Not OT: Classic apps and the Intel Mac

Teo Zenios teoz at
Fri Jan 13 09:01:34 CST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. Peterson" <pdp11 at>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at>
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: Not OT: Classic apps and the Intel Mac

> What's really funny is how much -faster- the old System 7.5 stuff runs
> under this emulator on modern 1Ghz hardware.  Mac OS boots in a second or
> so; amazing to watch after all that time a dozen years ago waiting 30-40
> seconds on the original Macs.

68K Mac machines take forever to boot because they test memory , and do it
slowly. The machines I have with 128MB of RAM or higher take quite a while
before they initialize video and start loading the OS (which is fast since I
use newer HD's and faster NUBUS scsi cards.

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