LC 575

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LC 575

Hi guys

I've only used a classic Mac once - it was a 575, System 7.

Now, this was a few years ago, and back then, I didn't know that much about the hardware side of things. Now, I'm interested in old hardware as well, so, I went searching on TradeMe, which is New Zealand's version of eBay. I found a fully working LC 575 with 7.5.5 for $10 - US $5 or something like that.

Here's the specs -

Apple Macintosh Computer LC 575
68LC040 processor @ 33 MHz
OS 7.5.3, 160 MB hard drive.
36 MB RAM with Ram Doubler software giving an effective 72 MB RAM.

Manufactured July 1994

Word Perfect 3.5 is loaded, which works well with this machine.

Complete with keyboard & mouse & all cables

So, I'm looking forward to playing around with an Old Mac.

A couple of questions -

1. How do I install software on Apple System?
2. How do I get it on the computer?
3. What's some things you reccomend I install/modify in the 575?

Thanks,

Blake

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isn't the LC575 the AIO desig

isn't the LC575 the AIO design (AIO as in all in one ) with the built in monitor.

the LC575 should have a cd rom drive to install stuff onto. and it also has a floppy drive.

installing software on it is easy. if you have a cd just put it into the drive when the system is running and open the mounted disk that pops on the desktop. the same goes for the floppy drive when its inserted it will mount to the desktop and once it is double click it and it will open and show the contents.

this Mac is a 68K so you cant run ppc software on it. software for a 68k Mac is hard to come by unless you know of a place that sells this old software for the 68k mac. i know of a few places to get software for the 68k mac's

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Thanks for the reply, yes, it

Thanks for the reply, yes, it is AIO.

I wasn't really meaning commercial software on CD's - how do I get installers out of .hqx folders, etc.

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depending on the OS that is i

since OS 7 is installed on it the best place for info about it is to go here http://main.system7today.com/

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Essentials would be Stuffit E

Essentials would be Stuffit Expander and Netscape Navigator.

If you can pick up a copy of Now Utilities, that had a great collection of add-ons that compensate for some of System 7's interface shortcomings.

Also I would check out PowerWindows, SmoothType, WindowMonkey, Kaleidoscope and ApplWindows for other interface enhancement utilities.

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you might want to check out s

you might want to check out system7today.com or .org and macfaq.org

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Thanks guys for all of your h

Thanks guys for all of your help. I had it running. Installed Stuffit, etc, off a CD-R burnt by XP! Macs are smart machines. But now, it is in pieces - I am modding it...watch this space.

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hehehehe, I have an LC 575 to

hehehehe, I have an LC 575 too. I am curious to see what is in store for yours.

DON'T even think about damaging/replaceing that wonderful Sony Trinitron in the 575 though!

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Never!

The old Trinny will live! (I hope)

Yeah, it's a simple case mod - but I think you'll like it.

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