Trafalgar
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Can I do this off a Mac?

Fri May 18, 2012 6:46 pm

Hiya,
My 10 year old is the techie whizz, not me. I have mac machines. Can I get all the data and downloads we need using a mac PowerBook? Or should we buy a pc?

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nick.mccloud
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Re: Can I do this off a Mac?

Fri May 18, 2012 7:51 pm

Trafalgar wrote:Hiya,
My 10 year old is the techie whizz, not me. I have mac machines. Can I get all the data and downloads we need using a mac PowerBook? Or should we buy a pc?
Thus far, the Mac proves to be a step ahead of Windows for image writing! I'm doing all my Pi setup on my Mac.

JonB
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Re: Can I do this off a Mac?

Fri May 18, 2012 8:06 pm

..and there is a how-to on the wiki...

http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setu ... in_Mac_OSx

mauvedeity
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Re: Can I do this off a Mac?

Wed May 23, 2012 6:00 pm

And, of course, depending on how new your Mac is, you might already have a SD card slot. My MacBook Pro does.

daviewales
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Re: Can I do this off a Mac?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:55 am

I concur. I've done everything on my MacBook Pro. If you have an older mac you may need a card reader, but apart from that you should be good. (I wonder if you could put the SD card in a digital camera and use it as a card reader... =O Might be worth a try...)

jmacey
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Re: Can I do this off a Mac?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:19 am

I'm using a mac to do all my pi stuff I've written a blog post here

http://jonmacey.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/ ... c-osx.html

Jon

snaipperi
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Re: Can I do this off a Mac?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:08 pm

I get this :? feeling when Apple computer users call non-Apple computers PC. I tip my hat to the corporation advertising division.
Trafalgar wrote:Can I get all the data and downloads we need using a mac PowerBook?
The operating system of your PowerBook is OS X which has evolved from BSD based UNIX operating systems, meaning it's a "unix-like" operating system. Linux (running on Raspberry Pi) is also a unix-like operating system. You might be surprised by the similarities..!

They'll be capable of working together like Batman and Superman.

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