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You'll do just fine with a MacBook Air, at least, that's what I'd go for (and I'm in love with the Air as well :)) I will miss the DVD drive, and upgrade ability if I am choosing a Macbook Air over Macbook Pro or a Thinkpad Machine? Who uses a drive more then 2 times a year these days? I don't and I think most of the Mac users don't. And if you ...


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Why choose the Macbook Air? Fast flash memory. (short boot time, support for Power Nap1,...) Slightly higher pixel density: 127 ppi vs2 113 ppi Less weight, smaller dimensions. Why not? Better color space coverage3 of the Macbook Pro display panel (78%-100% vs 56%-79%). I personally made the switch from a 15" MBP (2011) to a 13" MBA (2012) and I find ...


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Michiel's answer is quite complete but I think I can contribute a bit more as I'm in a situation similar to yours. I come from series of DELL and Compaq workstations, I switched to the Mac about 10 years ago for work and at home. Now I work on both, a 2010 MBA and old (circa 2008) MBP. Here is my experience relative to your questions: Will I miss the ...


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Short Answer: YES, it's reversible, nothing is "permanent" in a hard-drive partition (other than deleting partitions and information of course). Almost always you will be able to undo what you did, although sometimes at the cost of data loss, naturally. While you are at the terminal type: man bless or if you're lazy, you can read it here. You are ...


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From Ubuntu: This is due to a bug (of sorts) in the package used to create the Ubuntu ISOs Since 11.10, Ubuntu ISOs have been "hybrid", meaning that the ISO can also be written bit-for-bit to a USB device to make it a working Live-USB, without having to use StartUp Disk Creator, UNetBootin, etc. Note that this "hybrid" is different from the OS X/Disk ...


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If I remember correctly, you should be able to install Ubuntu into Boot Camp, and then virtualize it using Parallels Desktop. Works great with Windows; most likely with Ubuntu as well.


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OS X does indeed have a home folder, in /Users/<username> with a hierarchy of folders, including one for Desktop, in this location - similar to Ubuntu. On most Linux distributions the /home is a different partition on the drive and formatting the primary OS partition would not erase your data. This is not the case with OS X and (unless you've made a ...


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You can do it easily using ssh port forwarding. Open terminal and enter ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 remote_ip with any other applicable settings you need. This will forward port 5900 on your local machine to port 5900 on the remote machine. If you need to change to a different local port (say, if you're already running a VNC server on your local machine), ...


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I did, here is how. First make sure you got enough space for the installation on your SSD. I resized the partion and left 50GB freespace for ubuntu. Don't make any Partition, just have some dedicated freespace on the drive. After that Grab the latest Ubuntu iso from here http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/quantal-desktop-amd64+mac.iso Once the ...


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What you are trying to achieve is not provided by OS X and I don't know if a third-party application would be able to interfere this deeply in the window management. You have two options: (⇧ +) ⌘+→ to switch between apps (⇧ +) ⌘+` to switch between windows of one app in one desktop Option two is configurable in System ...


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Yes it's possible. You don't need to install multiple virtualization software to run multiple virtualized systems. You can use one virtualization software (VMware, Parallels or VirtualBox for example) to run multiple virtual machines at the same time. You can edit the Virtual Machines. You can change the amount of memory and the number of cores used by ...


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Looks like you have all you will need already, you were just missing the following bits of information. You should checkout a Ubuntu instructions for Intel Macs, so no need to worry about a BIOS your running EFI. Ubuntu for Intel Macs and additionally the Ubuntu Intel Mac CommunityHelpPages looks to be loaded with lots of resources that you might find ...


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On OMG Ubuntu is a blog post about how to set this up. I myself have been using this solution in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit. The blog post explains everything you have to do step-by-step. How to connect to your Apple Time Capsule in Ubuntu 64-bit Ubuntu Download the source code from here. Make sure you have build-essential installed In a new Terminal ...


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Most of the time when installing Linux on the Apple TV, you are doing it in order to unlock more capabilities when it comes to video playback and options; I assume this is what you are looking for. If you follow these recently updated instructions everything should go fine. Just be careful to read them thoroughly. They will walk you through two different ...


