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Re: O.T. Computers

At 2:50 PM -0700 4/10/02, Jonathan El-Bizri wrote:
>Yah Saturn drivin' freaks...:>

I drive an '86 Volvo.

>Question for the mac guys:
>If I had a peice of gear that would only run on OS 9, and would never have
>it's drivers upgraded ever, what would you recomend to house the beast? 
>would be the cheapest option? What would I get from a more expensive unit,
>considering that I will never be able to upgrade it? What kind of software
>will 'never go away'?

If you buy a newer Mac you can always have multiple boot drives and 
take advantage of both OS X and the better legacy stuff. There are 
older G4s selling in the neighborhood of $1000 and G3s going for 

OS X is fine and dandy, but OS 9 is perfectly suitable for a variety 
of music applications (and also remember that not all software is OS 
X compatibly anyway). It's what I'm using on a G4/500 and I'm not 

Richard Zvonar, PhD
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