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Offline DCGSXR750

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« Reply #600 on: February 19, 2020, 10:36:16 PM »
Hello,
DC here from California. I have been a long time Mac user, currently trying to repair and fix my old G3 233Mhz that I bought in London UK moons ago... I am very excited to be part of this forum.
Thank you for a great site :)
Best, DC

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« Reply #601 on: February 21, 2020, 12:46:52 AM »
Welcome Mr. Norrland! :)

Yes, i bet everoyne of us has seent those fantasy prices on ebay often set by people who can't even spell the model name correctly. ("But look, there's one other offer for the same Performa for 150$!". I remember the days when most people were happy you'd take the old stuff from them for free to spare them the recycling.

Oh well, times change - our favorite OS does not! :)
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« Reply #602 on: February 29, 2020, 06:02:27 AM »
Hi all,

I have a two SE/30, a G4 Cube, and and a G4 MDD. I'm here for tech talk, and am glad to see an active community.

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« Reply #603 on: April 06, 2020, 05:06:56 AM »
Hello from Paris ! Me and my iBook G4 are very happy to have found you all.

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« Reply #604 on: April 07, 2020, 04:25:23 AM »
Welcome welcome! The more OS9ers, so merrier! :)
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« Reply #605 on: April 17, 2020, 11:33:35 AM »
Very happy to have found this site when researching possibly installing OS 9 on a G4 Mac Mini.

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« Reply #606 on: April 26, 2020, 11:19:06 AM »
Hello members,

So pleased to have found this site, I've been a Mac user since 2002 and Amiga before that from the late 80's. I've also done some x86 Windows time while training in architecture.  My first Apple Mac was a 1Ghz G4 Tibook with 512mb ram, I saved up for 6 months for this machine and worked extra jobs and overtime at work to save up the 2,200 to buy, then 6 months later the alumininium G4 came out, but I still loved my Tibook. Having grown up in South Africa before I moved to the UK, Apple Macs were rather out of reach for the average Joe Blogs. But I always used to visit the BAT (Bartle Arts Theare) centre in Durban where I'd drool over the latest macs. In late 2008 my cat jumped on my open Tibook and snapped the hinges straight off. (Bless, he was only a kitten...and yes my cat is still around! :) )

Since then I've had a 2008 Mac Pro, 2012 Macbook Pro and more recently a 2010 Mac Pro (dual 2.93Ghz), this together with my Macbook Pro are my daily drivers and won't be replaced anytime soon...Speed, capacity, processing power and storage is all I could ask for and need.

I joined the Mac community, sadly at the end of OS 9, and the beginning of *nix era 10.X's. My exposure was mostly in the graphics and architecture side (ArchiCAD, Photoshop) but I later got into amateur photography and used my Tibook for this until I could no longer use it headless.  I then bought my 2008 Mac Pro for 1,800 brand new and used that untill 2012 when I bought my Macbook Pro as we had limited room in the place we lived.

My other IT interests include a bit of Linix here and there, but my main other interest is SGI machines. I own two very fine examples of mid to late 90's SGI workstations - a SGI Octane (mips R12000 400Mhz, VPro gfx, 1GB ram)  running IRIX 6.5.30 and my little SGI O2 running a R5000 300Mhz mips processor and alternatively, a R12000 300Mhz processor. I've also got the matching 1600FP card and SGI display to go with it. The Octane could, in the late 90's, run 8Gb of ram...quite an achievement...You would have had to take out a small mortgage to afford it though!
   
Roll on to 2020 and I'm looking to pick up either of the two G4 Powermacs I most covet most - A G4 Quicksilver or DP G4 MDD (not the last version released). If I could I'd like to get ArchiCAD 6 going on OS 9 and I'm also on the lookout for Nikon Capture NX, the software I got with my Nikon D50 (which I still use to this day). I used this on my Tibook before I learnt Photoshop.

Anyhow, great forum and site, look forward to reading a lot more on here.

Jacques



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« Reply #607 on: April 30, 2020, 07:00:27 PM »
Hello everybody!

I'm a recording engineer and musician. From 1999-2006, I worked in a large local retail store that was exclusively Mac, and since I had a little experience, I was designated as the IT person. They set me up with a G3 mini tower, and had me designing their ads and sales flyers, updating their website and working on their sales database. By the time I left, I was rocking a 2005 G5 Power Mac with OSX Tiger.

