Category: Macintosh Experiment

I am not a PC…

The last Apple I bought had “//e” following the name…

The Macintosh Expirement – Final

The final installment of my 30 day Macintosh Experiement. And a For-Sale ad. 🙂

Day-24 (Mac Experiment)

I told you I had no concept of days right? Well I think it’s an “I can use this” thing.  The only downside I’ve found so far probably has more to do with my outdated hardware than anything else. I’ve since upgraded the SIngle Processor 1.6Ghz G5 to a dual-processor 2.5Ghz G5.  The difference in …

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Day-5 (Mac Experiment)

Ok, I might be sold. Though the outdated hardware has posed a few limitations, I’m not so worried about that.  I did just order a Dual 2.5Ghz G5 off Ebay for $300 because the one thing I *AM* driven nuts by is the pounding that this single 1.6Ghz PPC chip is completely incapable of taking.  …

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Day-4 (Mac Experiment)

So I’m trying a disk upgrade.  One of the spare 250G drives I threw into the Mac when I got it failed (Lower-bay, which I’m assuming was disk-2 of 2) so I decided I would try my hand at upgrading the disk. I realized that the 250G drives i put in there won’t be enough …

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Day-3 (Mac Experiment)

My definition of “Day” changes…well…daily. I’m having to do some shuffling of data off my old PC Workstation and I found something interesting. MacOS can’t WRITE to an NTFS volume without a third-party driver.  It can read from it just fine. I ran into a situation where I had to consolidate data from 2x 2TB …

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Day-2 (The Macintosh Experiment)

Ok, Day 2.  The Mac is now under my desk where my PC used to be. So far It’s been a mixed bag.  But part of that is kind of understandable. I’m running an older G5, with the PPC970 chip in it.  (Only one of them 1.6Ghz, 800Mb FSB) This means I’m already seeing some …

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Day 1

I’ve never actually owned a mac.. I guess right up until now. It was a gift.  I didn’t buy one.  Had no memory or hard-drives but hell, those are cheap right? Had no operating system….  Not as cheap but still easily doable.  (*WAY* cheaper than Windows – Score 1 for Apple) I’m installing to an older …

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