Separate forums for G3 and Pre-G3 PPC Macs (or OS X and Pre-X?)

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Joined: Dec 12 2005
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I think there is enough of a differnce in the two to warrant separate forums.

Pre-G3/OS 9 users are more concerned with rejuvenating and maintaing and figuring out how to use vintage Macs, whereas G3 and OS X are concerned with a wide range of issues for advanced processors, "New World" Macs, and OS X software concerns.

I should know these are different, I have a G4 TiBook, a PB3400, and a G3 Kanga that straddles the difference...but I know the things of concern are pretty different.


You can have my 12" PBG4 when you pry it form my cold, dead hands...or when Apple releases another subnotebook...or when I can figure out how to put Mac OS X on a PC subnotebook...

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jman's picture
Joined: Nov 30 2005
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I Think that would be good

That would be would make it easy to place topice
and make them more derect to the subject


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macg4's picture
Joined: Jan 18 2005
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i agree that would be cool id

i agree that would be cool idea


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eeun's picture
Joined: Dec 19 2003
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It's a good suggestion, but t

It's a good suggestion, but there would be a lot of overlapping content (general OS 9 questions, or OS X on pre-G3 hardware for example), so I can't see it adding any benefit.

Besides, it's not like the PPC forum gets enough posts to make it a chore to navigate.


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catmistake's picture
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1098
well... a separate OS X forum...

Guess I'll pitch my opinion. I've been thinking this for a while. There should be a separate OS X forum. I know there are other sites with OS X help, but they are huge, and from what I've seen, not as friendly.

I'm not sure about the argument of enough difference between the PowerPCs. IMHO splitting the hardware is dubious (you can't match the HW to the OS... I'm running OS X on a 8600)... but then again... forget a separate forum, the B&Ws could have an entire site to themselves. Tongue