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2010-03-22 March iMeeting
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:07:59 am »
Meeting Agenda

Start: 7:30 PM

1) News and new to you
2) Mac OS X on non-Mac hardware - Wally Cherwinski and Wally Kuzmicz
3) BusyCal - Graham Fawcett

== Break ==

4) MacWorld 2010 report - LeRoy Lees
5) Live Interior 3D - Paul Timmins (Door prize -- one Live Interior 3D Pro license to give away)

End: 10:00 PM

« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 11:51:42 am by fivespan »


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Re: 2010-03-22 March iMeeting
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 12:05:45 am »

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 08:53:00 pm »
Recent Member Purchases
Discussion on running Windows on OS X
  • Boot Camp - does disk partitioning on the fly. Just like the old Partition Magic on the PC. No need to wait for when you're adding an external disk to create the partition for Windows.
  • VMware Fusion - can use its own installation of Windows, or it can re-use the Boot Camp partition containing a Windows install. One member observed VMware was faster for him when using the Boot Camp partition.
  • One member used VirtualBox, a free virtualization product. As with VMware, there are pre-configured OS installations aka appliances available for VirtualBox. This makes it easy to install guest operating systems.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 10:22:24 am »

Which Macs are compatible with Ubuntu?

All NewWorld Macs should work. This means iMacs, iBooks, blue & white G3s, Lombard G3 PowerBooks and newer. The minimum system requirements are 256 MB of RAM and 3 GB of hard disk space. Users with less RAM or disk space may try Xubuntu. Currently as of Feisty for iBooks/Powerbooks sleep, wireless, and external display are all supported with models having ATI graphics. Owners of the 12" Powerbook G4 models with the Nvidia graphics chip: sleep is not possible, because of insufficient hardware information from Nvidia.

Is Ubuntu supported on PowerPC?

Ubuntu 6.10 was the last officially supported PowerPC version of Ubuntu. Future versions will be community supported.

Is Ubuntu still available on PowerPC?

Yes, see PowerPCDownloads (


Getting Ubuntu Linux Up and Running on a PowerPC Mac

LinuxPPC: Installing Linux on PowerPC Computers (Running Linux)

Ubuntu Forums

PowerPCFAQ - Ubuntu Wiki


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Re: 2010-03-22 March iMeeting
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 02:20:30 pm »
Hello all,
Attached you will find a slightly edited version of the notes from my presentation last evening.


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Re: 2010-03-22 March iMeeting
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 09:49:11 am »
For those interested in the syncing abilities of BusyCal, here is a direct link to the BusyCal web page on the subject:

.... plus a link to the BusyCal videos: