[Noisebridge-discuss] donated noisebridge companion cube computer

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 20:27:02 UTC 2011

I don't see a reason why we can't have all 3 operating systems on there.

Right now, Noisebridge does not have a public Windows computer anywhere. 
  Nor do we have a public Intel-based MacOS computer.  A good 
hackerspace should have all sorts of different systems.  It takes all 
kinds.  In management-speak, we call this "diversity".

Since the Windows on that computer and all the development tools are 
licensed, I would just assume keep Windows on there.

As for the MacOS, I had sought a donation of an Intel-based MacOS 
computer awhile back.  Iphone SDK only runs on MacOS.  Also, there just 
aren't any professional-quality non-linear video editing programs for linux.


On 2/5/2011 12:00 PM, Jared Dunne wrote:
> If it's for use with the Kinect, which I think was the motivation for
> that computer being setup, then I'd recommend a dual-boot with some
> Linux flavor, rather than hackintosh.  There are some toolkits that
> would be key to have setup on a Kinect PC, but they aren't supported
> in Mac OS (let alone hackintoshland).  I imagine this would require
> partitioning the HDD if that isn't already done.
> I'll be spending Monday daytime resuming Kinect hacking so I'll see
> what I can do regarding installing Kinect toolkits and such...  In the
> meantime, if any one can prep the machine for Linux (partitioning) or
> even do the Ubuntu install, then that would be very helpful.
> j-
> PS: If anyone wants to try installing Hackintosh on (including this
> shuttle), I have iATKOS v7 DVD which installs 10.5.7 Leopard that I
> can loan out or donate to NB.
> On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 7:44 AM, Patrick Keys<citizenkeys at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> lilia donated a black shuttle cube computer to noisebridge.  Somebody
>> please put a "Property of Noisebridge" sticker on it.
>> Her comment on the matter originated in a different thread:
>> "It is now property of noisebridge. Hack as you may. No need
>> to ask. It's running XP at the moment, which lots of nice software
>> resources left over from my college days (Adobe, Macromedia, Matlab if
>> you can get a new license for it, Visual Studio for windows-based
>> C/C++ hacking, to name a few...)."
>> The computer is now apparently already hooked up to the Kinect.  It
>> would be excellent to see the computer remain with the (presumably
>> licensed) Microsoft software on it for everybody to use.  It might also
>> be cool to see it dual-boot as a hackintosh with Mac OS snow leopard.
>> If we get a dual-boot on there for MacOS snow leopard, I would be
>> willing to donate $20 to get a Noisebridge developer license for iphone
>> SDK development.  If 4 others are also willing to donate $20, we can get
>> Noisebridge its own developer license for iphone SDK.
>> Patrick
>> A.B.? Also, what does Prof. McGonagall have to do with anything?
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