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


macrumors regular
Aug 11, 2003
San Francisco, CA
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.

David Schmidt

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2006
Southeastern USA
Does that mean you can use any old terminal or PC with a terminal program?
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.