Sunday, November 20, 2005

Install Front Row on any Mac with Front Row Enabler

Apple's newest iMac G5 with built-in iSight and remote control comes with a new media centre application called Front Row. This application has not been released for any other Mac. However, Apple has recently released a free Front Row 1.0.1 update which can be installed on any Mac using Pacifist and Front Row Enabler.



Above is a picture of Front Row running on an older G5 iMac. While Front Row can be controlled with the keyboard, it's not all that useful without the remote control. However, it at least gives us an idea what Front Row is like without the need to find a new iSight iMac to test.

6 comments:

Jonah Lee Walker said...

Now they need to make a hack to use clicker so I can control this with my Palm Pilot or a bluetooth phone!

Eug said...

Jonah, I haven't tried it myself, but here is some info about using Salling Clicker with Front Row.

Luis said...

any chance you could email me front row enabler?

Chris Tan said...

Front Row can work with Salling Clicker, for the freeware, but unsupported Romeo. You can also install Photo Booth with any mac compatible camera (ie isight).

bkpr said...

...ditto?

bkpr said...

...sorry, I mean about emailing Front Row Enabler. Thanks.