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iTunes match is a huge feature for the iCloud integration features for easy streaming and syncing of playlists and metadata across iOS and Mac/PC. Ping is unique, though few would argue this is highly useful.


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For me it has always worked (albeit building Mint install usb pen drives DOS MBR partitioned) using Terminal , and as per the instructions on the Linux Mint website (http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744), which I copy below: Using the Terminal It is really simple. Go to a Terminal and type: sudo dd if=~/Desktop/linuxmint.iso ...


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You can't simply install Ubuntu on your internal drive, because Apple's EFI and GRUB (the bootloader) don't get along. You will also need an EFI bootloader, like rEFInd (a fork of rEFIt): rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including ...


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First install rEFInd, and boot Ubuntu installer after. Enable "Boot after power failure" by adding next line to /etc/rc.local: `setpci -s 0:1f.0 0xa4.b=0` Install mac fan control: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mactel-support/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y macfanctld applesmc-dkms For SSD tunning (you have to adapt to your config) here ...


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Assuming you have rEFIt installed on one of the partitions on the hard drive, the following steps should remove the delay: Boot via the Mac OS X Install DVD/USB. Launch Terminal (Utilities Menu). Enter diskutil list to list all available disks and partitions. Looking at the list of partitions for "disk0" (internal drive), identify the partition that ...


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Lifehacker's guide to triple booting has worked well for me in the past. You will also definitely need refit. I've seen varying reports of how well refit works on Lion - it seems to be that if you don't have FileVault enabled, you should be fine. Obviously make sure to back everything up before starting - any sort of partitioning/boot loader editing/etc is ...


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This link on the Ubuntu forum explains how to install Ubuntu from a USB stick on a Mac. I've done a few installations this way (when there was no working CD drive) and it works well.


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On a new Mac (presumably one that uses an Intel i5 or better processor), I think the hassle of rebooting to use BootCamp outweighs the benefit. I would run both Ubuntu and your favorite flavor of Windows in one of the Virtual Machine products. Some prefer VirtualBox because it is free. I'm not in that camp, and I think it has poorer performance than the ...


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You don’t mention which Mac you have, OS Version or anything like that. It’s as if this question belonged on Ubuntu’s forums :) In any case, I’m assuming you have some Mac computer and want to install or Boot an operating system other than Windows via BootCamp or the native OS X. In your example you need to boot from Ubuntu. Turns out your Mac uses EFI ...


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Preventing file system event storage Whilst you should not stop the daemon, you can disable logging on a per-volume basis. In the Mac Developer Library File System Events Programming Guide: File System Event Security: Preventing File System Event Storage advises: … To disable logging on a per-volume basis (for creating a backup volume, for ...


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Ok, what you want to do is remap your modifiers: Go to System Preferences and select Modifier Keys: Then swap Cmd and Control. note: in the shot they are not swapped For reference, I do this with an external Razer Blackwidow for Windows (I want it to be like my Mac keyboard because I've been using Mac keyboards for 10 years).


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I also wanted to run ubuntu native on my iMac and could not figure it out for the longest time. I refused to use virtualization software. Took a look at ubuntu's website and the instructions it provides work the best for me. First make bootable Ubuntu USB Stick http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx Restart your computer. Hold ...


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Yes you can. Use Boot Camp Assistant normally to create the partition, then boot into your Linux install media and select the new BOOTCAMP partition as the destination for the install. This will set the default boot disk as the Linux partition, forcing you to alt-boot to boot into OS X. To reverse this, change your startup disk in System Preferences.


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I've been searching for cal -3 functionality on Mac as well. From your quote, there's an alternative, GNU gcal, which is radically different from cal command. There's a tutorial that's easy to follow as well. So I settled with it. You can type gcal . for cal -3 equivalent.


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You have to put them in the ~/.ssh/ OS X uses the same OpenSSH package as every other unix. Make sure you have set correct permissions, or ssh will not accept your keys drwx------ 5 user staff 170 May 28 20:14 ./ -rw------- 1 user staff 1679 May 19 14:19 id_rsa -rw-r--r--@ 1 user staff 400 May 19 14:19 id_rsa.pub -rw-r--r-- 1 user staff ...



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