PowerPC :: Hacking A PPC G5 To Intel?

Jun 24, 2008

I am a victim of progress. I needed my Power pc G5 to complete a photography job and sure enough 3 months later....the switch to intel....I have heard rumors of people putting intel motherboards into their g5s.

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PowerPC :: Hacking Powerbook G4 Battery

Mar 26, 2008

My Powerbook G4 is only 2 1/2 years old, and yet my battery only lasts for a short time. I've read various consumer reports that laptop batteries these days (regardless of computer brand) only last 2-3 years, so this disappointingly seems to be the norm.A replacement battery from Apple costs quite a bit, so I can't help but think that if I replace the battery cells inside the battery casing myself I could save a bundle. This and this site shows how, but so far I haven't found anything specific concerning the Powerbook G4 battery. Does anyone here have more info on the subject?

By the way, what's the best way to "reset" the battery? My Mac seems to be uncertain of how much power the battery actually has (it might show 45 minutes left, then suddenly turn off) -or maybe this is just a sign of a worn out battery.

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Mac Pro :: Lacie Ethernet Disk Hacking Possible?

Oct 20, 2010

Does anyone here have personal hands-on experience with hacking a Lacie Ethernet disk? I heard it's possible to make them run as a extremely cheap server.

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OS X :: Apple's IPhone, Safari On Mac Exploited At Annual Hacking Contest

Mar 25, 2010

Virtually every major browser and operating system were targets at this week's "Pwn2Own" hacking contest, with Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 vulnerabilities exploited, along with flaws in the iPhone OS.

On the first day of the competition based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, researchers found a way to take advantage of Apple's Safari browser in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, its latest operating system, according to CNet.

Unsurprisingly, Charlie Miller, principal security analyst with Independent Security Evaluators, took home the $10,000 prize after he hacked Safari on a MacBook Pro without having access to the machine. He's the same researcher who cracked Safari in Mac OS X last year, taking home the $5,000 prize. He also hacked a MacBook Air in 2008 at the competition.

Miller has also repeatedly said that he believes Macs are a safer alternative to Windows PCs for average users. He cited the lack of malware on the Mac platform as the principal reason for his recommendation.

Last year Miller also discovered an SMS hack in the iPhone that Apple quickly patched after it was made public. But researchers at this year's Pwn2Own found yet another SMS hack to take home a $15,000 prize.

Ralf-Phillip Weinmann, from the University of Luxembourg, and Vincenzo Iozzo, from German company gained access to an iPhone that was not "jailbroken," a procedure that allows users to run unauthorized code and unlock the handset for use on unapproved carriers.

By making a user visit a malicious Web site, the exploit allowed the researchers to access the phone's entire database of text messages, including deleted ones. The two wrote the hack in about two weeks, and the data was received in the competition in under 20 seconds.

The two said the hack could be modified to allow access to more data, such as contacts and photos. The transfer takes place without the victim ever knowing they have been hacked.

By accepting prizes at the Pwn2Own competition, put on by TippingPoint, the exploited methods are revealed only to the affected company so that they can patch the exploits.

Also hacked in this year's competition was Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser. Peter Vreugdenhill, an independent security researcher from the Netherlands, took home a $10,000 prize by taking advantage of two vulnerabilities for a four-part hack that compromised the user's system.

Another person who went solely by Nils, the head of research MWR InfoSecurity in the U.K., discovered an exploit in Firefox in the 64-bit version of Windows 7. He took home a $10,000 prize.[ View this article at [URL]]

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Hacking Internet Speed: Slow Connection?

Apr 10, 2012

I am trying to download MediaWiki 1.18.2 and it is stuck downloading! 

* I have all apps closed.

* The router/modem and computer are in range.

* The correct network is chosen (SkyCaptian)

* I can access the internet on my iPod without problems. 

The internet speed is less than 1 mb/s, I am looking for a way to hack this speed?

iPod and iTunes, Mac OS X(10.6.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Malware/hacking Attack - Redirect, Login & Password And Fake Email Setup

Jun 7, 2012

I have a mac mini and macbook pro.   As you will see, the issues are complex.  I spoke to both Apple and my server many times:  all determined to help solve the issue as a technical problem, but rather complacent about the strong possibility of new malware.  Both ended up basically with 'dunno'.    Needless to say, I backup regularly via time machine. These probs represent the downside!   My workplace techs said one was probably flashback (dealt with as per apple advice), the other like dnschanger - but a new and more invidious version. I'm probably giving away too much information, but it's a bit late to worry about that.   

