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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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Open-source image organiser with face recognition (alternative to Picasa) with OSX/Linux support

You should have a look at digiKam, as of all the alternatives that I have checked it comes closest to fulfilling your requirements: Full screen preview with basic zoom in/out abilites Image thumbnail ...
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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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Photoshop alternatives for Mac?

For any platform I cannot recommend GIMP enough. Cross Platform OS-X, Linux, Windows Free, gratis & open source Very powerful You can also extend it with a large number of plug-ins but I would ...
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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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Crossplatform encrypted file container alt for TrueCrypt?

VeraCrypt is a free, open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. VeraCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or storage device. ...
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OS X app to show GPU usage?

At least as of macOS 10.14 Mojave, this is now built-in to Activity Monitor. Choose ‘Window → GPU History’ (or hit ⌘4):
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Cygwin alternative for OSX pbcopy?

Microsoft Windows has a native solution that you can also use in Cygwin: clip. For example: systeminfo | clip Further details: Microsoft TechNet.
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Code compare and merge tool for Mac OSX

Here are some suggestions: FileMerge (opendiff) It's no longer bundled with Xcode Command Line Tools, you must install Xcode from either the App Store or the Apple Developer Website. DiffMerge ...
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Web development code editor for Mac

You can try WebStorm. Based on your requirements it has: Instant autocomplete/autosuggest for HTML, CSS, and JS. I am not sure about PHP, but you try PHPStorm for that. Highlight blocks (either like ...
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Web-browser for heavy browsing, alternative to Chrome

I came across the Brave browser which promises faster Web by banishing intrusive ads, stripping away everything but the real content. Background: Brendan Eich, who invented JavaScript and co-founded ...
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What git GUI tool on Windows and Mac

For a cross platform git GUI you could try GitKraken: Cross-platform 100% standalone, i.e. just install it and it runs (you don't have to even install git). Built in merge tool Free (Gratis) but ...
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No-nonsense mp3 player for Mac?

VLC Media Player is the best for your requirement Doesn't ask for any "Import" or "Creating Music Libraries"
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Command line SQL formatter or beautifier

Prettier integrates with editors and Git, has a command-line interface, and a SQL plugin.
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Mac OS X log file viewer

Take a look at lnav, the Logfile Navigator. It has most of the features you're interested in, as well as many others: Row Highlighting - You can set bookmarks on lines with the m hotkey. You can ...
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Record screen section as animated GIF

I know this is an old question, but.. Peek is a little open source program designed for doing exactly this. It has packages in most major linux distributions, though I don't know about OS X support.
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

I recommend Kap, an open-source screen recorder built with "web technology." It seems it only supports macOS as of now, but you might be able to add Windows support by a simple PR, as it is using JS. ...
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Syntax highlighting text editor for Mac OSX

Visual Studio Code is another great option for a text editor. It's Microsoft's lightweight alternative to their Full featured IDE "Visual Studio". I've been using this lately, and it's been great. ...
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Simplest audio editor, for Mac OS X

QuickTime player can do what you want. File > New Recording Once you're happy with it (eg re-record or trim it) save it then do Edit > Add Clip to End and select the existing recording to be added....
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A mail client like Windows 10 Mail for all operating systems

Nylas N1 is the extensible, open source mail app. It has a Dark Mode built in, a "Two Panel" layout and is extensible. It runs on Windows, OS X, Linux (.deb and .rpm) available. The messages are ...
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Software to read KCacheGrind files on Mac

Here are some alternatives: WebGrind qcachegrind (brew install qcachegrind); See: installation steps on OS X. XHProf: A Hierarchical Profiler for PHP (pecl install xhprof) MCG premium app can analyse ...
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What git GUI tool on Windows and Mac

TortoiseGit is a good one for Windows. It integrates into the context menu and allows you to right-click on files/folders and perform Git operations. It also overlays icons so you can see at a ...
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Time calculator - a tool to compute the days between two dates

On OS-X you already have python installed and on windows it is easily installed so you can simply do it on the command line, from your example: >python -c"import datetime as dt;d=dt.date(2016,7,18)...
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Pocket's Permanent Library without Subscription

If you are willing to self-host the server part, Wallabag might be your choice. It's free & open source (find it at Github), and would meet your requirements: Save web article source in a format ...
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Improved python interpreter

Have you considered using IPython? It is an interactive shell with lots of powerful features like syntax highlighting and history. It works on all major platforms. If you have problems with ...
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Photoshop alternatives for Mac?

For many years, the main alternative to Photoshop I have found is Pixelmator, although the new kid on the block is Affinity Photo. Both are built for the Mac and are in the $30-40.
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Handwriting OCR

Handwriting recognition is a hard problem as a general issue. However you mention forms, in this case assisted recognition may be possible if the form consists of character fields in groups with ...
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