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applecollector
6th March 2005, 09:15 PM
Well i'm still working on my clamshell, and i would like to know if this is ok!
Currently i have 4 operating systems on my Clamshell, Mac OS X 10.2.8, Mac OS 9.2.1, Microsoft
Windows 98se throught Virtual PC 6, and Dos throught another Emulator?
10.2.8 is the main operating system!
So is this ok!
Thankyou

decryption
6th March 2005, 09:16 PM
No, it's not okay...

Phillip
6th March 2005, 09:21 PM
Do yourself a favor and get Panther (anyway you could) cause it runs much faster especially on older hardware compared to Jagwire.

And get rid of DOS cause you can run DOS apps inside Windows 98 ;) Or better still, get rid of Virtual PC :P :)

Ozi
6th March 2005, 09:31 PM
its a clamshell, it has more than one OS, and it still functions? Sheesh! :P

I would just get Panther and ditch the rest.

Im amazed Virtual PC is usable on a clamshell. The wonders never cease.

applecollector
6th March 2005, 09:39 PM
The only reason i posted was to ask if it's ok for the computer to have 4 operating systems, i don't have the money to get panther and i need Dos for my Programming!

iSlayer
6th March 2005, 10:00 PM
well its not doing any harm.
the system will let you run as many as you want

hawker
6th March 2005, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by islayer@Mar 6 2005, 10:00 PM
well its not doing any harm.
the system will let you run as many as you want
It must run as slow as anything though ;)

Rayd
6th March 2005, 11:02 PM
It must run as slow as anything though ;)

ahh, but that all depends on how fast "anything" is :P

hawker
7th March 2005, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by ipod_man@Mar 6 2005, 11:02 PM
ahh, but that all depends on how fast "anything" is :P
we're not talking 486 here ;)

applecollector
7th March 2005, 07:18 AM
Yea it accually runs very well on the clamshell with 128Mb of Ram!
and the original 6Gig Hardrive!

iSlayer
7th March 2005, 07:24 AM
having 10 os's on one system isnt going to slow it down.
only one version of mac os is running and only 1 version of windows is "active" with vpc

you could have 100 os's and it wouldnt make a bit of difference

Georgina EG
7th March 2005, 08:48 AM
What's a clamshell? All those systems mentioned sound like long-line fishing for the perfect catch using as many (rusty) hooks as possible.

I once had a neighbour with four old cars, yet he used only one, and even that didn't work very well and he constantly needed the RAA. When I suggested that he sold them all (probably worth a total of $1.99), and get one decent one, he was appalled at the idea. He also had four very large dogs, and when his really nice and atractive wife gave him the choice of her or the dogs, he said "goodbye!" She left.

There must be a moral there somewhere.

iSlayer
7th March 2005, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Georgina EG@Mar 7 2005, 09:48 AM
What's a clamshell?
a clamshell is a g3 ibook.they were the original colored ibooks
they came in blue,green,grey,orange...............

Jimbo
7th March 2005, 08:54 AM
when his really nice and atractive wife gave him the choice of her or the dogs, he said "goodbye!" She left.


oh well, at least she's not going to waste!

i have a friend that treats his wife like that, it make me cry coz she is wonderful.


as for the 1000 os's? well done, virtual pc sucks on my g4 powermac, for anything else other that the windows installation!

128mb ram? sheez, upping that a tad will make your system perform WAY better.

Nevets_Anderson
7th March 2005, 08:57 AM
4 is good



63 OS on the one box! Is probably a record!!

And of course it's a mac

http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/vpc/

applecollector
7th March 2005, 12:08 PM
Is their anyone selling ibook ram which is good 4 the clamshell???

iSlayer
7th March 2005, 12:10 PM
try ebay or put a wanted to buy topic in the trading section

applecollector
7th March 2005, 03:19 PM
Thanks

LCGuy
7th March 2005, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Georgina EG@Mar 7 2005, 08:48 AM
What's a clamshell?
http://www.magnet.com.br/classic/byo/ibook/laranja.jpg

suryo
7th March 2005, 08:28 PM
I've got three OSes on my iBook 300's 20GB HD: 9.2.2, 10.3.8 and Mandrake 9.1. Panther runs fine with 544MB RAM but Mandrake is like swimming through mud. I wouldn't even bother with Windoesn't on a machine this slow.

uncyherb
7th March 2005, 09:07 PM
4 OS's on a 6Gb drive huh?

Got any programs on it as well? I would have thought you'd be just about bumping into the roof with that lot, let alone adding programs or files as well.

I had a Blue Clamshell... had to dump OS 9 off it just to have somewhere to put my stuff! (music, photos, uni stuff...)

LCGuy
7th March 2005, 09:10 PM
Do you run Mandrake natively or through VPC?

suryo
8th March 2005, 01:35 PM
Natively. It would be pointless trying to run an emulator on this machine.

LCGuy
8th March 2005, 08:01 PM
I was just wondering, as i didn't think it'd be that slow natively. For a while i ran Mandrake 10 on my Dell and it just flew.

applecollector
8th March 2005, 08:06 PM
I'm aimig for 70 OS's! and no i have no programs on the OS's

applecollector
8th March 2005, 08:06 PM
Oh yea i'm going to go 4 60 OS's and no i have no programs on the OS's!

the_OM
8th March 2005, 09:00 PM
70 OS's? Damn that a lot of licenses to buy ;)
And a lot of downloading for the free ones.

LCGuy
8th March 2005, 10:41 PM
You can buy operating systems? :o :lol: :P :ph34r: ;)

kit
9th March 2005, 06:32 AM
Regardless of what people have been saying, it's certainly worthwhile to keep DOS there (using DOSbox with Radnor or Petit or something). No sense loading all of VPC, all of Windows 98, then just using it for DOS :P.

There's nothing particularly wrong with having many OSes.

I have Panther.8, OS 9.2, Windows XP, DOS and Knoppix all installed and operating at some time or another. The main thing to remember is to keep one OS as the controlling operating system (in our cases, OS X).