Over the last couple of days you may have heard of the looming danger of "Shellshock" to Mac users. This new tech scare centers on Bash, a behind-the-scenes tool that's been used for many years now on Unix- and Linux-powered machines. Essentially, the root of the problem is an exploit that allows outside users to run code on your machine without your consent, and it could thus has devastating consequences if tackled by unscrupulous individuals. But the good news is that even though OS X runs on Unix, Apple itself says the bulk of us don't have to worry about it.
When it comes to streaming movies, Mac users already have plenty of options like Netflix and Hulu — but a new application seems likely to ruffle feathers in Hollywood by turning torrent files into free, desktop-based cinema.
With Parallels, VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox, and other applications that run the Windows platform (and other OSes) in a virtualized environment, all of the files, programs, etc., in that environment are stored in a single hard drive file that resides on your Mac. Here's how to make sure it's backed up properly.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Today, we’re going to show you some great resources for new (or experienced) CLI (command line interface) users. These resources can be used to find new commands, or commands that are useful for your specific situation. Continue reading to learn about all of the great command line references available freely online.
The latest solution from Parallels for virtually running Windows (or other OSes) on a Mac, Desktop 8 boasts speed improvements and other enhancements such as support for 32GB of RAM. But as with its competitor VMWare Fusion 5, there aren’t many headline improvements over the previous versions.
Is there life beyond Apple? For former senior vice-president and the man many consider to be the "father of Mac OS X" Bertrand Serlet, the answer is yes as he becomes a board member for virtualization software company Parallels.
Working remotely is only practical if you can stay in touch with family, friends, and colleagues, sharing files and ideas in real time. That means having some way of efficiently sharing documents--one that’s as simple from an iPad at home as it is from your Mac or PC back at the office. Here, you’re spoiled for choice.
Linux is beloved by many around the world for its simplicity and ultimate customization Because it's open source (and free!) many Mac users choose to run it as a virtual machine on VMWare, Parallels, or even Virtual Box. However, sometimes you might want to run a Linux-based application without having to jump through too many hoops. Using a SSH tool called X over SSH2, you can graphically load remote Linux apps and use them right on your Mac. Like magic!
We know that old Dell is still sitting your basement. You don't have to hide; it's fine, we're here for you. We've got a solution that can turn your old, slightly archaic (or just plain annoying) Windows PC into a Linux box. It'll give the computer a new lease on life with an operating system that can be turned into a Mac compatible server. Whether you're a gamer or a media hoarder, you should definitely repurpose that old PC and turn it into something useful -- something your Mac can utilize. But before we delve into the specifics of making a nifty server machine, let's start with getting Linux onto your old PC.
Just imagine, a little over 20 years ago we were barely able to drag a mouse across the screen, let alone get around a desktop interface without typing in a few command lines. Forunately, things have drastically changed, but the command line still provides a powerful way of interacting with your Mac.
Unfortunately, most Mac users never dive into Unix because of how intimidating it can seem at first. But familiarizing yourself with it -- even a little bit -- is a good idea for your coding arsenal. We rounded up some of the most utilized Unix commands you should know so you can get started tinkering with Terminal.