How can I back up my OSX 10.6 Installation DVD and create a bootable USB drive?

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1) That OS X installation disk (10.6), will only install Snow Leopard for your 2009 MBP

You cannot use that disk for OS X installs on other machines

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OS X keyboard shortcuts

Here are the modifier key symbols you may see in OS X menus:

Command key icon (Command key) – On some Apple keyboards, this key also has an Apple (apple logo) logo
Control key icon (Control key)
Option or Alt key icon (Option key) – “Alt” may also appear on this key
Shift icon (Shift key)
Caps lock icon (Caps Lock) – Toggles Caps Lock on or off
Fn (Function key)

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Freezing remote control on apple osx using 10.8.2 + with powerpoint

To sum the info below:

Microsoft and Apple do not play well together. Microsoft wants to take control and so does Apple. From OSX 10.8.2 and above, powerpoint presentations tends to freeze. Not really freeze, but remote control and cursor keys stops advancing the slides.

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Pair your Apple remote with your Mac

Pairing your remote with your Mac:

  1. Log in on your Mac as an Admin user.
  2. Get very close to your Mac (about 3 or 4 inches away).
  3. Point the remote at the infrared sensor on the front of your Mac.
  4. Press and hold the Menu and Next/Fast-forward buttons simultaneously on the remote for 5 seconds.
  5. Your Apple Remote is now paired with your computer. You should see a chain-link style lock appear in the center of your screen for a moment.

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