Does anyone know how to run a cd on a apple mac? my friend asked me i do not have a mac so i dont know what the problem is thanks
Topic by Danny | last reply
I am trying to install Mac OS x on my AMD pc but when i get to disk utility's i don't see my hard drives so i cant format it and i cant install Mac OS can any one help.i am using Kalyway_Leopard_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd from this link i know its wrong to pirate things but really im only installing this to try it. i am thinking of buying a mac or at least a mac license.Now to the technical information.i have 3 partions set up 1 for windows:50G NTFS1 shared:10G FAT321 for Mac OS x:45G FAT32i have aCompaq presario F700 with xpAMD Athlon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 1.60 GHz, 960MB of RAM
Topic by chrischavez | last reply
Hey ! Today im getting given to broken macs They look good on the exterier but are broken inside ! ones a g4 quicksilver BUT im also getting a mac classic which if i cannot get working Im going to take the guts out and fit a tv inside with a radio ! Anyone got any ideas for the g4 quicksilver??
Topic by stephenniall | last reply
Do you want to protect your Mac folders? For sure, your Mac contains all the valuable files that are not good to be shared to the WORLD. You need to protect your Mac folders so that other people will not have any access to your Mac folders. Don’t you know that passwords can protect your Mac folders? If you want to know how password protect folders mac, read this article. All Mac files are valuable to the Mac users. But, not all folders are meant for public viewing. You need to protect some of your Mac files and folders, especially the confidential ones from the prying eyes of the people. Some examples of confidential Mac files and folders are the career related ones. Of course, you will not waste all those sleepless night making your project just to give to other person, right? You will sure disagree that another person will take advantage on your Mac files and gain the promotion. That is a very bad idea. If you want to secure your career, you need to secure your files. Put some passwords on your Mac files/folders. MacKeeper can assure the secrecy of your Mac files. It has a Data Encryptor that will guarantee the complete privacy of your Mac files. It can hide your private data to avoid the public viewing of your files. You can have two options in securing your Mac files with MacKeeper. You can secure it with password or use the Advance Encryption Standard. It is being approved by the National Security Agency in hiding some of the top secret information. Undeniably, this is very effective. You can encrypt your files with MacKeeper and keep your secrets safe. In addition to that, you will not only enjoy the secrecy benefit of the MacKeeper. You will enjoy all its features that will keep your Mac in good health and solve problems when mac is running slow
Topic by alexandraggonzales5
My brother make videos and we have an iMac, lets just say it is not substantial for his needs. Now just to get the point across we came up with a fair MAC-Pro, it has an SSD for faster boot and render, then a 1 tb drive for storage, a 4 core cpu, two radion hd whatevers, two monitors and no other special add-ons, price = 6,992.00 USD. Now we came up with a massive decked out PC based substantially off of Dream Machine 2011. It has an SSD, an intel i7 3.4 ghz (two more than the mac and 200 dollars less) a 3 tb massive kick ass hard drive which cost less than the one tb, 8 gb of ram for 50 dollars, the mac was well over 300. The biggest newest graphics card NVIDIA has the 590 costing about 750 dollars. Two 27" monitors a decked out sound system, a RAT 5 Mouse, a generic keyboard, v8 cpu cooler, fair case from cooler master, 1000w power supply, Blue Ray dual write disk drive thing, and the dream machine mobo. It came in at 2950 dollars and every price for parts was rounded up to the nearest 5 dollars. Mac = about 7000 PC = about 3000 Mac = less storage, less speed, less performance PC = KICK ASS Mac = is it worth it just to do videos PC = what is a good PC movie aplication/program
Question by jj.inc | last reply
I have my precious ibook and I've definatly put a few hours into this machine and I seem to keep getting this problem even through re-installs where apps just randomly crash, once in a while the entire system freezes to point of having to hold the power button down. It's all random, random apps, ones I use often, one's I use hardly ever at all. I do know though that this never used to be a problem and my machine ran fine before. I pulled this out of a couple system logs for a couple of the apps that had crashed: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000038 They all seem to have similar if not the same error messages. I'm dreading the worst, near dead hard drive?
