Management of kernel extensions has changed significantly in Big Sur and later. This overview for users contrasts kexts with user-level extensions which are replacing them.
Mac OS X has come a long way in the last 20 years, and APFS has just had its 4th birthday. But has this brought the changes we expected?
How to use kernel extensions, and their replacement system extensions, on Macs running Big Sur, including M1 Macs.
A sequence of steps to safely install the optimum printer driver for new and old models in macOS Mojave.
Want support for an older printer? Apple says that’s your problem, and the printer manufacturers aren’t too interested either. But it can be done…
Apple can no longer be bothered to maintain its list of supported printers and scanners. You just have to try them out and see whether they work.
Adds details of the sequence of screens displayed at each stage, to help diagnose boot problems.
Practical tips for those intending to upgrade early, from checking compatibility, preparing workarounds, to making a copy of the installer.
You want to boot your Mac from an external drive, but it doesn’t work. A diagram to explain what can go wrong, and how to fix it.
The command bless used to be able to control all things to do with booting, but has become steadily less useful with the advent of SIP and others.