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Leopard Assist

Leopard Assist

When Leopard (OS X 10.5) was released back in 2007 it requited at least a G4 867mhz processor which at that time left a lot of people out of the experience. However, we now know that although it will not install directly it can be ran on any Mac with G4 processor and AGP graphics. This is where LeopardAssist….er….assists! :p Perhaps LeopardAssist looks a little basic on the surface. A few clicks of the mouse is all LeopardAssist needs to…

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PowerMac G5 2.0 Dual Core (Late 2005)

PowerMac G5 2.0 Dual Core (Late 2005)

I’ve always had a fond affection for the PowerPC based macs; maybe due to their design or maybe just because an eMac G4 was my first mac? 🙂 A recent impulse purchase on eBay has landed me with a PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz Dual Core (Late 2005) for a measly 40 of my British pounds! On arrival the box was heavy and huge. Inside was a 3 inch thick layer of heavy duty bubble wrap surrounding another box within which was…

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iStat Menus

iStat Menus

iStat Menus is a system monitoring utility by Bjango that has been around for quite some time now and is currently sat at version 5.2. It provides useful extras to your menu bar, enabling you to check CPU resources, temperatures, disk usage and activity, network activity and other internal sensors your Mac, with each menu providing access to even more information when clicked. Version 2.0 was the last free version available for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) released in 2009 Rated…

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TenFourFox

TenFourFox

Anyone that knows me, also knows my love for the PowerPC generation of Macs. However, despite their incredible architecture they are getting a bit long-in-the-tooth now and its getting increasingly difficult to keep them up-to-date with modern standards. This is were the excellent TenFourFox browser comes to the rescue. Based on Firefox this finely tuned piece of software with powerful JavaScript, HTML 5 and a Reader mode is an essential addition to your Tiger or Leopard based PPC Mac –…

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