So, obviously I have a number of questions.
This machine is the 80mhz version, with a one gig hard disk and 24 megs of ram.
I would love to use this machine to write with and maybe even check email. My main computer is a Macbook Pro.
But there is something to be said about getting away from the feature creep and going back to the basics.
I really like the vintage feel of an old mac. That said, the Power Mac is running os 8.1.
I don't think I should load os 9 onto it, and I have even had thoughts about putting 7.6 on it. What would you guys recommend? 8.6?
But perhaps the most important question is how do I get documents off of this computer? It has a floppy disk drive, but I feel that setting up a little network or just using a crossover cable would be faster (plus my macbook doesn't have a floppy drive)...but an Ethernet cable doesn't just plug in. Do I need some kind of adapter?
I've got it set up with a really loud neat-o clickity clack apple keyboard and a Kingston trackball mouse (which is awesome) and a 14inch Apple CRT display. Which reminds me, can you adjust the actual size of the picture on this monitor? I looked around for a nob and I haven't yet found one that corresponds to that function. I also came into a Stylwriter II (I think) printer that I've not tried out yet. Is this printer dead on arrival due to lack of supplies?