PDF Writer for PowerPC

* PDF Writer for Mac – 1.2.1 – Download Here  (10.5 / Leopard).  I think it might work on 10.4 Tiger.

PDFwriter is a printer driver for Mac OS X, which will let you generate PDF files by simply printing. PDFwriter is heavily based on CUPS-PDF. It doesn’t use ghostscript to generate PDF files, instead it uses the Mac OS X internal pdf capabilities.

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Using AdFly

Hey guys I just want to heads up what is happening on this blog right now.  We decide to try to use the system of AdFly.

What it does?

Well,  when you click on some links it brings you to AdFly page and it will show some ads for 5 seconds and then you can skip the ad on the top right corner.  It takes literally only 5 seconds.

We from Mac PowerPC started posting here since may/2011 (we have 231 posts). It almost 3 years posting about applications and things to do with your old good Macintosh. I get many e-mails from people telling me that they started using their old Macintosh that once was lost in closet.  I’m very happy when I get this kind of feedback because  we are recycling these machines and we are getting most of our money back, I believe when you bought the latest G4 and G5 back in the day you spent a good amount of money.

Reality:

I do appreciate all the donations (but it very rare when it happens).  I understand is hard to give money for something that you are getting for free, and free is the deal that we are always looking to post here, you can check almost all the posts they are about fee applications.  But I have bills to pay with this blog, every year I have to renew this blog/ address/etc and it cost me money to keep this blog running, believe me I’m not making money out of this I’m just trying to make it pay for itself.

I only hope you guys understand the situation and don’t make a big deal about it.

Please let me know what you guys think about it, since we changed (2 days ago) we just got 1 bad feedback.

Thank you all.

 

Youtube + Leopard Market

We are in great shape in 2014!   I have a list of applications that people have suggested for me that I’m looking forward to share with you very soon.  But before that, I want to share a great post from my “brother-blog”  PPCLUDDITE, who does great work to keep our “senior citizen” of technology alive and kicking since 2010.  Recently he found a very interesting way to watch Youtube videos, check this link for more information: http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com/2014/02/new-gui-app-for-youtube-dl.html .
I also want to share a project from a new blog/site that has a lot of potential and good ideas for PowerPC users.  They created an AppStore for PowerPC which they named “Leopard Market”.  As the name says, it’s pretty much for Leopard OS X and the forum links + news you can be reviewed here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1705790 .  But he also is behind the PowerPC Archive, a site that you will find great material to download and make your Mac PowerPC more productive, which I’ve linked right here: http://ppcarchive.dyniform.net/ once you get there don’t forget to check the Blog category for news/tips/etc on the PowerPC Centre -http://powerpccentre.wordpress.com/
Keep your PowerPC ON.

2014 …and Justice for us.

This is my first post after a long vacation!  I really tried to keep in touch and do some research but for so many reasons I couldn’t get back on track and actually I was most of the time “off line”.

We are on our way through 2014 and I’m glad to see you’re all still using PowerPC!  I was pleasantly surprised to see that people have started collecting the PowerPCs…I saw that the G3s have gone straight to the “rare list” and noted an iBook clamshell on eBay costing over $200.  The message is simple:  if you’re lucky enough to have one, then hold on to it because you might get way more in a few years!

A while ago I received an e-mail from Zen (PowerPC Liberation: http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.com) telling me that a copycat was mirroring his blog.  I was very surprised that we get to this point where people would steal material for unknown reasons, because if this person is looking to make money with ads, frankly PowerPC material is not the most popular technology online!  Also he copied everything and I mean EVERYTHING.  So please, as we are becoming a very united and close group if you guys see something suspicious let’s give a heads up to each other and share information.  We PowerPC users know where to get news/information and if there is a new blog with a suspicious material let’s report it.

I’m glad to know that Zen found out and reported to Google and they removed the copycat blog.

I have new recommended blogs/sites that I’ve stumbled across, and highly recommend that you all take note of what they’re posting.

* My Abandonware – http://www.myabandonware.com If you are looking for an old game here is place to start.  Games from 1980 to 2002.

* FreeSMUG – http://www.freesmug.org/start If you’re looking for Open Source software that is still available to your Mac PowerPC, then here is place to stop by and take a look around.  Graphic section is really good!

* MacOS9Lives – http://www.macos9lives.com This blog will definitely will bring you back to the roots. I can see you taking your G3/G4 machine out of the closet and powering it back on. Mac OS 9 Lives (just saying).

