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No retro thread? Shameful.
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>>59981241
You can download Mac OS Classic games and programs at

http://macintoshgarden.org
https://www.macintoshrepository.org

Some of the best titles to have a look at:

MS Office / Word (I think they have up to 2004)
Warcraft II and III
Lemmings (Vanilla, Oh No! More Lemmings, Holiday)
Wolfenstein 3D
Treasure MathStorm

My favorite (although I haven't gotten it to run in an emulator):
Spelunx

If you want to program for Mac OS Classic, you'll want:
MPW (Macintosh Programmer's Workshop)
ResEdit
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>>59981241
Windows ME was comfy as fuck.
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>>59981423
Nice. I've been using winworldpc.com. It's a great site with a good community. I used it to download the Mac OS 9 image for this computer. It's a G4 Cube, through just the board and parts of the metal frame. It was totally trashed when I got it, so it's in a cardboard box under my desk. It works though.

>>59981478
>not using Whistler
Do you even comfy?
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Years, if not a full decade or so, ahead of its time.
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>>59981636
>Whistler
Shit refused to work properly with my vortex2 soundcard.
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>>59981691
Did you try the final version of it?
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>>59981725
As far as I can tell, the one I installed is latest beta drivers - WDM 5.12.01.2559. No luck for me I guess.
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>>59981725
>Final version of Whistler
XP SP3?
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>>59981863
Well that sucks.
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>>59981908
No.
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>>59981725
Oh shit, I just realized you was talking about Whistler version, not Vortex drivers.
My bad.
The one I tried is 2428.
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>>59981660
I miss it. What could have been!
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>>59981660
Haiku OS(opensource BEos) actually runs pretty well.

It even has wifi support which took linux years.

My laptop is running it
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>>59981660
can't imagine ever hearing of something BeOS did that we couldn't already do on NT or *nix platforms for years

or was it a matter of convenience and consistency? still haven't found a system I would consider good enough to run it on to find out
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqHxVAAGKrE
Bumpin` with some nice ass porn.
Gosh I want this Antec case som fucking much.
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>>59981423
This should be the OP for all future Threads
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>>59982628
Comfy. Had a box with similar specs back in the day. Got me through college. Many a Java program written.

Love that case design. Very clean and sleek.

Needs Civ 3 and Age of Empires 2 installed asap.
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>>59981636
No, that community is composed of autistic pussies https://winworldpc.com/winboards/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6612 , forget it even exist and go straight to the library.
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>>59983302
>that community is composed of autistic pussies
Do you know where you are?
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>>59984578
This is not /vr/ retrocomputing.
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>>59981660
>Years, if not a full decade or so, ahead of its time.
Not really, nothing UNIX, AmigaOS or MacOS could not do when it was released.
Totally surpassed by Windows in it's latter years.
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>>59981660
I think you are confusing BeOS with NeXTSTEP
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>>59982628
>nice ass porn
>retro
>Pentium 3
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>>59981241
>be me, 8 years old
>see an SGI system somewhere
>ask for one for my birthday
>find out dem prices
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>>59981478

>WinME
>Not 98SE or 2000

no dawg... just... no.
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>>59981478
Yes.

>>59987625
Shut up.
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>>59987672
Go away Sparky
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>>59981478
>Windows ME was comfy as fuck.
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380ED parties hard
Playing around with some old synth software on windows 98

Debating selling it though desu, its in good enough shape where I could make some decent money on it
But I love it so much
And compared to a lot of other 300 series on eBay, mines in pretty great condition. Feel like I have something sorta special.
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>>59989522
Definitely keep it. Treasures like those are worth more than money to people who like retro computing. Can you install IBM OS/2 on it?
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>>59989620
I can, and did test it, i ended up going with 98 because of pcmcia drivers.
With an IBM etherjet card I can actually shitpost from it in ie5
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>>59989638
I've got some nicer pictures I took a while back for TPG
http://m.imgur.com/a/pguQj

Its one of the more fun ThinkPad refurbs I did
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>>59989638
Neat. Why not dual boot with OS/2?

Also, I tries running OS/2 on a ThinkPad R60 (oldest IBM machine I have) and it booted the first disc fine. Second disc got past hard drive detection and then had an error message, so I guess the R60 hardware is just too new. Sucks being restricted to a VM.
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>>59989695
Only got a 2.1gb hdd
And its only got about 550mb of space left after adding some old games, some music and a few old dos programs like DESI-III
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>>59989734
Why not look into getting a larger hard drive? Is there any reason it couldn't handle a 10GB or something? Wouldn't be expensive either.
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>>59989849
I've thought about it, I've got a 4gb and 8.7gb hdd around, but I liked the idea of the 2.1gb one just because it was one of the original sizes for the 380 lineup
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>>59989903
I'd totally go for a larger hard drive though. You can just do more with it.
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What's the best place to download old MacOS disk images? I installed OS7(iirc) on Basilisk II a while back but it was quite a pain since most of the links I found were on shitty free hosting services that wouldn't allow me to download everything at once.
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>>59990089
A few people ITT have dropped links. Start there and see if you can't find what you're looking for.
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A guy nearby is selling a Mac G4 with the screen for £27

