Wireshark with XQuartz on Mac OS X Moutain Lion

Posted on Di 18 September 2012 in Mac • Tagged with wireshark, x11, xquartz

Since Apple removed the X11 support you may faced some problems with X11 based applications. Wireshark is one of those applications which made trouble on my mac. To fix the problem you need to install XQuartz.

Download the lates Wireshark version and run it. It should come up with and …

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Install Eclipse C/C++ Juno on Mac OS X

Posted on Sa 07 Juli 2012 in Mac • Tagged with C++, Eclipse, Mac, mac os x, programming


This tutorial will explain how to install and use Eclipse C/C++ with Mac OS X. I wrote a tutorial for Windows 7 some time ago because you need to install some additional software to be able to compile your programs. With Mac OS X this should be more …

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Boxer a dos emulator for Mac OS X

Posted on Sa 07 Juli 2012 in Mac • Tagged with boxer, emulator, games

These days I stumbled over a nice DOS emulator for Mac OS X to play some retro games called boxer.

It's free and most of the games you know from the 90's are free downloadable from the internet now.

For example I found the shareware battleship I knew from my …

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Gimp 2.8 for Mac

Posted on Mo 28 Mai 2012 in Mac • Tagged with foss, free software, gimp, graffic, Mac, photo

Gimp 2.8.0 is available for Mac OS X now.

You need to have XQuartz installed on your Mac for the new Gimp version.

Why should you upgrade to Gimp 2.8 ? For me there is one major change I am waiting for years now. The one window mode …

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Installing VMware ovftool on Mac OS X

Posted on So 08 Januar 2012 in Mac • Tagged with converting, fusion, mac os x, ova, ovf, Virtualization, vmx

VMware offers a free tool to convert virtual machine files in different formats for example from .vmx to .ovf.

This tool can be used to convert:

VMX -> vSphere

Or you can deploy a OVF directly to a ESX host. It's  more powerful than it …

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CoRD a nice RDP client for Mac OS X

Posted on Sa 07 Januar 2012 in Mac • Tagged with Mac, rdp, tools

Searched for an alternative for Microsoft RDP client for Mac and found CoRD. It's a nice free and open source tool for Mac and works fine unitl now.

Nice features are:

  • Bookmarks
  • All sessions in one window
  • Quick connection
  • Share folders

CoRD Application Screenshot Mac OS X

I will include a more detailed review of this …

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Slow iTerm or Terminal start

Posted on Fr 16 Dezember 2011 in Mac • Tagged with iTerm, Terminal

If your iTerm or Terminal needs some time to start and the bash needs some time to appear if you create a new window.

Short solution is to delete the logs if they are to big:

sudo rm -rf /private/var/log/asl/*.asl

Here the source from os x …

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Easy way to use Tor on Mac OS X and Linux

Posted on Di 02 August 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Fedora, Linux, Mac, mac os x, privacy, Tor

If you want to use Tor on your Mac OS X or Linux there is a new bundle you can easy use. The bundle includes all necessary tools and a preconfigured Firefox with the necessary plugin.

Up to now the Tor Browser Bundleis still beta but for me it …

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Secure erase USB - Stick or Hard Disk on Mac OS X

Posted on Mo 01 August 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Mac, security

Mac OS X brings a build in solution for secure erasing hard disks or usb devices. The option you should choose depends on what data where stored on the device you want to delete.

For example if you want to sell your old private hard disc with all your private …

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Personal project: "Get rid of Adobe Flash"

Posted on Fr 22 Juli 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Flash

Flash is a nice fancy web technology developed and used over years now. Never the less I try to get rid of it.

A lot of security problems are connected with the use of flash in web browsers. The performance is not the best and it looks like that the …

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