[rescue] Mac rescue

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Thu Jun 12 11:19:37 CDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 11:09:08AM -0400, John Ruschmeyer wrote:
> A good place to look is the LowEndMac site (http://www.lowendmac.com).
> IIRC, we are talking about 5400s and 5260s. If you can get a 5400, go for
> it. It is a decent first-generation PCI-based Mac. It is upgradeable to a G3
> via the L2 cache slot. Besides the classic MacOS, it should also run
> LinuxPPC nicely (assuming enough memory/disk).
> OTOH, the 5260 is considered a "Road Apple" because of a very convoluted
> architecture (see the description on LEM). Some people like them, but figure
> on running only the classic MacOS with some performance limitations.

My only suggestion re the 5260 is "run".  They are slow as can be.

Really a pathetic machine, rather than being a Road Apple they should
name it the ultimate insult - a Packard Bell.


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