Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Knoppix on the Intel-based Macintosh

Monday, February 20th, 2006

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 Any Macintosh

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

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 [...]

Test-driving Linux on an Intel-based Macintosh

Friday, February 17th, 2006

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 [...]


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