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Feb
6
comment Why do some remote desktops services not require that you setup port forwarding?
@FlashDark: In the case of Team Viewer, it's their own physical server, and I have to assume, their custom software services to handle logging me (a helper) in and letting my "clients" (helpees) know that I'm online and authenticating each of us when we try to set up a connection, etc., billing services to professional users, etc.
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
28
revised How to change the default location for the standard File Save dialog in Mac OS X?
Formatted paths, as suggested by wonea
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10
awarded  osx
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20
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20
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Jun
18
comment Unix: ls, how to sort first directories then files etc
Old time unix heads (the ones from the pre-GUI age) used to capitalize their folder names and make plain-file names uncapitalized to get that result automagically.
Jun
18
revised Can I undo a OS upgrade on a Mac?
Expanded (now that I'm at a real keyboard).
Jun
18
answered Can I undo a OS upgrade on a Mac?
Jun
16
answered Upon opening new tabs through links in Firefox, does the selected tab automatically switch to the new tab or does it stay on the same tab?
Jun
15
awarded  Enlightened
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15
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Jun
8
revised Mac OS X applications downloaded from Internet stuck with “circle with diagonal line” icon
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Jun
2
comment Mac OS X applications downloaded from Internet stuck with “circle with diagonal line” icon
I haven't seen that happen. When I do just as I described, I get one app in my Applications folder with it's proper icon showing. I could (but usually don't) drop it on the dock if I want a shortcut there. (I use 10.6; perhaps 10.7 behaves differently?)
May
29
comment CPU running at full capacity when boot to DOS?
Multi-tasking (what modern single-user desktop OSes do) and multi-programming, aka timesharing - running multiple interactive users' programs on one computer - preceded the IBM-PC and DOS by about 20 years, and on computers with considerably fewer resources. In 1980, the 5 MHz Intel 8088 had more than enough memory and speed to multi-task. 1970s-era mini-computers commonly ran laboratory experiments and were embedded in industrial equipment as controllers, and MIT's CTSS time-sharing system in the early 60s ran on an IBM 7094 clocked at 5KHz with 2 banks of 32K 36-bit words.
May
26
answered Will hot weather break my laptop?
May
18
answered Sync desktop Mac environment to laptop
May
7
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
answered Lock Universal Access preferences