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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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0answers
14 views

Can we setup an application fullscreen and only allow the users to operate within the application?

I am setting up an exhibit and want to display an application and my website on an iMac. I don't want the users to do anything other than looking at my website and play around the application (or even ...
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1answer
30 views

execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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1answer
88 views

How to create an operating system on top of Ubuntu 13.10

I want create an operating system the way Mac did, building a program on top of a Unix operating system. I am planning to make a small operating system with a small amount of functions using C. I do ...
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2answers
59 views

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 ...
1
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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 ...
1
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2answers
88 views

What makes linux able to run on so many types of hardware? [closed]

I'm curious about what allows Linux to be so much more versatile than other OSes. According to the newbies section on www.linux.com, Linux can: run on notebook computers, desktop computers, ...
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4answers
44 views

Mac OS and system use/history

Someone had access to my machine while I was away on vacation and I'd like to know what was installed or copied to my hard drive during a limited 3 day timeframe. Is this system info available? I ...
2
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1answer
461 views

Install Linux (BackBox/Ubuntu) beside Mac OSX

I have a MacBook Pro late 2008, 120 GB SSD & 250 GB instead of the CD-Drive. Now there's Mac OSX on both, but I want to install Linux Ubuntu on the HDD. Now there is the problem: "What Bootloader, ...
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1answer
111 views

Can Ubuntu or Windows run OS X?

Can Ubuntu run Mac OS X? I currently run Windows 7 – can I download and run one of the OS X programs?
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726 views

I want to run an rsync command at midnight but make it stop at 8am. How can i schedule the start AND END of a command?

I want to run an rsync command at midnight but make it stop at 8am. How can i schedule the start AND END of a command? I've looked into cronjobs but that will only start at a certain time. Any ideas ...
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0answers
94 views

Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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One USB flash drive to rule them all

Yesterday I purchased a 32GB USB flash drive. I have a myrid of systems in my home, and would like to have one flash drive with setup files for all the various systems throughout the house. I kept ...
1
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2answers
634 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Create virtual port from another mac

I have 2 Macintoshes. In the first Macintosh I have put in the USB port a device (like a iPod, Arduino, other) and I would like to connect from the second Macintosh to the device on the first. The ...
0
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0answers
730 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
243 views

BASH - Run command for each line in output of previous command

All, I am want to request all network services using: networksetup -listallnetworkservices I then want to run the below command for each line in produced from the above command: networksetup ...
2
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2answers
90 views

I spend a lot of time customizing my OS X. If my computer breaks, can I use the whole system in another machine?

I spend lots of time customizing my OS X. That includes lots of VIM customizations, folders, changing the keyboard layout, playing with system variables and so on. I probably do not even remember how ...
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1answer
116 views

Does installing and uninstalling apps have a negative impact on your systems performance? [closed]

I'm mostly interested in mac, but would be interested to see if it is different on Windows or other unix OS's. I am an app addict and love trying out new applications. Every time I reinstall my ...
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3answers
108 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
120 views

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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1answer
114 views

Messed Up My Computer, Badly

I was testing a file IO thing, and accidentally hit an infinite loop. I was able to stop it relatively quickly (only about 23k files were created). It happened on my Desktop, and when I try to view my ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Change OS X partition to Mac OS Extended Journaled without reformatting?

I have a machine running OS X 10.5.8, and am upgrading it to Snow Leopard, and then Lion. Snow Leopard requires a Journaled partition, but the partition the OS is running on now is Mac OS Extended — ...
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1answer
328 views

How to install Mac OS X from Windows without a CD

I have two partitions, one for windows the other for Mac OS X. Recently, my Mac OS X crashed and my partition rendered unbootable. When I insert Mac OS X's installation CD everything seems normal from ...
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0answers
167 views

Failed to boot macbook from Ubuntu USB

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my aging Macbook, as my optical drive is dead, I am following this guide to do so via USB. The process seems to go fine in the terminal, but when I boot I only get a ...
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2answers
346 views

Cross Platform shortcuts

I have a bunch of notes stored in plain text files about various topics I'm interested in. I organize them in a hierarchy of directories and use Windows shortcuts when a file could fit in more than ...
16
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4answers
1k views

Is killing a process still considered bad for memory management?

