Blast from the past, MAC OS 9

Came across this site called everymac and, its quite cool if you like old macs.

List of macs that support mac OS 9

Complete list of macs
Fastest old G4 mac, Quicksilver, G4 DP with BOOT and CLASSIC, mode OS 9

Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) Specs

Identifiers: Quicksilver – M8361LL/A – PowerMac3,5 – M8493 – 1896

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Apple Power Mac G4The Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) features dual 800 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256k “on chip” level 2 cache, and 2 MB of level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX TwinView graphics card — capable of powering dual displays — with 64 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) series is quite similar to the “Digital Audio” series that it replaced, but the higher-end models — the Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver) and Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) — have faster processors with larger level 3 caches. All models have faster, and/or more capable, optical drives.

Like earlier Power Macintosh G4 models, the Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) uses the case design introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) — complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy — but it is silver, which gives the series its name.

To purchase or upgrade a PowerPC Mac — as well as newer Macs — see site sponsor Operator Headgap Systems. OHS has low prices, a warranty, and personal support.

Despite the age of this system, site sponsor Other World Computing has RAM, hard drives, SSDs, and other upgrades available for this specific Mac while supplies last.


Digital audio mac G4 133mgz bus
Crazy G4 processor speed upgrades
Mirror drive door G4 dont do BOOT mode, only classic made had 167mhz bus

Fastest and last mac to run classic mode only OS 9 . Apple Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2005 – M9592LL/A – PowerMac11,2 – A1117/A1177* – 2023

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Apple Power Mac G5The Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5), along with the Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.0) and Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.3), are the first and last Power Macintosh G5 models to use dual core PowerPC 970MP (G5) processors, which have two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip.

The Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5) is powered by two “dual core” 2.5 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5) processors with four optimized AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing units (one per core), eight double-precision FPUs (two per core), 1 MB of on-chip level 2 cache on each core, and dual bidirectional 1.25 GHz frontside system buses (one for each processor). It shipped configured with 512 MB or 1 GB of 533 MHz PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM, a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a reported “16X” dual-layer “SuperDrive”, and a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 video card with 256 MB of GDDR SDRAM.

Connectivity includes USB 2.0, FireWire “400” and “800”, a single-link DVI and a dual-link DVI port, optical digital audio in/out, two independent Gigabit Ethernet ports, and support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

All of the “multiple core” equipped Power Macintosh G5 models have three open PCI-Express (PCIe) expansion slots. The Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5) uses the same easy-to-upgrade “anodized aluminum alloy” case as all other Power Macintosh G5 models with the same removable side panel for easy access to internal components. Likewise, it is divided into four different thermal zones with nine computer-controlled fans for optimum cooling. However, this model adds a liquid cooling system that replaces the traditional heat sink.

Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2005 – M9749LL/A – PowerMac7,3 – A1047 – 2061

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Apple Power Mac G5The Power Macintosh G5/2.7 DP (PCI-X) features dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) processors each with an optimized AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit and 512k level 2 on-chip cache. It shipped configured with 512 MB of 400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM, a 250.0 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a 16X DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW “SuperDrive”, and an ATI Radeon 9650 (AGP 8X Pro) video card with 256 MB of DDR SDRAM.

Connectivity includes USB 2.0, FireWire “400” and “800”, one single-link DVI and one dual-link DVI port (no ADC port), optical digital audio in/out, and support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1. This model includes support for PCI-X.

Like the earlier models, the Power Macintosh G5/2.7 DP (PCI-X) uses the same “anodized aluminum alloy” case, and likewise, features a removable side panel for easy access to internal components and is divided into four different thermal zones with nine computer-controlled fans for optimum cooling. However, this model adds a liquid cooling system that replaces the traditional heat sink. Custom configurations also were available.

Also see: What are the primary differences between the “Early 2005” Power Mac G5 models?

To purchase or upgrade a PowerPC Mac — as well as newer Macs — see site sponsor Operator Headgap Systems. OHS has low prices, a warranty, and personal support.

Despite the age of this system, site sponsor Other World Computing has RAM, hard drives, SSDs, and other upgrades available for this specific Mac while supplies last.



Users with any liquid cooled systems — but particularly users with Power Macintosh G5/2.5 DP (PCI-X) (June 2004) and Power Macintosh G5/2.7 DP (PCI-X) (Early 2005) systems — in active service would be wise to carefully watch for internal and externalleaks and if a leak or temperature anomaly is discovered immediately shut it off and notify Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Center.

As a precaution, those interested in purchasing a Power Macintosh G5 system on the resale market for long-term legacy use would be prudent to avoid the Power Macintosh G5/2.5 DP (PCI-X) (June 2004) and Power Macintosh G5/2.7 DP (PCI-X)(Early 2005) if the original liquid cooling system has not been replaced with the improved one.

