The ‘Mac system administration’ Archives
Posted September 30, 2004 by

Mac OS X Change the Default Web Browser

Changing the default web browser in Mac OS X, especially 10.3, can be confusing. This tech-recipe describes one simple method for changing it.

Posted September 22, 2004 by

Mac OS X Enable Fast User Switching

Mac OS X is a UNIX-based operating system with all the cool bells and whistles. One of the biggest differences is that UNIX is a multiuser environment allowing multple users to be logged in at the same time. Mac OS X takes swapping between users to a funky new level with a feature called fast […]

Posted September 21, 2004 by

Mac OS X Gain Root/Superuser Access using sudo

The command line utility sudo is an effective way to provide fine-grained access control to different applications for different users. In this tech-recipe, sudo will be used to easily gain full root/superuser access to a Mac running OS X.