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Linux usb for PC and iMac

How do I create a bootable linux pendrive that can be booted on a PC (windows) and iMac (Mac) using the same usb? installing linux with unetbootin doesn't work for imacs...
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Boot camp assistant: partition size limit?

My rMBP has a 128gb SSD. The boot camp assistant will only let me allocate a max. of 76gb for the Windows partition. Is there a way to get around that? I will be primarily using Windows so I'd like ...
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Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
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Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?

What I tend to do to go about making sure I don't lose my data is I pick and choose what files I want to keep, and once I have my large (in bytes, not in heft) external hard disk attached (usually ...
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1answer
94 views

How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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1answer
194 views

How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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2answers
40 views

Excel - take two csv files and map them

I have two csv files. 1 has a list of emails, another has a longer list of emails with first names, last names, address, etc. What I am looking to do is take both of these files and map the emails ...
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2answers
81 views

Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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71 views

Is there such thing as a portable database that runs easily OsX and Windows?

I need to make a small database for a project at school (not computer related at all, I'm indexing and categorizing paper documents of a research projet). The thing is that in september, my semester ...
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1answer
71 views

Using Wine to open Windows .exe

I apologize for repeating my question, but it was suggested that I ask it on this StackExchange site instead of stackoverflow: Original post: I have created a simple .NET 4.5 Entity Framework ...
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1answer
24 views

How to transfer iTunes from Windows to Mac wirelessly?

Is there a way to transfer the content of my iTunes library from a Windows laptop to a MacBook over our house's network?
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1answer
93 views

How to run .bat file on both windows and mac

I am using a .bat file in a Matlab program and was wondering if there was anyway to make this work on both Windows and Mac computers (right now it only works on Windows), so that I can run my Matlab ...
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1answer
24 views

Do lots of files cause OSes to slow to a hault?

I have a Mac OSX machine that is almost at a stand still. The only thing I can notice is that there are a TON of files. mostly small ones and if I stick the USB drive to another machine is takes ...
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Why do Windows file windows populate faster than OSX?

I apologize for only having anecdotal data available, but whenever I use a Windows machine I'm impressed with how quickly a window loads its directory information. My mac often takes several seconds ...
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1answer
81 views

Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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1answer
69 views

Any way to make Mac understand Windows file paths

My organisation use Windows almost exclusively, but I use a OSX for my work. Their intranet and many applications links to files on the org's Samba shares directly (e.g. "W:\Folder\File.ext") Long ...
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1answer
65 views

Is there a windows app that can create floating screenshots? [closed]

I'm looking for a Windows app, that can create floating screenshots, i.e. you select an area, it creates a screenshot that then is a top level window. Just like what ScreenFloat does on Mac:
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17 views

windows keyboard on macintosh keymapping

I have a 2010 macbook pro that I use with an external cheap windows keyboard 103 key (im a college student) when i use it with an external display. I have my function keys set to be fkeys and not the ...
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5answers
143 views

Little clarity needed about: PC and Mac and Unix

I've always thought that a PC and A Mac were two different computing platforms, not just with in their operating systems (Windows & Mac OS) but different from hardware to thier respective internal ...
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11 views

Any ftp clients, have both windows and mac version, can do comparison and allow user to set something like “excluded-file-list”

Is there any ftp client program, better have both windows and mac version, which can do comparison, and allows user to set a "excluded-file-list"
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1answer
68 views

How to share Word documents based on same template (.dotm) between Word 2010 and Word 2011 users on a network?

I have a large problem in sharing a Word template (more precisely; the rendered document from the template) between Windows (Word 2010) and Mac (Word 2010) users on a network. In my test environment ...
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1answer
35 views

Windows Save As dialogs: how to view all file types by default when saving?

Having come from OSX I'm used to seeing all file types visible in the Save As dialog window when saving any file. In Windows it's typically restricted to only showing the file types of the file being ...
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1answer
1k views

Mac OSX 10.8 not binding to Windows domain

I have five iMacs with OSX 10.8.5. Two of the iMacs are binding to Windows domain server (2012) successfully. But I can't bind remaining three iMac machines, and it is showing authentication error ...
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2answers
121 views

How to safely re-install Windows 7 in the Bootcamp partition on a MacBook Pro

I have a 3-year MacBook Pro laptop. It has a Mac partition and a Bootcamp partition with Windows 7. I want to re-install Windows 7 - basically start fresh and get rid of all the gunk. Based on ...
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1answer
175 views

How to run keepass portable on mac and windows

I am using keepass portable (have it on a usb). I want to be able to use it for mac and windows. I tried following the steps on keepass' website (install mono on the usb and run it and the keepass app ...
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1answer
66 views

How to delay audio?

