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Hi,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dave and I have been a Mac user since my 1986 Mac Plus. Sometimes wish I still had it. I have a mirror door G4 (along with a few Mac books) that I will add an OS 9 partition so I can use some of my older software (mostly games). It has been a while since I have worked with the system tools so I will likely need help.

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Hello everybody.

Time to introduce myself. My name is Roman, 39 Year young and from Germany.

I stumbled over this forum on a search for a quiet G4 Quicksilver, as I'm just installing one for some Audio digitalizing. Have a lot of old radioplay's from my childhood that I planned to digitalize. Also have some other G3's, G4's, G5'S, Intel and older Apple Computers, oldest one is a Apple ][c and an Europlus.

I studied IT in the Netherlands and started using Macs in the early 2000's. Just to achieve the largest possible variety of knowledge about hard and software. And I'm a collector of old computers from the early times till the mid 90's.

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #452 on: June 07, 2017, 11:11:30 AM »
Hello good people, and greetings from Finland. I found my way to this forum after picking up a Power Mac G4 Sawtooth in bad shape at a thrift store - my first PPC Mac ever. I've kinda taken a habit of "rescuing" old and semi-old computers, game consoles, Hi-Fi etc. at thrift stores, yard sales and whatnot and trying my best to restore them to working original state. These colourful-plastic-clad Macs were always something that I was really curious about as a kid, but never even had a chance to actually try them. Guess this hobby is a way to somehow relive those times and finally get the feeling of fulfillment, and hopefully managing to preserve some of these pieces of computer culture. Anyway I'm a complete newbie when it comes to these real Macs (non-x86) and real Mac OS (non-Unix) environments, and that's also what intrigues me... it feels like I'm learning about computers again! And it seems I'm not alone, judging by the existence of this website and forum ;^) But yeah that's why I'm here - finally getting to know (and/or troubleshoot!) this machine after all these years. :-)
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« Reply #453 on: June 08, 2017, 05:39:20 AM »
Hi all.
I'm a Japanese OS9 user.

I have been using MacOS since about 1998.First I had black Performa 5420 for create music.
Soon later I had get Opcode Vision 3.5,AKAI S1100 and Roland VS-880.Just 1st "Bondi blue" iMac had selling around then.
At that time Speaking of a Computer, have a CUI on DOS. I only known about it. So I was fascinated by GUI on Mac completely.
A few years later, bought G4(AGP)machine for Photoshop and Illustrator.
After many years,had took interest in MS Windows Machines.

A few years ago,got DA and MDD Machine.Because I felt sad that was sell too cheap.DA and MDD active even now as for the create music.
When I am using MacOS9,have a peaceful mind.Then feel very nostalgic like Came back to the hometown.
Anyway,I think that Classic Mac had many Innovative softwares.It's useful a lot for me even now.

I'm glad to see still be presence Classic MacOS9 users around the world.
I'm grateful this site.I want to contribute something If I can.
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« Reply #454 on: June 08, 2017, 10:42:15 AM »
Welcome Hiro.

I remember mentioning Japanese sites in this forum having supposedly valuable information but we were lacking a good translator. Maybe someone can help finding the threads and you could help with it translating them.
Or you could help with contacting Japanese developers who maybe will be willing to make available some great software for our vintage Macs.

Good to see you here around.

Also I welcome all the others New members who came around recently.
It's great to see that community rising.
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« Reply #455 on: June 08, 2017, 01:16:56 PM »

When I am using MacOS9,have a peaceful mind.
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« Reply #456 on: June 08, 2017, 01:19:52 PM »
:)
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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« Reply #457 on: July 01, 2017, 12:58:26 PM »
Hi, I'm Chris. My first Mac was an LC III. Actually that was my first 'proper' computer, I had an Amiga 600 before that. Mostly PC based just now due to work and computers being so linked. I've got two or three old Macs back in my parents loft that I need to dig out and dust off.

I also love messing with old synths and samplers (Emu Emax and ESI 2000).

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« Reply #458 on: July 01, 2017, 10:44:05 PM »
I've got two or three old Macs back in my parents loft that I need to dig out and dust off.


Start digging and dusting!!  ;D

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« Reply #459 on: July 03, 2017, 10:21:34 PM »
Hey all, my name's Isaac. I started using a Mac as my primary computer in 2007 after originally being introduced to them when I was in elementary school in the mid '90s. Once I was firmly intrenched in OS X, I found a Power Mac G4 Sawtooth on the local classified ads and started tinkering with OS 9 and earlier versions of OS X. After working at an Apple Authorized Reseller for a few years and now supporting Macs in a media production environment, I'm finally getting back to OS 9. I have a dual 800 MHz Mirror Drive Door G4 and a 700 MHz graphite iMac G3 now, and I'm finding I actually really like OS 9. Looking forward to learning more about what these great machines can do!

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« Reply #460 on: July 08, 2017, 12:56:09 PM »
Hello all, my name's Enrique and i'm from Spain.


My first Mac was a then-powerful Intel iMac bought at home. I wanted a laptop before college so I bought a Titanium PowerBook at eBay, and that was my first contact with Mac OS 9. Now I got a Sawtooth PowerMac G4 at a second hand items shop. I'm using it side-by-side with my 2013 MacBook Air. I learned FreeHand when I was younger so a PowerPC Macintosh or Snow Leopard is a must, and none of them are options in my Air.

I'm trying to get everything I need for OS 9 for that PowerMac, meanwhile I have to stick with Tiger...  :-\

I'll try to contribute some spanish OS 9/X software I have lying around.


