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I thought I’d give a rundown of my imaginary :2cents: experience with myzar’s DVD (10.4.4 w/5 upgrade) and the v3 PPF4(which gives 10.4.6 and an intel only SSE3 kernel option) that was released. If it was legal to do this stuff for real, here’s what I imagine :angel: it would be like. I’m running an Abit AI7 mobo w/ P4 Prescott 3.0 HT, onboard sound (for OSX only), I run a SB Audigy2 ZS in windows). GF6800GT graphics and two Lite-On DVD-RW drives.

 

Install of 10.4.4 without AMD patch from both the patched and unpatched DVD went smooth. In fact my primary install of 10.4.4 is dual booting w/ XP very well. I have networking, sound, net access, even my iPhoto, GarageBand, iDVD and iMove work fine. Although I haven’t done anything with iDVD or iMovie other than launch them and look around a bit. iTunes is up to date and my iPod hooks up via firewire just fine. This morning I pulled down the latest update to GarageBand and it still works fine. Toast 6.1 works well. In fact I burned my PPF4 patched .iso DVD with toast and it’s perfect. Still can’t play DVD movies yet. Not even with VLC. But MPEG4 rips work well with QuickTime. The macvidia drivers helped to set my resolution to 1280x1024x32 but honestly, I don’t see a difference in performance. I guess it was good practice for the beta2 install. I’m very happy with this install and I have no urge to go up to 10.4.6. Why break what ain’t fixed er something like that.

 

As for the upgrades and Intel only SSE3 patched DVD:

 

10.4.4, 10.4.5 and 10.4.6 “without selecting AMD and SSE3 only patches” all install without a problem on a fresh USB drive.

 

I could not get the SSE3 only kernel patch to work on any of the install levels whether I tried .4 .5 or .6. When I selected this option and installed, it would send my PC into a reboot loop without any error messages at all. At the point of the boot where the blue screen is supposed to come up, it would go black and reboot over and over…. So for me, that patch is out. But here again, I see no loss in performance when running PPC apps. If it is emulated, I can’t tell the difference, and Menu Meters' CPU moniter shows two cpu's with differing rates of use as if the OS is indeed using the hyper threading.

 

This was most definitely worth the imaginary :dev: five full days of download time it took to get the original myzar patched DVD!! Now when the wife is hogging our Intel iMac, I have my own OSX to play on. If I can answer anyone’s questions to help them in their quest for OSX from my own imaginary :angel: experience, I’d be glad to help.

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