So, last week I added another 'batch' of old hardware to my collection!
- Power Macintosh 7100/66
- Power Mac G4 466
- Macintosh SE
- Newton Messagepad 120
- Powerbook 100
- NextStation Turbo
I found a collector in Amsterdam selling some of his machines through a 'Wanted' ad on a local Craigslist clone. (www.marktplaats.nl
) He really set me up with all the right cables, software, peripherals etc.
Last tuesday I've been busy hooking everything up, cleaning and booting them for the first time, mainly focussing on getting the Next online. The Nextstation has an ethernet connector (10-BaseT) which now is connected to an Airport base station's lan port and browsing the web in beautiful Black & White on the Megapixel display with Nextstep 3.3 and the Omniweb web browser.
The Mac SE has a coax network plug which I can connect using a coax/UTP equipped network switch.
My next project will be to get networking going on System 6.0.8 on the SE, any hints? The SE has Ethertalk installed but I don't really know a lot on System 6, 7 has so far been the oldest I've used.