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The Ultimate Retro Terminal: Cathode

Jan 27, 2011 - 8 Comments
cathode full screen

The Mac just had it’s birthday, but don’t you long for the days before a GUI? Don’t you wish you were in the 70’s or 80’s banging away at a DOS prompt connecting to a local BBS? Do you get nostalgic for the days of typing commands into a noisy green on black terminal that … Read More

Run classic Mac OS on iPhone or iPod touch

Jan 7, 2011 - 3 Comments
run mac os on iphone

This is hilarious, you can run classic Mac OS from a Macintosh Plus directly atop iOS on your iPhone or iPod touch thanks to an emulator called Mini vMac. What you’ll need to get this working: A jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch (here’s our jailbreak downloads and info) Mac Plus ROM image (you can get … Read More

Transfer disk images to an Apple II from a newer Mac

Oct 17, 2010 - 3 Comments
macbook pro and apple ii

New and old technology rarely work well together. In this case, not just the old, but the real old, the Apple II is pre-Macintosh hardware at it’s finest. If the urge to geek around with old Apple hardware ever strikes your fancy, you can use an app called ADT Pro that lets you transfer disk … Read More

Run Newton OS on an iPad

Oct 2, 2010 - 1 Comment
newton ipad

How’d you like to run Newton OS on your iPad? You can with an emulator, and it actually runs on your iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac OS X too. This is all done through an open source project called Open Einstein which now has a working iOS port. It’s not exactly an easy achievement, but … Read More

The Evolution of Mac OS

Feb 14, 2010 - 1 Comment
old mac os

Mac OS has come a long ways since System 1.0, and there’s no better way to see just how far we’ve come than to look at screenshots. Francesco Mugnai has compiled quite a comprehensive collection of screenshots that chronicles the evolution of the Mac operating system, it’s a fun walk through time, so check it … Read More

BeOS is reborn as the open source Haiku Operating System

Oct 19, 2009 - 3 Comments

Remember BeOS? If you don’t that’s ok, it came out around 1995 and even though its performance was leaps and bounds above Mac OS System 8 and Windows 95, it never quite caught on, so it died off and seemingly disappeared. Now BeOS is reborn as Haiku, an open source lightweight operating system. It’s certainly … Read More

Make Polaroid Pictures Easily

Oct 12, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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The Polaroid film effect is a fun and retro look for digital images, and now you can make Polaroid style pictures without Photoshop! The nifty app called Poladroid is cross-platform compatible and works exactly as advertised: simply drag any image onto the Poladroid app and out comes a Polaroid style image. The app itself is … Read More

Steve Jobs at his home office in 1982

Sep 25, 2009 - 10 Comments

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” – Steve Jobs Amazing picture and quote from Diana Walker Source: Diana Walker: The Bigger Picture

GLTerminal – Retro Terminal Simulator Updated for Mac OS X Leopard

Aug 10, 2009 - 6 Comments
GLTerminal screenshot

I’ve been on a bit of a retro and minimalism kick lately, preferring simplified apps that take me back to the good old days of BBS’s and 2400bps modems (ok maybe not the modems), and when I saw that GLTerminal has a new release I was pleased. It’s basically just a Terminal replacement that uses … Read More

Paintbrush – the best Microsoft Paint clone for Mac OS X

Aug 7, 2009 - 3 Comments

Paintbrush is a Microsoft Paint clone of sorts for Mac OS X, it’s an absolute joy to use in it’s simplicity and we are pleased that a new version is available with even more MS Paint type functions for your Mac. We’ve covered this MS Paint clone for Mac here before on OSXDaily but a … Read More

Easily Change the Mac OS X Boot up Image with BootXChanger

Aug 5, 2009 - Leave a Comment

I’ve been bored with the standard Mac OS X boot up screen and it’s grey Apple logo, and a few times I have scoured around trying to change it manually to no avail. Today though, I stumbled into a post on my friends blog that makes changing the Mac OS X boot image a snap … Read More

Paintbrush – a Microsoft Paint clone for Mac OS X

Dec 14, 2007 - 83 Comments

Many of us who converted from a Windows PC to a Mac may long for the amazing artistic capabilities allowed within Microsoft Paint. Ok so maybe that’s a bit dramatic, and we all know that Microsoft Paint is pretty crappy, but that’s also why it was fun. Thankfully, developers in the open source community saw … Read More

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