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Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
@Harv, as of recent OSX releases, Terminal.app also supports tabs. This lets you start several shells, all attached to separate pseudo terminals. However, again, pseudo terminals are, technically, not completely equatable to "consoles", depending on how one wants to use that term (one might say that a pseudo terminal device, like Terminal.app attaches to, is a kind of console, and a particularly limited kind of one).
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
@Harv Correct -- you have to deliberately enable "root", and it's also probably a good idea not to do it. However, it's typically a good idea when you first come to a fresh OSX install to log in "very first" as "Administrator" with a different password, then afterwards create another account for your daily use. When you need to do "administration-type stuff" like installing applications, doing updates, and the like, you can then switch your login to logging in as the Administrator user.
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
@Martin, I suspect that "Terminal" and "console", in the way that René is using the term, might be slightly different things. "Terminal" is an application that's capable of interacting with the OS as the input/output point for a pseudo terminal; but it's also possible that Linux offers a user the ability to use their same display/keyboard to behave as if it were entirely different physical terminals, from the kernel's point of view, letting the user switch the same hardware to act as input/output points for these various consoles. AFAIK, OSX doesn't quite let you do that.
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
HFS+ is case insensitive, but it is also case preserving.
Jun
7
revised Restore Trash (~/.Trash/)?
Cleaned up wording a bit for clarity
Jun
7
comment Restore Trash (~/.Trash/)?
Notice that the new folder you create should probably use permissions that are appropriate. After you make the directory with this suggestion, you should probably also type 'chmod go= ~/.Trash' to ensure that only you have permissions to act on that folder (not "group" or "other" classes of users). In addition, you might need to restart the Finder for the Finder to notice that you've created a new .Trash folder (you can restart, logout-login, or use the Force Quit apple menu item to force the Finder to restart).
Jun
7
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May
27
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May
27
revised “scheduled tasks” - what's the OSX equivalent
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May
27
answered “scheduled tasks” - what's the OSX equivalent
May
25
comment How to disable Acrobat Reader in Safari?
Changing the preference in the Acrobat viewer app (either Reader or Acrobat) is probably better; I have a feeling that if you remove the plugin, then Acrobat will think that it's install is "damaged" and may pester you to "repair" it. This might not seem like an issue, but intentionally creating a false positive doesn't help you detect when the installation is damaged for some other reason.
Apr
28
answered Color Picker for OS X
Feb
8
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Feb
8
answered How do I replace the hard drive in my circa 2008 iMac?
Feb
8
comment How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?
This is what I do. I have a shared folder or two on my PC, and then I mount these folders on my Mac through the finder: command-K then mount "smb://WindowsComputer/SharedFolderName". This seemed much easier than trying to share the folder from my Mac and mounting it on the Windows machine.
Feb
8
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Feb
8
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