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Setting up OSX - An instruction list Install
I have been using OS X from the moment it was in beta and have acquired quite a bit of experience dealing with the many intricacies of this multifaceted operating system. Recently, I had to do a complete reinstall after a hard drive failure. I grabbed this opportunity (always look at the bright side...) to set up a quick "from OS X to custom geek toy" list. A step-by-step walkthrough is given at:

Thought this might be useful to y'all.

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Startup bg color...
Authored by: marcusha on Jul 28, '01 12:06:22AM

Useful to know how to change the default desktop pic but has anyone worked out how to change the color of the startup and login background? I'd like a nive plain grey instead of the aqua blue...

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Startup bg color...
Authored by: adriaant on Aug 03, '01 02:06:07AM

I know and I have added this as a wish list on my page. I have tried to find a clue, but for now I have the fear it is hardwired into QuartzStartup.bundle.


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Updates planned
Authored by: adriaant on Aug 03, '01 02:09:39AM

Regarding the instruction list, note that I plan to update it with viewers comments and feedback. The new version contains a fix and an alternative for moving the Users folder. Planned additions include sendmail and keymapping in XFree.


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Instruction list updated
Authored by: adriaant on Aug 18, '01 01:34:07AM

The instruction list has been udpated yet again after discussions with other users. It now contains a more elaborate partition scheme and a few added notes.

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Changed URL
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 19, '02 02:11:38AM
These helpful tips have been moved here.

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