Is it worth snatching up?
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>>59990273
>£27
I'd do it. That's pretty cheap.
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>>59981478
Too unstable
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>>59990273
I'd ask to go 20 for the tower only and just use any monitors/keyboards you already have. Looks like it's a shitty Dell monitor, plus it's a CRT so it'll be heavy as fuck. But yeah, if anything buy the Mac itself. If it's a package deal, still buy it.
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>>59981478
Comfy as a bed made of corpses.
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>>59990398
Necrophiliacs probably like that.
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>>59990363
>>59990299
Thanks for the advice. I'll bear it in mind. And yes, I was planning on trying to get a price without the screen. Might even be cheeky and get him to knock the price down for taking the screen off his hands.
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>>59990489
It'll make a really comfy shitposting machine with Mac OS 9, OS X 10.4, or a PPC Linux or BSD distro.
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>>59983302
Who cares? BetaArchive is literally autism central but I still have an FTP membership there because it's just so goddamn useful and you find shit there that you can't anywhere else.
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>>59990273
Yeah definitely
Even with the monitor 27$ isn't bad

I wish my Craigslist was that good
I'm surrounded by rich white Jewish families that try and sell gtx 480s for 200$
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tfw still can't get my 98 replication theme just right
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>>59992808
honestly it looks better than 90% of the half-asses I see on this board
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>>59989903
I'd stick with the 2.1 until it fails, just because of that.
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>>59990273
ANY G4 tower goes for over $100 on cl/ebay over here so yes.
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>>59987564
I know that feel. Went to work with my dad as a kid, he worked at an oil company and had an SGI, I played around with 3D shit unimaginable on a home computer (early 90s ish).

Later on during the first dotcom crash I scoured eBay and other auction sites for old SGI hardware, but never ended up getting any.
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Awww yeah, dat UNIX power!
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>>59990647
Wish I could get FTP access, but it apparently requires uploading something they don't already have... Motherfucker, if I had shit that rare, I wouldn't need access to your FTP!

What's worse is, I don't see any list of what they're looking for.
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>>59994263
>tfw nothing modern will ever be as comfy as an old UNIX workstation
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>>59994314
Yeah, I don't Understand that rule either.
I Tried to upload a old version of publisher, and they didn't even count it since they "already had it."
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>>59994036
my uncle had an Octane (?) that belonged to his company, wouldn't let me touch it. He did however allow me to play with his other work 'puter, some Sun SPARC rig and I didn't understand why CHIP01.exe wouldn't run on it

those feels mang
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>>59987564
I know your pain. When I was a kid I thought the SGI Indy 2 was the coolest
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Anyone else remember windows 7?
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>>59994435
Yeah. Nobody would like like it if M$ hadn't dropped the ball so hard with 8 and 10
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>>59994435
Not really very retro, but it was a rock solid OS.
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More UNIX
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Can anybody help a brother out and point me toward a download of AIX earlier than version 4.3.3? Alternatively, a C/C++ compiler for AIX 4.x (say, VisualAge)?
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>>59994435
Other than the ugly UI it's better than Vista and XP. Better than than the garbage that is 8-10 as well. Still, it's a botnet piece of shit that isn't retro. If you think it is, you're probably 14 years old.

>>59994496
The only operating systems that MS put out after Windows 2k that are "rock solid" have been the enterprise editions which are still not the greatest for home use. Microsoft has only gone downhill since the 90s.
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>>59981423
I loved me some power pete back in the day.
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>>59994897
>have been the enterprise editions which are still not the greatest for home use.
You sound like the kind of guy who thinks we still live in the 3Dlabs era when someone mentions workstation graphics cards, too. Enterprise-branded versions are identical to their mainstream counterparts in almost every way that matters, at most they might have a few settings tweaked under the hood that don't make a difference to the end user in that use case.
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>>59994982
>Enterprise-branded versions are identical to their mainstream counterparts in almost every way that matters

You can deal with the bloat, general instability, privacy issues, and other bullshit if you want. Especially with Windows 10 you have candy crush and stuff preinstalled with ads in the start menu and file explorer. Enterprise editions of the Windows operating system are much different than the home editions for example. You're a pleb if you use anything else for work. You're a cuck if you use anything newer than Windows XP for personal stuff.
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>>59994785
Are you the guy who was asking about that RS/6000 340 the other day?
If you're content with GNU/shit, seems the internet archive's got you:
http://web.archive.org/web/20090706092605/http://www.bullfreeware.com/listaix43.html

It would still be cool if someone could find some old AIX images for me to add to my archive, though, so I can eventually throw them up to the public.
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>>59995027
>Enterprise editions of the Windows operating system are much different than the home editions for example.
Not really, they just don't come with the consumer-oriented extras. No bundled games on 7, for example. Vanilla 10 Enterprise includes most live tiles, while LTSB strips out pretty much everything.

In all cases, they're the same in every other respect. It's all I've used for years.
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>>59995033
Nope. I've only got a 7011-250

Do you need AIX 4.3.3? That's the oldest I have. I've got 5L as well, but that's pretty common, by comparison.
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>>59982050
It's so weird like Haiku, despite not changing much from the BeOS still feels miles more intuitive and comfy than windows 10 and Linux

If i had a fuckload of money, i'd donate to get it finished desu.

