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128keaton

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I never like creating a page for the first time, but once there's some info, I'll be more than happy to help contribute in some way, for sure! :)
 

roadbloc

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I'll try my best to contribute when I can. I think this is an excellent idea.

EDIT: Spent the morning typing up a page on the PowerPC versions of Microsoft Office, only to have webkit crash on me and lose my work. I'll retype it all up in a non-crashing word processor when I get the chance and upload it then. :)
 
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128keaton

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I have to figure out what I could write up... Is it limited to Gx-era PowerPC Macs or all the way back to the PowerMac 6100-generation?
It can go back as far as we'd like. It all about making a central resource of information and troubleshooting. Like, for instance, we could make a Dropbox page, for workarounds and such.
 

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For a bit, I've popped the idea of a Wiki around on the Mac Rumors chat. Tonight, I sat down and installed MediaWiki on my hosting provider's server. Here is the PowerPC wiki in its current, albeit sad, state: http://apple.128keaton.com/wiki/Main_Page. To make a new page, simply put in the address bar http://apple.128keaton.com/wiki/*page title*. We have a G5 page in the works (http://apple.128keaton.com/wiki/PowerMac_G5), but it could use some love. I hope this turns into something big.
I have the service manuals for the majority of the PowerPC Mac era (I think). I have 289 files all in the .pdf format. And since you don't mind going back as far as others would like, the as some of the pages come together for different eras/models/versions, then having the service manuals available on the same page seems to make sense. I don't know if that's allowed though so let me know what you think (or what others think of that as well).
 

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I made an article about the iMac G4. I will add more information later, so please don't ruin the fun for me! ;) Also, is there any way I can make the first letter of the article lower-case? I tried {{lowercase}} and {{lowercase title}} and neither of them worked.
 

roadbloc

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For the sake of cohesion, we should probably decide how we are going to refer to operating systems. The way I see it, we have two choices.

OS X (version number) - eg, OS X 10.4
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OS X (version name) - eg, OS X Tiger.

The Classic OS is easy, System 7 then Mac OS 8/9. But with OS X we have a choice it seems. What do you all think?
 

garirry

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For the sake of cohesion, we should probably decide how we are going to refer to operating systems. The way I see it, we have two choices.

OS X (version number) - eg, OS X 10.4
or
OS X (version name) - eg, OS X Tiger.

The Classic OS is easy, System 7 then Mac OS 8/9. But with OS X we have a choice it seems. What do you all think?
First off, all systems prior to 10.8 are called Mac OS X and not OS X, so we better not confuse that. I think we should just do Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" or Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger without the quotes. Seems to be the best way.
 
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roadbloc

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First off, all systems prior to 10.8 are called Mac OS X and not OS X, so we better not confuse that. I think we should just do Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" or Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger without the quotes. Seems to be the best way.
Excellent point, can't believe I made that mistake :eek: And you're right, including both the version number and name eliminates any confusion. Out of the two there I prefer it without the quotes.
 

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Is there any way, 128keaton, that you can make it show recently updated/changed/created pages on the main page so we can see what pages exist so far? :)

 

128keaton

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I have the service manuals for the majority of the PowerPC Mac era (I think). I have 289 files all in the .pdf format. And since you don't mind going back as far as others would like, the as some of the pages come together for different eras/models/versions, then having the service manuals available on the same page seems to make sense. I don't know if that's allowed though so let me know what you think (or what others think of that as well).
Excellent idea!
 

128keaton

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Very interesting! If you don't mind, I may make an article for one of my PPC Macs on there.
To be clear, not a personal mac page, correct? Like a generic 'iBook' page? We might make personal pages a reality sometime down the road.
 

128keaton

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Is there any way, 128keaton, that you can make it show recently updated/changed/created pages on the main page so we can see what pages exist so far? :)

There is a recent changes link in the sidebar. I need to work on formatting the main page sometime soon.
 
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