PPC in Lion (and 10.8, kinda)

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  1. ppcg4mac, Feb 2, 2013
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    ppcg4mac

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    i found this on tonymacx86, someone modded a quicksilver case and discovered this!
    strange huh?
    original post at bottom.
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g4/28828-project-quicksilver-power-mac-i7-3.html

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    darn
     
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    ybz90

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    What strikes me as most unexpected are the fancy pants graphics for ancient models. I wonder what happens if you put in a serial number for something REALLY old.
     
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    Wow, that is awesome. Keep trying new things! PowerBook G4, iBook G3, ahhh!
     
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    Those high resolution graphics are there for any system that can run Leopard. It's because of how Leopard and newer do file sharing. The other Mac shows you a picture of the file server Mac. In this case, Lion is showing the Quicksilver graphic that would normally only be seen when connected to a Quicksilver running Leopard sharing a folder/drive.
     
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    Heck, I'm just impressed that Lion is running on a PowerPC. I may have to experiment more.
     
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    GermanyChris

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    It's not, it's a hackintosh.
     
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    Southern Dad

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    Not impressed any more. :(
     
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    Wishful thinking

    I will say it again.. Snow Leopard could have been the last OS to run on PowerPC Macs, at least requiring a high end G4(MDD dual 1.42/1.25), G5 series. The G5 Quad and dual core models could have made great use of Grand Central Dispatch.

    As far as Lion is concerned? I don't even consider that a true OS since its got itoys apps and layout intertwined. Yes, Snow Leopard should have been the last true Mac OS X to run on PowerPC hardware.


     
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    MultiFinder17

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    I love the high-resolution images of their older machines that they have included in the system!
     

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    MisterKeeks

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    Do you know where they are located?
     
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    Intell

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    They're within this directory: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    It looks like AQUADock's theme for Leopard modifies them.
     

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    AQUADock

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    Yep, i was too lazy to change the small size individual graphics in the icon files (so they would appear gray when put in the sidebar) so all the the laptop images are the same. :)
     
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    RedCroissant

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    This is awesome!!! Now I get to do even more stuff with customization!
     
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    rabidz7

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    It will be soon... lubuntu (where my emulator) corrupted a partition.
     
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    Isn't that good timing.
     

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