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 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

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

Enable Hidden ~/Library folder in Lion

Starting with Lion Apple has decided to hide ~/Library file, the reason makes sense as to prevent accidental deletion of configuration files and settings. But for hackers and tweakers this is a nuisance. The Library folder contains many of the resources that installed applications need to use, including application preference files, application support files, plug-in folders, and new with Lion, the plists... read more

Installing Bluefish 2.2.3 on Mac OSX Lion 10.7

Now that I have started using OSX as another OS I started looking for a good free HTML editor. Of course being a Linux user I always look at OpenSource alternatives.Well, Bluefish is one that popped up. Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages... read more

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