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iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

my mac os x ;)

gx_saurav said:
I just checked, there is no way to play WMA in MacOS.
will this help
 
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Satissh S

Youngling
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

Sorry if i over read something as i just skimmed through the entire thread but actually applications are folders. UNIX files don't have an extension, these are merely sort of conventions. Most GUI Applications are present in the
"/Applications" directory
For Example,
Code:
ls /Applications | more
gives this,
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 17 07:21 Address Book.app
drwxrwxr-x 6 root admin 204 Mar 16 21:23 AppleScript
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 17 07:21 Automator.app
drwxr-xr-x 3 sathya admin 102 Apr 17 13:50 Azureus.app
drwxrwxr-x 17 root admin 578 May 13 14:17 Big Bang Board Games
drwxr-xr-x 5 sathya admin 170 Nov 12 2003 Burning Monkey Casino.app
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 17 07:21 Calculator.app
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 14 2006 Chess.app
As you can see, the `d` switch in the ls -l output indicating a directory.
Lets have a look within some application. Let me open Colloquy.app, "cd Colloquy.app"
you have
Code:
mac:/Applications/Colloquy.app sathya$ cd Contents/
mac:/Applications/Colloquy.app/Contents sathya$ ls
Frameworks      Library         PkgInfo         Resources
Info.plist      MacOS           PlugIns
mac:/Applications/Colloquy.app/Contents sathya$ cd MacOS/
mac:/Applications/Colloquy.app/Contents/MacOS sathya$ ls
Colloquy
mac:/Applications/Colloquy.app/Contents/MacOS sathya$ ls -l
total 6472
-rwxr-xr-x   1 sathya  admin  3310980 Feb 27 08:17 Colloquy
As you can see the application is present in the MacOs folder. The Colloquy file has a executable flag set 'x' which denotes it is a executable. (ugh.. ;-)) Finder is programmed to read the application present in that MacOs folder and launches it when you double click on the icon. Hope this makes it clear.
 

kalpik

In Pursuit of "Happyness"
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

Welcome back Sathya! Good to see you here :)
 

gxsaurav

You gave been GXified
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

Satish is right, something even I tried to say before which arya didn't believe.

Linux, MacOS X & All Unix do not require any file extension to open a file. You can even make a txt file an executable. It's the flag & file info in the first few bytes of a file which tells the OS or say Image editor which file format it is.
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

aryayush said:
@ goobimama, mail2and, nepcker... if you guys are alive...

Have any of you used Final Cut Studio?
Please don't bury this again! :p
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

hey good news .. i just found a post on a forum whcih confirms that NFS Carbon can be played on a hackintosh ... use cedega for it :)
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

It can be played on a real Mac too, not just a "hackintosh".
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

well wasnt sure about a real mac ;)
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

The Mac version is called Cider. Cedega is for Linux.
 

nepcker

Proud Mac Pro Owner
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

gx_saurav said:
Mac are easy, just that they are good only until u use them at default settings. Once to start disecting it or mod it seriously, things break & require a complete reinstall. "Repair the OS" will not work cos that only replaces the moded or deleted system files.
Well, before you get down on modifying Mac OS X, get the basics right first. Get hang of the interface, learn a little more about OS X, if you experience any problems post those here, and then get into modifying. If you don't have the knowledge about changing OS X's settings safely, you have no one but yourself to blame. Just don't throw blame at things unless you're a little more familiar with what you're working with.

It's been about five months since I bought my Mac Pro, and I'm yet to experience an OS reinstall. (Okay, I have reinstalled OS X once, on my first mac, the iBook, but that was because of my own mistake.)

aryayush said:
@ goobimama, mail2and, nepcker... if you guys are alive...

Have any of you used Final Cut Studio?
I use Final Cut Pro almost as frequently as I use Photoshop (In fact, Final Cut's one of my most-often-used apps). Though I haven't used other Final Cut Studio apps.

aryayush said:
think this particular tip must be a new one even to the regulars like goobimama and nepcker.
It indeed is.
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

Glad I could help. :)

Do share some tips and applications, etc. that you know of. (Though I am so much into experimenting with the operating system, trying out tips and hacks, new applications, I guess there won't be much new to me.)


