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How to create a bootable USB drive

It seems that I hear this question at least once a week.  I heard the question at a user group meeting on Tuesday evening and promised that I would provide Detailed Step By Step instructions on how EXACTLY one might go about building a bootable USB device that can then be used to install an operating system to something like a netbook which has no DVD drive.  766 more words


Q&A: Security of encryption

Q How secure is an encrypted disk image that I might create using Disk Utility on my Mac? Could it be hacked into using a PC or Linux machine? 198 more words


Q&A: Locking a folder

Q Is there a way to lock an individual folder, so that it can only be opened on entry of a pre-set password?

A The options for doing this are surprisingly limited, and none works in quite the way that you envisage. 216 more words


Installers and updates

Just when most software had settled on using Apple’s Installer, along came the App Store to add to complexity. And then there’s Adobe with its own downloaders and installers again. 2,135 more words


Disk Utility and diskutil

Disk Utility may seem the most mundane of all the utilities, but together with its command shell partners packs a real punch in several important areas. 1,845 more words


Protecting Vulnerable Data

How should you protect documents containing sensitive information from loss or theft?

Many of us now have to take sensitive data, particularly those covered by the… 846 more words


Create ISO File From DVD In Linux

I had originally posted these steps on my Tumblr blog, but I figured this would be a much better fit for them. The short of it is that I found an old copy of… 205 more words