Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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darknexus
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2008-07-15


That'll only stop .DS_Store from being created on network shares. It has nothing to do with USB media at all and, even if it did, .DS_Store files are the least annoying files OS X creates (at least there's only one of those per folder). What get far worse are the OS X shadow files, e.g. say you have file.txt you might also get ._file.txt. Plus the .SpotlightV100, .Trashes, etc.
What you really want is this:
http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest4/
Imho this functionality should be part of OS X but, until it is, Blue Harvest will take care of all Apple files on any combination of media types and/or folders you wish. I really don't know what I'd do without it, as I have to do a lot of file sharing between machines. Plus, not to drag this off topic, but Windows has its own annoying files that get placed in folders (Desktop.ini, Thumbs.db, Folder.jpg). Some of those, like thumbs.db, can be easily disabled but others like Desktop.ini are not so easy.

When removing a memory card, drag it to the trashcan, eject it from the Finder or right click and select the right option. Then remove the card when its icon disappears.

Before you do that, make sure Finder is set to display externally connected drives on your desktop (by default it no longer is, stupid move Apple). Also, regarding drive eject, it's not commonly known but you really should follow a similar procedure in Windows as well (via the safely remove hardware icon in the Windows system tray). Otherwise, you actually can corrupt your media by just taking it out of your USB port or card reader. It's less likely, as Windows performs a cache flush much more frequently than OS X or other *nix do, but still quite possible. I've been on the receiving end of that a few times and learned the hard way.

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