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  Housecleaning Tips for Tiger
Subject:   my two cents
Date:   2005-04-27 10:07:17
From:   rwright
My experience with OS X upgrades has been painless, I have upgraded Panther over Jaguar. So if you are not having any problems, most can rest assured that a basic upgrade will get them up and running in the shortest amount of time.


I second the backup strategy but I have to wonder about partitioning, even now that iPartition is out which makes undoing partitions easy, it is time consuming to un-partition an 80 gig or larger drive, and partitioning a smaller drive is not a good idea. Sooner or later after iphoto and itunes libraries grow large, you will want to reclaim tha space, which is why the dual boot seems to be not a good idea to me.


I also want to question the wisdom of advocating splitting up large entourage or Mail databases, or iphoto libraries. While I know that speed is an issue, with the advent of spotlight there seems to be a return on investment for keeping large email databases, simply because the data will be more accessible with spotlight. I am praying for an entourage plugin...othewise I will have to move to Mail. I think the idea of spotlight is to create value in all that old material, and if I can get a spotlight search to return me the entire set of emails to a specific client over the past few years, that kind of information is very useful. While Entourage Archive X is useful, it seems to me to be the kind of app that spotlight makes irrelevant.

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  • Derrick Story photo RE: my two cents
    2005-04-27 10:19:03  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I think you make some good points, and I agree with most of them. The one thing I will say about the Entourage DB issue is, regardless of Spotlight, I have an inherent distrust of Entourage's ability to handle large amounts of mail. It's true that I haven't read as much about DB crashes with the current version of Entourage as I had with Entourage X. But on my Mac, it's starting to feel a little goosey, and I'd rather do something now while it's on my terms.

    That being said, this is what makes these conversations so interesting, right?