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Macintosh IIfx

 

Released in March 1990, The Mac IIfx was the fastest Mac ever built at the time. The IIfx shipped in a Mac II-style case, and could accommodate up to two Super Drives and and internal SCSI hard disk. Dubbed "Wicked Fast" by the press, the IIfx also contained a number of proprietary ASICs designed to speed up extremely powerful machine. It sold for $10,000 - $12,000, depending on configuration.

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Mac IIfx Specs

Upgrades

Check out my Mac store for parts!
Memory - d/l HyperCard stacks on how to install memory.
Color Black and white
The IIcx is 32 bit 'dirty' which means you'll need Apple's
MODE32 to use more than 8 megs of ram.
You'll need HyperCard or
HC Player to view the stacks
Clock shipping the IIfx
Output Enablers
Radius Rocket
Download my
Get Your Compact Mac On the Web Tutorial for info on memory and system upgrades.
Ram Guide for Macs

Internet

Serial port normally restricted to 57.6 kbps; use of a 56k modem may be limited.
Start here for internet info on a IIfx
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
Disc image of system 6.0.8 with Eudora 1.3.1 - use email while booted off a floppy

Software

Born Again allows you to run OS 8 on most 030 Macs
System 7.5.3 and 7.5.5
Start here for info on software for the IIfx
Classic Mac icons
Software that will work on 68000 Macs
Formatting third party (non Apple) drives on a IIfx.

Uses

Grayscale webcam, security cam
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

Other

Download Mac Minix (it's now free!) and run it on your Plus or up, System 6 or up. No need to reformat your hard drive.
Home Automation Links (Mac Plus or up)
IIfx page
Apple technotes 

 


 

 

 

Some content used ith permission from Apple_history.com..


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