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply
I am currently downloading a hacked version of mac to install on a windows computer. I dont know if it is going to work yet, so i have not purchased a loepard liscense. 1. Do i need to buy a leopard license even though this is a hacked version, and 2. if mac decided to take me to court could they really for me downloading something that they didnt fully make (becuase of the work-on-a-pc hack) and once it installed sucsesfully i would have bought a license anyway?
Question by A.C.E. | last reply
We just got a iMac 20" with 2.6GHZ processor. It's an awesome machine, but it doesn't have any office software. I downloaded and tried Open Office, but to no avail, it isn't seem to like it (even the Mac version). I also tried installing Abiword(.exe) but it didn't open it correctly (kept trying to open it in text edit). Any help? I need to get at least some office software going before I'm gone, a relation of mine is in need of it for college... Thanks! A Person Completely New To Macs RocketScientist2015
Topic by KentsOkay
AutoCAD was the first CAD package I really felt comfortable using and designing in. I've since realized that part of being an engineer is being familiar enough with dozens of different CAD packages so that you can recognize which one is the best tool for the specific challenge at hand. Since I use a Mac, I keep a copy of Windows running under Parallels primarily for CAD packages. This is actually a pretty common theme with people working at the various Squid Labs-related companies. I could probably walk just a couple of offices down and see SolidWorks on a MacBook Pro screen right now.So, I'm happy to read that AutoDesk is asking for input on a version of AutoCAD for the Mac:Mac Fanbois Get their Wish: AutoCADNearly two decades ago, Autodesk abandoned AutoCAD on the Mac. But now perhaps it is seeing too many sales lost to the likes of ArchiCAD to architecture clients, NX to mechanical engineering customers, and SketchUp to designers. Autodesk marketing calls it "trying to stay in tune with our customers," and are asking Mac and AutoCAD users to fill out a survey. ..."
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Please Read Before Commenting:Allow me to clarify:First, I hate calling it mac vs. pc, as a Mac is also a personal computer, but for convenience we'll stick with the idea that there's difference.My reason for making this thread is that I recently learned that the UF college of journalism (one of the best journalism schools in the US) requires all of it's third year students to own a macbook. Not just the photographers/multimedia students, but all of them. The photography aspect is the one that I care about.What I'm looking for in this thread is to be convinced that Macs are better than PCs for graphic work.I won't be rebutting or flaunting the advantages of PCs, and I hope none of you will, either. I just want to know what the real advantages are, particularly from people who are actually knowledgeable in the field. Please don't respond with vague statements about reliability and a lack of viruses. I would like quantitative reasons (relating to photography/graphic design), and not just your feelings.If you think that the main reason to use a Mac is the OS, tell me 1) Why? 2) Would it be just as good on another piece of hardware?Thanks! I look forward to reading your responses, and I hope my above message didn't come off as mean...I just don't want this to be a flame war.
Topic by Weissensteinburg | last reply
I'm posting this to share my experience and opinion of Mac's VS PC's. I welcome you to read and share your story. For many years I was a PC. I believed whole-heartedly that I needed Windows, and I needed Microsoft. Then I bought my last laptop. It wasn't cheap. I used it everyday for work and therefore it was important that it ran efficiently. Like many of you, I suffered from "blue screens" and on occasion a "crash". There were viruses and trojans and attacks from all places, you'd think I was engaged in war! Then the proverbial "last straw" occurred. I needed to upgrade into some new software, and I received a simple message that I needed to also upgrade the Windows Service Pack. Hmmm.... Seemed easy enough. (Been there. Done that.) So, off I went to download the SP (from a reputable source) and then "Success!"