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[MacOS] MacUpdate Launched Holiday App Bundle for $49



Yeah, it was overdue already. The guys over at MacUpdate just launched their  pre-chrismas holiday app bundle. For US$49 you will get:

  • Data Rescue 3 (instead of US$99)
    One of the best data recovery tool for the Mac
  • Espresso 2 (instead of US$75)
    One of the best CSS, HTML, XML, JavsScript editing tools around
  • TotalFinder (instead of US$18)
    The Must-have tool, since Apple’s finder is really still total crap
  • TotalSpaces (instead of US$15)
    brings eventually back the grid-style spaces to OS X 10.7 and 10.8
  • Snapz Pro X 2.5 (instead of US$69)
    Screenshots and video capturing made as easy as possible
  • Mac DVDRipper Pro 4 (instead of US$25)
    Copying, Ripping and Converting DVDs made easy, in times of MacBookAirs this tool looks vintage to me ;-)
  • PopChar X 6 (instead of US$38)
    Accessing special font characters made easy, usable scenarios really unknown to me
  • MoneyWell 2 (instead of US$50)
    some finance manager, I would never use ;-)
  • Swift Publisher 3 (instead of US$30)
    never heard of that one, but sounds interesting
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (instead of US$30)
    Sim Game in Theme Park style. For those of you who have enuff time for games ;-)
  • Company of Heroes (instead of US$30)
    never heard of that one, sounds like the typical military strategy game

Anyway: the bundle makes sense at least for the TotalFinder, DataRescue, TotalSpaces and Snapz Pro. Means you can’t do anything wrong by buying it. And who knows, probably PopChar, MoneyWell and Swift Publisher might turn out to be useful aswell. The first 12,000 buyers will get Live Interior 3D for free on top (saves you another US$129)…

Get the bundle here: https://www.mupromo.com


[MacOS] Update to MacOS X 10.5.2 fails – One solution here


So guys as written here on “Incomplete-News” there have been several cases in which the way Netkas described did not work and the system crashed after reboot again and again. To get into more detail: after having done all the steps Netkas described here your system hangs and it doesn’t matter what you do it won’t boot. Before showing a possible solution please do me the favor and tell me:

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Reason is: during update it obviously (sometimes) removes the dsmos.kext but Leopard running with vanilla stock kernel and PC EFI on whiteboxes requires dsmos.kext in order to boot into GUI. Precisely: the “dsmos.kext” is required for decoding of Apple Protected binaries inside the GUI.

What to try:
1. See if dsmos.kext / R3D3 is still there where it should be

  • boot into single user mode – means: on the darwin bootscreen press any key and set the option “-s”
  • examine if the dsmos.kext is still there (this depends on the installation you used: sometimes also R3D3 is used. In iAtkos and Kalyway only “dsmos.kext” is used)
  • typically “dsmos.kext” is to be found in /System/Library/Extensions folder (we ain’t got no experiences with r3d3 but we assume it to be placed aswell in /System/Library/Extensions folder but better google it!!!)
  • If it is not there it is very likely it has been lost during update process (why it seems to get lost in some cases has not been yet been found out)

2. it is not there: so reinstall the dsmos.kext

  • if you don’t have a Windows XP or Vista as a second operating system: sorry guys. Find yourselves another way to reinstall dsmos.kext (like booting to install DVD and copying via USB stick or CD to harddrive for example)
  • if you do have Windows, start it and fire up your fox and fetch a copy of “MacDrive 7” (there is a trial version on Mediafour’s Website, get it, install it and reboot it – you’re gonna like this piece of software, don’t hesitate to buy it)
  • get the EFI pack from the net aswell (try these google searchterms: “dsmos.kext digitmemo” it should be the first hit), since the EFI Pack contains the dsmos.kext
  • when downloaded, copy dsmos.kext to your Mac Partition (MacDrive seemlessly integrates into your system, you will have the Mac Disk shown as a normal drive in your windows explorer (!)) into the folder /System/Library/Extensions
  • restart your Hack OS and use again “-s” to boot to single user mode
  • make the drive writeable using: “/sbin/fsck -fy” and “/sbin/mount -uw /”
  • then “cd /System/Library/Extensions”
  • then “chown -R root dsmos.kext”
  • and “chgrp -R wheel dsmos.kext”
  • do the “exit” and the system may reboot (or crash) once or twice and then it should boot up to 10.5.2

Et voila,
the most beautiful operating system in the world
running on a regular ugly machine ;-)



Ok Leute. Ich denke, die oben stehenden Zeilen sind recht einfach verständlich. Ich werde das hier nicht nochmal auf deutsch wiederholen. Es sei denn, es melden sich Massen von Menschen, was ich für nicht sehr wahrscheinlich halte. Dennoch: falls Ihr Fragen habt, zögert nicht und nutzt die Kommentarmöglichkeiten unten…

[MacOS] HowTo Update to MacOS X 10.5.2

Update: 02.07.2008 Update 10.5.4 is out now, read our notes here.
Update: 01.06.2008 Update 10.5.3 is out now, read our instructions here.


As most of you know Netkas is constantly working on the EFI Emulation for standard PC-Bios based motherboards. As of now you can even use the Software Update (auto-update feature) included in Tiger or Leopard. Means: no hassle with kernel panics whatsoever – assumed you have a system which is close to Apple hardware (like Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Chipset onboard)… But with revision 10.5.2 a minor issue occurred.

In short: don’t use auto update. Although Netkas released a tutorial which discribes a workaround I would encourage you to wait for a working solution. Chances are very high you screw up your system nevertheless – like a friend of mine did. Wait a solution will be posted here within the next few days… *erm* it took a little longer and it has been written for update 10.5.3 rather than 10.5.2 but the steps and the approach is almost the same – see here