I've run 9.6.1 and 9.8-1 a lot on a MacBook Air (late 2011 model) with no issues of any kind. Most server software in a pre-release mode is not this stable, so I think SH may have been written pretty well.
The caveat about remembering to lock the card may apply to some OS versions, but in my experience apparently not to 10.7 and 10.8. Data survives every day, and also survived an upgrade. You do not need to lock the card, so dealer's choice here is to believe me and not lock it, or be skeptical and lock it anyway, for no particular reason other than superstition.
The only time I ever lock the card is by accident,
putting it back in the S9.
(02-19-2015, 04:35 PM)SailingAway Wrote: ...I think a lot of the linux base has now been removed and something called quartz has to be installed to get back a lot of the functionality it previously had.
Previously had what functionality?
I think quartz may be just the GUI layer on top of the underlying OS. That's where the transparent windows and other eye candy comes from, and quartz has always been a part of OS X, since birth. Linux was never a part of any Mac OS, which since ~2000 (OS X 10.0) has been neXt-ified FreeBSD on the Mach kernel. Apple was the most closed proprietary OS you could ever find in those days, and would never have been party to using any open-source code from linux. Very much like
linux, however (imitation being a sincere form of flattery).
If you think being a Windows guy learning the Mac OS is frustrating, try doing that from the point of view of being a Mac guy learning the Windows OS.
Or try learning Widows 7 after years on XP; there is more difference between those two than between Windows and Mac. Both Windows and Mac have improved greatly since 2000 (Windows had a lot further to go), but every new Windows version is like spilling the silverware drawer; everything changes for no apparently reason. It's like moving Helen Keller's furniture when she is out for the day. All the tricks I learned for Server 2003 were trumped by an entire new set of tricks for Server 2008.
Mac OS X, on the other hand, even with the iOS-iffication of late, and even with its significant improvements, is still pretty much the same interface it was 15 years ago. They seem to understand the value of treading lightly when messing with the interface, and not just changing things willy-nilly based on how they felt on that particular day.
What will never be a bridge that is crossed is the CTRL-C (Windows) and APPLE-C, or "puppyfoot" (Mac) keyboard locations for the copy command; that screws me up constantly when shifting back and forth between platforms. That will always be annoying. Apple also changed the scroll direction on the trackpad to make it more like the iPad, so when I go to my old 2008 MacBook running 10.5, I always end up scrolling the wrong direction. Also annoying.