[rescue] G3 Score

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Wed Mar 8 14:34:45 CST 2006

>> We just scored a stack of ten beige Power Mac G3s, [...]
> They would make a good room heater :-)

Now now.  They still do everything they ever did.  Computers don't get
slower, y'know, except as measured against user expectations.  I still
have a Sun-3/60 in live use (68020/68881/20MHz)....

> They won't boot anything bigger than 8,000meg (slightly less than 8
> gig),

How *peculiar*.  Do you happen to know where that limit comes from?  An
8G limit wouldn't surprise me (a 24-bit field for a sector number, with
512-byte sectors).  A limit close to that but nearly two hundred megs
under it, though, does surprise me.

> [...]

Heh.  You make me want one. :)  (Yes, I'm kidding.  Mostly.)

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