This link is very interesting for all iPod users. How to sync iPods without deleting music : http://techchannel.radioshack.com/sync-ipod-deleting-music-1664.html
iTerm 2 is a replacement for Terminal and successor to iTerm. It’s PowerPC friendly and runs on 10.5 (Leopard).
* iTerm2 - http://www.iterm2.com/#/section/home
This is a utility to quickly and easily create a RAM disk on your Mac OS X.
* MakeRAM Disk – http://boredzo.org/make-ram-disk/ (PowerPC 10.3/10.4/10.5) – Panther/Tiger/Leopard. #PowerPCFriendly.
A RAM Disk has no permanent storage and it will be forgotten at shutdown. But is at least as fast as your hard drive. It’s a very intriguing utility that you might love or you don’t need it.
…and bingo, TeamSpeak 3 or (18.104.22.168) works on PowerPC – Leopard 10.5.8. It’s cross platform VoIP with crystal clear voice communication. Great application!
* TeamSpeak 3 (Demo) – http://www.teamspeak.com/
TeamSpeak 3 continues the legacy of the original TeamSpeak communication system previously offered in TeamSpeak Classic (1.5) and TeamSpeak 2. TeamSpeak 3 is not merely an extension of its predecessors but rather a complete rewrite in C++ of its proprietary protocol and core technology.
With over nine years of experience and leadership in the VoIP sector, our engineers have created a flexible, powerful, and scalable solution granting you the ability to customize and tailor your voice communication needs any way you desire. New users and TeamSpeak veterans alike will now enjoy a completely new experience in voice communication using TeamSpeak 3′s unmatched functionality and powerful new features.
I have been looking for an application like this one that I’m about to share for a long time now. It’s very straight forward so do not expect anything other than its ability to play music. In this instance, the one benefit is that it plays music with style.
* Retro Player 1.7 - (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.3 or later. It’s a simple music player that looks like a retro LP player, complete with on/off button and speed adjustor(33/45). You also can “fast forward” into a specific part of the album by moving the arm and placing at your desired location. You can also choose the amount of record noise you want to hear, and the program will insert the “snaps and pops” that you’d expect from an LP.
I have my conventional Vinyl Player and I’m always on the look out for adding classic Vinyls to my collection… but this app is awesome. I’m always playing random MP3s with it. The only thing I wish there was a way to open more than a just a single album. http://www.studio-kura.com/ Download here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16405/retroplayer
Talking about Players, it’s your lucky day… I have one more.
* Cabrio 1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 8.1 or later. Yes you guys read that right Mac OS 8.1!? This is a simple and cool MP3 player that is always good to have to play something that is not in your iTunes or library files. http://cabrio-os.en.softonic.com/mac
I found this very interesting: http://www.macyourself.com/2010/01/07/solution-to-finder-error-code-36-in-10-6-when-copying-folders/
I admit that I regularly get e-mails asking me how to watch Netflix on a PowerPC, so I thought I had better answer this question to the masses. In the past I did some research but I didn’t have time to finish the post. Here are some of the links and resources that I have to share with you:
I don’t have a Netflix account so I’m not sure if works or not.
This Link it says to Delete InstallationCheck from the “Show Package Contents” > “Resources”.
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Here is very interesting, the steps with Firefox worked well. It’s something to consider.
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* CleanMyMac 2 - http://macpaw.com/cleanmymac
As we know, a clean computer can help your machine to work faster. There are many applications that help you to maintain a clean, organized and healthy computer. If you are one of those people who never turns off their machines (like me), or someone who drag and drops things to their desktop to deal with later, you’ll love CleanMyMac2.
Awhile back we mentioned CleanMyMac as being an awesome application to have installed and running on (10.4 and 10.5) and we still stand by this comment. Recently we got a message from MacPaw requesting that we review CleanMyMac 2 compatible with (10.7 and 10.8) Only. Unfortunately this means that CleanMyMac 2 is not compatible with PowerPC. PowerPC users will have to download CleanMyMac Classic.
The main reason that I believe in this application is because it is one application with everything you need and not other way around. It’s so easy to control and keep an eye on your Mac. I Choose Full Scan and went to grab a coffee and a few minutes later my Mac was clean and had freed up a good amount of hard drive space for me to use on other programs or files.
Also, I have to point out some of the great features like Large & Old Files that will show folders and files you have on your system and you can also see how long ago you last opened them, and you can even sort them by size. iPhoto Cleanup and Trash Cleanup is very handy…and can also help you to free up more of your valuable space!
