Well, it’s definitely awhile since we posted here in this blog. Now we are wondering if our MacPowerPC community still using their PPC computer out there.
I took my iBook G4 and give it a try and for my surprise still turning on. I know we are so 2000Late but it’s a beautiful machine and as much as it struggle to do some tasks it’s hard working machine.
Next I will try to catch up where I stopped and see what I still can find out there for our PPC machines. I had so many I would like to share but I got into a really busy years 2016/2017 that I couldn’t focus in doing anything else. I missed going to my Heavy Metal concerts and posting here and now it’s time to put some music on and dig deep for those lost apps that it will make the different (If you still using PPC).
I didn’t receive a good news right in the beginning of 2015 to PowerPC community. Recently I found out that the great application/cloud storage Dropbox is dropping the support for PowerPC machines. This will leave us behind for good, not being able to sync devices with PowerPC computers will drop us down.
I really hope Dropbox will reconsider the decision and I believe many users of dropbox are PowerPC users due other computers/devices has their own cloud applications.
I want to point out the people from VivaPowerPC wrote a letter to Dropbox team and let’s hope they will supporting us.
We can always use the social media to let @dropbox know we are using the app.
I feel really happy and I get twitter/e-mail of people all over the place trying to get into the PowerPC scene. There are pretty much 2 ways, you can either use Mac OS X 10.5 or Linux (very update), also you can play both sides as long you have a good size hard drive.
Today is our 3 year anniversary. I want to thank all of you for supporting us all these years. We Mac PowerPC users must stick together for better or worse. We might not have the most powerful machines but we can be the most connected computer community. And I assure you we do have the most beautiful designed computers (G3, G4 and G4).
Show PowerPC some love and write some words on our wall.
* 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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
* 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).