I have a chromecast, which streams video to my tv with about a two second lag. Audio streaming has not yet been implemented for the feature I'm using. The audio still comes out of my computer ...
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0answers
94 views

How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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52 views

How to get OSX/Linux to recognize Windows Symlinks

When connecting to a Windows share through OSX or Linux, symlinks are not properly recognized. They either appear as aliases with no target, or as folders with no permissions to access. At this point ...
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0answers
148 views

Very slow loading gifs on Linux/Mac OS X

I've tried a lot of browsers on windows, linux and mac os x. Same gif-pages that loads pretty fast on windows loads very slow on Linux (like 30+ seconds for page with 5 gifs). For example - tumblr, ...
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0answers
67 views

Install Window 8.1 on VirtualBox

A relative of mine bought a new Mac but needs Windows for certain tasks. I have a set-up on my Mac where Windows 7 is running inside VirtualBox. So I agreed to help her put a similar set up on her ...
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1answer
58 views

No internet connectivity in Windows / Android; OS X and VPN work fine

The landlord where I live has recently changed ISP, and consequently had to replace their primary modem/router. As I am some distance away I connect through a satellite router which they also set up. ...
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0answers
11 views

What is the best way to share SMIME keys across all my devices?

I have many devices that I would like to use SMIME with IOS (iPad mini) Windows (Work PC) OSX (Home PC) Android (Cell phone) Web Browser (at my girlfriends) Since a SMIME message can only be sent ...
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0answers
7 views

Uninstalling Windows Server from Macbook

I have a Macbook that I dual booted Mavericks OSX with Windows 7 so I could have the best of both worlds for my CS classes. I am taking a networking course that I need Windows server for. So I ...
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1answer
74 views

Ergonomic PC keyboard/mouse/stand solution for multi-OS MacBookPro with Home/End/PageUp/PageDn/Insert/Delete keys [closed]

I am stuck with MacBookPro as my main working laptop in the foreseeable future, and I run OS/X and also Windows and Linux on it at the same time, frequently switching between them. While this computer ...
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0answers
21 views

Can I run existing MS Windows in parallel to OSX? [duplicate]

I've installed Windows 7 on the separation partition of my HDD of Macbook (with Bootcamp). Is there any way to run it without rebooting (i.e. as separate application)? Something like Oracle VM ...
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1answer
73 views

Are the shortcut keys in Sublime Text 2 the same on OS X and Windows, if you exchange Cmd with Ctrl?

I am using Sublime Text 2 on OS X, and I really like that editor. Now I need to explain the way Sublime Text 2 works to someone who is using Windows, and of course there's no Cmd key there. I guess ...
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0answers
57 views

Git repository accessible by Windows & MacOS on same disk

I'm running MacOS X and have VMWare Fusion 6 installed with a Windows 8.x VM... using the shared folders feature of Fusion where Windows can see specific shared folders on the OS X drive. A shared ...
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0answers
154 views

View/edit Mac OS X's Finder labels from a Windows PC

Is it possible to view and/or edit the Mac's Finder labels (applied to folders and/or files) from a Windows PC? We are sharing files via Dropbox and it'd be nice if the few Windows users we have ...
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0answers
47 views

External Hard drive Filesystem

I've got a Linksys EA6900(AC1900) router. And I have a 3TB WD External Hard Drive connected to it via USB 3.0 port. My Vaio laptop running Windows is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable. ...
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188 views

Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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votes
1answer
587 views

Find out where a file was downloaded from

In Mac OS X, there is a very useful file property called "Where from" which tells you the URL that the file was downloaded from, available via the "Get Info" context menu within the "More Info" ...
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1answer
834 views

OSX Mavericks as Virtual Guest on Apple Hardware running Windows 7, 8, etc

Is it possible / legal to install Windows on Apple Hardware (macbook), and run OSX as a Virtual Guest using vmware or virtualbox? EDIT: 1/8/2014 -- I realize this question may not be as clear as it ...
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1answer
150 views

Consistent RAID 1 or equivalent solution across Windows, OS X, and Linux?

I just built a new computer containing a 256 GB SSD and two 1 TB Seagate hard drives. I'm trying to find a good solution for having the two 1 TB drives mirrored, and keeping this mirroring working ...
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0answers
103 views

Does Chicken VNC support copy-pasting plain text from remote machine to local machine?

I'm trying to get some plain text copied from the remote to the local machine over VNC. This sounds like a basic requirement to me, but I can't find a way to make this work in Chicken VNC. There don't ...
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0answers
23 views

How to use my OSX keyboard layout on windows?

I've remapped my OSX Keyboard Layout completely. It is a problem when I'm on windows using Parallels desktop because it won't recognize my modified mapping. How can I use the same mapping for both?
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37 views

Illustrator files created and exported on Mac look stretched on Windows

Hopefully someone knows what's going on here. A file created in illustrator on Mac then exported to PDF or PNG looks stretched when viewed on Windows! I can't find any settings for aspect ratio etc, ...
3
votes
1answer
136 views

Normalize and remove silence from mp3s

I have a large number of audio files, each of which contains the pronounciation of a certain word. I need to batch process these files such that they all sound equaly loud when I'm finished with them. ...
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1answer
245 views

OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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0answers
130 views

Filename encoding on Mac OS X Mavericks FTP service

I was trying to transfer some files from my Windows 8 machine to Mac OS X via FTP (don't ask why everything else failed, but it did - in every piece of software for file transfer computers don't see ...
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1answer
26 views

Why Abbyy FineReader Express is Corrupting View sometimes?

I asked a year ago the the question from the support and they said that the problem is the Viewer. When this kind of mistake happens by the software, the filesize normally gets 10X bigger. Example: ...