Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Begin typing your search above and press return to search. The exception to the slowness is on our two Intel based Macs, iMac 2. Running over snail-slow LocalTalk cabling it made the first desktop publishing software talk effectively with the first mass-market PostScript laser printers, and then brought networking to those who could not employ specialist technicians. Is it a PowerPC problem? So far I have tried on two OS X

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Occasionally it will also become unresponsive.

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So far I have tried on two OS X When printing from these computers to our EFI Fiery rips, v. The security firm analyzed 73, Macs used in production environments and found that, on average, 4. But AppleTalk has had its day. The late Skip to content A new research paper from Duo Security, shared by Ars Technicareveals that a significant number of Macs are running out-of-date EFI versions, leaving them susceptible to critical pre-boot firmware exploits.

In response to the research paper, Apple said it appreciates the research on the industry-wide issue and noted that macOS Dfi Sierra automatically validates a Mac’s EFI on a weekly basis to ensure it hasn’t been tampered with.

Some other posts on the Internet I ran across by users with the same problem were these below. Although many users confused the LocalTalk applegalk originally used by AppleTalk, and the AppleTalk networking protocols themselves, we had at that stage been using AppleTalk over Ethernet for some time.


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Gently updated from the original, which was first published in MacUser volume 20, issue 11, I dread to think of the number of people who must even now be committing their work to trusty LaserWriters of around ten years of age.

Although most assume that AppleTalk is a single networking protocol, in truth it is a complete stack. Those don’t show any slowness in appletalk dialog windows with the Fiery. It also recommends updating to the latest version of macOS High Sierra. In order to provide a safer and more secure experience in this area, macOS High Sierra automatically validates Mac firmware weekly.

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It is eleven years since Apple dropped support for its former networking system, AppleTalk. Is it a PowerPC problem?

Is there anything we can do? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! The slow speed seems to be just as slow when using appletalk, smb or ip-printing. There applealk to be something interfering with the way bundled EFI firmware updates edi getting installed, leading to systems running old EFI versions. And our old Toshiba copier that got taken away yesterday didn’t have this problem. On subsequent invocations I was averaging approx 2 seconds.

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Largely confined to Apple systems, AppleTalk has been extensively documented I gave a link here which is now broken, but documentation is available still in Wikipedia and is still supported on some non-Mac systems. Although there are limitations in using older Nikon lenses with D or D70 digital bodies, you can still use your favourite optics, made long before CCDs kicked celluloid out of cameras.


With Mac OS X well into its wash-rinse-spin cycle of a major new release every 12 months or so, backward compatibility is getting sacrificed for forward progress. Specialist dealers such as Grays of Westminster do a good trade in older Nikon products, some of which have appreciated in value. HP, Xerox, Brother, Epson. If you want to continue using an old Apple laser printer, this is bad news.

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Its platinum majesty will have to be replaced by some cheap and cheerful inkjet that, whilst it far outperforms the LaserWriter, feels like a one-trip camera compared to an SLR. Things I have tried: Since installing this driver and setting it up I’ve been experiencing dramatic slowness with the print dialog sheet.

But I guess this might also be something about ppc vs intel? Ef, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The percentage of incorrect EFI versions varies greatly depending on the model.