Ubuntu 18.10 now available

(Talospace - 20.10.2018, 08:25) As reported in the official announcement, Ubuntu 18.10 is now out of beta and with many useful changes. A server install ISO image is available for ppc64le, which you can then convert to the desktop flavour.

Oregon State University Provides Power9 GPU Resources

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 19.10.2018, 14:24) By: Chris Sullivan, assistant director for biocomputing, Oregon State University Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing The Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB) are excited to now provide access to POWER9 AC922 Newell Systems (8335-GTG). The AC922 is the newest in… Read more The post Oregon State University Provides Power9 GPU Resources appeared first on OpenPOWER.

AI to Improve Rural Healthcare Discussed at OpenPOWER Summit Europe

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 18.10.2018, 14:08) By Dr. Praveen Kumar B.A. M.B.B.S, M.D., professor, Department of Community Medicine, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research It was great to attend the OpenPOWER Summit Europe in Amsterdam earlier this month. As an academia member from a medical background, it was the first completely technical forum I had… Read more The post AI to Improve Rural Healthcare Discussed at OpenPOWER Summit Europe appeared first on OpenPOWER.

Why go social: Collaborate, learn, and innovate – Footprints outside the firewall

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 16.10.2018, 09:39) The Open Source Summit North America 2018 in Vancouver, to describe in a few words was a diverse gathering that touched upon all aspects of an open source project and work involved, and more. In the keynotes, Jim Zemmelin talked about how Linux has grown into the most important software platform in the world. To […] The post Why go social: Collaborate, learn, and innovate – Footprints outside the firewall appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

OpenPOWER Summit Europe Provides Broad Collaboration Opportunity

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 15.10.2018, 22:15) By Yaroslav D. Sergeyev,  Ph.D., D.Sc., D.H.C., President, International Society of Global Optimization and Head of Numerical Calculus Laboratory, University of Calabria I recently attended the OpenPOWER Summit Europe in Amsterdam. Organized by the OpenPOWER Foundation, a group founded in 2013, the Summit is an excellent platform for exchanging ideas… Read more The post OpenPOWER Summit Europe Provides Broad Collaboration Opportunity appeared first on OpenPOWER.

MXE fix for ppc64le

(Talospace - 14.10.2018, 17:33) One of my favourite tools is MXE, which ably builds Windows applications on your platform of choice as shown in the screenshot, and offers many libraries and toolks such as SDL, SDL2, Qt and NSIS. (I use it for OverbiteNX, for example.) However, the current version does not build on ppc64le because the gcc cross-compiler needs a later patch for POWER8+ which wasn't backported. Now it's been backported. While waiting for the pull request to enter the main tree, you can pull from our Github fork if you want to try it now. The Talos II really performs nicely in QEMU, even with pure TCG emulation of the x86. ReactOS boots very smoothly on it.

It's baaaaa-aaack: TenFourFox Intel

(TenFourFox Development - 13.10.2018, 07:23) A polite reminder: if you're going to link to this build, link to this post please so that people can understand this build doesn't have, nor will it ever have, official support. It's back! It's undead! It's ugly! It's possibly functional! It's totally unsupported! It's ... TenFourFox for Intel Macs! Years ago as readers of this blog will recall, Claudio Leite built TenFourFox 17.0.2 for Intel, which the update check-in server shows some determined users are still running to this day on 10.5 and even 10.4 despite various problems such as issue 209. However, he didn't have time to maintain it, and a newer version was never built, though a few people since then have made various attempts and submitted some patches. One of these attempts is now far enough along to the point where I'm permitted to announce its existence. Riccardo Mottola has done substantial work on getting TenFourFox to build and run again on old Intel Macs with a focus on 32-bit compatibility, and his patches have been silently lurking in t

An Exploration of Large Model Support in PowerAI IBM Caffe

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 11.10.2018, 04:42) Introduction Large Model Support (LMS) is a feature provided in IBM Caffe that allows the successful training of deep learning models that would otherwise exhaust GPU memory and abort with “out of memory” errors. LMS manages this oversubscription of GPU memory by temporarily swapping tensors to host memory when they are not needed. IBM POWER […] The post An Exploration of Large Model Support in PowerAI IBM Caffe appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

Kyligence Inc – Kyligence Enterprise

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 09.10.2018, 17:56) Kyligence provides a leading intelligent OLAP platform powered by Apache Kylin to enable interactive big data analytics with high concurrency from on-premises to the cloud.   Kyligence flagship product Kyligence Enterprise, powered by Apache Kylin, brings instant insights on massive datasets for business users and data analysts. With cutting-edge machine… Read more The post Kyligence Inc – Kyligence Enterprise appeared first on OpenPOWER.

