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I know you all love your Mac & there is nothing wrong that. But hey, do you really think you can deny the fact that there are lot more Windows applications out there than Mac? Don’t get me wrong. I am a huge fan of Mac as well but the problem is, for professional reason I still need to use Windows. Among all the Mac users, those of you who used Windows at some point of their life time should know what exactly I meant.

Finding a real alternative for many Windows applications is not an easy thing. Sometimes getting an OS X version of certain Windows application is nearly impossible as well. Don’t you guys think that to be able to run some of those Windows application on your Mac would be really cool?
Liked the idea? Here is a solution for your. WinOnX is a Mac application which will let you install certain Windows application on your Mac computer. How to do that?

Step 1: Go to this link & download this Mac app from iTunes.
Step 2: Download any Windows app that you want to run on your Mac.
Step 3: Located the Windows application from WinOnX & install it, that’s it.

Yes, you are done. All you have to do now is to launch that Windows application from WinOnX. Now, there certain issues that you should know from the very beginning.

  • You might not be able to run some Windows application.
  • Certain application(mostly games) might not run in Full Screen mode.
  • WinOnX is originally developed from open source Wine project which was intended to run Windows application on Linux platform.

Sounds good? go ahead & give it a shot. Let us know how was it?

HJSplit is a popular freeware program to split and recombine files. The program is available on Windows, Linux and many others platforms.

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Why should one want to split and recombine files? For instance, think of a file of 50 Mb, and try to send it to a friend, post it in a newsgroup or upload it to a Website or FTP server. It is usually easier to send/receive, upload/download smaller parts than handle the entire file in one go.

HJSplit can also be useful for backups. A file of e.g. 10 gigabytes in size can be split into smaller parts which then can be burned to CD’s, DVDs, copied to USB sticks or uploaded to an online backup service.

HJSplit for Windows and Linux support file sizes of over 100 Gigabytes, MD5 checksums, file-compare, "run without install" and both editions are fully portable.

What it is supporting

The following platforms are supported:

Windows Linux MAC BSD Java PHP Amiga Windows 3.x DOS OS/2

Great is not it? Well more to say about it but best thing is All HJSplit editions are compatible with each other and allow you to exchange files between different operating systems. E.g. a file split on Linux can be joined on Windows 7 and vice versa.

If you want to study further may hit the original web

If you’re like me you have an iPhone and a portable computer running Ubuntu and you would like to have mobile internet without paying for an extra data plan from your carrier. Thanks to a few devoted individuals tethering the iPhone to Ubuntu is simple. The only prerequisite is that you must have an iPhone 3G or 3GS running OS 3.0 or higher. If you’re running 3.0 then you can do this without jail breaking your phone by installing a modified carrier profile. However, if you’re on OS 3.1+ then you will need to jail break your phone to install the modified carrier profile.

This tutorial is written for those who are not familiar with Ubuntu/Linux and is very detailed. If you are experienced feel free to just grab what you need from it.

Tether via Bluetooth:

Tethering the iPhone via Bluetooth is as simple as pairing the two devices and ensuring that Internet Tethering is turned on on your iPhone. To pair the devices you will need to install a new Bluetooth manager aptly named “blueman” from the Blueman Project PPA repository. To do this you will need to execute the following commands in a new Terminal window:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:blueman/ppa
sudo apt-get update

After it finishes updating your repositories you can install Blueman by executing

sudo apt-get install blueman

Once everything stops working and you’re back at a blank command prompt you can then close Terminal and open the “Bluetooth Manager” which can be found in the “System>Preferences” menu. (Note: A reboot may be needed for it to open) To pair the devices you will need to turn on Bluetooh on your iPhone and computer. To turn it on on your iPhone open the Settings application from your springboard, when the settings screen appears press the “General” button near the bottom, from here press the “Bluetooth” button, and then press the switch to turn it on. Once on you should see a list of devices as well as a message near the bottom saying that it is “Now Discoverable”. In the “Bluetooth Manager” program press the “search” button and the list should be populated with nearby discoverable Bluetooth devices. Locate your iPhone 3G(S) from the list, select it, and press the “Keys” (pair) button above it. At this time Bluetooth Manager will attempt to pair the two devices. On both the iPhone and your computer you should see a prompt asking you if you want to pair the two. Press “Pair” on your iPhone and “Yes” on your computer. Once paired, press the diamond on Bluetooth Manager to trust your iPhone.

Now that everything is set up, you can go back into the “General” tab on your iPhone’s settings and select “Network” near the bottom you should see “Internet Tethering” (if you don’t then you need to install the proper carrier profile to enable it) press on it and turn it on. Lastly, go back to the Bluetooth Manager program on your computer, right click on your iPhone and select “Network Access Point” from the option “Connect to:” it will work and hopefully give you a “Connection Established” message. Your iPhone should now have a blue banner with “Internet Tethering” on it. If all went well, you should now be able to access the internet through your iPhone’s data connection.

Thanks to Sergey Stadnik Bluetooth tethering on 10.4 (Lucid) now works. According to him: “… right-click on the Blueman icon, select Plugins. Enable NMPANSupport plugin, press Ok.”

Tether via USB:

Tethering your iPhone via USB uses a iPhone Ethernet driver written by Diego Giagio. Paul McEnery has set up a PPA repository with the driver and it’s dependencies so there is no longer the need to compile both ‘libiphone’ and ‘ipheth’. The first step is to add the PPA repository to your Synaptic repositories. To do so, open a new Terminal window and execute the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Once it finishes updating you can continue by downloading and installing the driver and the needed dependency:

sudo apt-get install gvfs ipheth-utils

When it finishes plug in your iPhone via USB, if internet tethering is enabled you should see a new interface pop up and a blue banner on your iPhone along with a dialog on your computer notifying you about a new ethernet connect. If not, check to see if tethering is enabled by opening the Settings application on your iPhone and navigating to “General>Network”, near the bottom you should see “Internet Tethering” (if you don’t then you will need to download and install the proper carrier profile) press on it and turn it on. Open up a browser and enjoy your mobile internet.

Hopefully, you ran into no errors with this tutorial. If you did let me know, or let me know if you ran into any error with anything else pertaining to it.