Archive for the 'Mac OSX' Category

29
Apr
10

Multi-display never works on Linux

I am surprised that multi-display is still such a big issue on Linux (Xubuntu). My problem is that my two monitors are running at different resolution. It can work well if I set both monitor to 1280×1024. OSX never had a problem with it. Now I have to give up Xubuntu as my main development environment. (Windows 7?)

(edit: while Xubuntu doesn’t work well, Ubuntu has no problem. on OSX, you have to remember to disconnect your external monitor before you shutdown, otherwise, OSX will not detect it next time.)

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09
Jan
10

replacing OSX default terminal with iTerm

The default terminal shipped with OS X is far from perfect. iTerm is a very good option to make your terminal experience happier. Unlike gnome-terminal, which will need you to have MacPorts or Fink, it is standalone, you can have it installed in a minute. It is easy to use as well. The only thing I need to mention is that the profile is managed in bookmarks. You can have a few bookmarks, and each bookmark can have different Keyboard, Graphics and Terminal profiles assigned to it.

14
Dec
09

modify partitions in Mac OSX

Recently I removed Ubuntu dual-boot from my MacBook Pro. The reason is that Snow Leopard doesn’t upgrade with Ubuntu partition. The only time consuming procedure is actually remove Ubuntu partition! If you ever want to modify partitions in OS X, open Disk Utility, right click on the harddisk and select “partition” from context menu.

12
Dec
09

surfing speed up by chrome

I am not a huge fan of Chrome. It is an excellent browser, especially when it is very fast. However, I do love Opera more. The only reason is that it is the only browser supports single-key short-cut. If you prefer vim to emacs, you know what I mean. The  love comes with a cost: since Opera 9.7, it has been very resource consuming. When I switched to OS X, I started to use Safari. Until I did Snow Leopard upgrade, after which, I found the speed of Safari is unbearable. So I download Chrome for Mac. It turns out to be great. Until now, I haven’t experienced any incompatibility issue with any sites, also it is bleeding fast.