[OS X TeX] New Laptop...

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Jun 24 10:57:45 EDT 2011

Am 24.06.2011 um 16:13 schrieb M. Tamer Özsu:

> there are cheaper SSD alternatives

This might be true. And it might be also true that these don't support  
the TRIM command (which Lion will use) and finally make the OS search  
endlessly for some left-over blocks in disk to save the large PDF  
output. (Ever encountered when your set-top box with disk recording  
reaches the state of almost no disk space left?)

I am also considering to buy a MacBook Pro. I tend to prefer the  
faster 500 GB disk – and 8 GB of RAM. Half the disk could be cached!  
No swapping virtually needed. (And these 4 GB RAM don't cost that  
much. Two TV instead of restaurant dinners.)



Some day we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any  

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