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Apple store has it for $2499 without tax which here in NJ is 7%. I got mine from B and H photo for 2349 with free shipping and no tax as the store is located in NYC. So I saved over $300 by buying online. I will be paying it off for 2 years with no interest with a new Santander bank credit card which lets me transfer a ballance from another card and get 24 months no interest.
I plan on installing Windows 7 on it also with the boot camp feature which I have no idea what it is but seen youtube video on it.

The specs taken right from B and H Photo site http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1151722-REG/apple_mjlt2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html :
 Product Highlights

    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 (Crystalwell)
    16GB of Onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
    512GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
    AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics (2GB GDDR5)
    15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
    2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
    Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
    Force Touch Trackpad
    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: August 14, 2015, 04:44:52 PM »
I gave Windows 10 2 weeks to try and I did. As I type this I'm going back to Windows 7. Too much crap to relearn or should I say get used to, screensaver will not turn on no matter what, hibernation only works temporarily and then pc wakes up for no apparent reason even when I went through the entire list of hardware in device manager making sure that none have "allow this hardware to wake the computer" or something like this was not enabled. And the most annoying thing is that one of my USB 3 enclosures is not working correctly and makes my drive 10 times slower to access than USB version 1.1. Windows 7 was and still is a very solid operating system and I am not going to give it up so easily. Like someone said previously I think Micro$oft is going backwards on this one. They can keep their windows 10!

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General Chat / In need of a boot manager.
« on: June 02, 2015, 02:04:56 PM »
Is there a boot manager in existence that has these features?

* Cannot be part of an actual Linux installation. In other words I will not need to install Linux to use the boot manager.
* Has the ability to completely and safely hide drives or partitions so the currently booted operating system cannot access the other operating systems.
* Can be installed on dedicated small hard drive or removable media to boot. Small SSDs are cheap now.
* Can recognize and manipulate the boot sectors of a variety of current modern operating systems.
* Can be easily reconfigured/reinstalled if needed.

There was a program that did have most of these features many years ago called Boot Magic. It came with Partition Magic software but this was in early 2000s and I would be afraid of using it with modern operating systems. Something similar would be great.
Thanks.

I need a dedicated boot manager so I can run Windows 8.1 and 7 on the same pc. I have done this using a Linux distro boot manager but it leaves the drives visible to all OSes and problems happen. Last time I lost my Windows 7 because something Windows 8.1 did and I cannot afford to waste more time trying to have 2 OS on separate drives on same pc as problems will happen again. Right now I have the Windows 8.1 drive unplugged while running Windows 7. And if I want to run Windows 8.1 I unplug the Windows 7 drive. The Boot Magic was able to hide drives for other operating systems when a particular one was set to boot up.

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General Chat / 50 GB free! Cloud drive
« on: March 31, 2015, 04:17:47 PM »
Ok guys time to expand your cloud space.
https://mega.co.nz

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General Chat / Re: New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:58:36 PM »
Well, the weird thing is that after I initialized the drive in windows virtual disk management console and copied files to it then took it out it worked in the same connections types I tried before. So I am confused. It's ok for now. What I am thinking is that the original way the drive was prepared with the original Western Digital enclosure hardware is the problem.

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I think PirateBay is doing this to hide the source server.

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General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:10:49 PM »
The original file was copied to my portable drive with another computer on USB 2.0 and the teracopy app verified that as good.

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General Chat / Re: New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:08:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply. This is the enclosure http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J61Y24E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And it does not need any software to run. Windows 7 finds driver.

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General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »
Mystery solved! Now that I have the flu I had some time to troubleshoot this problem. My pc was overclocked just a tiny bit too much and it was causing errors (probably the cheap USB3 controller I got on dx.com cant handle the faster overclocked speeds). I had my FSB at 422 for many years giving my pc 3.6 ghz and ram was at 844mhz. I lowered it to 418 which gives me 3.57 ghz. I have no issues with the 422 with anything else that's why I had it running like that since 2008. BTW. Cpu is Core2quad q9550s (65w TDP)  mobo Asus p5q-em 4 sticks of 2 gb corsair 800 mhz ddr2 ram.

