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Performa 575

Released in February 1994, the LC 575 was released alongside the LC 550, adding a 33 Mhz 68LC040 processor. It was also the first Mac to contain a specialized "comm slot" that could take various network and modem cards specially designed to fit the slot. the comm slot has been a performa standard ever since. It sold for $1,700 and was also released as the Performas 575, 576, 577 and 578.

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Performa 575 Specs

 

 

Upgrades

Born Again allows you to run OS 8 on most 030 Macs
Apple Specs
You can put an 040 chip in to replace the LC 040
Overclocking a 575

Internet

Serial port normally restricted to 57.6 kbps
Start here for internet info on a 575
Get Your Compact Mac On the Web - everything you need.
Worldshare has free internet for 68k Macs - Mac Plus or up. No banners, no proprietary software to download. (Requires minimum $10 donation to the charity of your choice, also requires filling out 1 survey a month. Not available in all cities).
Tips For Browsing On Older Macs
Info About Browsers On Older Macs
Surf the web through another Mac - Mac Plus or up
ZTerm HOW-TO. Connect to Unix hosts or Macs and PC's with this terminal emulation program.
Tips on using Eudora on older Macs
Sue Korlan's Internet FAQ - tips and tricks on getting online and staying online
Remember to keep the battery charged or it will die forever.
The 190 has no termination power - you'll need a terminator on your scsi chain or a terminated device.

Uses

Word Processing
Web server
Email
HyperCard programming for kids
Learn How To Type
Play old games
Learn Unix
Play network games
Paint programs for kids
Animation creation with HyperCard, Director, VideoWorks (last two are out of print)
Clock
Datase, mailing list, recipes with Filemaker 1-3, HyperCard

 

 


 

 

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