Posts Tagged ‘snow leopard’

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

We had tried earlier to mimic the look and feel of Mac OS (Snow Leopard) for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04, but with only limited success. The process was not only cumbersome, the final product wasn’t as perfect as you would like it to be. Things have changed and changed for good, with the advent...

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Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Splashtop Remote is the clearly the best and most affordable Remote Desktop App for your iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad. There are plenty of remote desktop apps based on VNC and other protocols. But what Splashtop Remote has taken remote desktop sharing to the next level and it is only priced $0.99 which...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, or 10.10 see the updated post here for simpler one step installation. You can make your linux (Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 etc.) desktop look like Mac OSX. You can do this in  few simple steps. The steps described below need that you already have Compiz Fusion and...

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Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

This is incredible! XBMC+MythTV rock!! I have been trying all kinds of crazy solutions to be able to stream Live TV over the LAN. MythTV does offer an easy way out, but then you are stuck with Ubuntu at all times. Not that I have any issues with that, but I do indulge myself...

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Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

If you have been intrigued by the hype surrounding Snow Leopard but could afford buying a Mac to check it out. Here is you chance to do it, that too without having to mess with your existing system as we are going to install it using VirtualBox which now with its v 3.2 offers...

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How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Synergy is an open source free software that works like a virtual or software KVM switch allowing one to share  one keyboard and one mouse with multiple computers in the LAN. Only requirement is that all these computers must be connected to network. Since Synergy is available for multiple platforms, you can use it...

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Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Windows 7 has good inbuilt UPnP capabilities as long as you try to stream your music and video to XBOX or another Windows Media Player or Dedicated clients like XBMC or GeeXboX. But if you want to stream your media (musiv, video, pictures) to PSP or iPod touch/iPhone or Blackberry or PSP or Wii...

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Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Update: See the changes to be made to the code for Subsonic 4.1 see this post. All other steps remain the same. Subsonic is a free to use, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. It can be used to share your music with family and friends, or to listen to your own...

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Best Torrent Software (Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10)

Best Torrent Software (Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10)

μTorrent is the best software for downloading stuff via torrent, it is very light and fast software. Currently it is only available for Windows and the Mac version is in beta stage. Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 users have Transmission installed for them by default, if not then install it by: sudo apt-get install...

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Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

I found it the hard way that the windows compatible external drive (NTFS formatted) is read only in Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.4 and higher can only read and not write to NTFS format volume. Among other messy ways to make NTFS volumes writable, easiest is to install MacFuse. As per the description...

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AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

Safari Adblocker is a must-have plugin for anyone using Safari. It is based on the famous Adblock Plus addon for firefox. People using Adblock on earlier version of Safari running on Leopard found that update to Snow Leopard comes with 64-bit version of Safari and the Safari Adblock doesn’t work with it anymore. You...

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Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Update: Simplify Media would no longer be developed or supported by its developers. So instead consider Subsonic, which offers lot more possibilities than Simplify. Consider the situation around me; I have a Windows based PC in the office, a personal Mac running Snow Leopard and a Windows 7 based HTPC at home which primarily houses all...

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Quick Image Labeling using Preview – Snow Leopard

Quick Image Labeling using Preview – Snow Leopard

Often times we have to quickly resize an image, mark and add labels to a picture and then import it in some word processor like MS Word or Latex. Preview, the versatile document viewer for snow leopard has a very neat feature called Annotate to quickly facilitate such an editing. Preview supports all the...

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Maximize your Laptop Battery Performance and Life – Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo

Maximize your Laptop Battery Performance and Life – Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo

It is a very common query as to how the notebook batteries be handled to maximize their performance in terms of backup time as well as battery life. I recently researched for best battery usage habits. A few smart tricks and you can extract maximum out of your battery! hmmm…….Laptop battery? Laptop batteries...

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Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac

Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac

Audacity is the cross platform sound editing tool, which is free. It is a very good replacement of Goldwave which sells for $50. You can use it for editing mp3 or ogg or and sound clip. You can use it to make (crop) small clips from your music (mp3) files to use it...

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Blogging on Snow Leopard – MacJournal

Blogging on Snow Leopard – MacJournal

It is a great feature and now I will share it with you guys. MacJournal offers you rich text editor environment and lets you write and save the draft even when you are offline and upload it later on. Also, this way you have an offline backup of all your posts! I really like...

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(Free and not so Free) Must Have Mac Apps – Snow Leopard

(Free and not so Free) Must Have Mac Apps – Snow Leopard

Incidentally, lifehacker cannot afford mac, but babyhacker can! So, here is the list of useful applications for mac users. These apps work well in snow leopard and work just the same way for leopard or tiger users. 1. Anxiety (freeware) – Its a lightweight to-do manager and allows you to sync your to-do list...

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Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

There are several video transcoding softwares available online and among the ones I have used, I have found Handbrake to be the best. Handbrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multithreaded, multiplatform video transcoder–you can use it on Mac, Windows and Linux. The conversion is quite fast–around 30 minutes for a full-feature film (around 1.5-3...

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Monitor Processor & GPU Temperature for Desktop & Laptop

Monitor Processor & GPU Temperature for Desktop & Laptop

Sometimes it is very important to monitor your computer’s CPU and/or GPU temperature, e.g. if you are overclocking your CPU or if you are worried about your computer’s well being or may be you are just feeling geeky. Whatever be the reason, you can do so by using the following utilities: 1. SpeedFan (Windows:...

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