How To Connect To Windows PC From Mac

In a network system, connecting to your Windows PC from the Mac is a real easy process.

First you have to make sure that the folders you want to access are being shared from the Windows PC. On a PC, a folder can be shared by right clicking the icon, selecting the properties option and then the sharing tab.

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If your Mac is connected to the network, then in the Finder menu, click ‘Go’ and then ‘Connect To Server’.

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In the address bar, type in the name of the PC you want to connect to prefixing it by smb:// and then click connect. (more…)

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  • I usually use two wireless networks, my home and university, to browse Internet.

    In my university I have been assigned a specific IP address and connect to the Internet through a proxy server where as at home I simply let my router assign me settings via DHCP. On a Mac, it is really easy to make a profile for a specific network rather than input the settings manually every time (Windows eh..) we are in a different network. We can make as many network profiles as we need to and assign the network settings in them. So whenever you go to the particular location, just select the profile from the network preference pane. It’s that simple!

    Let’s see how:

    Select the ‘Network’ pane from System Preferences.

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    In the ‘Locations’ drop down menu, select the option ‘Edit Locations’.

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    How To Uninstall X11 From Mac OS X Leopard

    X11 for Mac OS X is an implementation of the X Window System that makes it possible to run X11-based applications in Mac OS X, for eg. Open Office or GIMP. If you are not using any of such applications in your Mac then it’s better to uninstall X11 from your Leopard installation so as to save up on the disk space. If ever you feel like installing it again then you can use your Leopard DVD to do so.

    But the standard (move to trash) uninstall won’t work here, so we have to uninstall it completely using the terminal in OS X.

    Write or copy & paste the following command in your terminal:

    sudo rm -rf /Applications/Utilities/X11.app /private/etc/X11 /usr/X11R6 /usr/bin/open-x11 /usr/lib/X11 /Library/Receipts/X11User.pkg

    That is one single line. Be very careful as a small typo can cause problems and you may have to reinstall OS X. Therefore do this at your own risk.

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  • Apple Announces New Macbook Pro

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    After months of my waiting finally it’s here. Yesterday Apple announced new Macbook Pro notebook and I have never been happier. The new graphics offering by Nvidia is a screamer and I am really excited about it. Also, I really wanted DDR3 RAM support on the Pros and Apple didn’t disappoint. Now I plan to buy it as soon as possible. I will give a detailed review covering all the features once I am the proud owner of one.

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    Apple Developer Connection has this must read article, which is for everyone who is beginning to work with Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X Leopard.