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Oct 14, 2003, 04:23 PM
 
I'm working on a project for school, in designing a network. In this project, all the Mac's run System 7.

What are the average/low-end specs needed to run System 7 so I can get a better idea of what I'm working with.

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Oct 14, 2003, 08:43 PM
 
Originally posted by fibroptikl:
I'm working on a project for school, in designing a network. In this project, all the Mac's run System 7.

What are the average/low-end specs needed to run System 7 so I can get a better idea of what I'm working with.

Thanks.
Talk about old! Anyway, Sys 7's official specs:
68000 proc, Mac Plus ('86) or better
2MB RAM (late 80s)
4MB HD
Practical specs:
68000, perferrably (much) 68020
4MB RAM
At least 20/30MB HD space total.
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68030 proc, 6MB RAM, 40/60MB HD
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Mac SE, 68000 8Mhz '87
Mac Plus, '86
Mac IIcx, 'late 80s, 16Mhz '020
IIci, late 80s, 25Mhz '030
Quadra 610/650 '040 25Mhz/33Mhz, '93
800 Quad 33Mhz '93
Power Mac 6100, 60-66Mhz, '94
LC 520/550, '030, ??Mhz, '93
LC 575/580, '040, 33Mhz?, '93/'94
Quadra 700, '91, 25Mhz, '040.
Power Mac 7100, 66-80Mhz, PPC 601, '94.
Power Mac 5200/5300, 75-100Mhz, 603/603e.
PM 5400, 6400, 6360, fast 603e, '95/'96
Power Mac 7xxx, '95/'96/'97, proc from 601 100 (7200(, to 604e 2xx Mhz)
Power Mac 8xxx except 8100, '95,'96,'97, proc from 604 1xx, to 604e 2xx
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Oct 15, 2003, 12:55 AM
 
Originally posted by fibroptikl:
I'm working on a project for school, in designing a network. In this project, all the Mac's run System 7.

What are the average/low-end specs needed to run System 7 so I can get a better idea of what I'm working with.

Thanks.
Wow, they must really be giving you the bottom of the barrel, or else there's not school funding where you're at.

At my university they dump the machines every year or two years. I ran a linux group for a while and they would just give us 500mhz machines as many as we could take, this was two years ago, so they wern't that bad then. They had gigahertz dells last year all new, replaced a whole lab with new imacs. Most likely that'll be gone next year for something else new....

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Oct 16, 2003, 01:30 AM
 
Originally posted by Partisan01:
Wow, they must really be giving you the bottom of the barrel, or else there's not school funding where you're at.

At my university they dump the machines every year or two years. I ran a linux group for a while and they would just give us 500mhz machines as many as we could take, this was two years ago, so they wern't that bad then. They had gigahertz dells last year all new, replaced a whole lab with new imacs. Most likely that'll be gone next year for something else new....

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It's fake. We don't have System 7 at all; it's just a project where we design it, but don't actually BUILD anything.
     
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Oct 18, 2003, 01:03 PM
 
Originally posted by fibroptikl:
It's fake. We don't have System 7 at all; it's just a project where we design it, but don't actually BUILD anything.
Then what the hell was the point of your question?

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