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Other World Computing Releases XPostFacto 4.0OS X 10.4 Tiger can now roar on ?legacy? Macs no longer supported by Apple (September 15, 2005)
If you want to put a Tiger on your computer but Apple doesnt support your system, Other World Computing can help.
With the help of attorney and Mac geek Ryan Rempel, OWC is able to offer XPostFacto, an application that allows users of certain unsupported Macintosh computers to run Mac OS X, OS X Server and Darwin. The latest version, XPostFacto 4.0, expands the support for ?Legacy machines to run the latest OS X release, Apples highly acclaimed OS X 10.4 Tiger.
?People make a significant investment in their Macs, and we want to them to get the most use from them, said Larry OConnor, president of OWC. ?Macs last an amazingly long time and XPostFacto helps them go that much longer, even allowing models built 10 years ago to continue to take advantage of Apples latest and greatest OS.
?A lot of people have some pretty decked-out PowerMac 7300-9600s, and PowerMac G3s never mind the laptops and iMacs that no longer get Apple support. With XPostFacto, many of these systems can run the latest OS X versions and reap the benefits that Apples modern OS X has to offer.
Heres whats new in version 4.0:
* Supports Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
* Will install Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.4
* Runs on Mac OS 9.x or 10.2 through 10.4
* Works with machines that Apple originally supported in Mac OS X but no longer supports in 10.4 (the original iMac, original iBook, Beige G3, Wallstreet and Lombard PowerBooks)
* Works with some machines that Apple never supported for Mac OS X, such as the 7300-9600 series (G3 or G4 upgrade required for Mac OS X 10.3 and later)
* Avoids the misapplication of the 8 Gigabyte limit on "Old World" machines by the Mac OS X Installer
For more details and additional documentation on the utilitys capabilities and limitations, please visit http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter. While XPostFacto may be downloaded at no cost, users are encouraged to pay a $25 registration fee to support the continued development of XPostFacto. In addition, registered users are provided additional access to OWCs OS X tech forum and free notifications of XPostFacto updates and feature releases.
About Other World Computing
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the Macintosh universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company operates the popular Macsales.com Web site, which features one of the largest online catalogs of enhancement products; including OWCs own Mercury acceleration and FireWire product lines. OWC is an Apple Certified Developer and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company also owns and operates FasterMac.net, a national Internet Service Provider designed specifically for Macintosh users, as well as OWC.Net, an ISP that provides Internet access, design and hosting solutions in the greater Chicago area. Other World Computing ranks as the largest technology services employer in McHenry County according to the McHenry County Business Journal.
For more information visit www.macsales.com.
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