I’d heard of ‘Hackintosh’ and various attempts people have made to build their own computer to run Mac OS X, but I wondered if Mac OS X would run on a new computer I had just built — surely not, but I decided to find out.
After deciding that I would use Sun Solaris and its ZFS file system as the foundation for a home fileserver, the next part was to select compatible hardware, as Solaris has fairly limited driver support for hardware.
After my Panasonic DMR-EH57 HDD/DVD video recorder refused to play DivX format video from DVD+R discs recorded on my Mac Pro’s ‘SuperDrive’, I looked for a solution and found one, which I will now describe.
After using Leopard for a week or so, here are my first impressions but, overall, it seems like quite an improvement over the last version of Mac OS X, which was already pretty good.
With the ubiquity of digital cameras and camcorders, it is becoming ever easier to record and organise your family memories and, ironically, the safety of these recorded memories is becoming ever more jeopardised due to the flawed nature of recording media such as CD ROMs, DVDs and hard drives.
If you have an Apple Mac and have been thinking of upgrading the memory in it, it pays to shop around, as there is a huge difference in prices to be found.
Adding a second internal SATA 2 hard drive can make your normally whisper-quiet Mac Pro quite a bit noisier. Here’s a solution that worked for me.
I bought a new Mac recently and was thinking of how I was going to get the new machine configured to work in the same way as the old one.
Having been a Windows, Linux and Mac OS X user, amongst others, I prefer Mac OS X. Let’s take a brief look at what each OS offers you.
If you think that some text on your display is hard to read then there just might be a way to improve it.