Re: [NTLK] Macintosh Help!

From: Stephen Jendraszak (
Date: Sat Mar 09 2002 - 15:34:53 EST

Begin forwarded message:
> I'm forced to disagree. System 9.1 (the latest you can run on this
> system) is actually faster than versions of 8. They got rid of a lot of
> underlying useless code that had gotten left behind in various updates.
> Plus, having a 7500 (which I use at work, BTW) is a great machine
> because
> it is so upgradable. I suggest finding an upgrade on eBay for cheap.
> An
> old Newer card may only set you back under $100 but can seriouslly
> improve speed. Go for a G3 if you can find it.
> Mark Ross

I'm with Sushi on this. I have run 9 on a PowerMac 6100 and a PowerBook
5300ce (117 mHz 603e). In fact, I still own the PowerBook. OS 8.1 is the
best thing to run on it... speeds things up significantly. It uses
vastly less RAM, takes up less of my limited hard drive space, doesn't
hit virtual memory constantly... it's just faster. However, I must admit
that inspite of this, I am running OS 9 on the PowerBook, because it
networks more simply with OS X on other Macs I work with.


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