OS8 upgrade to OS8.1

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How would I go about upgrading from OS8 to OS8.1? The OS will not read Mac_OS_8.1_Update.smi.bin. What does one do with this?

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stuffit

The .bin extension indictes the file is compressed - like a zip file.
You'll need do download a copy of Stuffit Expander, and drag the 8.1 upgrade onto it. That should leave you with an update file with just the .smi extension, which you can double-click on and mount.

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AIM

Is there a version of AIM or any messenger I can use on OS8.1?

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Which model of Macintosh are you using?

Which model of Macintosh are you using E-Werd?

If you're using something that can run 9.1 fairly decently, I'd strongly suggest that you upgrade. As for messenger clients for the Macintosh, I am totally out of the loop. I don't do online chat so I don't have any interest in any of the instant messenger clients available for the Mac. I did, however, play with something called Mac Messenger for a spell. It does Microsoft Instant Messaging.

Or, if you're in a fix to play with one of the free Unixes, there's some IM clients available for X11.

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5300/100 LC

It is a Power Macintosh 5300/100 LC. A tad old... the manufacturing date was in January 1997. It has 48mb physical RAM in it. I am a big Linux person but not sure how to go about installing it and I have a problem anyhow with uninstalling OS8.1 because I have no OS cd as I inherited this mac from a friend and got it as-is.

If I had linux on it I would be in great shape, I am just new to MacOS.

Supposedly this machine can run 9.0 (and I would assume it could upgrade to 9.1), but 1) I am not able to go to eBay to get it (no credit card) and 2) not sure it would be even run acceptably good.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/stats/powermac_5300_100lc.html
^Info about my mac.

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Re: OS8 upgrade to OS8.1

you need a credit card to use ebay? well you can get os 9 from LEM, the trading post here, megamacs.com, and hardcoremacs.com. But if you want linux try debian or Yellow dog.

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Nubus Linux

IIRC, the 5300 is a pre PCI, Nubus architecture machine. AFAIK, There's no simple, install it and run it Linux for those machines.

http://www.google.com/search?q=nubus+linux

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You best hope for linux is to

You best hope for linux is to see if you can find an old copy of mkLinux, or better yet, LinuxPPC

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