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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create an empty partition with Disk Utility under OS X, shrinking the existing OS X partition. It shouldn't destroy data, but make a backup (just in case). Boot Ubuntu using Live CD or Live USB. Run the installer, and choose to manually select the partitions. Choose the empty partition as the root mount point (/) and make sure Ubuntu doesn't touch any other ...


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This can be achieved using Linux USB Creator For Mac. Instructions: First just select the linux distribution you want to use. You can either select from the list or browse for a Local ISO file to use. After choosing Ubuntu you can browse for your USB device. The program will then download the ISO, Format the disk, Copy the ISO and Install the Bootloader. ...


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I was looking at going the rMBP 15, but by time I had done the ideal tweaks it was getting expensive. I then looked at the MBA 13 with i7, 8gb RAM and the Thunderbolt 27 display, all up about $3k, still cheaper than a rMBA. This also means if I do upgrade in the future I still have the lovely display on hand. I highly recommend this method as you have great ...


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If you want to boot from USB you must reformatted your device in a new partition format specific to Intel-based Macs called GUID Partition Table (GPT). In a Intel-based systems, like the MacBook Pro, you can boot from external USB drives, if drive is formatted appropriately (GPT) and a compatible version of MacOS X is installed.(like OS X on USB Drive for ...


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People have gotten VirtualBox to use a partition as a drive for a virtual machine. However, I don't believe it is officially supported. This link, while discussing windows as the guest, may point you in the right direction. http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.phpf=7&t=20793&p=89806&hilit=raw+partition+vista#p89806 Old but still contains ...



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