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General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:26:38 AM »
I have no problems copying or verifying small files. it only has a problem with huge ones.
Maybe this md5 app is faulty?
MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes - http://www.pc-tools.net/

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General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:19:47 PM »
No. 2 brand new drives, both are usb 3. First is a WD Passport Ultra 2tb, second is a WD Green 3 TB that I posted about a while back that I put in a new enclosure that I had to use the GPT partition system. I would like to get some kind of a file copy app that does md5 hash checking and isnt one of the ones I mentioned in the post above. Oh this morning right after I posted here I booted up my Linux mint and did a copy from one drive to the other then booted up windows 7 and did a md5 hash check and still had errors. I tested both drives and checked SMART data and no errors at all.

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General Chat / Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 18, 2015, 04:55:15 PM »
It seems simple but I cannot get the copied file to match my md5 hash. So far I tried it multiple ways to copy the file. I tried Terra Copy, Total Commander and the conventional windows 7 copy function. I cannot match the md5 of original hash to certify that the copy was exact.

Any Ideas?

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I just happen to visit piratebay a few minutes ago and seen this as an error page saying piratebay host is sending error 522. They are using CloudFlare. The Cloud FLare company offers free and paid plans but is this really necessary to have even if its free? Would any of you benefit from this? I don't entirely understand 100% if something like this is worth the time to sign up and set up.
https://www.cloudflare.com/

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General Chat / GHOST vulnerability in Linux
« on: January 29, 2015, 06:21:23 PM »
I figured I can share this to you Linux experts here. This is WAYYY too in depth for my Linux knowledge so you guys enjoy!

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/29/the-ghost-vulnerability-what-you-need-to-know/

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General Chat / Re: My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: January 25, 2015, 02:09:15 AM »
Ya after that the instructions said to go to Driver Manager and install a Nvidia driver.

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General Chat / Re: My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: January 24, 2015, 01:58:56 AM »
I reinstalled Mint again to get the operating systems to show in Grub but I don't like what this did. The Mint installation modified my Windows 8 hard drive to put some boot files there because if I have the Windows 8 drive disconnected Mint will not start.
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$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates -y
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y
$ sudo apt-get update
I had to type the above commands to get my GTX750TI video card working. Can someone tell me what these do that the default Mint 17.1 couldn’t?

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General Chat / Re: My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: January 12, 2015, 02:31:09 AM »
I'm not ignoring your suggestion. I am just waiting to set aside some time to work on this. Thanks

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General Chat / New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: January 10, 2015, 05:54:02 PM »
So I have a WD external drive (3TB) It appeared that it died but luckily it was the enclosure electronics that died as the drive shows fine connected to a pc directly. The problem I have is that now I have a new enclosure and Win7 wants me to initialize the disk before I can use it. Both enclosures are USB3. Last time I did this long time ago with another drive it got wiped. So my question is this. Why the F I can't just swap enclosures and have the drive work normally? I have over 2TB on there and don't really want to lose all that. Is it because I am using the GUID partition type on the drive? Like I said windows is able to see the drive contents when directly connected to motherboard. I also am sure the new enclosure works as I put a 2 TB drive in and also had to initialize and the drive worked after initialization. But I don't want to initialize a a drive with over 2TB on it. I know I can copy from on to the other and then initialize and copy back but there has to be a easier way.

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General Chat / Re: My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: January 10, 2015, 05:35:39 PM »
Ok, I got Mint 17.1 Rebecca installed and its fine but I have a question. My Ubuntu used to show my other OSes in the boot menu that shows before the rest loads. How Can I get them to show again?

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General Chat / Re: My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:27:58 AM »
Any other alternatives to Mint? I already burned the Mint 17.1 dvd but Its ok i can try something else.

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