Mac Mini Design

New mac mini design? Pure speculation

While I’ve been intrigued by the latest Mac Pro design for a desktop machine, I couldn’t see purchasing one as a workstation. I just don’t have the need for that kind of high end machine at the moment. The thought occurred to me however, that if Apple were to apply the same design concept to […]

Brief Notes on Installing OpenSolaris in VMWare Fusion

These notes pertain specifically to OpenSolaris build 105 and VMWare Fusion v.2.01 on MacOS Leopard 10.5.6 ~ The host machine is a 13″ macbook with 2GB ram. When initially creating a new virtual machine for Solaris 10 the default memory size is set to 580Mb.   At  this setting the install  either hangs or progresses so […]

# emerge osx-epic-fail

Gentoo Prefix Bootstrap Process for Mac OS X has a lengthy walkthrough on getting Gentoo‘s emerge package management system installed onto a Mac OSX system.  Naturally I had to give it a shot!  I’ve never worked with Gentoo before so I really had no idea what to expect from emerge. From a few conversations with […]

The all macintosh network… almost

It’s probably no secret that I’ve turned into a huge mac fanatic… The recent acquisition of a mac mini puts the household total to four machines actively in use. It also means that my low-end machine, a Power Mac G4 PCI (Yikes!) is just sitting there, looking all forlorn and wanting to be put back […]