Fast forward 15 years and I have my own recording studio. One of my regular clients has a hard drive filled with songs recorded in Pro Tools Free, and wanted to finish many of those songs. At first I tried AATranslator, an excellent program that allows one to transfer projects from one DAW to another (my day-to-day DAW is REAPER, with Logic Pro a close second). However, PT Free sessions didn't transfer correctly using AAT. I know I could probably find a copy of PT 10, but I couldn't be sure that the projects would open 100% correct. So, I decided to go back to the source!

A friend gave me a 2002 iMac Flat Panel and I got to work with the OS 9.2.2 install that's found here, as well as the copy of Pro Tools Free that's available. All of these projects are opening! I'm bouncing out straight mixes for the client now. Perfect!

I found a bunch of my backup DVDs from 2005, including backups of Quark Express and Pagemaker. I just might use this machine for more than just this Pro Tools project! Brilliant!!

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Hello and thank you for having me in this forum.

Recently, I've resurrected my Roland S-7xx sampling studio and a newly acquired PowerMac G4 OS9 has been a vital part of this process.

I appreciate all of the valuable resources and experience this site provides.

Andy


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I'm Kane. I'm here because the Coronavirus has me stuck inside tinkering with old electronics and I have found an immense nostalgia for Mac OS 9

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« Reply #610 on: June 16, 2020, 08:44:29 AM »
Hello, Thank you for adding me to your Forum. 
I found Mac OS 9 Lives forum out of shear frustration trying to understand and learn a new OS, having recently acquired a couple of my 'bucket list' computers; iBook g3 clamshell and powerbook g4 aluminium model, both requiring a fresh OS install and coming from a pc environment, I find apple a wonderful, strange and sometimes a little confusing world.  I want to understand how to use OS 9, it's strengths and weaknesses,
so that I can install and use with confidence one day.

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« Reply #611 on: June 16, 2020, 10:17:58 AM »
Hello, Im' merely here because I need a specific OMS driver that will let me use an ancient sound module editor :)

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« Reply #612 on: June 26, 2020, 05:24:20 AM »
Hi, I'm Glen from Tucker, GA.  Like a lot of people, my wife & I ran out of projects during the house arrest/shutdown, so I pulled the iMac out of storage.  WAY back in 2006, a chip on the OG HD overheated and exploded.  A local shop installed an 80GB and loaded 9.2.2/OSX.  Back in 2011, we were moving out of a large rental house into a family owned condo and had to purge a LOT of stuff, including my vintage Mac collection and most of the software.  Sometime after I had reformatted the iMac's HD, I realized I did not have an OS9 disk to reinstall, and since we have 4 other OSX Macs, I didn't need the 'new' stuff on this one.  Glad I found this site & looking forward to reviving some OS9 memories.

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Previous Mac Classic II, Performa 600, IIci, plus at least 50 others I rescued from folks who didn't know what they were including thrift stores. 8)

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« Reply #613 on: June 30, 2020, 01:46:19 PM »
Hi UK based I have been using macs since my plus in 1984 ,just started my own business and was looking for a desktop did the DOS thingy and then I heard about Apple since then have owned most models good and bad
But stopped at my G4 eMac with classic and 10.4.11 never owned an intel machine too much hard work.
I have a lot of early software too and will dig it out some on old Macworld discs.
64 this year and a Stonemason.

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« Reply #614 on: June 30, 2020, 01:52:42 PM »
Hi Ian, good craft (and trade) there. Also UK based here, down in good ol' Somerset.

Grew up in South Africa...not many Macs there. Came to the UK in 2002 and Macs in just about every techy shop window :)

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« Reply #615 on: July 02, 2020, 12:08:59 PM »
Hi! Brently here. Just fired my old Powerbook G4 Aluminum back up. Wanting to run some of my old OS 9 games on it but can't find my OS 9 install disc. Happy to be here. Thanks for having me!
Thank you.

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« Reply #616 on: July 04, 2020, 05:08:48 AM »
Old school Amiga user dropping in after getting a PMG4 (MDD/FW800) going with MacOS 9 thanks to this forum. :)

Required for some software development work.

