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
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
Stellar Drive Toolbox is a complete Mac optimization and performance enhancement tool that can help Mac users to optimize, repair, manage, protect and clean their hard drives.
* Drive ToolBox – 2.5 (Demo) – PowerPC friendly Leopard 10.5 – http://www.drivetoolbox.com/ Stellar Phoenix * FileMaker Recovery – http://www.stellarinfo.com/mac-software/file-maker-recovery-software.php
More information – http://www.stellarinfo.com
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
I don’t know if every reader of this blog shares my philosophy that too much protection is never enough, when it comes to technology. In line with this mantra, the first thing I usually do after purchasing new or second hand electronics is to buy some hardware protection. It is my style to ensure I buy this from a different store that I purchase my hardware from, as I’m always looking for a better deal. BTW – Excuse me Apple Store, I don’t think I would ever pay that much money for a Michael Kors case! I’m not questioning the quality but the price is just off the charts! At the end of the day, it’st just a sleeve! Anyone that watches Project Runway knows that at the end of the day the most expensive part of merchandise is the name attached to it. Now, I know that It’s not my job to decide if the price is right or not, but I’m a customer and as a customer I would appreciate someone that could think ahead and create a laptop sleeve that brings more usuability to the customer. I’m pleased to announce that this isn’t crazy talk because someone (actually 2 people) really thought outside of the box and created SafeSleeve!
- SafeSleeve – http://igg.me/at/SafeSleeve/x/2939851
This project is still searching and raising funds to start putting this excelent Sleeve out there. SafeSleeve goes beyond just keeping your laptop protected…in fact, it actually protects you from your laptop! SafeSleeve is a multi-functional laptop accessory that provides protection for your computer when on the go and in use; and most importantly, personal protection from Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Radiation.
SafeSleeve also provides a desktop workstation that includes a mouse pad and is optimized to allow airflow to your laptop on any surface. In my opinion, this is a great touch, especially for those that are travelling all the time, as it’s not practical to rely on the provisions of your airplane seatback support, or the scratched, dirty surface of your local coffee shop.
SafeSleeve is a lightweight, sleek and stylish sleeve that will fit and protect most laptops. This combination of features, its sleek and stylish design, and premium quality makes SafeSleeve a must own for any laptop user.
You can also check this post out in our new Review section.
Folder Cleaner 1.1 – (Free) PowerPC 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard).
I’m not quite sure if I need this application yet, but Folder Cleaner is a very simple and handy application. Folder Cleaner deletes .DS_Stores files, resources forks and .Trash folders from a folder or an external hard drive. It could be very helpful if you use pen-drives very often and don’t want to waste your time waiting for Secure Empty Trash.
* Folder Cleaner - http://www.hypjo.fr/mac/#foldercleaner
I follow a Facebook Page called: Mac OS X Tiger PPC and recently they posted some great articles that resonated with me. I wanted to share these tips here:
One great post showed me that I had printer drivers installed that I 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 probably will save over 1GB of hard drive space!
Second Tip: To maximize your system, use an application called IceClean. It’s a powerful system maintenance and optimization tool using a built-in UNIX System.
IceClean 3.4.8 – (Free) 10.5 (Leopard) – Powerful and simple – http://www.macdentro.com/MacDentro/Home.html
IceClean 2.5 – (Free) 10.4 (Tiger).
For more information/applications for Tiger OS X Like http://facebook.com/MacOSXTigerPPC
Once I read this article on MakeUseOf (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/write-peace-distractionfree-editors-si/) and I thought that it was very interesting. I’m not a writer but sometimes when I want to write some articles here on PowerPC I sometimes have difficulties in focussing and concentrating. It’s hard to concentrate on drafting my text, with so many things going on my computer: Facebook, Tweets, E-mails popping up, things that I want to search on Google… At the end of the day, I just dont find myself writing as often as I’d like.
So from this article I installed and tried the following apps that work with Mac OS X and to my surprise, a few of them actually ran on PowerPC!!! Here are the results.
* JDarkRoom (15 Beta) – http://www.codealchemists.com/jdarkroom/ - Simple full-screen text editor, that you just have to run and start typing. You can change the background color, font and font size. It’s comfortable to write with JDarkRoom.
*Typewriter (2.0) – http://www.lifehackingmovie.com/typewriter-minimal-text-editor/ – Minimal Text Editor and again you just run it and start typing. With this program, you need to type ever word, no copy, no paste, no delete. It’s like you are on an old school typewriter and that’s what this application is all about.
*DarkCopy – http://darkcopy.com/ Simple, full-screen text editor that does not require installation. You do the task straight from your browser, I think is a great idea and everyone should try it.
I hope you guys enjoy one of these three options and before I start writing another post I will watch my anime. At the moment I’m very busy with the saga of Alabasta / One Piece!
And in case you were wondering which application I use to write my posts….at the moment I’m using AppleWorks 6 and sometimes iWork 8. But if I was a writer I would use Typewriter and JDarkRoom.
P.S.: After talking to the writer of the original post, he mentioned that FocusWriter has a version available for PowerPC… so it’s time for Mac PowerPC to dig deep on Google. We found out that FocusWriter 1.3.1 is fully compatible with PowerPC 10.5 and here is link (http://cl.ly/472a2N1d1w2Y), I uploaded it on my cloud account to make it easier for you guys and I have to mention that FocusWriter is a very good full-screen text editor with more features. If you decide to work with small windows you will have access to an easy menu! http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
Have I got a classic game for you! Open Sonic is an open source game based on the
Nintendo Sega classic, Sonic the Hedgehog. With this game you can control 3 characters simultaneously and there is a reason behind this style of game and it’s all about strategy! Don’t waste your free time, download right now and enjoy it! It’s also available for Linux and some other popular OS.
* Open Sonic the Hedgehog (Free) 0.1.4 PowerPC – http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/home/index.php
P.S.: Thank you guys for the comments.