Cooling teardown

Mod liquid cooled to aircooled

Coolant repair tear down


Most Frequently Asked Power Mac G5 Q&As:

What graphics cards are provided by the Power Mac G5? Which have ADC ports and which have DVI ports? What is the maximum supported resolution on a primary and secondary display?

Which Power Mac G5 models have PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express slots? How many PCI slots of what speed does each Power Mac G5 have? How do you install a PCI card?

How many hard drives of what type are supported in the Power Mac G5? How do you replace the drive or add another one? Are there third-party products to use more drives than are “officially” supported?

What are the primary differences between the “Late 2005” or “Dual Core” Power Mac G5 models?

Is the CPU on the Power Mac G5 upgradable? How is it mounted?

How much RAM of what type does the Power Mac G5 support? Which models have four RAM slots and which models have eight RAM slots? How do you upgrade the RAM?

Can the Power Mac G5 run MacOS 9/Classic applications?

Can you recommend a Power Mac G5 that probably will last another seven or eight years? I have a critical need for MacOS 9/Classic support.

What are the “pros and cons” of the Power Mac G5? Is it right for my needs?

Is the “Quad Core” Power Mac G5 the first Mac with four processors?

For all Power Mac G5 Q&As, check out the Power Mac G5 Q&A (Home). For other systems, visit the Q&A section.

Upgrade SSD in mac


The best SSDs for Power Mac G5s are ones with aggressive garbage collection, aimed to keep the drive running at top speed even without TRIM present. In the past, I’ve been recommended to go with Sandforce drives, but they are not the only option. Below are a list of recommended drives that have been confirmed to work on a G5. This list will be updated.

  • OWC Mercury 3G – works fine in both bays
  • Intel 320 – works fine in both bays
  • Samsung 840 EVO – only in the lower bay
  • Corsair F Series = Sata II models
  • OCZ Vertex 2

Do your best to research SATA I compatibility! – Power Mac G5s do use SATA I, but since it is older technology, some SSDs give unpredictable results. Try to figure out whether or not the drive is compatible with your G5. Read reviews, and search for other Power Mac users and their experience with the drive. If your new SSD is not “seen” by your Mac, try placing it in the upper or lower bays. Remove any other hard drives. Consider booting from another Mac to see if a later version of Leopard can see the drive.

Recommended Setup Note: Most SSDs come with some portion of the drive already partitioned to keep performance nominal. You can add to this partition by leaving a portion of your SSD unformatted. In Disk Utility, for instance, create 2 partitions. One partition is for your OS. The other partition, usually around 10-15% of its total size, is left as unformatted space. For more details on the benefits of this, read this article.



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Portrait mode

We have seen a new photo mode on cellphones that came from the DSLR camera’s. Portrait mode blurs the bacground for a great effect. Portrait mode selfies is not possible on the S9/S9+ only the S9+ can shoot portrait mode due to its second camera at the REAR.

Only the Iphone X and the Pixel 2/2xl master this feature on the front camera.

Portrait mode video is still not fully possible and requires programs like Adobe After Effects,  but with a hack shown in this article, it can come pretty close as well to full after processing of frame by frame editing.

Here’s how future iPhones could use camera depth data to create impressive Portrait Mode videos


One of the headline features of the dual camera system in recent iPhones is Portrait Mode, an effect that simulates a DSLR-style shallow depth of field by intelligently blurring the background of your photos. Apple took the feature a step further with the iPhone X, adding Portrait Mode selfies and introducing simulated Portrait Lighting.

While these features are currently limited to still photos, future iPhones could someday use the same technology to bring the depth effect to videos, a stunning look currently only possible with high-end video gear or a considerable amount of work in post-production. This feature could be a game changer for videographers, editors, and consumers alike, who have already embraced the iPhone as a serious filmmaking tool. With some effort, the effect is actually possible with today’s iPhones. Here’s how it can be done.

When you take a photo in Portrait Mode on an iPhone today, the depth information associated with the image is stored as a grayscale depth map. iOS uses this depth map to determine which parts of the photo should be blurred and which should remain in focus. This is the same way that 3D artists fake depth of field in 3D renders – the animation software creates a depth map that’s later interpreted by the renderer.

If you want to create the same effect in a video today, there are two common options. The first and easiest is to spend the money on expensive cameras and lenses with a wide aperture – that’s what gives you a shallow depth of field.

A depth map generated by 3D rendering software. Darker areas are in focus and lighter areas are blurred.

The second and more tedious option is to use post-production software like Adobe After Effects to build your own depth maps or video masks in order to specify which parts of a scene should be in focus. This can involve a strenuous process called rotoscoping, a time-consuming task that is often done frame-by-frame.

iOS 11 includes improved developer frameworks that give more access to depth data captured by the iPhone’s cameras. Apple showed off these new capabilities at WWDC 2017 with a sample app called AVCamPhotoFilter. Essentially, this lets developers capture streaming depth data from the camera at a limited resolution. This sample app is the basis for my solution.

