Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with Mac OS X. You can also install Windows or Linux ...

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trying to run Apache James (email server) on Mac — getting “Permission denied” error — help?

I download Apache James email server on my Mac. I extracted the zip to a "james-2.3.2" folder. When I run "./james-2.3.2/bin/run.sh" I get a "Permission denied". I tried doing a chmod 755 on the ...
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Pen drive does not show on mac on attaching but show error on removal?

My problem is that when I attach my pen drive to any of the ports on my Mac, it won't show up on my Mac, but when I remove the pen drive, it shows the error, "The disk was not ejected properly. If ...
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Changing the icon on the “window bar” Mac OS X [closed]

I was wondering how I could change the icon in the "window bar" of my Mac app I've also added a picture of the icon I want to change since i believe window bar isn't the correct term. Thank you in ...
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Can I switch off disk while disk encryption is going on

I am trying to encrypt a disk which is taking approximately 20-30 minutes per every 1% . Can I restart/switch off my Mac while the encryption is going on ? Would the Mac automagically resume ...
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Mac core fonts on Linux [closed]

Does anyone know where I can download Mac core fonts (e.g. those that ship with Snow Leopard/ Lion) for use on a Linux system? I'm basically looking for either a Mac font-equivalent for the ...
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Can my Mac tell jokes?

Sometimes I just need a break from serious work. Can my Mac OS install tell me any jokes?
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Macbook Air (Oct 2010) Photoshop & Web development laptop?

I currently have a 2008 MBP and am thinking of getting a new computer. I was wondering if the MBA OCT 2010 edition with max cpu (2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and 4gb ram would work well with photoshop ...
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/private/tmp vs /private/var/tmp vs TMPDIR

What is the differences between these directories? How long is the files stored in each of them? The oldest file/folder I could find in each of them were /prviate/tmp, 13 days old ...
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How do I get the Mac Terminal to show the gray font color

I am running on a Mac with Snow Leopard. Up until now, the default Terminal.app has served me well. I have installed the IR_Black theme mentioned here: http://blog.toddwerth.com/entries/show/6. ...
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How to increase size of the Spotlight search results window?

Is it possible to increase window width of the Spotlight search results under Mac OS X 10.6.6? I mean the semi-transparent "instant search result" window appearing at the top right corner under ...
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iMac Lion not logging in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iMac not logging probably due to keychains problem iMac OS X Lion here. I have two accounts in the iMac. Both with password. I'm not sure what happened, but now, when ...
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How fast does a modern Mac SuperDrive spin a CD or DVD?

I am wondering how fast the current 2011/2010 era macs spin the optical media. I'm talking about real physical speeds even if it is complicated. Angular velocity is fine, linear velocity is fine - ...
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Mac repair USB Drive

I would like to make a bootable USB flash drive with Diskwarrior, techtool pro, and some other utilities. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to go about doing this? I was hoping to ...
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Do the new macbook pro models (2011) still have a 4 partition limit?

If I remember correctly, the older Macbook pro models (pre 2011) had a 4 partition limit: so, if you tried to install multiple operating systems, you had this limit. Do the new models (2011) still ...
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Put Lion “Recovery HD” on USB

In an attempt to save some space on my ssd, I used SuperDuper to clone Recovery HD to a USB drive. But when I booted up my Mac holding the option key I only got the ssd and Recovery HD as ...
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How to hide folders on a windows portable disk when viewed on mac os x

I have a portable disk with NTFS format, and use it keeping my private data in windows xp. Recently I connected it to Macbook and found that the folders I set "hidden" in windows still can be seen and ...
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Sorting documents in Lion

I recently discovered that on Mac OS 10.7 (aka Lion) my documents on my NAS are arranged in the order "Z, Y, X, W, V, etc...". So how do I specifically change this setting of the arranging order? The ...
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Does disabling auto-correct in Lion also disable spell checking?

I found auto-correct incredibly annoying and turned it off soon after installing Lion on July 20th. Auto-correct is fine on a small touchscreen and I can deal with it occasionally correcting to the ...
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Can you run Disk Utility from bootable lion disk?

I've made a bootable lion disk by extracting the InstallESD.dmg from the lion installer app's package contents. - (Contents>SharedSupport>InstallESD.dmg) When booting from this disk, can you run disk ...
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transfering itunes library win-> mac - is it possible?

I'm about to order one of the new macbook airs and wanted to know if it is possible to transfer my itunes library from my old windows machine to the mac. I know you can do win->win and mac->mac, but ...
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Mac webcam - get the device

How do I access my default video camera on my mac? I know on Linux it is /dev/video0 but my Mac does not have that. I'm trying to capture my webcam into ffmpeg ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 But it won't ...
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Why my osx lion can't setup soptlight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long should Lion take to set up Spotlight? My mac osx from snow leopard 10.6.8 update to Lion,all os setup is all right,but it lookslike can't setpu soptlight ,it ...
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“Contextual Menu Items” folder missing on my Mac.

