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Installing Fedora Commons on OS X Mavericks Server

Digital librarians of Metafilter: I am looking for installation and configuration documentation to get Fedora Commons 3.7 up and running on a Mac OS X (Mavericks) server. Surprisingly, my googling has not yet yielded an up-to-date OS X-specific guide. Can anyone point me to such documentation? Or have you installed Fedora Commons on your OS X server, and have any tips? [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Mar 22, 2014 - 1 answer

Compatibility with OS X Mavericks

Tell me from your own experience if any of the following software has compatibility issues with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Oct 22, 2013 - 16 answers

What is the best interactive anatomy atlas for OSX?

I am looking for an anatomy atlas to use on my Mac (running Mountain Lion) that lets me see the body in 3D, rotate it, peel away layers, and shows as much detail as possible. It must use Latin names. [more inside]
posted by blub on Sep 30, 2013 - 7 answers

If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates?

If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates? I'm hosting a website on a Mac mini in a datacenter, and some of my software required a newer version of PHP than what's included out-of-the-box in OS X Mountain Lion. I keep getting the notification saying system updates are ready, and restart to install. But I'm scared it's going to overwrite my PHP upgrades and break everything. And it took me an insanely long time to get the PHP upgrade to work properly and play nicely with OS X Server.
posted by ferdinandcc on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

Can you recommend a media asset management solution for small workgroup?

Looking for software suggestions for a media asset management system for a small workgroup setting, mostly on OS X hardware. [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Jul 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Cool things to do with a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter?

I recently got a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter in order to host my CRM server, and now I'm wondering what other useful things I can do with it. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Jul 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Mac Clipboard Manager with "Paste and Remove from History"

I'm looking for a standalone clipboard manager for OSX that has LaunchBar's "Paste and Remove from History" functionality. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Apr 12, 2013 - 1 answer

Why does OSX Text to Speech occasionally garble/skip words on me?

In order to reduce eyestrain when on the computer, I use the basic OSX (10.6.8) Text to Speech (System Prefs -> Speech -> Text to Speech) software for the computer to read out long-form articles found online. This works great! Except....sometimes when I ask "Alex" to read out to me it will skip or garble words from the highlighted article, usually one word per sentence or after x number of words. Why? [more inside]
posted by carabiner on Mar 11, 2013 - 1 answer

Vectoring from Cairo to Kinshasa.

I'd like to produce an offset-print-quality map, modeled after airline flight path maps, which graphically reproduces hundreds of point-to-point connections: in this specific case, between radio transmitters and reception locations. What software is capable of producing some variation on this, perhaps by putting in GPS coordinates? (OS X please.)
posted by mykescipark on Feb 22, 2013 - 4 answers

OSX calendar software sync to Google Calendar?

Is there any calendar/scheduling software for OS X and Windows that can sync info with Google Calendar? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 6, 2013 - 7 answers

I need to know what I'm doing and when I need to do it.

I am looking for a wonderful timer program for Mac (OS X 10.7.4 +). It needs to have a Cocoa GUI (meaning a GUI that isn't ugly, and isn't unnecessarily complicated), the ability to run multiple timers, and the ability to name timers with a decent amount of detail. Sound is an important feature, too. Command line alternatives are also cool, but not ideal. More information inside: [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

I know how to fix a Mac, now I need to know how to break one.

How can I make a Mac app crash reproducibly with the solution being to trash the app's preferences and have them rebuild automatically? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Aug 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help me find this blog post?

Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
posted by Egg Shen on Jul 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find the big(program) one that got away.

Help me find this obscure software from the dawn of Mac OS X. It was a desktop fishy that let people take screenshots of your desktop remotely. [more inside]
posted by hot_monster on Apr 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Having trouble restoring Mac OS X system software

Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Alternatives to iTunes

What's the best non-intrusive MP3 playing software on OSX? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Can I uninstall iTunes and Safari

How can I uninstall iTunes and Safari, and would doing so break anything else? [more inside]
posted by VoteBrian on Jan 20, 2012 - 12 answers

These German historians would to like follow orders!

I'm writing a paper that involves reading forty articles by about thirty different historians. Their biographical details are relevant. I'd like to be able to enter information about these articles and their authors into a database (or something similar) and then be able to sort by the various categories, link entries together, easily have lists of all of the people or articles who fit a given criterium, et cetera. What should I use? Free or cheap, OSX-compatible, relatively low learning curve.
posted by naturalog on Nov 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Page-flipping eBook software

I'd like some recommendations for a page-flipping eBook creator. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Nov 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Ripping Blu-Ray discs on os x.

A few Blu Ray questions, one external drives for a mac, one on ripping on a Mac, and one of buying discs online/in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Writing and publishing ebook advice needed

I'm writing a technical book - and intending to self publish, mostly electronically. OSX - Best of class software? For writing? For publishing? Other deeper writing and self publishing questions inside! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Aug 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Running KeePass on OS X under Mono

PEBKACFilter: I'm trying to run KeePass under Mono on OS X. I can't, for the life of me, understand the installation instructions. Help! [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Apr 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me help a bunch of kids become nerds like me!