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« Reply #461 on: July 17, 2017, 11:02:04 AM »
Hello!  :)

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« Reply #462 on: July 17, 2017, 11:08:43 AM »
Welcome!
Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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« Reply #463 on: July 17, 2017, 04:56:12 PM »
Hi All,

I'm new to the forum but I've been a long time Mac user since the early 90's, starting with a very second hand Macintosh II, followed by a performa 630, Bondi Blue iMac, white iBook G3, eMac, and then taking the leap to Intel with a couple of MacBook's Pro. Driven by pangs of mainly nostalgia and gear lust I recently found and have been restoring a G4 Cube (returning it to OS 9) with the aim of, well, I dunno really:) Initially I was planning on using it for writing and some light gaming, now digital music beckons and who knows what else. I guess I'm here to ask stupid questions and find out what other projects people have for their machines.

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« Reply #464 on: July 23, 2017, 08:50:35 AM »
You actually approved me with this username?

Can I change it to an actual one?

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« Reply #465 on: July 23, 2017, 09:03:19 AM »
You actually approved me with this username?

Can I change it to an actual one?


well with or without titties welcome :D


check your profile to change things around


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« Reply #466 on: July 23, 2017, 11:29:35 AM »
watch out guys, diehard applies user avatar imgaes to users based on their names.
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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« Reply #467 on: July 26, 2017, 07:43:13 PM »
I was able to apply a more suitable name :P

The profile image is my old dog "Spunky", he passed away, but he was a good little dog.

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« Reply #468 on: July 26, 2017, 08:11:42 PM »
Well Mike, regardless of your particular physical attributes (and or the lack thereof), specific ones. Welcome. And, aren't you glad that DieHard didn't apply a certain type of avi for you? (See mine for reference.)

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« Reply #469 on: July 26, 2017, 11:16:15 PM »
Well Mike, regardless of your particular physical attributes (and or the lack thereof), specific ones. Welcome. And, aren't you glad that DieHard didn't apply a certain type of avi for you? (See mine for reference.)

Welcome!

Honestly, the original name I put, well, it's the sort of name I put when the site says, "you must register".

Then it said that the admin has to approve the registration and I thought it would be denied for sure.

So I was intrigued that the admin accepted the registration!

I see all the related avatars - I wonder what might have been if I had not changed the name  -afro-

If anyone can help me with this I would be eternally grateful: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3922.0.html

We have a deadline coming up, we are exhibiting 6 eMacs at a convention on Saturday, the eMacs need to run Duke Nukem 3D and Quake III Tournament, and I want them booting OS 9 because the old MacPlay Duke is much better than the OS X stuff.... We got the eMacs to boot OS 9 but Radeon is completely screwed! Anyone with tips please post in the thread!

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« Reply #470 on: August 07, 2017, 11:01:14 AM »
greetings fellow mac enthusiasts!

thanks for approving my membership,
i have a collection of vintage macs that i still use for creative purposes,
its amazing the potential that these old machines still possess!
its great to have a community like this for supporting the old machines
now that apple does not!

thanks for having me

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« Reply #471 on: August 11, 2017, 07:29:01 AM »
Great to have you on board here macStuff  :)

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« Reply #472 on: August 14, 2017, 05:19:32 PM »
Hello, I've been lurking here for a couple of years and recently had the fortune of a producer friend from Colorado donate me a G3 B&W 400.  If you can imagine, he actually toted it on a plane ride to New York where we were meeting for vacation.  (!)

1992 began with first Atari 1040STE with Cubase and a Midiman device.  After a few years I spent more time with 24 track reels of tape than MIDI so I lost the setup in moves.  By 1998 I convinced artists we could record in my living room to this new VST thing.  ;) 

19 years, and about 500 upgrades later I'm back sequencing on Studio Vision for the first time and wondering why I waited?  I have a Pro Tools Mix system coming in the mail, the kind of system I dreamed of in 1998 and bashed anybody for spending $20,000 on!  :-[


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« Reply #473 on: August 18, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am Steve from the Netherlands. I recently picked up an old G4 to house my old Creamware DSP cards.
I am trying to turn my G4 into a synthesizer. I had DP G4 a long time ago and I honestly forget how good OS 9 works.
Anyway I'm glad to see that there's a place (online) where OS 9 is alive and well.

-S

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« Reply #474 on: August 30, 2017, 05:36:16 PM »
hey everyone!

excited to be able to peruse the forums in full glory now! my name's andrew - hello from philadelphia! i've got a number of PPC macs kicking around and like some other users on this board, i'm a fan of "rescuing" old macs and am currently working on the restoration of a 1.25 ghz powermac g4 i was lucky enough to score for a song on my local craigslist. looking forward to sharing my projects as time goes on!

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- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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« Reply #476 on: September 02, 2017, 04:07:16 PM »
What's good! Thanks for approving my registration.

I decided to finally join after knowing of this site for awhile. A friend of mine has a PowerMac G3 on OS 9, who used this forum at one point. I recently found an iMac G3/600 at a Goodwill up in ATX and wanted to get OS 9 restored since some of the control panels e.g. multiple users and appearance are acting up. The last owner wiped this iMac with a install disk from this site but I guess they didn't check everything through. No big deal though as I like messing with this kind of stuff.

I'm not sure what I want to do with this iMac but I'm glad I found it. I'm into vintage computers in general, so I've been wanting to start a collection for awhile. My household was never an Apple one; I was raised on Windows 9x and still use Windows to this day, but a lot of the elementary and middle schools I went to used these Macs and I always enjoyed using them.

