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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 your Mac for a few hours per year, this is probably the cheapest option. Resetting "your" mac is just a question of a few minutes to get a new, freshly ...


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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 Big Sur (others are similar) explicitly says (emphasis mine): you are granted a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license: [...] (iii) to install, use ...


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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: you need to buy a Mac. With Intel (x86) Apple hardware, there's three ways you can do this: 1. Use VMWare ESXi as the host OS ESXi is VMware's professional ...


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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 App Store on it, and it's limited to macOS Catalina. For Windows, I just use VirtualBox and my purchased license of Windows 10. Edit: My apologies. I just ...


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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 Chrome and Firefox. Zotero lets you organize your collection of papers into folders and can store the same item in multiple folders (collections in Zotero ...


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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 focus is on digital painting, with realistic brushes and tablet input devices. It also includes capable 2D animation features and 2D vector graphics editing ...


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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 available on the Mac App Store. Website: https://presentify.compzets.com/ Mac App Store: https://apps.apple.com/app/presentify/id1507246666 Demo: https://youtu.be/...


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Hugin is a free panorama stitcher that also includes Focus Stacking - it runs on Linux, Windows & Mac so no problems there. Facilities include alignment correction, so that if you are not using a tripod you can still stack without problems. To quote the manual: Although Hugin is essentially a panorama stitcher, like other GUI front-ends[*] it has ...


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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 Recommendations' menu bar, which is RGB(23, 77, 96): As @Tetsujin notes in the comments, via the menu View → Display Values you can change the output to ...


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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 currently on Microsoft Edge Developer site, but it periodically moves location for one reason or another. There are several OS & browser combinations ...


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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 images based upon specific selection criteria. The main three criteria are exposure, contrast, and saturation. If you weight exposure as the main selection ...


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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, OS-X & Linux Even has the option to automatically download the real world weather for the location selected. 100s of Aircraft including Gliders, there is a ...


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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 heart rate monitor, even if it wasn't continuously sampling, it would be very close to what I'm looking for. It looks like Striiv doesn’t make that particular ...


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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 counterparts. But they can still be quite useful. Also, ImageMagick can be scripted, which is nice. I should add; the GUIs aren't attractive. They're decidedly ...


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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 need a primer on Markdown syntax. Typora is currently in beta and is free during beta, but will presumably not be free after a stable release comes out. Another ...


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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 version only lets you stay connected for 2 hours.


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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 file(s), decompress HFS+ compressed file(s), or get information about existing HFS+ compressed file(s). Mac OS 10.6 or later is required. However it needs to be ...


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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 instructions are largely the same as the ones in the official PDF-file that goes through the migration progress, but with the (hopefully) helpful addition that ...


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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 us this sort of thing in future; the more information you give us, the more we can help you), I guess at the most common answers : Windows and gratis. I found ...


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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 laptop anyway unless the hardware is made by Apple, as there is an explicit clause in the licensing for macOS that requires that it only be run on Apple hardware (...


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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 in two-up). Works on Linux, Windows, Cygwin, and OS X/Darwin. ... Renders and analyzes page images to find the bounding boxes, which allows it to deal with noisy ...


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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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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 developer. 2. Plug device into Mac 3. On Safari Develop tab (turn on in settings -> advanced)select your device, then open the javascript menu. As you use your ...


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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 can mount smb drives via NetFSMountURLAsync in Swift. Unfortunately as you've mentioned the online documentation is almost non-existent and I've had to cobble ...


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https://www.eclipse.org/ https://netbeans.org/ https://atom.io/ http://www.codeblocks.org/ https://code.visualstudio.com/ https://www.jetbrains.com/clion/ (sorry, not free, but Jetbrains makes my favorite IDEs) Good luck in your search.


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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 per month or $39.96 per year. You can start and stop the app whenever you choose.


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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 looks a lot just because my segments were just 2-3 seconds. It will look better with longer segments. The full-screen version is actually centered in the page, ...


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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 Mojave and it works fine. You can also manually configure and control the underlying VPN server (using Terminal and a text editor), but I find the convenience of ...


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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 particularly trivial as it does require a bit of command line knowledge, but it wasn't too bad: I based the setup on the instructions for setting up strongSwan in Ubuntu ...


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I find Pasteapp is a nice Clipboardmanager. List item Unlimeted history iCloudsync Quick Look Paste multiple items Clipboard sharing


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