[rescue] suggestions on the ultimate Mac OS 9 system?

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at mac.com
Thu Mar 17 08:56:34 CDT 2011

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:35:30 +0000, Mark Benson <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 Mar 2011, at 20:31, Jerry Kemp wrote:
>> With the up coming release of Mac OS X 10.7/Lion this summer, and yet
>> the loss of another major feature, i.e. the ability to run OS X PPC
>> code, has got me to thinking about looking for a long term Mac OS 9
> For me it'd probably be a G4 Digital Audio or Quicksilver machine with a
> Dual module tossed in it.

I would contend that, even given it's limitations, a G4 cube is a
pretty spectacular system for Mac OS 9.  I have a G4 cube with a
single 1.5gHz 7447 G4 CPU, 1.5gb of RAM, a GeForce 6200 256mb card,
and a 250gb modern HDD.  I also have the older (but accelerated in OS
9!) GeForce 3 Ti card.  I have the system enclosed in a PowerLogix
PowerCube enclosure.

The only real limitation on this system is the lack of gigabit
ethernet.  The module _does_ exist, but as far as I am aware, only
single-digits were ever produced, as engineering samples.

Anyway, the above system runs OS 9 perfectly.  And, if you're an
appreciator of cubes, it's one of the most attractive and small

- Alex

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