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 The Macintosh IIvi

The IIvi was introduced in October 1992, and was exactly the same as the IIvx, but with a 16 Mhz 68030 processor, and no FPU. It was priced several hundred dollars cheaper, and was discontinued just 4 months later, making it one of the shortest-lived Macs ever (often a sour point to IIvi owners). The Performas 600 and 600CD, which were released later in the consumer market, were based on the same motherboard as the IIvi but shipped with the IIvx's 32Mhz processor.

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IIvi Specs

 

 

Upgrades

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Memory - d/l HyperCard stacks on how to install memory.
Color Black and white
You'll need HyperCard or
HC Player to view the stacks
DiIMO 030
MicroMac 040
Sonnet 040
Daystar 040
Daystar 601 PPC
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 IIvx
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

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 IIvi
Classic Mac icons
Software that will work on 68000 Macs
Formatting third party (non Apple) drives on a IIvi

Uses

Word Processing
Internet - slow
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

Usenet

comp.sources.mac : Software for the Mac
comp.sys.mac.advocacy : Macintosh family compared to the others
comp.sys.mac.announce : Important notices for Mac users

comp.sys.mac.apps : Discussion of Macintosh applications

comp.sys.mac.comm : Discussion of Macintosh communications
comp.sys.mac.digest : Mac info & uses
comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc : General Mac hardware topics
comp.sys.mac.misc : General discussion about Mac
comp.sys.mac.programmer.help : Help with Mac programming
comp.sys.mac.programmer.info : FAQ
comp.sys.mac.programmer.misc : Other issues of Macintosh programming
comp.sys.mac.system : Discussion of Macintosh software system

Other

Some IIvi's came with a CD ROM drive, making them imminently more usable.

 

 

 

 

Some content used ith permission from Apple_history.com.


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