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Recover a dead hard drive using dd

Post date: October 23, 2006, 03:10 Category: System Views: 15351 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Unix program dd is a disk copying util that you can use at the command line in order to make a disk image. It makes a bit-by-bit copy of the drive it's copying, caring nothing about filesystem type, files, or anything else. It's a great way to workaround the need for Norton Ghost.

Normally, in order to make a disk image, the disk you're copying from has to be able to spin up and talk -- in other words, it's OK to make a copy if the disk is healthy. But what happens when your disk is becoming a doorstop? As long as it continues to spin, even with physical damage on the drive, dd and Mac OS X will get you out of the fire.
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Unix FAQ (OS X)

Post date: October 22, 2006, 02:10 Category: System Views: 6196 Comments
Tutorial quote: Answers to frequently asked questions about using Unix-level commands on OS X. Serves as a relatively gentle introduction to the command-line interface for novices.
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NSA Publically-Released OS X Secuirty Configuration (reload) Guide

Post date: October 21, 2006, 04:10 Category: Security Views: 5514 Comments
Tutorial quote: Apple Mac OS X
NSA has developed and distributed configuration guidance for Apple Operating Systems. This guidance can be used by US government and other entities as a security baseline.

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How To Backup Your Mac Intelligently

Post date: May 26, 2006, 07:05 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 5987 Comments
Tutorial quote: I’m a paranoid person when it comes to backing up my files, but it took a hard drive crash of my own to make me realize how important backing up can be. Since then, I’ve gotten very good at making sure my data is secure. The setup I’m about to describe works for me. It’s based on how I prioritize my data and on the budget I’m willing to spend to keep everything safe. It’s not perfect for everyone, so take what I say with a grain of salt - an example of where to start and what’s possible.
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Optimizing Mac OS X performance

Post date: January 18, 2006, 16:01 Category: Optimizing Views: 7013 Comments
Tutorial quote: This FAQ provides recommendations for optimizing Mac® OS X performance. Additionally, it provides advice and links to advice for troubleshooting certain Mac OS X performance problems.
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The Last iPod Video Guide You’ll Ever Need

Post date: January 10, 2006, 07:01 Category: Multimedia Views: 7542 Comments
Tutorial quote: I was recently inspired to create a guide for Mac users who just got themselves a brand new iPod! We’ll go over all the options you’ve got and how to convert absolutely anything and everything: DVDs, TiVo video, messy AVIs, muxed MPEGs and more to iPod compatible video - all within OS X. Along the way, you’ll learn a couple of iPod tips and tricks, too. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a muxed MPEG is. We’ll get to that later!
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Enhancing Performance Of Mac OS X

Post date: December 29, 2005, 14:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 6222 Comments
Tutorial quote: There are certain things that would help Mac OS X perform well and be more responsive (you could say 'snappy'). Here are some ways to eliminate the typical bottlenecks.
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A Windows Administrator's Guide to Serving Macs

Post date: December 13, 2005, 11:12 Category: Network Views: 5372 Comments
Tutorial quote: Are you Mac-savvy? Many Windows administrators and technicians have never had to support Macs on their networks, so the idea of suddenly having a handful of Mac workstations might seem really challenging. Ryan Faas gives you a simple guide to supporting Mac workstations and Mac users within your Windows network.
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VNC control of a Mac under OS X 10.4

Post date: December 10, 2005, 08:12 Category: Network Views: 5693 Comments
Tutorial quote: VNC support is built right into Tiger. This means you can remote control you mac from an another mac a PC or even you Palm or Blackberry.

However the functionality is a bit hidden. Here are the simple steps to set it up. Remember this is TIGER not Panther.
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Mac OS X Server Administrator's Guide

Post date: June 8, 2005, 05:06 Category: System Views: 6106 Comments
Tutorial quote: Includes information on how Mac OS X Server software works
and strategies for using it with your network
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