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How to Create a Bootable Install USB Drive of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple’s latest update to Mac OS X, 10.11 El Capitan, is currently available as a Developer or Public preview, so everyone can get their hands on it right now. If you have multiple computers that need the El Capitan upgrade, then a bootable install flash drive will make the process easier and faster, since . . . Read more

Mount a network drive in OS X using the cli

This first command lists the available shares at the destination IP: smbclient -U user -I -L //smbshare/  (Note that some of the newer versions of OS X use “smbutil” instead of smbclient) Now you’ll want to pass set your SMB shares mount point: mount -t smbfs -o username=winusername //smbserver/myshare . . . Read more

How to Map a Network Drive

If you frequently access a file server from a Mac it’s pretty helpful to map the network drive to your desktop. There’s two ways to do this, one method is just mapped for one time use and will reset after a reboot, and another method is a more permanent route . . . Read more

What File System Should I Use for My USB Drive?

It can be tough porting your videos and music to every device you use. How do you know your Mac, Xbox, and Windows Machine can read your files? Read on to find your perfect USB drive solution. File systems are the sort of thing that many computer users take for . . . Read more

How to Access FTP and WebDAV Sites in Any Operating System’s File Manager

You don’t need third-party software to access FTP servers, WebDAV sites, and other remote files shares. Popular desktop operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux can all do this out-of-the-box. You can also access files stored on servers using the NFS, Windows file sharing (SMB), and SSH protocols. Different operating systems support different . . . Read more

How to enable X11 Forwarding with SSH on Mac OS X

Prerequisites: X11 environments on both the local and remote machine (see man X). Ensure network access for X11. In Mac OS X  on X11 Quartz check the authorization and client access options under Preferences in the Security pane. Enable X11 Forwarding with the “X11Forwarding yes” option set in “/private/etc/sshd_config” for your SSH . . . Read more