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Depending on your system setup and your command you probably lost only some files - including one essential - and folders and some sym-links. Using the command rm * - executed by an admin in the root folder - usually deletes the sym-link /etc only: Boot to single user mode, check your file system with /sbin/fsck -fy, and mount root read/writable with ...


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This can be accomplished with QuickTime Player in Snow Leopard. From the File menu, select New Screen Recording. When you have finished recording, the video file will be opened for playback and from the Share menu, you can select YouTube....


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I'd recommend turning off fade-in animation under Appearance where you'll see "Fade in Alfred window". The only reasons Alfred would be slow are either RAM swapping and you're out of memory or, unlikely but possible, could be due to a network drive that is still being looked for after being disconnected.


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Macports select can change it back. The current macports does it using the port select command - older versions had python_select To see the possible pythons run port select --list python From that list choose the one you want and change to it e.g. sudo port select --set python python25-apple


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I know you can do a fresh install on a clean system, so you could try this: copy your existing install to an external drive (using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper!), wipe the internal drive, do a clean install of Lion, then use Migration Assistant to copy your old system onto the fresh Lion install.


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Generally and legally no, since the installer on the DVD is checking for machine specific model identifier for the MacBook Pro that the DVD came with as shown in this workaround . Once the file is opened, scroll down about ¾ of a page and you will come across a series of strings named hwbeSupportedMachines. Now, technically the DVD's that came with ...


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You should try opera Opera 12 download it fast and works well. Caveat: Opera only works on Macs with Intel-based processors. If you have a PowerPC chip (G5), good luck. Opera 12 won't work.


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There are known issues (Apple-created bugs) with several revisions of OS X 10.5 Leopard Client and AFP file access, including permission problems and in certain cases even the potential to lose or overwrite files completely. There is no work-around for these bugs, they are in the operating system itself and can be reproduced on 2 freshly-formatted & ...


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Hard to answer, not because technical difficulty - but psychology. ;) So I will take take the answer a bit easy... A. The simple way Make an TimeMachine backup. (if you do 1st times will get a full backup) so you will able restore anything what you created on the Mac. For this you will need: one external HDD (big enough), connect it go to system prefs ...


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I have the same machine & spec, and have not noticed any slowdown when operating at the latest supported version of Lion when compared with previous versions. Of course, this is purely anecdotal, but reviews have also fairly repeatedly suggested a slight increase in basic speeds incrementally with new versions. One this is for sure, throw in a cheap SSD ...


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There are two ways I do this (and the info window is neither of them): Open the Terminal application and drag the item into the window, and a POSIX-style path will be displayed that you can copy and paste. Use Applescript... ...select an item in the Finder and run this... tell application "Finder" return info for selection as alias end tell ...or ...


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No, this will not work. You can have multiple versions of OS X on one machine, but you can only install newer versions than the one that came pre-installed. For example, if your machine came with 10.6.4, you can't run 10.6.3 or older. When Apple releases new hardware, the drivers for that hardware get rolled into a special build of OS X that comes only on ...


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As already described by ayaz, the Get Info window (cmd+i) has the full path and will allow you to copy it. If you tripple click in the highlighted area (by the red rectangle) the selection will automatically expand to the whole path. cmd + c will suffice to copy it to the clipboard. If you need the path to interact with the Terminal, you can always check ...


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The Lion USB drive you bought works to upgrade a Mac with Snow Leopard (10.6) or you can of course use it to install Lion onto a bare (erased) drive. Most people will make a back up (using the bootable USB drive to run Disk Utility) to an external drive or alternately - install Lion onto an external drive. At that point you can hand migrate things or see ...


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From the errors given, it sounds like it's more about setting the NVRAM than the startup disk itself. Clear the NVRAM (previously referred to as PRAM; reboot holding command-option-P-R until you hear a second chime) and see if the problem works itself out.


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For the impatient: You have two possibilities: PowerPC-based Mac: TenFourFox and no Flash. Intel-based Mac: Opera (thanks to Cybermatatu for this one!) with older Flash 10.3 (beware, Flash 10.3 is an archived version and is no longer supported nor updated with security fixes by Adobe). Long version: If you use an Intel processor you can use Opera: ...


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I have had some success in a Flash-less world by using Safari, and enabling the Develop menu. Then when I get to a page that requires Flash, I can set the User Agent to report as an iPad and I will get videos streamed in a QuickTime player rather than Flash-based.


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When you say… I remember for sure that the computer was bought around 2009-2010 …do you mean that the iMac was bought brand new (i.e., the newest model available in stores in the 2009-2010 time frame), or did you potentially buy an older model (i.e., from 2007-2008) in the 2009-2010 time frame? Because you have OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) currently, and ...


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I haven't found any way to keep them from being created, but you can delete them automatically with a script #!/bin/sh find ~ -name .DS_Store -exec /bin/rm -f -- {} \;` exit 0 Run it every X minutes via launchd or cron. It takes almost no time to run on my several-year-old iMac. It will only search your $HOME (~) but that's where most of them will be. ...


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Yes - your example of running a supported OS in virtualization would let you use the officially developed and supported Apple client software to tap into the photo stream. Once you have the software running, it should be fairly painless to get the files to disk and then available for viewing on Snow Leopard. It's technically possible to virtualize Lion as ...


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Sounds like your DNS might be hijacked, which could be your router or your Mac. I'd suggest using OpenDNS for a while to see if the behaviour stops. If it does, then you will need to look at getting your DNS reconfigured. If the behaviour continues then it may be malware but honestly I can't think of a single one that would do this.


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Data containing a file's original location before being placed in the Trash is keep in the .DS_Store file in the ~/.Trash folder. Since the trash folder is hidden it can not normally be found using the finder application. The easiest way to find this file is by using the Terminal and entering the following commands. $cd ~/.Trash $open -e .DS_Store This ...


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You will find that TimeMachine is generally inclusive as far as selecting data to back up. If you take a stock TimeMachine configuration and don't omit anything (supposing your disk is large enough) you will be able to Perform the backup Remove the backup disk Wipe the disk Reinstall the OS Reattach the backup disk Reboot And all should go smoothly. In ...


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About This Mac > More Info... will give you a model # and serial #. With those, Apple can tell you whether your machine is compatible. Or you can look in the table on this iMac page on Wikipedia to identify your machine. Or compare the physical requirements for Lion to what you find in About This Mac.


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Probably not. The system requirements for 10.8 say "MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)". You'd also need to install 10.6.8 or 10.7 first in order to install Mountain Lion from App Store. See these Apple KB articles: System requirements for OS X Mountain Lion System requirements for OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 How to identify MacBook ...



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