Is a Mac or Windows better for a CS student?
I am a Computer Science professor at a small college and I always spend the most time helping Mac students who can figure out how to do basic things with theirputer. I think there are two issues here On average Mac users tend to be lessputer literate than Windows users. I know there are some Mac hackers with crazy skills but that not the average user that Apple caters to. Translation Most Mac users are used to simply getting apps from App Store Apple little walled off garden. When they have to install a development tool that is not part of this ecosystem it a big adjustment because suddenly the user realizes they have use themand line to really fully take advantage of their Mac. With Windows on the other hand youre more likely to find a semi-idiot-proof installer and almost everything can be done with a GUI. So if you feel verypetent withputers and regularly use themand line for everything youll be just as fine with Mac or Windows. The real issue I find is students who buy Macs thinking that Macs easier to use but who don realize that software development is actually easier on Windows. And while you might think that everyone studyingputer science has basicputer literacy skills I can ensure you that is not the case. For instance I have seen many students who do not even know what a ZIP file is (much less a ) and do not know the different between a ZIP archive and a folder because modern operating system GUIs make archives look a lot like folders. They then get confused when they can run a program inside a ZIP file correctly because they haven extracted the whole ZIP file yet. And I recently had to help a student who couldn figure out how to delete a file from theirputer because they didn know that they needed to use the left mouse button to select the file on theirputer. SighComputer science is challenging enough of a subject by itself but it going to be even harder if you lack basicputer literacy. From my experience about 8% of the students who struggle in their CS classes due lacking basicputer literacy skills are Mac users.
How do I retrieve trashed items on a Mac OS?
If you have turned on your Time Machine you can restore trashed items from the backup Run Time Machine on your Mac. Select the items and click Restore to recover it. ordered-list If you haven backed up the files you can still retrieve them from trash with the help of data recovery tool like Cisdem Data Recovery. It designed to recover files from trash Mac desktop USB drives digital cameras mobile phones and other storage media. It can restore various file s like videos audio images archives documents etc. To know how to recover permanently deleted files from trash view the video ge s
How can one recover a lost file in a Mac OS quickly?
Hello Senahliv Usually people tend to lose their important files by accidental means format human errors virus attack physical damage etc. But the good part is that the lost file can be recovered anytime if not overwritten. The first foremost approach is to search the file in the trash of the Mac. If you are unable to find the files in the trash folder then go for Mac Recovery tools. Let us see two DIY methods to recover deleted and lost files. Time Machine Time machine is works best with the Apple devices such as Mac Desktops and Notebook machines. Also it supports Mac MacBook Pro MacBook Air Mac Mini Mac Pro Hard Drives SSDs Network Volumes etc. The concept of time machine is going back in past and change the events according to your preference. With the help of time machine user can navigate to the time machine utility and can recover the last backup version. The best part of the machine is that it perfectly works even if have overwritten the data. The only condition of recovery from time machine is that the recovery can be done only if the time machine backup is made. Mac file recovery software In the absence of time machine backup the only choice left is to recover the files with the help of Mac recovery software. There are many Mac recovery softwares available these days to do recovery of all kinds of files in any data loss situations but before going through the purchase of the software make sure to try the trial version of the software. The trial version previews all recoverable files and gives you an idea to move ahead with the purchase of software. However the full versions of the software saves the recovered files. So these are the above two Mac recovery tools in which time machine is the convenient method and is free. However forplicated cases Mac file recovery software works the best with quick time recovery. Also the Mac file recovery software saves the day when there is no time machine backup created. You can always avail for free trial version for understanding thepatibility of the software with your system. Thank You!
How does Windows 10 compare to the latest Linux versions for the typical computer user?
Since you mention Windows 1 specifically Im going to restrict this discussion to the desktop. The perception italic of the typical average and majority user of desktops is that Windows 1 is superior to OS and that both are superior to Linux. This is verified by user polling and market share. There are several reasons for this. Linux came to the desktop with nopelling story at a time when Windows due mostly to earlier illegal marketing practices by Microsoft dominated. People put effort into learning how to use systems and they will only abandon them if the new system offers an advantage topensate for having to learn how to use it. The single biggest reasons why Linux market share remains tiny is that it has never offered apelling advantage. italic The next reason is one user perception. It doesn matter what Linux fans think the perception italic of the majority of people who use desktopputers is that the applications available on Windows are better and that Windows systems are better supported. Linux applications are not seen to be as good as Windows applications. Linux driver support is not seen to be as good as Windows driver support. italic Et cetera. This perception is supported by the reality of market share. More money is spent developing applications for Windows than for Linux. More money is spent by hardware vendors to write drivers for and test and integrate Windows than for Linux. The final reason is that open source programs andmercial multiplatform programs almost always run as well on Windows as on Linux. Even before Windows subsystem for Linux open source provides wrote portable codes and Windows was sufficiently Posixpliant to run them. Even GNU Emacs over Stallman personal objections runs well enough on Windows. horizontal-rule Now I switch to my developer hat For typical users Windows is italic superior. I say that having spent 2 years developing Linux and 2 before that developing Unix. Hardware integration for a typical user is better. Hardware support for a typical user is better. Application used by a typical user are at least as good as but usually better. System administration requires less overhead from the user.
