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  1. Thanks Nick.. However I'm not a developer and so...

    Thanks Nick.. However I'm not a developer and so I don't install as much packages as I ought to in order to test them better.
    What are the list of packages that are essential for developers? If I...
  2. Again updating my experience with the two package...

    Again updating my experience with the two package managers. My experience with pkgsrc was minimal at best. I enjoyed the fact that the very same set of ports and packages were used by NetBSD and BSD...
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    Does anyone here work for Apple? I'd like them...

    Does anyone here work for Apple?
    I'd like them to see this...
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    Apparently I'm not allowed to complain about software issues anymore...

    The issue is plain and simple. All of a sudden I...
  4. In terms of package managers for MacOS, there are...

    In terms of package managers for MacOS, there are about 8, but most users only know about 3 - Fink, Macports & Homebrew.
    According to this link...
  5. I know this is an old thread. Just thought that I...

    I know this is an old thread. Just thought that I would add in the information that I have collected over the past couple of months. Perhaps it could be useful for someone later on.

    Homebrew...
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    I went on to support.apple.com again to try and...

    I went on to support.apple.com again to try and change my password since 13 hours passed and I didn't receive any instructions or feedback. It asked me to wait another 24 hours.
    I went on a twitter...
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    For me, I find that it happens from time to time....

    For me, I find that it happens from time to time. Happened with Sierra and Yosemite too. On Yosemite, I had to because it would not accept my current password, I had to change it so many times, I...
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    Honestly it is this crazy behavior that will be...

    Honestly it is this crazy behavior that will be the downfall of our favorite OS. Sometimes I'm tempted to switch to Linux or BSD because of stuff like this. At least I get more control over my...
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    Managing Passwords

    I don't get what is wrong with Apple and passwords.

    All of a sudden, "system preferences" keeps asking me to put in my password for my facebook account. I put in the correct password and then it...
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    Conky of Mac

    I look at the amazing looking systems screenshots for Linux based systems and wonder seriously would like something like that in MacOS..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QokOwvPxrE
    However I would...
  11. Sticky: Those who like to customize and theme their...

    Those who like to customize and theme their operating systems, always point to Linux, BSDs and even Windows (to a point) as to their ability to be completely customizable. But has anyone noticed that...
  12. My computer is an iMac 27 inch, Late 2012 with a...

    My computer is an iMac 27 inch, Late 2012 with a Core i5 and 16GB memory..

    Thanks for reminding me. I seriously need to change that info. .

    To answer your question, it does have an SSD.
  13. Considering that it would be the first time that...

    Considering that it would be the first time that I am using it, I would definitely keep everything default. Until suggested otherwise.

    Since all my important data is on a backup drive and my file...
  14. Onyx sounds interesting. Will give that a go..

    Onyx sounds interesting. Will give that a go..
  15. I completely agree.. but this does it every...

    I completely agree.. but this does it every single time that I try to open a file. For instance, if it is a video file (.mp4), I have opened many mp4 files using "open with".. So the inventory should...
  16. High Sierra not as fast as Sierra

    Ever since the leap to HS, I have noticed that my system is not as snappy as it was under Sierra. If right click and ask the Finder to "Open With", it takes a while before menu shows the applicable...
  17. I did a fresh reinstall of Sierra on my computer...

    I did a fresh reinstall of Sierra on my computer to see what is the reason. It is the NVIDIA web drivers that is causing it.
  18. I used to be able to access the NFS shares that...

    I used to be able to access the NFS shares that were on my OpenSUSE server from my Mac. But unfortunately when I did the fresh installation of High Sierra, I forgot to save the auto_master and the...
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    So far.. I'm running High Sierra on a Kingston...

    So far.. I'm running High Sierra on a Kingston SSD with a backup Western Digital drive. Both converted to APFS and no issues to speak of yet. I'm not a developer or coder and I'm sure there are...
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    There is definitely a way.. ...

    There is definitely a way..
    https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/using-the-macos-high-sierra-os-installers-startosinstall-tool-to-avoid-apfs-conversion/
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    I can say for certain that it will. Though not...

    I can say for certain that it will. Though not automatically. I am not certain, but from what I've read online, the only drives that will be converted during the installation of HS are the SSDs where...
  22. OK.. I stand corrected. I figured out the...

    OK.. I stand corrected. I figured out the problem. I wanted the Mac to login automatically to my profile since I am the only one using it. As it stands. Whenever you choose this option, it reverts...
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    APFS - Yay or Nay?

    What is the general consensus about Apple's new APFS file system?

    There are reports of it being slower than the previous HFS. Some actually say that it is faster. I'm not a developer so I do not...
  24. The wallpaper is the same one that I was using...

    The wallpaper is the same one that I was using with Sierra. I sort of fixed the problem. I believe something would have happened during the fresh clean install of High Sierra. This was the reason for...
  25. I go to system preferences and to the Desktop and...

    I go to system preferences and to the Desktop and SreenSaver settings. I add a folder that contains all my favorite wallpapers and then select the one that I want to use.

    Never had an issue like...
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