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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, ...
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Apple Mail doesn't apply rules unless I choose “Apply Rules” manually

I'm using Apple Mail with IMAP account. I have several filtering rules defined. The problem is that Mail doesn't apply them automatically to incoming email. Even spam isn't filtered automatically. ...
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Upgrading to “Snow Leopard” a good Idea for older iBooks?

I have a MacBook Pro 2.6 Gig Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM, running OS 10.5.7. I am not worried about that when upgrading to Snow Leopard. I am not even sure if I will do the upgrade... But I also have an ...
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Putty Authentication on Mac OS X?

On my Windows development machine, I use Pageant with a secret key to authenticate with an SVN server. I want to know: what's the equivalent Mac process for doing this? Pageant isn't ported, how do I ...
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How do I install Slackware on VMWare Fusion on OS X?

I have the Slackware ISO files but when I get to the install, I can't figure out where to choose the ISOs after setting the initial boot ISO. Anyone installed this recently and can help? Thanks.
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How do I move a pop3 account in apple mail to use Exchange on Snow Leopard?

I have a pop3 email account set up in Apple Mail and now that I have upgraded to Snow Leopard, I would like to make it an Exchange account. How do I change that account to use Exchange, making sure ...
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Bash on Snow Leopard doesn't obey terminal colours

With the new version of Snow Leopard, OS X upgraded the bash version to GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0). Now, my .bashrc sets the following settings: # Colors export ...
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Remove Spotlight icon from the menu bar

How do I remove the Spotlight icon from the Mac OS X menubar? Note, I don't want to disable Spotlight (I use it). I just want to remove the icon.
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How to enable standard internet services on Mac OS X 10.5?

I'd like to access standard internet services as echo (port 7), discard (9), daytime (13), chargen (19) and others on my Mac OS X machine (running Mac OS X Leopard). If possible, how to enable them? ...
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Fink not showing package python24

Just to be clear: I know nothing about fink. I just installed fink on Snow Leopard, from cvs. If I run fink list, only python25 and python26 are shown. Strangely enough I have ...
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Snow Leopard Installation says my disk is not GUID

How can I convert my disk to GUID? When I go to system information, it says the disk is partitioned as APM
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Mac OS X Cannot Reboot when other Users are logged on

I have two users logged on to my Mac OS X 10.5 system. When trying to reboot from one account, it tells me that other users are logged in and that I have to confirm the reboot with the credentials of ...
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XSP2: My mac is inaccessible on port 8080

I'm trying to provide a mono web service to someone at my house on the local network, but they can't seem to connect on my IP address at port 8080. I can get there via 127.0.0.1:8080, but he can't via ...
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Need to hide a symbolic link without hiding the directory it links to

I created a symbolic link (specifically a symbolic link & not a Finder alias which bash can't follow) to a directory in my home folder using ln -s link $HOME/directory & now I wish to hide the ...
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Setting default encoding for non-unicode programs/documents in Mac OS X 10.5

I'm trying to open a document that has non-Unicode Arabic text in it using Mac OS X. I know way around this problem in Windows XP for example: the user can set the default encoding for non-Unicode ...
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Possible to play Windows Media Center recorded tv (dvr-ms) on OSX w/o conversion?

I have an HTPC running Windows Vista Media Center, and use it quite heavily to record TV. I have a Macbook I use for work that I'd like to be able to have TV on during those late night coding ...
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Mac programs to demo a video card?

I saw this question, but it seems to be directed toward Windows. What are some Mac demo programs that will really push a video card to it's limits?
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Identify which application is reading/writing on the hard drive

Is there a similar tool to Windows 7 Resource Monitor in OS X that can show me how many I/O operations are being performed for each active process?
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How do I partition a hard drive using Mac OS X?

I have a 300GB hard drive and want to make a seperate partition in Mac OS X? How do I do this?
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Shortcut to delete a selected file without moving it to the trash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently deleting files on Mac OS Is there a way to delete a file in Finder without moving it to the trash? Preferably without the terminal. Or must I write an ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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How can I get Safari 4 on OS X to always show the tab bar?

I just installed Mac OS X Snow Leopard from scratch on my MacBook. While I'm generally a fan of Firefox, I'm taking this opportunity to give Safari another honest try. So, I would like to get Safari ...
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How do I delete a file using the Terminal from my Trash in Mac OS X?

From a previous question I have applied following command to my file. sudo chflags -R nouchg TopSites.plist sudo chmod 444 TopSites.plist Now that the file is locked, I don't know how to remove it. ...
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Why might a Macbook Pro be freezing on resume from sleep?

My Macbook Pro (17" 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.4.11) often locks up when it resumes from sleep. I usually know I'm in trouble when the display brightness doesn't adjust right away. Then it ...
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Mac VNC client (for controlling Mac Mini remotely)?

I recently got a Mac mini as both a media centre and a desktop computer. I'd like control it remotely, over wifi, using my MacBook. I have the impression that what's basically needed is to enable ...
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Why does emptying the trash in Snow Leopard take so long?

