Re: [NTLK] Switching to OS X 10.5 and the Newton

From: Morgan Aldridge <>
Date: Mon Jan 07 2008 - 09:00:54 EST

On 1/7/08, Marcus Hammerschmitt <> wrote:
> At 02:16 07.01.2008, you wrote:
> >or justcreate a separate WiFi network using its built-in AirPort Extreme
> >card.
> I think this looks like a promising way to do this, since my 2100s are
> both WiFi-ready. Should be easy enough to replace Hiroshis old
> driver with the new, unlocked version. AirPort Extreme can be easily shut off
> and switched on again?

Very. There's an AirPort menu extra in the right-hand side of the menu
bar by default which has an on/off option, lets you create a network
(if you want to share your Internet connection, that's in System
Preferences, but still just a button and a check box away), or choose
a network.

> >BlueTooth also works well for installing small packages and
> >sending small bits of data back and forth.
> Since you're using both: can you tell me something about
> the transfer speeds we're talking here? I have a Pico
> card also and tested it once with success.

Well, with Blunt and the Pico I get about 2KB/sec. I generally use it
for importing & exporting notes and calendar & dates data, so that's
more than fast enough.

If installing a package that's 100K or more, then you definitely
notice how slow it is. If you're doing much of that (e.g. your MP3s),
then you'll want to use WiFi.

> >This is definitely a good question. Many people use Basilisk II
> ><> on Mac OS X to
> >run NTK, so you could do it manually that way.
> NTK was just awful on XP. I'd rather buy a separate mp3-player, though
> I hate the idea.
> >A custom mp3 wrapper utility for Mac OS X should be able to be made
> >easily enough.

Definitely understand. :)

> As a non-coder I don't know the first thing about doing this. Anybody in
> here tempted to give it a go?

I'm tempted as I really want to play with the MP3 functionality, but
it wouldn't bubble up to the top of my long list for a while. :(

Morgan Aldridge

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