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So...Whatchagunnado?

The Macster

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No Classic OS is especially stable, but you can still pick the best Classic OS just like you can pick the best Windows 9x. We should have a "what's your favourite Classic OS" vote :p

jaguar on a G5 blazing fast as well
Jaguar?! That's really slow isn't it, it was before they really optimised OS X from Panther onwards. Maybe on a G5 it's still fast, but something newer would be a lot better :p

You people are crazy! Remember, even though we accept PowerPC now, it's still the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army, and we have to respect our elders! :p
System 6 Forever, IMHO. It's more retro than Mac OS 7-9 could ever wish to be.
No 68k requires System 6 though (they can all run 7, except the 128/512 which I don't think can run 6 either), so it's not really a 68k thing. I always associate 7 with 68ks, as that's what they were always running when you used to see them in use. And retro's not necessarily better, that's like saying Windows 3.0 is better than Windows 95 just because it's older :p

 
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bluekatt

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You people are crazy! Remember, even though we accept PowerPC now, it's still the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army, and we have to respect our elders! :p
System 6 Forever, IMHO. It's more retro than Mac OS 7-9 could ever wish to be.

Finally, System 6 was the last Mac OS coded entirely in Assembly Code.
soon ppc wil be obsolete as well

i cant stand system6 iloath it even more then i loath 7

 

bluekatt

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No Classic OS is especially stable, but you can still pick the best Classic OS just like you can pick the best Windows 9x. We should have a "what's your favourite Classic OS" vote :p

jaguar on a G5 blazing fast as well
Jaguar?! That's really slow isn't it, it was before they really optimised OS X from Panther onwards. Maybe on a G5 it's still fast, but something newer would be a lot better :p
i have no favorite clasic os though im partial to 8.6 then

windows 98 and win 2000

no jaguar is the point where os x actually became usuable

its plenty fast on a G3

 

FunnymanSE30

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i hate classic i am a os X user i came i using jaguar and never had any attachment to os 9 or erlier
Then why join the the MLA? The forum was meant for the preservation of classic macs, IE: ones that don't run OS X.

 

bluekatt

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because ppc machines that run os x wil become obsolete some of them ARE obsolete

and just because i disliek the os that runs it doesnt mean i cant like the hardware

 

iamdigitalman

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as soon as I get it, i'll be using my newton as my PRIMARY machine. that will be a challenge. I will load it up, and then go for a week on it, only interfacing with my B&W to backup/grab files/whatever.

I was thinking of using another one of my old powerbooks, but I feel that is not good enough.

If I can't get the newton and B&W playing nice together, I will use my Powerbook 1400 as a helper machine.

-digital ;)

 

bluekatt

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...right your nuts ;p

if you really feel the need to use a older powerbook use the 1400 come on you know you want to

 

iamdigitalman

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meh, I was thinking about it. 3gb HD, 40mb of ram, Mac OS 8.6, and the wavelan card. the battery only gets an hour or so. I can see why the 1400 was a budget model.

I have really been thinking of getting a 3400 or kanga. They seem to be really durable, and they have FEETS, something the 1400 is missing.

but for now, my mind is made up: i'll be working off my newton. I have the keyboard, all I need is a charger.

-digital ;)

 

bluekatt

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id like a kanga or 3400 to

anyway i am thinking of my retro challance its strictly speaking not mac os

but i am thinking of giving that 486 a cd rom

instal dos 6.22 and windows 3.1 and go online with that

it has an ethernet card

the biggest challnce comes from my cable internt reconigsing windows 3.1

 

iMac600

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If I enter any challenges, i'll be using either Windows 3.1, Windows 95, System 6 or System 7 on a 68k or a 486. They're all fine OSes, and fine machines.

 

MacMan

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I reckon I will use my IIcx with System 6 or A/UX for a retrochallenge. Originally I was going to use the Plus or SE/30 but I thought a colour machine would make a nice change from what I'm used to. Also I haven't ever used the IIcx for anything productive, so it will be a good way to get the machine back on the road as such.

 

coius

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I have been using my B&W G4 for a while now (past 10 days) and find it quite fast. Then again, i have been using OS X. I might drop it down to OS 9 for more pain :p

That's about as Retro I can get, because I don't have any slower machines :( .

I know it's a lot, but for what I do, i NEED a fast computer. But in a way, i have enjoyed using my Blue and White again. It's surprisingly faster than I thought it would be. Plus, it's been on a botched install, so I am surprised it even runs

 

MacMan

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Welcome to my world! I have been using a Graphite 466MHz Sawtooth G4 for the last year and a half now as my main machine. I don't have any newer machines, so in my mind the G4 is pretty fast.

 

iamdigitalman

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my B&W G3 400mhz (overclocked from 350), 512mb, 120gb OS X 10.4.9 machine has been my primary mac for almost a year and a half. It is quite nice, but I have been thinking of bumping up to either a sawtooth, dual processor, or quicksilver G4. My B&W has ran (in this order): Mac OS 9, Ubuntu 5.10, Mac OS 9, Ubuntu 6.06, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4. It is running on the tiger installation from october of last year. Take that windows users who have to reinstall every month.

Thus, I do not consider using my B&W or my pismo as my challenge, since they are my daily drivers.

what is your primary machine, coius?

-digital ;)

 

coius

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my primary machine is my iBook 1.2Ghz. Soon, with the help of a friend ;) I will have a macbook (hopefully the black one) that will replace the iBook. That will be my main system then. but for gaming, the iBook and the PC are tied

 

FunnymanSE30

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I'll be using my se/30 to get on the net, the powerbook 100 or Portable for a laptop, the mac plus for some stuff, and the IIfx for non internet work(if i can't find a nubus rj45 ethernet card by then).

 

dualdflipflop

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I'm not too sure, I've got so many choices here...

Is there any limit to how many retro machines that can be used over the span of the month?

 

iamdigitalman

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the only computer in the house faster than 1ghz is my mother's toshiba laptop with a 1.8ghz celeron. currently it needs a hard drive, but I bumped up the ram from 256mb to 512mb, so Xp will run better. All I need to do now is find a Mini PCI wifi card, or whatever it takes. All I know is it looks like a Mini PCI, and there are 2 antenna connectors in the bay (the slot is in the same bay as the 2 memory slots).

anyways, my ideal setup would be my LC III, OCed from 25 to 33mhz, running on a full 36mb of ram, and a 250mb HD (up from 80mb), and a ethernet card in the PDS slot. Unfortunantly, that is disassembled, as we are in the process of "moving", as we have been for 2 years now. That was the first thing I packed up too...

but yeah, I ran that LC III setup as my primary machine for several months until I got my B&W. can you believe it? it's not a bad little box. and since, I have added a 256k vram simm, so I can get thousands of colurs. the monitor seems to be dying, as I get the swimming effect. Oh well, it's just the basic colour monitor. I know the machine needs a new mobo or something, as the audio circuitry is blown. I was thinking of adding in a Q605, P460/P466/P467/LC III+ board. I don't know, I don't really miss the audio. I do like the startup chime. I know the machine needs an OS reload. when I tried to run OS 7.6, it had a hard time for some reason. When it was my daily driver, it was running OS 7.5.5, and was very stable.

look at me, i'm rambleing.

-digital ;)

 
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