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 PostPost subject: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:37 pm 
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Hi,

I'm running Mac OS 9.2.2 (the lastest version) on an iMac G3.

Now, what tools, programs do you recommend? I've made a list down below:

-Type writing
-Emailing
-Browsing
-Photo collection
-FTP client
-Media player (but it can't play any video files, since the G3 hasn't enough power for that)

Which programs should I use? I prefer opensource and up to date versions, but old abondonware software is also good.

Thanks!


Jens

EDIT: I forgot to ask, but how on earth do you take a screenshot on OS 9?


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:01 pm 
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Browsing on OS 9 is really sketch, Classilla (http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/) is the best browser available for OS 9. Problem is, it simply cannot handle most modern websites.
I usually just used an old version of iTunes on OS 9...
For the rest I guess try browsing Macintosh Garden...

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I really miss having an old Mac on hand, I could probably help more if I actually could see the software I had, but alas my old macs are in a different city

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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:09 pm 
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Thx for your post! I've just dowloaded classilla, and it works far better than the Internet Explorer 4.5 for Macintosh. Also, for FTP, I've found Transit, but I didn't found any download link. But I've already made an request for that one.

And thx for the Macintosh Garden tip! I didn't know it existed...


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:21 pm 
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For basic writing tasks I use ClarisWorks 3.

For FTP I've found Fetch 3 to be more than capable for my needs although I haven't needed to use it in a while.

To take a screenshot in Mac OS 9 do any of the following:
'<cmd>+<shift>+3' captures the entire screen and saves it as a PICT file in the root of your hard drive.
'<cmd>+<shift>+4' will let you select a portion of the screen. If you hold <control> while selecting the portion you want, it will copy the image to the clipboard instead of saving it to a file.

If you install Snapz Pro 2 you can extend this functionality even more, including video grabs and being able to select the output file format.


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:36 pm 
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I like to use my vintage macs for email.
The idea is that you can get rid of all the distractions that you experience on a modern mac and focus on jotting down ideas and sending them to Evernote via email. The actual production work gets done on a modern mac, putting together the little bits sent to Evernote.

Outlook Express 5.0.6 should do the trick.


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:42 pm 
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Thanks for all the good advice! I'm planning to use this G3 as a second home pc, just for fun. I know it sounds absurd having an obsolete Mac to do tasks you can do better on your normal pc, but hey, that modern desktop hasn't got any retro feeling :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:43 am 
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My school used to have a bunch of old Macs running OS 9, and they were the slowest things ever. For writing documents, we just used a really old version of Word (2000 if I remember correctly). For browsing, we used Internet Explorer, though I can't remember the exact version, probably IE 4 or 5.

That's all I can really help you with for right now as we didn't use the Macs for much else, so I don't really have any other recommendations.

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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:32 am 
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Delracman wrote:
My school used to have a bunch of old Macs running OS 9, and they were the slowest things ever. For writing documents, we just used a really old version of Word (2000 if I remember correctly). For browsing, we used Internet Explorer, though I can't remember the exact version, probably IE 4 or 5.

That's all I can really help you with for right now as we didn't use the Macs for much else, so I don't really have any other recommendations.



You probably meant Word 2001 since Word 2000 was only for Windows, and Word 2001 was for Macs


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Microsoft Office 2001
Eudora, PINE, Mailsmith, Entourage
Classilla, iCab
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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:45 am 
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Microsoft Office 2001, Internet Explorer 5 and Outlook Express 5 support Mac OS 9.
Classilla and Netscape 7 are recommended for web browsing.


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:49 am 
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Flash Player 7, Window Media Player 7 and QuickTime 6 support Mac OS 9...
But many website today required at least Flash 10...


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 PostPost subject: Re: OS 9 tools        Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:13 am 
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There're some themes for Mac OS 9 Appearance Manager available on MacintoshGarden.


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