"Jeremy, plight of your Macs brings to mind a classic song with a small change to the lyrics :)
sung to the tune of 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)'
We don't need more PC-avacation.
We don't need no thought control
"They show up fine when I click on the .jpg link.
Nice bear, he's not going too is he too?
I've down-sized to just a collection of powerbooks for the last few years
- until I found a free beige G3, then an 8600... it's hard to say no.…"
"Wow, I just found a MDD G4 at the local Salvation Army store for $25.
This one's pretty sweet... a 2003 Firewire 800 model.
Dual 1.25 GHz CPUs / 167 MHz system bus.
ATI Radeon 9000.
2 GB RAM
I put 10.4.11 on it and put the second door to work…"
"The press release for the 8600 stated 'Near' broadcast quality performance - hmmm...
Not happy with the video capture performance at 640x480 - too many dropped frames.
Next step, an Adaptec 2940u2W scsi controller card to improve data…"
"Thanks for the info, I'm still learning what this 8600 can do.
My first copy of Premiere 5.0 came bundled with a Matrox capture card and breakout box, a very good deal at the time!
The drive I found on eBay for $9.95 is a Seagate 10,000 RPM…"
I had an extra 2GB drive that would work for the system and I found that the newer scsi drives are cheaper and faster than the old 50 pin drives.
With an adapter, this 38 GB Quantum will make a good secondary drive."