[NTLK] OT PowerMac G4 500 Mhz AGP
reilly001os at aol.com
Sun May 15 14:27:06 EDT 2011
I've used NCX on both PowerPC and
Intel machines with a serial/USB
adapter (keyspan brand). It seems a
little more stable on PPC, it randomly
quits on my current Intel Mac mini
(10.6) but it is a very usable
connection program for current macs
either as a full time solution (how I use
it) or to bootstrap a newton for wifi.
That being said I agree having a
classic Mac around is probably a good
idea. My basement is home to a
colony of once feral g3's, g4's,
68lc040's and a 68030. A PowerBook
520c with Ethernet transceiver is a
nice choice for a rescue machine or an
iBook g3 (white plastic, early 600mhz
model or below) with USB/serial
adapter, but you can probably get the
520/transceiver cheaper, either will
stow pretty easy till you need rescue.
Sent from my iPod Touch
On May 15, 2011, at 12:42, R A Parker <RAParker at Newted.ORG> wrote:
> True, one may ultimately have to rely on a serial cable connection to restore a bootstrapped Newton. I also use my other Newtons as tools, to help at these times. I have created Loaner Cards for emergencies and, only in the worst cases do I have to step down to a serial connection.
> Beyond that, I recommend every Newton user should have a fully functional Classic Mac at their disposal. The majority of tools and applications available for the Newton started and stopped with the Classic Mac OS. Why limit your Newton experience?
> As for Intel Macs. Well, I haven't arrived there yet. My last purchase was a Dual G5. But stacked on top of that is my trusty old G4-500. I also have (on my other desk) a Performa 6360 running OS9. If I ever get an Intel Mac, I suppose I would be experimenting with the ideas NCX or perhaps an OS emulator.
> I think the end all goal for any Newton user is to become Wireless. Once done, the connectivity and speed of wireless keeps the Newton relevant and useful, at least for me.
> Last week, I installed a WiFi card in my work Win 7 PC. I've turned on ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) to share the Internet coming in on the built-in Ethernet over the WiFi card. My Newton is now able to connect (on demand) through this Ad Hoc WiFi connection. A connection at home, and now a connection at work. Easy.
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> On May 15, 2011, at 8:16 AM, Tony Morrow wrote:
>> One issue is what if your Newton doesn't have NIE and network card/wifi driver installed?
>> The only way to get networking installed would be to use a serial connection or the Newtontalk card loaner program.
>> I just with there was a way to get NCU working on an Intel mac. so far I've been unsuccessful in getting NCU under W.I.N.E to work.
>> I also cannot get Basilisk or SheepShaver to work with my Keyspan serial adapter or configure it to use the wireless card of my computer instead of NAT.
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