Happy New Year – Broken Links

Happy New Year, fellow G5 fans!

Sadly, as I look over this site, I admit that many links are now non-functional. The information here is generally still fine, but you will have to search around for working links to the apps I recommend. Some developers have likely removed older apps, even though it is handy for users of old PowerPC machines. There are some app alternative websites too, including at websites like PowerPC Software Archive. Open source apps are just a great resource in times like these, as they tend to have ready archives available for users trying to maintain ancient machines.

So, hang tight. I’ll be fixing links, removing some outdated software, and seeing what the future is for this website.

— Nathan

Updates & Links

It’s a nice, wet spring afternoon up here in the lower northeast, so I got a bit of updates done on the website that have been brewing for a while. I continue to want to improve the readability and accessibility of this website. If you have suggestions or feel like something is missing, please let me know in the comments below.

Meanwhile, one subtle change to the website is that I am trying to include notice of when each page was last updated. Below the introduction text on each page, you’ll see a new line:

last updated screenshot

I hope it is helpful as you make return visits, looking for new links and other updated information.

Meanwhile, around the PowerPC world:

  • TenFourFox is now at 38.8.0.
  • I came across Hack5190’s pretty solid beginning to hardening your G5 to hackers and other potential attacks. Read it here. He lists more information in the posts that follow, if you are so inclined.
  • lotvai77, another MacRumors poster, managed to hack CorePlayer and keep it working on Power Macs. I don’t use CorePlayer, but it may interest you.
  • Updates are coming to SimpleMarkPCC… soon.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

— Nathan

Links for You

It’s been nearly a month since my last post. I’ve basically just been very busy with travel and projects caring for homeless men and women in my community.

So to tithe you over, here are a few links for your continued perusal and learning.

The Quadras, Cubes, and G5 blog followed the exploits of its author in trying to get his G5 back and running after it failed to boot up. It’s a good read if you have similar issues with your G5, because someday, you will. Maybe it’s the G5s finicky power management system? Who knows. Read the first one here, then his followup, and then the exciting conclusion.

Good news: TenFourFox 31.5.0 is out. Also, in that same link, find out how to build RAM disks in Tiger/Leopard if you want. Cool stuff.

PPC Luddite provides a quick and dirty comparison of the various ad blockers for Firefox. The winner: uBlock.

Have you ever heard of Hollywood? No, not THE Hollywood. Hollywood is also a multimedia app development kit that can work on PPC Macs and a whole other range of hardware. I’m intrigued.

— Nathan