[NTLK] Advice needed on what to keep for Newton

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 9 02:30:59 EST 2017


Two things to add, RE: Previous Apple IIc email—

1) One workaround for timestamp on AppleWorks 2.0 (on the IIC with AE Z-RAM Ultra III card) is to use 99 (1999). This allows system startup, but is obviously inaccurate. I forgot to mention that…and;

2) Regarding what to keep for your Newton connection: I’m using a Mac SE/30 which has a 68030 CPU, so less than a PowerPC is possible. I’d guess the PowerBook 145B would be ideal, as it also runs 7.6.1. (I’m running 7.5.5 with the SE/30, as that’s as high as it will go without a IIsi or IIfx ROM.) The 145B has an Apple serial port, so a USB dongle arrangement would not be necessary as with the PowerBook G4.

Hope that’s a help.


> On Feb 8, 2017, at 11:49 AM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> OK, I'm trying to downsize and have started going through my various old
> computers, peripherals, cables, software, etc. with disposal in mind. But I
> want to still be able to use connect my Newton so I'm asking for advice.
> My CURRENT operating computers are:
> iMac mid-2011 with Mac OS El Capitan
> MacBook Air mid-2011 with macOS Sierra
> iMac G5 ALS with Mac OS Leopard
> PowerBook G4 (15" 1.33GHz) with Mac OS Leopard
> My retired computers are:
> iMac G4 (Flat Panel)
> iMac G3 Rev B (Bondi Blue)
> SuperMac C500 w/Sonnett G3 card
> PowerBook 145B
> Macintosh LC w/IIe Card
> Apple IIc w/ Applied Engineering Z-RAM Ultra III card.
> So, which of the current units would be best to use with my MP2100? I'm
> leaning toward the PowerBook G4
> Also, would the PowerBook 145B or Mac LC work or is a PowerPC Mac the
> minimum required?
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "I think, therefore I Mac"
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