TenFourFox FPR10b1 available

(TenFourFox Development - 08.10.2018, 21:05) TenFourFox Feature Parity 10 beta 1 is now available (downloads, hashes, release notes). This version is mostly about expanded functionality, adding several new DOM and JavaScript ES6 features, and security changes to match current versions of Firefox. Not everything I wanted to get done for this release got done, particularly on the JavaScript side (only one of the ES6 well-known symbols updates was finished in time), but with Firefox 63 due on the 22nd we'll need this period for sufficient beta testing, so here it is. The security changes include giving document-level (i.e., docshell) data: URIs unique origins to reduce cross-site scripting attack surface (for more info, see this Mozilla blog post from Fx57). This middle ground should reduce issues with the older codebase and add-on compatibility problems, but it is possible some historical add-ons may be affected by this and some sites may behave differently. However, many sites now assume this protection, so it is important that we do the same. If you bel

Initial Blackbird specifications announced

(Talospace - 07.10.2018, 16:48) Raptor in a series of tweets has made initial announcements about the specifications of the new Blackbird system. As expected, it is a single POWER9 CPU system with two ECC DDR4 2.666GHz RAM slots, two PCI slots (x16 and x8), onboard HDMI via an AST2500, same NIC as the Talos II, 4x onboard SATA and 5.1 sound with S/PDIF out. Combined with an estimated under 100W power consumption (with a 4-core CPU), which is very welcome, and you have a system that can live in many more settings than a desktop workstation. Maximum core count was not yet announced, but our guess is that the Blackbird will top out at 8, nor a price. We're planning to preorder one of these and we'll review it (and compare it with the big T2) here. Update: A Raptor Wiki entry is now available which seems to confirm that 8 cores is the limit on this machine "due to power delivery limitations." In addition, 8-core systems have a slightly slower all-core turbo frequency. Raptor says on Twitter they "should in fact be able to support the full 8 co

TenFourFox and Hack2Win

(TenFourFox Development - 07.10.2018, 01:06) After a diligent analysis of the test cases and our existing code, TenFourFox is not known to be vulnerable to the exploits repaired in Firefox 62.0.3/60ESR. Even if the flaws in question actually existed as such in our code, they would require a PowerPC-specific exploit due to some architecture-dependent aspects of the attacks.

Raptor confirms Talos II not subject to Supermicro chip hack

(Talospace - 04.10.2018, 21:14) Bloomberg dropped a bomb earlier today alleging Chinese state actors compromised thousands of Supermicro motherboards by infiltrating the supply chain to insert tiny, almost undetectable chips as exfiltration hardware. The chips, manufactured by the Chinese military, were designed to look like innocuous board components but actually contained memory, networking and sufficient processing power to apparently exploit the machine's BMC at a very low level. The devices could literally do almost anything, and do so in a way that could be nearly undetectable. It should be said in the interest of journalistic accuracy that Apple, which jettisoned Supermicro servers from its data centers for reasons it said were unrelated to this issue in 2016 and disputes the account, and Amazon, which vehemently denied the report, have both attacked the article (as well as Supermicro, of course). Nevertheless, we are informed by Raptor today that the Raptor systems, from the Talos II to the brand-new Blackbird, are designed and man

New POWER9 version of IBM Performance Simulator now available!

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 04.10.2018, 20:11) A new version of IBM Performance Simulator for Linux on POWER is now available. This version adds support for the POWER9 family of processors. The IBM Performance Simulator processes instruction traces and produces cycle-accurate reports on how those instructions traverse the processor microarchitecture, cycle-by-cycle. In this way, resource bottlenecks and scheduling dynamics can be analyzed […] The post New POWER9 version of IBM Performance Simulator now available! appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

Distributed Deep Learning on IBM Cloud Private

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 04.10.2018, 16:25) IBM PowerAI Distributed Deep Learning (DDL) can be deployed directly into your enterprise private cloud with IBM Cloud Private (ICP). This blog post explains how to do that using TCP or InfiniBand communication between the worker nodes. We will use the command line interface, however the Web interface could also be used for most of […] The post Distributed Deep Learning on IBM Cloud Private appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

