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The wakeonlan command for command-line can be added to OS X using the homebrew package manager.


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As of December 11, 2012 the only official iMessage clients are for iOS 5 and 6, and Mountain Lion. Unfortunately you're out of luck using it on Windows.


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Safari 5 is available via Apple's KB here. But according to 9to5mac, it seems that have Apple decided to skip Safari 6 for Windows, so Safari 5 is all that is available right now.


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NB this seems to be fixed in the most recent versions of OS X, so workaround perhaps no longer required... Workaround Probably the simplest / safest option is to 'flatten' the PDF before sending it, by printing it to a new PDF. After completing your form in Preview, go to the Print menu (cmd+P) and use the PDF drop-down in the bottom-left, selecting to ...


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From Apple's knowledge base article about Bonjour on Windows (my emphasis): iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music libraries, to find AirPort Express devices for streaming music to, and to find Apple TVs. Safari uses Bonjour to find devices advertising web pages on your network. Many of today's network printers, network cameras, and wireless ...


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Use RDC (Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2) This free download runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs Use One Mac, unlimited Windows.


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I have the perfect solution! In 2013, Microsoft released a free officially-supported solution to help Mac developers test with Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 on Macs: Go to http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools Select your desired testing OS ("Mac") Pick a virtualization platform from among VMWare, Parallels, and VirtualBox. If ...


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The typical place for this kind of information is one of /System/Library (for OS specific stuff) /Library (for system-wide preferences/settings valid for all users) ~/Library (for user-specific preferences/settings) and the folders beneath them (e.g. Application Support and Preferences). They are saved as individual files, usually named so you can ...


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If you just need one program, you could try running it using Wine. This is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows software on *nix systems, which includes Mac OS X. Here is a tutorial to help you get started. Note that not every Windows programs will run using Wine - you might need to experiment first. Or head over to the Wine Application ...


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You can set the default boot disk in System Preferences>Startup Disk.


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If you are under 10.6.5 or later and Windows Vista or above, you can format your memory stick or usb hard drive to exFAT, a newer version of FAT with large file support and almost unlimited partition size. It has no permissions to speak of so it's perfect to transfer files around. Older systems will not see it however. I use this file system on my external ...


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You don't need to boot into OSX to change the default boot system ... Hold down the Option key when booting, and when you see the system choices Move the mouse over the ↑ under the system you want to be the default, then Hold down the Ctrl key and you should see the ↑ icon change to a "power on" icon Left click on that "power icon" and that system will ...


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You have three choices. They all come with pros and cons Run a Virtual Machine You have VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop in the commercial space to chose from when it comes to virtualization software. And if you're comfortable tweaking and fiddling you can use VirtualBox for free. Pros: Near native speeds for your applications Your OS X-based data ...


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I've just found the answer! It's kind of hidden away, but it is possible: Select "Show Menu Bar"... Then under View select "View Options..." A new window with View Options appears!


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I use a program called AirParrot to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV (third generation). There is also a version that works on Macs. Note that the ability to mirror a Mac to an AppleTV is a new feature of OS X Mountain Lion.


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Apparently fn + return is the winner.


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FAT32 (called MS-DOS (FAT) by Disk Utility; a filesystem originally released in 1977 and updated a few times since, lastly in 1996) really is the only cross platform filesystem that is going to work fully out of the box with Windows and Mac OS X. Be careful though, if you are using Disk Utility to format the drive, you should make sure to choose the Master ...


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The Windows version was discontinued, but as of 6/14/2013 Download.com has the last available Windows version (5.1.7) here: http://download.cnet.com/Apple-Safari/3000-2356_4-10697481.html?tag=mncol;1


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Games Internet Explorer: If you are a web developer and want to test your website in IE (which you have to). Also some corporate intranet applications work only on IE(6/7/8 compatibility mode). Microsoft Office: Yes, there is a version for the Mac, but some prefer the Windows version (I remember reading sometime before somewhere, (unable to find the link) ...


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I understand you don't want to install Windows. However, thats what all Mac-users at our company do (with vmWare fusion).


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Recommended reading: Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bits, Santa Rosa, and more (and the rest of Prince McLean's Road to Snow Leopard series). If you don't want that much reading, I'll summarize: First, you have to realize that OS X doesn't have a single 32/64-bit mode switch like Windows does; It'll happily run 64-bit apps under a 32-bit kernel, or vice ...


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By default it's the right ⌘ (Command) Key. The left ⌘ (Command) Key does not work because it is set as the Host (Meta) Key in VirtualBox. And they can be swapped simply by replacing the Host Key with the right ⌘ (Command) Key, in Preferences > Input > Virtual Machine > Host Key Combination.


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Bootcamp can create a USB for PC. Just only check the "Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk" checkbox. A similar question from How to create a Windows 7 installation USB from OS X? shows that Bootcamp has the "ability to create install USBs" for Windows.


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Check out the Mono Project. It may be what you are looking for. http://www.mono-project.com/Mono:OSX MonoDevelop is a cross-platform IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages. MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and ASP.NET Web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. MonoDevelop makes it easy for developers to port .NET ...


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Here's how you can get ⌃ Control+arrow keys to work like you describe. Copy the following property list into ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict (you can create the directory if it doesn't already exist): { "^\UF703" = ("moveWordForward:", "moveWordForward:", "moveWordBackward:"); "^$\UF703" = ("moveWordForwardAndModifySelection:", ...


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If you're working exclusively with Win7 machines (i.e. no Vista or XP), and 10.6.6 or greater on the Mac side, try exFAT. Native read/write support under Win7 and OS X, and none of the file size limits of FAT32. Disk Utility will happily format your drives using it. As long as you don't need legacy support, it's probably your best option, as it avoids any ...


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New Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 supposed to be best RDP client for Mac. Works super smooth btw.


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It sounds like you're running into the same issue I did, where after booting into Windows the VT-x shows as 'Disabled' in Task Manager. Not sure how or why, but after going into OS X System Preferences Target Disk Select the BOOTCAMP disk as the startup disk Everything was well after that and I could happily use Hyper-V, even from a cold boot. If ...


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Depending on your technical inclination, you might want to try Spectacle, or install something like Mjolnir.



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