anyone utilizing early Macs to access the internet?

Chris M chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 23 17:28:52 CDT 2008


there were PPC and even G3 G4 cards for the Nubus Macs, no? 

--- On Tue, 9/23/08, Teo Zenios <teoz at neo.rr.com> wrote:

> From: Teo Zenios <teoz at neo.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: anyone utilizing early Macs to access the internet?
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 3:04 AM
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chris M" <chrism3667 at yahoo.com>
> To: "talk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 3:14 PM
> Subject: anyone utilizing early Macs to access the
> internet?
> 
> 
> > I've been told using the compact Macs are an
> exercise in futility. But 
> > what about the Mac II's? (original II, IIx, IIfx,
> IIcx).
> >
> > I was just curious.
> >
> >
> >
> 
> Depends on your definition of getting online. The issues
> most early 68K macs 
> have is the web browsers are old, CPU are slow, the WWW has
> too many 
> features not supported by the old system+hardware combo,
> you generally need 
> some extra RAM installed, and you really want to have a
> network card 
> installed.
> 
> I used to do some light browsing on my IIfx machines
> (68030/40 with 32MB RAM 
> system 7.1, 1024x768 @24 bit video). I do not browse on my
> Compact SE's 
> because a 68000 would choke, the SE/30's with 68030/16
> are faster but the 
> resolution is still mono and small. The 68040 Quadra's
> are better but you 
> are limited to IE 4 which is real old (you need a PPC for
> IE 5 which is the 
> end of the line for Mac). IRC should be ok on most of them.
> 
> You can still do email on just about any of them as long as
> your ISP 
> interfaces with old software. I find youtube or other video
> online to be too 
> much for anything pre G4.


      



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