GPU-accelerated Data Warehouse SQream DB Boosts Query Performance by Up to 150% for IBM POWER9 Users

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 04.10.2018, 16:11) GPU-accelerated Data Warehouse SQream DB Boosts Query Performance by Up to 150% for IBM POWER9 Users Powerful trinity of SQream DB, IBM POWER9 and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs achieves unprecedented performance improvements and increased throughput NEW YORK – OCT. 3, 2018 – SQream, developer of SQream DB, the GPU-accelerated data warehouse… Read more The post GPU-accelerated Data Warehouse SQream DB Boosts Query Performance by Up to 150% for IBM POWER9 Users appeared first on OpenPOWER.

"Tiny Talos" reveal scheduled for tomorrow

(Talospace - 04.10.2018, 07:35) The mATX "Tiny Talos" has a reveal date tomorrow at OpenPOWER, and seems to have an official name: Blackbird. Updated: It's official! Specs to follow.

Fruitfly and the Power Mac

(TenFourFox Development - 04.10.2018, 07:04) First, some updates on TenFourFox FPR10. There are a couple of security related changes, some DOM updates and some JavaScript ES6 compatibility updates which should fix a few site glitches. However, I'm also trying to track down a debug-only regression in layout present in at least FPR9 and possibly earlier, and there are at least two major sites broken that I do not have a clear understanding of why (and are not regressions). Unfortunately, it is unlikely there will be a solution in time since FPR10 is timed to come out with the next Firefox on October 23ish. New information came to light recently regarding Fruitfly, also detected by some antivirus systems as Quimitchin, which was discovered quietly infecting machines in January 2017. An unusual Mac-specific APT that later was found to have Windows variants (PDF), Fruitfly was able to capture screenshots, keystrokes, images from the webcam and system information from infected machines. At that time it was believed it was at most a decade old, placing the ear

IBM Business Partner Testimonials about IBM POWER9

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 03.10.2018, 21:12) The Developer Portal provides many resources for IBM Business Partners and clients, such as Data Scientists and Academics. This portal gives an in-depth look at the latest IBM technologies such as IBM Cloud Private, Deep Learning and AI, Docker, and open source packages created for Power Systems. There are also resources for you to try […] The post IBM Business Partner Testimonials about IBM POWER9 appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

OpenPOWER Foundation Accelerates Developer Adoption at OpenPOWER Summit Europe

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 03.10.2018, 16:07) More than 250 industry leaders and OpenPOWER Foundation members registered and are convening today at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe 2018 in Amsterdam. The two-day, developer-centric event themed “Open the Future” includes sessions on technologies like PCIe Gen4, CAPI, OpenCAPI, Linux, FPGA, Power Architecture and more. Front and center at OpenPOWER… Read more The post OpenPOWER Foundation Accelerates Developer Adoption at OpenPOWER Summit Europe appeared first on OpenPOWER.

Ubuntu 18.10 beta announced

(Talospace - 28.09.2018, 19:59) The beta release of Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" is now available. The release notes are currently a little sparse but the update is good news for our *buntu audience. As we previously reported, Ubuntu 18 is the first release to support the POWER9 and should "just work." You can download the server image, which you should be able to convert to a workstation installation.

Reviving a Non-Responsive 7300/200

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 26.09.2018, 17:45) I am happy to report that the Happy Macs lab is once more fully operational, after a move of 100’s of miles from its old home to its new home. Of the 28 or so computers that were moved, there was only one “casualty” – my cherished Power Macintosh 7300/200. It would be fair to […]

Wistron Demonstrates OpenFOAM MotorBike Benchmark Results on MiHawk

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 26.09.2018, 14:42) By Wistron Corporation OpenFOAM® (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) is one of the most famous open source packages to solve complex fluid flows which involve chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, acoustics, solid mechanics and electromagnetics. To evaluate how the Power9 system could improve OpenFOAM computing, we used the MiHawk–2U2S… Read more The post Wistron Demonstrates OpenFOAM MotorBike Benchmark Results on MiHawk appeared first on OpenPOWER.

Fedora 29 Beta announcement

(Talospace - 25.09.2018, 19:16) The official Linux distro here at Floodgap-Talospace is Fedora, and we use 28 on our own system. Fedora has now made an announcement for the F29 beta, scheduled for final release by the end of October. Among other improvements in F29 are expanded modular repositories and GNOME 3.30, along with other updated core libraries. Oddly, the images available for download do not, as of this writing, include any build for ppc64le. However, a ppc64le release is planned for the Server flavour, You can download beta Server images for ppc64le, which you can then turn around and convert into Workstation.

