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Problem logging in with Safari 3.1.2/OS X 10.5.4

Postby Agios Ionas » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:24 am

Dear Admin,

Were there any changes done to this forum between yesterday afternoon and this morning?

The reason I'm asking is because I'm unable to login when using Safari on my portable Mac. I've never had any problems before and it worked yesterday. At the moment I'm running IE7 in Vista as a virtual machine on the Mac and I successfully logged in... so I know it's not my account acting up.

When trying to login using Safari I enter my username and password as usual. Then when hitting 'enter' or the 'Log in button' the screen is refreshed and I am returned to the login.php page. It's very strange!

I will try to login using my stationary Mac (same versions of Safari and OS X) tonight to rule out any software related problems with my portable Mac. If if doesn't work on the stationary either my conclusion is that the problem is server based and the server software for some reason doesn't like Safari anymore.

I've done no changes to my configurations... no new software, no changes whatsoever. So what worked yesterday doesn't work today!

I even tried the 'debug mode' setting Safari to mimic Firefox (will solve the most interesting web related problems with Safari) but to no avail.

Can someone shed some light on this please?
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Postby Admin » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:44 am

Hello,

No changes were made to the server the last few days. Try clearing your cookies and try again. If it still doesn't work then contact me via a PM.

Thank you
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Postby Agios Ionas » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:15 am

Clearing cookies didn't help. I tried a full reset of Safari... didn't help. Restarting Safari didn't help either. After a reboot it works though. I don't know what the problem was, but to be honest I don't care as it works now.

Thanks.
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Postby Raymanoff » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:27 am

Got MAC? stick to drawing vectors in Illustrator... real humans use Ubuntu or XP64 :D
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Postby paliometoxo » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:02 am

i logged in just fine with my iphone... uses safari also
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Postby Agios Ionas » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:19 am

Ubuntu? Linux for dummies too cheap to pay for their OS. :P

XP64? Well... I'd rather not use Windows as a client OS at all (although I run 64-bit Vista as a virtual machine). But Windows 2008 Server is pretty neat and its stability is quite impressive... so far. ;)

OS X is a wicked OS... I'll admit it's like UNIX for dummies. But it's stable and it looks good. :D

Joking aside, I run Ubuntu as a virtual machine. It's not bad. But when you need a commercial OS in order to run commercial applications (eg Pro Tools) there is only one choice... and it's NOT Windows.

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Are you happy with your iPhone? 1st gen or 3G? I just might buy of those babies some day although I have no need for such a gadget... one shouldn't underestimate the power of pure desire for gadgets just because they're... well, cool! :)
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Postby Raymanoff » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:13 pm

Agios Ionas, dont go that route... MAC users are just fanatics as some weird religious sects. There is nothing in the world which can replace Xp64 machine running MAX & After effects etc... I rely solely on media production and if i'd used MAC i'd go bust by now. Even my rendering farm is mixed mode, Ubuntu File Server and XP64 nodes. Admit it, you gone Intel few years ago and still play smart ass!! :D I can launch OSX on an XBOX these days!!! :D
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Postby Agios Ionas » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:01 am

Raymanoff, I agree some Mac users are fanatics indeed. It's like a cult much thanks to Guy Kawasaki, the evangelist.

I'm a Mac user by choice and tradition. I think the Intel move was a good one. Now I can use Windows on my Mac hardware instead of having two separate machines (Virtual PC for Mac sucked).

Some of the software I use is not available for PC. Those that are usually run better in OS X than Windows. I couldn't live without Windows, but if I had to choose I'd choose OS X.

I can run OS X and Windows (and Linux) on my Mac hardware legally. You can run OS X on any Intel platform, but you'd have to break the law in order to do it. ;)

A Hackintosh will not be as stable as a real Mac (you will always have the trouble of patching the kernel when a new 10.x.x version is released). Trust me, I've been mucking around with such installations. The only way to achieve a really stable system is to build a PC with exactly the same hardware as in a Mac... and it won't be much cheaper, if cheaper at all.

The good thing about using a Mac is that the OS is written for the particular hardware. That's why it's as stable as it is.

The good thing about using Windows is that it's written to support as many different hardware platforms as possible (while relying on 3rd party drivers)... and that's also the weakness... too many cooks spoil the broth. ;)

Choose your PC hardware wisely and take care of your Windows system and it will run very well. But I still think OS X is superior to Windows. Linux is superior to Windows. Unfortunately the strength with Linux is also its weakness... the lack of commercial de facto standard applications. OS X is pretty much the best of two worlds... open source and closed source combined. A lot of commercial software available and enough freeware/shareware available to satisfy most users.

I think Apple will release OS X to be used on any Intel hardware some day in the future. I know they like to think of themselves as a hardware company. But take away the sleek design and the fact that they have an ace up their sleeve with the hardware/software symbiosis and it's obvious that at the end of the day most consumers who choose Apple are choosing Apple because they like using OS X and the applications available for the OS in question. The design is a nice bonus. Those who buy a Mac simply because it looks great and then just run Windows XP on it are stupid and have more money than brains.

The world is ready for OS X on any Intel platform, but Apple is not... I think they're too protective. But sooner or later we will see a change of stance towards 3rd party hardware and OS X.

Whether we choose OS X, Windows or some Linux alternative certainly depends on our personal preferences and what kind of applications we like/need. Some of us need several OS platforms to be able to do what we want. :)
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