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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 5, 6 & 7

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 5, 6 & 7

The report for the last 3 days of the challenge is very short and boring. I did a ton of website work, listened to tunes, handled my email and browsed the web. UT’99 runs great now with the 7200rpm hard drive so I got a few games of that in as well. During the day job my G4 iMac ran iTunes non stop and my 3 year old son loved watching the iTunes visualizer so he came to visit me…

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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 4

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 4

Day 4 of the Classic Mac OS Challenge went very smooth. The new hard drive is performing as expected and the iMac is finally behaving as it should. I spent most of my time working on my website and might even make this my default web work rig! Wow does Dreamweaver MX run smooth!! Dreamweaver MX is not the bloatware that today’s Dreamweaver is and you can tell by how fast it runs, pulling up massive pages in a split…

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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 2 and 3

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 2 and 3

Saturday I got some writing down but the fact that Norton FileSaver kept nagging me didn’t sit right with me. I’ve used this software forever and it has never let me down so there must be something going on. Scanned the whole drive again, this time with Drive Genius, and again no bad block were found. Must be a mechanical issue of some kind then because games that should fly on this iMac just don’t run right. The testing done…

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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 1

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 1

Spent most of the day out and about but once I got home it was upgrade and troubleshooting time. Greg T. was kind enough to send me 512MB of RAM for free. Along with the 512MB I had I could max this thing out at 1GB. Also ready were an AirPort card and new battery. The original 80GB HDD was having a few quirks but I left that in anyway. Upgrading the internals is easy in these things so the…

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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Preparations

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Preparations

Yup, I’m doing it. Later this week I will be firing up my 800MHz 17″ iMac G4 and use Mac OS 9.2.2 for as much of my computing as I possibly can. Why? I love Mac OS 9 (and 8.6). I can get almost anything I need to do done fast and distraction free. And of course it’s a lot of fun! Leading up to the start of this challenge I figured I’d share some of the issues and joys…

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