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Personally, I would lean against this for several reasons: The aluminum used in the Mac Pro cases isn't food grade metal. Some of the adhesives in the case were potentially noxious. I realize it's tongue in cheek, but keep safe, people. :) Edit: The frame of the Mac Pro(s) are basically aluminum. So you can take it to your local metal recycler and have ...


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This site appears to have a link to the latest version that supports PPC. I don't have a PPC Mac, so I can't verify it. It also mentions that this will not last forever, as Spotify will update their servers at some point and not allow that version to connect any more. You can also try Spotify-0.6.6.10.dmg from PowerPC Software Archive.


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Some anonymous do-gooder has made an older version (it updates itself to 0.6.6.10) available right here. That one works fine on my Powerbook G4 PPC running 10.5.8. Contains all the main features - it's from September 2011, I believe.


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Depends how you want to develop, if you want to use the official tools and SDK, then you are out of luck: What are the requirements for developing with the iOS SDK and Xcode? To develop with the iOS SDK and Xcode, you must have an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard or later and you must be registered as an Apple Developer. Source


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You can restart while holding down the C key to boot from a valid Mac OS X Install CD / DVD for that G5 based Mac. To pick and choose what disk your machine can boot from hold down the option key while starting the Mac. Also depending on which version of Mac OS X is installed there are different ways to reset the password in single user mode. This may be an ...


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Based on what you have described, it appears that there is an issue occurring with a kernel extension, driver, or something along those lines. This is what is causing your machine to kernel panic when attempting to boot up normally. Safe mode is disabling the problematic "thing" and that is why you machine boots fine in safe mode. For more information on ...


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Yes it is possible, and instructions are probably outside the scope of this forum due to the extreme variations and nature of the hardware available. But heres a video of one guy's journey to turning a G5 case into a hackintosh so you can see what is involved before you make the decision. And another more detailed tale here again not for the faint of ...


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You can't really join seamlessly two separate macs, and have it all just work out of the box, eg having one Intel based Mac that can run the Lastest OS's and One older PowerPC Mac that can run all the Classic OS's and have it all work at the same time merged into a single OS where all apps just run together. Something like that may be theoretically ...


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More than likely the hard drive in the upper bay is failing. Failing hard drives often make loud clicking sounds. It's not as common, but is far from uncommon to hear beep error tones from failing hard drives as well. The gray screen with an flashing folder icon occurs when the Mac cannot find a valid OS X system to boot to. This can be a result of a ...


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For anyone else: Don't tear apart the G5 without knowing with absolute certainty the PSU will fit. These two were different. Mission is a fail.


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I can't say for certain that booting from a USB optical drive wouldn't work but I would be surprised if it did. PowerPC (G3, G4, G5) Macs only natively supported booting from Firewire devices. With that said, there are old tricks to making a PowerPC based Mac boot from a USB2 hard drive. I've never tested it with a USB optical drive but you might give it ...


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You don;t say what OS version you are using on your G5, but if you use a standard non-fancy external USB attached DVD Rom drive, then I can't see any issues that would stop it from reading the drive an an OS level, but I'm not sure that this will be the case at the firmware level. So you need to factor in how you will perform the OS install, and is this ...


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Have you tried Reseting the SMU The SMU (System Management Unit) is a microcontroller chip on the logic board that controls all power functions for your computer. If your computer is experiencing any issues regarding these functions, resetting the SMU may resolve the issue. The functions controlled by the SMU include: It tells the computer when ...


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If you think that the fans are running at a higher speed that they should, you could try reseting the SMU. If the issue is just with the sound being too loud, then the best option would be to open the computer and clean the dust, mainly from the fans and the ventilation-related. Even more, overheat could have caused the fans to slightly bend, making some ...


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Officially, you can't develop iOS apps on a PowerPC machine. However, someone got Xcode working up to, but not including iPhone SDK 3.0. The details are available here.


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It can do moderate Photoshop provided you use version CS2 or earlier. Or do a home server job. But it's too slow for modern internet (I mean Youtube, Gmail, Facebook, any flash etc.) and it will not play any HD h.264 compressed video (even 720p) without lag. Have a look at Geekbench Mac benchmark to have a broader picture how this one compares to other Macs ...


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Debian is probably your best choice. The problem is that the Flash Player situation would be worse on Linux than on Mac OS X. There is no official Flash Player for Linux PPC. There are some alternatives, though, described in this article. This page has an extremely detailed guide on installing Debian for PowerPC. Also, this page describes which macs are ...


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The PowerMac G5's hard drives are fairly straight forward to remove. Make sure to unplug the machine from power and disconnect all cables from the back of it. Lift up the silver latch on the back side of the machine, this unlocks the door on the side of the machine. Remove the door from the side of the machine The hard drives are located in the upper right ...


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Here is the G5 manual (late 2005): http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Power_Mac_G5_Late_2005.pdf On page 45 it is explained how to open the casing and onward to how to change storage devices. Hope that helps!


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The bookmarks are stored in ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.html Triaging the crashing app might be as simple as moving the entire preference folder and plist file to the desktop or might take more work.



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