Mac SE/30 accessories availability?

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Date: Sat Jan 18 05:34:01 2003

On Jan 17, 20:19, Brian Chase wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > It's not just on a system like that. Earlier this week I got my first
> > system, a nice little O2. It's about the crappiest of the O2's, but
> > still a *very* nice UNIX workstation. I thought that it was doing OK
> > surfing until yesterday when I wanted to check something on gamespot,
> > absolutly crawled to a halt trying to render the pages (well the
> > did, the rest of the system was nice and responsive). I swear it took
> > to 10 minutes to get to the third page (the one that had the data I was
> > curious about).

Wow, that must have been some page! I use an O2 at work, and it's
generally pretty good -- but some versions of Netscape are definitely "less
good" than others. It's worth trying to get a recent version, or as an
alternative, I think some versions of Mozila do pretty well.

Make sure the O2 has plenty of memory. Adding 128MB made a huge difference
to mine.

> > I think I'll now run the browser on my Linux box and retarget it to the
> > SGI's desktop (at least until I get an Octane).
> I'll wait to get an Onyx. Actually, the Origin 2000s are quite lovely,
> too. They're still really off topic for this list.

Yes, though so is an O2, really. Actually, an Origin2000 won't run
Netscape much better than an O2 unless there's quite a discrepancy in the
processors. My Origin2000 (8 x R10K _at_ 180MHz) can be outdone (for
Netscape) by a fast R10K O2. And of course most O2000s have no display.
 But if I use an old Indigo Elan for the display, it speeds up
dramatically, compared to using other displays.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 05:34:01 GMT

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