MacBoot
MacBoot 1.0.6
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MacBoot is an application for changing the gray apple shown during system startup to any image or icon. It is also possible to change the background. The program can use boot images created by others and made available from sites such as ResExcellence, but it is also very simple to create your own using drag and drop.
What's New
Version 1.0.6 adds support for some systems with deviating BootX files, including certain iBook G4's
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later







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MacBoot User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 15 May 2005
We need a new version for Tiger please :)
[Version 1.0.6]

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Anonymous commented on 20 May 2005
WITH TIGER:having problems 4 the macboot. version 1.06>not working...lobogamma
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2004
cool app, used it long ago but don't really have a need/want for it these days (as the os is rarely rebooted).

however, do you think you could make something like this to change my ipod boot image? pretty please? i'd love that :)
[Version 1.0.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 May 2004
I have to say, this is an awesome little app for changing the boot icon. Though, like someone else said, it won't be seen very often. Also, it messed up mine, but, thanks to the instructions in the readme, having an iBook and a firewire cable, as well as minor technical knowhow, I was able to successfully restore my BootX file in under 10 minutes from the time I discovered it wouldn't boot. Most of that time was taken up looking for my firewire cable, though. Anyway...

I would LOVE to see a perfect, stable version of this. I have previously used a little application called "happyJaguar" that will cause the same problem that I had just now with this application on some computers. Unlike this one, though, the other one just replaces your boot image with the Happy Mac icon from OS 9 or so.

The reason I like this one, though, is that it allows you to customize the image. Ohhh... to have a working version of this. I even made a custom icon that was essentially an updated Happy Mac icon!

So that's my 2 cents.
[Version 1.0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 19 May 2004
You're saying this rendered your Mac unbootable and you had to start from another Mac in firewire disk mode to repair it? And you're giving this 4 stars?
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Anonymous commented on 19 May 2004
Please send a copy of your BootX file to me. Something like that happening, should not even be possible.
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Thierry Martin replied on 19 Jan 2005
"I was able to successfully restore my BootX file in under 10 minutes from the time I discovered it wouldn't boot. Most of that time was taken up looking for my firewire cable, though."

After that, did you make a backup of this elusive firewire cable!
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2004
I have to ask: Other than just seeing if it can be done, why bother either developing something like this?

MacOS X doesn't need to be rebooted that often. And when it does, who sees the results of the effort of this project? Personally, I go do something either productive and/or enjoyable.
[Version 1.0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 14 May 2004
Hey, some people like personalization, baby!
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Anonymous commented on 19 May 2004
what is productive?? why should there be an icon at startup anyway..why to put an apple there (and bitten already,mind you) what a waste!
maybe you can create a little application for people like you to complain and critize how others waste their time...
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Anonymous commented on 19 May 2004
The bigger question is ...

Why do people waste their time trolling? If someone wants to write an app to change the boot screen so be it. Maybe he just wanted to see if it could be done. Jesus, why hassle him?
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Anonymous commented on 19 Jun 2005
not only that but people forget about us laptop users who DO have to restart, power down, boot up often. making this product very fun and useful
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Anonymous commented on 27 Aug 2005
why you complain??? this app is very nice, i love it and it is just perfect for me!
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2004
I've had 1.0.5 since December, and it's always worked with Panther. ?? How is this one different from the one I got off MU in December?
[Version 1.0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2004
Now works on Panther. Awesome work.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Oct 2003
Can we get a Panther version of this excellent tool ???
PLEASE ;)
[Version 1.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Aug 2003
Yes! Way Easy! And very nice to change the background screen colour!
Though extremely intuitive to use, it'd be nice to have a little bit of instruction.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Downloads:24,092
Version Downloads:9,348
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:19 May 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MacBoot is an application for changing the gray apple shown during system startup to any image or icon. It is also possible to change the background. The program can use boot images created by others and made available from sites such as ResExcellence, but it is also very simple to create your own using drag and drop.


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