This page is intended to be a list of useful hints and tips that Mac users may find helpful in some situations. For pointers to other resources, see the Informatics MacOS home page.
/etc/sshd_configto uncomment or include "
X11Forwarding yes", and restart
sshdvia "System Preferences: Sharing: Services: Remote Login". Note that ssh connections from a Mac should work with the default configuration (and hence without the need for the above).
You can, if you wish, add the Character Palette to the top menu bar:
"Apple is pleased to announce that for a limited time it is able to offer special pricing to qualifying institutions who wish to upgrade to the latest OS X 10.3 operating system and, at the same time, take out the 3 year Apple Maintenance Program for OS X.EUCS (Software Services) offer this to users (who normally reply directly to EUCS), but we can organise a School-wide request if there is sufficient interest. The cost would be roughly £13 per machine per year (although this may fluctuate based on how many requests there are).
The Apple Maintenance Program (AMP) provides institutions with the most up-to-the-minute advances of OS X for 3 years at a significantly reduced price. In a nutshell, AMP enables your institution to subscribe to OS X upgrades instead of purchasing them individually each time they are released. Participating institutions can realise substantial savings over time. AMP is designed to protect software investment and reduce cost of ownership."
"The Apple Store for the National Higher Education Agreement offers powerful desktop and portable computer solutions at special negotiated prices for the contract."If buying for personal use, use the "Shop for yourself" option, and click on the "Access to the store for Individuals" link (you can't access this link directly - you need to go through the "Apple Store HE" page). This takes you to a page which asks you to confirm your staff or student status. Once this has been confirmed, start shopping!
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