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Need quick advice: best updates for PowerBase200
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Jul 4, 2002, 06:35 PM
 
This is related to my other post here.

What are my best software-based updates for an old PowerBase 200 clone? It's running OS 8.6 now (not 8.6.1 - I can't find that updater). I think it has QuickTime 4, not sure which rev. I've got Netscape 4.79. The damn thing only has 96MB of RAM and Internet Explorer kept complaining about lack of memory. I've got Outlook Express 5.02, which runs fine. And I've got Toast 4.1.2.

Are there good web sites for finding updates for older systems and clones? I haven't really done much of this - I've always got an up-to-date system.

Any advice would be helpful, but I'm looking mainly for free or dirt cheap upgrades.

Thanks.
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Jul 5, 2002, 02:33 AM
 
What do you want to do with it? It all depends...

You can't find 8.61 because it doesn't exist.

To fix IE5, highlight it, get info, click the popup menu and go to "Memory", and change the number in its "preferred" memory field to something higher.

Toast 5 is nice. You might want that. But... I don't know.

Other than that... OS9, maybe? But it isn't free. Quicktime 5 is.

I really don't know what you want to do though...
     
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Jul 5, 2002, 12:11 PM
 
Hi Zoom,
Check out <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com" target="_blank">versiontracker</a> . It has a searchable database of software updates for OS9 and OSX (system updates as well as commercial, freeware and shareware updates). The nice thing is that it is updates daily, it links to the vendor's site, and there are user reviews of the updates.
good luck,

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Jul 5, 2002, 12:12 PM
 
I forgot, there is also <a href="http://www.macupdate.com/" target="_blank">MacUpdate</a>

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Jul 5, 2002, 05:27 PM
 
Thanks, guys - I was aware of both sites, but there are tons of things I could update, I was just looking for the "must have" items. Anyway, I'll poke around and see what looks good. I'm still open to suggestions, tho.
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