Mac enthusiast Web site offers Front Row, Photo Booth to all Mac users

With the announcement in early September of the iPod video and new iMac, Apple Computer gave users two new applications: Front Row and Photo Booth. Unfortunately, the applications, Apple said, would only be available on the new iMac and had no plans to put them on any of their other products,” MacCentral reports. “While Apple may not have had plans to distribute the applications, Macintosh enthusiast Web site McMac has made both applications available for download.”

Full article here.

A visit to McMac currently returns:
Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Apache/1.3.33 Server at http://www.mcmacsite.com Port 80

Obviously, the legality of McMac’s move is a question.

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35 Comments

  1. i know all us mac heads want these products, but why not allow apple to intro them to other product lines and older models the way apple wants to. all these apps may be part of an ilife update. let’s not even go into the legal aspects of this whole thing.

  2. I’m sure the two will be included in a new iLife bundle in January, announced at MacWorld SF. The whole point is to stimulate iMac sales for Xmas, and then announce the obvious in Jan.

  3. Having run Front Row on my Powerbook G4, a 2ghz iMac 20″ G5, and a brand new 2.1Ghz iMac G5 I can tell you why Apple haven’t released this for other macs yet – its too damned slow on anything other than the new iMac! Sure its useable, but slow to respond, especially on the movie preview screens.
    And Apple, please shrink the font size! Many names are too long for the screen and are annoyingly truncated. Front Row desperately needs customisation features – its actually quite annoying to use if you have large libraries.

  4. “I can tell you why Apple haven’t released this for other macs yet – its too damned slow on anything other than the new iMac! Sure its useable, but slow to respond, especially on the movie preview screens.”

    Could it be that there might be another part to the real Front Row that is not on the hacked version? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. So much for the elitist comments that it’s mostly Windows users that pirate software. Wait till one of these downloads has some script kiddie commands that erases your user partition.
    Think about that the next time you’re happily typing in your admin password, congratulating yourself on how smart you are.

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