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#101 2015-07-20 15:42:16

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Yeah, 630MP is neato.  I can't believe I still have it, after the number of times I've moved it.  Like carrying it up and down stairs to various apartments and stuff.

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#102 2015-07-20 16:01:10

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

TheWhiteFalcon wrote:

You're telling me I apparently have the only HP-UX copy of MAE?


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"RARE HP-UX MACINTOSH APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT STEVE JOBS BILL GATES STEVE WOZNIAK SEALED L00K!"

I'm serious. You need to image the media right away. I'm sure it's not the only copy, but yours is the first I've ever seen, and it would be very sad to lose it to media rot.


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#103 2015-07-20 16:03:45

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

I know I should, I just don't want to unseal it, and there's no way to just cut it. If it gets opened, the shrinkwrap is toast.

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#104 2015-07-20 16:58:34

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Yeah, I broke the shrinkwrap on mine (right after I got it), and had a twinge of anxiety over it, but in my case I actually wanted to use it.

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#105 2015-07-20 20:14:24

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

You can get it re-shrinked wink


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#106 2015-07-20 20:19:42

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Yeah, but still had to break the "you agree to the eula by breaking this seal" sticker on the CD.
I kinda had to break mine open because I had to create and give this picture to the person who gave it to me:
maewabi.jpg

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#107 2015-07-20 20:22:42

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

this picture kind of hurts my brain a little, like in Fast and Furious : Tokyo Drift, when he put the Nissan engine into the Mustang body.


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#108 2015-07-21 19:46:33

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

What OS is that MAE running on? It looks vaguely like Windows NT 3.x, but not quite.

OS/2?

c


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Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
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#109 2015-07-21 20:16:24

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Solaris running CDE.  The Windows stuff is WABI.

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#110 2015-07-25 20:02:25

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

markyb wrote:

You can get it re-shrinked

Speaking of re-shrinked, totally need to print up some new copies of those red CD seal stickers, so you can re-seal those and then re-shrinkwrap the box.

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#111 2015-07-26 01:03:15

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Can somebody please explain to me why never been used, hermetically sealed, ain't never gonna get a breath of fresh air, ANYTHING is worth owning?

It's not like we're aging Cognac for bog's sake, software ain't never gonna get any better over time. roll

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#112 2015-07-26 15:34:52

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Some people just think its the bees knees.  There is no reason.  Its like anything else, they believe someday it will be worth more that way.  But considering they don't even sell for what they are newsmen like they would know now.

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#113 2015-07-26 16:17:13

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

I like complete, packaged things but I think most of the time I'll open them.


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#114 2015-07-26 16:54:10

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

They're not making any more!

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#115 2015-07-27 00:43:23

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

I don't like the idea of un opened and unused personally.  Seems like a huge waste.  Probably why i will start letting go of some of my macs.  Half are in their boxes, so it sounds like they need new homes.

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#116 2015-07-28 15:09:49

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Tried to post this yesterday but was having the usual iOS Safari HTTPS issues (might be iOS 9 related). The Quicksilver spun its case fan off the spindle twice. First time it only stayed down a few seconds, the second time it seemed to stay down without incident. I'll replace it one of these days-I assume it's a standard fan in that casing?

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#117 2015-07-28 15:29:24

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Yeah, it's just a 120mm fan if it's the same thing as the other G4 towers (and G3 b&w)
might have to splice the wires unless you want it full speed the whole time.


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#118 2015-07-28 21:10:26

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

"A ship in harbor is safe... but that is not what ships are for."

Not a completely compatible rhetoric, but close enough.  smile

The threat of media rot alone is plenty of cause to break the seal.

Of course, you could always take the Shödinger's Cat route -- does the media even exist if it is not observed? wink

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#119 2015-07-28 23:33:42

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

"As long as I don't turn it on, it will still possibly be working."


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#120 2015-08-04 17:28:10

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Another new grab, this time not a Mac.

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Fujitsu LifeBook E350, 300MHz Tonga Pentium II, 20GB hard drive (originally 5), floppy, CD-ROM, etc. 1024x768 13.3" active matrix display. ErgoTrac pointing device.

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Also has dual PC card slots (with CardBus support), a USB 1.1 port, audio in/out as well as a microphone jack. And Ethernet instead of the modem.

It was also a Fujitsu-owned machine:

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No power brick but they cost about $12. Haven't decided if I want to run 95, 98 or NT on it, it can hold 160MB of RAM.

Also has the flip out feet to angle it on a desk.

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#121 2015-08-04 17:35:46

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

i always thought fujitsu made some pretty good stuff.


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#122 2015-08-05 06:40:37

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

For performance, I'd say 95 would be best on a machine like that, however, if you want it to be ever so slightly more capable of doing vaguely modern things while still using a DOS-based version of Windows, 98SE would be better. Also, it looks like maybe some version of 98 (or maybe a late OSR of 95, like maybe 2.5, aka 95 C) would be more historically correct (if you want to do that), as that was most likely the stock OS.

Windows NT 5.0 (aka Windows 2000) would probably be ideal if the RAM were maxed out and the CPU were fast enough, as it's quite modern, and unofficial support continued for quite some time after MS dropped it (I think there are even tweaks out there that will allow it to run some XP only programs, like later versions of Firefox).

You could even run XP itself on there, but I'm sure it'd be so slow as to be practically unusable. And don't even think about Vista or 7 (unless it's a very fast PII, perhaps; I once ran Vista, by accident, on an 800 MHz Athlon-based machine (not even the Athlon XP) I had built using spare parts, and it was surprisingly decent. It ended up with something else, though.)

Ultimately, it's up to you, I think.

c


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#123 2015-08-05 08:07:01

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

I'd probably use 98SE or Win2K...  Either that, or some form of Linux.  We used to have a C350 many moons ago.  Except for the fact that it had 98SE installed, it wasn't that bad of a machine.  At least, it didn't have WinME on it.

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#124 2015-08-05 19:43:47

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

Of all the 9x versions, I always thought that 98SE was the best, most stable of them.

c


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#125 2015-08-06 03:00:59

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Re: Falcon's Nest o'Macs

On machines of that caliber I like Windows 2000. I have a Toshiba Satellite from the same era, I think its a Celeron 400, with 256MB of RAM it runs Windows 2000 rather nicely.

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