Monolingual question

If anyone is familiar with the Monolingual program, I have a question. This great application was reccomended to me by someone on the board. I have used it to delete all the languages besides English from my machine. But there are also two other tabs, one for Input Menu and one for Architecture. I am not really sure what I should do with these. I am trying to clean up disk space and speed up my machine as much as possible, so I want to utilize these if I can, but I don't know exactly what they do and if I should be messing with them. Thanks

This isn't the place for it, but Macs were once faster at processing the data related to graphic files and programs. But Intel and AMD caught up, and then by 2k2 started eclipsing Mac. Apple's switch to Intel is proof enough. Publisher of Maximum PC and Mac Addict(the same pub) has many articles that pretty much show it's either pc's victory or a moot point and limited to which os you like the look/feel of more.
I have a system using WinXP pro and it has a dual core Intel as well(slower at 1.86ghz) with 2 gigs of ddr2 memory. In all respects, it should be marginaly slower then my mac. And it makes my mac wear a dress at gunpoint.
You ask what I run? My school made the mac a requirement for my major(graphic design) so all I put on it was CS2...dude that's ALL. I dont have any games or any programs then what came with the osX install.
For me, CS2 photoshop takes aprox 4 times longer to do the same action that my pc does. I get type lag in my text editor sometimes.
Your mac is " a ton faster" then your old pc...how old is you old PC? I'm curious.
I've taken your post into the realm of mac/win debate and appoligize.
So let's see if there's hope for us. I've stated what I do with, and what's installed on mine; I'll look into monolingual in more depth, and I suggest contacting that developer as you mentioned.
Good Luck!
macbook pro 15"   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   i hate it
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    Question 1: I didn't calibrate my battery when I first got my MacBook Pro (it didn't say in the manual that I had to). I've had it for about a month and am doing a calibration today, is that okay? I hope I haven't damaged my battery? The calibration is only to help the battery meter provide an accurate reading of how much life it has remaining, right?
    Question 2: After reading Apple's calibration guide, I decided to set the MacBook Pro to never go to sleep (in Energy Saver System Preference) and leave it on overnight so it would run out of power and go to sleep, then I'd leave it in that state for at least 5 hours before charging it. When I woke up, the light on the front wasn't illuminated. It usually pulsates when in Sleep. Expectedly, it wouldn't wake when pressing buttons on the keyboard. So, what's happened? Is this Safe Sleep? I didn't see any "Your Mac is on reserve battery and will shut down" dialogues or anything similar, as I was asleep! I've left it in this state while I'm at work and will charge it this afternoon. Was my described method okay for calibration or should I have done something different?
    Question 3: Does it matter how quickly you drain your battery when doing a calibration? i.e is it okay to drain it quickly (by running HD video, Photo Booth with effects etc) or slowly (by leaving it idle or running light apps)?
    Thanks.
    Message was edited by: Fresh J

    Fresh J:
    A1. You're fine calibrating the battery now. You might have gotten more accurate readings during the first month if you'd done it sooner, but no harm has been done.
    A2. Your machine has NOT shut down; it has done exactly what it was supposed to do. When the power became critically low, it first wrote the contents of RAM to the hard drive, then went to sleep. When the battery was completely drained some time later, the MBP went into hibernation and the slepp light stopped pulsing and turned off. In that state the machine was using no power at all, but the contents of your RAM were still saved. Once the AC adapter was connected, a press of the power button would cause those contents to be reloaded, and the machine would pick up again exactly where you left off. It is not necessary to wait for the battery to be fully charged before using the machine on AC power, but do leave the AC adapter connected for at least two hours after the battery is fully charged. Nothing that you say you've done was wrong, and nothing that you say has happened was wrong.
    A3. No, it does not matter.

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