One of my favorite features is that it’s now much easier to uninstall applications you don’t use anymore and you will find out just how long ago you last used them. Be sure to check the Leftovers tab to make sure your unwanted app did not left anything behind!
Last but not least: Eraser is a feature that will secure erased files or folders you don’t need/want anymore.
Before we finish this post let’s not forget about the interface. Here is a huge plus for us: if the Classic version was already very straight forward and simple to browse, then version 2 is quite simply unbelievably well done. They’ve managed to make it easier for us to be more organized. In my opinion, CleanMyMac 2 is the best way to go minimalist when it comes to your computer!
The question before I write this post is Why we do not save our documents? I just lost my entire post because of sheer laziness… Lesson learned and now it’s time to move on!
We have been posting here for awhile now and my PowerPC friends know that I always try to find free or low cost applications to share for many reasons. Sometimes I come across some non-free applications that I think my readers would be interested in, and post them anyways. These products often have features that the free ones do not…
EagleFiler 1.5.10 (Demo) – PowerPC 10.4 – Tiger / 10.5 – Leopard. It’s an easy way to archive and manage all your documents, and various other pieces of information including e-mails, web pages, etc. Organize everything into folders and add tags and notes to make it easier to search for later!
* http://c-command.com/eaglefiler/ (Go Support for the version 1.5.10). The new version is not compatible on PowerPC.
MacLampsX 2.0 (Free) PowerPC 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard).
I just came across an app that lets you play around on your Desktop! MacLampsX brings light to your Desktop, it allows you to decorate for Christmas and many other holidays. It has a small set of default holidays but also allows you to create your own. This version allow you to add bigger bulbs and to play music at your own discretion. Happy Holidays with your PowerPC!
I follow a very nice Facebook Page called: Mac OS X Tiger PPC and they post useful material that I felt obliged to share with you here.
They basically show that we have printer drivers installed that we don’t use, which can be found in Hard Drive/Library/Printers. Carefully remove the folders for printers that you don’t use and you will likely save over 1GB of hard drive space!
A second tip to maximize your system is an application called IceClean, which is a powerful system maintenance and optimization tool using UNIX built-in System.
* IceClean 3.4.8 – PowerPC friendly – 10.4 (Tiger) / 10.5 (Leopard) – Powerful and simple – http://www.macdentro.com/MacDentro/Home.html
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.
Facebook is one of the sole reasons people spend more time in front of a computer than ever before. Personally, I blame timeline because for some reason you always want to check what your friends are doing/sharing. I have a really small list of friends/family and I only add family and friends that I know “in real life”. But anyways when it comes to PowerPC users we are very limited in finding Facebook applications compatible with our system. Some time ago I posted about a menu tab and recently found another option to share with you today:
* Facebook Desktop 1.9 (Shareware) – PowerPC Leopard 10.5. It looks like a browser but its very dynamic and already has tabs for Facebook, Twitter, Chat and Lifestyle. It’s really nice to browse and it ran very well on my iBook 1.07GHz. The only problem is this is a Demo version and you can only run it for 5 minutes at a time. The developer’s web site it’s offline so it’s hard to contact them to get a serial number. Anyways I still think its a good application to share with you:
I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications. Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer. Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!
A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies. Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic! In my travels, I’ve come across a great program called Avidemux.
* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later. It’s free open source and multi-platform software. The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.
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Nmap – (Network Mapper) is an open source tool for network exploration and security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts.
Nmap 5.51 TEST2 – PowerPC - https://secwiki.org/w/Nmap/Mac_OSX_PPC
Let’s get back on track, now MacPowerPC is running an application test on an iBook G4 (1.07GHz + 1.25GB Ram) and that my dear readers is quite good! I will still be looking for something more power like PowerMac G5 (dual) with 4GB Ram but this is a search for the future, and all the document processing we are doing on a PowerBook G3 (Pismo – 400MHz + 320MB Ram) Running 10.3.9. We decide to share the work because some applications ask to save your work for you, but sometimes others just restart automatically and if you are typing the material you lose it. Anyways…
We all know about Guitar Hero, so I would like to share an incredibly funny game that runs on our favorite processor.
* Frets On Fire – 1.3.110 (Free) – PowerPC 10.4 or later. It’s really fun to play this cross platform game. It’s like playing Guitar Hero on your PowerPC. Don’t waste your time, download now and start having fun! - http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/