John's Gotta New Motor

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John's Gotta New Motor

Post by richmond62 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:01 am

Just laid out 50 Euros for a G5 iMac that does not have a fekked graphics card like my other one
and installed Mac OS 10.4.11 on it + TenFourFox and so on.
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:38 pm

Beautiful, and vintage right up my alley, but what on earth is " TenFourFox" :?:
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by Klaus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 pm

bogs wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:38 pm
...but what on earth is " TenFourFox" :?:
If I remeber correctly, this is FIREFOX for RISK (?) machines like the G5.

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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:47 pm

AAhhhhhhhhh :D
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by richmond62 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:27 pm

'TenFourFox is a web browser for Power Macintosh computers, based on Mozilla's Gecko layout engine. It is a port of Mozilla Firefox for PowerPC-based Macintosh computers running Mac OS X to retain compatibility with the older architecture and older versions of the operating system, and to add PowerPC-specific optimizations for improved performance."

https://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
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Not to be confused with Classilla: http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:39 pm

I'll tell ya, I feel right at home with all these classics :D
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:00 am

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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:01 am

So that is what RR1 looks like!~

I had tried to get it to run (a windows version), but I never got it to stay open long enough to do anything in it.
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:31 am

bogs

It is obviously time to get your paws on a PPC Macintosh. :D

A little bit early in the game, but there we are.

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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:03 pm

Well, I do still have a **functioning 1980's Mac+, with it's whole 9" B&W screen, MASSIVE 2 megs of RAM, and all the software that came with it, does that count?
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Español: Ordenador Macintosh Plus de 1986 en el MUNCYT de A Coruña.
English: 1986 Macintosh Plus computer at the National Science and Technology Museum (MUNCYT) in A Coruña.
Date 8 February 2014
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:30 pm

does that count?
Well, it certainly counts in terms of putting you in the loony-bin for those who
hang onto old computers just because . . . . :D

But, in terms of tracking the development of xTalk programming environments it does
leave you with a fairly chunky lacuna between then and now . . . .

What is rather good about the G5 iMac is that it runs MacOS 9.2.2 as a "Classic" layer
within MacOS 10.4.11, so you can do almost anything from System 7 until the death of PPC.

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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:29 pm

richmond62 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:30 pm
But, in terms of tracking the development of xTalk programming environments it does
leave you with a fairly chunky lacuna between then and now . . . .
Hey now, it has HyperCard! What more do you want?! :P
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:32 pm

What more do you want?!
First versions of RunRev, Metacard and so on.

Of course one can also fool around with Authorware and so on under Mac Classic.
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Re: John's Gotta New Motor

Post by bogs » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:24 pm

I never heard of 'Authorware', so I'll have to go look that one up :D

I never could lay my hands on the first version of Mc, but I am still looking :roll:
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