>tfw you can't red hat your favorite OS in to the plane of relevant existance

>>59994435
Apex of modernist comfy desu.
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>>59995084
If you've got any links whatsoever I'd love them. My own RS/6 is dead so I haven't dug that deep into trying to find copies.
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>>59995064
>shit games like solitaire and minessweeper, ads, stupid tiles and additional spying are consumer-oriented extras
Wew.
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>>59995117
Yes?
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So how do you even go about emulating MacOS 9 and the PowerPC versions of MacOS anyway? SheepShaver seems to be uninstallable on modern GNU/Linux distros
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>>59995133
I see why /g/ shits on Windows users so much. You're a bunch of tards.
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>>59995177
I've ran it on Mac OS X and it worked fine. The Windows version also works well. The emulators aren't really the best either. If you want to use it daily, buy an actual PPC Mac.
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>>59995108
I actually don't... I'll have to rip the CDs.

I made a temporary email forwarder. Send me a message here "aix-image-forward at forward.cat", and I'll send you an email once I've ripped them. Maybe I'll put them on Mega or something.
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Guys what if they make Mac OS XI and it has retro aesthetics and modular hardware and no botnet?
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>>59994785
Not sure if this is what you're looking for...

https://winworldpc.com/product/aix
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>>59995238
No, but thanks. That's the version for the PS/2 (x86). I'm looking for regular-old RS/6000 AIX (POWER/PPC).
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>>59995182
>"Enterprise versions of Windows aren't good for home use"
>"They're literally the same"
>a bunch of rambling about bloat that has nothing to do with enterprise versions
>"Enterprise versions don't even ship with that"
>some meme arrowed sentence that makes no sense
It's difficult to understand what you're saying. It's not even really goalpost-moving, it's just a bunch of disjointed rambling from someone who's either poorly baiting or literally knows nothing about the most common desktop platform on Earth.

>>59995214
I'll go make a burner account and send something then, thanks.
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>>59995299
and whoever else emailed me, forwardcat apparently doesn't put an return email in its forwards. You'll need to give me an address to send the message to in the body of your email.
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>>59981478
That messenger icon takes me back
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what do you guys use your old laptops for?
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>>59985857
Yup, deal with it.
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>>59995325
Or maybe it does and I'm an idiot. Whelp...
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>>59995511
Watching old tv shows in bed, messing with alternate operating systems, backup computer if my main computers have an issue, music player
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>>59981478
This was the OS in the "family computer". I was forbidden to try to get started in programming because at the same time my father discovered internet porn and rid the computer with viruses (dumb stuff like big_boobs.exe and his degenerated fetish) and accused my tutorials on BASIC to be the reason the computer kept getting dirty pop ups.

Fucken had to spend my savings in a shitty Asus laptop to finally install Ubuntu 8.04. THIS was a top comfy OS.
>gnome when it was at it's peak
>glorious compiz, wobbly windows and desktop cube
>dank boot melody
>no SJW back then.
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>>59995671
Out of morbid curiosity, how long did you save your money to buy your own machine, and how did your father react when the popups persisted despite you not using the machine?
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>>59995299
Why are you accusing me of rambling when you're the one who doesn't even understand greentexting. You're literally retarded. Fuck off.

>>59995511
Shitposting, talking with friends on IRC, reading the news. Just basic stuff.
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>>59995691
Back then, I (and the other kiddo in my family) was getting like 10 bucks a month that I wasn't spending + birthday money from grandma. Between "fuck this shit I'll get my own machine" and "went to the store and bought it", maybe 2 years and half, if I remember. I tolerated being accused with everything wrong in the computer most of my high school.
The long delay between ME and 2008 was mainly due to me not having the balls to stand for myself and hardware getting outdated in the living room.

As how my father reacted, well, like almost every tech illiterate people. When some "tech boy" who touch your computer, every problem that happens after is his fault.
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>>59995671
>>no SJW back then.
The only downside.
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Got an iMac G4 sitting in my room with a rather curious problem. Dunno if any anon here would have had a similar experience but it's worth asking.

So my iMac G4 is one of the original 15 inch models, the ones that could natively run OS9. When I got it the machine had its ram maxed out to 1 gig however I only found this out when I opened the machine. Why? I found out later that for some odd reason this iMac G4 seemed to only want to address half of the ram that was actually installed in it.

It only gets weirder from here. I spent time fiddling with the ram trying different combinations and even completely different chips pulled from other working machines with no luck. No matter what ram I installed into it the iMac only wanted to address half of that total.

At this point I had basically decided to throw in the towel. 512mb of ram is still more than enough for OS9 anyway.

However a week or so ago something strange happened. I booted up the iMac that day and as usual, checked the system profiler just through force of habit and was dumbfounded to see the machine all of a sudden detected it had 768mb of ram installed. A quick run of apple hardware test later confirmed that one of the ram chips was now being identified in full. I hadn't touched the ram chips for months at this point so this just confused me even more.

To top this whole thing off, a few hours later the mac reverted back to its original behavior of "only addressing half the installed ram" at complete random.

From research I have read conflicting reports. Some people say the ram might be bad, others say iMac G4's are very picky with ram and I might just need to buy the right type of ram, some have said the board may be at fault. Whatever it is I'm stumped.

