OS Suggestions - Mac Quadra 800

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Mon Oct 11 03:22:20 2004

Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> > Scored this from the local "cleanup week", sans monitor, keyboard and
>> mouse.
>>> Has the DayStar Digital 100 MHz PPC upgrade board installed. Now,
>>> what do
>> I
>>> do with it? I have a keyboard and mouse on the way.
>>> I have plenty of "standard" PC VGA monitors. Will these probably work?

   You need a cheap ($10-25) adapter, but yes.

> I'm guessing A/UX is *totally* out of the question, and that even NetBSD
> or Linux wouldn't run either, but I might be wrong about the last two.

   I'd probably go with NetBSD, even if I had to dump the Daystar
processor. I know it will run on the Q800, but I'm not sure about the
PPC upgrade. With 48MB of RAM, MacOS is going to be excruciating. A/UX
is fun, but not well suited to surfing in the modern world.

Received on Mon Oct 11 2004 - 03:22:20 BST

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