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  1. PureDarwin's Work is Fantastic

    I’ve had a longtime interest in PureDarwin, an attempt to build a version of Darwin using only free and open-source software. Darwin is the UNIX-based environment that underlies Apple’s macOS operating system. Many parts of Darwin are open-source, but many components are closed-source and proprietary. Apple hasn’t realized a full, complete build of Darwin usable by end-users in over 15 years.


  2. Information Regarding Secure Boot on the iMac Pro

    Recently, Apple’s newest iMac Pro introduced a feature known as Secure Boot, a feature that is similar to, but different from, the secure boot feature available on PCs.


  3. Veertu is Great

    Last time, I discussed how to install Qemu on your Mac. This time, I want to discuss Veertu, an impressive virtualization solution for OS X. I shelled out the money to buy the full version, and I’m going to share my thoughts briefly on what I like, and what I don’t like, about the program.


  4. Install QEMU on OS X

    I like virtual machines, and I especially like qemu, the popular open-source virtualization software written by Fabrice Bellard. Unfortunately, qemu has a reputation of being incredibly difficult to install on Macs. Normally, one could use a package manager such as Homebrew or MacPorts to install it, but I didn’t want to install a package manager and clutter up my system when I really only needed one piece of software.


  5. Easily Parse nginx Logs on UNIX

    This is a very short post covering how to easily access several different sets of information from the logs of your nginx server using only tools that you can find on any standard *nix machine (I personally run FreeBSD on a virtual private server from DigitalOcean). These will probably also work on Linux and possibly even Mac OS X, though I haven’t tried these on those platforms, due to the fact that I do not use them for hosting.


  6. PuTTY for Linux


  7. Mac Linux USB Loader v3.1 Beta Released w/ Kali Linux Support

    Hello, everyone. Long time no see. I am happy to announce the release of the Mac Linux USB Loader 3.1 beta. This is strictly pre-release, and I do not recommend upgrading unless you have some experience dealing with beta software.


  8. How to Convert a VMDK to an ISO File

    Here’s a short post showing a little trick that I found.


  9. Developing EFI Programs: Part 1

    Today, I’m going to write the first of a three-part series on how to write EFI programs. The focus of this lesson is writing EFI programs which can run on a Mac, but I don’t discriminate too much between different platforms.


  10. How to Compile and Build Enterprise

    I’ve recieved a few emails from users asking how to compile Enterprise from source code so that they can create their own builds to be used with Mac Linux USB Loader. Since there’s not yet any official documentation on the topic, I figured that I’d write a post about it for everyone’s edification.


Boot Linux on your Mac, easily

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A simple (U)EFI boot manager that boots Linux from ISO disc images

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A little experiment to see how much of a web browser I could make in 30 minutes. This is licensed under the BSD license.

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An HTML5 clone of the classic Space Invaders, written in JavaScript

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A repository containing JSON files with mirrors for the ISO files downloaded by Mac Linux USB Loader.

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