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Macintosh Portable

 

Announced in September 1989, The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt at a more easily portable Macintosh. It had a bay for a 3.5" half-height drive, and could support up to two Super Drives. Reaction to the Portable was poor.
It was clunky, slow, had no expansion capabilities, and its active matrix screen (later backlit) made it incrediblyexpensive.
It sold for $6,500..
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HyperCard Stacks


Mac Portable Specs

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 my
Get Your Compact Mac On the Web Tutorial for info on memory and system upgrades.
Accelerators
Ram Guide for Macs
EN/SC - converts SCSI port to ethernet.

Internet

9600 modem throughput (faster with loss of data).
Start here for internet info on a Mac Plus
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).
A Mac Plus web server
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

Start here for info on software for the Portable
Classic Mac icons
Software that will work on 68000 Macs
Desktop Manager. Ever switch between System 6.0x and 7.x on a Mac Plus and hate it whe 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 Portable.
Init/CDEV is an extensions manager for System 6 Macs.
WindowShade - Gives you the popular window shade effect that came with 7.5 but it works under 6.x and up.
Screen shot of Ram Charger at work - 17 apps on a Plus at once.

 

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

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.
Networking a Mac Portable to a Linux Box - includes details on how to instlal Linux on an SE/30.
Networking A Portable to an iMac While Booted Off A Floppy
Home Automation Links (Mac Plus or up)
Networking a Mac Portable and USB Macs.
Scanning With A Classic Mac - tips and suggestions.
Turning your dead Plus into a
MacQuarium.

Links 

 

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

 

Web

CMQ - Groupes d'usagers Apple (french)
Everything for the Mac
Nerd World MACINTOSH COMPUTERS

 

FTP Servers

University of British Columbia
Osaka University
ftp.luth.se (Sweden)
Sunsite
Arizona Macintosh Users Group
National Center for Supercomputer Applications
Washington University
Stanford University
ezinfo.ethz.ch (Switzerland)
University of Texas Mac archive
Technion (Israel)


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