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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
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answered Will hot weather break my laptop?
May
18
answered Sync desktop Mac environment to laptop
May
7
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May
7
answered Lock Universal Access preferences
May
3
comment How to change time machine settings in Mac?
Once the Exclude list is open, you can also drag-and-drop a folder(s) from the finder.
Apr
29
answered Use macbook as remote touchpad / keyboard
Apr
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answered How to create .profile file and where it should be saved
Apr
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answered Strange design in Firefox 12 when only one tab is open
Apr
17
revised Is pinging a sufficient way of checking if a server is available?
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Apr
17
answered Is pinging a sufficient way of checking if a server is available?
Apr
16
answered How can I turn my Macbook off before mailing it?
Apr
12
comment Will I still be able to activate Windows XP after support ends?
Doesn't it ask for the product key? That would identify the product and enable them to selectively permit or deny activation. Not saying they would or wouldn't, but it seems quite feasible.
Apr
8
revised Check whether the contacts in my address book (OS X Lion) use Skype
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Apr
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revised Check whether the contacts in my address book (OS X Lion) use Skype
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Apr
8
answered Check whether the contacts in my address book (OS X Lion) use Skype
Mar
26
revised I have a 500GB maxtor drive that has failed doesnt show in Mac at all but does show up in windows
MAC -> Mac (apple computer, not Media Access Code).
Mar
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Mar
23
revised Exit SSH session in OSX Terminal
Mac-specific question - added 'mag' tag