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accepted Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
Jun
12
comment Temperature logger compatible with Mac?
Thanks - I hadn’t found that product. It looks well designed, and it is good to have native Mac software. But 1) it doesn’t run independently: it needs to be connected to a computer to operate, and I don’t have one near the fridge, and 2) it is more than twice the price of the RC-4. More suggestions welcome.
Jun
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asked Temperature logger compatible with Mac?
Jun
10
revised Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
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revised Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
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Jun
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answered Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
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Jun
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comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
A few questions raised by your answer, though: 1) I wonder if non-retina resources are installed on a retina Mac? (I don't own one yet.) 2) I like your iMac / MacBook Pro example. I think you imply that the code for the new iMac would be embedded in 10.9.3, so if you were to update the MacBook Pro to that release, you could then run the iMac from it… do I understand right?
Jun
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comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
Thanks: this is a useful clarification of the difference between the specificity of the install media and the install itself. Also, the advice about making sure the install is newer than the Mac is practical and useful. It’s a shame about the hedging (“… for the most part…”) in this answer. Perhaps it just isn’t possible to give a full answer here: I guess Apple can cause the installer to create customised results and we can just offer our experience about whether we have observed them doing so.
Jun
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comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
Thanks, @Buscar웃 - that's what I would guess too, but I have used tricks like this in the past (eg the Mac Pro / MacBook Pro one from my list) and they seemed to work in my limited testing, so perhaps the installer actually produces generic results. Or generic results, except in certain edge cases: and that's what I'd like to know about.
Jun
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comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
That's a nice idea: thanks! But that only tells me about those two machines. I'm after a more general answer if possible.
Jun
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asked Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
May
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May
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comment Maintaining Aspect Ratio while Image Cropping using Preview
Are you willing to install additional software, providing it isn't a behemoth?
May
2
answered Enterprise App Installation on iOS that is too old
May
1
answered Mirroring iPhone 4 (iOS 7) to Mac without AirPlay Mirroring
Mar
27
asked Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk
Mar
12
comment How To Disable Lion Ellipsis Autocorrect
I'm using TextEdit on 10.9.2, and I'm finding that I have to restart TextEdit for this change in System Preferences to take effect.
Jan
28
comment How to make TextEdit open with a blank file by default?
And, to reverse this if necessary, I think the necessary incantation is defaults delete -g NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile
Jan
28
comment Kernel Panic after diy repair
Just an idea: disconnect the replacement screen, and connect the MBP to an external monitor instead?