Spectre Number 4, STEP RIGHT UP!

(TenFourFox Development - 24.05.2018, 01:07) Updated based on IBM's documentation.In the continuing saga of Meltdown and Spectre (tl;dr: G4/7400, G3 and likely earlier 60x PowerPCs don't seem vulnerable at all; G4/7450 and G5 are so far affected by Spectre while Meltdown has not been confirmed, but IBM documentation implies "big" POWER4 and up are vulnerable to both) is now Spectre variant 4. In this variant, the fundamental issue of getting the CPU to speculatively execute code it mistakenly predicts will be executed and observing the effects on cache timing is still present, but here the trick has to do with executing a downstream memory load operation speculatively before other store operations that the CPU (wrongly) believes the load does not depend on. The processor will faithfully revert the stores and the register load when the mispredict is discovered, but the loaded address will remain in the L1 cache and be observable through means similar to those in other Spectre-type attacks. The G5, POWER4 and up are so aggressively out of order with memor

A little Talos of your very own

(TenFourFox Development - 20.05.2018, 18:10) I haven't had as much time to work on getting QEMU and Firefox functional/useable on the Talos II over the last few days because of work complications (I'll be reporting on that in a few weeks), but Raptor has heard those of you who are still suffering sticker PTSD from the Talos II and announced the Talos II Lite. Yes, think of it as the Mac mini G4 to the Talos II's Quad G5. This comparison is not completely inappropriate because the T2L has only one CPU socket (the T2 has two) and thus only 24 PCIe lanes, split amongst an x16 and an x8 (the T2 fully loaded has two x8s and three x16s), and "only" 8 DDR4 slots (the T2 has 16). You can still cram one of the 22-core demons into one of those, though. Starting price is "just" $1399.99, though as with the Talos II the CPU is extra ($375 for 4-core to $2575 for 22-core), the RAM is extra ($255 for 16GB to $2950 for 128GB), and the storage is extra (Microsemi SAS starts at $300 plus drives, or a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe 500GB for $350, or a four-port SATA controller fo

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

Secure mail on Power Macs is not a good idea

(TenFourFox Development - 15.05.2018, 07:39) Arguably it hasn't been a good idea for awhile, but the EFAIL hack now makes it possible to decrypt even previous encrypted messages as well as current ones. All known mail clients for PowerPC OS X that can render HTML are vulnerable, including Apple Mail, Thunderbird and Tenfourbird. Earlier clients that lack this functionality are not vulnerable to this specific exploit, but their encryption capabilities are likely insufficient or not otherwise current, so they should not be considered secure either. The EFAIL vulnerability is not as severe as it might sound because a key requirement is that an attacker already have access to the encrypted messages. If you used the tips in our security recommendations for PowerPC OS X to improve the security of your computer and your network connection, the odds of this occurring are not zero because the attacker may have already collected them in the past through other means, but are likely to be fairly low with the holes that remain. The risk can be mitigated further by d

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 →

TenFourFox FPR7 available

(TenFourFox Development - 05.05.2018, 06:48) TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 7 final is now available for testing (downloads, release notes, hashes). There are no other changes in this release from beta 3 other than remaining outstanding security patches. It will go live Monday evening Pacific time as usual assuming no showstoppers over the weekend.

A semi-review of the Raptor Talos II

(TenFourFox Development - 02.05.2018, 17:03) After several days of messing with firmware and a number of false starts, the Talos II is now a functioning member of the Floodgap internal network. It's under my desk with my other main daily drivers (my Quad G5, MDD G4, SGI Fuel and DEC Alpha 164LX) and shares a KVM. Thanks to the diligent folks at Raptor, who incredibly responded to my late night messages at 2am Pacific, the fans are now much more manageable and I'm able to get proper video output from the Radeon WX 7100 (though more on that in a minute). As proof of its functionality, I'm typing this blogpost on the Talos instead of on the G5. Here it is in its new home: I'll call this a "semi-review" because, well, the system is a work in progress and getting the most from it will take time. Relatively little is optimized for PowerPC these days, and even less still for little-endian PowerPC or POWER9 in particular. If you want performance benchmarks, you can read Phoronix's performance tests which are substantially more thorough than anything I could gin

Unboxing the Talos II: it's here!