Since installing Mac OS X 10.6, whenever I empty the trash, it takes about 50x as long as it used to under 10.5. I just emptied about 100 files (totaling 50 megs / all local files), and it was about ...
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Connecting to a Checkpoint VPN-1 from Snow Leopard?

Checkpoint SecureClient doesn't work with Snow Leopard, so I've been looking for some other options. VPN Tracker appears to work, but lacks username/password (XAUTH RSA) authentication support (PSK ...
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What can I do to stop the Play / Pause button from opening iTunes?

In Snow Leopard the Play / Pause media button (on the F8 key) opens up iTunes. How can I disable that? Preferably keeping the old Leopard behaviour, so I can use it to control other media applications ...
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Sync folder with FTP in OS X

Are there any tools bundled with OS X which can assist me with automatically synchronising a folder with an FTP site? I have CyberDuck but what I am after is automation.
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iPod Shuffle (3G) - new unit is producing “usb over current notice”

Bought a new unit today. Seemed to be fine, synced, used it for a while. Now whenever I plug it into a system, I either get a "usb over current notice" error, or the keyboard/mouse stops working. ...
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Cocoa vs Carbon versions of Eclipse

Can someone tell me what's the difference between Cocoa and Carbon? I want to download Eclipse but I don't know which one to pick, I have option to choose Cocoa or Carbon.
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How to get git-completion.bash to work on Mac OS X?

I have followed http://blog.bitfluent.com/post/27983389/git-utilities-you-cant-live-without to add git-completion.bash to my /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion and I put ...
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Is it possible that Mac OS X will lock me out of my external harddrive after upgrade

I'm about to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I intend on backing up applications, documents, downloads, and other files to a Mac formatted external USB harddrive. Recently, I attempted ...
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“Top Sites” - Managing default Top Sites in Safari

Whenever I go to safari History Menu -> Clear History, it asks for "Also Reset Top Sites" and if I check it, it resets my top sites. Can't I include my Default "Top Sites" eg. Stack Overflow, Server ...
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Which third-party apps don't work after a Snow Leopard upgrade?

What non-Apple apps have you found to be incompatible with Snow Leopard, i.e. stop working, after upgrading to Snow Leopard? Please include the app name and version number in your answer.
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Show hidden files on OS X except .DS_Store

I want to see all hidden files on my Mac except .DS_Store. Is there a way to do that?
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GNU screen fails to resize with Snow Leopard xterm

I use 120x80 xterms under X11 (which I start via xterm -geometry 120x80). I also use some constantly running GNU screen sessions on a couple of different hosts -- both local to the mac and on some ...
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Can Snow Leopard sync with Google's Exchange sync for iCal/AddressBook

Has anyone tested Snow Leopard's exchange support with Google's Exchange sync? Does it work for iCal and/or contacts? Will it sync contact groups?
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How do I “cut” a file on OS X?

I'm a newbie on the Mac world and I'd like to know if it's possible to cut a file using a shortcut (like Ctrl+X on Windows).
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Error CNQL2410_ClassicNotSeize.kext was installed improperly

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? The system extension CNQL2410_ClassicNotSeize.kext was installed improperly. I'm not sure what is triggering the error.
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What are Snow Leopard's new features?

I heard the final Snow Leopard release is now available. What are the new features? What is changed from older versions? Can I install this in my non Mac desktop or laptop? If so, how?
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Do I *have* to purchase the Snow Leopard box set?

I have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and I really don't want to purchase the iLife and iWork suite that the Box set includes. Is the version of Snow Leopard in the Box Set different from the version which ...
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$PATH in Vim doesn't match Terminal

I'm using MacVim and when I don't launch it from the Terminal (mvim) its $PATH does not include what I have set in my .bash_profile. It only seems to have the default values, ...
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OS X Snow Leopard - Family pack: how does this work?

we are a group of students, all having Mac OS X installed and we're planning to get the new OS X Snow Leopard (who doesn't :) ). We would now have the option to buy the Family pack where Apple ...
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Run VirtualBox on Snow Leopard set to 64-bit?

I know there are problems running VMWare Fusion when Snow Leopard has been set to boot as 64-bit. It will only run on 32-bit for now (default for desktop/laptop Macs). Any news on whether Virtual Box ...
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Should I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, or shut it down every day?

So. I have this Mac Book Pro 3.06 GHz. Coming from Windows Laptops I'm use to ALWAYS as ritual no matter what, shutdown the operating system. I have this feeling of not doing so affects the ...
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haml and sass syntax highlight in smultron

Is there a way I could get syntax highlight to work for haml and sass in Smultron? I know there's a bundle to do this in Textmate, but I would like to have it in Smultron.
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Get Back “Yesterday” on Sidebar in Mac OS X

I deleted my yesterday option in my sidebar by mistake and am wondering if there is some way to get it back.
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Am I running out of RAM here?

This is me running out of RAM ( according to me ) Green shows "Free" memory 16 mb Blue shows "inactive" memory, Does this means I'm running out of RAM? Or just that I don't have more available ...
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Safari Remembers Previous Sites (Auto-Fill)

For my privacy I like to reset Safari (Safari menu -> Reset Safari) however it does not clear the auto-fill feature of the Address Bar. How do I clear this?