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Report: OS X Mavericks on 2006 Mac Pro (MacPro 1,1)
(from a reader mail - see update below for later report/info.)
"Subject: Mavericks on MacPro 1,1
I sent in a report a few months ago about running Mountain Lion on a MacPro1,1. (this one from Aug 1st, 2012?) I updated the Chameleon boot loader (See Update below) to the latest version then the same method (install on 2011 MacBookPro, connect MBP to MacPro in Target Disk Mode, clone system to MacPro using Carbon Copy Cloner) to get a working Mavericks system. I had to edit the platformsupport.plist to include my board ID. (old Lion tip was delete it)
I'm still tinkering with it to get Messages and iCloud to work consistently but everything else seems to work.
-David C."
Thanks David. He included a screenshot w/About & System info although scaled text is tiny. (Personally I would not bother installing 10.9.0 on any mac right now, especially considering its current state (even on 'supported' models). Wait for at least a .1 release/update or later.)
[Update: A later report noted using an EFI patch instead of Chameleon - see Davor's Notes on a 2007 Mac Pro running OS X 10.9 (with a Radeon 7970).]
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(Nov. 4, 2013) FYI to anyone looking for a dual HDMI output Blu-Ray player - the Samsung BD-F7500 (2nd HDMI is audio only, but has Analog 7.1 outputs) on sale this week at $179.99 (list $250) and the Sony BDP-S790 (also plays SACDs) is $199.99 (list $250, dual HDMI outs but no 7.1 analog out). Some notes on S790 (vs Panasonic BDT500) on Audio/HT page and info on firmware updates for both players (and others).

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Friday November 1st, 2013 News Archive
  • More on 2010 MacBook Pro ExpressCards Not Working in OS X 10.9 (13A603)
  • More on OS X 10.9/WD Drive Manager/Raid Manager/WD SmartWare Problems
  • More posts in Thunderbolt Pegasus R4 Experience thread
  • Is OS X Mavericks always watching you? Not exactly
  • OS X 10.9 Compatability for X-Rite Color Solutions
  • Tips for Common Mac slowdown/performance issues (sponsor blog)
  • Inside the iPad Air (Component Analysis)
  • Freeware VM VirtualBox 4.3.2
  • iPad Air Teardown
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Mac Basics: Multi-Touch gestures
    - Mac notebooks: Determining battery cycle count
    - iPhone, iPad, iPod: Using iPad Power Adapters
    - OS X Mavericks: Enable access for assistive devices & applications
    - OS X: "Some features of Mac OS X are not supported for the disk (volume name)" appears during install
  • Other News/Reviews/Tips/Tech/OT:
    - Review: WD Black 4TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD4003FZEX)
    - Review: 27in Samsung S27B971D LCD (2560x1440, HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort)
    - Review: Samsung KN55S9C 3D OLED HDTV
    - Build an adjustable standing desk in 20 minutes for $20
    - Honda to recall 344,000 Odyssey minivans in U.S. due to braking glitch
    - Google adding automatic Malware Block in Chrome
    - Review: Mad Men: Season 6 (Blu-ray)
    - Movie Review: Ender's Game

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