(TenFourFox Development - 02.05.2018, 09:07) UPDATE: Read a semi-review of the Raptor Talos II!This post is being written in TenFourFox FPR7 beta 3. More about that in a day or two, because today a big container arrived at my P.O. box. I had to put the rear seats down to get it into my 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan. The Raptor Talos II (see my previous posts for more) arrives in an 80-pound box. It's a good thing I already had mesh put in for my hernia surgery because I needed it today, by golly. No complaints about the packaging as the unit came very well protected. Gorgeous wife unwillingly positioned for scale (she is 5'4"); the computer is lengthwise and rather longer than your typical tower system: Inside the accessory box were the keys, footsies, extra header and SATA cables, the recovery DVD for the firmware (with manual), printed QR codes to get public keys for verification, power cables, and the parts removed from the case to install my BTO options described below. The computer is in an otherwise off-the-shelf Supermicro CSE-747 (hah!) EATX chassis

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 →

TenFourFox FPR7b3 available

(TenFourFox Development - 30.04.2018, 07:17) TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 7 beta 3 is now available (downloads, hashes, release notes). This version includes some last-minute tuning to garbage and cycle collection frequency, a couple more hosts for basic adblock, and (the big change) a major fix to DOM keyboard events which caused some sites to fail to respond to keyboard input (like this Applesoft BASIC implementation in JavaScript -- thanks Martin Kukač for the more easily debugged test case). There are also some additional security fixes and there will be a few more prior to release on or about May 8. For FPR8 the original plan was to get a decent implementation of CSS grid support working, but same-site cookies have risen in priority as they are now being required as a security measure on many sites including one I personally use frequently. If there is time left once that particular major upgrade is functional, I will then work on CSS grid and (as it slowly progresses) native date-time pickers. The FAQ is also dreadfully out of date, so

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 →

TenFourFox FPR7b2 available

(TenFourFox Development - 14.04.2018, 22:56) Despite being currently in the grip of my annual case of bronchitis, in which I sweat and secrete more foul cloudy phlegm than Jabba the Hutt, TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 7 beta 2 is now available for testing (downloads, hashes, release notes). The reason for beta 2 was to fix a serious regression caused by issue 495. Since I was issuing a second beta anyway, I took the opportunity to make a few more fixes, including a glitch with image layout that manifested on the MorphOS site, fixing SourceForge's tendency to corrupt our pulldown menus with unrenderable icons, and adding support for TLS SHA-384 ciphers to fix an issue with HTTP/2 sites. There are also some security fixes for testing and instead of changing the fx shorthand UA template to Firefox 60, I just added a new fx60 one as well as a user agent for Internet Explorer 11. This means users whose sites incorrectly sniff them and are using the current Firefox 52 impersonation won't unexpectedly get Fx60 features enabled that the browser can't handle

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 →

iScroll2 + Scroll Reverser for MacPowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 17.03.2018, 03:35) I found these great apps that it may help someone out there having the same issue that I was couple of weeks ago. Some of my browsers were really out of date and I found out that TenFourFox seems to … Continue reading →

PPC Media Center Battles TLS Apocalypse

(PPC Luddite - 09.03.2018, 08:32) You may have read about the "TLS Apocalypse" hitting PowerPC Macs as a web browser/TenFourFox complication, but another thing it affects is youtube-dl, PPC Media Center's backend. You can no longer update youtube-dl with Tiger's old OpenSSL version (hence PPC Media Center's auto-update fails as well), so you have to manually download youtube-dl's binary from their website and move it to /usr/local/bin. That is until PPCMC's Adam Albrec recently released an updater app to do it all for you.Called PPCMC Updater (download page here), it updates youtube-dl in the background and can also tie into iCal and have it call for an update check every couple of weeks. It also has a rollback feature in case you download a new version that's completely broken and you need to recover the old one. The app is actually a TenFourFoxBox, so it requires TenFourFox on your system.Also, Adam is attempting to compile a new version of OpenSSL that actually works and can save us from the ultimate apocalypse when the Youtubes and Vi