Chromium on POWER9 ready to land

(Talospace - 25.09.2018, 19:01) As reported on the Chromium development mailing list, patches are ready to land to make Chromium production-ready on the Talos II and other POWER9 systems. The last remaining blocker in libvpx was worked around by disabling VSX-AltiVec support, presumably temporarily (the patches TenFourFox uses for AltiVec VP8 and VP9 are maintained independently and are not part of libvpx). This includes a functional JavaScript JIT using V8. Chromium is an important dependency for many tools, such as QtWebEngine, so this port definitely improves the T2's viability and compatibility as a workstation. However, I'll say as a personal note, and with full disclosure as a long-time member of the Mozilla community, moves like Chrome 69's forced integration with Google web services (even cookies won't be cleared unless you log out) continue to make me unwilling to support this project myself even though I'm glad it exists. At least there are alternatives like Ungoogled Chromium, at least for right now. Firefox doesn't have a JIT,

R.I.P., Charles W. Moore, a fine man who liked fine Macs

(TenFourFox Development - 24.09.2018, 20:44) A farewell and au revoir to a great gentleman in making the most of your old Mac, Charles W. Moore, who passed away at his home in rural Canada on September 16 after a long illness. Mr Moore was an early fan of TenFourFox, even back in the old bad Firefox 4 beta days, and he really made his famous Pismo PowerBook G3 systems work hard for it. Charles definitely was of the same mind I think a lot of our readers here are: "Even after going on a decade and a half, I still find them [his Pismos] a pleasure to use within the context of what they’re still good at." I'm sure most of us will agree the same is true for any classic computer in general and particularly Power Macs as a whole given how underwhelming Apple's current Mac offerings are. While later on he upgraded to a 17" Big Al, and although I admire the Pismo my favourite Mac laptop to this day remains the wonderfully customizable PowerBook 1400 (with a G3/466, thank you very much, and still looking for a solar cover!), I can think of few people who bore

Alpha Data – ADM-PCIE-9V3

(OpenPOWER Foundation - 24.09.2018, 16:02) The ADM-PCIE-9V3 features a 16 lane PCIe Gen3 or 8 lane Gen4 capable interface, which allows for maximum data throughput. The ADM-PCIE-9V3 is equipped with front IO via 2x QSFP28 sockets, each supporting one 100GbE or four 25GbE interfaces. Full profile card slots can also support two additional 100GbE interfaces… Read more The post Alpha Data – ADM-PCIE-9V3 appeared first on OpenPOWER.

How to Distribute Keras Training with PowerAI DDL

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 19.09.2018, 18:42) The 1.5.3 release of PowerAI includes updates to IBM’s Distributed Deep Learning (DDL) framework which facilitate the distribution of Tensorflow Keras training. In this article we will walk through the process of taking an existing Tensorflow Keras model, making the code changes necessary to distribute its training using DDL and using ddlrun to execute the […] The post How to Distribute Keras Training with PowerAI DDL appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

Using nvidia-docker 2.0 with RHEL 7

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 19.09.2018, 13:48) UPDATE: After publishing this article, NVIDIA updated the nvidia-container-runtime-hook to version 1.4.0. There is now no longer a need to manually create an OCI config file in /usr/libexec/oci/hooks.d. The install steps below have been modified to account for this. For any user upgrading from nvidia-container-runtime-hook 1.3.0 to 1.4.0, you MUST Remove your copy of the […] The post Using nvidia-docker 2.0 with RHEL 7 appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

OS disk mirroring (SW RAID1) in Redhat ppc64le

(Linux on Power Developer Portal - 14.09.2018, 08:47) https://hwengineer.blogspot.com/2018/07/redhat-ppc64le-os-disk-mirroring-sw.html For information on configuration and restore operations ppc64le (POWER8) based on the Ubuntu SW RAID, see http://hwengineer.blogspot.com/2017/03/ppc64le-power8-ubuntu-sw-raid.html In Ubuntu ppc64le environment, you can configure OS mirroring for the mdadm device (SW RAID1) 2 through disk configuration. Unlike the x86 architecture, in ppc64le architecture, PReP partition has to be called to hold the boot loader. […] The post OS disk mirroring (SW RAID1) in Redhat ppc64le appeared first on Linux on Power Developer Portal.

