Re: [NTLK] Macintosh Help!

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Sat Mar 09 2002 - 18:17:38 EST

on 09/03/02 15:34, Stephen Jendraszak at wrote:

> 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.

Don't forget that OS 9 is the OS that is the most "native" of them all. 8.1
and 8.6 still have significant portions that are written for 68K, which
means a trip to the emulator every now and then...


Laurent Daudelin            <>
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