Archive for the 'Apple' Category

List of Mac Tiger Universal Binaries compiled for PowerPC and Intel x86 platforms

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Now lots of people are compiling the open source application for Mac PPC platform into an universal binary.

To make it easier to find these testing binaries, I made a list here:

Take a look at some online forums for more information:

Updated on 09-01-2005

Mac OS X Tiger on a normal PC/laptop, a reality already!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Just got back from a vacation to Washington DC and NYC and started to wonder what happened during the two weeks that i was away.

WOW! I found this: Mac OS X Tiger now runs on a normal PC! A VMWare image of Tiger x86 is circulating on the P2P network now. It can be run inside the VMWare on any PC with Windows or Linux host systems.

These are just some preliminary tests and most of the PC hardware drivers are not supported in Tiger x86 yet. But it sounds like the reality of having OSX and Windows on a same PC is coming along faster than I expected.

For more information, you can check out this site dedicated to OSx86.

Yahoo! buys Konfabulator

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Great news!
From WoodenFish, I just learnt that Konfabulator was purchased by Yahoo!. The new release 2.1 is now FREE! :]

Konfabulator goes Yahoo!

For those who haven’t heard about Konfabulator: it is a super cool desktop widget manager for Windows and Mac OS X. Yes, I said widget, like the ones in Apple’s Dashboard bundled in the Tiger.

The coolest thing about Konfabulator is that it supports the Windows XP as well as Mac OS X. All the widgets are written in Javascript and cross-platform! So you can get some of that Mac visual style on your dull Windows desktop. Does that sound exciting?

At least I am very excited about the news. With the release of Apple Tiger, I thought Konfabulator will lose quite a lot of users just due to the fact that it is not free and the Dashboard is bundled with the Tiger. Now, with Yahoo!‘s promise to keep the software free of charge, we can expect a much wider spread. I can’t wait to see more fancy widgets now!

Open Disk Image in Linux/Mac OS X/Windows

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

The most common disk images are ISO files, with extension .iso
Under Linux/Mac OS X, the following command can be used to mount the ISO image to the directory /mnt/iso

mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mnt/iso

Windows doesn’t natively support disk images, so you’ll need a third-party software. I strongly recommend the FREE DaemonTools. It is light-weight (<500KB) but very powerful. It supports cue/bin, iso, ccd (CloneCD), bwt(Blindwrite), mds (Media Descriptor File), cdi (Discjuggler), nrg (Nero), pdi (Instant CD/DVD), b5t (BlindWrite 5).