... I got a message that said "Successfully installed. Windows must restart to complete process". Hmmm... Ok... I pressed through the process to restart my machine and there it began.... The long and never ending cycle had started! My laptop shut down, started to boot and then upon seeing the (dare I say it?) Vista Start Up Screen, my laptop promptly repeated itself and began to reboot... o_0 ??? This went on for sometime... *anger growing*... NOTHING I did would stop this, or should I say NOTHING would START my laptop. It was forever entangled into a mysterious vortex of computer "Neverland". I was NOT impressed. I had to borrow another computer to do some research and found very little at the time to explain this conundrum. Then I tried Microsoft. I used their "so-called" online customer service department and was put in touch with someone who was younger than my oldest pair of shoes. He also couldn't speak English very well, so without being incredibly rude I requested another agent. Upon conversing with agent #2, I knew I was in trouble... (Was Agent #2 related to Agent #1???) ... o_0 ??? *shakes head* I will give credit to Agent #2. He was nice. He tried his hardest to suggest everything under the sun, but alas, we both concluded it was hopeless. The final bluescreen error number confirmed the toe tag on my machine. So I was left with having to reinstall the entire system and lose EVERYTHING on my laptop. *fuming mad now* Then it occurred to me that "Windon'ts" (as I affectionately call them now), opted not to provide me with necessary disks to reinstall their OS during my purchase. It seems that the cost of a CD has become so expensive for Microsoft that they are forced to leave it up to the consumer to fend for themselves. Clearly, they are suffering financially, No? When I rationalized this logic with Agent #2, he suggested that I purchase Windows 7 as it had just come out and was much better than Vista (No kidding.... *rolls eyes*). But why? Why prey-tell should I have to purchase anything? My laptop was only 14 months old (conveniently out of warranty) and may as well have been a pre-historic dinosaur as far as Agent #2 was concerned. So where did me and Agent #2 leave off? He suggested I "borrow" an installation disk from someone and reinstall windows vista and start over... *tics forming now...* He assured me that my "service call to Microsoft" would remain as "unsolved". (Oh btw, at this point we were regulars on the telephone). So my ONE LAST QUESTION to him was: "What assurance do I have, after reinstalling Vista and then the SP I need, that this problem won't just start again?" - His reply was, "Well, it shouldn't"... Straw officially broken. Now we come to my life with my new MacBook. Clearly much more expensive than a Windon'ts PC, but wait... Is it? Let's review. There are more "open-source apps" available to a Mac (meaning you get them for free), and in most cases I find they are the same if not better than the paid for MS version. The critical applications that I use everyday for work, installed fine and without issue. I also received "DISKS" from Apple. Apparently they can afford to give customers what they pay for.... Upon opening the box, I was running my new laptop within 5 minutes. Easy Peasy... The time alone that I save from all that aggravation is money in the bank. Do I miss anything? Yes, actually I do (or maybe I don't). What I miss out on are bluescreens, viruses, trojans, attacks, intrusions, crashes and all the other fun stuff I got to know and expect with a PC. So why tell all of you about this now? Well yesterday I noticed that the bottom of my MacBook had a slight bulge in the case. *Heart skipped a beat*. Then after some mild panic, with visions of my last ordeal swirling in my head, I went online in search of why, and found the answer within 5 minutes. Apparently this was something Apple became aware of and had a simple solution. Fill out a contact information form along with my serial number and I got a confirmation message. Not only would I receive an ENTIRELY NEW bottom to my MacBook, I would receive a full set of screws AND a screwdriver!!! All FREE OF CHARGE. NO SHIPPING FEES. COST ME NOTHING!!! *shocked* Now I was beaming. *ear to ear grin* I felt validated for my departure from PC. Then in some kind of absurd customer service universe, I received a knock at the door. My replacement parts had arrived!!! - Less than 24 hours later... *mouth gaping and eyes wide* So I thank you for reading this. I encourage you to share your opinions. If you don't know who I am. I am canucksgirl. I'm a Mac. Not a PC.
Topic by canucksgirl | last reply
Hi I am wondering if anyone here has experience with programming AVRs.I am trying to program an attiny2313 with a USBtinyISP programer kit from adafruit that I built. I am using it with a mac.I have followed the steps from these links:to build my ISP:http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/I followed these steps for installing the software:http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/setup-mac.htmlI am using AVR MacPAK:http://www.obdev.at/products/avrmacpack/index.htmland AVRDUDE:http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/avrdude.htmland also tried these tips:https://www.instructables.com/id/EH5DAZW3FWEYVZDEF4/I don't know much about Terminal, mac ports or AVRDUDE. I used Terminal to fill out the make file but I got lost after that.I do know that the ISP that I built works because the green light comes on.I can write the code in Basic, but I get stuck after that when it comes to using the Make file or compiling it. How would I compile my code and send it to the ISP? Has anyone here ever programmed AVRs with a mac?I'm getting a PC soon and maybe that will be easier, but for now I'm trying to get it to work on mac.If I could get some help that would be great thanks!
