Learn two ways to prevent 10.5’s (large) translucent shadow from being captured when you take screen shots of windows.
For years, the way to schedule tasks in Unix was through a scheduler known as cron. While cron is still supported in OS X, the approved method of scheduling tasks is a program known as launchd. Unfortunately, writing a launchd task is much more complex than writing a cron task. Enter Lingon. Using a simple GUI, Lingon lets you easily create launchd tasks.
Learn how to create another version of cal, one that will let you see week numbers and display the date for Easter in both Orthodox and western churches.
If you use X11 in OS X 10.5, you’re probably annoyed by its new ‘are you sure?’ warning whenever you try to quit the program. Learn how to disable it.
Mac OS X 10.5 includes a number of changes to its Unix core, perhaps more than in any prior OS X release. Here are my picks for the five most interesting and useful ones.
Likewise Open Spring '08, released Tuesday, is the latest version of a product that allows Linux, Mac OS X, and other Unix systems to authenticate against Microsoft Active Directory servers.
FileWave, the software distribution tool for network administrators, now works on Linux.
Microsoft's pledge to improve interoperability between its products and open-source applications drew mixed reaction from the open-source community.
Use a built-in Unix program to quickly compare two folders' contents.
In a major turnaround for Microsoft, the company Thursday promised "greater transparency" in its development and business practices.