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Too Cool To Quit
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2004 00:14      Profile for Too Cool To Quit     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My first Mac is on it's way.

It's a Beige G3, with Jaguar(I know, I know, it's going to run hella slow) 4GB hard drive, cd, zip, ethernet, all that good stuff.

was $120 USD and hopefully well worth it.

Just ordered it off of ebay and it ought to be here in a couple weeks.

It's originally 96MB of RAM, but I got an upgrade of 128MB additional. What do you guys think?

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You will run out of HD space almost immediately.

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Too Cool To Quit
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2004 01:38      Profile for Too Cool To Quit     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
no question about that...

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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2004 04:35      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And it won't be long until you want a faster one. [Wink]
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Too Cool To Quit
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2004 07:01      Profile for Too Cool To Quit     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
no question about that either...

already want a faster one...

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Icon 14 posted June 16, 2004 08:06      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hey cool Too Cool!

What's the MHz? Nitrozac used a 266 G3 desktop for a long time. [Smile]

You may want to find Panther, as I think you'll find it runs faster on that. (We run Panther on Nitro's old blueberry iBook and it's great.)

Welcome to the family!!! [Big Grin]

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Cap'n Vic

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Dump OS X and drop OS 9.x onto it.

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eBay's a nice place to buy most things but I'm not so sure about computers. My sister got a computer off of eBay for only $200 but it came with several problems that cost a lot to fix. Or maybe that's because it was an IBM ThinkPad...

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Too Cool To Quit
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http://cgi2.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=angel_dragon&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:SID

That'd be the item I bought.

Got the 128 MB additional upgrade, might get even more than that.

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I strongly suggest more RAM, at least 512 MB for OSX
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Icon 3 posted June 16, 2004 09:28      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hey too cool, our beige 266 died (power supply i think, or OS X killed it. [Wink]

, so maybe you can buy our RAM. I'll see what we have....

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Too Cool To Quit
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The guy who is selling it has some pretty good prices for the upgrades, once it starts getting too expensive, then I might look elsewhere.

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I'm about to go home now...I hope I don't find my Apple's been ripped off [Wink] .

You pretty much have the exact same system as mine, it sounds like - though I got my for free from work, when we were throwing them out.

The monitor is huge, though:
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Let me know if you ever have a strange situation in which the whole system locks up after logging in - I have some links to KB articles somewhere that Red found for me.

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Love the hard hat, Dman. [Smile]

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As a side bar.....if anyone needs vintage Apple gear. Hardware or Software. Just ask, I have access to heaps of stuff we can make a deal.

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PANTHER WILL NOT INSTALL on a Beige G3.... Jag is slow even with 512MB. Apple no longer supports the beige... I CANNOT GET NEW PARTS for it. Apple considers this machin OBSOLETE. it never hit the vintage list. BTW sending a care packge on monday... you will find some nifty and useful stuff in it. [Big Grin]

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quote:
PANTHER WILL NOT INSTALL on a Beige G3....
It may be possible to get it to run using xpostfacto.
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Congrats on the purchase.

I still use a Performa 6400 at work with a G3 upgrade running 9.1 and an iBook at home running Panther.

The PPC is just too nice a machine to ditch, she has never gone down on me (which in computing is good [Razz] ) and I still prefer her to PCs running M$ XP.

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Cap'n Vic

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I just found a sweet Apple IIe, with external fan option, dual floppy drives and it even boots up!

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Sorry...double post.....don't mind the size of the pic above

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Yeah, yeah... what do I see looking at the picture? Macs proudly on display and a couple of Dells hiding under the desk! [Big Grin] [Wink]


I managed to rescue a couple of Mac Classics and a ClassicII from certain doom a year ago or so, but I'm having trouble locating a SCSI ethernet adapter so I can't get em on the net [Frown] The Mac Classic is far and away the cutest computer I've ever laid eyes on...

Oh, and another point... I've read loads of bunfighting recently between PC and Mac camps and usually I'm pretty pragmatic... I know Macs are better but PCs are cheaper and run the software I need for my job otherwise a 12" iBook/PB would be mine ... BUT ... all the Mac people seem to say "PC's are poo cuz Microsoft sucks!" ... well, I've got a PC, and I don't run MS stuff on it... *stands up and introduces himself to the group* "Hi, my names Dave and I've been Microsoft-free now for four months now. I'm just taking each day at a time but with the help of the Internet I know I can beat it"... [Big Grin]

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What's a SCSI ethernet?
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Dayna(Now Farallon err now Proxim) and Asante made SCSI ethernet adapters to be used on old macs. Small Dog had bought most of Farallon's wired products when they were bought by Proxim, but they don't have any any more.

All that I can find are CS or PDS [Frown]

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Your alternative would be a Localtalk to Ethernet bridge (a box that connects these two types of network together). My memory of this stuff is getting a bit hazy, but I think some of these could bridge TCP/IP as well as Appletalk.

networking glossary:
Localtalk - type of network cabling that plugs into the printer port of old Macs (no snipes about it being proprietary, this was way before Ethernet was widespread/cheap)
Appletalk - the protocol Macs (used to) use for printer and file sharing

(edit) Or maybe run a PPP server on your (presumably broadband networked) PC and 'dial in' to it via a serial port connection from the Macs??

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If you look close, you will see a Mac Classic under my desk, bottom right corner. I hope to give it a Mac-quarium work over one day. [thumbsup]

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