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« Reply #617 on: July 30, 2020, 08:52:54 PM »
Hola. New to the group and looking forward to checking it out. Go Mac.

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« Reply #618 on: August 01, 2020, 05:55:15 PM »
Hi everybody,

I started my Mac journey early 90's with a SE/30 and been into PPC Macs ever since (x64 Macs are missing the magic effect...).
Still scratching the itch these days with a Ti 1GHz and an Alu 12 1.5GHz.

Already thanks to people on this forums for pointers about SSD (and making me discover the JMicron 20330) and for tapping into my curiosity like back in the days with the OS 9 on the last G4s.
Ti 1 GHz / 1 GB / FW SSD / Airport Extreme PCMCIA (triple boot)
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« Reply #619 on: August 01, 2020, 08:38:41 PM »
I'm an amateur mix engineer and also amateur electronic music producer. I'v been using x86 pc all my life but then switched to a 2006 macpro in 2016 because I was tired of reinstalling windows every 6 months because of audio dropout in my software (on a modern pc at that time). Two years ago, I got my first G5 out of curiosity, so I started exploring the possibility for modern audio production on it. To get started on absolete hardware is rough at first ahaha but now I have almost all I need. I got seduced real quick on producing music on old hardware and I dont use my macpro anymore, it is only used to pay bills. I do almost everything on my G5 now. 

I fully understand that I'm on os9lives and atm I'm looking to buy a G3 or G4 to be able to explore the possibility on os9. I never used os9 and cant wait to have a go with it (already a fan of the platinum sound effect).


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« Reply #620 on: August 01, 2020, 08:54:48 PM »
Hi from Australia!
The first Mac I got was a Blueberry iMac G3 off eBay when I was a kid. This was in 2008, so it already seemed very old when I got it. I remember being disappointed that it came with OS 9.0.1 instead of OS X, but I ended up really coming to appreciate the Classic OS. I sold it and  then had an eMac running 10.3 for a few years.
Im a university student now, and had lost most of my active interest in computers over the years. But during lockdown I decided to acquire a few old Macs that were going cheaply, in hopes of cleaning them up, getting them running nicely, and then selling them on (hopefully for a little profit). Its satisfying to take part in the preservation of these wonderful old machines. And through that, Ive been inspired to revisit OS 9 properly, and explore what I missed when I was young.
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« Reply #621 on: August 07, 2020, 03:38:06 PM »
Hi there one and all...Rob here...I started my Mac journey at primary school back in Australia...we were programming on Apple IIc and IIe...I loved that white pizza box and little monitor on top! Then in secondary school they had Macintoshes...I was blown away by being able to draw on a computer (I remember those guys in the US who produced the comic book "Shatter"...totally on a Mac!) We were even publishing our school magazine and newspaper on them! Then after saving enough, begged and borrowed enough money I bought my first Mac..a Performa with a colour monitor! That colour desktop was fantastic! I got older and a sideline was self-publishing and illustration. I went through a series of Macs - Cube, (then regrettably - now- traded in for a..) Powermac G5, iBook G3, Titanium Powerbook 1ghz, a couple of iMac G3s, Powerbook G4 1.5, Macbook Pro 2.16ghz (on that now), a Newton Messagepad 2000 and 2001, iBook G4, iMac G4...have I missed any out?! Most of these have gone by way of selling on...but I managed to find a Cube with box and all a few years back...I'm not letting go of that again! All along the way I always straddled the divide between OSX and OS9...never was able to let go of theat cool, simple and fast platinum GUI...and somehow the programs (they're not apps!) seemed cooler because they were so lean. And most of my Macs seemed to reinforce the idea that Macs were more versatile and tougher than PCs...most of those machines also had to endure moving from one side of the Earth to another...and not just once! Look forward to hearing from others out there! Stay safe, everyone!

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« Reply #622 on: August 15, 2020, 12:08:39 AM »
Hello there, I'm just a computer enthusiast (and maybe a bit of a tech hoarder) who has a good bit of nostalgia for Apple devices from the late 90s and early 2000s

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« Reply #623 on: August 16, 2020, 05:33:19 AM »
Hi,
my name is Megher.
I work with Mac from 128K. ;)
I just trying to recreate my old G4 with Mac Os 9 again to have access to old DAW files (DP, PT, Logic)

thanks for your great work!

