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Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system?

Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Mar 12, 2014 - 6 answers

What are the gotchas of triple booting a current-gen Mac?

I'm about to buy a new MacBook Pro and there's only one thing I want to do when I first get it: "Ultimate" Triple Booting. But those instructions pre-date the OS X recovery partition introduced in 10.7 Lion. What do I need to know to get this working on 2013 hardware? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 7, 2013 - 8 answers

booting linux on a mac

How can I make a bootable USB on a mac to be used to boot linux on a mac? I could also use linux on my other computer to make the USB, but I don't have windows, and I want to be able to boot from the mac. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on May 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Having trouble trying to partition the hard drive on my old Mac

I'm trying to partition the hard drive on my old mac (model 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8) so I can dual boot Ubuntu. The problem is that when I go to Disk Utility and and select to partition the drive I get an error saying that the partition failed because there's no space left on the device, even though I have lots of space. This happens no matter how small I make the partition. [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre on Apr 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Which home NAS with online backup for 2013?

I have a mess of ad-hoc backup systems, none of which “just work”. I would like to have a NAS that quietly backs up the cross-platform content I have, and also mirrors it online securely. I should probably budget for about 1-2 TB. I have no problem doing geeky setup stuff, but the less routine stuff I have to remember, the better. System details follow. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Feb 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Need a linux and mac compatible external hard drive please!

I need help selecting an external hard drive that will work to backup a linux with some rather large files on it and still be usable with a mac for occasional data storage. I'd like it to be at least 2 TB and vaguely reasonable in price. I've tried just searching for a hard drive online, but there seems to be some Mac and Linux specific things (or at least used to be) that may cause me problems, so I thought I'd ask for some guidance.
posted by katers890 on Nov 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Linux for a 2007 MacBook Pro?

What version of Linux should I consider dual booting on my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jul 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me resuscitate an ageing G4 Power Macintosh with a linux distribution

Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Block internet on ubuntu

Is there a program like SelfControl for ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Jul 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Sentebuntu?

Is it possible to run Mac software from Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Apr 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Single user, looking for long term relationship with the laptop of my dreams. Love of linux a must

Help me find the most durable laptop that will play well with Ubuntu [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Jan 18, 2010 - 16 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

How do I make a map from GPS data?

How do I turn my GPS track logs into a nice-looking trail map? Do I need a GIS package? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Re-purposing laptops: I want more than a picture frame.

When it comes to re-purposing old laptops, it seems like the only option people really talk about is to turn it into a picture frame. There's got to be more that an old iBook can do... right? [more inside]
posted by alexherder on Apr 2, 2009 - 21 answers

Port logging on a Linux/Mac home network

Looking for a program for Linux (or Mac) that will record what ports I'm using during a given period of time. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Mar 19, 2009 - 15 answers

Printers that will work with Windows, OS X and Linux?

Looking for a printer that will work with Windows (Vista), OS X and Linux. [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on Feb 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How best to export a Journler diary?

How best to export a Journler diary? [more inside]
posted by zenja72 on Dec 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Can my heterogenously equipped family video chat with each other?

Cross-platform video conferencing: Linux/OSX/Windows. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by pharm on Dec 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Catching that Intrepid Ibex

How can I use Ubuntu (running as a virual machine on VirtualBox with OSX 10.5) to improve my computing experience? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Nov 9, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I get Kubuntu running under Parallels on my Mac to see the internet?

How do I get Kubuntu running under Parallels on my Mac to see the internet? [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 27, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I tell my Mac that I'm me?

Question about changing my terminal prompt (and other matters) in an OS X Bash shell. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me understand Boot Camp and its limitations, please!

I'm purchasing an iMac sometime this weekend (yay!) and I'm trying to figure out how I want to partition the drive for Boot Camp... [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 13, 2008 - 18 answers

I can haz printjob? Wirelessly?

We have two Mac laptops, an older Compaq laptop running some flavor of Linux, an HP inkjet printer, and a wireless router. Please help me set up the Linux laptop to play (semi-) wireless printserver for the Macs. [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on May 9, 2008 - 5 answers

How to copy one large file from Linux to Mac OS X

I want to copy a 6.5Gb file from my Linux machine to my Macbook running Tiger as quickly as possible. I have a USB drive. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Apr 4, 2008 - 13 answers

How can I become a really effective web developer using Windows?

What are some tips/resources for someone very familiar with web development on mostly Mac/Linux who now needs to do web development on Windows? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 11, 2008 - 12 answers

WIFI card that has drivers for OS X Leopard and can be sued for Backtrack

Looking for a WIFI card that has drivers for OS X Leopard and can be used for Linux distro Backtrack..PS I have Hackintosh [more inside]
posted by antisocialiting on Mar 7, 2008 - 5 answers

What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet?

