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Open Apple .dmg files on Linux

Filed under: Quick Linux Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 8, 2010

open dmg files on linux

Opening Apple .dmg files on Linux is actually quite easy. I had to open one to try and find a .ppd but I won’t judge you for whatever reason you need to open one for. You’ll need to install a basic tool called dmg2img (http://vu1tur.eu.org/tools/). Use your apt-get or similar tool (I didn’t see it in Fedora’s yum) to install it.
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The Economy and Open Source

Filed under: General Linux — TheLinuxBlog.com at 11:53 am on Monday, October 6, 2008

The word on the street, at least all over the news is that we could be heading into bad times. All over the news sites are articles on how Open Source will or could save you money. For individuals that know about GNU/Linux, it is not a question that if you are building a new PC and you run Linux, you are going to save $100 from not having to buy an operating system. Often there are comparable applications that may be used as alternatives and a little more money could be saved. Many argue that time is money, you get your licenses when you buy a new PC, etc. I don’t know the exact answer, it’s hard to say for each individual case but I have not spent any money on software in a long time.

I don’t know if Open Source will gain more momentum because of the economy and I don’t think that any one knows for sure. All that can be done is speculate and correlate data.

Here are some Links to other articles on this topic for those that are interested:
Open Source To The Rescue In Hard Times
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/10/open_source_to.html

Linux and FOSS in a Slowing Economy
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-and-foss-slowing-economy