Happy Macs Lab, Gopher Server Are on the Move

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 24.02.2018, 23:51) The Happy Macs Lab and the Happy Macs Gopher site are on the move! I am moving to a new location for work and am now “between homes”. For the next few months, I am living in temporary housing while our new home is being completed, and that means that both the Happy Macs Lab […]

iNotePad 2.4.2 for Mac PowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 24.02.2018, 04:59) Let’s start with a very good small app that it will help to keep your day organized.  Notepads it is. This is a very powerfull note app to keep your reminds, notes and full size texts. It does have great … Continue reading →

Great apps still available for PowerPC Macs (Part 4)

(System Folder - 21.02.2018, 21:37) Links and information — the February 2018 update According to WordPress’ analytics, my little Great apps still available for PowerPC Macs series of articles is one of the most viewed here on System Folder. I have realised, however, that some of the links and information provided in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are […]

TSclientX for MacPowerPC

(Mac PowerPC - 16.02.2018, 04:32) For my first post, since awhile I don’t add anything here I had this tab opened since forever and here is to share with you all. TSClientX – What is TSclientX? TSclientX is a Windows Terminal Services client for Mac … Continue reading →

To Rehab or Not: Quadra 610

(G5 Center - 07.02.2018, 22:07) Several months back, I, in a fit of poor decision making, bid a low offer on an old Quadra 610 on eBay. I regretted it, but I didn't think I was going to win the machine. And guess what? I won the auction. The Quadra 610 arrived in decent shape in a big box at my doorstep. Since then, I have tried to get it working. The good news - it does boot up and shows the question mark folder sign. There is a purplish tint to the screen, which I believe is a sign of an aging motherboard. Unfortunately, nothing else works - floppy drive spits out any disk I put in, and after scrounging up an old CD tray, the drive churns to meaningless purpose. What do I do? Like any of these old Macs, the case has yellowed and is brittle as all get out. I have to be extra careful when handling it, but that is also true to the old Performa 5215 sitting in my basement. It's really not worth it to fix, but I have it. 68k Macs are fun. I haven't decided my course of action. The cheapest route is probably to pull the scsi CD-ROM drive f

Happymacs Gopher Site Current and Planned Outages

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 21.01.2018, 16:58) A quick note to all the readers of this blog. The HappyMacs Gopher server appears to be down at present. Unfortunately I am traveling on business and will not be able to reset it until NEXT weekend. Regrettably therefore, the HappyMacs Gopher server is “off the air” until then. Another personal note that will impact […]

2017 in Review

(G5 Center - 29.12.2017, 18:14) Despite some big hopes and dreams to develop SimpleMarkPPC more, 2017 ended up being a quiet year for the site here. I didn't get as many updates as I wanted, but that's not the end of the world. It's not as if PPC software is exploding with new entries. We are essentially a somewhat viable fringe legacy platform. So, here's a quick rundown of some of the intriguing news of the past year: TenFourFox remains the most vital application for our G5s to stay connected and relevant on the internet. Cameron deserves his wide appreciation for the coding he does. Great guy! In fact, FPR5b1 is available as I write this. LeopardRebirth is also a fun little package that updates the look and feel of your Leopard machine. It also includes a solid little PPC Store app. It's getting updates and features some apps that I'm not familiar with but seem really useful. In some ways, this makes G5Center a little less relevant, but that's fine. Grab it here. On the negative end of things, Dropbox has officially stopped working on

