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Adjusting screen size on toaster-macs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars (WhyOSX) Jan 25, 2009.

Transferring OS9 from 8500 to iMac G3
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marijn de Jong Jan 26, 2008.

Some Basilisk II questions
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When did you get your first Mac?
in 2003 I got an iBook 12" with Jaguar.
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What's your favorite Mac of all time?
The Netherlands
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
TUAW back around episode #5.

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Expanding my collection...

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. ( He really set me up with all the right cables, software,… Continue

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 5:11am — 2 Comments

A weekend with OS 7

This weekend I decided to get started on 'rebuilding' the Powermac 8500 I got from a friend. It came with the original manuals, CD and stuff in the 'Look here first' box, so I ran the install CD. It installed Mac OS 7.5.3. I had found a nice ISO image with lots of Classic Mac software, and used the CD I created to install System 7.6.1 on the system's second hard disk. Next I upgraded to 7.6.1 (how nice you can do all this without rebooting or having to run something first!). Via the *excellent*… Continue

Posted on February 25, 2008 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Expanding my collection, one mac at a time

I've gotten a Power Macintosh 8500 from a friend! It's the PowerPC 604e 180MHz, with all kinds of nice Video In plugs in the back. I've got the keyboard and mouse too, and connected it to an old CRT 17" display. The system is running Mac OS 9.1 and I've managed to install Office 2001, Photoshop 7, iTunes, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and Alpha + CMacTex 4.4 on it!

So far it's running great.

Can someone tell me what the <...> port on the back is for?

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 5:27am — 1 Comment

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At 12:38pm on December 15, 2007, James said…
Great pictures, but what about you? Why so mysterious?
At 6:51am on January 23, 2009, Lars (WhyOSX) said…
Bedankt! EBay seller 'Anthoon-1' from Utrecht has the best offers in batteries (3.6V - half AA size). For these little items the charges are much smaller.
I need at least a dozen and I'm searching for a seller in my hometown, but they want 100% more, even if I take 10 or more ! (6,55 € for one or 62/10)

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