Apple Discussions problems We've had a number of reports of -- and have ourselves experienced -- problems with Apple's Discussions forums over the past week. Issues include very slow speed, no search function, and in some cases the forum being completely down. A message from an Apple Discussions Administrator, linked from the Discussions front page, notes:
"We are currently experiencing longer than expected access times. We have disabled searching, vote refresh/levelling and email subscriptions for the moment to narrow down the issues. We hope to have all issues addressed soon."
Brother also told Chris that they would be contacting Apple about the issue, but couldn't promise when or if a solution for Safari would be available.
Rumor about Power Mac G5 noise issues MacFixIt has covered, in detail, a number of noise-related issues with the Power Mac G5 over the past few months. According to a story on Think Secret -- admittedly a rumor site -- "an internal Apple service note acknowledges the problem and states that Apple will replace the power supplies of affected machines." We haven't confirmed this policy; however, the symptoms of the problem reported in the story, as well as the proposed solution, do mesh with our coverage.
New/Updated Knowledge Base Articles
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