Re: [NTLK] [OT] OS 9 help needed.

From: Walter Remson <>
Date: Fri Apr 04 2008 - 01:11:48 EDT

You con do this if like but I would highly recommend that you use
your money on somethings. Here are the reasons.

1. You are trying to "shoe-horn an OS on a computer that was not
hardware to run the OS.

2. Even if you are able to get the OS on your Wallstreet you are
still limited by the CPU and the BUS speed of the logic board.
     Bus speed of 66 MHz as compared to 133 MHz or faster and a CPU
that runs at 266 MHz (unless you upgraded no real benefit)

3. The only purpose the additional memory will add is that it will
allow to "shoe-horn" the OS into memory.

The best example that I can think of is you are trying to run a
Luxury Liner with an small boat outboard motor. It will move but very

On Apr 3, 2008, at 3:36 PM, Jacob Evans wrote:

> Hiya all,
> I have a question also relating to using a Newton with OS 9. Here's
> the deal: I purchased for cheap a PowerBook G3 Wallstreet with the
> intent of running OS 9 within Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) in hopes of
> providing some better integration with my Newton for certain tasks
> (i.e. working with Newton Books, MS Office files, developing Newton
> applications etc.)
> The reason why I'd like to use an older Mac to interface with my
> Newton is because I no longer have any pre-Intel macs in my arsenal,
> and I'd like to take advantage of some of the NCU functions as well
> as be able to move data seamlessly between Classic and OS X.
> After a bit of research, I learned that in order to put Panther on
> this particular PowerBook I have to use a hack called XPostFacto,
> which supposedly has limited serial port support. So before I spend
> more money on memory upgrades and the like, I was wondering if any of
> you have experience with running NCU under Classic on a PowerBook G3
> Wallstreet, and if so, what you'd recommend.
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
> Jacob
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