Why I finally ride the SSD train

(PowerPC Liberation - 09.12.2017, 16:28) For the longest time...  I was always against using SSD's, as reliability had been an issue for the first several years they were on the market.  Now however, I have discovered the Samsung 850 EVO series of 2.5" SSD's, and damn are they amazing.  I have one in my Sawtooth, and one in my late 2009 Mac mini.  The performance and reliability is amazing all-round. As my Sawtooth relies on a PCI-M

Recommended Read: "Apple Macintosh G5: Flame On"

(G5 Center - 04.12.2017, 16:55) I highly recommend the following article which walks through an old Power Mac G5 in its capabilities and context in its day - why it was both an intriguing machine, a power hungry one, and a sign of imminent changes at Apple. Excellent, enjoyable read. http://women-and-dreams.blogspot.com/2017/11/apple-power-macintosh-g5-flame-on.html -- Nathan

Getting Software Onto A System 6 Mac

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 03.12.2017, 22:29) Your “new” System 6 Macintosh has finally arrived, and you have either loaded it with System 6 yourself, or more likely than not, it has arrived preloaded with it. Now you are eager to start loading your own favorite software onto it, but right away you are faced with a serious disconnect. The Problem: Today’s […]

System 6 Software Links Added to Recommended Links Page

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 01.12.2017, 22:34) As promised in my last post, I have now updated the Recommended Links page with a set of known good links to pages from which you can download System 6 compatible software. Some of these pages are devoted exclusively to System 6, but some are focused on Mac OS in general, thus System 6 and […]

Getting Started with System 6

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 30.11.2017, 14:38) Let’s assume that you have decided to dive into System 6 head first, as I did just recently. A whole new universe awaits you, and for those who are familiar with System 7 or later, it will take both some unlearning and some new learning to become proficient in this older, smaller but nonetheless very […]

Six on Six – 6 Points of Interest for the Aspiring System 6 User

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 09.11.2017, 02:08) Are you interested in trying out System 6? Well if you are, there are a few things you need to know about it before you dive in. In this post, I present six points of interest related to System 6. In my next post, I will discuss how to get started with System 6. Without […]

(Un)HappyMacs – A Mac IIsi and Gooey Caps

(Quadras, Cubes and G5s - 22.10.2017, 20:51) My recent interest in Macintosh System 6 led me to acquire a new Mac for the HappyMacs lab – a System 6 capable Macintosh with a larger screen (14” or more) than the rather diminutive one available on the Mac SE that was, up until this time, the only machine in the lab running System […]

WPA2 KRACK (Oh, God no)

(PPC Luddite - 16.10.2017, 19:34) It seems a researcher staring at code has discovered a giant flaw in the WPA2 protocol. I hate it when that happens.WPA2 is the wireless encryption protocol that secures our data between our wireless devices and our routers. This new crack takes advantage of a flaw in the 4-way handshake (trust me on this, I know what I'm talking about) to allow malicious hackers within physical distance of connecting to your router to read your wireless traffic and even inject malicious code onto your device (such as ransomware).It's important to note a few things. First, this crack cannot be used to attack your device from anywhere in the world. The attacker must be within physical distance to connect to your router's wifi. Second, all unpatched devices as of now are vulnerable. Third, HTTPS and VPN traffic remain secure as long as whatever applications you're using don't bypass those encryption protocols. This caveat mostly applies to apps; browsing HTTPS sites in a web browser is safe.The good news is this flaw can

My new old keyboard

(System Folder - 06.10.2017, 04:25) While I don’t have particular problems typing on flat keyboards with scissor-switch mechanisms, or membrane-based mechanisms, I honed my typing skills on fully mechanical keyboards, and I’ve always tried to go back to a mechanical keyboard for my main setup (currently a 2009 MacBook Pro often in desktop configuration). One of the most practical and […]

