8500/180 update

CobraBoy (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 08:22:27 -0800

For those of you that care here is an update on the 8500 (BeBop) after
almost two weeks.

My early crashes we attributed to a window modifying extension writen by
some 15 year old kid in high school. I removed it and all crashes stopped.
I then hacked up my own version and everything is working fine. (hey, so
I'm lazy, shoot me)

Everything seems to be working just fine, with the possible exception of
the Avery Label Printing DA. It wants to quit with a Type 1 (out of memory)

So to k.i.s.s. this is by far not only one of the fastest Mac's around (my
200 mhz card is on order, as is another 32 meg of RAM bringing up to 128
megs) but by far the most stable. I plugged in a Video camera, turned it
on, and by the time I walked around to the monitor there was video on the
screen. Everything works as promised and again the most amazing thing is it
is rock solid.

So if you hear anyone talking about crashing Mac's feel free to relate this
little story.


A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any
invention in human history with the possible exceptions of handguns and
tequila .      Mitch Ratliffe, _Technology Review_ April, 1992

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