To play standard-definition video from the iTunes Store, an Intel Pentium D or faster processor, 512MB of RAM, and a DirectX 9.0–compatible video card is required To play 720p HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras, a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor, 1GB of RAM, and an Intel GMA X3000, ATI Radeon X1300, or NVIDIA GeForce 6150. Pentium History. Intel debuted the original Pentium processor in 1993, and the device bears little similarity to the ever-more-powerful processors that would follow. The successive Pentium Pro, Pentium 2, Pentium 3 and Pentium 4 processors were among the most popular processors of the 1990s, with competition from AMD devices. Hi!I am curious about installing any version of MacOS (preferably a new one) on my potato laptop Lenovo Ideapad 110-115IBR 80T7007ARI with 4GB of DDR4L and Intel Pentium N3710 with integrated Intel HD 405 Graphics. Is it possible to run mac os on it for personal use for a long time with being. Silent Installation Guide for Intel Compilers for Mac OS. X Version 10.1. Here are the steps you need to follow to install the Intel Compilers for Mac OS X. version 10.1 in silent mode. Mount the.dmg file with required content using 'Finder', for example, by double-clicking on.dmg. Intel® Pentium® 4 or Intel Celeron® (or compatible) 1.3-GHz processor (dual-core processors and processors with Hyper-Threading Technology supported) Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit only), Windows® XP, or Windows Media Center Edition (Windows XP and MCE require Service Pack 2) Windows XP: 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended).
The Apple Developer Transition System – a Trojan Horse PowerMac
During the late 1990s and early 2000s the Macintosh was getting more powerful, and for a while the PowerPC G-series CPUs provided more computing power than comparable Intel chips. But by the middle of that decade the G5 was reaching an engineering tradeoff in terms of processing power versus thermal output; the fastest Macs ran very hot and required the development of liquid cooling systems. These limitations prevented the release of G5 based PowerBooks (though prototypes were rumored to exist), and required Apple to think differently about its future.
So in 2006 Apple stunned the world (again) by announcing they were going over to the Dark Side: the Macintosh was going to switch to Intel processors. Apple had been secretly compiling Mac OS X for Intel shortly after it’s evolution from NeXTstep. To allow developers to prepare their own software for the change, Apple designed special Macs with Pentium-based motherboards inside PowerMac G5 cases for testing purposes. Called Developer Transition Systems (DTS), these Trojan horse “PowerMacs” came with a special developer version of Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.1 for Intel and were leased, not sold, to developers. The mothership required all DTS units to be returned after one year, so very few of these hybrid Macs survive outside the gates of Cupertino.
The DTS is an interesting beast. A small logic board labelled Barracuda sits inside a ridiculously large tower (to fool the passers-by). The processor is a 3.6GHz Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading. But despite being an Intel version of Mac OS X Universal applications will not launch in Intel mode, they just bounce a few times in the dock then abort. In order to launch third party software you need to check the preference to “Launch using Rosetta” in the Finder’s Get Info window. As far as these apps are concerned, they’re still running in a PowerPC world.
When you first start the machine a BIOS screen appears, allowing you to hit F4 and set the boot drive order, system date, etc.. No Open Firmware here. Unlike other Macs the hard drive needs to be partitioned using Master Boot Record (MBR), not GUID as used for all shipping Intel-based Macs. That’s unique. This thing is really a PC with proprietary software pasted on top. Look at all those Pentium 4 CPU features!
As a VMM addition, this was a real find. I got system from used Mac shop that keeps an eye out for interesting items; they got it from someone who was going to dispose of the tower as scrap metal. Fortunately that fate was avoided and the DTS arrived in working condition, but it did not have a copy of Mac OS X installed. The previous owner had used the tower as a (shudder) Windows XP machine and erased the Apple development software. Noooooo!!!!
Finding a copy of the necessary software and then getting it to run on this system proved a bit of a challenge. That’s an understatement. These puppies require serious determination to bring back to life.
The magic system necessary is Mac OS X build 8b1025. After a few months I was lucky to get help from fellow Mac collector (and Prototype Man) Henry “Hap” Plain, who found a copy after locating a working DTS himself. But making drives from the disk image files he sent was unsuccessful, I couldn’t get my machine to boot. Multiple swapping of hard drives followed. After several tries we resorted to shipping drives across the country, and that finally worked. At last the mythical 10.4.1 on Intel was running live in front of me!
But I couldn’t duplicate the setup for backup purposes. This is an important part of keeping vintage computers working. Clones made of the startup disk would not boot the machine, they stalled at a black screen with a blinking cursor. More weeks of experimentation. More hard disks in and out. Let me tell you the drive slots on the G5 (err, DTS) tower are really annoying to deal with, they make me appreciate the Mac Pro design even more.
Damn it Apple, why are you making this (never-intended-to-be-released-to-the-public) system so difficult to restore? Never mind, don’t answer that.
Eventually Hap managed to locate an image of the actual 10.4.1 install DVD that shipped with the towers from from Apple (I’m very jealous of his connections). This works better: with the DVD you can easily install OS X on the hard disk and reliably make the DTS come to life. But wait! Don’t put that installer away after installation, it also contains a boot loader necessary get the hard drive up and running. I’ve found that I need to keep the DVD in place in order to boot up the machine, otherwise it’s back to a blinking cursor.
As noted, this is not your Grandfather’s Macintosh. DTS, welcome to the VMM.
Nice article! I have one of these machines, it’s been several years since I fired it up. Any interest in it, or can you recommend a good place to post it up for sale? I know this computer would only appeal to the collector crowd.
Hey, if you’re looking to get rid of that thing, can you send me an email?
You can send me an email at Alicespice @ aol.com. Seriously interested in it.
You might try the bootloaders developed by the OSx86 people, that are designed to bootstrap OS X on PC BIOS machines.
Hello Ian, I would be more than willing to purchase your macintosh. If you are willing to sell it still, please give me an offer and maybe we can work out a deal. Thanks, George
Sorry at the time I decided to keep it, but now I”m back in sell mode. However coming up with a price on this thing is pretty tricky, especially since I have evidence that this computer was at the WWDC in 2005. Whats your email?
I realize this is a huge stretch as you made this post over a year ago now, but I’m looking for one of these machines and would be interested in purchasing it from you, if you still have for sale.
My email address is derfbwh AT gmail dot com.
Are you still interested in a DTS? I have one I wish to part with.
Hi all readers
I have a Mac Pro DTS in fully working condition
With a hard drive that boots without the need for a DVD to be in the drive
Available for sale
Getholdofjon At Gmail dot com
can you upload the installer? i want to try to make my own “mac” with tiger on it
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- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Vista
- Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500MHz or greater)
- 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
- 52 MB hard drive space
- Mac OS X 10.4 and later
Mac Os For Intel Pentium 4600
- Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 or PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
- 128 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater)
- 200 MB hard drive space
Intel Pentium Generation 4
Please note that Linux distributors may provide packagesfor your distribution which have different requirements.
Intel Pentium 4 Specs
- Linux kernel - 2.2.14 or higher with the following libraries or packages:
- glibc 2.3.2 or higher
- XFree86-3.3.6 or higher
- gtk+2.0 or higher
- fontconfig (also known as xft)
Mac Os Intel Pentium 4
Intel Pentium 4 3ghz
- Intel Pentium II or AMD K6-III+ 233 MHz CPU (Recommended: 500MHz or greater)
- 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
- 52 MB hard drive space