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Fix ssh -Y with other Macs OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

You may have realised that when you try use ssh -Y on another Mac from Mountain Lion you get the following error :

Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0




Fixing this error only takes some simple configuration. All you have to do is add these lines to the following files on both machines:

/etc/sshd_config

X11Forwarding yes
XauthLocation /opt/X11/bin/xauth
XauthLocation /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth

/etc/ssh_config

XauthLocation /opt/X11/bin/xauth
XauthLocation /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth

That should be all you need to get rid of the authentication error. Hope this was helpful.

Mountain Lion's hidden feature , weeding out bad journalism.

Like normal , when something new comes out that I want , I read up about it (a lot) and the release of Mountain Lion was no different. However I was shocked to see how heavily opinionated and therefore unprofessional a lot of the reviews are , the particular one that shocked me was the review by Gizmodo .
It's not exactly a new thing for journalists to be completely biased,sensationalist scoundrels but to me , this kind of thing is crazy for a tech review. 
The general consensus is that you should give your opinion but not let it set the tone for your entire review and keep in mind that different users have different preferences. A key example of this idea being violated is the general opinion from journalists that the textured OSX apps like iCal(now Calender) , Notes,Reminders etc Look stupid and gimmicky. I on the other hand , like the look of the textured apps, so when I read a review that insults them ,I feel like the writer is insulting my preferences .
Through the array of r…