Does anyone have recommendations for great OS X applications for computers that are stationed in a daycare's preschool classrooms? I'm taking on the task of reinstalling four Mac Minis in my daughter's daycare, and am looking for ideas about the best software (freeware or inexpensive shareware/payware) for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old. [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Oct 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Help make my PC to Mac personal finance software quick and painless!

What is the best way to move years of financial data from AceMoney on Windows to anything on OSX and not screw it all up? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Jun 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Fixing dates by sorting photographs

A while back I found a web page for nice OSX tool for fixing the dates of a set of pictures by allowing the user to sort them graphically in a timeline. Sadly I did not download it then, and now I seem to have lost the link. Does anyone know what this tool is?
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Mar 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier?

Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier? I'm using XMarks to sync these bookmarks between my XP and OSX machines. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Feb 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Dijkstra find a path to my baby's heart!

Does anyone know a good mapping software for an ontological map or a cognitive map for Mac OSX? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Writer meets arthritis

Mac voice-recognition software for a writer with arthritis. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 3, 2009 - 9 answers

CD manufacturer identification on the Mac?

Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
posted by ignignokt on Sep 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Wanted: video editing software for OSX?

I'm looking for OSX video editing software to use for preparing live music videos for uploading to YouTube. I want to overlay audio tracks from an audio recorder over video footage from a digital camera, cropping either as needed, and exporting the finished video as MPEG4 or H.264. Final Cut seems like overkill (and costs a fair bit), and iMovie doesn't offer the precision to easily align the separate tracks. Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably inexpensive package that will do the job?
posted by acb on Jul 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Morae for OS X?

Is there an equivalent to Techsmith's Morae for OS X? [more inside]
posted by needled on Jul 24, 2009 - 5 answers

OS X Speech Transcription

OS X dictation/transcription software: is it worthwhile? I've recorded several hours of audio onto an MP3 voice recorder. I'd like to move the files to my mac, and run them through dictation software. Is this feasible? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Disable "Inline Search" in Safari 4 Beta for Mac

Is possible to disable "find in page" on Safari 4 Beta? [more inside]
posted by Leech on Jun 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Can I use a software program for a more up-to-date version of OS X than mine, without upgrading my entire computer?

Can I use a software program for a more up-to-date version of OS X than mine, without upgrading my entire computer? [more inside]
posted by world b free on May 7, 2009 - 9 answers

How secure is Time Machine backups?

How secure is Time Machine backups? I'm worried about security of the data stored by Time Machine. [more inside]
posted by Leech on Mar 30, 2009 - 17 answers

Best Mac DJ software?

Best Mac DJ software? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Mar 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Spend our money by suggesting software!

We're a web dev shop with $700 that needs to be spent on software by the end of fiscal. What should we get? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Feb 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me trick out my kid's Mac

Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler. [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Feb 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Older Photoshop Upgrades

Are there any upgrade paths for Photoshop that don't require a version of CS? [more inside]
posted by alan on Jan 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Software for .gpx files on a Mac

Software to process and display (map, etc.) .gpx files on a Mac [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jan 10, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I tile windows in OS X

How can I easily tile my windows in OS X like I do in MS Windows? [more inside]
posted by creeront on Dec 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Software Update has no permission

G5 PPC Tower never lets me auto update software? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there a good folders comparison tool for Mac?

I need a good and fast tool to compare two folders side by side, with the ability of exclude .SVN and other useless files. I've found some ones like Compare Folders and DeltaWalker but I haven't tried these yet. Do you recommend them?
posted by Leech on Oct 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Free software to write on PDFs with my tablet?

PDF editing software for Mac to use with my Wacom tablet? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Oct 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Picture a Venn diagram with 3 circles: LaTeX, Emacs, Mac. I'd like to live in the intersection.

Mac users who write LaTeX documents in Emacs (with or without AucTeX), please tell me about your workflow. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Mac server backup software

Getting some Mac servers and looking for suggestions on backup software. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Sep 24, 2008 - 10 answers

What Mac software is good for organizing collections of bootleg recordings?

What Mac software is good for organizing large collections of live concert recordings? Something that is cheap or free, and makes it easy to store info.txt files, cover art and additional notes, then search, summarize and export lists. I know there is Windows software that is designed for this kind of thing, but can't find anything for OS X.
posted by nowonmai on Sep 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Exactly what did I do on September 3 between 3 and 3:15 pm?

I'm looking for software for the Mac that logs open documents (and how long they are open). Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by Mcable on Sep 21, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I setup a blog within OS X on an EarthLink-hosted domain?

Resources for setting up a blog under OS X on a domain hosted at EarthLink. [more inside]
posted by Lucy2Times on Aug 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Diavlogs for the masses!

What's the best way to record split-screen video dialogues to post on my blog? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Aug 8, 2008 - 1 answer

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