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by squiffy
October 26th, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: How safe is it to run a Mac without any antivirus software?
Replies: 10
Views: 10377

Re: How safe is it to run a Mac without any antivirus software?

I have never had an issue not running antivirus software on a Mac. There just aren't enough credible threats out there. I have personally avoided using Norton products since OS 9 came out. I have installed ClamXav to help prevent spreading a windows virus that may be attached to an email. No perform...
by squiffy
August 3rd, 2009, 10:03 pm
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: New Member

Hi Bel,

Does your machine meet the requirements for Leopard posted here http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24950 ?

Also, are you using a retail install disc? Model specific discs will not be able to install a system on your quicksilver.
by squiffy
August 12th, 2008, 8:56 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Mini in Mini?
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Mini in Mini?

by squiffy
July 26th, 2008, 11:20 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Halp! with G3 desktop - freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Halp! with G3 desktop - freezing

trogdor, The only things I can think of off the top of my head are: 1. Remove some of the additional ram. Try only one stick at at time. There may be an issue with compatibility. 2. Remove the personality card and clean the contacts. Questionable connections have been an issue for many others. 3. Ru...
by squiffy
July 20th, 2008, 11:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Mac IIcx with no System Disc.
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Mac IIcx with no System Disc.

System 6.0.3 is the earliest OS the IIcx can run. It can run up to System 7.5.5. However, if you only have the base 1MB of ram, I would not recommend running System 7 on this machine. Stick with System 6. If you have 4MB or more of ram, try System 7.1. If you are having trouble making copies of Syst...
by squiffy
June 18th, 2008, 3:06 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Installing More Than 128 GB Internal Hard Drive in a G4
Replies: 21
Views: 5056

Re: Installing More Than 128 GB Internal Hard Drive in a G4

When you connected your new drive to the pci card, did you initialize it with Disk Utility? If not, please try this. Some cards don't work well with drives that have been initialized elsewhere. Also, you may need a firmware update on the pci card to properly use larger drives. I have an older Sonnet...
by squiffy
June 1st, 2008, 10:08 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: OS X from OS 9.2.2
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: OS X from OS 9.2.2

deb, Have you tried to download the update by using the software update control panel? When connected to the internet, click on the apple in the upper left corner of your desktop. From the dropdown menu select "control panels" and select "software update" from there. You will get...
by squiffy
February 2nd, 2008, 3:35 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Restoring a Blue and White G3 and a 'Mystic' Power Mac G4
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Restoring a Blue and White G3 and a 'Mystic' Power Mac G4

These beasts can be quite temperamental. Especially regarding ram. I have several B&W G3s in my basement. Touchy buggers they are, for sure.

Good luck with the efforts on these babies.
by squiffy
February 2nd, 2008, 3:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge
Topic: The Super Duper American Presidential Election Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: The Super Duper American Presidential Election Thread

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Sorry, no love for the M guy. He's no friend of free speech or lower taxes. I find him to be quite the authoritarian bastard sort of person. Yes, I'm quite the low taxes, small government, get out of my way sort of person. In case you were...
by squiffy
February 2nd, 2008, 3:25 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: MacHeist II
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: MacHeist II

macuser77 wrote:customers would be more likely to upgrade to later versions further down the road



This applies to me. I never would have bought some of these apps on their own. Now I'm sold, and they own me. Sort of.
by squiffy
January 20th, 2008, 2:25 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: cpu usage for os 9
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: cpu usage for os 9

Try this:

viewtopic.php?f=108&t=1350&p=1351

Not sure if it will work in OS 9, but it's worth a try!
by squiffy
January 18th, 2008, 1:44 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: os9 boot disk
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: os9 boot disk

I know OS X can be installed on the same partition as OS 9.

Have you tried just installing OS 9 without initializing the drive?
by squiffy
January 18th, 2008, 1:42 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: What does everybody think about the macbook air?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: What does everybody think about the macbook air?

It's definitely a niche product. With a lack of ports and no optical drive, it will never be a big seller. I smell a cube in portable format. I have no need or desire for one. But it does look good! I made similar predictions about the iPod. "Who would ever pay that much for a music player?&quo...
by squiffy
January 11th, 2008, 2:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge
Topic: The Super Duper American Presidential Election Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: The Super Duper American Presidential Election Thread

Dear Mr. D, you are seriously misguided and deluded. The Constitution is the supreme law of our land. To believe in its relevance is not a conservative or liberal concern, but an issue of freedom and liberty.
by squiffy
January 10th, 2008, 11:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge
Topic: The Super Duper American Presidential Election Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: The Super Duper American Presidential Election Thread

I like Ron Paul. He has no chance of getting the nomination, however. Something about adhering to the constitution just scares most people in this country.
by squiffy
January 10th, 2008, 11:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Mac Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Mac Classic

I have seen them in both Staples and Best Buy recently. I picked up a large lot of TDK disks 2 years ago on eBay. They are out there still.
by squiffy
January 9th, 2008, 1:55 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Quadra 950 on eBay - Insane Price?
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Quadra 950 on eBay - Insane Price?

It ended at $375. Unbelievable.
by squiffy
January 7th, 2008, 10:25 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: G3 iMacs
Replies: 12
Views: 2929

Re: G3 iMacs

Okay, I'll give you iChat and music listening. But surfing the internet is slooooooow. Even my kids don't like surfing on the old iMac. ;)
by squiffy
January 7th, 2008, 10:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Quadra 950 on eBay - Insane Price?
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Quadra 950 on eBay - Insane Price?

Insanity? Other than that, I have no idea. I'd never pay even 1/10th of the current price for one.
by squiffy
January 4th, 2008, 1:18 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: G3 iMacs
Replies: 12
Views: 2929

Re: G3 iMacs

I still have the iMac DV I purchased in 1999. My kids use it for older OS 9 programs, like KidPix and older games. Other than similar uses, these are not something you would want to use for anything modern.

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