5/23/2015 - 3:55 PM


# homebrew-cask
brew tap phinze/homebrew-cask
brew install brew-cask

# browser
brew cask install firefox-aurora
brew cask install google-chrome
brew cask install google-chrome-canary
brew cask install opera-next

# development
brew cask install sublime-text-3
brew cask install filezilla
brew cask install kaleidoscope
brew cask install iterm2
brew cask install source-tree
brew cask install virtualbox

# other
brew cask install alfred
brew cask install dropbox
brew cask install mou
brew cask install skype
brew cask install spotify
brew cask install u-torrent

Setup Mac OS X

I'm in a hospital in Spain and my MacBook was stolen.

Now I bought a new one and need to configure it. I have an external hard drive that backup everything using Time Machine, but I don't want all the crap I had in the old one.

1. Run Software Update

Make sure everything is up to date.

2. Install Xcode and its "Command Line Tools"

  1. Go to App Store and install Xcode.
  2. Open and accept the terms
  3. Then go to the terminal and install "Command Line Tools":
xcode-select --install

Notice this only works for Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). For earlier versions, continue to use the in-app download in Xcode.

3. Install Dotfiles

Visit my Dotfiles repo for instructions.

This will install some useful stuff like zsh shell and lots of plugins using oh-my-zsh. Besides that, it will also set a new theme and some useful aliases for the terminal.

4. Install Softwares

Many softwares can be installed through homebrew-cask which makes the process way simpler:

curl -L | sh

Just make sure to move all apps from /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/ to /Applications. And to remove all installations files from /Library/Caches/Homebrew.

What's included?


Unfortunately some apps aren't available through homebrew-cask, so you need to install it manually.

App Store

5. Generate SSH keys for GitHub

Visit GitHub's official guide for instructions.

From that point on you're going to be able to do some git operations with GitHub \o/

6. Set Chrome Canary as default browser

  1. Launch Safari
  2. Apple ➜ Preferences
  3. General ➜ Default Web Browser
  4. Select “Chrome Canary” from the drop-down menu

7. Configure Sublime Text

Visit my Sublime Text preferences repo for instructions.

There you can find the whole list of plugins, preferences and snippets.

8. Install Alfred Workflows

Visit my Alfred workflow collection repo for instructions.

9. Set NPM user

npm adduser zenorocha

10. Download IE test VMs for VirtualBox

These take a while to download, so maybe do it on a separate day as a background process.

# IE8 - XP
curl -O ""

# IE9 - Win7
curl -O "{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar,4.rar,5.rar}"

# IE10 - Win8
curl -O "{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar}"

11. Profit!