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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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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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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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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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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Mac on Linux, is it legal?

While browsing i found an interesting tool in sourceforge.net it says Mac-on-Linux is a Linux/PPC program that virtualizes MacOS or MacOSX in Linux. Is it legal? If yes how to install it in ...
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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 can I annotate PDFs so notes are compatible with Adobe Reader for Win/OSX?

I am looking for a tool which allows me to annotate PDFs in Ubuntu and share the PDFs with annotations with people who use OSX or Windows. I cannot assume that the others can or will install special ...
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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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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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How do I disable visual effects in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

So I finally managed to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my G5 iMac but I don't want any fancy visual effects. How do I disable those? My user logs in automatically and I can't find anything in System ...
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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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ubuntu å vs osx å?

Not sure if this is a ubuntu or osx question, but I'll start here. I'll leave it to the mods to move the question to AskDifferent if more apropriate. I moved a file from ubuntu to osx using scp on ...
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What's the best filesystem to share between OS X and Ubuntu?

Got a MacBook Air 3,1 11" w/ 128GB SSD. Configuring for dual boot. I intend to have a shared drive where I'll store my media. What filesystem is best? They say FAT32 is best for cross-platform ...
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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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How to mount Mac OS X Lion fileshare?

How can I mount OS X 10.7 Lion shares on my Ubuntu box (10.10, 11.4)? Since OS X 10.7 Lion update, network integration with Ubuntu is a nightmare. Previously we could print on OSX printers and mount ...
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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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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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From Ubuntu, “Back to my Mac”

I have a Mac at home, and run Ubuntu at work. I'd like to be able to connect to my Mac in a similar way to how I had when I worked on a Mac. I have MobileMe so I used Back to My Mac (Apple's version ...
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VirtualBox - How to install OS X guest under Ubuntu host? [on hold]

Has anyone managed to install OS X Guest in VirtualBox under Ubuntu? I've wasted 3 days trying to accomplish this by following various tutorials around the Web, but none seem to work for me. Can ...
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How to access an OS X keychain via Ubuntu

I need to access some of the content of an old OS X keychain. I know the password - this isn't about cracking ;-) What I don't have is a Mac. I do have the keychain files on a backup drive. Is ...
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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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Is there an Ubuntu theme to make it look like OS X?

Is there any theme available for Ubuntu that will make it look similar to Mac OS X ?
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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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Is there an equivalent to the Mac OS X software Hazel?

Is there an equivalent to the Mac OS X software Hazel that runs on Ubuntu? "Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. ...
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Is there an alternative to rEFIt?

Is there an alternative to rEFIt as a bootloader where you can choose between OS X and Ubuntu? I already installed Ubuntu on my Mac with rEFIt, so if there's a better option, I can remove it now. I'm ...
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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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How to make Ubuntu ISO bootable on a USB stick with OSX?

I have a Macbookpro and I'm planning to create a multiple boot. I've already created the necessary partitions and downloaded image file (i386) When I try to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO ...
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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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Keyboard layout identical to “US Extended” on Macbook Pro

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell machine and I want to have the exact same keyboard layout as I have on my other machine, which is a Macbook Pro with an International English keyboard. On the Mac I ...
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How do I get a larger screen resolution in VirtualBox on Mac OS X?

I am running the new Mac Air 13" with OS X 10.8.2. I then downloaded the latest VirtualBox 4.2.6. Then, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 into the VM. First off, after I installed the VirtualBox Guest ...
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“dd: /dev/disk4: Permission denied” error when making LiveUSB on Mac OS X

I'm going through the steps: "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X" to install Ubuntu on a USB stick, and I keep getting the error: dd: /dev/disk4: Permission denied when I try to run step 8. ...
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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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File corruption issues from a Samba server to Windows and Mac clients [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server as a file server. It is on the Windows Active Directory Domain (2008 SBS) and has been working well for several years (migrated to new hardware and upgraded from 8.04 a ...
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Why will Unity have a Global Menu OS X style?

Please explain to me why it was choosen, was it due to ubuntu copying Mac OS X or some other factor(s)?
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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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How do I download Ubuntu One files to my mac?

I have Ubuntu One files on my phone uploaded to the website because I own a mac. I'd like to download them all to said mac, how can I do that? Do I really have to download every single file one by ...
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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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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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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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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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Can I stream Netflix to Ubuntu via a Mac?

Right now I'm dual-booting Ubuntu and OS X. The only thing I use OS X for is watching the DRM-ed Netflix stream. I've looked into ways of watching Netflix on Ubuntu, but it seems the DRM basically ...
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How to get OS X style App Menu?

How do I get the app menu to look like OSX? (Not the Global Menu, the menu items) I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with the Classic Gnome desktop (not Unity).
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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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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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Is there any alternative to the Mac OS X dashboard?

As the title states, does anyone know of a dashboard alternative for Ubuntu? This is useful feature in Mac OS X, middle-clicking on the mouse brings up a customizable page where you can put anything ...
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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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Is the Ubuntu Mobile SDK available for Mac OS X or Windows?

I'm a mobile app developer. I code for Android and iOS on Mac OS. I don't want to buy another computer just to code for Ubuntu Mobile. Will the Ubuntu Mobile SDK be available for Mac OS or Windows?
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installed netatalk but still cant connect by afp

i have a new server install. I just installed netatalk and avahi. I see my server appear on my mac but when i connect it tells me there was a problem connecting to this server. I have ...
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How can I buy from Software Center from my Mac computer?

I want to purchase software for my Ubuntu 12.04 (through Sofware Center) but now I can't use my Ubuntu computer (it's not at home), I'm only with my Mac, and the software I want to buy has a reduced ...