(oops I left this tab open for like an hour and forgot to actually post)
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« Reply #477 on: October 11, 2017, 02:48:57 PM »
Hello Guys & Girls,

I have just bought my first mac computer after years of only using PC. The reason is that it came with a Howtek D4500 drum scanner where the Aurora software and dongle only work on OS9.The machine is a Powermac G4 with code M8493 if that means anything.
I bought a Radeon 9000 pro off ebay for £20 so I could run my 27" DVI-D monitor as the original card only had VGA and some weird Apple output. I was worried that I would need to find a driver for the card but it worked without a problem.
There does seem to be bits missing from the operating system as there is no internet browser and Finder and Help don't seem to work and I keep getting "Alias missing" prompts.
I did download iCab on my PC and load it on the G4 via USB but it seems pretty primitive and keeps getting error messages. Once I had iCab on the G4 I tried to 'upgrade' to Cassilla but kept getting error messages in iCab so gave up.
I suppose the only thing I really need from the Mac is to set up a file exchange system so I can move the Tiff files onto my Windows 10 machine but I might just have a play with other stuff if you can all persuade me :-)

...Sweep

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« Reply #478 on: October 11, 2017, 04:10:07 PM »
Welcome to the other side Sweep!

Don't know where you got your OS9 but it may be missing some bits.
You can download Classilla to a thumb as you did iCab and get it on the machine. BUT
First thing is to verify the OS9 install - if it's questionable in origin, grab a known good install from our files here and start over.
The best way to do that is to grab the iso and burn it to a disc on your other machine (assuming you have a working CD or DVD drive in the Mac)
The Finder IS working  or else you wouldn't even get what you're getting. Help require files and an extension properly placed in the System - that's why I suggest you re-install an OS9 from here. That should cure all of that stuff AND prevent further hassles with the Aurora install.

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« Reply #479 on: October 11, 2017, 05:00:02 PM »
Welcome to the other side Sweep!

Don't know where you got your OS9 but it may be missing some bits.
You can download Classilla to a thumb as you did iCab and get it on the machine. BUT
First thing is to verify the OS9 install - if it's questionable in origin, grab a known good install from our files here and start over.
The best way to do that is to grab the iso and burn it to a disc on your other machine (assuming you have a working CD or DVD drive in the Mac)
The Finder IS working  or else you wouldn't even get what you're getting. Help require files and an extension properly placed in the System - that's why I suggest you re-install an OS9 from here. That should cure all of that stuff AND prevent further hassles with the Aurora install.


DONT DO THAT UNTIL YOU MADE A BACKUP!!!


i assume you dont have any of the drivers that came with the machine. If so you render that setup unusable.
Extensions and so on will be lost and we may not have a way to help you with that. Backup the drive and keep it
Safe before you start fresh. Afterwards you could try to use the 9.2 update and see if that fixes your issues instead of
wiping the drive right away.

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« Reply #480 on: October 11, 2017, 09:49:20 PM »
i assume you dont have any of the drivers that came with the machine.
You're also assuming he has no common sense about backups after years of suffering with PC's…

But yeah Sweep, if you have only the Aurora software that came already on the machine, don't forget you'll need to preserve it before doing ANYTHING else.
Hopefully you got the software and or installer and a scanner manual along with the dongle.

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« Reply #481 on: October 12, 2017, 12:02:56 PM »
Hi Gary & DA,

Don't worry about reminding me to back things up as sometimes the most obvious things are the ones that we forget to do.
Fortunately the scanner driver and the Aurora software are freely downloadable from the manufacturer's site. These files have extensions .hqx if that seems right?
I suppose my first question should be ...should I post my question here in the introductions sections or start a new thread elsewhere?
My second question, wherever I post it, will be how do I identify and make a back-up of Aurora, the scanner driver, and whatever part of OS9 is on my machine? :-)

...Sweep

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« Reply #482 on: October 13, 2017, 01:47:31 AM »
Greetings, I just resurrected a PowerBook G3 Wallstreet of mine after a hard disk failure and, having lost my original Mac OS CDs, I just was able to get things back to work better than ever thanks to Mac OS 9 Lives' latest universal Mac OS 9.2.2 install CD.

Following its readme's suggestion, I registered and dropped by to say hello. :)

Brief history about myself: Having been born surrounded by Macs thanks to my family, I never understood the world being surrounded by "PCs" for their relative incompetence in regards to UX, overall lack of performance, stability & consistency, but of course, as I grew up, I learnt of the obvious price factor... And many other factors that lead people to all sorts of paths in regards to computing.

I am completely agnostic towards all forms of hardware and software, in the sense that I work with whatever I have to to accomplish any given task, but when given an equally-sound choice, I tend to favor libre software and hardware (at least to a certain degree), and PowerPC Mac hardware & software. Particularly... you guessed it: Mac OS 9.2.2.

My wet-dream is to have a fully-upgraded & maxed-out Quad Core G5. (I know, they can't boot OS 9, at least not without yet-to-be-seen hacking, but ya know). I also greatly consider getting 2 specific G4 models to have the best OS9 experience possible.

Random trivia: My speech voice used for Mac OS 9 is configured, before reading out warnings, to say "Holy fucking shit!". So even when I encounter an error... I'm pleased. Haha.

Nice to be with you all! Mac OS 9 Lives!

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« Reply #483 on: October 13, 2017, 06:54:55 AM »

My speech voice used for Mac OS 9 is configured, before reading out warnings, to say "Holy fucking shit!". So even when I encounter an error... I'm pleased. Haha.


LOVE this!! ;D

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« Reply #484 on: November 08, 2017, 12:01:59 PM »
Hi. I am Flemming from Denmark

I've been using macs since the Mac Mini in about 2009, but have been fascinated by them for much longer. Grew up on Commodore computers though...
My way into os9 goes through an AKAI S3000XL sampler i acquired at some point. That made me interested in the MESA software for editing the sampler, so I started looking for a mac with scsi. Initially I wanted to run System 7, but then i found this forum.
I also like to use Rebirth, Sounddiver and some of the NI instruments.