Both did different things AT THE SAME TIME, with the same sites.  Therefore, it was definitely not a server issue.  Both were consistent.I've had odd behaviour:  redirect included bypassing my proxy server and going online despite not putting in login details, and after logging in: in both instances, I was taken to Wikipedia front page.  Also:Many times, lists of links instead of genuine front pages:  Apple and server. Only 'big names' seemed affected.  Other times, it looked ok but when I clicked on links I got nothing. I had problems logging on to App store and broadband provider, as well as software sites (2 x legit big apple-oriented companies).  After the going online and redirect issue above, I decided to create new apple id and o2 email.  I did a secure (as far as it goes) 7-layer wipe  of the macbook, and reinstalled.Within a week, I had odd behaviours again.  Two examples:

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OS X :: IChat Hacking Warnings From IChat?

Nov 27, 2009

I was away from my computer for a day and when I returned I had an IM from a Screen Name that has been harassing me for a couple of months. They keep trying to video chat me or IM me, but I never answer. When I returned to my computer this morning, there was an IM that I opened and was finally going to say something to the person, but when I opened it, there was a couple of messages saying that they have downloaded all of my information and passwords and files. I am going to attach a photo so you can see. It looks a little fishy. I called Apple and they have never seen it. There are no articles about anything like it on google. The persons SN is bolded which is odd since usually when iChat tells you if someone has signed off or on, the SN is not in bold. Also iChat never gives warning messages like these. I feel like it is some script for iChat that someone started using. If not and someone has in fact hacked my system, which I don't believe someone can do through iChat, can someone let me know what to do. Also if they hacked my system some other way, I don't see why iChat would warn me about it and not something else in the computer.

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PowerPC :: Non-intel IMac G5 Upgrade To Intel Dual Core Processor?

Nov 29, 2007

Has anyone tried to upgrade their old iMac G5 with a new Intel core Duo processor? If so how do I go about installing one?

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Mac Pro :: Migrating From PowerPC To Intel?

Dec 22, 2010

some of my apps are universal binary, some not. Am I asking for trouble in using the migration assistant, or will the Mac do it's thing and sort it all out on it's own?

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PowerPC :: Upgrading G5 To Intel

Feb 2, 2007

Can I upgrade my G5 dual 2.0 with intel chips? I am really feeling hurt, that I bought a MAC and then Apple "upgrades" there Mac with intel chips. And what hurts eben more is the games now coming out are only for Intel Mac's only. I am not a hard core gamer... but I would still like to play a couple of the new games coming out.

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PowerPC :: Intel Into A Imac G4?

Feb 15, 2008

can you drop an intel chip into a imac g4? i dont have a mac but i was just windering, you see i am use to pc type stuff... so its probably a stupid questan.

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PowerPC :: G5 And Intel HD's Swappable ?

Jan 4, 2010

I just got a iMac G5 (pre iSight) and I'm trying to start it up holding down option while it's connected to a duplicate version of my MacBook's HD on an external firewire HD and it's not being able to boot from it . My Macbook works fine when I do this if I feel like trying something out on the external drive 1st .

The only thing I can think that's wrong is that the G5 & Intel HD's are not swappable . This could ruin my plans of putting a drive in the iMac the same size as my Macbook and simply copying over all the contents through restore w/ target disk mode .

Is that what I'm dealing w/ ? And if so does anyone know a way around it besides having to reinstall all my old programs and files into the G5 piece by piece ?

My intel MacBook is still running Tiger and that's what's on the iMac as well.

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Intel Mac :: Move Accounts From PowerPC Based To Intel Based?

Feb 15, 2012

I'm sure this has been asked before so please forgive me. I have found arguments that say just use Migration assistant to some saying I need to cherry-pick certain items.

