[NTLK] Mac OS 8.5 vs. 9.2 for Newton?

Greg Hankins mail at sevenlakestimes.net
Sat Oct 18 09:45:55 EDT 2014


Thanks for the advice, Blake. 

I am already finding System 8 frustrating. It's extraordinary how, in nine or ten years, you can so completely forget how to operate something that you once used every day.

Thanks!

Greg
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On Oct 17, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Blake Hanes <kissmyash933 at gmail.com> wrote:

> G3's will run either of those options very nicely, but for a PDQ I would
> probably go with 8.6. Skip 8.5, it wasn't great, and a lot of little kinks
> were worked out with 8.6.
> 
> Blake.
> 
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Stephen Hankins <ghankins at mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi All!
>> 
>> I am setting up a PowerBook 3G PDQ to use with my Newtons and Newton
>> Connection Utilities.
>> 
>> I can use Mac OS 8.5 or 9.2.
>> 
>> I'd like to be able to use the IRDA system to swap stuff back and forth,
>> and I figured someone here would have experience trying that  with both
>> operating systems.
>> 
>> (I'm not sure why, in this age of Wifi and Bluetooth, but the IRDA port
>> still seems more like magic to me. I have an old HP Laserjet 6MP that is
>> still going strong in daily use, and, every time I pick up a Newt or eMate
>> and beam a document to that printer, it's like having a magic wand.)
>> 
>> Cheers!
>> 
>> Greg
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>> Greg Hankins
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>> 
>> 
>> On Oct 16, 2014, at 7:34 AM, Stephen Hankins <ghankins at mac.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi All!
>>> 
>>> I have an OMP (H1000) with a shattered screen. Nothing is falling out of
>> the unit, but there is a spider web of cracks across the glass.
>>> 
>>> I have found the discussion on MP120/130 screen replacement here:
>> http://www.pda-soft.de/mp_1x0_display.html
>>> 
>>> As I read that  bit of advice, it appears I will need to find a
>> replacement screen, since the digitizer and glass cannot be separated.
>>> 
>>> Two questions:
>>> 
>>> 1. Has anyone replaced an OMP screen? Could you share any tips,
>> pitfalls, etc.?
>>> 
>>> 2. Does anyone have an OMP screen (or OMP with undamaged screen) for
>> sale or trade?
>>> 
>>> Cheers!
>>> 
>>> Greg
>>> ____________________________
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>>> Happy Hank's Honey House
>>> Mt. Gilead, NC
>>> ghankins at mac.com
>>> 
>>> 
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