OS Suggestions - Mac Quadra 800

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_floodgap.com>
Date: Mon Oct 11 07:43:40 2004

> With the Daystar 100Mhz PPC Upgrade his options might very well be
> limited. I believe such things of that era tended to require 3rd
> party extensions. Mac OS 8.x if it will run it, is a nice choice, I
> ran 8.6 for several years on my G4/450, finally upgrading to get
> iTunes.

8.1 should install just fine, and would be a good speed and functionality
compromise. 8.6 would be a little much. Make sure not to lose the
extension for enabling the PPC card!

> 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.

A/UX, yes, no go. NetBSD currently does not support Power Mac/nubus, and I
don't think any of the Linux distros (even the nubus ones) support any of
the PowerPC expansion cards either. He'd actually have more support with the
native '040 (and that can -still- run 8.1).

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