[rescue] power mac rescue

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Mon Mar 22 14:04:36 CST 2004

The 8500 was a great Mac.  Dealing with RAM upgrades was a PITA
due to the interleaving but it was still a great machine and will
run YDL very well.


On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 13:50:33 -0500
Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:

> Well, I just received another free Macintosh. I already have
> over a dozen, with three or four being PowerPCs. The best of
> the lot is a 9100 with a 66MHz cpu in it. It runs my scanner
> nicely.
> This one is a PowerMac 8500/180 with a USB card and an
> additional video card. Included is an Apple Multiple Scan 17"
> monitor, a 100MB Zip drive, 
>   some type of external hard drive, a 56K modem and a few other
>   odds and 
> ends. Only problem is a dead SCSI hard drive, so I have no OS
> on it.
> I'm wondering what suggestions there are for free OSes,
> considering that I think I'd like to try some simple video
> capturing with it. I've been waiting for something that'll
> digitize video to drop into my lap, adn this looks like it'll
> do that. There's video & audio in & out jacks.
> What else should I look for in the box here that might be
> interesting?
> Steve
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