Question by rocket100 | last reply
I have this old B&W; G3 and so far I have 4 hard drives in it (2 old 6 gig in raid stripe, and 2 old 20 gig quantum fireballs). I also have a dvd burner in it, but it's kinda hard to use all the drives at once :(Regardless, I'm wondering what I can use for a OS on this old unit (350mhz) and I have 512mb of ram in it (I think). I tried mac os x server 10.4.9 this morning that I burned onto a dvd, it booted, but when I tried to proceed in the setup, it told me that it wasn't compatible with my mac or something to that extent.I'm downloading Gentoo as per recommendation from a friend, and then he told me, he never could get linux to work on any mac. Such encouragement. I'm just stumped and curious to see if anyone else has some ideas for what I could use this server for.
Topic by Punkguyta
This Macgo website (http://www.macblurayplayer.com/) sells software which allows Mac OS X Lion to play back Bluray on Mac. It mentions one can use external Bluray Drive. Does anyone here use this software,Mac Blu-ray Player? Does it really work? Which brand of external Bluray Drive do you use?
Question by j.rocky68 | last reply
Well, its nice to see the that the winner has common sense on his side.I've grabbed various bits of this from Gizmodo, whom got it from Tom's Hardware."I'd say that Macs are less secure for the reasons we've discussed here (lack of anti-exploitation technologies) but are more safe because there simply isn't much malware out there. For now, I'd still recommend Macs for typical users as the odds of something targeting them are so low that they might go years without seeing any malware, even though if an attacker cared to target them it would be easier for them."Be sure to read the Article before you start flaming.It mirrors what me and goodhart were saying before,A computers security is based entirely on the user.I used windows for over 2 years, with no anti-virus, no anti-spyware. Just a good firewall, and my common sense.My first rule of computing common sense is, only download pictures, music, and movies.If your going to get some illegal software get it from someone else whom has used the install files, and knows they work!Also, do not trust ll.13 when he links to your a serial website without informing you that most of them are Trojans.
Topic by gmjhowe | last reply
I read somewhere that your PSU can explode while making a hackintosh
Question by robots199 | last reply
WTF!!! Is my mac under attack by some spyware!?!?! I really don't know, I was surfing the internet to find out how to hack into parental control (almost same thing as net nanny) that my is going to put on me soon to prevent using instructables so much. The window that I was surfing on just disappeared and the smaller window came up saying my computer is infected by spyware! Then I clicked "cancel", then another window popped up, its antivirus 2009, it had scanned my computer, then is said it has detected some dangerous spyware on my mac computer! Is this really true? Is mac computers beginning to get all the problems like PC always have??? Or is it an error?
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
I've heard that macs cant get viruses because their coding is different or something.What would happen if you were to access a virus site on a mac?Can anyone also explain why exactly people say that macs cant get visures? aside from the fact that most viruses are for windows
Topic by Keith-Kid | last reply
Hi, I live in the UK and I'm off on holiday soon. I'll be leaving my mac here, and using a friend's laptop when I'm there. I'd quite like to be able watch BBc iPlayer (which only works if you're in the uk). Is it possible to use my mac as a proxy and if so how would I go about it? This would presumably be better than a free proxy site in terms of reliability and speed. Thanks in advance for any help, Happy christmas!
Question by alexhalford
Hello, From a no knowledge base I have taken out the dead hard drive on my friend's early 2009 iMac, using youtube as a guide, and replaced it with an SSD. I used a crucial MX300 and it is totally compatible. I have El Capitan on a flash drive When I started up the mac it showed a question mark. When I started it up with the flash drive in, and held option, it does not show the new hard drive in disk utility., just the flash drive. I read around and it seems that the new SSD should be formatted before installation. Lots of people seem to have this problem; I read a small answer where someone said that you could connect another mac to get into the iMac's disc utility and somehow format the new SSD; they did not go into detail but it seemed to suggest that the letter T was used on start up. Or is the only way to this to remove the SSD and use an adaptor and connect it to a mac to format it? Any advice or links will be gratefully received. thank you
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
Hey guys, Pretty much I was wondering is there any way I can make a simple circuit and use a mac to turn it on and off. I want to set up about a thousand different values (turn on after 1.2 secs, turn off after 0.5 secs, turn on after 1.45 secs, turn off after 0.3 secs.....etc) and be able to just let it run by itself, connected to the computer. Now I'm fairly handy with a soldering iron, it's the computer based stuff I suck at, so if anyone could help I'd appreciate it! Thanks :)
Topic by FreshGarbage | last reply
Uhoh.A trojan horse for MACS has been spotted: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/23/mac_trojan/It can take screenshots, log keystrokes, or (and here's the scariest bit) take pictures of you while on your computer through the built-in camera. Yikes!Be careful, all you apple users! You have a security concern to worry about ("a" trojan to worry about. As opposed to windows users...) ! Stay off Limewire and iChat. Lock your ports at night, and don't chat with strangers!
