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Ubuntu or Mint are the distros I'd recommend. They're both well-supported. Also, don't pay much attention to Torvalds. The man has an opinion on everything, and he isn't always right... I mean, he made the Linux kernel into a Monolithic kernel, and that has its issues.


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This is a design feature documented by Apple. You need to cool your Mac and the processor can then speed up again and do the work you want. See this post on ideas for cooling while in clamshell mode. Any reason not to run my Macbook Pro upside-down in clamshell mode? Open the clamshell and make sure there is good ventilation and you are not blocking the ...


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I do not recommend you open it to clean with liquids: too much can happen. As for the exterior (including screen and keyboard) feel free to clean that. As for the interior, and to clean the fans, I recommend to expose it vaporizer smell of your choice and let it run for a day in that kind of environment. That will compensate for the nicotine smell after a ...


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Yes, it is possible to re-enable secure erase. All you need to do is to format the partition once again. Just make sure you select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)", with any password that you will remember (just in case). Once formatted, the "Security Options" button will be available again, and you can securely wipe out the partition!


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Yes, as @Buscar웃SD said, you can use an external Bluetooth adapter. On my Macbook Pro 13" I had to use Apple's Bluetooth Explorer to set my USB adapter as the active controller. This page describes how to download and use Bluetooth Explorer.


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To start, you'll want to power off your MacBook Pro, and clean it thoroughly (but carefully) with a microfiber towel. If you do this dry, you run the risk of abrasion and scratches, but you also don't want to soak your MacBook Pro with any liquid. External Cleaning Use an electronics screen cleaning liquid, preferably one with an "Apple Approved" label. ...


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To fix, use the monitor's menu and change Size&Position/Image Size to Screen Fit. (I connected a MacBook Pro 2013 via HDMI to the same monitor and the quality was horrible.)


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There are several options: Plug in an external monitor and then you should be able to follow the install process. Target disk mode, but as it's a MacBook Air this would be dependent on having a Thunderbolt port, that you can connect directly to another Thunderbolt port, or a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter into an older Mac with Firewire.


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The issues aren't with upgrading to Yosemite, they're with a component of Yosemite - every Yosemite machine runs the risk of having them. The issue's been resolved in the latest version of the OS X 10.10.4 beta, which you can download by joining the Apple beta program and following the instructions to put the beta on your computer. Here's an article ...


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Unfortunately, the particulate matter (tars) from the cigarettes and other combustables have accumulated on the internal components. Given enough time (months or years) with fans running, the smell will dissipate. If the MacBook is still under warrantee, take it to an Apple Genius Bar and ask them what to do. You can also call Apple Care and ask them as ...


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To move your Photos library to DVD: 1- Make an empty folder in your desktop or any other place in Finder (in a hard drive with at least 8GBs free space). 3- Go to your target album in Photos.app and press Command-A to select all photos in the album. 4- Drag photos from album to the open empty folder. 5- Wait! (It takes a little time. You can see the ...


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You published the hardware information which is useful, but hardly to change with upgrade to YOSEMITE. First lets check the current condition: Hold the Alt key and click on WiFi icon. You get something like this: RSSI is (Signal strength including the noise (disturbance)) this is confusing but the lower the number the better. Transmit Rate- the ...


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Try disabling tap to click in the trackpad settings. If you're MacBook has the new vibrating force touch trackpad you could try to disable the force click and haptic feedback. Otherwise it may be a hardware issue.


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You should see if Apple Diagnostics finds anything wrong with your RAM. Turn off your computer, disconnect any external peripherals you have, press the power button to turn your computer on, and immediately hold down D until Apple Diagnostics begins.


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Take screenshot. Paste screenshot into Evernote. Copy screenshot from Evernote. Paste screenshot where intended.


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I'll repost here my answer from SO to the same problem: It turns out this is a problem in Java that has existed for some years, and is still present in Java 9. See the bug report here: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8022079 JetBrains has been aware of the problem for some years, but is waiting for Oracle to fix it. See these JetBrains bug ...


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If you run following command in the Terminal app it will show you what keep it from sleeping. pmset -g assertions Then based on the result you can take a action. Here is a example: pid 251(coreaudiod): [0x0000000100000d01] 00:17:27 NoIdleSleepAssertion named: "com.apple.audio.'AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0'.noidlesleep" pid 251(coreaudiod): ...


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I had this issue also but discovered that Carbon Cloner gives boot priority to the Connection used to clone the drive i.e. USB. (If You Clone the drive via usb it will only boot via usb) So I removed the main drive, inserted the drive I wanted to clone into the main slot, and cloned the old drive by connecting it to USB with the new drive in the main ...


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The prohibitory means the system has found an installed OS but was unable to boot it. Your possibilities are : Boot into safe mode (Hold shift at boot and if it boots, fixing your permissions Backing you drive using another Mac and Target Disk Mode



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