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is it possible to run multiples of the same operating system one one computer at the same time?

I am attempting to run multiple systems at once one ONE computer all at the same time. Is this at all possible? my knowledge of computers and technology is limited, but to give you a little more ...
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Blurry scanned documents in pdf

I have an epson printer/scanner, my os is mac. My scanned documents are blurry when I scanned them as a pdf, how can I sharpen the image?
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Delete all login.keychain files

Does anyone know a way to script the deletion all login.keychain files from all user directories on Mac OS X? This is a lab environment bound to AD, and when a user changes their password, without ...
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How can I have the Finder in OS-X arrange the results of a file search by folder?

In other words, I'd like to see the containing file directory for every file that is found containing a search term. Thanks!
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Fax from Mac OS X 10.6 via bluetooth phone?

I have my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.8 set up to connect via Bluetooth to my Samsung Galaxy SII phone for file sharing and it works fine. Now, I am wondering if there is a way to use my phone as ...
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MAC OS for Intel based PCs [closed]

I have an Intel dual core PC with 4GB of RAM and Graphics card. For on of my student Assignment I need to install Latest possible MAC OS on my system as a secondary OS. Like on boot it asks me that ...
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1answer
36 views

Restoring mac to pre OS install attempt

I recently tried to install the new OS X maverick, but about 4 min into the process it told me my disk needed to be repaired. That I should back up my stuff and restore the drive. I will do that, but ...
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Is it Possible to Increase Display Resolution for OS X Maverick

The new OS X Maverick operating system has reduced maximum display resolution from 1920 x 1200 in Mountain Lion to 1680 x 1050, which is a SIZABLE reduction. The difference is obvious when viewing ...
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1answer
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How to remove file permissions from an external hard drive?

My macbook recently died and I am currently trying to figure out how to copy my data. What I did was, I took out the hard drive, put it in an enclosure and plugged it in to my other laptop that runs ...
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Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
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1answer
105 views

Linux OS for Mac PowerBook g3 (1998)

So I got a PowerBook G3 off EBay (I don't know why, I just did) and it arrived. Now that I have it i realised that is nearly useless running Mac OS 9. My question is : Is there a Linux distro, like ...
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Wiped a hard drive and now I can't install an OS X on it?

I had 4 hard drives that I put in to my new computer and wiped them individually using the cipher command in Windows 7 and then formatting in the windows explorer. They all worked prior and I could ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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General name for Macs' operating system

First of all, I hope that my question is fairly suitable for this site. I have a website where I would like to write articles about some operating systems. Therefore, I have created a main category ...
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1answer
4k views

How to install OSX Lion onto a Macbook Air from USB drive without any OS already on the system?

For whatever reason, I have recently come into an early 2008 Macbook Air which has had its hard drive wiped completely, so there is no OS on there currently. How do I install OSX Lion or Windows 7/8 ...
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Can I run Windows on a Macintosh (Mac Mini) computer as the default OS like any other PC?

I do not want to use mac OS at all, I just like the hardware. I dont want to use Paralels or Boot Camp. I think that it is possible because both Macintosh OS and Windows run on x86 or x64.
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Can I install standard drivers in a windows 7 macbook?

Can I simple format the macbook pro HD and install windows 7 then use the bootcamp drivers inside the macos dvd? Does Windows 7 installation in a mac use the same drivers as a standard PC (I mean ...
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Mac OS X Lion Screensaver on Locked Screen

I have a screensaver set in my system preferences, but when I lock my screen either with Alfred or clicking on the user profile menu and hitting "Login Window...", it runs a different screensaver. Is ...
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1answer
156 views

How to disable scheduled sleep warning in Mac OS X Lion?

