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== Mac OS user notes ==
 
== Mac OS user notes ==
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=== Open Source Software ===
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[http://www.macports.org MacPorts]: Tool to access and install open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.
  
 
=== Software Install ===
 
=== Software Install ===

Revision as of 09:42, 24 August 2009

Contents

Mac OS user notes

Open Source Software

MacPorts: Tool to access and install open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.

Software Install

  • Microsoft Office 2008: Download ISO from UAB IT software library. The Mac OS X is able to do installation directly from an ISO file.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Download and install Firefox from the Mozilla website

Configurations

  • LDAP for address book: Check UAB IT FAQ page for LDAP configuration settings.

Useful Links

Tips for getting Mac-friendly or otherwise

  • Disable auto unzipping of Safari downloaded zip file: Safari automatically unzips downloaded zip file. You can disable it by Safari-Preferences -> General tab -> Uncheck 'Open safe files after downloading' . Also note that Safari/Mac does not show any window/prompt/status when the download starts.
  • Changing Terminal window title: echo -n -e "\033]0; <your-title> \007"
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