Apple’s Mac OS X calls for Macs that are native PowerPC G3 or G4-equipped, but that hasn’t stopped processor upgrade card maker
Sonnet Technologies. The company announced the release of its Mac OS X compatibility solution for Crescendo/PCI G3 and G4 upgrade cards.
The Crescendo/PCI G3 and G4 cards enable users of older Power Macs and compatibles to harness the power of the same processors in Apple’s Power Mac G3 and G4 series. Mac models supported by the Crescendo/PCI G3 and G4 systems include: Apple Power Mac 7300 Apple Power Mac 7500 Apple Power Mac 7600 Apple Power Mac 8500 Apple Power Mac 8600 Apple Power Mac 9500 Apple Power Mac 9600 Power Computing PowerTower Pro Power Computing PowerWave UMAX J700 UMAX S900
The OS X compatibility software is available from the Sonnet Web site, for a download fee of US$29.95.
The company announced this past April plans to support non-native G3 and G4 Macs with Mac OS X compatibility, and they’re finally making good on their promise. Sonnet said that this release is the first in a series of planned OS X compatibility solutions for other Sonnet processor upgrades, as well. The company plans to release software to enable defunct upgrade maker Newer Technology’s MaxPower CPU upgrades, too.
More details are available on the
Sonnet Web site.