// Number 8, bitesize.d, rocks.
It's also several months old :)
In looking for ways to free disk space on my SSD I find that the chrome ~Library/Cache can grow to insane proportions (5G?)
It made a huge difference. No more constant thrashing of the HDD as it tries to manage a large swap file.
I would offer ridiculous gobs of money to upgrade to even 6GB.
(If you have 13.3" MBP with 8GB of RAM, it carves out 512 MB for video memory.)
Sorry --- that was an important detail that I should have included.
I don't have a MacBook, but upgrading 4 Gb to 16 Gb in my iMac made a huge difference.
Is what you say the reason macs are preferred for desktop publishing?
Apparently there's ntop which works on all platforms and has all kinds of snazzy features but I've never tried it personally. http://www.ntop.org/products/ntop/
Just beeing pedantic but I think Darwin is the operating system, not the kernel. The kernel is Mach 3.
Now I'm enlightened to see there is dtruss. It works different than strace and needs privileges, but I'm glad that I've found the strace alternative.