Using both an iPhone X running AVCamPhotoFilter and an iPhone 7 Plus in the standard camera application, I stacked the devices, keeping the lenses as close together as possible. I recorded the same scene on each, screen capturing the depth data on my iPhone X to make a moving depth map. The video below demonstrates the process involved and the depth effect that results.

Bringing both pieces of footage into Adobe After Effects, I was able to add shallow depth of field quite easily to my video by applying a camera lens blur to my footage, and telling After Effects the depth map source. This is essentially what iOS does with depth data today, just behind the scenes.

The result isn’t perfect, but took a fraction of the time that building a depth map by hand would take. The output would be more accurate if both the source video and depth data came from the same camera lens, but AVCamPhotoFilter doesn’t support capturing both concurrently. While there are significant limitations to this workaround, the end result is surprisingly almost as polished as the depth effect is on still photos.

Unlocking Portrait Mode for video on current iPhone hardware may prove to be challenging. The feature is already computationally intensive for still photos, and would be significantly more taxing in a video. Third-party applications like Fabby have attempted to recreate the effect entirely in software, but aren’t convincing. However, Apple’s A-series chips and camera hardware continue to advance by leaps and bounds on a yearly basis, so this feature might not be too far out of reach.

The possibilities of Portrait mode videos extend far beyond simple shallow depth of field effects. The same data could eventually be used to simulate Portrait Lighting in videos – just like in Apple’s own TV ad.

Creative manipulation of depth data could even make possible effects like tilt-shift videos and instant masking of subjects as if they were standing in front of a green screen. Apple has already used this technique to great effect in a recent update to their Clips app on iPhone X, adding “Selfie Scenes” that can place you downtown in a city or even on the set of Star Wars.

Finally, Portrait Mode for video could further establish the iPhone as an essential filmmaking tool. Traditional cameras do not capture depth data at all, giving the iPhone an immediate advantage over even high-end video gear.

Apple has made their dedication to the iPhone’s camera clear, funding a short film shot entirely on iPhone, and devoting significant engineering resources to new camera features with every new model. Portrait Mode videos would take the iPhone one step closer to the goal of not only being the best camera you have with you, but the best camera, period.

Gopro or Mobile Vlogging

Joby Gorillapod Zoom Tripod:
Sunpak Handheld Stabilizer:
Cam Caddie Universal Mount For GoPro:
Lume Cube GoPro Mounting Bar:
GoPro 3.5mm Mic Adapter:
Rechargable Light:
Universal Horseshoe Adapter:
MyCharge Adventure Portable Battery Charger:
Rode Video Micro (microphone):

1. GoPro 6 or cell phone (iphone X/Samsung S9+)
2. PULUZ for GoPro HERO6 Toughened Glass Lens + LCD 

2. Rode Videomic micro Me / Videomic micro

The Videomic Me can also be used on cellphones. The Videomic micro comes with a shoe stand and cable while the Videomic me doesn’t (sad story) Both come with the deadcat. The Videomic me might plug directly into the Gopro mic adapter. So if you want to use both on Gopro and phone, you either have to buy both or live with just the Videomic Me and use it like that. The Videomic me also has a rear 3.5 connector for a ligtning to mic adapter to use on an iPhone. No ligtning versions only available as yet or direct usb C to plug in straight into a gopro with a mic adapter

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3. GoPro Mic adapter

You need this bulky dongle unfortunately to connect an external mic to a GoPro 6. No way around it was yet.

4. A handheld gimbal

Numerous options are available. For mobile these are the winners:

1. Zhiyun-Tech Smooth 3 Professional 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Smartphone

2. Removu S1

The 11 Best Gopro Gimbals and Stabilizers of 2018

5. A stabilizing plate

For the cellphone gimbals you needs a stabilizing plate as the gopro is heavy and it puts to much strain on the motors:

6. An aluminium housing perhaps with a possibility for a hot shoe adapter:

Or a GoPro supersuit dpending on your needs and protection options.


7. A dual battery charger maybe


8. Extra batteries


9. High capacity SD cards


10. Rode SC7 patch cable if you buy the Rode Videomicro Me version (as not included, only in Rode Videomicro with the stabilizing hot shoe harness)


11. IR vision

Depending on your needs there are also nightvision lenses available from Ragecams ( For best use of these you need an IR illuminator and you can’t use these during the day when modded.

Modular computing, single board computers

If I was to build a two or more board system, it would be same boards and stack them. Something like this…w=1088&bih=538

After this I looked into modular and parallel computing. Best solutions I found where Portwell and Trenton systems, single board computers:

These are for rendering farms mostly, least amount of space, modular computing.