 

Blogs / Sites and everything else.

Recently our friends from PowerPC Liberation – http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.com – celebrated a birthday.  Like me, these guys tirelessly work to ensure our beloved PowerPCs stay relevant.  We wish them all the best and many more years of PowerPC related blogging to come.  Some of their focus has been to keep Mac OS X running for applications that do not require internet, for internet material they are 100% Linux for security reason.  Keep your eyes on PowerPC Liberation because they continue to provide good information about how to transit from Mac to Linux and all the Linux related applications that you just can’t live without!

* Tech Laggard – http://www.techlaggard.com/ – I really like this video, its totally worth watching.

* The Mother Ship – http://macmothership.com – Awesome Web-Site with great information about Macintosh and Lisa.  The Galleries are great and don’t forget to visit once you click the link, which displays historic flyers, ads, brochures, etc. The information spans from 1976 to 2002…it’s fascinating!  Mac Mother Ship has done a beautiful layout on their web site. Way to Go!

* Elvira Sweeney’s Old Mac Love – http://elvirasweeney.com/oldmac/index.html – Why not browse some random information to see what people think about the G4.

* OldVersion – http://www.oldversion.com/mac/ – Because newer is not always better.  And that is what this web site is all about.

* Humanize Technology – https://techuman.wordpress.com They do have good material related to Technology and some PowerPC material.

* HappyMacs – Quadras, Cubes and G5s – http://happymacs.wordpress.com Awesome blog also working with Pre-Intel Macs material.  I just found it because they made some good comments on our material and we always welcome new blogs to our group.

* GamesWidgets – http://g-a-m-e-w-i-d-g-e-t-s.blogspot.com/ – Yes they do deserve a space here, this blog is awesome, I always find good games to run on DashBoard.

Changing Computer’s Name on Mac

So let me guess…you bought a second hand Mac computer for a great price and you did not ask or the seller if he/she had the original intall discs and now you have a machine that displays it’s previous owner’s name, which annoys the hell out of you.

The first thing you need to do is create a user account (PLEASE) as Administatror.

After that you can change the name by going into System Preferences > Sharing and on the top “Computer Name” You just type the name you want it to read.

Also you can do the same trick on Terminal…which I recognize that some of you hate messing with it, but I also understand that others have a lot of fun.

sudo scutil –set HostName new_hostname

Simply replace new-hostname with any name you want your hostname to be changed to, like MacPowerPC.

sudo scutil –set HostName MacPowerPC (press enter)

You will be asked for admin password:

In addition to HostName, LocalHostName and ComputerName can be changed.

It’s worth taking a look at this too – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

I found this post very interesting for second hand buyer.  No password, no root, no cd? No problem! – http://www.macobserver.com/tip/2003/06/16.1.shtml

If you guys have some tricks about changing name or something similar, please leave on comments.  Thank you for sharing :)

App Store/iTunes Card $10,000 Why Not + New Blogs

I understand that a few of you won’t like the idea that the PowerPC is not allowed on Apple’s App Store but just imagine an App Store Card with a value of U$10,000. Did you start salivating? I would buy tons of music and apps for my iPhone and as long as any PowerPC user could use this card on the iTunes Store, would make me happy. I would be able to download all the new records that I want to listen to and because it was free money, I’d try out new bands I’d never heard of before! So I don’t want to get too excited, so I will stop here. The good news is that PowerPC users still have a shot at this, even without an App Store on our machines… you go to this link, fill out the form and cross your fingers: http://www.apple.com/ca/itunes/50-billion-app-countdown/entry-form/

Good luck…I understand that they are about to hit 50 billion downloads worldwide!

http://apple.com + Some new blogs

What do you guys think about a PowerPC forum? Our friend created one and we are happy to share it with you. Also we have some new blogs coming out to better support the PowerPC community. As you know we take pride in supporting the outcasts, because apparently the Mac PowerPC is one of them! You also can see this post later in Recommended.

PowerPC Forum - http://macintoshwasteland.com

MacMiniG4 – http://macminig4.wordpress.com

TheChurchofApple – http://thechurchofapple.com/ This is my sister blog, it’s not PowerPC related but there is great information about Apple.

AllAboutSteveJobs – http://allaboutstevejobs.com/ Oh we defenitely miss Steve Jobs.

MacMotherShip - http://macmothership.com/

MyMac - http://mymac.com – Publishing since 1995