The default operating system installed on Apple Macintosh computers. Use this tag if you have problems about dual-booting ubuntu and Mac OSX. Note that questions using this tag still must be primarily about Ubuntu.

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Is there a Mac OSX version of UbuntuOne planned for the near future?

Since there is no UbuntuOne client for Mac OSX to download, will there be one in the near future?
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Can I run OSX applications?

Just wondering, are there any projects like WINE, but for Mac software? That is, can we use a program that acts like a compatibility layer to run Mac apps?
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Wifi card on an virtualbox's ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a virtualbox to run ubuntu on an osx machine. The problem is that I can't get any wireless extensions when running iwconfig. How can I manage that to connect directly my ubuntu to an wifi ...
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Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Download of a folder as a whole?

I occasionally use Ubuntu One for purchase music; I would like to find a way to import my music from the cloud to my MacBook (which of course is not running Ubuntu). I wonder if, for this purpouse, I ...
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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Can Mac OS applications run natively?

This may be a silly question, but since the newer Mac systems are built on unix, is it possible to run a Mac app natively on Ubuntu? I'm specifically interested in the Coda development environment.
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?

Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion? I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have ...
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How to manage permissions on a shared volume for OSX and ubuntu

On my mac I'm using an unjournaled HFS partition to share files between OSX 10.8 and Ubuntu 12.04. It was a nice thought at first, because Time Machine will automatically backup the volume in OSX, ...
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How do I get this Mac OS X exposé behavior?

In Mac os x, I can move all windows to the nearest corner by hitting F11 key. I'm just wondering if there is a compiz plugin works like that. I know that there is Scale plugin already. But all that ...
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How to share files between Ubuntu and OSX?

Is there any links/tutorials/videos that helps me share files between Ubuntu and Mac OSX?
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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How to connect via aftp?

HI , I want to get files from Apple machine on my ubuntu (installed in virtual box) is there any process to do that? normally, I want to do: afp://myapplecomputer if I try to open with file ...
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Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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Mac Os keyboard layout in Ubuntu

After working for some time in Mac OS I realised that I quite like the position of "Command" key and various system-wide combinations it is used in, such as Command-W for closing document windows or ...
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MacBook Pro Compatibility, Multitouch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get dragging working on a Macbook multi-touch touch pad? How is the hardware compatibility for the 2010 macbook pros? Does the trackpad multitouch ...
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How do you make a bootable usb stick on OSX with a corrupted harddrive`?

I cant access the desktop because my harddrive is corrupted. Therefore I want to make a bootable USB stick so i can transfer all of my important files to my External HD. Problem is that Im stuck on ...
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Ubuntu “USB for OS X” instructions doesn't create bootable USB drive [duplicate]

iMac i3 running 10.6.8 I've downloaded the 12.0.4 32-bit Intel ubuntu.iso and converted it to ubuntu.img and moved to root. The "USB for OS X" instructions say insert USB Flash media. My flash ...
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What are the differences between Mac OS and Linux? [closed]

What are the major technical differences between Apple's OS X and Linux? I understand Mac and Linux both have a similar architecture, so what are the major differences that prevent for example, mac ...
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How to run Mac OS X virtually on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 stable version and oracle virtual box 4.1.2_ubuntu Have a ISO file of snow leopard with me, When I run virtual box I got following error: FATAL! Could not read from the boot ...
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Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu

Mac OS X has had for ages a feature that's been keeping me from trying or moving to other platforms: its built in Dictionary.app with American & British dictionaries as well as thesauri, plus ...
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Installing Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview using a Mac

I would love to try Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on my Galaxy Nexus GSM, but the walkthrough on the website isn't for OS X. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Changing ownership of read-only file system

I did read the several posts available here on "changing ownership of read-only file systems" but they don't seem to help me. My external hard drive (which I had previously formatted in OS X and used ...
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Ubuntu One startup on Mac

Ubuntu One is installed on my MacBook, OS X Lion, and appears to be working fine, other than it does not appear to load automatically at startup. Please note that Connect automatically when computer ...
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How do I turn on/off HFS+ journaling?

How can I turn on/off HFS+ journaling from Ubuntu?
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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Quick look for KDE?

As per title, I'm searching if there is something similar to OSX's Quick Look or Gnome's Gloobus Preview for KDE: searching Google brought me to some KDE's brainstorms, but nothing more. Also to ...
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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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trash media to eject it, like in OS X [closed]

Is there some simple way to make Trash treat removable media as OS X's Trash does? (It treats drag and drop of the media to the Trash as eject, actually changing the icon from a trash basket to an ...
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Unable to boot OS X after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MB (aluminium late 2008). After installing Ubuntu I am unable to boot into OS X. Sequence of events: Install reFit on OS X Install Ubuntu on a partitioned drive. I ...
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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO on Mac OS X Lion?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop iso and I'm trying to burn it to a disc to install onto a Windows Vista Laptop but it keeps giving me an error saying that It couldn't be burned properly because ...
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How to read/write files to hfs+ (journaling) partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well is the HFS+ filesystem supported? How to read/write files to hfs+ (journaling) partition?
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MacBook install: no mountable file systems

I own a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I would like to dual-boot my Mac OS with Ubuntu. When I download the file and try to open it, it reads "No mountable file systems". I have downloaded both ...
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Sharing desktop with OSX in LAN [closed]

I'd like to share Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop to my OSX computer in the LAN. What options there are? I have been using VNC in the past, but I was wondering could I open X server connection directly from OSX? ...
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Ubuntu installed GRUB over rEFIt

I had my Mac set up with rEFIt and installed Ubuntu 13.04, unfortunately GRUB was installed over rEFIt. I was not expecting this and have since found out that I have no idea where my installation disk ...
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Remove osx partition

I triple boot OSx, Windows 8, and Ubuntu on an Imac. I rarely use the OSx and only boot into Windows to play some video games on occasion. my question is what is the process for removing OSx and ...
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OS X keyboard mapping and shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10

I know there are similar questions: OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu Mac Os keyboard layout in Ubuntu But they have no solution for that question. How to setup OS X keyboard mapping and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest [closed]

Im running virtual box 4.3 on ubuntu 13.10, everything goes fine with windows guests but for Mac osx (Mountain Lyon) I just cant find how to install Guest additions. Seems like there's no osx ...
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2008 MacBook WiFi doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04

I had Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installed on my MacBook. It was getting slow, so I backed it up and installed Ubuntu 13.04. But now my WiFi doesn't work.
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How do I get sound to work on my iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04.1?

When I click the sound icon I only have a dummy output device there. I have a G5 iMac I think model 8,7. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 for powerpc64 Thanks