How do I disable iTunes from popping up in Mac OS?
The solution to this -- at least the one I know of -- is bizarre. Additionally it doesn't disable launching iTunes when F7 are pressed you need to do something different for that which I will mention after the main solution. To stop iTunes from automatically launching when you plug in headphones or Bluetooth audio devices go to CDs and DVDs in System Preferences (this was hidden for me but you can customize which areas of System Preferences are visible using the Customize tool under the View tab in the menubar when System Preferences is open) and deselect any options where iTunes is the selected choice. For some reason this just works. No clue why. italic nThis should work but I can make no guarantees as plugging in headphones or Bluetooth audio devices can have different effects on differentputers depending on software and the connected hardware. Additionally CDs and DVDs may not even be available onputers without a built-in SuperDrive but I'd imagine it would be since you can plug in an external SuperDrive and use that instead. horizontal-rule nAs for disabling iTunes from automatically opening when you press F7 F8 or F9 (the rewind play and fast-forward keys on Apple keyboards) you need to switch the function keys to their default uses. This is done under the Keyboard section of System Preferences where you must deselect Use all F1 F2 etc. keys as standard function keys. Note that this will also disable the other custom keys such as screen brightness and Launchpad.
I bought a new MacBook today. I am using a MacBook for the first time. I was a Windows user earlier. What are some tips, tricks or guides I can use?
I was using Windows prior to using Mac and the initial Mac days were so hard. I had to work for 8-1 hours daily on the Mac and first few days were sort of nightmare for me. I tried to look for things here and there and in the end I got sofortable that I am frightened of touching a Windows laptop these days. Linux people will find it less harder to switch to Mac as there are few things which are very similar. This answer has been written for a noob from a noob's perspective totally. Keep this handy - Table of keyboard shortcuts Keys transition - Everything remains more or less same. I used to miss a couple of keys - pg-up home end from Windows. But Mac has these arrows keys which are multifunctional when used withmand and shift keys. Command + Shift + Arrow keys do all the things. nnThe ctrl key creates a lot of confusion in the beginning. But later on you realize that the Command key is what you would take as a Window's ctrl key in general life and the Mac's ctrl is mostly used when you are on terminal. (ctrl +e ctrl + w ctrl + r etc.)nnThe function key( fn ) and keys ( f1-f12 ) are pretty much the same as they are in windows. You can easily change the behavior of fn keys from The touchpad transition - Forget the right click. I struggled a lot with the touchpad in the beginning. I had to first google-search for how to use Mac's touchpad from my Windows laptop. The two finger scroll and three finger select is the coolest thing I find in my Mac. They simplify things way too much. You can configure the trackpad from preference quite (The two finger scroll works in linux as well.)nnOne can use two fingers to scroll up and the direction can be configured. Tapping two fingers is Windows's right click (so much energy I had wasted). Three finger drag is equivalent to - holding Window's left click button and dragging you fingers to select some (again I lost a lot of energy here). A smooth easy three finger swipe will do the thing for you. nn The Terminal - More than half of my time goes on the terminal. Mac's terminal is so cool. You can change colors and fonts and everything so easily. nn mand+shift+4 = used for taking screen shots of a particular area. For the screenshot of whole the screen use mand+shift+3 . 1 optionmand+eject = puts the system on sleep. Eject is the top rightmost key. 1 use 4 fingers swipe outwards on the touchpad to go to the desktop directly. 1 while using the browsers you can two finger swipe left to navigate to the pages you have visited. Quite useful thing. 1 mand+space = opens up spotlight where you can search for things in your system and directly open them from there. 1 mand+q = to close current windows; mand+m = for minimizing 1 mand+n = for a new window mand+t = for a new tab. 1 n Airdrop - which is used when you have to transfer files over the network. It's quite useful and way too simple. Just a file drop on the windows.n ordered-list nOverall Mac is total cool and sexy and colorful and lively. Its a matter of days and you will realize how simple is everything. You will certainly find yourself more productive. And then you will always wish to never return back to those energy draining days of Windows.