[rescue] My latest sort-of rescue after a hiatus
rumbeard at mac.com
Sun Apr 7 08:29:40 CDT 2019
So as folks may or may not know I kind of stopped rescuing systems in 2010
when I moved to Australia and gave many systems to a good home. Sea and Air
freight was huge.
I took a 44P with me, my Quad G5, my Alienware, a Macbook, and my VAX
Over the years since I havenbt had too much extra space and with my wife and
little one priorities shifted, however, I have now added my mid-life crisis
box to the stable.
I started participating in the http://www.nextcomputers.org/index.php
<http://www.nextcomputers.org/index.php> Forums *down right this second
because theybre changing software*
I brought up a Hyper-V OPENSTEP 4.2, which almost worked except for network.
I actually got color S3 graphics working. I moved that disk to VirtualBox on
a PC and got a fully working system except sound stuttered. I moved that to
my OS X Laptop and things were perfectb& then I found Previous and could
emulate a 68K so I built a 3.3 Turbo Color Station and a 4.2 Turbo
NEXTDIMENSION cube. This was fun, but lacked a certainb& ehb&
I used to own a cube. I regret getting rid of it.
So back to the community. I knew of Rob Blessin from Black Hole Inc. for
years and hebs still stomping around the Internet doing NeXT related stuff,
refurbishing systems, and generally making the world a better place for
NeXTies. I saw a forum post go by with an AU and a NZ member and lamented how
hard it was to get a system. Long story short he offered me a great deal on a
system and shipping and I built a perfect system and he shipped it to me
quickly. He has a guy who redoes all the capacitors and batteries and does an
What I got:
Turbo Color 33Mhz 68040 with 128MB 60ns RAM
SCSI2SD card with one 8GB image of NEXTSTEP 3.3 DEV + y2K patches + 100bs of
one 8GB image of the same on OPENSTEP 4.2
Non-ADB Soundbox (new caps)
Y-cable for Soundbox
13W3 to VGA cable adapter
Apparently a single-owner system in original box (University Lab)
He had a batch of boards he was swapping around because the original board
didnbt work so found another missing the BNC which he repaired.
Check out the unboxing here:
Here is another vid he made of a recent find. Larry Ellisonbs original
Turbo Color. This one was sitting in the stack on top of mine during build
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