Has any anon here had a similar issue with an iMac G4 and if so what caused it and how (if you managed to do so) did you fix it?
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>>59995951
SJW = KYS
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>>59996224
Sounds like bad RAM or the slot on the board is messed up. I had a 2006 Intel MacBook and it recognized all 4GB of RAM but was only able to use 2GB or else it would crash. I opened the machine and one of the cards was literally burned. Some of the older Macs kill the RAM for some odd reason. So I replaced the RAM card and it worked fine.
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>>59996510
I'm hoping it's just something as easy to fix as that since I tried other chips on the board that worked fine in my iMac G3 and they all had the same issue in the G4. The only thing I've heard commonly though is that iMac G4's are super picky with ram so it might just be that it doesn't like the ram I've got installed. I'll have to order some tested ram at some point and then see if it likes that.
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>>59996288
Nice memed, my friend.
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>>59989734
>>59989903
Get a CF card with an ATA adapter, it's native and works great. Like an SSD for your old laptop.
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>>59995033
I'm the guy and it was a RS/6000 320, also I bought it, will pick it up later today.

Found a cheap video card for it on eBay too and AUI to RJ45, will be up and running in no time!
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>>59995177
OP here. I decided to set up a VM on my desktop so that I don't mess up the actual install on my G4 Cube for testing programs. Sheepshaver seems easy to use. So I grabbed the 64-bit .deb file from http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/ubuntu and like you said, it wouldn't install. The error said that the version number must start with a number. So here's a fix.

1) Download the .deb file.

2) Go to downloads, right click, and choose "extract here", then rename the extracted folder to "sheepshaver" for simplicity.

3) Go to the sheepshaver folder, then DEBIAN, then open the control file.

4) Find Version and edit it to simply read "Version: 2.3.0.20060514.1-0ubuntu1-amd64".

5) Save the file and close the file browser window.

6) Repack the folder into a Debian package by opening the terminal and typing "sudo dpkg-deb --build /home/insteryourusernamehere/Downloads/sheepshaver" and it will automatically build you an installable .deb file.

7) Go back to the downloads file and double click the newly created sheepshaver.deb and it should install.
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I'm so fucking happy right now!

Got my hands on a Osborne 1, first he power supply was bust, nothing that couldn't be fixed, next was a screen full of garbage, suspect, faulty DRAM, so it was laying in it's parts on the desk for almost a week while new DRAM was on it's way (managed to find the exact same 4116 chips even) and behold, it's alive!
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>>59997849
Nice work.
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>>59997871
Thanks! Another Ozzy back from the death.
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>Athlon XP 2500+
>ASRock K7S41GX
>512MB RAM
>nVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 32MB
>40GB Samsung HDD
>52X LG CD-ROM
>400W Modecom FEEL III (legit,I have pics of it)
>JNC RJA-52 case
Running 98 SE.
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It has Win98SE installed and while it's awesome for most DOS stuff, some games with fast scrolling don't really seem to like the Matrox and produce noticeable hitching. I probably should look for a quicker video card.
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>not AmigaOS
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>>59998160
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>>59998160
What's a good way to emulate it?
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>>59997883
>Athlon XP 2500
>nVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64
But why? Hell, even mx400 was cheap as dirt and was a million times better.
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>>59998176
UAE, either FS-UAE (better accuracy) or WinUAE (more configurable)
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>>59998321
Thanks.
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>>59998246
I had some better cards but they died:

>FX5200 - GPU chipset up in smoke (literally)
>MX440 - won't display anything anymore,will prevent MB from POSTing
>MX400 - won't display anything but will POST successfully
Pretty much the only cards I have that will work are:

>HD3450 - already used in a XP SP3/Pentium 4 2.8GHz machine
>ATi Xpert2000 32MB AGP - used in a silent Pentium 4 2.4GHz machine
>nVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 - used in this current machine

I plan on getting some FX5200/5500 cards. Not the best either but as you said, it might be a lot better than TNT2.
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>>59997849
doing the Lord's work, anon!
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Hows dis?
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>>59998907
Much appreciated! I will post more once I get in fully assembled again, it came with a lot of software!
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>>59998928
css please
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>>59981478
comfy for one week until it shits itself you mean
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>>59998928
I like it.

9/10
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>>59998928
Beatiful! This is an actual windows I suppose? Which version if so?
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>>59999134
w7 cuz rip xp and fuck w10
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>>59999158
>>59998928
Thanks, your screenshots are really inspirational.
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>>59992808
shrink the window bar a little bit and it would be perfect
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>>59999095
http://www.mediafire.com/file/08uc17r9079px3n/4chan-classic-21042017.zip
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>>59999133
How can I get 10/10 anon?
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>>59994367
What is this? Linux? Plz help, I have the same GUI on my OMC at work.
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>>59999236
Windows 2000 icons.
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>>59981241
Got some new toys this weekend.
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>>59998171
source on WB background pls
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>>59999369
That's some sweeeet **** anon!
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>>59999369
muh dick!
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>>59999369
Fucking nice, what hardware is that Octane rocking?
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>>59981423
Is there a good macos 7.x emulator or something to run the old games from my childhood?
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>>60000276
Currently unaware, I'm awaiting an SGI monitor to use it because I'm too cheap to drop 20e on a 13w3 to VGA adapter.
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>>60000331
Shapeshifter/basilisk might be worth a shot, but a lot of games need 256 colour mode, for which they use the system palette, and since Windows uses a different palette map than System 7, it looks like utter fucking garbage.

