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OK, Now We’re Done

With the addition of 16GB of RAM (four matched chips of 4GB RAM) my used/new-to-me Mac Pro is ready to go!

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Swimming in the Low End

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

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Affinity Designer

I’ve been playing with a ten-day trial of what for me is going to be the Adobe Illustrator killer. It’s called Affinity Designer.

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New Home for the Hackintosh

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

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The DRM Blues

iTunes was great.

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Making it a Mac

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.

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It’s ALIVE!

It was around Christmas time when Apple was rolling out their modern marvel of industrial design, the black and beautiful Mac Pro, and my good friend Dan was starting to get an itch for a new toy. He liked the … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the Hackintosh

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Taking it for a spin…

It could be argued that building a CustoMac mini represents a false economy in that time is money and a lot of time and frustration could have been saved by just going to the Apple store and buying one of … Continue reading

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Did it work?

Last time I told you about assembling the PC from the list of parts provided by Tonymacx86. I have worked on and torn apart Macs and PCs before, but this was the first one I ever built. There was some … Continue reading

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