50 Things Every Mac Geek Should Know

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baggins

Where can I lean more about this George Foreman girl?

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dbh97

You can also play pong in Terminal by typing pong instead of tetris or snake.

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rica

People in America loved the Budweiser “Bohemian-style” pale lager in 1876 as it was launched by Busch. According to a 2008 report the St. Louis Business Journal, beers through the Busch family corporation Anheuser-Busch held a 50.9 percent market share for all beers sold within the United States. Belgian-Brazilian beer magnate InBev bought off most of the Anheuser-Busch stock later that year. "King of Beers" became "de Koning van Bieren" in The United States losing sales. Anheuser-Busch InBev is going to be handing out free beer on Sept 29, reports St. Louis Today. This is in celebration of National Happy Hour.

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rica

People in America loved the Budweiser “Bohemian-style” pale lager in 1876 as it was introduced by Busch. Based on a 2008 report the St. Louis Business Journal, beers through the Busch family corporation Anheuser-Busch held a 50.9 % market share for all beers sold in the United States. Anheuser-Busch sold most of its stock later that year. It was bought by InBev, the Belgian-Brazilian beer magnate. "King of Beers" became "de Koning van Bieren" in America losing sales. In order to bring drinkers back into the fold, accounts St. Louis Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev could be giving away totally free beer - yes, totally free Budweiser - on September 29 during National Happy Hour.

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mac product are better then microsoft products would ever be

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As to which brand you should get, I would say dell. The reason, is the dell you can customize on checkout. You can add that extra ram, processor power, etc.. and you can select from a larger variety of models.
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SINNER! that poor little boy. im gonna hunt you down, find you and make you pay for what you did, much like the film hannibal rising, although i probably wont make mushroom kebabs from you're cheeks.... sounds tempting though.
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i think that mac products always have difference than intel . HID kit

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aznyron

I have both Imac & windows I find the Imac much more difficult to use. mainly some of the commands
are confusing and downloads are a problem compared to windows but all in all I do like the Imac better
I just wish I could use it as well as I use windows

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Eiffel Tower

This article is just so well written and just looks great. I love the shortcuts as well. They save me so much time. I also loved the Mac vs. PC thing.
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mickhhp

Funny how there are more people who will never use or buy a Mac commenting here than anyone else. If you guys hate Macs so much, just block the category. Other than that, you're just making lots of noise, and not convincing anyone of anythin

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You forgot to mention one major things all geeks should know which is slickdeals.net because of all the tech deals on there! Tell me that that isn't true?!
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lora.a

Great list indeed.. thanks for the classic pictures...

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Thanks for sharing this information. I love the history stuff.
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BabyCots

Nice list, but according to the list im no mac geek :( Baby Cots

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artnok

Open Spotlight is CTRL + Spacebar.
CMD + Spacebar is nuttin'.
And that's one of the things YOU SHOULD KNOW.

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virgilm

Your level of geekitude depends on how deeply you strive to connect with your Mac and OS X

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Nekollx

that's what i'm talking about. It like doing a report on "50 tips aboout your isp you should know" then including "land speed of the north african swollow" Just the (useful) facts man

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mickhhp

Funny how there are more people who will never use or buy a Mac commenting here than anyone else. If you guys hate Macs so much, just block the category. Other than that, you're just making lots of noise, and not convincing anyone of anything. rent a car | bijuterii

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Nekollx

*shakes head*
I love all my PCs, Mac, Linux, Windows, PSP, but if you going to make a "50 tips" can you leave out the fluff.

I mean to optimize my Pro Tower do i REALLY need to know Steve Jobs Birth Day? And then spreading the lie that its more secure just because no one bothers to hack it is disingenuous at best and a outright lie at worse.

the rest of the tips...pretty nice

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roystonlodge

With so many browser choices out there, I did a quick-n-dirty benchmarking exercise using http://www.futuremark.com/peacekeeper.

Firefox didn't come out looking so hot, falling well behind Safari. But the standard version of Safari didn't come out on top either. The browser that performed the best was the development version of Safari, otherwise known as WebKit. Of course, you have to put up with the bugs inherent with using a development version of a piece of software.

iCab, Shiira, and Omniweb all performed moderately better than standard Safari. Opera, Flock and Firefox were virtually identical. Camino and Seamonkey sucked ass.

The results are on my personal blog as a nice, eye-pleasing graph: http://web.ncf.ca/ao668/2009/04/benchmarking-os-x-browsers.html

(My computer's a 1.25mhz Mac Mini with 512MB of RAM running OSX 10.4.11)

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F3R

Read and write to any ntfs drive by installing macFUSE and NTFS-3G. This one is HUGE compared to most of the items that made your list.

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MaxMarco

I type this in the terminal:
$ dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

My terminal sends me the following:
-bash: dscacheutil: command not found

When I send: man dscacheutil
It sez: No manual entry for dscacheutil

What's up with that? What am I doing wrong on my Powerbook G4 w/
OS X Version 10.4.11?

"There are two things, science and opinion. The former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance."Hippocrates 460-377 BCE

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mountaineerman87

i executed this in the terminal and now i want to turn it off because it is really annoying!!!!!!! if anyone knows how to do so please tell me!!!!

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gadgetman007

"defaults delete com.apple.dock single-app" then "killall Dock"

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maclifesubscrib...

In bash, there is no command dscacheutil.
this would have been great (the kids know about private browsing, but never touch the terminal)
but IT DOES NOT WORK!

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ideb61

I bought my lil powerbook from a place called Second Rotation on eBay.
It has their damn name on my home icon for my docs (the one with the house on it) and I can't figure out for the life of me how to get it to mine. I changed me as the only user on the computer.. I don't understand why it didn't revert to my name dchamberlain61 like my user name?
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maclifesubscrib...

short name can't be changed. use the system disks you got with the machine and do a clean re-install of the OS so it's really yours. Also, even if you're the only user, make an admin account used only for admin stuff, and surf/work/live in a standard user acct.

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romain.tweedy@v...

Has anyone actually looked for this tool, Privatunes? The page was last updated in 2007 and the link to the tool takes you to a dead end.

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pegasus5327

Then Apple //e rev (a), Applied Engineerings 1MB Ramworks, Beagle Brothers Super Macro Works, and Appleworks ruled in 1982. Then in 1983 came the ||GS.
Don't feel offended the Wikipedia site is damn spitefully misleading.

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Vstoklosa

Are we supposed to be in Root when we apply those Terminal commands? Just wondered cause I think I saw another one not working for someone. Thanks.

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Vstoklosa

Am I supposed to restart after typing defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG into Terminal? This isn't working after several tries.

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RSVP, thanks.

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david67nyc

YOu'll need to log out and back in to see the cahnges take effect. :) 

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paulori

Always wanted to change Safari so that new 'windows" open in a new tab instead. Unfortunately "defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs –bool TRUE" doesn't work. Returns "Unexpected argument TRUE"

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LeftClicker

I don't think you need to restart, but I'm using Mac OS X 10.5.6.  Remember: QUIT any application before you mess around with its defaults in the Terminal!!!

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edwinblaw

Just select Safari Preferences>tabs>check box, cmd click opens a link in a new tab.  Or did you already know that :-? Ed         The only love you can buy is that of a dog.

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eegoldbar1@mac.com

I would like to know what tip#29 is-I'm just starting. Thanks!

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thefox

...so I could use wifi with my 1st Gen. iPhone at home, but thanks to tip #29 my iMac is now a wifi hub, for FREE!!! WOW!!! I'm a macaddict for life thanks mac life.

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