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[How to] Run Windows Applications on Mac using WinOnX

Mac OS X has thousands of apps available but as we all know being the leader in worldwide PC market share, Windows has the largest application base as compared to Mac OS X and not all the apps which run on Windows platform run seamlessly on OSX.

So till now we either used Bootcamp for Windows or try other types of virtualization software like Parallels or VMWare to run Windows based application on Mac OS X.

Not anymore! Nirmal Balachandran a fellow MVP recently reported about a great software which allows us to run Windows applications on Mac OSX. WinOnX App allows us to use Windows based apps on our Mac OSX environment, it is based on the popular Wine open source project which is well known for running Windows apps on open source operating systems like Linux.

This is what you need to do for running a Windows  application using WinOnX:

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[How To] Install Mac OS X Lion 10.7 In A Virtual Machine On Top Of Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard

If you want both the versions of Mac OS (Lion as well as Snow Leopard) and don’t want to deal with dual booting, another option is to run Mac OS X Lion in a virtual machine atop an older 10.6 Snow Leopard installation. You will require VMWare and a Mac OS X installer app.

Installing OS X Lion in a Virtual Machine Over Snow Leopard

Proceed to install VMWare as usual, and make sure you have the OS X Lion installer .app somewhere that’s easy to access. Everything else is just as straight forward:

  • Launch VMWare and use the Virtual Machine assistant to create a new VM, configure it how you want
  • At the “Installation Media” section, drag and drop the OS X Lion Install.app into the window, so that “Use operating system disc or image” is checked and the ‘Install Mac OS X Lion.app’ is the media


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[How to] Turn Off/Disable Auto Correct in Lion

The AutoCorrect feature has been a long time time saver for messaging addicts on phones. iOS came with a slick and intelligent AutoCorrect feature. Apple decided to implement it in Lion, even to the point of keeping it enabled by default.

No doubt that AutoCorrect is a beneficial feature but for many users whose native language isn’t English this could pose a major problem.

There’s a way to disable autocorrect but its not straight forward and is hidden deep within System Preferences.

Here’s what you need to do to Disable Auto-Correct in Lion:

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[How to] Install OS X Lion On Your PC With UniBeast All-In-One Bootable USB Drive

There are many wanna be Mac OSX users who always try to bring the Mac OSX experience on their non Apple based computers using some Themes or Transformation packs or just use a Virtualization software to install Mac OSX on their laptops or desktops running Windows OS.

And then there are the others who take a slightly different route and try their best to natively install the Mac OS X on their Windows based computers. The process to natively install Mac OSX on normal non apple machine is Hackintosh, but the procedure to do it is not a piece of cake and involves some compromises as well.

But then there are geniuses like Tony who are always upto something new in technology and bringing the Mac OSX experience onto your Windows based PC(Desktop or Laptop).He has now introduced UniBeast all-in-one bootable USB drive to allow PC users to enjoy Mac OSX on their hardware natively.

Here’s what you have to do to install Mac OSX on your Desktop/Laptop using USB Drive:

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iClip Revived, Now Available On Mac App Store

Finally, someone has taken the initiative in bringing the iClip App back from the dead. A developer named Steven Audette of Irridated Software acquired iClip from its original developers and has released version 5.0 nearly five years from now, when the software had its last major upgrade, and it now officially supports Snow Leopard and Lion.

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[How to] Install OS X Lion from USB Pen Drive or DVD (Clean Install)

OS X Lion was released today via the Official Mac App Store. Apple has limited the ways to get Lion on your Mac to only the Mac App Store. There is no Official method as of now from Apple that lets you perform a Clean Install of Lion on your Mac.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t perform a clean install of Lion.

Requirements:

1. Mac OS X Snow Leopard with Mac App Store installed.

Link to purchase OS X Lion from App Store ($29.99)

2. A USB Drive with minimum 8Gb capacity.

Alternate Requirement: 4.7Gb DVD (Procedure of getting the Lion setup onto a Blank DVD is same as below, simply skip the 3rd Step)

 

Follow the steps below to Install OS X Lion from a USB Pen Drive:

 

1. Download Lion from the Mac App Store. You will get the setup in your Applications folder. Go to your Applications folder, Right Click on “Install Mac OS X Lion” and select Show Package Contents.

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