The G5's Hidden Fan

(G5 Center - 04.09.2018, 02:22) Dan Knight has taken Low End Mac to Facebook with some groups there that both over-populate my feed with random old school Mac stuff but also bring great joy to readers and enthusiasts like myself. Definitely subscribe if you are interested. A nugget that crossed my feed this week was this excellent article on how to access the hidden fan on your PowerMac G5. Granted, it's not actually hidden per se, but if you clean your G5, you may miss this one. It's a clever little engineering nugget and a good idea to at least take a look if you are having cooling issues. Read more: http://thehouseofmoth.com/a-little-known-fact-about-the-power-mac-g5-and-what-to-do-with-this-information/ -- Nathan

TenFourFox FPR9 available, and introducing Talospace

(TenFourFox Development - 01.09.2018, 08:26) TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 9 final is now available (downloads, hashes, release notes). There are no changes from beta 3 except for outstanding security patches. Assuming no changes, it will go live Tuesday evening Pacific due to the US Labor Day holiday. Allow me to also take the wraps off of Talospace, the new spin-off blog primarily oriented at the POWER9 Raptor Talos family of systems but will also be where I'll post general Power ISA and PowerPC items, refocusing this blog back to Power Macs specifically. Talospace is a combination of news bits, conjecture and original content "first person" items. For a period of time until it accumulates its own audience, I'll crosspost links here to seed original content (for the news pieces, you'll just have to read it or subscribe to the RSS feed). As the first long-form article, read this two-part series on running Mac OS X under KVM-PPC (first part, second part). Upcoming: getting the damn Command key working "as you expect it" in Linux.

TenFourFox FPR9b3 available

(TenFourFox Development - 27.08.2018, 03:34) TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 9 beta 3 is now available (downloads, hashes, release notes). This version has site-specific workarounds for Github's sudden hostility to TenFourFox (fixed using the same workaround we use for Imgur) and pages that use the new version of Cloudflare RocketLoader (by essentially defeating it). I also reduced idle time deferral for a couple rare crashes on the test systems that seemed to be from low memory and added a little tuneup for HTML5 parsing from Firefox 55. Of the security patches that landed in this version is a specific one for an issue that affects 10.5, but not 10.4. It's more of an information leak than anything else and wouldn't seem to be very common, but I was able to exploit it on the test network, so now it's worked around. Our implementation is completely different from Mozilla's largely for performance reasons since we only have two operating system flavours to worry about. Watch for the final to emerge this weekend sometime, for public release next Tuesday

HappyMacs Gopher Site Back on the Air

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 26.08.2018, 19:44) Progress update from the HappyMacs lab. I am pleased to report that the HappyMacs Gopher site is once more “on the air”. Please visit gopher://happymacs.ddns.net to access a wide ranging library of vintage Macintosh software.

Happy Macs Lab Progress, Mac IIfx and Apple IIgs

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 26.08.2018, 02:26) At long last, the corporate relocation that has shuttered the Happy Macs lab for the past six months is finally complete. It has been a long and tortuous process but at last it is done. Our new home has a large and custom-built space in the finished basement that will grow into the Happy Macs […]

TenFourFox and legacy addons and their euthanasia thereof

(TenFourFox Development - 21.08.2018, 23:54) Presently TenFourFox uses Mozilla Addons as a repository for "legacy" (I prefer "classic" or "can actually do stuff" or "doesn't suck") add-ons that remain compatible with Firefox 45, of which TenFourFox is a forked descendant. Mozilla has now announced these legacy addons will no longer be accessible in October. I don't know if this means that legacy-only addons will no longer be visible, or no longer searchable, or whether older compatible versions of current addons will also be no longer visible, or whatever, or whether everything is going to be deleted and HTH, HAND. The blog post doesn't say. Just assume you may not be able to access them anymore. This end-of-support is obviously to correlate with the end-of-life of Firefox 52ESR, the last version to support legacy add-ons. That's logical, but it sucks, particularly for people who are stuck on 52ESR (Windows XP and Vista come to mind). Naturally, this also sucks for alternative branches such as Waterfox which split off before WebExtensions became mandato

Debian PPC Status Update

(PowerPC Liberation - 18.07.2018, 04:44) Earlier this month, the migration of the Debian PPC port from Debian's main archive to the Debian ports archive was completed. The DSAs' shut down of the powerpc buildds on the main archive was a result of the PPC port no longer being a release architecture. With this change, also comes the need to update one's sources.list file. Also keep in mind that if you want to continue running Debian on