Just poke around and get yourself a real 68k/PPC mac (anything G3 or older should be safe)
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>>60000357
Thx mate
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>>59999278
CDE, that right there is Solaris
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>>60000000
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>>59995671
>family computer ran ME
>bought laptop and installed Ubuntu 8.04
Jesus Christ how long did you have Windows ME? Ubuntu 8.04 came out in 2008....
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>>60000731
I waited a long time, do the math yourself.
Laptops were fucking expensive in the early 2000s and it would have likely been seized by my parents should I had enough money to get one.

>you've got a grade below average
>the literature teacher keeps complaining about your shitty handwriting
>your father and I will take your "gameboy" (actually a lookalike with only tetris and the frog game in the ROM) away until you correct the problems.
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>>59999369
>Octane
NOICE
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>>60001356
as a parent myself i usually don't judge the parenting of others, but your parents are shit tier. i'm sorry for your past experiences with them, anon.
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>>59995842
I understood your greentexting, just not what it had to do with anything. Yes, consumer sheep get the bloat, what's your point? Is that really a necessary requirement to use the operating system to the point that its absence makes it not suitable for home use? Not really.
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>>60000333
Check the model number on the back, usually tends to at least tell you what processors are in it.
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>>60002141
This also makes no sense. Learn Engrish.
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>>59999187
Like this?
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>>60002546
Almost there but that green isn't the right one.
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used to use pic related while working as a ATM field technician
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>>59999369
>SGI Octane

Home invasion time.
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>>60002698

OS/2 was the standard for ATMs and banking for a looooooong time.
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>>60002506
Stop shitposting.
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>>60002723
im sure that in the country where i am from there are still some of them using x.25
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>>59999158
Did you replace the navigation buttons?
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>>59994982
The difference has increased dramatically with Windows 10.
Windows 10 is full of bloatware, adware, nagware and pointless restrictions you didn't have before.
However Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB has none of those things. It still suffers from a lot of the other Windows 10 problems, but the difference between that and something like Windows 10 Pro (which does not seem to be aimed at the professional market in any way (installing minecraft and candy crush automatically??)) is tremendous.
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>>59998369
IIRC the Geforce6 cards were the last to have Win98 drivers. I have an AGP 256MB 6200 and a 256MB FX5500 (also AGP) sitting in my box-o-video cards.

I have a 2GHz P4 that I'm going to set up as a retro machine with my Matrox Mystique 220/Rainbow Runner and maybe see if I can find a Voodoo card to go with it.
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>tfw a single guy on 4/20 donated $42017 to Haiku
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>>59995511
Paperweights, basically.
I wish I had the time to do something useful with them, but I tend to just use my T420 for everything, since it's powerful and runs Debian so there's nothing I'd really need another laptop for.
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>>60002873
Proof? I don't see that in their donation stats.
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>>60002904
The donation stats are from April 3rd.
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>>60002868
Well, I'll just see what I can find. As long as it has 98SE support I am happy.

Also,I might try building a ME machine as well..

I have a ECS/PCChips KT266A DDR/SDR motherboard, some noname 512MB RAM, a WDC 8GB drive,a generic Realtek RTL8139D NIC and a Sempron 2600+ Skt462 CPU. I'll just need a GPU and I'm all set. For this one, I might actually try and repair that old MX400 and get it to display stuff on my LCD.
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>>60003132
>For this one, I might actually try and repair that old MX400 and get it to display stuff on my LCD.

It probably needs to be recapped. My FX5500 needs new caps 'cause it's only stable for about 10 minutes then shits all over itself. I think the 6200 may need a cap job as well 'cause the last time I had it running it was acting a bit weird.
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>>60002803
Oh yeah, I'm fully with you, all I'm saying is that the lack of the additional shit like live tiles, advertising, etc. doesn't make much of a difference for "home users" that don't give a shit about it anyway.
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>>60002895
I have an Compaq Armada E500 laying around. It's really nice for playing some games on it. P3 650MHz,128MB RAM, a 10GB HDD (I think,it might have a 20GB one,but I don't exactly remember right now) and it runs 98SE.

Also,pic quite related to thread. My pile of motherboards. Some work and some don't.

>>60003200
Nah, it's some SMD resistors broken off near the VGA port,on the underside.
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>>60003132
>>60003200

forgot to add, key a watchful eye on the VRM caps on those old boards, especially pcchips stuff. I think I've had to recap every single Athlon XP and P4 board I've owned... Yeah, thinking about it I did have to recap every one of them. I had an MSI K7 Master-S that didn't show any real signs of needing to be recapped but had an issue where I would plug in my Korg K25 keyboard via USB and it would start to shit all over itself. I couldn't figure that one out until one day when I noticed a cap bulging. Recapped, then plugged in the Korg and it worked flawlessly.

Basically, take a look at all of the caps on your mobo, taking an especially close look at all of them on the agb and pci slots. Your issues with those Geforce4 cards may just be bad caps on the board.
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>>60003446
That GF4 is already recapped.

