Having had my retro-ism renewed, and fast running out of annual leave, I decided to dust off my Twentieth Anniversary Mac for a while today.
While it has a Sonnet 300MHz G3, it keeps crashing when trying to load the extension - I'll need to look into that. With the extension gone (and the G3 disabled) iCab took a looooong time to load the RetroMacCast site (see pic). As you can see I'm running the shipped MacOS 7.6 on it with 128Mb physical RAM.
I managed to make a cup of coffee (including boiling water), make myself a cheese platter and still have time to sit and watch the page loading (while sipping on my coffee.)
There is absolutely no way I'm going to attempt to post to the forum on it!!
However, I couldn't resist running the TAM introduction application - it is just so damn good. I am currently sitting here reveling in the guitar background music coming from the built in Bose sound system and thinking that it is still sounds better than my HK Sound Stick II's and Sub hanging off my G4 Cube.
What I still find remarkable about these wonderful Apple machines, is that I can take the TAM off the shelf, power it up, connect it to my home ethernet network and it just works.
It found my Airport router (which was added since I've last used the TAM) and got it's IP and DNS settings. Pop into the Chooser and there is my Cube and Xserve sitting there! Now, since I'm using MacOS 7.6, I can't just click on them - I have to connect via IP, but that was no problem. I was soon downloading iCab from the Xserve via Appleshare and away I went.
When I first got the TAM, my wife and I used to watch VCDs on it all the time. If only the TAM could take a DVD.
Hmmm, perhaps its time to get a faster G3 processor (once I've sorted out the problem with the extension), a Tango USB/Firewire card, external DVD drive and see if I can get a RagePro with DVD decoder to run in it under OS9.......