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VirtualGuitarist

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#1926779 Apple finally announces all-new Mac Pro

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 22 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

I'll continue car analogy :) A person can buy a full packaged Porsche Panamera, get it upgraded heavily by a tuning company and get something very special for much less then Bugatti Veyron cost. Much more options for far lesser price. I guess it's what we discuss here in the forum :) Very well said, Mr 3.14r2 :) . So now the question is: will there be a juicy market for TB peripherals / upgrades / coffee machines / whatever, or is it already a doomed braindead zombie condemned to haunt the cemetery of computer hardware failures history ? :ph34r:

#1925961 Apple finally announces all-new Mac Pro

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 20 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

I think we don't have seen all of apple's pro offer... yet. I'm pretty sure they will propose a second box, same size, same look, wich you can connect with the help of not one, but two TB cables (so you could have up to 40 gb/s bandwidth!), wherein you can put pcie cards, HDs, SDD, whatever... So this could solve easily the problem of expandability. Remember that since the beginning of Mac this is exactly what this is about. Macs was designed mostly as closed machines. I think apple have never liked the idea of openness / inner expandability of the pcs. But the technology of external interfaces was not ready to really apply this concept of external expandability (at least for machines destined to a general public). Now they have thunderbolt, so i think they wanna push, popularize this concept to a maximum. And amha we will see the pc world, as usual, coming after.

#1847776 MLWrapper: a 64bits wrapper to load incompatible kexts in ML (Exemple code in...

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 26 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hello, happy developers! :) I hiope this topic will not be just a waste of time for you, but following this topic and the release by Netkas of a 32 bits ML kernel, came to my mind a strange idea, i''m just a noob but following my message someone encouraged me to submit my idea to Slice, just in case... Here's the message i sent to him, it exposes my idea, but the answer from Slice is far better in the sense in that it opens a practical way to make this simple noob idea an eventual reality, it doesn't implies that Slice is supporting or approve my idea in any way, it just explains things better: Hi! I hope this message will not be a waste of time for you, i would be very sorry about that because i as i said elsewhere i'm really admirative and respectful about the work of developers like you, without humans like you there's simply no osx86 and no community, just a massive bunch of newbies and wannabes that try to convince themselves that they are in...

#1847571 Mountain Lion 32-bit Kernel?

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 25 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

Slice is a very talented and capable OS X community developer. If anyone at all could achieve this, it is him. Send Slice a message The X Labs - InsanelyMac Forum Thanks a lot DarwinX! I will send him a message, i hope to not waste his time though... I have a real admiration about the developers of the community... When i think about it, i was there when Maxxuss published his first blog articles, followed by Netkas and his amazing work on real time decryption, Melkhort, Anv, Slice of course, and some others (Superhai, Koolkal, Semjaza...) very smart and rare people that are really the origin and the heart of the osx86 project, or simply have helped, by revolutionnary methods or distros, noobs like me to enjoy osx on their cheap pcs! I hope one day one or some of these remarkable personalities will tell the story behind all that (a future blog article?), seen from the inside, i think it worths a novel! A very technical sort of novel, but of cours...

#1847320 Mountain Lion 32-bit Kernel?

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 24 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

Hi and thanks for your kind answer, Theconnactic! Actually times are a little bit difficult, and children have always the priority, so for now... But the problem is elsewhere: there is many, many users that can not install Mountain Lion, mainly for hardware reasons, so this could be a great opportunity for developpers of the community to think about a new way to handle this problem, and a ML-Compatible 64 bits wrapper kext capable of loading 32 bits (old) kexts could be a part (if not all) of the solution! :thumbsup_anim: Unfortunately i don't have the knowledge to develop this idea myself, it's why i hope one of our hero members will read this message, this could be just great! And for the Attansic/Atheros L1 chipset, a strange thing happened: i just tried the AttansicL1Ethernet.kext from SL (i already tried that, without success)... and now it worked! It works only with PCIRootUID=1 & npci=0x3000, iCloud don't work though... but for now i don...

#1847162 Mountain Lion 32-bit Kernel?

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 24 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

Hello, happy hackers! :thumbsup_anim: I'm deeply interested on the subject, because i have two unsupported hardware: - nvidia 7600 gs - attansic L1 ethernet (1969:1048 - i've tried several kexts, no way for now) And of course i'm not alone in this case, there's lot of people with old or unsupported harware who have a lot of frustration with apple radical turn to 64 bits only. For exemple see here, this blog had beaten some records of frequentation since this tutorial was published! So a strange idea comes to my mind: instead of using a 32 bits kernel, could it be possible to imagine a 64 bits wrapper (in the form of a generic 64 bits kext) capable of loading 32 bits kexts? This could solve many problems, the first of course is the fact that all hacks that could be made on the kernel, or on the system kexts are not future-proof. As some have remarked, with the acceleration of updates (apple say they will release one major update per year!), we can'...

#1846562 Thoughts about Mountain Lion with Atom (yes, Atom)

Posted by VirtualGuitarist on 22 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

Ad far as i understood, you have to click on "All my files" in a finder window to retrieve files you have saved on the cloud. You can also use EasyFind, far more efficient than Spotlight. I use also the command "locate" in Terminal.
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