As for the motherboard (the actual model is Matsonic MS8137C+ - another ECS rebrand) I haven't had any issues with any ECS-based board that used OST caps. G-Luxon however...that's another story. (also fuck G-Luxons, I lost a really nice SD-RAM KT133A board because of them - ECS K7VZA rev3.0,had universal AGP slot)
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>>60002927
then how do you know?
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>>59981478
so sad deviant art is not the same ;_;
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>>60003285
Those ATI mobile chips Compaq liked to use in their Armada systems are surprisingly good, at least better than I expected. My M300 kicks ass.
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Need some help anons. Trying to get as close as OS 9 as I can but there's a few issues.
- No good iconsets from classic mac os
- Cursors are only available for windows
- Cant make directory menu say thunar or files
If I could solve these issues I'd be golden.
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Anyone here remember the little scene around modding xp, like opening up Explorer.exe, AIM and I.E. in a hex editor? Anyone have any screenshots from that shit?
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>>59997641
Bumping with the IBM RealShitbrick/6000
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>>60006091
>660W PSU
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>>60005605
There are theming programs for classic MacOS, can't remember the names but I'm sure there are
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>>60006270
Yeah I know but what I'm looking to do is transform XFCE into the look and feel of MacOS 9
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>>59997641
I've been skimming a bunch of magazine articles on workstations lately and got things mixed up.
>>60006091
>>60006114
That thing looks loaded, real nice. Wonder if you could get someone to make a new key for it, too, don't think they use anything special if I remember right.

Surprised at the PSU wattage, the early POWER modules were some real shit.
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>>60006763
>That thing looks loaded, real nice.
Loaded for sure, ethernet, two SCSI controllers and a 8 way RS-232 card, gonna swap the RS-232 card out for a graphics card when it arrives.

>Wonder if you could get someone to make a new key for it, too, don't think they use anything special if I remember right.
I already took the pins out of the lock, so I can just use any small key/screwdriver with it.

It boots fine as much information I can get off the 3 digit display, I might try to see if I can get access over serial.

>Surprised at the PSU wattage, the early POWER modules were some real shit.
It surprised me too, it's also a massive machine, way bigger than the pictures made it seem when I first looked at it.
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>>60006990
That's some good shit, hope you enjoy it. Wonder if IBM ever made some matching external drive enclosures to put those SCSI controllers to use, that thing would make a nice centerpiece for a retro network.
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>>60007181
>That's some good shit, hope you enjoy it.
Thanks, I will!

>Wonder if IBM ever made some matching external drive enclosures to put those SCSI controllers to use
Just what I was thinking to put the second SCSI card to use too, else I'll just settle for a random hard drive or optical drive.
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>>60007204
>Just what I was thinking to put the second SCSI card to use too, else I'll just settle for a random hard drive or optical drive.
Go with Bernouli/Syquest/MO or whatever for maximum aesthetic.
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>>60007267
The bigger problem right now is, that the graphics cards I could find are only 3W3 with Sync-on-Green, it's not a major problem, I do have several LCDs with Sync-on-Green support, but I doubt any of the CRTs I have supports it.

Then again, I think even building an adapter myself shouldn't be too hard to just convert it to VGA.
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>>60002600
Much better. Plus I made an ME theme which is just modifying the gradient on the title bar, since only some of the 98 screencaps have gradients, but all ME screencaps do.

>>60005605
>>60006512
I'm not sure about XFCE, but I was hoping to do something like this. I was thinking on starting a new panel project that replicates OS X's global navigation. Though it will most likely end up just being a really modified GNOME panel. I have so many projects on backorder I can't really start it right now though.
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>>60005605
https://github.com/grassmunk/Platinum9
XFCE and pretty close.
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>>60007535
>new panel project that replicates OS X's global navigation
I'd love you for this, but maybe base it more on MacOS 9's.
You could start with XFCE's panel as a base since its super lightweight
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>>60008446
NineIcons is super limited sadly, and doesn't have a monochrome generic bitmap iconset to fall on.
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>>60008450
I like XFCE more than GNOME, but GNOME is easier to develop for I think. Ideally I'd do both because I want there to be alternatives, or my own panel... but I barely have any idea of what I'm doing. Don't get your hopes up.

>>60008474
I'll see what I can do. Should be as simple as grabbing the icon files from a install of MacOS 9 and then converting them, I hope.
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>>59981241
how does this 95 theme i've been playing with look. I think it's surprisingly better than I'd expected.
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>>60009068
Start button too small. System tray is dicked.
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>>59998160
I would get a X1000 or X5000 if they weren't so expensive for shit specs.
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>>60009068
closer than anything else in this thread but no perfect.
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Got a IBM PS/1 486SX and a P2 machine. Trying to get them working as old game computers, but the 486 needs more RAM.

