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Is a quad-core i5 or i7 27" iMac a viable upgrade from a 2008 2.8ghz octacore Mac Pro 3,1? [closed]

I currently have a 3,1 Mac Pro with dual quad xeon CPUs, 20GB RAM, 1TB SSD (8x256gb in two RAID 10 groups), ATI 5770, running Lion. I currently have every DVD and BluRay I own ripped to a set of ...
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Xcode 3.2.6 and iOS 4.3 SDK installation problem on Mac OS X Lion

I recently brought a new Mac mini running Max OS X 10.7 Lion. I downloaded the iOS SDK 4.3 and Xcode 3.2.6.dmg from Apple. The download was successful and I was able to install it without any ...
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First steps after acquiring a new MacBook Pro (w.r.t ensuring optimal battery life)?

I just unboxed a new MBP 13.3 inch i5. I wanted to know what is the best way to start using it, so as to ensure optimal battery life i.e. Should I charge it to full capacity, before even booting it ?...
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Is it possible to run lion, ubuntu, and backtrack on my imac?

Would it be possible to do this? To run lion, ubuntu, and backtrack all on the same machine? Or even just lion and backtrack would do the trick. If so, how would I go about doing this?
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My Mac mini's iTunes library does not appear in Home Sharing on my Macbook Air

I don't know why. My entire iTunes Library is on my Mac mini I've entered the same Apple ID in iTunes' Home Sharing on both computers My iPhone and iPad can use Home Sharing from my Mac mini's ...
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How can I export an MS Outlook .pst file to Apple Mail?

I want to export an MS Outlook .pst file to Apple Mail. How can I do this?
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How can I back up 2 internal drives to a single Time capsule?

I recently reinstalled Lion on an SSD and have all my media on the original HDD on my MBP. I was hoping Time Machine would recognize my existing backups in Time Capsule but it wants to start a new ...
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Is it possible to export safari's reading list on Safari 5.1?

Subject sums it up. Just curious if there is a trick to be able to export your reading list from Safari, any format. Where on the HD is the info stored? bookmarks.plist?
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How can I configure my computer to run an AppleScript at a specific time? Caveat: without using iCal

Since upgrading to Lion, I have seen a sleight decrease of productivity when it comes to using iCal. As a result, I am trying alternatives such as BusyCal. The application seems great, however I cant ...
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How to trick Mozy into thinking network share is local USB disk?

Mozy does not support networked mounted drives, but does support USB drives. I don't want to disconnect a drive I have on my linux server just to do the mozy backups, so can anyone think of a way I ...
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Lion Server wireless filesharing for iPad, what are the file type limitations?

I've been searching for information about wireless file sharing for iPad through webdav, which is new in Lion Server. However, I can find nothing more than the few lines Apple has to say, which has ...
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How do I make invisible files (like bash profile) visible in the finder?

question is in the title. There's some files that most Apple users don't need access to, but if you program you do need access to. in particular the bash profile. anyone know how to make these visible ...
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Create audiobook from mp3 files?

How do I transfer a folder containing mp3 files to my iPod/iTunes to be recognized as an audiobook?
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How to determine how much RAM I can put in my Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (Dual 2.66Ghz, 6GB Ram). I want to increase the RAM, possibly adding 8GB to my existing 6GB. The RAM slots are used as follows: SLOT1: 1GB SLOT2: 1GB SLOT3: 1GB SLOT4: OPEN ...
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Manage a multilingual iTunes library?

I just imported a huge music library to iTunes. This library contains plenty tracks that are already in my library, but the info is in a different language, my question is, is there a way to have the ...
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Is it possible to duplicate images in LittleSnapper?

The reason is that I have some screenshots of full websites. Though for inspiration and illustration reasons I need to crop them to show different parts of that website. I know that when you crop an ...
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How do I check my Mac's RAM?

I know there is MemTest86+ for PCs, but what can I use to see if my RAM is actually good in an Apple product? Whether it's a MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro? What symptoms would show that RAM is ...
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Can I use the Sites folder for whatever I want?

Not realizing that OS X creates a ~/Sites folder when you enable web sharing, I started putting my sites for MAMP within a ~/Sites directory, which did not exist on my new laptop. Is this ok, as long ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA

I'm buying a new MacBook Pro tomorrow, but I'm unsure on which adapter to buy for a VGA adapter. Is it the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter? The MacBook Pro doesn't say it has a Mini DisplayPort, only ...
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Why do full-screen applications change their order in Mission Control?

How are fullscreen apps organised? This is usually my workflow: Dashboard / Desktop / Safari / Pages I sometimes go to Pages and type some things and go back to Safari, and then I find that it ...
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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Connect a Time Capsule to the ADSL modem/router using powerline adaptors?

I need to place my Time Capsule a fair distance from my ADSL router, and cannot easily run an Ethernet cable between the two. Can I use a pair of Powerline ethernet adaptors to make the connection? ...
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“Dead Zone” in multiple-monitor configuration

This question concerns a Mac Pro running 10.6 with 2 monitors set side-by-side and configured as one big monitor. Recently I have found that sometimes a "dead spot" appears to my USB Apple mouse in ...
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I used to be able to use g++ from the terminal, but now it's missing. I still have XCode installed

I used to be able to use g++ from the terminal to compile c++ programs, but now when I try to use it, I get -bash: g++: command not found General advice on the internet was to install XCode, but ...
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Password dialog appears for password-less SSH private key

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. There is no passphrase associated with the key, however, whenever I connect to an SSH server, a dialog pops up and asks me to enter my password to ...
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Is there a way of “re-locking” an internal FileVault 2 encrypted partition?

