[Coco] iMac/CoCo emulator users here?
mdelyea at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 03:10:12 EDT 2008
I have an ibook thats a G3 300mhz. I've got Yellowdog linux on it
right now. Everything works except I don't have an airport card to
put in it so I have to hook it up via the built in ethernet. I
believe you can also install Ubuntu up to dapper drake.
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:37 AM, J.P. Samson
<jps.subscriptions at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2008, at 10:02 PM, Roger Taylor wrote:
>> I obtained a very nice G3 266mhz iMac at a garage sale for $20 the other
>> day. I can't find or access any updating sites yet. The IE update site
>> acts like it doesn't recognize that I'm visiting from an iMac, and the
>> FireFox site won't come up right, and the Safari site won't come up at all
>> from either Netscape or IE.
>> I want to bring the iMac up to date somehow and use it with my CoCo
>> projects... will M.E.S.S. run on the iMac, any other CoCo emulators?
> This is a Mac circa 1999, so she's nine plus years old. I believe the last
> version of the Mac OS X operating system that was officially compatible was
> 10.3 (Panther)--that's two revisions out-of-date from today. I think you
> will run into some difficulties finding software that will work on these
> older OS revisions now.
> Some applications have features that only work in 10.5, the latest version
> of Mac OS X, although most still work in 10.4. The other problem is these
> applications have been compiled and linked, and are thus dependent on the
> later version of several core OS frameworks (libraries). Again, this means
> they will not work in 10.3. So unlike PC users content with Windows XP over
> Vista, I think you'll find most Mac users try to keep their OS up-to-date so
> they can keep running the latest software!
> The last version of IE for the Mac was 5.23. I have a copy I can e-mail you
> if need be, Roger--it's a 6.7MB file. Firefox 3 supposedly won't run on
> your older Mac as it requires version 10.4 of the OS. You could try Firefox
> 2. Worst case scenario is it'll crash on startup if it is incompatible with
> your version of Mac OS X:
> -- JP
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