Setting Up (and Quickly Reverting) a Hackintosh

The screenshot at the top of this post doesn’t make a lot of sense. Look as hard as you like, but you will not find an iMac with those specs. The reason for this is that I tried to “Hackintosh” a PC yesterday to see how that whole process

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Life with Linux: No Easy Path (Day 5)

I voiced my issues with a lot of the software on Linux a few pieces ago. I wasn’t too charitable to many apps, including the image editor, Gimp. I struggled with the interface and was generally unimpressed with the features compared to Mac apps like Photoshop and Pixelmator. Since

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Life with Linux: Getting a Fresh Perspective (Day 4)

So I've been away for a few days, but I have still been using Linux from time to time and am getting a little better hand on doing things in the system. I'm still not happy with Linux (Ubuntu) overall, but I am getting a little more perspective on what

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Life with Linux: Let's Talk About Speed (Day 3)

One of the things you always hear about Linux distributions is that they are super fast and can breath new life into older computers. This isn't something I've been able to test as my late-2012 Mac Mini is holing up just fine for most everything. Still, I wanted to see

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Life with Linux: Getting Help and Settling for Less (Day 2)

This is part 3 in an ongoing series called Life with Linux. A little help from your friends Well, yesterday's pieces got quite the reaction! It turns out the Linux community is quite passionate about their platform! Thankfully, they're also generally quite helpful when you come in with an open

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Life with Linux: Installation and Setup (Day 1)

Well today has been a ride. Installation The installation process of getting Ubuntu on my Mac mini was a breeze. Download the installer, create a bootable USB flash drive, boot into the installer and let it run. About 30 minutes later I was in a fresh install of Ubuntu Wily

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