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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

There are multiple companies that rent out access to a Mac in the cloud. I used one of them for a few months when I had to port an Android app to iOS, which needs a Mac to compile. If you only need ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

Is it possible (and legal) to buy a macOS license to have it as a VM on my Linux machine? No - at least not according to Apple's software license agreement for MacOS. The license agreement for MacOS ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

As others have said, the only way to legally virtualize Mac OS X (according toApple's EULA) is on Apple hardware. So the purchase you need to make isn't a software purchase, it's a hardware purchase: ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

I'm currently using Ubuntu, but there are still some apps I wanted to use on macOS. I found macOS-Simple-KVM. However, there will be a bit of tweaking you'll need to do before being able to use the ...
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PDF organizer with virtual hierarchy, fast viewer, highlighting, search

One tool that seems to meet your requirements is Zotero. I recommend it highly. In particular, I've had good experience with it across multiple platforms and web browsers, including Ubuntu with ...
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Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

Besides GIMP, which you already mentioned that is generally the go-to alternative for Photoshop, there is also Krita. While it is a fully capable general purpose image editing application it's main ...
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A mac app for screen annotation?

You can use Presentify. It lets you annotate your screen and also highlight your cursor/mouse. You can draw over anything, be it images, pdf, browser, videos, and the list goes on. The app is ...
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How to determine what exact color an app is using?

macOS has a built-in application called Digital Colour Meter. It's installed by default, in the /Applications/Utilties folder: Here is me using it to find out the background color for Software ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

You can legitimately download and run VM specifically for testing purposes (which is exactly what you are doing) directly from Microsoft at a price of $0.00. You just need to know where to go. It's ...
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Free software for focus stacking on MacOS

Enfuse is an open-source command line utility that can accomplish focus stacking, although it more typically is used for exposure fusing. The underlying algorithm selects pixels out of a stack of ...
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Glider (sailplane) simulator app for macOS

You could give FlightGear a go. Free, Gratis & Open Source - no purchase needed. Also available as a DVD Purchase currently under $70 Avoids a large download and includes world scenery. Window, ...
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Fitness tracking software that doesn't store data online

I have found a Striiv smart pedometer that can sync up with a computer instead of smartphone, so it doesn't have access to more sensitive information like GPS location, my contacts, etc. If it had a ...
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Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

In the past, as substitutes for Photoshop & Lightroom, I've used: GIMP ImageMagick And as an Illustrator substitute: Inkscape The reality is, they all pale in comparison to their commerical ...
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Is there free book-writing software without the page break?

You can use a Markdown editor such as Typora. Typora supports exporting to PDF, and for other formats such as docx or EPUB, you can use Pandoc. See https://www.markdownguide.org/cheat-sheet/ if you ...
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Antivirus app for MacOS that I can quit

There is an app called Malwarebytes that will scan your system for malware and viruses. It is currently very popular with Mac users. The personal copy is not free. It sales for one device for $3.33 ...
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IRC client that would preserve the history?

Haven't tried just yet but seems plausible: https://www.irccloud.com/ Stay connected permanently while inactive as of 7 Dec 2015, staying permanently connected while inactive cost $5/mo. the free ...
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Transparent file compression apps for macOS

afsctool There is a afsctool tool which allow to compress the folders in HFS+ file system. AFSC (Apple File System Compression) tool is an utility that can be used to apply HFS+ compression to ...
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VPN server on macOS High Sierra & macOS Mojave

At my company we had VPN access through macOS Server, and we could follow the steps below to get it operational on Mojave. (NOTE: This response is copy-pasted from another thread I created). These ...
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Displaying IP address path geographically

The magic word is traceroute, so you are looking for a visual traceroute. Since you don’t tell us which operating system you use, or whether you want to pay for it or not (please read [ask] and tell ...
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Is their an official macOS download for virtual machines?

As far as I know, there isn't any special download for virtual machines. However, this doesn't really matter if you specifically want a legal option, because you couldn't legally run it on your ...
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Software to get the selected rectangle as margins in inches in a PDF file

The tool pdfCropMargins will (partial list): Automatically detects the margins and can crop a given percentage of them. Can crop all the pages to the same size to give a uniform appearance (such as ...
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Local Website Caching Application

See some of the tools to download a site in a previous stackexchange question here e.g. GNU wget - which runs on both Apple & Windows
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JavaScript Debugging on macOS

So I found out my own answer. Hopefully this helps someone down the line. To use your own iOS device: 1. On your iOS device, go to settings -> safari -> advanced, and toggle on javascript and web ...
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Mouse automation software for macOS that's still maintained?

Try Sikuli. I a Python framework for: daily usage of applications or web pages playing games administration of IT systems and networks Watch this video to see how it works
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Mounting an SMB share using Swift

I know this is question is a little old but I thought I'd respond in case someone else stumbles over this. I have a simple little app (Mounting Yard - https://github.com/dagronf/MountingYard) which ...
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Video calls for 20+ members for free?

When you write "free software" it seems you really mean free-of-charge services. I can recommend to use Free Software (a.k.a. Open Source), which means software that is both free-of-charge ...
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visual presentation timer with segments either for MacOS or online

Online-Stopwatch Free Online - web based You can use the small version, or the full-screen version. Demonstration: Note that the blinking red is at the beginning and end of each segment, and it ...
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VPN server on macOS High Sierra & macOS Mojave

MacOS Server removed the configuration GUI for the VPN server, but the underlying VPN server is still there. There's a product called iVPN that restores the GUI. I'm using iVPN version 7.4.3 on ...
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VPN server on macOS High Sierra & macOS Mojave

I've successfully installed strongSwan via Homebrew and got it working to provide an IKEv2 VPN server connectable by other Macs using their native VPN client. Unfortunately the setup isn't ...
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Modern Mac clipboard archiver

LaunchBar has a powerful clipboard manager included.
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