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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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installing Ubuntu as dual boot with OS X running OS X from within Ubuntu: install VirtualBox add yourself to disk group: sudo usermod -G disk,vboxusers -a `whoami` create virtual disk pointing to your real disk VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/.VirtualBox/OSX.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sda -partitions 2 -relative (if your OS X is not on ...


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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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Have you tried opening the Screen Sharing app (/System/Library/CoreServices/) and typing in the vnc:// address to the Ubuntu machine? You can also try changing the Screen Sharing prefs. With the Screen Sharing app open, go to Screen Sharing -> Preferences and changing settings to the ones that say faster? Hope this helps.


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Yes! you can transfer files to / from the iPad from Ubuntu via USB. 1) You can always transfer files via ssh / windows share etc 2) However that would be over Wifi which is nowhere near as fast as USB connectivity. 3) Via USB you can only access /var/root/Media on the ipad. Useful to put movies onto it - you will need to find a way to make these visible ...


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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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There are a bunch of Linux applications that do it. This question on Ask Unbuntu might help: Applications To Replace iTunes For iPod Synchronization. Around my house, my wife and daughter use RhythmBox for loading up their iPod Touches (2G & 3G).


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It's possible, but very impractical for several reasons. Ubuntu is built for Intel x86/x64 officially, and unofficially for the PowerPC (old Macs and the PS3). iPod/iPhone/iPad is built off the ARM architecture, meaning you'd need to do a full rebuild of every single package. You'd have to exploit the phone to load Ubuntu on to it, and use an exploited ...


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This blog post provides a script to solve this problem. #!/bin/bash # # ssh into a machine and automatically set the background # color of Mac OS X Terminal depending on the hostname. # # Installation: # 1. Save this script to /some/bin/ssh-host-color # 2. chmod 755 /some/bin/ssh-host-color # 3. alias ssh=/some/bin/ssh-host-color # 4. Configure your host ...


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Ultimately, the proper solution is to use a directory service (like NIS or LDAP) to provide consistent UID/GID mapping for all users. Of course, this is a very heavy solution for a smaller and/or home network. The easiest thing to do is to simply make the UIDs/GIDs consistent on all the hosts involved.


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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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