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Old 12-18-03, 01:20 AM
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Hay guys my network is still going strong. I do have a question though. My third computer is a machintosh computer. I am wondering if I can connect it to my pc network if I get a network card for it?
 
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Yes, you can connect your Macintosh computer to your network. However, unless you run special software on it you will not be able to browse to it from your Windows PCs.

I am not a Mac person (I wish I could be, but that's a different story), so I don;t know what software exists out there, but I am sure that there is software that will allow you to browse to and from your Macs on a Windows network.
 
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Judging from the fact that your talking about installing a network card on the mac, it sounds like this is an older machine. (Virtually every mac in the last 5 years comes with a pre-installed NIC)
Can you let me know what version of the Operating System is installed on the machine?
Ways to allow it to share files with your PC's vary with the OS but I might be able to help.

As for plugging it into the network, you should have no problem as mentioned before. If you have a router/DHCP server it should pull an IP address from that with no problems.
 
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MacOSX can browse Windows computers as far as I know. Older versions will need a "translator" program installed. The internet browsing should be "plug and play".
 
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The computer is a old mac computer. Its a mac IICI running at 25MHZ with 30MB Memmory. Its has system 7.5.5 I wish I could find the latest one that will be able to go on this old computer for free. And that is 7.6.1
 
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Old 12-19-03, 02:02 PM
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Would someone please give me a greate URL for free MAC downloads?
 
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Old 12-19-03, 08:33 PM
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Those were greate links to system 7.6.1

However, it meantions that I need to have system 7.6 in order to update, which if I remember right from years ago that is correct. And it seems you have to pay for system 7.6 I think. And what is so stupid about that is thinkn about it. System7.6 was so long ago, sence than we have mac os X.

While we are on the subject of system 7.6 and system 7.6.1 I wanted to bring up another question. I have been searching all over the internet for the color version of Kid Pics for free. Does anyone remember that program? It was used all over the world on MAC computers especialy in schools. This was a paint program which I grew fond of. However I don't have that program so can someone tell me where I can get that program for free as well. Remember not looking for the limited black and white version of Kid Pics, lokking for the color version of Kid Pics, which might possibly be called Kid Pics Deluxe. I been seing a few of that name on the net. And does anyone know where to find system 7.6 free or do you have system 7.6 and don't might making me a copy on floppy disks or whatever?
 
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system 7.6
You might be able to buy it on eBay.

Hope this helps.
 
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Check your local library, I know mine has several Macintosh titles available for borrowing.
 
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You're correct, system 7.6 is a paid upgrade. 7.5.5 is the highest you can go for free. Even though it is old, I don't believe they have moved it into the public domain so pirating it would still be illegal.

I did find a site that is still selling 7.6.1 if you are interested.
http://www.welovemacs.com/macos7-6-1.html
I'm sure there are others but this was the first I saw.

I also found Kid Pix Studio Deluxe for $10 at:
http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/ca...e=23424&ai=531
Is that the title you were looking for?
 
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Thankyou that actually helps alot!
 
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