I was wondering if anyone could answer some of my questions. I just recently bought a Mac Plus, and was wondering how to set it up. It came with software, and I wanted to know if I boot from the disks. If anyone could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for reading my forum topic.
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The old compact Macs are some of the easiest to set up. Provided you have no hard drive (it'd be external if you did), you just have to plug the power to the back, the keyboard to the 'phone cord port' in the front, and the mouse to it's spot on the back.
As for booting, not a lot of machines had hard drives when the plus came out. Quite a few disks from that time were bootable. Just put one in, turn the machine on with the switch in the back, and wait for the icon to come up. If you've got a happy Mac, then it should boot properly. If you've got a Mac with a blinking "?" in it, then that disk doesn't have system software on it.