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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 128keaton, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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  2. Slix macrumors 6502a

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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! :)
     
  3. roadbloc, Sep 25, 2015
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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. :)
     
  4. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    Very cool. I'll try to help contribute in any way I can.
     
  5. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    This is a good question. I assumed it was the Gx-era but I could be wrong.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'd be happy to start a write-up on G4 towers...I think I could provide photos and and some information on them.
     
  8. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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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    if it has Open Firmware Then I can properly Provide information on it :p
     
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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).
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Completed the Microsoft Office article. Might do one on OS X next.
     
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    I did a rough draft of the G4 overview page last night-I'd of course welcome corrections and additions.
     
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    Very interesting! If you don't mind, I may make an article for one of my PPC Macs on there.
     
  17. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Re: PowerMac G4 article
    - you could add a link to everymac.com for further information (I don't know how detailed you want to go. This would allow to also search for Maca via specification key features.)

    - I also found this a while ago, G4-Upgrades http://beta.ivc.no/wiki/index.php/PowerMac_G4_Upgrades#Upgrade_boards (they also have guides for the ibook and mac mini)
     
  18. garirry macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  19. roadbloc macrumors G3

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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?
     
  20. garirry macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  21. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  22. Slix macrumors 6502a

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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? :)

     
  23. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Excellent idea!
     
  24. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  25. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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

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