The Ultimate GUI: Vista or MacOS X? Or…

November 16th, 2006 skr3dii 26 comments

Now that Vista is RTM, you can ask yourself which one has the best GUI ever.
MacOS X or Vista?

And the answer is………. L.I.N.U.X. !!!!

A collegue was running it on Ubuntu at work.
Wow, when I saw that, I could just not believe my eyes…

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*NEW* XInfoAqua script (X-Chat)

November 14th, 2006 skr3dii No comments

Remember that script made by Spaz to print your system info?
This was not working anymore with the new 8.8.1 kernel….
Prasys and Joey just released a new modded version, works great with X-Chat 0.16.

Download here

Instructions:

Just drop the file to Application –> X-Chat Aqua —-> Plugins. Restart X-Chat.
To ‘show-off’ your mac in the #chatrooms , simply type /macinfo
Please don’t spam.

If you have any problems , just hop by to #scripts – irc.macspeak.net

Here is what my /macinfo outputs:

HacPro X86
CPU Intel Pentium D 2.66GHz @ 2.66GHz [SSE3/PAE/XD/EM64T/DualCore] L2 Cache
1024K RAM Used 638.7MB/1.0GB Virtual 405.81M/1024.00M Disk Used 195.19GB/234.22GB
Display GMA 950 [64 MB of shared system memory/CI/QE/Q2DE] 1280×1024@75Hz
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.8 (8L2127) Kernel: Darwin 8.8.1 Uptime: 4:45 (Nov-14-2006 : 23:33)

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fdisk saved my OS X partition

November 14th, 2006 skr3dii 2 comments

After installing Vista on my second primary partition, dunno how, but…
My third primary OS X partition was not bootable anymore!!!

Maybe it was related to Vista installer, maybe to MacDrive I used to read HFS+.

The problem was the type of my OS X partition has changed from AF to 07 !!!
The type has become NTFS! duh!

My grub was giving me HFS+ parition error… Impossible to boot back in OS X…
I booted a linux livecd and ran fdisk:

su -
fdisk /dev/hda
p (list partitions)
t (assign type)
(choose the partition to change the type)
af (set type to af)
w (write changes to disk and reboot)

Yaye! I booted back in OS X86 !!

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Install Vista native

November 12th, 2006 skr3dii 1 comment

Vista is driving me crazy! I can’t install it on my second primary partition!
I’m just getting that error message from Vista installer:

“Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation”

Solution:

Jeez! Setting the install partition active just did the trick! This sucks!
You simply can’t install Vista on a partition that’s not set Active!
Let’s forget that Microsoft crappy OS and back to MacOS X !

Monkey, finish the job!

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Vista under VMWare

November 11th, 2006 skr3dii No comments

Just got Vista running under VMWare Fusion beta on my Hack Pro X86 :-)

Apple iBook with 12'', 14'' Display

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MacOS X Expose under Vista

November 10th, 2006 skr3dii No comments

Simon on the (dot)Net decided to create a clone of the
MacOS X Expose under Windows Vista.
It is based on Aero Glass mode.

Click on the screenshot to download the latest binary release.

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MAC OS X 10.4.8 Intel Only Jas

November 10th, 2006 skr3dii 2 comments

It’s been one week now that it’s re-seeded on the green demon.

Known Issues:

If you have an Intel GMA 900, select the GMA package while installing.
However, this package has it’s permissions set incorrectly
and the GMA 950 kexts need to be deleted so that the GMA 900 kexts load.
This needs to be fixed post install.

The GMA 950 is working properly.

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