I have already gotten lots of help on setting up the Radeon card :-)
Thanks for that!

At the moment this is my system:

Power Macintosh 7600
MacOS 9.1
Radeon 7000
Steinberg ST24/96
Acard IDE thingy
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« Reply #485 on: November 13, 2017, 08:57:58 PM »
A few years ago,got DA and MDD Machine.Because I felt sad that was sell too cheap.DA and MDD active even now as for the create music.
When I am using MacOS9,have a peaceful mind.Then feel very nostalgic like Came back to the hometown.
Anyway,I think that Classic Mac had many Innovative softwares.It's useful a lot for me even now.

thanks for sharing Hiro ;D

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« Reply #486 on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:25 PM »
Yes, what happened with Hiro? One opening post and then pffft, gone. And after leaving the following gem: When I am using MacOS9, have a peaceful mind.
How much nearer perfection can one get in summation? Come back Hiro!
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« Reply #487 on: November 16, 2017, 01:24:32 PM »
Hello!

A good friend of mine sent me here after I posted a picture of my old G3 Beige Mac Desktop Rollerball Mouse.

The only computers I have ever personally bought were Macs.

I currently support a small office of about 40 Mac users after leaving a corporation that had a couple thousand PC users and about 50 MAC users.

I love everything about the Mac and it's workflow and ecology. I am upgrading to an iPhoneX to study that experience and workflow along side my two workstations. I use an iMac in the office and a Mini at home. I was using a MacBook Pro but I gave that up to an associate.

My goal for 2018 is to get all my old Mac's up and running for my own personal Mac Museum. And each machine will be capable of running some form of MAME Emulation.

I try to keep good notes on my personal development blog and I will be hitting up the knowledgeable in this community for much needed information. I will see what I can find and maybe contribute where I can.

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« Reply #488 on: November 28, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
Hi,

Greetings from Belgium.

Dusted off my 1999 EMU ESI4000 sampler, added SCSI2SD and microtech USB-SCSI. Want to run a vintage OS on IMAC retina.

Anyone else tried this? Any suggestions are welcome.

Best regards

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« Reply #489 on: November 28, 2017, 03:52:43 PM »
Greetings from Sweden.

Been using Macs since 1992 (in parallel with pretty much every other system), but Macs always been my prefered system at home. So had pretty much at least one Mac per platform, of the top of my head: SE/30, Powerbook 230 Duo, Centris 610, Powerbook Duo 2300, Performa 6320, PowerMac G4 (Yikes), PowerMac G5/1.8 Uni, PowerMac G4 QS2002, PowerMac G5 Quad, Macbook Pro penryn, Macbook Pro sandy bridge, Macbook Pro mid 2014.

Switched from Mac OS 9 to Linux (fulltime) around 1999, Switch ”back” to OS X around 2003, been running OS X since on my macs.

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« Reply #490 on: December 01, 2017, 01:54:35 AM »
Greetings from Poland,

my name is Marcin and I own Macs from 2000 starting from Pismo G3/400, BondiBlue iMac G3, then thru G4 Cube, iMac G4 desklamp, G4 MDD, G5, iBook G4, Powerbook G4, Powerbookpro (iIntel i5), iMac 21" Intel, new iMac 5k... so whole road on "new world Macs". Unfortunately only iMac G4 desklamp stayed with me (but this is G4 700 so booting easy from MacOS9) from the old ones. A few years ago I have bought Macintosh Classic - love it and it still works :) I have purchased also Mac mini G4 (1.42) to have something small to play with... Amiga OS4 :) but also I want this one to be bootable from MacOS9... and this is how I have arrived here. Cheers!

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« Reply #491 on: December 03, 2017, 12:28:30 AM »
Greetings from Texas...

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« Reply #492 on: December 04, 2017, 12:00:04 PM »
Hello, I am a aspiring producer currently in college learning music composition, performance, and engineering. I was probably born around the same time as OS9, so this is actually a brave new world for me. I plan on buying a cheap rig soon to run Logic 6.4.3 as well as some other standalone editors and processors, to add some extra sound design potential to my main windows rig. Before I jump in I plan on doing a lot of research on this forum. Pleased to meet you all.

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« Reply #493 on: December 09, 2017, 04:37:31 PM »
Hey everyone, new member here.

My first computer was an Apple IIe, and not long after that, we got a Mac Plus, with a very noisy used 20 MB external hard drive.  My dad bought a Centris 650 in 1993 to run his business on, and since then, I've been through tons of Macs.  I have fond memories of OS 6-9, and while I haven't used them for years, lately I've really been missing all those old games, and the simplicity and speed of the Classic Mac OS.  In my day job, I live in Windows 10, Server 2012, and OS X High Sierra, and those evironments just don't have the same feel.

Last week I found an iMac G3 DV SE 400MHz on craigslist for $35.  Brought it home, and found it to be running 10.4.11.  Internal speakers don't work, and the optical drive is crapping out, but I managed to make it work long enough to get 9.0 installed.  Upgraded to 9.1, then 9.2 just a few minutes ago, and now I am posting this from Classilla, preparing to dive into a long Prince of Persia section. 

I can't wait to get into the DAW section of the forum.  I've got a podcast with some friends, and I want to see if I can record and edit a show entirely on this iMac just for fun. 




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« Reply #494 on: December 14, 2017, 09:14:45 AM »
A new user saying a quick hello.

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« Reply #495 on: December 20, 2017, 11:29:36 PM »
Hy

Misonic from Croatia here :)
My interest lies in samplers(E-Mu Ultra E4XT) and oldschool sample cd so if u need some just let me know ;)
Cheers

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« Reply #496 on: December 22, 2017, 03:07:57 PM »
Greetings!

