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sixsevenco

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    Macintosh Classic II, Apple IIc, Texas Instruments TI-99/4a

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  1. sixsevenco

    FUN CHALLENGE: 2006 iMac in 2019

    Ok! We're off to the races! We have a contender with a clean, full computing experience. I like it!
  2. Overview: A common goal we all share on this site is to preserve older, vintage Macs. In concert with that goal, I would like to explore how a 13 year old iMac could be genuinely useful today. Award: None! This is just for fun. I am not sure what to expect in terms of responses to this challenge. As a result, I'm not sure how to determine a winner, or even if there will be one. I am open to suggestions. Reference Machine: Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-1.83-17-inch-specs.html Challenge Rules: 1. Briefly describe a usage scenario(s) where the reference 2006 iMac could be useful in 2019. Be sure to include the OS, apps, hardware, and/or anything required to implement your solution. You can assume that you have access to both wifi and wired internet access. 2. It is NOT required that your solution provide a full computing experience. (email, web, apps, etc...) If you want to, you can propose single-use scenarios, for example: beginning python coding, web development, home automation/security, etc. 3. Do not feel confined to OSX. You can propose any OS that will run on the 2006 iMac hardware. 4. You solution should run reasonably well. Excessive load times or waiting should be avoided. 5. While not required, bonus points will be awarded for anything kid-oriented or educational. (STEM, etc) 6. You may propose as many solutions as you would like. Have fun. I am looking forward to you sharing your ideas!
  3. It looks like I'm not the only person with this idea. I was hoping I could use my ADTPro cable to connect to a serial point on a linux print server.
  4. I don’t have an ImageWriter. Any way to print? I’m wondering if I had a direct serial connection to a print server that could handle the printing... maybe I’m dreaming.
  5. sixsevenco

    4 iMacs & 1 eMac

    Thanks. I am thinking I’ll probably sell the later iMacs at some point. I never had one, and my interests are more in 90’s macs. I had a Quadra 660 back in the day, paired with the 14” Audiovision monitor. I regret selling those. I’ll see if I can figure out what rev the original iMac is when I get home.
  6. sixsevenco

    4 iMacs & 1 eMac

    Thanks. Any guesses as to the street value for each item?
  7. sixsevenco

    4 iMacs & 1 eMac

    Thanks. I don’t really care about OS X. I think I’ll just get the OS9 iso and load a clean version of that.
  8. sixsevenco

    4 iMacs & 1 eMac

    Thanks for the garden link. I found that last night, but I wasn't 100% sure it was the right one. How does the process work? Will restore disks 1-6 install everything back to factory fresh? Including dual boot with OS9? I'm confused why there is also an OS9 install iso. I've done zero research, so please forgive me for asking something I could probably figure out with a little searching and reading... I have the correct keyboard, and it is yellowed. I may try to retrobright it using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1OVj0IcqY I also have the correct mouse. Thanks for the links. I'll keep an eye out for the speakers.
  9. sixsevenco

    4 iMacs & 1 eMac

    I picked up four iMacs and an eMac from a nice couple that didn't have space for them. I paid $200. They are in really great shape. Now I need to figure out what to do with them. Any suggestions? The iMac G4 will likely be my primary focus initially. I believe this model can natively boot OS9, but I don't think the hard drive is set up properly for dual boot. Hopefully I can find the install media on the garden. It doesn't have a mouse or the speakers, so I might start looking for those... Apple iMac G3/233 https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_ab.html Apple eMac G4/1.25 w/ 1GB RAM https://everymac.com/systems/apple/emac/specs/emac_1.25.html Apple iMac G4/700 w/ 768MB RAM https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_700_fp.html Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-1.83-17-inch-specs.html Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-Inch https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-2.16-24-inch-specs.html
  10. sixsevenco

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    Hey Crutch, I don't mean to be a pest. Any luck here? I checked the garden, and it's still the zipped image files that I can't seem to get to mount.
  11. sixsevenco

    Macintosh Classic II Restoration

    Glad to help. I couldn't get those images from the repository to work. I ended up finding 6.0.8L elsewhere on the internet. I actually prefer System 7.0.1 on my Classic II. It boots very fast. I couldn't get AppleShare on 6.0.8L to work with my OrangePi linux server running Netatalk for printing and networking. In my opinion, using an Asante adapter to connect to Netatalk is by far the easiest way to get new apps on the mac. I've also maxed out my ram and put in SCSI2SD adapter. Glad you're Classic ii is running. Be sure to post a picture when you've finished with the retrobrighting.
  12. sixsevenco

    Macintosh Classic II Restoration

    Are you using 6.0.8L? The regular 6.0.8 won’t work.
  13. sixsevenco

    Macintosh Classic II Restoration

    Looks like some potential screen burn in. I hope not. Good luck. Keep us posted on your progress.
  14. sixsevenco

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    So it took me a while to locate a copy of 6.0.8L. I can't believe how fast it is! My first Mac was a Classic II, and I've never used anything prior to System 7. There are a few things I don't understand: I have an orangepi running netatalk and acting as a file and print server. My orangepi is not showing up in the chooser in 6.0.8L. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what... I'm assuming that System 6 has networking, right? The default install did not include AppleShare. I copied over AppleShare and AppleShare Prep from the install floppy. I don't know what app to use to mount disk images. Everything I've tried seems to require System 7 or greater. I didn't mean to, but I'm happy I might have sparked interest in showcasing the compact macs. One game I forgot to mention was Kung-Fu Chivalry. If you haven't tried it, it's worth a look. I think it's impressive. (and hard) Lastly, I still wish I could get Star Wars working. Like I said before the file at the garden (1989 version) appears to be corrupt. I can't get the images to do anything.
  15. sixsevenco

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    LaPorta, Crutch, and MuOn, Thanks! I've already downloaded a few. I'll also get System 6.08 running on a partition.
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