[futurebasic] Re: Off to a running startup

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From: Laurent SIEBENMANN <lcs@...>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 06:54:56 +0200 (MEST)

Hi all,

Walter Lenk <Walter_Lenk@...> 
Mon, 3 May 2004 17:46:25 -0400

 > I am certainly not a Microsoft fan, but I must say
 > that one of the neat things about Virtual PC (now
 > owned by Microsoft!) is the ability to save the state
 > of the virtual machine. This takes about 5 or 10
 > Seconds to do, and then when next you run Virtual PC
 > again (maybe days later), your whole Windows
 > environment comes up in about 5 or 10 Seconds just as
 > you last left it - programs running, files open, etc.
 > I'm impressed.

And Al Staffieri Jr.
soon replied:

 > There was a System extension available for OS 7/8/9 
 > that does that on
 > Macs. Don't know if there's anything similar for OS X.

Very interesting. Name? Details? I wonder if it can
somehow be used for fast recovery from a a hard
freeze during dangerous FB programming

On the same tack, I am still utterly horified by the
near impossibility to backup and or clone a
operational OSX. I have always ratcheted up my Mac OS
configurations reverting to the most recent backup
that that worked well -- when I get out beyond
understanding and repair -- as often happens after a
thunking big installation.

Any progress there?


Laurent S.

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