1/3
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>>60011532

2/3 P2 machine
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>>60011581

3/3 some specs of the P2 comp
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>>59981478
Anyone who says windows ME is shit is just spewing out memes.
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>>59999369
>everyone's jerking off to the shitty low-spec Octane and nobody cares about one of, if not /the/ best desktop form factor SPARC systems money can buy today
(still want both of them anyway)
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>>60011532
>>60011581
so cute!
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>>60012424
i actually used this as my main desktop back in 1993 until 3.11 came around. got an old 286 machine from my cousin and i learned myself qbasic on it.
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>>60011609
I'm using a monitor very resembling yours (mine is 4:3 and have an ugly scar on the panel).
My colors are all washed out and I have very poor contrast. Also, this monitor burns my eyes when I use it for too much hours in a row.
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>>59981423
Why would anyone want to program for an OS no one uses?
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>>60014038
for fun?
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>>59981478
>MGS2
I hope you didnt try playing that with keyboard+mouse
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>>60011532

I always keep RAM from old machines, how much do you need?
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>>60016148
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>>60014126
I beat it back in the day on 800x600 with M+B
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>>60016148
Are you trying to go blind with that disgusting green?
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>>60019182
Maybe hes colorblind?
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>>60007535
Those look so off
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Just did some wire management on my old Pentium 4.

Tip: The HDD is on the back of the case.
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>>60020233
Vacuum your carpet plz
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>>60020233
Where's the southbridge heatsink?
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>>59981478
ME ran Fucking great for me back in the day. Fastbooting too, I think by ME they no longer used full DOS to launch windows. It was interesting, shame it got the meme it did.
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>>60020298
>Windows ME is a continuation of the Windows 9x model, but with restricted access to real mode MS-DOS in order to decrease system boot time.[7] This was one of the most unpopular changes in Windows ME, because applications that needed real mode DOS to run, such as older disk utilities, did not run under Windows ME (although the system could either be booted into real mode DOS using a bootable Windows ME floppy disk or the configuration could be tweaked manually to re-enable access to the underlying MS-DOS)
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>>60020290
It wasn't supposed to be there in the first place. The mark you see is because I first applied thermal paste and then applied superglue to have it stick to the MB. I did this way back so that it wouldn't fry. (the motherboard came with a hot-as-4th-layer-of-hell 3GHz Prescott HT - even with the heatsink on, I chose to replace it with a 2.8GHz Northwood for the safety of the motherboard and power supply (which is built from various parts)
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>>60020348
>I first applied thermal paste and then applied superglue to have it stick to the MB
>what is thermal adhesive
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>>60020383
At the time I didn't know about it.

Anyways, why does it matter? The motherboard seems to work fine at this moment.
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>>60020233
What is that green and flat cord and where does it go?
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>>60020441
>what is this SATA cable and why does it go to the front of the machine as OP said that's where the drive is
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>>60020484
>front
back
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>>60020233
where da ISA sluts at yo? that shits too young
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>>60020484
Damn, didn't even consider it being SATA. I guess I thought that SATA was even newer than that
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>>60020568
Bitch please, SATA is 2003 and it's outdated already.
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>>60020441
That is the SATA cable (I wrapped it in green electrical tape around it because it was a bit worn, and now it looks better) and it goes behind the motherboard tray, where I wrapped a SATA laptop harddrive (80GB Hitachi) around the DVD-ROM's IDE cable. The drive is working and is detected in BIOS, and will successfully load Windows XP SP3.

>>60020526
>where da ISA sluts at yo? that shits too young

>865PE chipset
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>>60020579
>865PE chipset
It has ISA support, that motherboard just lacks the slots
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>>60020575
>2003
>tfw you still consider SATA to be new
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>>60020589
Any motherboard that had 865PE and ISA usually had a separate Winbond or ITE controller for it. So it's not native.
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>>60019955
It's just the font,. I can't get it right.
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This is an interesting channel if you didn't already know about it:
https://www.youtube.com/user/philscomputerlab/videos

He builds and benchmarks old computers.
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>>60020679
Its also the window borders. They need to be slightly smaller and MUCH sharper. The font rendering in general needs to be much sharper
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>>60020679
>>60020808
Also Window controls need to be sharper
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>>60020649
anything with SATA, DDR2, or PCIe is recent to me even though it's pretty old

doesn't really feel like PCs have changed much at all since around 2005 beyond the numbers and further integration of components
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>>60022117
Yeah, SATA and PCIe are still relevant.
SATA is slowly starting to die because of PCIe taking over as the storage interface, but probably will still be around years after it's discontinued by main retailers because of infrastructures.

Shit has changed over the last decade and half, multi threading is more relevant now but else there haven't been any major leaps, there are rumors that Intel is developing a new memory architecture, that combines local storage with RAM, that would be a leap for sure, until then, it's basically "legacy" systems all around.
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>>59981423
I want to play Harry the handsome executive.
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>>59999196
>http://www.mediafire.com/file/08uc17r9079px3n/4chan-classic-21042017.zip
Dumb question but how do you implement this?

Is there a simple way, like making an html page for 4cahn / g/ and then clicking on file within the folder?

I haven't down CSS/XHTLM since before html5,
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>>60022391
Open page settings, top right corner
Tick custom CSS
Copy paste it there
Save
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>>59999196
>>60022391
I made a pastebin out of it

https://pastebin.com/U704CwZv

credits to original author
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>>60020233
>Thinking NetBurst is retro
>Using NetBurst ever
>Rage 128 in a DDR P4 build

Underages get out
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>>60022800
kek
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>>60022800
this
dont we have this general agreement that 2000 and older is /retro/?
As soon as you hit P4 and shit thats no longer retro.
A P3 i can still see as retro, but thats borderline.
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>>60023063
where is the shift though? at some point P4 will likely be old enough to be considered retro.