I'm ellejohara. I mostly draw comics and illustrations, but I also have a vlog in which I sometimes talk about the Macs I have. I've been using Mac OS since 6.0.8 and OS 9 holds a dear place in my heart as it was the operating system I became most familiar with when I worked as a computer lab supervisor for an elementary school. I have a Power PC Mac collection which includes the 2000 indigo iMac 400 MHz I originally used when I was working at the school (which still is running OS 9), as well as several other machines I've acquired over the years. My other OS 9 Macs are a 1998 bondi blue iMac 233 MHz and a G4 Sawtooth with a 1.2 GHz processor upgrade.

I'm here because I want to keep OS 9 alive, and push my G4 Sawtooth to be the best OS 9 computer I can make it.

Carpe Diem...
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« Reply #497 on: December 22, 2017, 06:27:47 PM »
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I'm here because I want to keep OS 9 alive
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Well you've certainly come to the right place!!! ;D

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« Reply #498 on: December 24, 2017, 08:25:23 PM »
I started using Macs for music and MIDI in 1997, using a Power Computing Power Tower Pro 250 (a 9600 604e clone), running a Pro Tools d24 system and Studio Vision Pro in Mac OS 7.6.1.  :)

I have since added several Apple desktop and laptop Macs. I have 3 different Pro Tools hardware systems -- expanded Mix, expanded d24, and expanded NuBus PT III (not currently used). I currently run Pro Tools 5.1.3cs11, Logic Pro 6.4.1, SVP 4.5.1, and SoundDiver 3.0.4 in Mac OS 9.2.2, and Pro Tools 6.4.1 and Logic Pro 7.1 in Mac OS 10.3.8.

Even though I've had Logic for several years (started with Platinum 5), I've only recently started using Logic (Pro 6 and 7). Learning the environment in Logic Platinum 5, and getting it to work with Pro Tools, gave me headaches.  :)

I found this site while searching for Logic info and I'm amazed at the treasure trove of stuff that's here. I plan to download some VSTi, VSTfx, and TDM plugins I've found here to add to my collection.

Keep up the good work. :thumbsup

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« Reply #499 on: December 25, 2017, 02:48:17 PM »
I started using Macs for music and MIDI in 1997, using a Power Computing Power ToLearning the environment in Logic Platinum 5, and getting it to work with Pro Tools, gave me headaches.  :)

i think EVERYBODY feels the same way.. lol logic still gives me headaches i wish i knew it better

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« Reply #500 on: December 26, 2017, 09:27:42 AM »
So I'm supposed to say something about myself...

Well, I collect vintage computers, mostly from the dot-com boom (1996-2001)...tons of Macs, lots of other obscure stuff (Sun, SGI, etc.) and I make YouTube videos on the stuff I collect.

Oh, and I'm also known as "the other guy with a mainframe in his parent's basement"  ;D
More Macs than I can count...most used "classics":
PM G4 Sawtooth - "Dot-Com Era Prosumer Photo & Video Editing Machine": Dual 500MHz CPU Swap, 2GB RAM, Matrox RTMac, M-Audio Delta 44, 120GB 7200 RPM PATA Storage HDD.  Sony DSR-11 DVCAM Deck, JVC TM-A9U Broadcast/Preview Monitor, Contour ShuttlePRO Edit Controller, & Lexar FireWire 400 Compact Flash Card Reader.  Running Mac OS 9.2.2, editing in Final Cut Pro 2, After Effects 4, & PhotoShop 6.

PM G5 Single 1.6GHz - SAN Filer: 4GB RAM, 2x 32GB SSDs, 3x LSI Logic LSI7404XP-LC Fibre Channel Cards, 6x XServe RAIDs (14x 120GB RAID-50, 8.4TB Usable).  Running Mac OS X 10.3.9 Server Unlimited.

PM G3 B&W 300MHz - AFP Server: 256MB RAM, 4GB Compact Flash Card for storage.  Shares the CF card over AFP, and uses an AppleScript to copy it to my SAN (mounted over NFS) every minute.  Running Mac OS X 10.2.8 Server

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« Reply #501 on: December 26, 2017, 09:33:13 AM »
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That is awesome :)

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« Reply #502 on: December 26, 2017, 10:02:52 AM »
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Oh, and I'm also known as "the other guy with a mainframe in his parent's basement"

That is awesome :)
Indeed.  It's quite a drastic shift from the usual desktops and servers I'm used to...but it's unique and pretty cool to play with.
More Macs than I can count...most used "classics":
PM G4 Sawtooth - "Dot-Com Era Prosumer Photo & Video Editing Machine": Dual 500MHz CPU Swap, 2GB RAM, Matrox RTMac, M-Audio Delta 44, 120GB 7200 RPM PATA Storage HDD.  Sony DSR-11 DVCAM Deck, JVC TM-A9U Broadcast/Preview Monitor, Contour ShuttlePRO Edit Controller, & Lexar FireWire 400 Compact Flash Card Reader.  Running Mac OS 9.2.2, editing in Final Cut Pro 2, After Effects 4, & PhotoShop 6.

PM G5 Single 1.6GHz - SAN Filer: 4GB RAM, 2x 32GB SSDs, 3x LSI Logic LSI7404XP-LC Fibre Channel Cards, 6x XServe RAIDs (14x 120GB RAID-50, 8.4TB Usable).  Running Mac OS X 10.3.9 Server Unlimited.

PM G3 B&W 300MHz - AFP Server: 256MB RAM, 4GB Compact Flash Card for storage.  Shares the CF card over AFP, and uses an AppleScript to copy it to my SAN (mounted over NFS) every minute.  Running Mac OS X 10.2.8 Server

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« Reply #503 on: January 20, 2018, 11:12:37 AM »
Evening all  :)

I'm Steve and have been using Macs for about 20 years or so.

