[OT] Who still uses a Mac PPC?

George C Brackett gbrackett at luceatlux.com
Wed Aug 26 16:29:00 EDT 2009


Correct.  But the URL I provided gives you a complete installation,  
including PPC ROM.  You just install the package, run the app, and  
voila: OS 9 boots into a  window.

George

On Aug 26, 2009, at 4:25 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

here's the official site for sheepshaver - intel / ppc

http://sheepshaver.cebix.net/

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Stephen Barncard
San Francisco
http://barncard.com



2009/8/26 George C Brackett <gbrackett at luceatlux.com>:
> I'm quite different from all you folks in the way of hardware, it  
> seems:
> just one 3 year-old MacBook Pro Intel Duo.  But I recently  
> discovered a way
> to run OS 9 on my 'book, and thereby recovered the ability to run a  
> bunch of
> my older educational software.  What a pleasure to see 'em again!   
> For the
> software that has made my day, see
> http://hotfilms.org/non-windows/sheepshaver-mac-os-9-classic-intel-13879.html 
> .
>
> George
>
> On Aug 26, 2009, at 1:06 PM, Judy Perry wrote:
>
> Sounds like my house.
>
> I have:
>
> *Dual G4 tower
> *original iMac
> *2nd gen (Sapphire?) iMac (this one actually works)
> *G4 Cube
> *G4 iMac (well, two actually, but I'm parts-harvesting to make one
> fully-functional FrankenBook).
>
> The Cube's slot-loading drive has been replaced twice to no avail,  
> so I'l be
> prowling for some sort of solution.  Sapphire iMac is used for email  
> and
> playing the online game Escape Velocity by the kiddies, who will  
> also get
> the FrankenBook when it's done.  I want the old original iMac for HC  
> and a
> Mac OS 9-only graphics program and I'm not certain what to do with  
> the old
> tower.  Oh, and I have a PM 7100 too ;-)  No idea whether that one  
> even
> boots.
>
> Judy
>
> On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, stephen barncard wrote:
>
>> I have two g4s, an early 500mhz from 1999, and a newer, 'Silver Door'
>> model. Both were my previous Pro Tools machines. My son's 1999 Cube  
>> is
>> downstairs, non-functioning now but I have the parts to restore it.  
>> My
>> daughter's Purple DV edition iMac is also downstairs, awaiting  
>> repair.
>>
>> My garage is a Mac graveyard with a representative of almost every
>> type of Mac ever made.   I fear if I send them away as  'electronic
>> waste' that they will end up in a far off place poisoning people with
>> toxics as they try and melt off the scrap gold of the motherboards  
>> and
>> get personal information from people's hard drives that they didn't
>> even bother to secure-erase.
>
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