Posted by CubeOwner - 06-11-13 18:34 - 69 comments
The last we heard of the Power Mac G4 Cube—a computer everyone loved, but no one could quite figure out—was in a press release from 2001. Twelve years later, we've finally met its beautiful, brilliant, and not altogether sane successor...
I changed some System images to make the G4 Cube looking like a G4 Cube (and not a Mac Pro) under Mountain Lion Finder sidebar (it may also work under Lion and maybe Snow Leopard and Leopard) and I want to share it with you. If you like how does it look like, follow these steps:
WARNING: All Mac Pro's and PowerMacs in the network will show this icon, so if you modify this icon all Mac Pro's and PowerMac's in your network will show in the sidebar as Cubes.
Then, go to: System>Library>CoreServices
Right click over "CoreTypes.bundle"
Rename "SidebarMacPro" as "SidebarMacProBackup" to get a backup of the original icon.
Drop the icon that you have downloaded at first in same folder (Contents>Resources) as the previous one. If you've make your own icon, rename it as "SidebarMacPro". (Again, if you've make your own icon, make sure it has the extension .icns or it won't work)
Reboot (or go to Terminal and write "killall Finder" and press Enter).
NOTE: You can also change the full icon of the Cube in the network, that its a Graphite PowerMac G4 by default. Just do the same as before, but changing the icon named as "com.apple.powermac-g4-graphite.icns" with a new one. Just make sure you convert the icon from PNG to ICNS to be used by Finder using iConverticons webpage. Now, in the directory "Network" it'll show as a Cube and not as a PowerMac G4 Graphite.
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” [Steve Jobs, The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993]
...the Cube came right near the end of the Think Different campaign, and in some ways, even before the iAge changed the form of computing completely, the Cube was the last word on what Apple Computers was trying to accomplish with the PC itself.
Ten years ago on Sunday, Apple called it quits on one of its oddest products ever, the G4 Cube. The Cube was a strange and wonderful machine that continues to fascinate today - but it was widely perceived to have failed. Some people thoroughly enjoyed the failure, thinking it served Apple right... Dull people will always cheer a bold experiment that goes wrong...
Posted on Apr 1, 2011 in Blog, featured | 0 comments
We’ve taken our extreme fondness for highly organized and high density hosting solutions to the next level. Mac Mini Vault now offers colocation services for G4 Cubes. This service marks the first of our ‘vintage hosting’ services. In the near future we plan to build specialized cabinets to colo other vintage computers as well. This service is a great way to enjoy your G4 Cube and access it anywhere there is an internet connection. We could not think of any better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first ‘miniature’ Mac! We are able to offer this service at an attractive price by maximizing cabinet space. Our patent-pending ‘cube tray’ chassis allows us to colo 6 G4 Cubes in a 4U space. Special cooling ducts and vents in the cube tray allow for proper air circulation.
Seasons Greetings, Cubefans! We here at YourMacStore.com wanted to make sure that you all get a chance to take advantage of our special Holiday Sale, that's running from now through December 21. For every order of $100 or more, all you have to do is enter in the Coupon Code "HOLIDAY" and you'll receive $10 off your order!
For those of you inside the US, that'll make a nice dent in your shipping costs, making our Ground shipping cost practically non-existent, or that coveted 2 Day Air shipping DIRT cheap! So come on down to www.yourmacstore.com and get some additions for your Cube while the getting's good!
Happy holidays to all of you from us here at YourMacStore...Cubeowner.com has been a wonderful source of great people coming to our website for several years now, and we do appreciate all that you do for us. Thanks, and have a happy holiday season!
Greetings Cubeowners! YourMacStore.com is celebrating it's 8th anniversary and we would like to give you the chance to benefit from our happiness! From June 15-July 15, every order of $200 or more will receive an automatic 10% discount!
It is just as simple as that!
So come on down and get those Cube upgrades that you've been wanting!
If you haven't caught up to it yet, I wanted to alert followers of this forum that here's a interesting, well-done weekly podcast dealing with non-current Macs. Two collectors discuss a "retro Mac of the week," talk about Apple collectables, point out some interesting eBay finds, and spend a few minutes providing a historical perspective on current Mac news.
Anyway, they've been announcing in advance which Mac will be the retro Mac of the week, and the coming show will feature the Cube. The show is generally posted Sunday afternoon, so look for it on 4/22. You can listen or subscribe through iTunes or directly on their website: http://www.RetroMacCast.com
OK guys, let's have some fun here... I have a spare set of optical drive brackets and I am willing to let it go for free (just pay shipping) provided you can identify an Apple branded unit. I will not give you any pointers, but some of you have pretty good eyes and will be able to figure out what it (may) is...
I will post a new picture everyday (I have 9 total) and the first person to email me the correct answer will get the brackets. I will try to make some stats afterwards as well. Some images are pretty generic, so it will be hard to figure it out but if you put everything together, you may figure it out...