Here is a roundup of those tweaks that I’ve used to gain significant performance on my obsolete iBook G4. Follow these to speed up your PowerPC Mac.
I have been a Mac user from the time that I was toddling around our home office. I’ve dabbled in the other major platforms, but have always seemed to come back to the Mac for its ease-of-use and rich application environment.
In 2005, I purchased an iBook G4 for my wife’s use. She had never used a Mac, and she was cautious; but she has since seen the light and save for her work environment and gaming, she uses her Mac exclusively.
In 2007, after running rock-solid for two years, we developed a fried DC in board, and we finally decided to upgrade to an Intel-based Macbook. It was no easy feat, but I replaced the DC in board on the iBook, and suddenly I had myself a laptop to use on a regular basis.
To say that the iBook is underpowered would be a gross understatement. Even though all applications that live on OS X today are universal binaries, even the newest applications begin to bog the system down.
I maxed out the RAM (at only 1.5Gb) and replaced the hard drive with a 5400 RPM drive, but this still didn’t solve the speed issues I was experiencing.
So, I did what any self-respecting (and financially broke) geek would do and scoured the web for any small tweak that I could make to cause the system to run a little smoother.
Here is a roundup of those tweaks that I’ve used to gain significant performance on my near-obsolete iBook G4.
In the last entry of this series, I discussed the true cost of owning a Windows-based computer. Although the one-time upfront fee may sound like a great deal, in order to keep your computer running for years to come, you must invest a large amount of time, money and effort.
In this entry, I would like to discuss an alternative to the Windows operating system: Linux.
I’ve been toying with the idea of a new layout for this blog for quite some time. I’ve made a mock-up, and I want to know what everyone thinks of it.
This past weekend I caught a terrible bug that has been passed around my family, which has caused me to slack off even more than usual.
The past two days have been without motivation for my New Year’s Challenge, and so I haven’t fulfilled the requirements of that challenge.
A quick jot to see what people think about an idea I’ve been running through my head recently. I am thinking about designing a logo for this blog, but am not sure whether it’s needed, or even if it’s worth the time and effort that would go into designing it.
I’ve messed around a bit with Fireworks recently, due to having a Graphic Design for the Web class, and got to thinking about my final project. I will be doing a full redesign of Stroz.net (you can get a peak at it as I’m developing it on the dev site), but I feel like I need to do more to really cement my knowledge of the platform.
Here are a few ideas I’ve had, each taking about 5 minutes of work to produce. Now, they’re very rough, but they outline where my head is at nonetheless. Nothing outstanding, really, just some brainstorming.
They’re nowhere near being a final thing, I just wanted to get them out there and see if the idea of a logo is without merit.
The advantage of the WordPress theme that I’m using now is that it’s very simple. I’m undecided on whether or not I want to clutter it up with some sort of logo, but we’ll see. Tell me what you think.