Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default Customizing OS X: The Easy Way

In the past, customization for OS X has been difficult, if not next to impossible! With newer software tools however, it is possible to customize this ever popular modern OS to your liking. We examine the claims of several programs that help to make OS X feel like home.

You can read the full article here and discuss it here.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
linnerd40
Obliviot
 
linnerd40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 40
Default

I wish I could actually get OS X loaded on my ancient G4 PowerMac, just kinda scared about how it will run on dual 500mhz processors and only 256MB RAM. Never have got OS X to install though, except the first version, which was utter crap. Trying to load 10.4 always gives me a kernel panic message on boot
linnerd40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 01:03 PM   #3
MacMan
Partition Master
 
MacMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 436
Default Always remember....

Quote:
Originally Posted by linnerd40 View Post
I wish I could actually get OS X loaded on my ancient G4 PowerMac, just kinda scared about how it will run on dual 500mhz processors and only 256MB RAM. Never have got OS X to install though, except the first version, which was utter crap. Trying to load 10.4 always gives me a kernel panic message on boot
Always remember your memory and you should have no problems. Memory is pretty cheap now a days and OS X Tiger and even earlier versions like to have at least a bare 512 megabytes minimum, or preferably one gigabyte.

Jaguar should run ok on 256 mbytes, I have done it before, but again, remember to max your memory, by all means, if you can?

Dual processor Power Macs should be fine, however, with just 256 megabytes, but I wouldn't run more than one or two simple programs simultaneously. Certainly if you wish to use all of the customization programs with your PowerPC you need a gigabyte. Other-words, without it, your machine will run like a rabbit..... a rabbit with one leg that is!

If your Mac won't install 10.4 with the extra memory, chances are you have a hardware problem or a damaged install disk? I'm not a hardware type of guy, but if you know anyone who can perform diagnostics on your hardware for cheap or free.... by all means, get the thing checked out.

Best of luck with your ancient PowerPC G4, its a great machine. So, if possible, get more memory, because a Mac is a terrible thing to waste you know?
__________________

Last edited by MacMan; 07-06-2007 at 01:05 PM.
MacMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 05:11 PM   #4
linnerd40
Obliviot
 
linnerd40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 40
Default

Yeah, I know I need more RAM
Ram is so cheap these days, one would think that I could pick some up, but 256MB of PC100 ram costs almost 50 bucks! I could get a whole gig of good DDR2 ram for that price! And with only about $70 in cash right now... I don't see that happening anytime soon.
I want to get it set up really bad because I am good with Windows and Linux, but I still need work in OS X.

"because a Mac is a terrible thing to waste you know?"

That is the most awesome thing I have heard all day

Thanks!
linnerd40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easy Boot Win 7 OS Install from pen drives.... 2Tired2Tango General Software 7 02-08-2013 06:18 AM
Ripping Your Blu-rays the Easy and Free Way Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 14 11-14-2010 11:19 AM
Any Builders Try Ninite Easy PC Setup? eunoia General Software 2 04-24-2010 10:42 PM
Who Knew Upgrading a GPU Was So Easy? Rob Williams Video Cards and Displays 0 01-15-2010 03:02 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 PM.