It’s very handy to have a bootable version of OS X on a thumb drive. I have written how to do this using a program called DiskMaker X, and I have written about how to do it from the command line here, but after doing this a few times I find the most reliable method is the…
Since OS-X Mavericks (10.9) Apple have been releasing their OS X upgrades for free. This means if you have any version of OS X newer than 10.9 then you can upgrade it to the latest version for free. There are three ways you can upgrade. Download the Installer from Apple directly to the computer that…
Here’s how to make a bootable installer of El Capitan on a USB Thumbdrive. It is the quickest way but it uses the terminal so it is for advanced users. If you want a way that is slightly longer but easier for beginners download and run Diskmaker which does the steps below for you automatically!
This is an advanced topic for people wanting to host a wordpress site locally on their own Mac.
If you have a Lion installer on a USB thumbdrive, you can use it to upgrade your Mac from Snow Leopard to Lion, but if you have an older OS you can’t upgrade. You need to fist upgrade to Snow Leopard OR erase everything and do a completely fresh install of Lion. Here’s how.
Installing Lion across multiple computers.
In Snow Leopard if you try to install a program while another is installing you get an error message saying “Waiting for other installations to complete.” But what do you do if the message stays there after the program has finished installing?