Hey everyone- we just got finished updating the front page for!   Our focus was to attempt to pull together all of the sites to have one coherent landing page.  Along with a full list of Resources, the new portal integrates a Blog RSS Feed, News, and improved Search.   Forum users can also access Login, Friends, Subscriptions, Bookmarks, Posts, and Control Panel.

We're hoping that this update will make navigating around the sites a bit easier.  In addition, the new Forum News section will help us communicate all of the latest information about Software Updates, Community Projects, and anything else we feel is newsworthy.  

Let us know what you think!  Thanks for being a member of the tonymacx86 Community!

-tonymacx86 & MacMan
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Customize Icons in Mac OS X [QuickTip]

Sick of those stock icons in Mac OS X?  Here's a quick tip to re-badge and customize any drive or folder in OS X.  I have a few familiar custom icons that I use, and have gotten very used to.  My OS X experience just isn't complete without em! 
  1. Highlight the icon or folder you want to use for your custom icon.
  2. Type command-C or right-click and choose Copy.
  3. Right-click on any hard drive or folder, and choose Get Info.
  4. Navigate to the upper left corner, and highlight the icon.
  5. Type command-V or choose Paste from the file menu. 
That's it!  There are a ton of great free open-source icons available at InterfaceLIFT.  Check them out!  Here's a snapshot of my finder's sidebar- easier on the eyes in my opinion than a lot of blue folders. 

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MultiBeast 2.3.0 Update

Today MultiBeast was updated to version 2.3.0.  The main new feature is an improved UserDSDT which no longer requires a name change to work.  Any .aml file placed on the desktop will be installed correctly to /Extra as DSDT.aml.

Full list of changes:
  • Modified UserDSDT to use any file ending in .aml instead of only DSDT.aml
  • Upgraded the official Realtek RTL8169 driver to the latest version, 2.0.5
  • Added VoodooHDA 0.2.70 with prefPane.
  • All smbios.plist choices were edited to remove all unnecessary keys and values.
  • Corrected Chameleon Theme to install the correct theme.
  • Corrected PC-EFI Theme to install the correct theme.
  • Added VoodooHDA.prefPane to VoodooHDA 0.2.61
    If this utility has helped you, please consider a contribution to support further MultiBeast development.  Thanks in advance, and enjoy!

    -tonymacx86 & MacMan
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    Lnx2Mac's Realtek Ethernet Driver - Public Beta Now Available

    For the past few weeks, Lnx2Mac has been developing a new Realtek ethernet driver for Mac OS X. His goal was to create a driver that provides support for the latest motherboards that use the Realtek RTL8111E controller. This new driver is called RealtekRTL81xx.kext and supports the following ethernet controllers:
    • RTL8168, RTL8168B, RTL8168C
    • RTL8111, RTL8111B, RTL8111C, RTL8111CP, RTL8111D(L), RTL8111DP, RTL8111E
    It's based on the RealtekR1000SL.kext created by Chuck Fry in late 2009 with additions and fixes from the latest official Realtek Linux source. In addition the driver includes the following changes:
    • 32/64 bit support
    • Improved stability
    • Improved performance
    • Numerous bug fixes
    Today the beta went public! Check out Lnx2Mac's Blog for further details and the download link.  Please leave all feedback and comments there and in the RTL81xx Beta Testing forum.
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