Archive for January, 2013

Enabling the Java 6 Plugin

With the increased rate of Java vulnerabilities as of late, it has been a real chore keeping track of what needs to be done with Java for your organization.  If you use Java-based apps or webapps and you can not just disable all the plugins, you must have some way of […]

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MacIT 2013 Begins

MacIT 2013 has kicked off in Moscone West.  The first session opened with some brief items that everyone should know regarding OS X Mountain Lion as well as an overview of conference sessions that cover some specific Mountain Lion topics. One focus of this session was OS X Server in […]

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AFP548 Birds of a Feather at MacIT 2013

As a reminder, MacIT is hosting an AFP548 Birds of a Feather gathering . On: Thursday, January 31 From: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (following the MacIT Reception in the Sponsor Showcase) At: Room 3004, Moscone West Hall We hope to see you there and wish everyone safe travels.

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Virtualizing OS X

Virtualization is becoming more prevalent in the enterprise (if not the standard for many places).  How does one virtualize OS X and at what cost you may ask? You can do it for free, believe it or not, using ESXi.  ESXi officially supports Mac Pros (the “newest” revision) and unofficially works on […]

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Report your issues to Adobe or else!

A new Flash Player has come out and it is worse than before or perhaps the Adobe CS Suite is nuking itself randomly.  What do these issues both have in common you might ask?  The answer is that you’ve not told Adobe about your issues.  Or maybe you have…once…a long […]

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DeployStudio 1.5.16 Released

DeployStudio 1.5.16 (I guess we’re finally done with the RC status?) was released yesterday. Check the change log and download it here.

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Rolling OS X packages with FPM and Homebrew

If you have ever needed to package up and deploy python modules or ruby gems, you know that it is kind of a pain.  It is a very manual process. Enter FPM (Effing Package Management) with its newly minted osxpkg support.  Thanks to Tim Sutton’s recent contribution to fpm, you can now roll […]

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Crypt FileVault 2 Solution now Beta

Graham Gilbert has an official post declaring Crypt to be in beta status.  Crypt is a great alternative to many of the paid solutions for FileVaule 2 escrow.  Rich Trouton gave us an early look at Crypt when it was more alpha-ish and it was looking really good.  It has […]

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Adobe reserialization tool

With the recent CS6 serialization issues that popped up, many have been wondering how to fix this in a repeatable/deployable fashion.  Greg Neagle has some good links regarding this issue here and here.  Greg discusses the fix here and you can download a script that will generate a package to apply the fix here.

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Running Commands on Remote Machines via SSH

For running commands quickly on remote machines, nothing beats SSH.  It is quick and easy to open terminal and fire off the command.  Rich has a post outlining how to execute a command on a remote machine without the need for an interactive SSH session.  This makes running commands even […]

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