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
As of right now, some of the Ace Hardware ads are misbehaving on Firefox browsers on Macs. They're showing up where they shouldn't and sometimes replacing the whole page. We're working with them to get this fixed ASAP but it is nighttime at Ace HQ so I don't expect a solution until the morning. In the meantime, things are fine in Safari, so if you need your Instructables fix NOW, I suggest using that. No problems are reported on Windows machines. If you are seeing misplaced Ace ads, please comment with your browser & OS versions!
Topic by rachel | last reply
Again my Power Mac G4 is acting up again. This time it freezes usually after about an hour and a half of use. When monitoring activity monitor, the process called SustemUIServer turns red, and the computer freezes, also the CPU's shut down completely. If I an watching a video the sound will repeat in a little clip over and over again like a broken record. I have downgraded the computer from 2Gb of RAM to 1.5 as one of my sticks of RAM was bad, so obviously it is not a RAM problem. Yes I have ran various RAM testing programs such as MemTest86, and that had no issues. Also with YouTube videos the video will freeze and the mouse wont move. I will post specs of the mac soon so you know exactly what we are working with. And for anyone wondering, it's running Mac OS 10.5.8, Leopard
Topic by iApple guy | last reply
Homeroom is a specialty Mac & Cheese restaurant opening soon in Oakland. Even better, they're running a mac and cheese recipe challenge! You don't have to be local to enter (or win), and the best recipes will be included in their upcoming cookbook. I suggest posting your mac'n'cheese Instructable, then sending along the link as your entry - we'd like to see what you've made, too! Details from the Homeroom website: The winning dish will be selected from a group of 10 finalists, who will be invited to show off their mac and cheese at cook-off party held right here in Oakland. But don’t worry out-of-towners, if we choose your recipe one of us will cook it up for you. But there’s a catch. For your recipe to qualify for the grand prize or for a spot in the cookbook, you must follow a few simple rules: * You must use only California cheeses in your mac and cheese. * All recipes must be based on 1 pound of dried pasta. * The retail cost of all your ingredients must equal or be less than $20. This includes pasta, milk, butter, flour, cheeses and whichever veggies or meats you decide to include. * Email your entries firstname.lastname@example.org no later October 15, 2010. Be sure to include your name, contact info, and a detailed recipe, including brand-names. * Gluten-free and vegan recipes are welcome and encouraged!
Topic by canida | last reply
I got a second-hand mac G3 for Christmas, from the sysadmin at my dad's office. Unfortunately, the sysadmin neglected to remove his accounts (and passwords), so as of yet it's impossible to get past the boot screen. Does anyone have any ideas about how I may crack the password or hack into the account... (changing the root password in single user mode doesn't work...) Oh, and by the way, it's running OS X of some sort, but since we can't log in, it's hard to know what cat it is. Help please!UPDATE:With the help of this site, we made an administrator account. We still don't know the master password, and there are a few untouchable files, but we can basically do whatever we want. The next challenge is to connect it to the internet...If you want to know how we got in, here's what we did:(1) we held down command (the propeller) and S as it booted --> this opened single-user mode, a command-line interface with root priveleges(2) instead of "rm"ing (removing), like the web site suggested, we "mv"ed (moved) /var/db/.AppleSetupDone to /var/db/.AppleSetupDone.old(3) we rebooted, and followed the instructions on the screenWhat did this do? It moved the file that told the computer that the computer was set up, so the computer ran the setup "wizard" like it was the first time the computer had ever been booted. After that, all we had to do was follow the instructions on the screen to set up an administrator (root) account. We also learned that the cat is panther, so we might be updating it to a newer version.Thanks for the help!
Topic by threecheersfornick | last reply