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  1. The genealogy of CodeWarrior is an entire topic unto itself, I think. I bought a version of CodeWarrior in the mid to late 90s when there was an affordable promotion. I think it was $100 or something like that. Later I used Pro in some of my classes when I went back to school in EE. The Pro version had a lower version number than the version I had bought earlier, cluing me in that some major change had taken place somewhere along the way. Plus there was a CodeWarrior for 68HC12 (9S12) development.
  2. How do you folks feel about Codewarrior vis a vis Think C and MPW?
  3. I'm pretty sure someone posted a replacement part number in these forums at some point in the last few/several years. Unfortunately, that's all I remember.
  4. Nitpick: *All* "PowerTower" were Catalyst based machines. The PowerTower Pro was PowerSurge or Tsunami based. The architecture is actually "PowerSurge". Tsunami was one of the implementations (9500/9600) of PowerSurge. It was confusing because if you bought a PowerTower **Pro** you were getting a very different machine from a PowerTower. Original Power Computing Catalyst machine was the PowerCurve which shipped with a 120MHz PPC601 card. Interesting card. Then the PowerCenter (desktop) and PowerTower (mini-tower) -- essentially the same mac
  5. My, admittedly old, experience was you can run the Outbound installer from the Outbound floppy with either an internal or external floppy drive. You can also put an image of the Floppy on your Silicon disk, or boot from a simple System install on the Silicon disk, connect via LocalTalk to another Mac and mount the installer disk on that other Mac. The docking mode was not necessary. Perhaps it was at one time, but towards the end of the run of fhte 125, they got away from docking mode, and the requirement that the purchaser have a Macintosh from which to salvage the ROM. I gues
  6. Those tests do not include comparison to either the Radius Thunder IV series or the Villagetronic Macpicasso 340. I don't remember, but suspect that the Thunder IV came out after Radius bought SuperMac and so may be very similar to the Supermac Thunder card.
  7. Are you sure it must be docked to switch between the internal floppy drive and internal hard drive? When switching between internal hard drive sizes, all that is necessary is to swap in the new hard drive, and then run the software configuration thingy from Outbound. The one that adds components to the Mac System Folder. One of the first things you always see when you run that installer is a "Flashing EEPROMs" message. Presumably, teh installer detects the current configuration and flashes the on-board Flash appropriately. There are a pair of PLCC EEPROMs on the Outbound logic
  8. Apparently, nnn267 supports extended data out. It holds the data on the data pins until, something I don't remember. I think until RAS goes low again, maybe. Probably doesn't make much difference in practice.
  9. Guessing, but I bet the second cache board Fizzbin pictured used 3.3V SRAM for the cache and added a bunch of voltage level shifters. Could be wrong, but that's my guess for all those extra little chips. Differences in teh appearances of the caches is mainly because of different packaging for the SRAM chips and tag RAM (tag RAM is basically just SRAM with some comparators built into the chip).
  10. Could you provide a copy of the 601V datasheet? I've never been able to find one, I think. Not definitive, but on the Power Computing Power 120, the PPC601v is surrounded by voltage level shifters. That suggests, but does not prove, that the IO levels on the 601V are also different. Also, the above is from about 20-year-old memory, so I'm willing to find that I hallucinated the whole thing. Power120 is in the attic, so inconvenient to go look. Still, pretty sure it's right. I killed a Power120 by over-applying heat sink grease which ran onto the PPC6
  11. I'm not certain, but I think the Q630's main slot will support 128MB. 2-bank X 64MB. Certainly, the Q605 does.
  12. The 7300 did away with video out (video in?) IIRC. Also, where did the power supply change happen? 7500 => 7600 or 7600 => 7300?
  13. Localtalk was good enough for several early networkable games...
  14. The AsantePrint and MicroAsantePrint support some network management utilities that the Asantetalk does not support. Other than that they are the same -- according to a message I got from an Asante support person many years ago. My memory says I was actually talking to him, so maybe they had phone support back then. The memory is dim. Most folks, especially home users, are never ever going to care about the network management utilities.
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