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The Macintosh SE

Released at the same time as the Mac II, (March, 1987) the Mac SE further addressed the issue of expansion. It came in a ne platinum case, had an expansion slot, and included a bay for either a second internal floppy drive, or an internal hard drive. The Mac SE as also one of the first Macs to include an Apple Desktop Bus (ADB), hich alloed for up to 16 input devices. It sold for $2,898 for a dual floppy configuration. In August 1989, The SE as replaced by the SE FDHD, hich included a 1.4 MB SuperDrive and a 40 MB internal Hard Disk.

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Apple Specs On the SE
HyperCard Stacks

SE Specs


Check out my Mac store for parts!
Orange Micro Mac286 card puts a 286 inside your SE and Mac II. I saw a ton of these when I was at goodill.
download my
Get Your Compact Mac On the web Tutorial for info on memory and system upgrades.
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
Download the SIMMStack (Requires HyperCard Player 2.1 or up) for tips on ram for older Macs.
Download "Installing Ram" (
color) (b&) stack - details on ho to upgrade your classic Mac's memory
You can put an SE/30 motherboard (68030 at 16 mhz) into and SE for a tremendous speed and compatibility upgrade. The SE/30 mb includes color quickDra for color monitor support (ith the proper video card) and tolerable eb surfing. Max ram on teh SE/30 is 128 megs (8 16 meg 30 pin simms hich are rare). The SE/30 ill also run
Linux and BSD.
Ethernet cards are
cheap these days.
Sonnet accelerators
Ram Guide for Macs
Asante EN/SC - converts SCSI port to ethernet.
Poer R Video converter - lets you attach an external monitor to the 128, 512, Plus, SE and SE/30


Classic Mac Repair Tips
In the UK and looking for a battery?
SE support pages


A movie of the SE surfing the web.
Another movie of the SE surfing the web.
Controlling Mac OS X ith A Mac Plus (or other Classic Mac)
Ho To Use DSL On An SE
Start here for internet info on a Mac Plus
19.2 modem throughput (faster ith loss of data).
Get Your Compact Mac On the eb - everything you need.
orldshare has free internet for 68k Macs - Mac Plus or up. No banners, no proprietary softare 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).
A Mac Plus/SE eb server
Tips For Brosing On Older Macs
Info About Brosers On Older Macs
modem throughput on a Mac Plus
Surf the eb through another Mac - Mac Plus or up
I set up to Macs: (
Plus and Color Classic) as eb servers at the same time.
NOTE: these servers are only up hen I am online, typically 8 pm to 2 am CST.
Surf the eb through another Mac - Mac Plus or up
ZTerm HO-TO. Connect to Unix hosts or Macs and PC's ith 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 ith Eudora 1.3.1 - use email hile booted off a floppy


Transparent SE
Rare Clear SE
in QuickTime VR format.
Put a PeeCee into an SE case?????


Start here for info on softare for the SE
Ho To Turn System 6 Into System 7 ith freeare
See my System 6 page
Softare that ill ork on
68000 Macs
Classic Mac icons
Desktop Manager. Ever sitch beteen System 6.0x and 7.x on a Mac and hate it when it rebuilds the desktop? Takes 5 min on my 520 meg drive. This will eliminate rebuilding the desktop.
Sim 020 let's your 68000 Mac (Plus, SE, Classic, PB 100, Portable) run 68020 applications.
Formatting third party (non Apple) drives on a Plus.
Init/CDEV is an extensions manager for System 6 Macs.
indoShade - Gives you the popular indo shade effect that came ith 7.5 but it orks under 6.x and up.
Screen shot of Ram Charger at ork - 17 apps on a Plus at once.



in 95/DOS

Executor : Demonstration version of a commercial software (MS DOS & in95)
Gemulator : A commercial Softare hich emulates the Atari ST/TT and the Mac 128/Plus/2 (in95 / in NT)
vMAC (Virtual MAC) : A Mac 128 Emulator for MS DOS / in97 (available for OS/2 too)

MAC OS (!!)

vMAC (Virtual MAC) : A Mac 128 Emulator for Macintosh !!!

UNIX / X indos

Executor : Demo version of a commercial softare (Linux / NextStep)
Macintosh Application Environment (MAE) : for HP-UX and Solaris


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hat an SE can do
ord Processing
eb server
HyperCard programming for kids
Learn Ho To Type
Play old games
Learn Unix
Play netork games
Paint programs for kids
Animation creation ith HyperCard, Director, Videoorks (last to are out of print)
Datase, mailing list, recipes ith Filemaker 1-3, HyperCard





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