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May 4, 2001, 04:33 PM
 
I just got a Mac SE for $5..I have a system disk for Mac OS 6.0.8...should I upgrade to OS 7.1, or will that slow down the system?

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May 4, 2001, 08:01 PM
 
You Could put on it but with that 8-bit 68000 it will be slow. I had a SE and I got it on the net under 6.0.8 using some extensions from 7.1

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May 5, 2001, 05:25 AM
 
I wasn't going to use it for the net, just to mess around with...
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May 9, 2001, 12:43 AM
 
how much ram does it have? don't touch system 7 if it has 2 megs of ram.

for 4..well it'll be shaky..my LC II came w/ 4 megs of ram and seemed alright though
     
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May 9, 2001, 07:58 AM
 
I would keep it with 6.x

7.x seems to slow them down quite a bit.

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May 10, 2001, 04:57 PM
 
Hard drive size is also a major consideration.

SE's originally came with either two floppy drives or a 20 MB hard drive. Either way, you don't get much space to store an operating system. Since a complete system 6 system folder can fit on a floppy, it is more efficient than System 7, which requires at least 5 MB if you have any extensions, fonts, etc. on your computer.

However, if you have a hard drive that is bigger than 20 MB, and enough RAM, it's probably best to at least try system 7, because almost all software made in the last 7 or 8 years requires it.
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May 13, 2001, 04:51 PM
 
I have some SEs, and I believe at least one of them has only 2MB of RAM with System 7.1

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May 30, 2001, 02:31 AM
 
I'm about to get into vintage macs, got a Mac SE all lined up... the problem is there is no system disk!
what shall I do, any suggestions on where I could get one, what I need for making one... anything?

i need all the help i can get.
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May 30, 2001, 03:27 PM
 
Try here

ftp://ftp.uconn.edu/pub/mac/apple_mirror/system/Older_System/System_6.0.x/

and maybe
http://w3.trib.com/~dwood/oldmac.html

for apps and stuff. I hope the second one works -- but I know that the first one works since I just went there.

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