[OT] Who still uses a Mac PPC?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Aug 26 16:30:26 EDT 2009


The rom: Isn't that a copyright violation?

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Stephen Barncard
San Francisco
http://barncard.com



2009/8/26 George C Brackett <gbrackett at luceatlux.com>:
> 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/
>
> -------------------------
> 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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