Building the Ultimate Classic Mac.
austinpass at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 02:05:40 CDT 2016
> On 16 Jul 2016, at 06:05, N0body H0me <n0body.h0me at inbox.com> wrote:
> If I had the time and money (mostly money) to do this, I
> would settle for nothing less than a Quadra 840AV. Be
> prepared to spend $$$$, though; the 840 is quickly approaching
> 'investment grade'.
> If I wanted the "all in one" experience, I would get the
> SE/30. Once again, these are kinda pricey.....
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: other at oryx.us
>> Sent: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:26:06 -0500
>> To: general at classiccmp.org
>> Subject: Re: Building the Ultimate Classic Mac.
>> I went thru this exercise myself a couple of years back. Even kicked off
>> thread on a Mac email list.
>> I don't/didn't have any experience or background with the Mac on the 68K,
>> that didn't come into my decision making.
>> I ultimately decided that I didn't need the fastest/biggest/most memory
>> house Mac that would run Classic. I just needed to run my Mac OS apps
>> and games
>> that would never be ported to x86.
>> I purchased a G4 cube and have been happy with that decision. I can boot
>> into Mac OS 9.x, and also boot into OS X 10.4 with Classic support.
>> This was what worked well for me. I will be interested to see what you
>> ultimately end up choosing.
>>> On 07/15/16 02:03 PM, Austin Pass wrote:
>>> I'm toying with putting the "ultimate" classic Mac together, although
>>> having a little difficulty pinning down the definition of what the
>>> representation of the type is, so was looking for a little input from
>>> Classic CMP'ers.
>>> I'm aware that there's a clear divide between Motorola and PowerPC CPU'd
>>> variants, so I'm going to plump for a PowerPC based version so that I
>>> get access to newer hardware and use it as a kind of bridge system
>>> my current computers and the more historic versions.
>>> In terms of hardware I have a lovely mirror-door G4 PowerMac I'm
>>> to use. I have the original media that shipped with this, so I can get
>>> 9.2.1 on it relatively easily. Are there any add-in cards (PCI) I
>>> be considering? It has a built in Airport Card (possibly Airport
>>> although my home Wi-Fi is 802.11n or better with WPA2 so I'll just use
>>> Ethernet to connect it to my LAN. Was a gigabit ethernet card ever
>>> released with Mac OS 9 drivers? I have a couple of 600GB PATA disks
>>> that I
>>> can use with it, but has there ever been a SATA implementation that
>>> with classic Mac OS?
>>> Also, I have an Asanté ether bridge tucked away somewhere that I hope to
>>> able to use to connect some of my older Mac OS boxen without Ethernet.
>>> In terms of the software - any top-line utilities or System Extensions I
>>> should look to get my hands on? What's the state of the art in classic
>>> OS browsing nowadays, Mr Kaiser - is Clasilla still maintained?
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I have an SE/30.
What is it about the Quadra 840 that makes it such a hot shot? I've seen a few over the last few years, but all fetch £150+
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