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Category Archives: Joe’s Garage
With the addition of 16GB of RAM (four matched chips of 4GB RAM) my used/new-to-me Mac Pro is ready to go!
I just purchased a used 2009 Mac Pro to use as a replacement for my recently departed dual G5 Mac Pro which I also purchased used. It served me well as a graphic design and digital illustration production machine, and … Continue reading
Having received an email about the obsolescence of my Roku HD from the company that manufactured it, I recently wrote an obituary for my dear departed media player. I was in mourning, but it seems that the reports of my … Continue reading
I’ve sung the praises of the Roku set-top box before. For the uninitiated, Roku’s website can be found HERE or you can chase down articles I’ve written for this site HERE and HERE. The short story of the Roku is … Continue reading
My Independence Day project didn’t work out as I hoped.
I was upgrading and swapping parts and watching videos and plotting and planning, and what I thought was going to be a pretty good setup for new or at least newish rigs for my son and me didn’t quite work … Continue reading
I’ve recently completed building my third PC which also happens to be my third Hackintosh!
I built my first Hackintosh a little over a year ago, and I recently upgraded it to the latest operating system for Apple, but it’s always been bothering me whether it was a real Mac. It is certainly speedy as … Continue reading
My Hackintosh or Customac Mini as the folks over at TonyMacX86 call it was assembled inside of an Apex MI-008 Mini-Itx Case that included a 250W power supply and not a lot of room to spare. As I was assembling … Continue reading
iTunes was great.
Having completed my buddy Dan’s mighty Customac Pro, I decided to turn my attentions to my smaller but still wonderful Customac Mini and show it a little tender loving care in the form of a brand new hard-drive. The problem … Continue reading
The pile of PC parts that runs Mac’s operating system is referred to as a Hackintosh because you have to Hack the system with a few software workarounds in order for the software to cooperate with the non-Apple hardware.
…the second time around!Here are the two Hackintoshes or CustoMacs I’ve built. They are PCs I’ve put together, and on which I’ve installed Apple’s OS. For most all intents and purposes, they act and operate just like Macs. On top … Continue reading