Bought a G4 Yikes today just to run Sound Diver as I am all about the old midi gear.

Will help where I can but its been a long time since I was on 9 - currently trying to update to 9.2!

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« Reply #504 on: January 20, 2018, 12:35:27 PM »
So I'm supposed to say something about myself...

Well, I collect vintage computers, mostly from the dot-com boom (1996-2001)...tons of Macs, lots of other obscure stuff (Sun, SGI, etc.) and I make YouTube videos on the stuff I collect.

Oh, and I'm also known as "the other guy with a mainframe in his parent's basement"  ;D

Hi!

I saw a lecture in YouTube of someone talking about this. Don't remember more details about it right now as it was some time ago.
Will try to find the link.

Is that you ?

Found it...

https://youtu.be/45X4VP8CGtk
*G4 MDD 1.25GHz (Single 2003)* with 2x 80Gb harddrives, 1Gb RAM, Tascam US-428 and Edirol FA-101 USB/Firewire soundcards-*iMac G3 DV 400MHz* with installs from OS 8.6-OSX Tiger on different harddrives-*Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz* with new SSD ! Love it.

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« Reply #505 on: January 20, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
Bought a G4 Yikes today just to run Sound Diver as I am all about the old midi gear.

http://mirror.macintosharchive.org/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/PowerMacG4CD_86.ZIP
heres the cd that shipped with the yikes! g4, for running mac os 8.6 (machine specific install cd)
if you are into opcode software, i usually run opcode stuff on os 8.6! because that was the current os back when SVP was still being run + managed by Opcode, before gibson took it over and killed it off before os9.0 was released!
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« Reply #506 on: January 26, 2018, 06:35:06 PM »
Hello,
1st of all I would like to thank you! I was getting nostalgic for OS9, and started pulling my hair out trying to get it loaded on a original iMac G4. In all my considerable stash of machine specific and retail installers I couldn't find anything that would load. A little research led me to the fact that my machine needed an apparently rare installer. Then I found this place! I downloaded and burned a CD but no luck. Well, I tried another burn with a relatively modern CD instead of an ancient Kodak and success!
I have a slew of machines that would run OS9, but I thought the G4 would be the best candidate. So now I have to relearn a lot, I started with OS6 but have been mostly on OS X for the last 17 years. I'm looking forward to loading all my classic "programs" and tweaks. I wonder id Conflict Catcher will run...

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« Reply #507 on: January 27, 2018, 10:24:17 AM »
Thank you.
I decided to become a member as I own a few old powermac G4's and G5's,have always been interested in finding more about them.
I also have an old ibook G3 clamshell original,would like to find out a bit more about it.Would like to get them running properly again.Thank you
Mark.

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« Reply #508 on: February 03, 2018, 03:59:11 AM »
Hi, I am Chris from Germany. I started with a Plus in 1986, have no idea how many Macs went on and off my desk. I came here whilst looking for some hints about OS9 and like to contribute. Many thanks @all to keep this great OS community running.

It took me years to get along with OSX and after some unpleasant experiences with emulation software I decided to spend 50 € into an old G4 iMac (PowerMac4,5, M6498) with good old OS9. Its kind of frustrating to see these beautiful machines being sold for such low prices here in Germany – but mainstream seems to be more interested into iPods and so on.

I look forward to meet some interesting people here.

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« Reply #509 on: February 13, 2018, 03:55:05 AM »
Hello. my name's Pete and  it's good to see so many sensible and normal people who believe that OS9 is the best operating system ever ...
I bought my G3 400 B&W (with 128MB RAM upgrade, external LaCie 20GB FireWire drive, SCSI CD writer, SCSI scanner, Miro capture card and matching B &W Mac monitor - bit of a luxury that one, as there was a cheaper Formac alternative. Sadly the scanner and monitor are no more) in 2000 as a mature student in the final year of my graphic design degree.
I'd used Macs at work previously but the (hideously expensive) G3 /OS8.6 seemed amazingly fast and capable.
I used it for moving and still image projects (Adobe Premiere 5.1c and Photoshop 4) and loved it. As a hobby I became interested in sound & music production, bought Cubase 5 in 2002. So began a year of fun and frustration.
Several issues appeared - mainly lack of power to run VSTs and intermittent boot failure were irritating, while lack of cash had forced me to buy the Soundblaster Live! soundcard, which although OK for audio and having onboard soundfonts was hopeless with MIDI. This was probably due to the crap driver, I concluded. No-one could help me, everyone who had Cubase 5.1 (as we called it then) was running it on a PC.
In 2003 when it failed to boot at all I bought a Pentium IV PC on the advice of a friend , and the G3 went into storage.
Fast-forward fifteen years and I realise that despite owning modern-ish PCs and laptops I'm not actually making much music. I'm tired of online validation and the constant urging to upgrade! upgrade! and buy the latest thing. I have the Zone crack of VST 5.1 for PC but it's missing the Universal Sound Module and quits out erratically on anything later than W2K.
( have Sony Acid Pro, which isn't bad at all and in some ways the most similar to VST 5.1 (I've trialled a lot of DAWs) but I don't find it as easy to use. After starting to build a W2K machine and searching in vain for a pukka copy of VST 5 for PC I realise I'm barking up the wrong tree. And, I'd like to review my University video and stills projects, all saved in "Mac files and folders" format on CD, maybe put some up on You Tube.)
Somewhere, I have a pukka Cubase VST 5  install CD for Mac. And a dud Mac.
So begins a week of intense focus. Amazingly the G3 boots up. Blank screen, a call to the very helpful I.T . Centre in Bristol and I re-set the P-RAM - I've forgotten so much stuff. The intermittent boot failure seems to be a sticking power button which is an interference fit in some places, it requires a gentle touch.
I boot up into OS 9.1 and the year 1956 ...
It's like the return of an old friend. The Logic board turns out to be the Rev. 2. The memory issue is possibly due to an assorted collection of RAM, so I take out the two mismatched 128MB cards.
 After a frantic search I find the Cubase 5 retail package - but no "Getting Into The Details" book, OR THE CD. More searching and the CD turns up in a stash destined for the charity shop. It seems this is indeed, the Last Chance Saloon.
I scour the web, find this site and others.
With help from this site, Mac Help, and The Book "Sad Macs, Bombs and Other Disasters" book I now have DieHard's OS 9.2.2 installed, a 250GB HD (effectively 128 GB), M-Audio Mobile Pre USB soundcard interface, Cubase 5 installed , and it's all working. I have a Logic board battery arriving today, and 768MB of matching RAM arriving this week. What fun.
Of course, it's not that simple. It's taken a while, a lot of effort and the postponement of other priorities to get here and the Big Lesson to learn is not to hurry. I'm so used to multitasking on a modern PC that the Mac seems slow. If I go at it too hard and fast, it locks up.
But slowing down is a good thing. It helps to focus on what is required. The extra RAM should improve VST performance, I'm hoping.
I'm going to follow DieHard's installation instructions for reinstalling Cubase 5.1, I probably should reinstall OS 9.2.2 first.  I foolishly installed the Soundblaster Live! software in my excitement. It didn't work and I've little interest in finding out why. The card is junk, although I have all the packaging, literature and CDs. Maybe it's worth a few quid on eBay.
I have probably many questions to pose of the macos9lives forum top expert-specialist OS9-wallahs, but it probably would be a good idea to go slow and actually try and produce some recordings, after all, that's why we do this, innit.
Thanks to the Top Brass on macos9lives, if only you'd been available for advice in 2003 I may have followed a different path. But at least I "got there" in the end.

