This is a rather trivial update, but here are some points of interest: Knoppix seems very stable overall. We fixed the pixels-per-row vs bytes-per-row discrepancy in the kernel, so the X Window server has precise information now. We have tried VMware Workstation and VMware Player. Both work really well. This is a screenshot of VMware [...]
Archive for February, 2006
Yes, it works. In fact, it works really, really well (performance-wise). Please go here for the initial announcement and a customary screenshot of Windows XP running under the Linux version of VMware. The hardware in question is a 17-inch iMac.
I reported a few days ago that we (my friends Mark A. Smith and Benjamin Reed, and myself) had Linux booting on the Intel-based Macintosh. We also released a test-drive mini-distribution that can be trivially booted by anybody interested. The subject says it all regarding this update. Pictures and some details are available here. Please [...]
Trivially Running Front Row on a Macintosh without an Infrared Controller describes how you can trivially (without any programming or binary patching) tag an existing HID device (such as a mouse or a keyboard) to be considered as remote-control-capable. One side effect of doing so is that Apple’s Front Row will run on such a [...]
I do have strange friends. Take Mark Smith, for example. Mark is essentially a Windows Internals guy — I would call him OS-agnostic at best. In particular, he is certainly not a “Macintosh person”. However, he recently purchased an Intel-based Macintosh because he felt like running Linux (an operating system that he does not normally [...]
SMSRotateD is a demonstration application that triggers screen rotation based on the orientation data it retrieves from the Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) built into newer Apple notebook models.
A new version (2.4) of hfsdebug is out. Besides bug fixes, this version has some useful new features whose utility is seen in Chapter 12 of “Mac OS X Internals”.
This blog is the accompanying blog of my forthcoming book titled “Mac OS X Internals”. More information can be found by visiting the top-level page of this site: www.osxbook.com As an “opening item” for this site/blog, I’m making iremoted available. It is a command-line program that receives and displays events corresponding to button-presses on Apple’s [...]
Without any ado: The accompanying website (osxbook.com) of my forthcoming book (Mac OS X Internals) is up. Although the site is preliminary at the moment, it has useful information related to the book. In particular, a detailed table of contents is available for browsing. osxbook.com also has a blog, which will eventually cause this blog [...]