Info:PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 4 GB Ram

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PowerPC :: IBook G4 Vs Intel C2D Mac Mini

Jan 29, 2008

I love my PowerBook G3 Firewire (a.k.a. Pismo or 2000) but it isn't the zippiest computer ever. So as I find the pismo is more a collector's item than it is a regular laptop I have decided I'm going to try to sell it on eBay. It's got a 500MHz G3, 256MB RAM, 1MB L2 Cache, DVD drive, and an $80 hard drive I installed myself with 80GB. I hope to get about $350 for it? I have $120 in addition to what I'll get from the pismo.

eBay has dual core mac minis like new or in sealed box with 1GB RAM and everything for $450 and $475. I was first considering an iBook G4. I don't have another laptop to bring between my mom and dad's houses. The advantage of a laptop for me is keeping my data I need with me. I have a portable hard drive but the computers over at the other house aren't totally mine like the ones here. I could always upload everything to a .Mac account but then I couldn't access it from a windows computer? I guess what it comes down to is the iBook G4 being a computer with a big future ahead of it. If it will run the latest apps and stuff for the next 3-5 years without problems (I don't really do video/music editing, yet, but I am a power user) then I'd be happier with the iBook G4 and then my brand new custom built PC could do windows and osx86 when I finally get that going. If the iBook won't be then I should really just go with the mac mini instead because I'll need a good mac for the future.

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PowerPC :: Possible To Convert / Upgrade G5 To Intel?

Jul 30, 2009

I am a lifetime Mac owner, but I am really pissed at Apple for not allowing the new version of Final Cut Studio to run on a G5, only on Intel processors. I have had my Quad G5 for 3 1/2 years and I don't want to buy a new computer. So here is my question: Is there anyway to upgrade my G5 to an Intel processor? or is there anyway to get the new FC Studio to run on my G5?

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PowerPC :: Intel Mini - PPC IBook?

Apr 29, 2010

I've been running on a "dual-oldies" setup -- G4 Mini for main/personal work, and G4 iBook as my mobile unit/business HD. I often Firewire them together so I can do business stuff with my main monitor and keyboard.

I finally decided that I don't mind an older/slower field unit (and I actually like the fact that if my laptop dies/gets stolen/falls off a bridge, I can just buy a "new" iBook for cheap as long as I have the data backed up elsewhere). But I really need to update the Mini to the latest model, because it just doesn't keep up with my multitasking needs anymore. Before I do, though, should I be worried about compatibility issues if I keep linking these two computers together as I've done in the past?

I know there are some issues with booting an intel from a PPC. What else should I keep in mind?

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PowerPC :: How To Use An Intel Mac Mini To Run Programs On A G5

Jun 24, 2010

how to use an Intel Mac Mini to run programs on a G5.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Does The 10.7.2 Have Intel Or PowerPC Processor

Apr 11, 2012

Is it straightforward to download neooffice for mac book pro?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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PowerPC :: G5 FPS VS Intel - Speced Graphics Card

Nov 3, 2006

Why is it that an Imac G5 doesn't perform nearly as well as even the Core duos in terms of FPS?Why is it that the PPC artictechture seems to not be able to run games as well, even with a comparably speced graphics card?I can't really seem to formulate my question:Let's pretend we have two computers that are exactly the same speed. (Yes I know Intel macs are way faster than PPC)WHY oh why would the PPC computer do terribly compared to the Intel?

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PowerPC :: Does OS X Require Intel Based Chip?

Oct 1, 2007

A friend has a G4, can that laptop run OS X 10.whatever? I know nothing about the Apple laptops...does OS X require an Intel based chip? (I assume a g$ is NOT Intel based.)

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PowerPC :: Upgrading Imac G5 Intel Processor

Aug 14, 2008

if it was possible to swap out the first intel processors with the newer ones the imacs are coming with. i found this info and mainly looks just as tricky as open heart surgery to risk my imac doing, and thats just replacing the processor itself.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Transfer From G5 To Intel?

Dec 10, 2008

I have a G5 PowerMac from 2004 (I can provide more details about the machine if it's necessary), that has essentially broken down and I do not currently have the money to fix it. A friend of mine has a brand new Intel Mac Pro. I want to install my G5's hard drive as a second hard drive on his Mac Pro.

My questions are:
1) Is this even possible?
2) Can I do this without losing the content of my hard disk?
3) Is there an available guide, or could someone run down the detailed steps, of doing this?

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PowerPC :: Putting Mac Pro (Intel) HD Into Power Mac G5 Without Reinstalling OS X?

