OS X: How to start the NFS daemon?

I recently reactivated my backup Mac Mini as a server; for convenience, I installed the OS X Server package.

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OS X: How to change an alias icon?

alias-iconI recently did some backup/restores and I noticed that the restored aliases, although fully functional, did not preserve the original icons.

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OS X: How to change the main screen?

DisplayIn multi-screen setups, for example a laptop with an external monitor, OS X prefers the laptop screen, which makes things a bit weird when using mainly the big screen, especially when having to confirm message boxes in the other screen.

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OS X: Time Machine backup after hardware repairs

TimeMachineCourtesy of Apple, my laptop suffered a brain surgery, and the main board was replaced. Now it is almost as good as new, but since it still has a history, I would like to preserve it.

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Preventive maintenance & thermal paste replacement

thermalThe recent experience with the MacBook Pro repair revealed a maintenance operation that I completely ignored up to now: periodic cleanup and thermal paste replacement.

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My backup Mac setup

My MacBook Pro recently died. It wasn’t a sudden death, since it started to exhibit video artefacts a few months ago.

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MacBook Pro video repair experience

contact_serviceAs everything else in this worlds, computers do not live forever, and even top brands like Apple experience hardware failures.

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