SNES were pretty much considered retro in the 2000s already when it was 15 years old... just saying.
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Here's a screenshot from an old 1ghz athalon tower I picked up recently

I put Windows ME on it
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>>59981478
You know what would really complete the aesthetics? These: web.archive.org/web/20160609092016/http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-media-player-skins#t1=all
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>>60022800
>>60023063
we have this discussion in every thread

if all you want to do is jerk off to how old you are or whatever, then go to >>>/vr/ where the complaining about what defines "retro" and the attempts to restrict discussion along those lines was one of the chief reasons their retro threads were shitty, stale and boring

/g/ retro threads are usually just general catch-alls for old shit that isn't frequently discussed on this board, not only things that you had as a kid

pedantic groveling is cancer beyond measure
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>>60025644
This.
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I was given a Power Mac G3 B&W, what's a comfy linux to put on it to watch Chinese cartoons and shitpost? Mint seems janky and lubuntu seemed very unstable.
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>>60025784
OpenBSD is probably the better alternate choice at this point.

But I don't think any operating system is going to make that use case fly on an old G3 system running PC100 and off-chip cache, so it's obligatory for me to say you'd probably get more fun out of OS 9 on it.
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>>59982050
To be fair, Haiku took years to get WiFi support as well.
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>>60025896
I have no clue what to do with it. I hadn't had much interest in retro computing, hardly any in PPC, so Im quite lost with all of this stuff and from what I've read, It all seems like a mess. What would I have most fun doing on this and what kind of stuff should I expect to e able to do out of this machine??
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>>60025784
>>60025937

You can easily watch your chinese cartoons and shitpost on OS X Tiger. Just dl an ISO
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>>60025644
I'm only 20 years old, a P4 still isn't retro since they're post y2k and still kinda just "windows xp era shit"
They're just not that old. I can't look at my ThinkPad g40 and call it retro.
Is it old? Yeah that bitch is nearly 15 years old now.
Is it retro? Not at all.
Even a Pentium 3 is kind of on the edge of retro.
I just barely consider my 380ED to be retro, since that's only 1997. Plenty of people here have hardware from way before that.
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>>60025487
>GeForce 3 Ti 200

My nigga. The computer my family finally upgraded our win 3.1 machine to had one of those. Shit was able to play games for ages and ages without feeling too slow.
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>>60026037
who gives a shit, I'm not trying to argue what is or isn't "retro" with you, I'm telling you that it doesn't matter for shit
if you don't want to talk about it, don't reply to it, the relative absence of dullards putting people down to feel good about otherwise trivial parts of themselves is one of the best parts of these kinds of threads
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>>60026118
Woah... That's the same backstory as me

My dad kept around his AT clone running Windows 3.1 until he upgraded to a WinXP Dimension 8200 with that exact card in it.
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>>60025937
Check out >>59981423
Pre-X Mac OS probably has one of the most well-archived commercial software bases in existence, if you ask me. There's tons of options for general productivity, content creation, media production, number crunching, development, games, god knows what else the Macintosh Garden has archived, the list goes on. It's just a matter of surfing the archive and picking up whatever you'd like and messing with it, see if you get any fun ideas.

>>60026000
I sure as fuck wouldn't run Tiger on one of those, especially if I'm expecting to play high resolution video on top of it. It would be an excruciating experience with less software options anyway.
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I just tried installing MS-Office on my Dosbox Windows 3.1 install.

>You don't have SHARE.EXE
Looking into it, Dosbox doesn't support it apparently.

I guess I'll mess around with QEMU or VirtualBox tomorrow.
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Enjoy one of the oldest DE's for linux
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>>60026584
I tried doing that a looong time ago (more than 10 years ago)

I never got it to work. I don't think it's possible
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>>60009068
i have improved the theme a bit. i fixed the start button and now i have the traditional command prompt startup text in the terminal. Rate?
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>>60026720
turn off the shadows and it's a solid 10/10
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>>60026788
i have no clue whatsoever how i would go about doing that, will have to look it up. thanks btw, i've been obsessively working on this theme for 3 days now.
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>>59995671
>his degenerated fetish

So what was was his degenerated fetish?
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I just found one of these at a thrift store for $5.

What does /retro/ think?
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>>60023063
I'd still consider PPC stuff made after 2000 to be retro because it's not very well supported or widely used. PPC is kinda dead for consumer stuff now. It basically has the same sort of support as pre-2000 Intel hardware or ARM, despite being more powerful. But I do see where you're coming from with the P4.

>>60025784
An early OS X version like 10.2-10.4 or Debian.

>>60026641
CDE is pretty cool. I'm running Debian 9 right now so I'm sure someone has already compiled a version of it. I think I'll try and install it later.

>>60026720
Not bad.

>>60027831
Are those the camera that take 3.5 inch floppies? Neat find. Does it work?
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>>60027831
It looks cool, but there is nothing aesthetic about the images old digicams produce.
Film looks much better.




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