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« Reply #624 on: August 20, 2020, 09:27:50 PM »
Hi everyone,
I'm Alex from the USA. I have been lurking here for a while and my interest in digital audio got re-ignited.
Not knowing much about the topic I have greatly appreciated all the information provided here.
Hoping to leverage all the hardware I already have stashed away and get something up and running soon.
Thanks!

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« Reply #625 on: August 27, 2020, 12:32:52 PM »
Hey!

Eugene is here. I don't have an old Mac hardware, but a number of MacBook pros ) I run Sheepshaver vm to run OS 9.0.4 on couple of them in order to have access to music production software that don't run on modern macOS anymore and have real fun with things like PlayerPro tracker etc.  So far everything run smoothly and I really enjoy the possibility to run quality sound on old OS under VM.

Thanks!

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« Reply #626 on: September 03, 2020, 12:02:08 AM »
Hey from TX. Glad I found this place. I am rebuilding my younger years in music with a G4 MD 1.25DP. Excited to bring it back to life.

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« Reply #627 on: September 05, 2020, 04:07:53 AM »
Good morning.

Hi.

I'm a new summer 2000 Imac G3 owner who is struggling to work out how everything works in macos 9.2.2 but am having fun in trying things out. Finally got it on the internet and have downloaded Classilla and upgraded the firmware.

I have downloaded a few games but still trying to work out how stuffit works.

regards
Wayne

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« Reply #628 on: September 20, 2020, 09:02:43 AM »
Good afternoon all,

I joined up a week or so ago as I am interested in getting to grips with my new old Powermac G3.

I must admit I am currently writing this on a brand new iMac that I had Apple make for me to a spec of my choosing, however I still love "Retro" (is it yet retro?...I don't know...) gear.

My interests lie in music production (Oldskool Jungle and DnB), and although I am a complete novice I have been playing around with a lot of modern DAW's (Digital Audio Workstation...you probably know that already) but there is something about those grey Akai samplers that just grabs me, and the sound, they just sound better right?
I am 38 at the time of writing this, and my start in the world of apple computers came in 2011, so I know very little about previous iterations of these computers, but I have found that they are able to connect directly to the samplers that I am using and I have managed to get Recycle working with them...Very happy!

I purchased a Powermac G3 from eBay, and got it home only to find that it has OS 8.6, and I have read through this forum that I must upgrade to 9.2.2 if I wish to put a larger hard drive in..which I do.
This place is already been a treasure trove for me, and I am sure I will be annoying some of you for more information at some point.

Thanks to those who have already posted the answer to a lot of the questions I had, and I look forward to chatting with more of you soon.

all the best,

Matt.

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Hello everyone,

A few weeks ago I collected a Beige G3 in great condition from a guy on ebay who surely possesses the single largest collection of Vintage Macs in the UK!

Booting it up the first time felt like meeting an old friend who you lost touch with but know you will always get along. Familiar and actually you realise how much you miss them being around. Until then I had not been in touch since my Snow White iMac G4 2000 gave in the ghost several years back after many years of dedicated loyal service.

Since then I had a brief but very productive courtship with a high performance G5 Macbook Pro that sadly died a death too soon due to a careless moment. Since then I've had fairly bland affairs with Intel Based Mac Mini's that struggle in vein to run Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Needless to say I'm pretty excited to be going back to basics for a while with this one, and what motivated this was a desire to delve into the capabilities of an excellent Akai hardware Sampler that I picked up cheap recently and the Akai MESA software is pretty limited in scope to Mac OS 9 or Windows XP. I knew instantaneously I had no appetite for faffing with an old XP machine but OS9 seemed like a challenge I could take on relatively painlessly.

So here it goes, I've got a firewire pci card in it hooked up to a modest 120GB hard drive which I'm going to use to ferry docs across from my Mac Mini and get setup with the software.

At the same time, I feel myself falling down a bit of a rabbit hole where I'm considering playing with some other cool software that is now defunct and almost impossible to get running on modern hardware- Propellerhead Rebirth 3308!

It looks like there's a few of you that have trodden this path before who have been generous enough to impart wisdom and insight to fellow enthusiasts and tech heads like me- my humble gratitude to you all for creating such a comprehensive resource that gave me the confidence to embark on this new project.

Wish me luck!  :D