[Coco] iMac/CoCo emulator users here?
jcewy at swbell.net
Tue Jul 8 11:04:08 EDT 2008
mike delyea wrote:
> 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.
Yup. I don't know how much RAM you have Roger, but Ubuntu would
probably prefer at least 128M RAM. Also, Gnome (particularly the
Nautilus file manager) can be pretty sluggish on those older machines.
Xubuntu is a little more usable in such a situation, in my experience.
The last version of Ubuntu I have installed on a G3 iMac was something
around 6.04 or 6.10, I think. Another issue is that the iMac CD drives
are finicky about CD-R media. YMMV.
> 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 10.3 (Panther)--that's two revisions out-of-date from today.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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