Installing Final Cut Studio 5.1 on Newer Rosetta-less Intel Macs

Can’t Install¬†Final Cut Studio 5.1 on OSX Mavericks, Mountain Lion, or Lion? Hope this quick post helps somebody. Because the newer Intel Macs no longer have Rosetta installed (a program used to run older PowerPC apps), you cannot install Final Cut Studio 5.1 using the normal installation method because the installer is a PowerPC application and is no longer supported. FCP will run fine on your Intel Mac, but the installer will not. To get around this, use Terminal to install the suite from the command line. *Be sure you have a good current backup. This process requires some risk.


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My Little Buddy Rootkit.Bubnix

Anyone who is computer savvy inevitably is approached with the question; “Will you fix my computer?” Generally it causes an inner groan for us all. I’m not in the computer repair business, so I don’t consider myself as an expert on the subject. But I’ve had a lot of experience with PCs and Macs, so when a friend of family member makes the request I almost always agree. I don’t charge for the help, except for my expenses. I know there are good folks out there who are trying to make a living at computer repair, but it’s tough to


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PDF Files for Improved Document Exchange

I’m a Mac user. The type that really wants to keep anything Microsoft off of my Mac. So when people send me Word or Excel files I turn to Open Office to read them. This works pretty well in most cases. However, when it comes to the more advanced content that Office can include, I’m never sure that what I am seeing is the same as what the author is seeing. Granted, I do have a PC with Office installed, but to move the file over takes a few extra steps I’d just as soon avoid. It sure would be


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My Favorite Video Converter

One of the most valuable tools in my web/video arsenal is a little open source application called MPEG Streamclip by Squared 5 software. I’ve found it to be extremely useful in my day-to-day needs. It’s lightweight and really fast. The Presets feature make setting it up for a project a snap. I use the Mac version, but it does come in a Windows flavor too. With the right plug-ins, it’ll read just about any file. Then it’s a quick job to output to many others, including my current standard for web video (H.264 Mp4). MPEG Streamclip does not output to


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