My Mac Mini G4 Saved Me & APFS Is Here

(G5 Center - 29.09.2017, 18:45) Last week, I picked up a super cheap Core 2 Duo iMac that is capable of running High Sierra for under $150. With a couple of extra sticks of RAM and an inexpensive SSD, the Mac will likely ease up my back and forth between work and home, so I don't have to worry about leaving my MacBook Pro behind. But there was one hitch... The SSD, a Samsung 840 Pro, would not show up in Disk Utility in the High Sierra USB boot drive. And opening up and fiddling with iMacs requires firm but patient hands. The less I was yanking that drive in and out, the better. What to do, right? Why wouldn't it read in this newer machine? What mistake did I make? Before I panicked though, I decided to the simplest task first. Open up the iMac, pull out the drive, toss it in an old USB hd exclosure I had, and plug it into my Mac Mini G4. And yeah, it showed up in Disk Utility there. Weird, right? I formatted it to HFS+, moved it back to the iMac, and was off and running. Speaking of formatting, APFS, Apple's new hard drive format, is he

More SSD Lessons from Adam Albrec

(PPC Luddite - 07.09.2017, 09:37) (The following is a guest post by PPC Media Center creator Adam Albrec who shares his experience using SSD and SATA for a year on his MDD Power Mac.)So after 1 year using an O.W.C. SSD (and figuring out a SATA connection to make it go) what have I learned?Still Loving it. For anyone doing PPC (in a case that lets you tinker), and wants a boost, in the final analysis, it is SO worth your money! My PPC is more responsive than my Brother's Mac Pro (Quad Xeon) and while it cannot say - convert a DVD to mp4 as fast, his only about 4x faster; which is interesting since it should theoretically have 15-20x the power of my MDD. Multitasking in Tiger also is silky smooth even with LOTS open.So what's the downside or catch??1. Well - a couple of very real things. This drive (especially in a 32Bit system like my G4) needs a good 60-80GB free for Swapping (especially if using a RAM heavy app like Photoshop CS4). Otherwise it will get REALLY unresponsive when it starts trimming unused blocks back to available status. With

Linux on Power community has moved!

(powerlinux - blog - 24.08.2017, 21:03) The Linux on Power community has moved! We are now officially called the Linux on Power developer portal The Linux on Power developer portal was originally published on September 30, 2016. Since then we have grown...

Mailbag & Crowdsourcing - August 24, 2017

(G5 Center - 24.08.2017, 14:25) Yes, it's been a while since I have posted. At the beginning of June, I embarked on my first sabbatical experience, so I've been away from G5, out of the country, vacationing, and whatever. I'll be returning to normalcy soon, so in the meanwhile, here are some things from my glorious readers. Alex from Italy asks about trackballs compatible with the G5 - I figure trackballs are old enough that it is plug and play, but maybe not? I asked if you know a list of TRACKBALL compatible with G5. On the Mac Pro Intel, I have the Kensington Expert Mouse, I think it's the top but I can not find the driver to run it with G5 .... Good Logitech too! Peter asks about two step verification and Mail.app in Leopard: I'm sure that i'm not alone with this issue, but since July I have not been able to access my iCloud mail account using Mail 3.6 on my G5 (OS 10.5.8) or Mail 4.6 on a Mac Book Pro (OS 10.6.8).  I can still access iCloud using a web browser (TenFourFox on the G5) but this is not as convenient as having a Mail c

PowerAI Distributed Deep Learning with Tensorflow in NIMBIX

(powerlinux - blog - 16.08.2017, 19:53) IBM recently announced a technical preview of Distributed Deep Learning (DDL) for TensorFlow and Caffe in the IBM PowerAI 4.0.0 distribution . IBM Research has demonstrated close to ideal scaling with DDL software achieving record communication...

PowerAI Revolutionizes Deep Learning (Again!) with Release 4

(powerlinux - blog - 10.08.2017, 15:56) I’m excited to share with you that IBM has just released PowerAI release 4 which includes a technology preview of the record breaking Distributed Deep Learning technology we announced earlier this week. Drawing on IBM’s deep expertise in AI,...