What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet? I'm thinking probably bittorrent for transmission, but what format? ISO? A set of VOBs, etc.? [more inside]
posted by amcewen on Feb 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Sharing MAc Screen with Linux

How do I change the resolution of my Macs desktop when sharing the screen and viewing on a linux machine using tightvnc? I am screen sharing my Mac Mini w/ leopard. I can log in and see the screen using TightVnc on a Linux machine. However, I can only get full resolution that is painfully slow over the Internet. The low quality options on the VNC viewer have no effect and I can't find anysettings on the Mac to lower the quality.
posted by nivekraz on Jan 21, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I justify needing a non-XP system?

I work in a digitally backward environment (locked down XP builds), and am constantly frustrated by it. However, if I can make the business case, they will, I believe let me run my Mac on the network (and let my boss run his Linux machine). Can anyone help me make that case? [more inside]
posted by imperium on Jan 14, 2008 - 29 answers

Authentication across Windows, Linux, and Mac

How do you use a single authentication system for different kind of servers, systems, and workstations? [more inside]
posted by remi on Jan 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Pimp my GUI!

Help me find all those small but necessary apps, as well as the fun and ostentatious bells and whistles, for my new desktop (linux)! What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Dec 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Setting up a Linux-Mac OS X Dual Boot?

I would like to make my Intel iMac dual boot a Linux variant. I'd appreciate any help you could provide me. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Cross-Platform KVM

Hardware for a platform agnostic: KVM switching. [more inside]
posted by normy on Apr 6, 2007 - 16 answers

Reinstall Mac OS on G3 iMac after installing Linux?

Reinstall Mac OS on G3 iMac after installing Linux? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Installing Linux on my Mac's external hard drive

Is there anywhere I can find step-by-step instructions for installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu in particular) on my PowerBook G4's external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 22, 2006 - 6 answers

I need to install linux on a PPC G4 Powermac at work.

I need to install linux on a PPC G4 Powermac at work. What distro should I use? [more inside]
posted by govtrust on Nov 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Make my Gnome OSX'y

How do I configure Gnome (on Fedora Core 5, if it matters) and X11 to act like OSX with respect to keyboard input? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Oct 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Partition my Powerbook

How should I partition my Powerbook's 40GB disk now so that can install Linux later? [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Oct 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Installing Xubuntu on an iBook SE with a broken CD drive: possible?

Installing Xubuntu on an iBook SE with a broken CD drive: possible? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Aug 1, 2006 - 9 answers

one-way scp?

Linux to Mac SSH connection: Why is scp so much slower in one direction? [more inside]
posted by ciaron on Jun 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use.

Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Feb 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Painless Version Control?

I'm a graduate student in computer science. It's often that I wish I had some form of painless version control for all the code and papers I produce. What should I use version control? How? Solutions need to be cross-platform and integration with Emacs is a big plus. [more inside]
posted by mge on Dec 21, 2005 - 20 answers

Which linux distro for a mac?

What linux distro is best for Macs? [more inside]
posted by sid on Nov 14, 2005 - 18 answers

How do I setup my new Mac to run Linux and Windows applications too?

I'm about to get a brand new PowerBook and would like to be able to run OSX, Linux, and run Windows applications. VPC is one option, but isn't there a Linux version that will run Windows applications? If so, what is it, how well does it work, and how best should I setup the computer to use it? Dual boot? Boot from within OSX? Multiple partitions, one for each OS? Since this laptop will be brand new, I'd like to take the opportunity to get everything setup right. Oh yeah, I'd also like to give OpenOffice a try (on the OSX install), any words of wisdom for me there?
posted by pwb503 on Nov 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Connecting an iPod to a Linux box

Can a Mac-formatted iPod and a Linux box play nicely together? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Sep 9, 2005 - 10 answers

What filesystem can be easily shared between Linux and Macs?

Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 24, 2005 - 18 answers

linux to mac migration

Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Aug 9, 2005 - 14 answers

How to get XP desktop & OSX laptop to play nice in a LAN?

I'm getting an OSX laptop Monday after the keynote, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to place nice with my XP desktop. [more inside]
posted by keswick on Jun 1, 2005 - 10 answers

I'm thinking of getting a new laptop to replace my Sony Picturebook.

I'm thinking of getting a new laptop to replace my Sony Picturebook (the 800x480 screen is just too cramped). I would very, very much like this to not be a Windows system. And since I'm finding out more by accident than I am by searching, I thought I'd throw out some questions here. Looking for suggestions on the best way to proceed. [mi] [more inside]
posted by lodurr on Nov 19, 2004 - 20 answers

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