Escaping from "windows"

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Escaping from "windows"

Hi for a number of years I have been staring into cyber-space through "windows", I have just bought as seen un-tried a PB1400cs/133 as an intro to the "mac alternative". Hum now for the problem, as a MAC vigin, imagine my suprise when I power it up and all I get is a picture of a cute little floppy disc with a Question mark flashing on it. HELP please ?? what is it asking me to do? I so want to leave windows behind, but on a limited budget it is a little frustrating, do I need to install an operating system, and if so which one and where do I get one from ??
Cheers Rowly

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no operating system

that means there is no operating system installed on your mac. quite the same as the message "no boot volume found" on a windows box...

install the operating system from the (hopefully?) enclosed cd's.

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escaping from windows

Hi chris thanks for your input, so I was on the right track after all, so now my problem is to find an OS suitable on floppies as it has no CD drive. cheers rowly

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os 8.0 on floppies

os 8 was the last mac os i think was distributed on floppies and rarely goes for over $20 but kind of hard to find

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Hello, another member here is

Hello, another member here is selling external CD drives on the For Sale Forum.
I would highly reccomend this option, as well as the seller !
Best Regards,
David

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