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« Reply #510 on: February 17, 2018, 02:31:29 PM »
Greetings. 35 year old Canadian here, posting from my lovingly restored iBook G3/700MHz running 9.2.2, which will soon have the RAM maxed out. I also want to put in a small SSD, more for noise reduction than speed, and I'm considering having the battery rebuilt so I can use it on the go -- right now the battery only works for about half an hour.

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« Reply #511 on: February 18, 2018, 12:35:18 PM »
Hello everyone and Greetings from Pittsburgh, PA

So glad I found this forum as I am just beginning my quest into Mac OS 9 and have a lot to learn.

My knowledge computer is wise is pretty heavily slanted on the PC side, but I have been a MAC Fan since mid 2000's and have run a 2006 MacBook, 2010 MacBook Pro, and currently my main computer in my garage where I have been banished by the wife is a 2008 MacPro that I have upgraded the heck out of with a GeForce 970, 32GB RAM, and dual Quad Core 3+ GHZ Procs.  I love the thing.  Being that I only got into Mac's in the mid 2K's, my OS knowledge falls entirely in the OS X land! 

I am also a huge retro computer fan and recently was given a PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth AGP 450) to add to my retro collection.  Being my first "older" Mac and not knowing a lot about it, I started to do some research on upgrades, things I could do to beef it up but keep it at least close to its era.  That's when I found this forum and had to join!

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« Reply #512 on: March 02, 2018, 02:27:16 AM »
Hello all,

Longtime mac user from the Netherlands here!

gr.
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« Reply #513 on: March 03, 2018, 10:09:53 PM »
A Mac user since the Plus was new.  I program and make music.  And when I program, it is usually for music.
I just built up a G4 Sawtooth so I could translate between just about anything (IDE, SCSI, floppy, EZ-135, Zip, USB, FW, Classic OS, and OS X through 10.4) so I could retrieve old source code and music files. And that brought me to this fantastic site.

It is surprising to me how much I've enjoyed running the classic OS, running Opcode EZVision (couldn't afford Vision), and checking out great classic applications!

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« Reply #514 on: March 10, 2018, 06:01:35 AM »
Hi there! Greetings from North Italy!

It has been a long time since i start reading this forum and comunity, and now with my G4 arriving next week i can join it properly!
Lets hope in a long term relationship  ;D
I never used an apple product, i'm a linux\windows user, but the retro bug has bitten me  -afro-
Thank you all for the plenty of useful information you post!

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« Reply #515 on: March 10, 2018, 06:03:27 AM »
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« Reply #516 on: March 28, 2018, 10:47:01 PM »
Greetings. I'm 37 living in Florida. I owned a Powerbook 180 during my high school years with OS 7.5 as I recall. I recently picked up a iBook G3/900 14'' rather cheap. See my first post for more info on that. It's nice to know theres a thriving community keeping OS9 alive.

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« Reply #517 on: March 29, 2018, 05:10:08 AM »
I started with a Classic box ... it was a godsend as I could stop using a typewriter with all the 'white tape' re-type that happened a lot.  Then on to a box-type (forgot the name and number) and finally a G3 which I turned into a monster with a G4 encore and sonnet CPU ... the G3 B&W is sitting right under my desk.  Got some electrical problems on startup so, I've got to go through all the circuits and find the problem.  Apart from that problem, it's still going strong!  OS8.6 has also got issues so, I hope to get the 9.22 installer to clean up the preferences or get a clean install. :D

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« Reply #518 on: March 29, 2018, 08:28:52 AM »
Welcome. There are a “few” G3s ‘round here and I know of one or two that are
quite possibly salivating over that Sonnet/Encore CPU that you’ve got at your feet.

