there are times when your organization/company locks down your computer and you have to install software. Here is how to gain access to install software.

Obviously you will need to have root access. Most of the time, if you are configured as an administrator on the Mac, you will be able to gain root.

1. Open up Terminal
2. Run this command $ sudo spctl –master-disable

spctl is the Mac’s SecAssessment System Policy Security.

What we are doing is Disabling the assessment subsystem altogether. Operations that would be denied by system policy will be allowed to proceed; assessment APIs always report success. Requires root access.


I’ve been messing with vms on the mac for the longest time. Ive always been disappointed with Parallels Desktop, it runs so slowly. I had a Win 7 VM, and it would literally take 10 minutes to start up on my Apple Macbook Pro 2.26 Core2Duo running OS X 10.6 and at the same time bring my computer to a grinding halt.

VMware Fusion 3.0.0, I just installed today and converted my Parallels Desktop 5 Win 7 vm to vmware, and now my computer still takes a while to load the vm, but it no longer kills my computer.

I definitely recommend VM over Parallels.