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How to Install GIMP 2.9.x on OSX and Windows

Introduction If you are a Linux user you know of GIMP or for that matter a user of OpenSource applications. To me the GIMP is the answer for image editing and creation as apposed to Photoshop or other pay for editing programs. The GIMP is part of a sweet of OpenSource tools available for image manipulation. In  this post we will cover how to install the un-stable version of GIMP (2.9.x) on Mac OS X and... read more

Microsoft Releases PowerShell for Linux and OSX

Alright, I hear the comments now from the Linux guys, me included. PowerShell on Linux? Well yes, Microsoft has released PowerShell for Linux and OS X. It is available here https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell. Feeling a bit adventurous? Go ahead and download the Alpha and start playing. Here are the Installation instructions as per Microsoft. Currently supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, CentOS 7,... read more

How To Secure OS X 10.11 Part 1

Introdution This i the first of several posts on securing your OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” system. We will cover many different areas of which you can make your system more secure from spying eyes. It is your choice to use some of the techniques on your system. Some are for the mor hardcore or advanced users nd others are good for the normal at home users. Full Disk Encryption One of the easiest... read more

Reading HFS+ formatted disks on Windows 7

Introduction Ran into a challenge the other day in retrieving data off a crashed Macbook Pro system which is formatted in HFS+. Currently I have a very old iBook that I have used in the past, but it has lived it’s very useful life. So I had to find another way to access the data off the drive. I knew there was a way to accomplish this in Windows so I started searching around for a Windows solution,... read more

How To Create a Bootable OS X Yosemite USB Installation Disk

Ever wondered how to create a bootable USB for installing OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite)? Well I did and here is how it is done and it is not all that hard. First part is to go to the App STore and download OS X Yosemite. This will take awhile to complete as it is a 5.27 GB download. While that is downloading you can get your 8 GB or higher USB key inserted and ready. Once the download has completed the... read more

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