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Help a relative server n00b keep his Mac Mini safe.

I'm planning on getting a Mac Mini with Lion Server. I don't have much experience with security or setup. Point me to some basic articles, sites, or books, please. I'll also take any advice the hivemind might have as well. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Clicky clicky

Moving windows or palettes around in Photoshop CS5.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.3 is a total nightmare. This is the only app giving me this problem. Halp. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

I'm sorry Dacoit, I'm afraid I can't do that ...

Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue. [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Jan 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Starting GeekTool in the background?

I have GeekTool v3.0.1 running on 10.6.8. How can I get it to start up on login and just run in the background? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

MacBook, heal thyself. Reinstalling MacOS on a recent MacBook

I need to reinstall Mac OS X on my 2011 MacBook Pro urgently, but my install disc is unreadable. Previous versions of MacOS won't install on this laptop, as it requires a more recent build. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Jul 4, 2011 - 11 answers

What do you use to design an Apple?

I have a guest staying with me who suggests that Apple uses PCs and PC-based CAD software for doing the mechanical design of their products. I'm skeptical, and consult the mighty and infallible Oracle of Metafilter for first hand verification. Anyone know what they use... for real?
posted by FauxScot on Feb 2, 2011 - 11 answers

In OS X, How do I disable the Cmd-F1 display mirroring keyboard shortcut?

In Mac OS X, how can I disable the Cmd-F1 keyboard shortcut? [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Reverse OS upgrade on a Mac

I have a 2007 era Mac Mini running 10.4 Tiger, that I'd like to upgrade to a brand new iMac (that comes with 10.6 Snow Leopard). However, due to my software, I'd like to keep using on 10.4 the new iMac. Will the new iMac allow me to install Tiger on it, using my original 10.4 install discs from the Mac Mini?
posted by dacoit on Feb 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Why does my Mac Pro displays static and garbled junk on both displays?

Please help me correctly diagnose this video/display problem on my 3-year-old, out-of-warranty Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Linux need not apply.

Will Apple Care if I'm using Linux? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Buggy finder OS x 10.5.8

Buggy finder in OX 10.5.8 Recently my finder has gotten really buggy - even though I have disabled spaces and expose they will spontaneously launch. Also when I open folders in the finder they will flash repeatedly before stopping and letting me click into them. I also have a hard time renaming files by clicking into the file name on the finder. Does anyone have any ideas??? Thanks!!
posted by cg2 on Oct 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Kerb-what?

Please hope an OS X/Open Directory/Kerberos n00b -- I can't reset the directory administrator's password in OS X Server 10.4. [more inside]
posted by liquado on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

OS X 10.5.6 Dock remains hidden

I have OS X 10.5.6 and Logitech V470 bluetooth mouse. 1. When I hide the dock it stays hidden and there is no way for me to get the dock to reappear without turning off autohide 2. My courser works sporadically a. sometimes it will only work on some area's of the screen b. sometimes it won't recognize clicks Are these related? and can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues on Mar 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Ugly bittorrent ratio needs a facelift

Is there any software of Mac OS X that will protect my bittorrent seed/leech ratio? I'm looking for something like GreedyTorrent, but for mac. Obviously, freeware is preferred but I'm willing to hear any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by alitorbati on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Bank checks are compatible with Macs...aren't they?

How do I print my own checks? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Sep 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Installing Vista from Upgrade in Bootcamp

Has anyone tried installing Windows Vista in BootCamp (On a Mac) using an upgrade disk? I've installed Vista perfectly using this guide on a computer I built myself, but I want to do it on a new Mac. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 18, 2007 - 2 answers

RAR Joining for the Mac?

What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename.r01, filename.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2007 - 23 answers

Mac OS X CD Cataloguing Program

Does anyone know of a mac program to catalogue cds - which will allow me to IMPORT my exisiting files (.csv) from my PC Music catalogue program? [more inside]
posted by Megamix on Mar 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Java?! More like molasses.

Why are java apps so slow on OS X? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Dec 23, 2006 - 16 answers

Extending the useful lifetime of a 12" 867 MHz PowerBook G4?

Do you have ant ideas for extending the useful lifetime of a 12" 867 MHz PowerBook G4? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Aug 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Why is OS X so damn slow?

Why is OS X so damn slow? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jun 21, 2006 - 50 answers

OS X on non Apple hardware viable?

Is it viable to use OS X on non Apple hardware for daily, full use? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Jun 9, 2006 - 8 answers

Apple OS X Faxing of PDFs??

Is it possible to Fax a PDF in OS X Tiger? When I try, the result is cut off and in landscape orientation [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Apr 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Three column view in Apple Mail - is it possible?

I love most of Apple Mail. I love the three-column wide view of Thunderbird. (Vertical view) Is there any way to keep the features of Mail, but hack it to display lists and previews more like Thunderbird? I've found interface hacks and add-ons for almost every other possible option.
posted by clango on Mar 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Alternative to .Mac backup?

Is there an OS X app that will do what Apple's backup does but without having to be a .Mac member? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jan 23, 2006 - 13 answers

GPS Mapping Apps for OS X?

I'm quickly becoming a member of the Mac Cult with my shiny new PowerBook. I can't seem to find a MS Streets&Trips or Mappoint like app though.. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray on Jun 22, 2005 - 6 answers

I miss OS X

I switched over from my Windows desktop to a Mac, and I loved it. Unfortunately the Mac had to go back to it's original owner. I've tried various distros of Linux and none of them seem to satisfy my OS X addiction. Can anyone recommend an OS that will tide me over until I can get the money for another Mac?
posted by jackofsaxons on Jun 20, 2005 - 16 answers

How can I see incoming connections on my Mac?

Is there an application (for OS X) that shows me who's trying to connect to my mac? Kinda like Little Snitch, but for incoming connections? Netstat just gives me a huge list of everything happening on all ports, which is kinda useless to me.
posted by slater on Apr 5, 2005 - 7 answers

Mini Mac Me

Is the new iMac Mini comparable in performance to the old G4 Quicksilver? Rather, are there any grievous issues as to why one should not consider purchasing an iMac Mini?
posted by Colloquial Collision on Jan 14, 2005 - 32 answers

What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?

What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?
posted by blueshammer on Dec 5, 2004 - 7 answers

Upgrading to OSX 10.3

What's the best procedure for upgrading to Panther (OS X 10.3) on a machine that's already been upgraded from 10.1 to 10.2? "Archive and Install" sounds like the best compromise between cleanliness and laziness – any problems to watch out for?
posted by timeistight on Jan 27, 2004 - 7 answers

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