I am used to Windows but recently got a macbook air (OS X) from school and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate admin, etc.
They have it restricted pretty hard without being able to install applications or run applications from unidentified developers.
I have MagicPrefs installed by just putting the file in a Programs folder under my user account and it just runs but gedit has a unidentified developer error and even a right click open requires admin privileges (I can not turn off gatekeeper from System Preferences)
I know that the restrictions are in there for a reason but the question really here is how to identify a developer (or modify the file) so it will run.
Edit: Another possible solution: Although these may not be official, portable versions of OS X applications might be a solution for major apps.