So I am having a little discussion with my boss about memory management. I've been told that killing a process does not allow it to deallocate memory. Is that still the case, or was that years ago? ...
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2answers
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
4
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4answers
8k views

Is it possible to set PATH on Mac OS X Lion without restarting?

Is there a way to set the PATH on /etc/paths without the need to reboot your Mac? I know I can do it using an alias but it's not permanent. For example, I want to set the PATH for MySQL.
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1answer
38 views

how to install os x on my MBP

So in my quest to do a clean install of OS X Lion, I deleted the recovery partition. I managed to install Windows 7 (Enterprise .iso from my uni), but I am having a lot of trouble figuring out a way ...
2
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3answers
3k views

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. ...
2
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1answer
233 views

Can one symlink to a URL? [closed]

I have a CSS file that I'd like to symlink to an external CSS file. The external CSS file is only available as a URL - it's not on my filesystem. Is this possible? I'm running OSX.
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3answers
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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3answers
2k views

How can I distinguish current operating system in my .vimrc?

I use Vim on both OS X and Windows, with almost identical configuration. I would like to be able to use the same .vimrc on the two operating systems, but there are a couple of things I need to ...
1
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5answers
2k views

How can I store credit card information securely on my computer?

I want to store my credit card details on my Mac, but I know the security risks involved with just leaving it in a text file. Is there an app for OS X that is able to encrypt data like this? I am ...
3
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4answers
2k views

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 ...
1
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1answer
211 views

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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0answers
368 views

reset all apple osx 10.6 fonts

over time I have installed a bunch of fonts that are either not properly licensed or I have not documentented as to where I got them from. Is there a way to reset all of the installed fonts back to ...
2
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3answers
1k views

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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3answers
654 views

Best way to burn OS to Disc on Mac?

How to burn an OS like Windows 7 onto a DVD for Mac? What software should be used? Is Toast good enough and if so, how do I make the DVD bootable?
4
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7answers
6k views

What is a fast and modern OS for an old iBook G3?

I have a couple old iBooks G3 with 800 MHz, 256MB RAM and a CD drive. I am looking for suggestions of what would be the best OS to install. The OS should have a modern web browser and be fast. ...
1
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3answers
575 views

Operating System's Total User Market Share

Does anyone knows where I can find some statistics how many percent each OS takes out of 100% users out there?
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3answers
169 views

Tips for maintaining your environment over a OS reinstall?

For the actual work environment, virtual machines are perfect. I have my IDE, Database and application servers on VM's so that part of the problem is basically solved. I also use disk images of the ...
1
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3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
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3answers
223 views

On a Mac, how are connections (possibly by spyware) made to outside internet addresses during initial startup?

I am trying to secure a Mac after discovering that network links are being established to some unwanted internet sites. Using 'lsof -i' (list open 'files', internet) I have seen that launchd, ntpd, ...
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1answer
152 views

Would it be viable for Apple to release Black Panther (an OS X flavor for all PCs)?

Wouldn't it be viable for Apple to release an all PC version of OS X that becomes a real competitor to Windows? The general premise here is that it may not be a perfect, all-peripherals-supported, ...
2
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4answers
5k views

How to store an XML document in Mac OS X?

Firstly, I opened TextEdit. Went to Format Menu & I set option -> Make Plain Text, I entered following Data, Which is to be required in my Application. <?xml version="1.0" ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to set the size of a Finder window?

Whenever I open the finder for specific directory, each directory remembers previous opened size, but I want to set default size for each finder screen that is going to be opened by me. For example, ...