May 17, 2009

I decided I wanted to use the 1TB HD that's in my brand new Mac Pro in my late 2005 Power Mac G5. I installed the HD and started up the Power Mac. I was planning to insert the OS X disk and have to reinstall the operating system.

But it booted up fine and seems to be working perfectly. I thought I would have needed to reinstall OS X since the hardware/specs are completely different (especially the processor Intel V PowerPC). I thought it would be having some kind of Mac Pro in Power Mac body freak-out!

Is that not the case? Can I go ahead and use this sucker without any dramas? I've read iMovie 09 isn't compatible with PowerPC. Will all the other system and iLife 09 software work OK?

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PowerPC :: How Quad G5 Slow Than Intel Core 2 Duo

Jun 26, 2009

I have always been interested in getting a G5, ever since they came out. I might be able to nag a Quad G5 for very cheap, but I have a question. I know that an Intel Core 2 Duo is faster than a G5, but how is it faster than the Quad? What exactly makes the Intel faster than the G5? I am looking at the Apple specs of the Quad and to me, it looks like a really solid computer, especially for 2005.

2 Dual Core 2.5GHz PowerPC Processors
1MB Cache Per Core (4MB Total)
FSB 1.25GHz Per Proc
Up to 16GB DDR2 PC2-4200

So, what makes the G5 Quad, or even Dual Core/Dual Proc G5's so weak?

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PowerPC :: Dual Core Intel PowerBook?

Jul 20, 2009

What is up with this? Link:Intel PowerBook

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PowerPC :: Clone Intel Mini HD And Put In G3 Ibook?

Dec 8, 2009

I am getting an Ibook G3 from a friend and it is kinda old, I think the HD is about 20gb and i am sure it is running panther. I would at least like it to run tiger, that is what i have in my intel mac mini. Is there a way to clone the HD of my mini and maybe get a slightly bigger HD for the ibook and just use the clone from the mini in the ibook? I dont want to put much money into the ibook as far as buying the os and such because im sure it has or will get the gpu problem sooner or later. I just want to know if it is possible to do this task.

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PowerPC :: Transferring ITunes Library From Intel To PC?

Aug 2, 2010

is it safe to move over a couple of my whole itunes library (which includes all music, iphone/ipad apps, movies and books) from my mbp to a g5 tower just by making a copy of the library.

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PowerPC :: Powerbook G4 - Last Model Before Intel - Kernel Panic

Sep 7, 2010

I have a BIG problem with my old powerbook. I have decided to format it.

It came with tiger, I had installed leopard with an upgrade DVD (not full version).

What I did: I inserted the leopard upgrade dvd and told the pb to initialize and install. After a while I had an error message. It already deleted everything, so when I insert the leopard dvd, it doesn't find any other OS, therefore I can't install the upgrade.

NO PROBLEM, I have the 2 tiger DVD. I insert the first one, pressing C, no. It does not start.

NO PROBLEM, I connect via firewire the powerbook to a macpro. I open the cd 1 of tiger (in the macpro) go to the installation file, and start the installation via firewire. It tells me that I have to partion the disk in Mac os extended with an option "GUI" (something like that).

I have noticed that the GUI mode is for an intel based mac, but mine is ppc...but if I select any other option the system doesn't allow me to continue with the installation of OSX]

I did it, and the installation proceeded well. After a while It asked me for CD2, I inserted it and finished the installation succesfully.

Now I started my powerbook...and is not working, again Kernel Panic...but now there is the OS installed, so...why?

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PowerPC :: How To Transfer The Data From The IMac HDD To Intel Mini

Aug 31, 2006

I have an old Summer 2000 iMac DV SE running Tiger. Recently when I powered up the machine I saw the display flicker a bit then went dead. I also began to smell something burning from the rear ventilation ports. Now when I press the power button, it lights up for a brief moment then the burning smell returns.

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PowerPC :: Intel Versus G5 With Universal Binary Applications

Nov 28, 2007

Do Universal Binary applications (Adobe Illustrator CS3) run quicker on Intel than on Power PC if the machines were similary spec'd maybe due to better architecture etc. E.g. a "G5 PPC 2.0Ghz" vs "iMac C2D 2.0ghz". I'm looking for real world application use rather than benchmarks. Wondering if it is better to go second user on a G5 or splash out on a new iMac/MacPro?

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