I just can't find the folder "Contextual Menu Items" on my Mac. I tried these paths : /Library/Contextual Menu Items /System/Library/Contextual Menu Items /Users/nnnn/Library/Contextual Menu Items ...
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Getting “not eligible to build” error when updating iPad 2 to 4.3.3

I'm trying to update my iPad 2 firmware to 4.3.3 but iTunes is giving me a "not eligible to build" error. I have tried editing my host files, but to no avail.
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Where is the Xcode installer located?

When I browse the Mac App Store, the buy button of the Xcode app is shown as "installed" so that I can't buy it. But I can't find it in my Applications folder either. How can I locate the app? Or how ...
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How to select multiple app icons in Launchpad to move them?

Is it possible to select more than one app icon at a time in Launchpad and then drag them to a folder?
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Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gathered that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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How can I disable Mac OS Lion asking if I really want to open a downloaded file?

I already tried this: cd ~/Downloads find . -print0 | xargs -0 xattr -d com.apple.quarantine But it doesn't seem to work under Mac OS X 10.7 (aka. Lion) anymore: xattr: ./cabin/Cabin-Bold.otf: No ...
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How do I move application data from one Mac account to another?

I'd like to move my kids applications to a separate account but am trying to figure out the best way to move the application data. For example, are documents and settings stored somewhere ...
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Did I get Lion for free?

I had downloaded the Lion beta when it was launched about a month ago. It asked me to enter credit card details and all such things, I did it. When it was launched, I checked for the updates, there ...
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Is X11 installed by default on Mac OS X?

I'm asking this because I'm considering distributing a commercial Windows application to mac users. The application would run in WINE, but WINE depends on X11. I've read that X11 is installed by ...
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Mac OSX Lion: Reverse scroll on only mouse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion? Is there possible to disable reverse scroll only on the mouse, and not when using the touch ...
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How to see what files were changed in TimeMachine?

I tried TimeTracker, tms and timedog but none of them works with OS X 10.6 Any suggestions?
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Where are the dictionaries of Mac OS X's built in password assistant?

Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates ...
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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How Do I enable ftp in Mac OX Lion [closed]

I recently updated my Snow Leopard installation to Lion, and I couldn't ftp into my localhost. I went into the system preferences pane > sharing > file sharing > options and looked for the FTP option. ...
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Does the upgrading from Parallels Desktop (for Mac) 5 to 6 means reinstall Windows?

I have Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. Does the upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 means that I have to reinstall Windows 7 and all the other programs?
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how to switch windows faster…?

I used to switch windows using win+1..9 on windows 7. Now switching to mac, i wonder if is there any equivalent feature in snow leopard? Or maybe there exist some third-party application support that? ...
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How to install TermKit on Mac? [closed]

https://github.com/unconed/TermKit command: git clone https://github.com/unconed/TermKit.git --recursive Prompt: fatal: https://github.com/LearnBoost/Socket.IO.git/info/refs not found: did you ...
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OSX: Affix window to not move on spaces switch

Is there an option, or external program that anyone knows of that would allow me to set window to always stay in the same position on every one of my 4 spaces / not move when I switch. Like I want ...
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What is the difference between Intel and PPC?

What is the hardware and software differences between Intel and PPC Macs?
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Forcing/Getting app to run on lower Mac OSX version

I bought some software on the back of the cover it says the minimum version that it supports is 10.4.11 which is the same as my Mac. However after copying it to the Applications folder, it says it ...
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Jailbreak my work phone

I just got an iPhone from my company. I have to access my work email on this iPhone 4. However, I can't use Grooveshark as my music service, since it only works on jailbroken iPhones. How can I ...
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Mac exhibiting inexplicable network disconnects?

Lately, I've seen a few Mac computers that can a) see the wireless network, b) "connect" to the wireless network, and c) receive a valid IP address, yet when a web browser is launched it's stuck in an ...
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How do you access a subdomain on localhost with VMWare Fusion on a Mac?

I am able to access localhost on a Mac through Windows XP on VMWare Fusion by using my Mac username like this: http://username.local:3000/ But how do I do that with a subdomain, something like ...
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Intel Mac mini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I have a Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor (2.4 Ghz). I plan to upgrade the RAM in my Mac mini. Currently, it has 2GB right now, 1GB per slot (2 slots total). I would like to buy a new 4GB for a ...
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Joins both usb and wifi personal hotspot iphone

My macbook automatically joins both the usb and the wifi version of my iPhone's personal hotspot. I know I can just turn airport off or only enable my iPhone's usb tether. Is it possible to make my ...
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Connecting an iPod Touch 4th generation to a projector?

Is it possible to view all applications using a projector with an iPod Touch 4th gen? This Apple support page indicates it is possible, but when I connect the projector to my iPod it did not receive ...
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Why doesn't the Mac App Store Twitter app (v. 2.0.2) work well with Spaces?

It's something that drives me crazy. The current version (2.0.2) of the official Twitter app for Mac OS X doesn't behave well with Spaces. It moves from space to space when I select another ...
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Where is Active Directory configuration information stored?

I'm curious as to where Active Directory configurations are stored on Mac OS X 10.6. "man dsconfigad" and "man dscl" are both silent on where those utilities store/read their information. In ...