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    agentdunken
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    .dmg files
    Hello all. I don't know if this goes here or not but i'm a linux user and I downloaded some .dmg files I found that had Icons and wall papers in them. Well how do you open .dmg files? Do you have to have a Mac to open them?

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    badmojo
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    dmg file are like zip files to a mac. Yes, they open right up and reveal what looks like a disk drive. "Inside" the disk drive lies the actual app. Once you see the app you just drag it to the applications folder, or wherever you want. That's how you install programs on a mac.

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    agentdunken
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    Ok so how about linux then lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmojo
    dmg file are like zip files to a mac. Yes, they open right up and reveal what looks like a disk drive. "Inside" the disk drive lies the actual app. Once you see the app you just drag it to the applications folder, or wherever you want. That's how you install programs on a mac.
    A DMG file actually is a disk image, which is different than a ZIP file. As you stated, when you open a DMG, it opens something like a virtual drive, and mostly behaves as such.
    A ZIP file is only a compressed file.

    As for Linux, I have no idea if it can open a DMG. If yes, you have to mount it, just like a drive. That's what OS X does with DMGs.

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    agentdunken
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    Ok thanks. I mounted it and it worked! Thank you very much.

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