Detail your machine’s specifics, configuration and the “electrical problems”
and possibly someone may attempt to help you sort them out, if you wish.
Maybe someone’s had similar problem(s)?

And thanks for your FCP offer. It was located. ;)
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« Reply #519 on: April 06, 2018, 03:33:36 PM »
Hi, Patrick here ... and my decision to use MacOS was a quite a recent one! Let me explain...

For about 25 years, I have been using Linux. Long ago I bought a used NeXT system and loved it, though my Unix knowledge at that point was low - but it was a great system, far ahead of its time.  Ran OK in 16MB, did well with 32MB and beyond that was "amazing" I am told.

I've been using a mix of Windows and Linux for years now, but recently a friend gave me a Tandy 1100FD laptop: 10Mhz NEC V20 chip akin to 8086; with MSDOS 3.3 in ROM along with the Tandy DeskMate apps, with 640KB of RAM.

What a revelation!  I couldn't type faster than the computer could handle and text on screen was snappy. 

Between this, and the realization that all modern hardware and software is compromised (they can do remote surveillance on you), I decided that a decent Mac notebook running MacOS9 would be the right solution for most of my tasks. If I need to I can run Windows or OSX to have a modern browser.  There is just SOOOOO much cruft and wasted CPU cycles and RAM space taken up by new stuff.

I intend to use PhotoShop 7 (I've been getting along fine with PS 6 under Windows) and maybe check out the LivePicture application mentioned by someone, and a few others, for my photography needs (I love landscape photography as a hobby and am trying to get good enough to sell some prints).

MORE v3.1 for outlining (it's pretty good!) and HyperCard for prototyping/scripting/automation, with a view to porting to LiveCode if I have anything worth sharing.

I have access to a full electronics shop and am rebuilding the LiIon battery with new cells. If successful I might turn it into a side-business, since it seems those batteries aren't available new anymore ... ?

I ordered an mSATA SSD and the adapter needed, in order to turn the TiBook 867Mhz into a shock-proof laptop.

Nits: the installer image I used doesn't see the TiBook as an 867Mhz device and I have had a few weird crashes/lockups.  Might do a clean install from the other boot disk images available.

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« Reply #520 on: April 06, 2018, 04:14:14 PM »
Welcome fellow “Scheimpflug-er”! ;)

Think that you’ve found the “right place”.
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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #521 on: April 06, 2018, 05:29:41 PM »
we have two options. beeing a subject of remote surveillance or go back to the stone age.
since it is a stone age with nuendo, melodyne, max, sc, kyma and photoshop, it is easy to find the right decision.
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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #522 on: April 06, 2018, 07:55:19 PM »
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I ordered an mSATA SSD and the adapter needed, in order to turn the TiBook 867Mhz into a shock-proof laptop.

Good choice, but mSata to IDE runs a little hot... but so does the legacy hard drive

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #523 on: April 10, 2018, 07:55:13 PM »
msata's get hot? ???
how? theres no moving parts?

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9UP3HB9684&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCAMKPL-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCAMKPL-PC-_-pla-_-Accessories+-+Hard+Drive-_-9SIA9UP3HB9684&gclid=CjwKCAjwwbHWBRBWEiwAMIV7E4660P05fzevgBKwRsU8WgMc-LvzEoqNBVkaStIqVaYrYPMZVj5bYxoC8vkQAvD_BwE

i attached some photos of what i think he was using??
so diehard; are u saying u have done a similar solution, and that heat was a problem??

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1. Large storage capacity (8GB)

2. Easy installation

3. Improve boot up and application load times

4. High-speed SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) interface

5. Backward compatible to SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II)

6. Withstand extreme shock and vibration

7. Support DDR3 I/O interface

8. Power management supported

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #524 on: April 11, 2018, 06:52:58 AM »
Welcome, MacNewbie! :)

I've been using a mix of Windows and Linux for years now, but recently a friend gave me a Tandy 1100FD laptop: 10Mhz NEC V20 chip akin to 8086; with MSDOS 3.3 in ROM along with the Tandy DeskMate apps, with 640KB of RAM.

Ah, THAT processor. I like it as a nice reminder of the fact that different processors at the same clock speeds can still achieve far different performance levels! (Reasons varying for each case.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEC_V20 "The chip featured much more than the 29,000 transistors of the simpler 8088 CPU, ran at 5 to 10 MHz and was around 30% faster (application dependent) than the 8088 at the same clock speed, primarily due to faster effective address calculation, along with faster loop counters, shift registers and multiplier."

What a revelation!  I couldn't type faster than the computer could handle and text on screen was snappy.

I know what you mean. It makes me curious enough to make me want to obtain one of such machines with such responsiveness! You might want to one day own an Apple IIe, then! https://danluu.com/input-lag/ (Or maybe even an iPad Pro 10.5" pencil, then, I guess. Especially if jailbroken, with terminal access & everything!)
I sure would like one of those for myself, even. Though somehow I don't think that will ever happen. ;D

Between this, and the realization that all modern hardware and software is compromised (they can do remote surveillance on you), I decided that a decent Mac notebook running MacOS9 would be the right solution for most of my tasks. If I need to I can run Windows or OSX to have a modern browser.  There is just SOOOOO much cruft and wasted CPU cycles and RAM space taken up by new stuff.

I commend the OS 9 choice! But while spying is apparently missing on the hardware level, especially on the processor, OS 9 itself is old enough and certainly was popular enough to probably draw enough of NSA & Co.'s attention to find exploits in the OS and keep quiet about them to maintain their surveillance, meaning an air-gapped computer is quite possibly the only true solution to the problem. (Avoiding Intel, AMD and even certain ARM processors is already one big huge step, though!)
Still, there are billions of many other reasons to use OS 9, nonetheless. :D