general mac question 
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 general mac question
i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.  are any versions
particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

dan andrews


Wed, 01 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question


Quote:

> i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
> windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
> constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
> newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.  are any versions
> particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

> dan andrews

System 7.5 is supposedly very buggy, but can be updated to System
7.5.5.  It depends on exactly how "ancient" your Mac is (as well as how
much RAM and hard disk space) as to what is the newest System version
that will run on it.

As for Microsoft Office 98, well these are the "requirements" ...
   * PowerPC processor-based, Mac OS-compatible system
     (clock speed of at least 120 MHz recommended).
   * Mac OS System 7.5 or later (System 7.5.5 or later recommended).
   * 16MB RAM to run applications individually; more memory is required
     to run additional applications simultaneously (32MB recommended).
   * 49-120MB available hard drive space; approximately 90MB for Easy
     Install, depending on configuration.
   * CD-ROM drive (or connection to a Local Area Network if installing
     over network).
   * Monitor or display supporting 16 grays or 256 colors,
     with 640 x 400 or higher resolution.
   * Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of
     a separate fee to a service provide. 9600 or higher-baud modem
     (14,400 recommended).

It will MAY run on a lesser speed PowerMac, but it would be very slow -
as usual the more memory and chip speed you have the better.

Helpful Harry
"Just trying to help whenever I can."



Thu, 02 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question
op 13-11-1999 22:27 , schreef DanInDixie in

Quote:
> i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
> windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
> constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
> newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.

No 8.x will not run as painlessly as the old stuff i can assure you that,
but on system 7.1 your not running cherlock, Internet Explorer 4.5, Office
98 etc. etc. .System 8.6 is verry good but i have some old macs running in
the family and they almost never lock up.
On  alt.flame.macintosh  i have a crash log "Re: G3/400 crash log" but ceep
in mind i have 300 aps and games on this machine (realy need to clean up)
and its usualy MS Internet explorer.

Quote:
> are any versions
> particularly buggy?

8.0 and 8.5 are more buggy than 8.6
OS 9 ?
OS X ?

Quote:
> how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

the more the better, at least 32 MB ram + system-ram
But if u don't realy need Office don't use it. The Mac OS has 50 ! dif.
virusses but if you install Office (vis. Basic for apl.) you get 20.000
more.

Peter
Brugge

Quote:

> dan andrews



Thu, 02 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question
Only once in 14 years have I run into an issue that I could not do as well or
better on a mac than on a PC. Hence, recently, I was forced to buy a PC. I can't
understand the tremendous enthusiasm for windows except that there may be a
desire to support the computer teaching/assistance workplace.

In any case, with particular reference to FMP, it is far easier to use on the Mac
than on the PC. The only crashes that I've had with 8.6 have been related to a
printer driver that HP refused to update. I bought a new printer, (not HP) and no
further problems re FMP. Some of my microsoft software will lock up the machine,
Batch converter in particular.

You might look seriously at one of the newer machines. I bought my G3 shortly
before they were discontinued, but the difference between the 7200/75 that I was
running and this machine, now slow by this month's standards, is incredible. With
imacs under $1000 and super computers under $1600 (plus monitor), think seriously
about upgrading.

Adam

Quote:

> i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
> windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
> constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
> newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.  are any versions
> particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

> dan andrews



Mon, 06 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question
I have a range of machines running MacOS 8.6 and I am very happy.  Many of the
new features (data detectors, sherlock etc) are invaluable as are the new
scripting additions. I would suggest that you consider upgrading your machine to
a G3 with 128MB ram. If money is tight look at some of the "pre-enjoyed"
machines,

Chris

Quote:

> i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
> windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
> constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
> newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.  are any versions
> particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

> dan andrews

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Thu, 09 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question

Quote:

> constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

As you need MacOS 7.5 and a 120MHz PowerPC, you might have to check what
you need Office 98 for.

I know several people who stick with Word 5.1 (we even created 100+
pages documents with this oldie) and installed the Word97/98 Importer to
exchange Word docs.
        But there's no such importer from MS for Excel or PowerPoint.

Regards
Dan



Fri, 10 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question

Quote:

> i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
> windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
> constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
> newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.  are any versions
> particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

> dan andrews

If you get an iMac you can do ANYTHING and it won't crash.


Thu, 23 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 general mac question

I have four Macs of varying ages, and they are all pretty reliable. The one I use
the most - my beige G3 is the most reliable, which I think is remarkable,
considering how much more complicated it is.

I get bombs very occasionally, when I am using very old software, shareware games
and sometimes on the Internet. But in my everyday work, virtually never. ...  (I
hope she is not listening).

Quote:



> > i get the feeling that lots of people in this group have used both mac and
> > windows.  i have an ancient mac, and two new(er) windows machines, which crash
> > constantly.  my old mac does great, (running system 7.1p, believe it or not)
> > and I will consider doing everything on mac if you guys can assure me that the
> > newer system versions run as painlessly as the old stuff.  are any versions
> > particularly buggy? how much RAM and hd space will i need to run office 98?

> > dan andrews

> If you get an iMac you can do ANYTHING and it won't crash.

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