Happy birthday, Mac

Today marks the 30th anniversary for the Macintosh. Happy Birthday, Mac! I didn’t become a Mac-user until 1990, but I’ve owned and used most of the models. Looking through MacTracker, I think the Macintosh 512K and Macintosh XL (the renamed Lisa) are the only models I’ve never put my hands on. The first Apple my… Continue reading

Create Mavericks USB-drive Installer

OK, so you want to create a USB-drive to install OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. In previous versions of OS X, you could create an USB-installer by restoring the InstallESD.dmg found in the OS-package downloaded from the Mac App Store (MAS). This is no longer an option.

In Developer Preview 4, Apple introduced a createinstallmedia executable. You’l find it inside the downloaded OS X Mavericks in /Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia. We’ll use this to create a USB installer.

Some defaults

Some settings I just like to apply on my Macs. There are lots of resources for finding these “hidden” preferences. A good place to start is Secrets. You can download a Preference Pane for easy access to tweaking your settings. An application like MacPilot can also be used. The Pragmatic Programmers has also published Mac… Continue reading



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