New to Collecting, Questions Abound

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  1. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I am interested in starting to collect a few of Apples older models. I am new to Apple, 2 years, so I'm not real familiar with the way some of the older stuff works.

    I am currently eyeing an iBook Clamshell, ( I just love the look of those things). The one I'm looking at has OS 9 installed, but no discs. Is there somewhere to get discs for older Apple OS's? I would also be interested in doing a dual boot with OS X, will a clamshell run Tiger? I see many with 10.3.9 Panther installed, can you get a copy of that?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. dsnort thread starter macrumors 68000

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    C'mon mac fanatics, I know ya'll are out there!
     
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    *sigh*

    I'm so looooonesome, IIIIIIII could cry!!!!!!
     
  4. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're into the olders stuff go to 68kmla.org. And yes clamshells will at least run 10.3 panther and the ones with firewire will run tiger.
     
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  7. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, for future questions and references you might want to download an awesome free program called Mactracker, it lists every Mac model (or damn well close) with a ton of information, including highest OS Possible.
     
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  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you can get hold of an old Apple Mac running A/UX you are a better man than me. A/UX was Apples first attempt at combining Mac OS with Unix and ran System 7 and and a Unix derivative.
     
  10. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Is A/UX getting that hard to find? Or is it getting that hard to find 68030/68040 systems to run it on?

    I know that A/UX 1.0 and 2.0 are more difficult to find than 3.x.x because of how Apple distributed those earlier versions (Apple sent you a hard drive with A/UX pre-installed in most cases for the earlier versions), but version 3 was mainly distributed via CD-ROM as I recall.

    :rolleyes:

    Not that there were a ton of copies floating around though... a single user license was about $800 (which was about the average price of most Unix base operating systems back then).
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    No idea how hard really. Maybe I am just looking in the wrong places. eBay is not showing anything, nor has it for a fair while. Plus I live in the UK so it is even harder. I don't think A/UX made much of an impact over here.

    Still I'll keep hunting when I have the time :).
     
  12. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Hey i was interested in A/UX as well last year since it seems to be dying. I got it installed on an old IIci of mine with a lot of trickery from install discs i downloaded. Don't bother with ebay unless u want the real discs etc. I got my stuff at a great KDX server called higher intellect. It specializes in old apple II and mac OSes and software. They have all versions of A/UX but I would only install 3.x

    Here are some pics of my setup. I have a 10BT networking card in there that actually works and connects to my AppleTalk network.
     

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