Anonymous Freak wrote:And, just to top off the ironic-meter: the Linux box? It's a quad-socket, dual-core-per-socket, Itanium system, with 16 GB of RAM. This monstrosity has the same L1 cache as the Macintosh has system RAM, more L2 cache than both floppy drives' capacity combined, and more L3 cache per CPU than all storage on the Mac put together, including the HD20! Just the on-CPU caches combined is more than 100 MB of RAM.
Anonymous Freak wrote:(ELinks is a port of the "Lynx" text-mode web browser.)
Anonymous Freak wrote:Not entirely sure what the difference is between that and Lynx.
Anonymous Freak wrote:To answer the questions:
Electrically, I connected an actual Apple-branded 9-pin to 25-pin (aka "modem") cable to a 25-pin female-to-female adapter to a 25-pin to 9-pin PC cable. No null modem adapter. (I originally made the mistake of trying to use a PC-style RS-232 serial cable instead of the Apple-branded one, but that didn't work, and the instant I added a null modem, the Mac would go into a freakout power cycle loop. Then I looked up and discovered that Apple's RS-422 serial is a different pinout than PC RS-232, and remembered I had the Apple-branded cable that was probably wired the right way.)
Mac128 wrote:Congratulations! Thanks for making this a reality. Now, two things:
1) You need to add an external Keypad to the 128K, or use a much more common (and cheaper) Mac Plus keyboard. However, evidently, you can also use the "<" & ">" keys. MacTerminal also has a drop down virtual keypad on which may have navigation keys.
Mac128 wrote:2) Next, you need to get this working under Snow Leopard as has been discussed around here. Theoretically, it has been proposed that it would work via Terminal. All you need to get it into a modern Mac is a USB to Serial port adapter.
Thanks again! Glad there's actually a use for it too!
Anonymous Freak wrote: So I can now say I have the oldest Macintosh to be connected to the Internet.
Anonymous Freak wrote:As for Snow Leopard: not any time soon. My only Intel Macs are notebooks; the Itanium sits under the 128 all the time. No need to do any wonky changes when I feel like Terminaling-up the 128, I just have to turn it on.
Anonymous Freak wrote: (Then again, according to your database, I have the oldest known production Macintosh, period...)
Dog Cow wrote:Anonymous Freak wrote: (Then again, according to your database, I have the oldest known production Macintosh, period...)
I know that you're saying "according to the database", but that's not true if one does not consider just the database, which is rather limited. I recall that some of the original Macintosh team have even earlier Macs with their name on the back.
Anonymous Freak wrote:My point is that mine is the oldest known production Macintosh. And I'll proudly trumpet that until someone produces an older one.
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