Mac Mini G4 Cube Hack __EXCLUSIVE__
Like the abandoned shell of a hermit crab, Mac enthusiast Rich Willis removed the innards of the old G4 cube and filled its guts with his Mac Mini as well as some add-ons. He even went the extra mile to add a virtual laser keyboard so the whole thing is nicely self-contained.
Mac Mini G4 Cube Hack
I have forgotten my administrator password on an old MacBook Pro running on Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.9. I have tried the tricks above to reset the password or login as a new administrator, but have had no luck. Any other suggestions?
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lol I know its mini...:) but I would like to transform it into something inside this =sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B079DFXR5J&pd_rd_w=4zIOh&pf_rd_p=a64be657-55f3-4b6a-91aa-17a31a8febb4&pd_rd_wg=nkut3&pf_rd_r=ZDB1CM9W3YY5REVEH16E&pd_rd_r=7a50e993-643a-4d51-8f24-c098652890e1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE3OFJXS0hRQVI5M1UmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA1OTI4MDAyMUJZSDAwUExETlNCJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5ODU2MTAyVkw5NFZQM0E3T1Amd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWMmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
Giving an old system new life by installing more memory or a new storage device is one thing. But plugging a modern solid-state drive into an archaic 20-year-old Power Mac G4 requires a lot of hardware and software hacking, with the end result being questionably useful at best. Because clearly, a modern PCIe NVMe SSD that delivers gigabytes of throughput per second isn't going to deliver its best while running over a PCI bus with 133 MBps of bandwidth.
Many Mac purists out there will shake their heads and disagree vehemently, but with spares for the remaing cubes starting to thin out, a fan is essential in keeping your cube healthy, and I heartily recommend one to anyone who uses their cube for more than a couple of hours a day.
Be careful when selecting the fan. The one I bought was a silent, solidly built one which had supporting tubes around the corner mounting holes. It seemed like a good idea at the time. However, these turn out to make installing the fan without disassembling the whole case impossible. A lighter fan without supports on the corners would have been much easier to install. In any case, I used a hacksaw and cut two adjacent supports along the edge which eventually ended up towards the back of the Cube.
The new iMacs will presumably run new Apple silicon, as will a new Mac Pro mini of sorts. The machine is said to look like a few Mac minis stacked on top of each other, immediately reminding us of the Power Mac G4 Cube. The inclusion of Apple silicon is a given of course, but beyond that we know little of what this machine will offer.
March 24th, 2005 -- TUNER TRANSFORMATION: G4 Cube into 'Killer Kube' (includes Mac mini comparison)CPU Tests - iMovie, iTunes, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro3D Graphics - Halo, UT2004, Quake3, Cinebench Flyby
February 4th, 2005 -- REVIEW: Mac mini versus its "siblings."CPU intensive tests (iMovie, iTunes, etc.)GRAPHICS intensive tests (Halo, UT2004, etc.)DISK intensive tests (boot, launch, duplicate, etc.) 350c69d7ab