As an alternative to using encrypted disk images, I created a FileVault 2 encrypted partition in Lion for some important data on the SSD in my MacBook Air. The password is not stored in a keychain. ...
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Internet browsing problems when the Mac is bound to a Microsoft server with Active Directory

I have set up Active Directory on my Mac and I can log in and authenticate fine to the server. When I try to browse the Internet, there is an error which says "The user could not be determined by the ...
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How to resolve network issue or DNS to access web page on Snow Leopard Server?

I have my network setup like as follows: internet > router 1 > ethernet ports > switch > router 2 I have a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server connected to "router 1", but it is so slow when accessing a ...
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Can I sell Snow Leopard DVD? Does the license transfer?

I am selling an old MacBook. The MacBook came with Leopard. I also bought Snow Leopard on DVD. I believe it would be legal for me to sell the MacBook with Snow Leopard installed, provided I included ...
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Am I supposed to buy Lion twice?

I've formatted my mac, and I've reinstalled Snow Leopard from installation CD. Successively I've accessed to the mac store to download Lion again and install it on top of the fresh Snow Leopard ...
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Restart OS X GUI

I need to restart the WindowServer (OS X's GUI); I know this can be achieved using the command sudo killall -HUP WindowServer but this closes all your open applications. Is there a way to restart the ...
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Is there a legal way to get a US App Store account from outside the US?

I noticed that many useful applications are unavailable in Russian App Store, as US Store seems to be the primary target for developers. I wonder if there is any legal way to obtain a US Store account ...
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Mail.app smart mailbox “match any” problem

Anyone know why this doesn't work? If I remove either of the rules I get emails but never if I have both.
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Deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake

I deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake. On boot it got struck with Apple logo and a loading symbol below it. I tried booting with Cmd-v but it got struck with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: ...
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Move all events from one iCal calendar to another

I would like to consolidate several iCal calendars. So, I'm wondering if there is a way to move all events from one iCal calendar to another. I'm not interested in changing the time, etc. of any of ...
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Lion login screen when using two screens

When logging into Lion with a second screen attached, does the second screen always have a plain grey background as opposed to the textured background that the primary screen has? Is there a way to ...
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Lion Apache Subversion (SVN) ignore problem

I hope this is the right place to ask this kind of problem. So, before the Lion, when I tried to ignore something on Apache Subversion (svn), I just typed the following command: svn propedit svn:...
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Uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” by default

The shutdown/restart dialog has a check-box Reopen windows when logging back in which is checked by default. I need to change its behavior to be unchecked by default. Is this possible? If yes, how can ...
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Is it possible to use Bento for Mac as the database for a database-backed website?

I'm looking to create a website on my Mac, with content coming from a database also on the Mac. The website is static, and I'll probably need to write some scripts that will periodically (1) create ...
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What are some good screencapturing applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Creating a professional looking screencast? Recommendations for video editing + screen capturing software Camtasia, Screenflow, or “Other?” What are some good ...
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IP address changing too frequently

My Macbook pro is connected to my router over the AirPort. The IP address it gets changes every few hours. Is there a way on the mac to request the same address. I do not have access to the router to ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Mac. A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I'm installing Windows 7 on my Mac via Parallels. During installation I'm getting. "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing." message. Doesn't give me any option to proceed further. What am ...
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How do I map a key on the A1048 109-key Keyboard to provide an “FN” button?

I have an Apple A1048 109-key keyboard that I really like, except it does not have an FN button, which is a bit annoying. Is there any way to remap one of the keys (I'm thinking the 'help' key) to ...
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What is the safest way to triple boot Macbook Pro?

I recently purchased a MBP 13.3 i5 system, and I'm keen on making it triple boot (Lion, Win7, Ubuntu 11.04). What is the safest way to do this ? I found quite a few websites online, but I'm not sure ...
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Where do I find the logs for OS X authentication attempts?

I'm on a personal computer, with Lion running and only a single user account on the computer. Is there a log file for authentication attempts (both for login attempts and password protected ...
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How Do You View Several PNG Images In Preview With Continuous Scroll?

I have several PNG images I want to view as a single document in Preview, Lion OSX. Usually I just select several images and open them in Preview, but when I do that, I can't set the view to "...
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Git missing after OSX migration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Git not found after installing OS X Lion? I've recently migrated from an old mac pro with leopard to a new mac pro with snow leopard, everything seems to have gone ...
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rEFIt menu takes around 10 seconds to even show up

I'm using a macbook pro 8,1. I've installed rEFIt so that I can dual boot with Ubuntu. This is all "working" except that each time I turn on my laptop, it takes ten or fifteen seconds to even get to ...
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An iOS GPS application that shows satellite locations and lock-on details?

I'm a big fan of Kinetic and use it track my bike rides as well as map the local trails. Lately it's been giving me some grief though and telling me I have a weak GPS signal at the outset of rides. It ...
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Why can't I download the latest Boot Camp installer when first configuring Boot Camp? [closed]

I have a white Macbook that is released near the end of 2007, with an Intel Core 2 Duo. And now that I want to try installing Windows XP or Windows 7 on it to see how robust it is running Windows, ...

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