Category: MacOS

Purgeable Storage Space on Mac: What it is & How to Free It

You may find a “Purgeable” storage space when looking at disk storage and disk usage in modern versions of macOS, including Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, etc, either within the About This Mac > Storage screen, Disk Utility, or the Storage Management section of System Information.

This curiously labeled disk storage item is similar to the “Other” storage space on the Mac that many users wonder about, so if you’re curious what purgeable storage space is, and how to free it up to clear it out, then read on.

Source: Purgeable Storage Space on Mac: What it is & How to Free It

Take control of Time Machine backups with the TimeMachineEditor utility

You can use a third-party utility to set a schedule and other controls for Time Machine backups. And the utility is free.

Source: Take control of Time Machine backups with the TimeMachineEditor utility (Macworld)

Czkawka – Find & Remove Duplicates, Empty, Broken Files in Linux

Czkawka is a simple, fast and easy to use software to remove unnecessary files from your machine.

Czkawka is a free and open-source software written in memory safe Rust. It works on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Due to advanced algorithms and multi-threading, it is amazingly fast!

Source: Czkawka – Find & Remove Duplicates, Empty, Broken Files in Linux | UbuntuHandbook

tmpmail – A temporary email right from your terminal written in POSIX sh

tmpmail is a command line utility written in POSIX sh that allows you to create a temporary email address and receive emails to the temporary email address. It uses 1secmail’s API to receive emails.

Source: tmpmail – A temporary email right from your terminal written in POSIX sh (GitHub)

Improve Firefox Performance on Linux by Turning WebRender On (may also work in MacOS)

Learn how to enable WebRender in Firefox on Linux. This new tech can deliver a major performance boost by using your system’s GPU to render web content.

Source: Improve Firefox Performance on Linux by Turning WebRender On – OMG! Ubuntu!

Raspberry Pi Time Machine and NAS Backs Up Data For You

Archiving data can save you in a pinch—but what if you forget to make a backup? This Raspberry Pi project, created by Curtis Gross, solves that problem by automating the process in a convenient NAS device. The end result is a Pi-powered time machine server with all of your data stored in archives.

Source: Raspberry Pi Time Machine and NAS Backs Up Data For You | Tom’s Hardware

Installing macOS Catalina 10.15 on Proxmox 6.1 or 6.2 using OpenCore

This tutorial for installing macOS Catalina using OpenCore has been adapted for Proxmox from Kholia’s OSX-KVM project and Leoyzen’s OpenCore configuration for KVM. You can get the full sourcecode on my GitHub here.

If you’d like to use Clover instead, use my older tutorial, but OpenCore works better!

Source: Installing macOS Catalina 10.15 on Proxmox 6.1 or 6.2 using OpenCore – Nicholas Sherlock

iRaspbian Makes Your Raspberry Pi Work Like a Mac

Note: If you can’t find this anymore try reading the comments under the YouTube video.

This new Raspbian skin looks just like Apple Mac OS X.

Source: iRaspbian Makes Your Raspberry Pi Work Like a 2001 Mac | Tom’s Hardware

EDIT:  Apparently this is now called Twister OS:

 

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