These are notes made when/after getting Julene a MacBook Air.
You can fix the way a mouse scroll wheel works on the Macintosh the mouse
settings in System Preferences. Just uncheck the natural scrolling
Mount the Terminal application on the Dock. This application
is found by launching the Finder, clicking on Applications,
then on Utilities, then scrolling down to Terminal. Just
launch it to get it on the Dock.
To get root, do sudo bash. You'll only need to type in your password.
You can make this permanent and passwordless using visudo just as on
To edit .bashrc, use .profile instead. Then close the terminal
and re-open it to get the changes. These aliases are particularly useful:
alias ll='ls -al'
alias fl='ls -F'
I once ordered Macintosh software as a CD. Then I discovered there was no CD
drive in the MacBook Air. (Forgive me, I'm not a Macintosh guy and didn't
realize that until I went to install the software.) So I created an ISO, which
the Macintosh OS is apparently happy to load. To see how I did this, look
Next, here's what it looks like from the MacBook Air side...
Julenes-MacBook-Air:Downloads julene$ mkdir MacQuicken
Julenes-MacBook-Air:Downloads julene$ cd MacQuicken/
Julenes-MacBook-Air:MacQuicken julene$ scp russ@tuonela:/home/russ/Downloads/MacQuicken/Quicken_Essentials.iso .
Quicken_Essentials.iso 100% 150MB 5.4MB/s 00:28
Then, I used the Finder to navigate to this new ISO file and
double-clicked it, producing the following effect—the ISO mounted
and ready for me to install the software: