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What can I do with this 605 and 610?
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Dec 7, 2001, 09:52 PM
 
What can I do with these Quadra 605 and 610's?

[ 12-07-2001: Message edited by: gfxgeek ]
PowerMac G4 450mhz 256mb RAM 2/26gb HD RagePro128 Internal Zip OS X.1
iMacDVSE Graphite 500mhz 256mb RAM 30gb HD OS X.1
Macintosh SE 1mb RAM 2/800k FD OS 6.0.3
Macintosh Quadra 610 25mhz 4mb RAM 230mb HD OS 7.1
Macintosh Quadra 605 25mhz 4mb RAM 80mb HD OS 7.1
     
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Dec 8, 2001, 11:12 PM
 
I'll have 'em

Use them as routers and servers; mail server, file server, web server, whatever.

What kinda specs do they have?
     
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Dec 8, 2001, 11:50 PM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:
<STRONG>What kinda specs do they have?</STRONG>
I'm betting the specs are a lot like this:

From gfxgeek's sig file:

Macintosh Quadra 610 25mhz 4mb RAM 230mb HD OS 7.1
Macintosh Quadra 605 25mhz 4mb RAM 80mb HD OS 7.1
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 12:18 AM
 
Install BeOS. Gape.

Probably too slow to use as MP3 players. too slow.

Use as very-low demand servers.
Actual conversation between UCLA and Stanford during a login on early Internet - U: I'm going to type an L! Did you get an L? S: I got one-one-four. L! U:Did you get the O? S: One-one-seven. U: <types G> S: The computer just crashed.
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 12:19 AM
 
Oh yeah.

BASH EM!

(This is the most fun suggestion. Ever wanted to see what an HD looks like? Take it apart. Use it as wind chimes. Take that old CPU and solder it to a coffee mug. Smack the power supply witha baseball bat. Baically, kill the computer.)
Actual conversation between UCLA and Stanford during a login on early Internet - U: I'm going to type an L! Did you get an L? S: I got one-one-four. L! U:Did you get the O? S: One-one-seven. U: <types G> S: The computer just crashed.
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 12:40 AM
 
Originally posted by cdhostage:
<STRONG>Install BeOS. Gape.

Probably too slow to use as MP3 players. too slow.

Use as very-low demand servers.</STRONG>
Will BeOS actually run on these machines? If so where can I get an old build that will?
PowerMac G4 450mhz 256mb RAM 2/26gb HD RagePro128 Internal Zip OS X.1
iMacDVSE Graphite 500mhz 256mb RAM 30gb HD OS X.1
Macintosh SE 1mb RAM 2/800k FD OS 6.0.3
Macintosh Quadra 610 25mhz 4mb RAM 230mb HD OS 7.1
Macintosh Quadra 605 25mhz 4mb RAM 80mb HD OS 7.1
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 05:20 AM
 
BeOS only run on PCI-based Power Mac !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 02:05 PM
 
Originally posted by MacMonster:
<STRONG>BeOS only run on PCI-based Power Mac !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</STRONG>
That's what I thought, thanks. What about an old 68k Mame. Such as thing out there?
PowerMac G4 450mhz 256mb RAM 2/26gb HD RagePro128 Internal Zip OS X.1
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Macintosh SE 1mb RAM 2/800k FD OS 6.0.3
Macintosh Quadra 610 25mhz 4mb RAM 230mb HD OS 7.1
Macintosh Quadra 605 25mhz 4mb RAM 80mb HD OS 7.1
     
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Dec 11, 2001, 08:20 AM
 
Originally posted by -Q-:
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Der... *slaps self*

Thanks. I don't read sigs, given the crap they usually contain

They'll do just fine as routers/firewalls...
     
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Dec 14, 2001, 11:03 PM
 
I'm not sure about 68k MacMame- but you could put netBSD on the suckers and run Mame that way.

At least I think. I don't actually know anything to back that up, I just guessing it's a posibility.

To be perfectly honest- this is my 50th post, and I finally get to move from "New Member" to "Member" so I'm reaching for something to say.

But it's worth checking out.

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Dec 16, 2001, 09:51 PM
 
um, how about doorstops? : )
     
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Dec 21, 2001, 07:51 AM
 
Yea I think they're pretty useless. It's kinda sad too that 68k macs are so worthless nowadays. Most PPC Macs can at least be used for something, but not 68k macs. I think there's some BSD versions that you can run on them, but I'm not sure what you'd want that for.

What really bothers me is that the damn things can't play mp3s. I find it really hard to believe that a 68k processor isn't powerful enough to decode an mp3, if it doesn't give processor time to ANYthing else. Oh well. My LCII is currently in peices in my basement. I guess I'll toss it someday. Kinda sad. . .
     
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Dec 21, 2001, 09:01 AM
 
Donate them to charity. SOunds hooky but People need them. I bought a LC2 for $3 (everything included) and gave it to my future niece whos 4. She loves it! Loaded it with some educational software and it works great.
What an investment!
     
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