And what is Final Cut Pro like? I mean, of course it is a mind blowing application because almost the whole of Hollywood uses it and it is made by Apple. But the interface looks a bit daunting to me. What do you do for a living? Is FCP involved?
 

Zeeshan Quireshi

C# Be Sharp !
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

Saurabh , don't know if i'm poking my nose but here's an earlier post of mine

gx_saurav said:
Zeeshan, should we start a new thread regarding the usability of MacOS X? without any "How to install" part.
Maybe we can , also our earlier thread IS Not Illegal under the DMCA.

According to the wikipedia
Wikipedia said:
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a controversial United States copyright law. The act criminalizes production and dissemination of technology that can circumvent measures taken to protect copyright, not merely infringement of copyright itself, and heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.
And in the words of OSX86 Project Site
OSX86 Site said:
Our site is fully compliant with the DMCA. This site intends only to provide a forum for those interested in running OS X on Intel hardware. Anyone engaged in an active DMCA violation will be banned. For more information, review our Disclaimer here.
If you are either a lawyer or an Apple representative and have any concerns, feel free to contact us regarding any changes you feel necessary.
so if the OSX86 site is Perfectly legal then so is our thread .
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

hey i think some mac users will like this safari addon ... Safari Block .... adblock for safari ;) based on ff adblock plus
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

Yeah, I used PithHelmet when I used Safari, switched to OmniWeb now. :)
 

mayneu

Journeyman
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

hey guys, whats mean by hfs+ partition error???
i got this message once the installation finished and rebooted.....
it refused to go to the desktop..... kept showing the above message and asked me to press alt+ctrl+ del to reboot..... that was the only option for me....
how do i rectify this????
i wanna install vista as well as mac os 10.4.6...... kindly anyone suggest me a detailed tutorial on this with caps.....
i heard that i have to install grub..... i dont know how to do it..... pls help me....... this is a kind request for aryayush, imav, gx saurav and all those genius persons who know about mac os well...... pls help me install it on my dell laptop...
here is the config,
1.8 Ghz core duo intel processor
2 gb ddr2 ram
256 mb ATI x1400 graphics card
80 gb SATA HDD @7.2k rpm
intel pro/wireless
bluetooth...etc.... sse3 compatible HDD...
i didnt find a neat tutorial with caps on the net.....kindly provide me the same from the beginning to end.....
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

mayneu said:
imav, gx saurav and all those genius persons who know about mac os well
We don't even need joke threads with such hilarious posts cropping up all over the place! :lol:

As for your question, I neither encourage nor advise you to participate in the illegal installation of Mac OS X on a computer not manufactured by Apple. Furthermore, it is against the rules of this forum. I'm sorry! :)

This is a quote from a moderator earlier in this thread:
Sourabh said:
Digit forums are not the place to seek or provide help with PCs running Mac OS X. fatbeing has already said this in the other thread. So, would everyone just follow that? Consider this a final reminder, anyone who asks or provides help related to Mac OS running on PC will be banned after confirmation from the admin/s. We have already seen a lot of closed threads, miserabling and banning on the forums in this regard.
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

arya what do u know about installing mac on a pc (it is illgela) but what knowledge or experience u have :? in this case we know more than u about installing mac ... u got ur mac pre-installed :D

@mayneu sorry cant assist u here coz by law its illegal to install mac on a pc and thinkdigit is firm on 2 things:

their mods are anti-ms (will lock any thread which shows shortcomings of other OSs)
their admins will not let any illegal info spread thru the forum ;)
 
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aryayush

aryayush

Aspiring Novelist
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

iMav said:
arya what do u know about installing mac on a pc (it is illgela) but what knowledge or experience u have :? in this case we know more than u about installing mac ... u got ur mac pre-installed :D
I admit I've never installed Mac OS X - not on a PC, not on my Mac either. So, you guys must certainly know more than me about it.

What I found incredibly funny was that he referred to both of you as "genius persons who know about mac os well". LOL! Look at it from a distance, even you might find it funny. :lol:

@nepcker, do you use your Phone with your Mac?
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
Re: The official thread for any and all discussion related to Apple Macs.

1 problem ... i arrange my icons on the desktop manually and then when i reboot they are alinged vertical again :? ... any ideas ?
 
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