[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 11:12:49 CDT 2005

On 6/9/05, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:
> There was an add-on (strap-on?) box that allowed Windows 3.1 applications
> run on a Macintosh a long time ago - it was in the days of the Mac Plus.
> Like the SunPCi product it was an actual Intel CPU, RAM, and BIOS in an
> add-on package that connected to the Mac and put the Windows display on the
> Mac monitor. It was an ungodly box that increased the size of the Mac Plus
> by about 50%, and provided a floppy drive (5 1/4") and maybe even an ISA
> slot. I think it was from a company named Dana, can't remember the name...

Orange made a PCI-slot card with a Pentium CPU that fit into the
PCI PowerMacs.  The funky cable that came with it appears to be
near-unobtanium.  I have one in storage if anyone is interested in a
reverse engineering project.  Orange refuses to give out the specs.

> I'd like to see a PC inthe shape of the Mac Mini, so I could stack them ;^)
> (I heard someone was making such a box, dunno if it will make it to market
> though)

Already out there, I believe.  Iirc, it was announced at E3.


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