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Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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Now that I've got my powerbook 1400 running again I'm wondering which programs would be alright to run on it.

It's a 1400 cs 166 with 32 MB RAM and a 1 gig hdd. I've got the system basics on it, would be interested in any graphics, web-design software that would run on it smoothly.

Any opinions?
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Old Jan 21st, 2004, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hmm, with that setup, you'd need some pretty old graphics/web programs if you want them to run "smoothly." Visual Page on our Powerbook 3400c didn't even run that well. (180 MHz 603e, 48 MB RAM). You'll need to max the RAM to 64 MB if you can and turn VM up a good ways.
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understandable [img]smile.gif[/img] what about eudor? what version of that would work?

or clarisworks?

just wanna know what i can do with her
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Clarisworks would work, just get the version that came out for system 7.5.x or Mac OS 8.1-5 and you should be good to go. What OS are you currently running?
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7.5.3 going to 9 soon
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Yeah, definitely want to max RAM to 64 MB if you're going to run Mac OS 9 - the system under OS 9 will hog 90% of your RAM with such little physical memory installed. I wouldn't recommend moving to OS 9 unless more RAM is added.
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8.6 work much better?
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Yeah, a good deal better. It will use up less memory, but either way, you'll need Virtual Memory running.
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I have a 1400c 166Mhz with 64Meg of ram. I find that OS8.1 is the best compromise for speed and function. OS8.6 and 9 are just too slow even with the ram maxed out.

The video performance is the real bottleneck on these machines. It takes a long time to draw graphics on the screen. This is very noticeable when viewing web sites with a lot of graphics.

Eudora should work fine for email. iCab is a good choice as a web browser since it has low memory requirements and has a lot of the latest features. The downside with iCab is that it doesn't always play nice with some sites.
Appleworks should work fine. Office 98 should also be O.K.
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thanks Lars and Rob! appreciate the info

Lars: how much virtual mem should i have set?

Rob: why don't real macsters repair permissions?
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