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Installing OSX Developer Preview3. 

The first mac release to use the Aqua Interface.  

Aqua is the GUI and primary visual theme of Apple's OS X operating system. It is based around the theme of water, as its name suggests,[1] with droplet-like elements and liberal use of translucency and reflection effects. Steve Jobs noted Aqua’s glossy aesthetic: “One of the design goals was when you saw it you wanted to lick it.”

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Hooray! Mailbox for Mac now in public beta, complete with draft support and snooze to desktop

Today is a big day for Mailbox: we’re pleased to announce the public beta of our Mac app and the launch of several new features including draft support and the ability to snooze messages until you get back to your desk. 

Mailbox for Mac

Back in April we demoed an early version of Mailbox for Mac, the desktop companion to our mobile inbox. Since then we’ve been inundated with requests for access, and today we’re excited to begin rolling our public beta.

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Here’s how the beta rollout works: if you signed up for the wait list, keep an eye on your email over the coming weeks — we’ll be sending you a small attachment that we call a betacoin. This coin will unlock your copy of Mailbox for Mac and turn on the mobile “snooze to desktop” feature.   

If you haven’t yet signed up for the beta, you can do so here. We’ll continue to improve the product and grow the number of testers over the coming weeks.

 

Draft Support

Support for drafts is one of the most common feature requests for Mailbox and becomes even more important when managing an inbox across multiple devices. Along with the rollout of Mailbox for Mac beta, we’re also launching draft support for Mailbox on desktop and iOS (coming soon on Android). Drafts are saved locally to the device you’re on and automatically synced across devices when you’re signed in with your Dropbox.

We hope you enjoy our updates! Please give the new features a test drive and send along feedback to mailbox-feedback@dropbox.com. As always, we need your help to get this right, and we are so appreciative when you take the time to share your thoughts.

 

- The Mailbox team

OS X major security flaw.

Jebus… this is so easy, I just never looked.

I’ve been wanting to get admin privileges on my work computer, not to do anything devious but just, come on power user. Let me pop the damn hood. This is so damn simple.

On boot, command + S to boot into single user mode, root access.

Mount the drive for r/w using: % -uw /

Remove the hidden “Apple set-up done” file, basically this will let you re-run the initial setup and create an admin user% rm /var/db/.applesetupdone

reboot% reboot

Set up your new admin user. I can run my usual account and just put in my admin info to approve fucking updates out IT is too lazy to install. FINALY.

I know this is baby stuff but, man this is useful. I’m a newb.

GO OPEN SOURCE!

OPEN SOURCE OPERATING SYSTEMS I RECOMMEND:

  • Ubuntu LTS
  • Linux Mint - (Best jump for Windows users)
  • ArchLinux
  • PuppyLinux
  • Elementary OS **my distro of choice** - (Best jump for OSX users)

OPEN SOURCE:

  • LibreOffice (Win/OSX/Linux) - Alternative to Microsoft Office
  • VLC Media Player (Win/OSX/Linux) - All-codec player.
  • Transmission (Win/OSX/Linux) - Torrenting.
  • Thunderbird (Win/OSX/Linux) - E-mail client.
  • Mozilla Firefox (Win/OSX/Linux) - Web browser.
  • Audacity (Win/OSX/Linux) - Audio editing.
  • Clementine (Win/OSX/Linux) - Alternative to iTunes/Windows Media Player.
  • EasyTag (Win/OSX/Linux) - MP3 tag editing.
  • InfraRecorder (Win) - CD/DVD and ISO burning.
  • OpenEmu (OSX) - Compilation of various emulators.
  • XLD (OSX) - CD ripping.
  • Thoggen (Linux) - DVD ripping and converting.

GOING GOOGLELESS (Not open source, but great for privacy!):

  • Maxthon Web Browser (Win/OSX/Linux/Windows Phone/Android/iOS) (based on Chrome without Google flavor)
  • DuckDuckGo search engine
  • Copy (Win/OSX/Linux) - Fantastic alternative to DropBox, iCloud, and Google Drive (15GB Free to start).
  • Spotify (Win/OSX/Linux) - alternative to Google Music.

SUPPORT OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE!!

Spillo is a Pinboard client for OS X. It offers some useful organisational tools—‘collections’ let you gather bookmarks together according to various rules, you can create saved searches filtered by tag or username—and lets you save bookmarks quickly via the application’s ‘bookmark creation window’ or browser extensions.

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Via Brett Terpstra, who has rustled up a handy Spillo bookmarklet.

My thoughts on the WWDC announcement.

Back in my formative years, I read the word “Yosemite” and didn’t put it together that it was the pronounced “Yo SIM uh tee” (in spite of my love of Warner Bros cartoons) and so there was a period where, in my head, it came out so that it rhymed with Dolomite, Hematite, or Graphite.

Because this is the internet, I’m hereby suggesting that we return to the brain pronunciation of my youth and call newest version of OSX “YO-Semite.” If a certain contingent of people can get away with calling animated pictures “Jifs,” there’s no reason we can’t all agree to do this.

Alternatively, it will be acceptable if we change all the other words ending in this fashion to have an extra syllable, if only to have people going online to see if someone has some Hematitty earrings for sale on Etsy.

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