel one is superior to the other, while a poll is currently tracking the amount of users who encrypt with WEP, WPA-1/2, or other methods, or if they use none at all. Some members are also touting the benefits of using an access control list to govern overall network access.
Earlier in the month, Adobe mentioned it would have a 64-bit version of its CS4 suite of applications for Windows, but due to Apple's reluctance of porting Carbon to a 64-bit platform, will not see the Mac side. Forum goers are discussing where fault lies in the problem. Some claim that Apple should follow through on its promises at WWDC to make a 64-bit version of Carbon, while others think Adobe should not have waited this long to recompile Photoshop as a Mac OS X-native cocoa application. The Carbon platform was introduced as a bridge from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X.
Forum goer "egadsby" is currently seeking help to resolve an SMB-based printer issue after upgrading an entire computer lab to Mac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard. Some users theorize that the problem is related to an updated CUPS printing system, while others say re-adding the printer manually through the System Preferences can solve the issue.
Frequenter "starman" is reminiscing about gaming, and how modern day games do not seem to have the punch that they used to. While some current titles amaze - Guitar Hero and Lost Odyssey, to name a few - others are merely watered down sequels or cash grabs based on popular licenses. Some users recall classics like Doom, Marathon, and Commander Keen.