Re: I just inherited a Macintosh LC II
- From: Joshua Whalen <joshuafwhalen@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:18:39 -0500
Check out www.lowendmac.com for info on your priceless antique.
Please realize that nothing made in the last decade will run on it, but
you can get legacy versions of Eudora (an email app) from
http://www.eudora.com, and Newswatcher (an nntp client), and numerous
other legacy mac apps from:
http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive.html, which is till
operating, in spite of being "officially" closed.
You can also still get system 7 from apple. I believe that's the newest
OS you'll be able to run. You'll need to find the link to it, which is
buried rather deeply. A shortcut is to go to wikipedia, and search for
system 7. Then scroll tot he bottom of the article, and follow the
Somewhere on google groups, there is a stagnant development project for
machttp. That's a webserver that will run on your box. It's as much a
priceless antique as your box, but it was updated earlier this decade by
it's original author and friends, so you can even run a minimalist
webserver off of it.
It's a cool toy if you've never used a mac before. Do realize it's
closing in on it's 20th birthday, though.
In article <2008022412113316807-nospam@nospamcom>,
rezwits <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2008-02-24 00:56:59 -0800, Jamisu <james.skow@xxxxxxxxx> said:.
I checked out the info on
and I have a couple of questions I was hoping someone could answer.
My system has 4MB of RAM. What exactly would I be looking for to
If you want to upgrade that could prove difficult and maybe not worth
it, cause you could get a used G3 iMac.
I see that the hard drive is SCSI. What's the biggest hard drive this
Off the top of my head I would say 4 GB, but those drives are hard to
find. Those were the top of the line back in the day.
Installed on it now is system 7.0.1, but is capable of running 7.6.1.
When I checked out ebay, I found that 7.6.1 is only available on CD.
What model CD drive would be compatible with the LC II? I have an old
AppleCD 300e Plus, but it doesn't have the right type of connector on
You just need a 25 pin to 50 pin cable
If I want to pick up some old games, what specifics should I look for?
Am I wrong in assuming that anything on a floppy will run?
Shanghai is Cool.
Are there any other upgrades I should look into doing? I just want
this machine to run at it's top performance for old time's sake.
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