New PowerPC Hardware in Sight

(PPC Luddite - 29.07.2017, 14:11) We have not one but two items of news on the PowerPC hardware front. Yes, you read that right. It's not just software developers still working in PowerPC. There's also some hardware development happening.First there is the PowerPC Notebook project I blogged about back here. They've kicked off a fundraising campaign to hire Acube Systems to design a PowerPC motherboard with the following rough specs (quoted from their project blog):CPU: NXP T208x, e6500 64-bit Power Architecture with Altivec technology4 x e6500 dual-threaded cores, low-latency backside 2MB L2 cache, 16GFLOPS x coreRAM: 2 x RAM slots for DDR3L SO-DIMMVIDEO: MXM Radeon HD Video Card ( removable)AUDIO: sound chip, audio in and audio out jacksUSB: 3.0 and 2.0 portsSTORAGE:NVM Express (NVMe), M.2 2280 connector2 x SATA1 x SDHC card readerNETWORK:1 x ethernet RJ-45 connectorWiFi connectivityBluetooth connectivityPOWER: on-board battery charger and power-managementCHASSIS: standard notebook case 15,6”As of this writing they've raised about 4,50

Box is friendlier than Dropbox for older Macs

(System Folder - 18.07.2017, 02:35) Ever since Dropbox dropped support for PowerPC Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, I’ve been trying to find a viable alternative to sync selected files and folders between my main Intel Mac, my iOS devices, and my various PowerPC machines. It was so great when Dropbox worked because I generally use my main […]

IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power 10.0-5 released!

(powerlinux - blog - 13.07.2017, 16:19) A new update release for the 10.0 series of the IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power is now available. This release contains a series of updates, including: GCC provides: Fixes for ICE with vec_xxpermdi and unrecognizable insn with __builtin_crypto_vsha...

nvidia-docker on POWER Update

(powerlinux - blog - 31.05.2017, 18:26) Some changes and issues have arisen since our first post about running GPUs in containers on POWER . The most exciting news is that the CUDA images have been pushed to Docker Hub, so you no longer have to...

Alpine Linux Officially on POWER and z

(powerlinux - blog - 31.05.2017, 18:02) We are pleased to share that Alpine is officially available for POWER and z. Many people were instrumental in making this possible: @leitao​, @4M9K_Roberto_Guimaraes​, and Tuan Hoang, to name a few -- not to mention the amazing folks at Alpine....

IPv4 is Apparently Ludditeville - And Also Faster

(PPC Luddite - 27.05.2017, 11:14) I got an email from Adam Albrec, creator extraordinaire of PPC Media Center, with a fix to a performance lag he noticed when moving to a new house. PPCMC wasn't nearly as fast in the new digs and after conversing with the youtube-dl developers, they suggested he disable IPv6 in the app. He reports it helped "IMMENSELY." He promised a new version of PPCMC which will do this automatically, but you can disable IPv6 system-wide right now in Tiger by going into Network Preferences, and under the TCP/IP tab, click the "Configure IPv6..." button and switch from "Automatically" to "Off".In Leopard it appears you have to click on the Advanced button first to get to the TCP/IP tab, as illustrated on this University of North Carolina help page.I also noticed on G5 Center's Internet page this tidbit:Pro-Tip: Tobias, key developer of Leopard-Webkit, recommends disabling IPv6 in the Network system preferences for your internet connection/port on your Mac if you experience hangs when loading webpages. I can confirm that

Added to the collection: Mac mini G4

(System Folder - 24.05.2017, 18:33) Christian is a reader of this blog who first contacted me when I complained that the internal hard drive of my Power Mac G4 was failing, and very generously sent me two 80 GB hard drives so that I could upgrade my system. (Unfortunately now the Power Mac G4 is not working at all, very […]

IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power 10.0-4 released!

(powerlinux - blog - 23.05.2017, 14:58) A new update release for the 10.0 series of the IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power is now available. This release contains a series of updates, including: GCC provides: Fix for incorrect code generation for __divkf3 . Fix for builtin expansion of...