Ars Technica takes another trip to the past

(System Folder - 06.07.2018, 20:53) After Andrew Cunningham’s experiment in 2014 with a PowerBook G4 running Mac OS 9.2.2, another tech writer from Ars Technica goes vintage, with an even older, but more fascinating setup: a Macintosh IIsi (introduced in late 1990), running System 7.5.5, and connected to a Macintosh Portrait Display (similar vintage). Back then, I wasn’t particularly satisfied […]

Lame MP3 encoder for Mac PowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 02.06.2018, 02:56) We mentioned here about how great Audacity is, but we can’t forget to mention that you may need this encoder to convert your projects into MP3. Lame MP3 Encoder 3.100 > Download here > http://lame.sourceforge.net/   Thank you 😀

Quadra 610 Update: Death Chimes

(G5 Center - 31.05.2018, 21:21) This is a short sad post. After the work on the Quadra 610, getting the SCSI2SD card working, and doing a little cleanup, I made a mistake. I left the 610 running by accident over night, sitting at the "It Is Now Safe to Turn Off Your Mac" screen. In the morning, when I went to reboot it, death chimes. I put the Quadra away for now, but it's not looking good. I'll see if some time off revives it, but I am a sad Mac restorer. It's probably motherboard related since I have taken everything off of the motherboard just to see. I'll loop you in if the status changes. -- Nathan

The Quadra 610 Lives

(G5 Center - 15.05.2018, 15:04) Good news - the Quadra 610 lives. And boots. There are still some issues to work through, which I will get to eventually, but my blood, sweat, and broken pieces of plastic might be worth it. Here are a few of my learnings: The case plastic is brittle. I thought I had both a dead cdrom and floppy drive, but after some stubborn attempts, I got the machine to boot off of a Disk Tools floppy. Turns out I needed a working floppy disk that wasn't older than my kids. Apparently, the cdrom drive is dead. After a successful boot, I was happy to see the Quadra has 40MB of RAM. I invested in a SCSI2SD (version 5b) during a sale on eBay. While it was a little tricky to get setup, don't overthink it. Make sure you set the SCSI ID correct, a maximum of 2GB partitions, and don't try to DD an image onto a partition unless you know exactly what you are doing. The Quadra was not booting at all for a while when I plugged in the SCSI interface in, because I had tried to put a Mac OS 7.6.1 cdrom on the first partition i

Back with a surprise

(PowerPC Liberation - 14.05.2018, 07:15) Hello everyone. I hope you have all been well. My apologies for falling off of the face of the earth. It is wild how time flies by. Enough about that though, it is time for the surprise. There will be more details and plans shortly. It has already been quirky but hey, it is a G5 after all. It is good to be back.

Blast from the Past > Anniversary of PowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 12.05.2018, 20:24) It’s still strange to me that this small blog is actually celebrating 7 years of anniversary.  The original idea was only to post a couple of posts/apps that worked on the PowerPC, but we kept finding more and more out … Continue reading →

FinderPop for MacPowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 30.04.2018, 20:04) FinderPop 2.5.7 Right in the middle of 2018, I’m doing my standard search for PowerPC apps and found FinderPop which has brought a whole new life to my “pretty” and “powerful” 15 year old Mac computer. FinderPop is a simple, … Continue reading →

Screenium update > 2.1.8

(Mac PowerPC - 25.04.2018, 19:58) Quick note > Great news, after re-checking we found out > Screenium 2.1.8 also works on PowerPC 10.5 😀   Thank you.    

Screenium for Mac PowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 23.04.2018, 22:31) This week, I found a fantastic app that runs and works great on PowerPC – Leopard! Screenium 1.5 or 2.1.8 is software that allows the user to record what’s happening on the screen. Super convenient if you’re someone with a … Continue reading →

Networking Your System 6 Mac

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 01.04.2018, 23:02) At this point in our series of posts about System 6, we have explored why you might be interested in System 6, what sorts of Macintosh units you might want to purchase to support that interest, and what minimum “starter kit” of software you might need to get you started in this new environment. Now […]

Audacity for MacPowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 23.03.2018, 21:06) Sometimes we have these apps that are a must to have installed and we always forget to mention them because we assume everybody already knows about them… I realized that Audacity is one of these fantastic apps…so I am going … Continue reading →