23yo Apple //c serving as Mac OS X text terminal

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by blakespot, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. blakespot Administrator

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    Inspired by a few enterprising folks, I've setup an Apple //c on my office desk to serve as an OS X text terminal across a 9600bps serial link to my Mac mini.

    http://www.bytecellar.com/archives/000113.php

    Good stuff. Works great! See writeup and photos. Cheers.

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  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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    i love it, and i want one. :D


    nice one, thanks for highlighting this, blakespot ;)
     
  3. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    very nice blake, its good to see it being used and that is can still lead a productive life.

    very nice
     
  4. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Wow, excellent! The thought of doing this had crossed my mind. I have a Apple //c and Apple /// monitor lying around, but I really haven't had the time to research and implement it.

    My current question (outside of the serial cable pinouts) concerns getting the terminal software on 5.25 AppleDOS floppy disks.
     
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    That's kinda cool. Does that mean you can use any old terminal or PC with a terminal program?

    I'd like to use my TRS-80... :p
     
  8. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Sure. How much utility you get out of it will be in direct proportion to how easily the old keyboard maps to things you want to do (i.e. ctrl-C, whatever) and how well the screen maps or supports the kinds of things you want to run. If you have a bunch of console apps that manipulate the screen a lot with curses libraries, you might have more trouble. If you just want to connect and type 'ls,' it'll work.
     

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