I'm creating a kiosk. Would like it to sleep at night and wake in the morning. I know about auto sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Trouble is, the Mac puts up a dialog box before sleeping ...
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1answer
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Install ffserver on Mac OS X 10.6

I would like to install ffserver and got ffmpeg running on Mac OS X 10.6. But for some reason I cant find a good tutorial to install ffserver on Mac OS X. Does it come with ffmpeg ? Is it outdated? Is ...
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78 views

Installing Lion on my mac

This is a very basic question.I have a .dmg file of Lion on one of my partitions.How can I install Lion on my mac using that?What should be the startup
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1answer
152 views

PC vs Mac… why are things this way? [closed]

Why is it that you can run all sorts of operating systems on PCs (such as Linux, Windows, UNIX, BSDs, etc) but can't run Mac OS / Mac OS X? Conversely, why can't you run anything but Mac OS / Mac OS ...
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Does dual-booting an OS require a dual-core processor?

My friend claims that dual booting, using two different OSes, requires a multi-core or multi-threaded processor. Is this true? And if I install additional OSes, will my computer slow down any?
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1answer
127 views

Can you connect different OSes using an ad-hoc network?

Is it possible to connect multiple different operating systems to the same ad-hoc network so that they can play games or file sharing or network connections like LAN chat or LAN connection? will ...
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3answers
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OS X Lion Install DVD - Upgrade Install?

So, I've seen the many tutorials on how to extract the 'ESD' .dmg install DVD image from the App Store Lion installer, and burn to DVD or a USB stick etc, e.g. ...
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1answer
696 views

How to disable the Mac OS X Dashboard?

I'm using Mac OS 10.6.7 on a low memory MacBook, so I would like to kill the Dashboard and not have it running at login. Tried this defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES ...
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1answer
56 views

Is it possible to set machine dual boot with MAC OS? [closed]

I have an ACER E732Z machine i want to install secondary OS as MAC is it possible ?if possible which version of MAC is adopted?
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156 views

Mac OS X installation fails

W I started my Mac Mini only white screen with activity wheel shows up. No blue screen. I think my Mac is crashed. Now when I inserted my Leopard DVD and rebooted, it didn't show me any option to ...
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1answer
358 views

Snow Leopards Desktop Icons keeps Resizing Repeatedly

I'm using a new macbook 10.6.5. I've been using mac OS for years. However, the problem that I'm getting is that the desktop icons keep resizing repeatedly. It keeps going to the biggest size possible ...
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4answers
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Install two copies of Mac OS X on a Hard Drive

How to install two copies of Mac OS X on a Hard Drive?
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3answers
1k views

Mac OS X 10.5 Spinning Wheel of Death?

I keep getting the Spinning Wheel of Death on my Mac and I have reinstalled OS X 10.5 three times now! It happens on all the applications and I'm thinking of upgrading to Snow Leopard to get rid of ...
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How to check whether my OS is 64-bit or 32-bit?

What is the best way to determine whether my OS is 64-bit or 32-bit ? Assume that, I directly on some os & I am going to install a software on it. But how to determine, whether OS is 32-bit or ...
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1answer
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Migrating Data from old Macs (System 7 / System 9)

I'm trying to migrate data off of a Macintosh Performa 6115CD and a Power Macintosh 7300/180. The Performa is running System 7 and the 7300 is running Mac OS 9. I do not have an external SCSI adapter ...
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How Can I Convert A VMware .vmdk File To A .iso File in Windows [closed]

I recently obtained a copy of Mac OS Snow Leopard in VMware (.vmdk) format. It is incredibly slow when running virtualised and I would like to just install it directly to my machine dual booting with ...
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3answers
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What is the purpose of each folder under /Library and /System in Mac OS X?

I'm interested in learning more about the purpose of each folder underneath /System and /Library. Some are more obvious than others. /System/Library/Fonts are a basic set of fonts for the system, ...
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Which OS can you load on an iMac G4?

I have stumbled upon an iMac G4: Upon booting it has a series of user account to which I have no idea what the password might be. Obviously a reinstall is in order. Which OSes will work and, more ...