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Slides from the Documentation session at X World 2016

July 8, 2016 Leave a comment

For those who wanted a copy of my documentation talk at at X World 2016, here are links to the slides in PDF and Keynote format.

PDF – http://tinyurl.com/XWorld2016DocPDF

Keynote – http://tinyurl.com/XWorld2016DocKeynote

Running Apple’s System 1 on OS X El Capitan

July 8, 2016 1 comment

As part of some research which I’m doing on Mac filesystems, I wanted to see if it was possible to get Apple’s System 1 running on OS X El Capitan. The reason that I am specifically interested in System 1 is that this OS used Apple’s shortest-lived filesystem: Macintosh File System.

After discussing the issue, my colleague @mikeymikey pointed me in the direction of using the Mini vMac emulator application to accomplish this. He also pointed me towards the correct places where I could download a System 1 disk image and the needed Mac ROM file.

With this information, I was able to get System 1 up and running inside of the Mini vMac emulator. For the details, see below the jump.

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