Archive for the 'Mac' Category

Mac on PC ?

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.

Home Fileserver: ZFS hardware

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.

How to enable your DVD player to play DivX format video from DVD+R discs

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.

Leopard: first impressions

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.

Life on a hard drive

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.

Apple RAM prices

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.

Mac Pro: a solution for 2nd hard drive noise

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.

Bought a new Mac? Then read this

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.

Windows, Linux and Mac OS X shootout

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.

OS X Leopard to be compatible with Windows Apps?

I have been a Mac user only since Christmas 2004 and I can say that it was a great decision to go out and buy one. The operating system Mac OS X is the Rolls Royce of operating systems. The power, stability and security of UNIX (FreeBSD) underneath the hood, with the beauty and elegance [...]