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    Gang,

    I anticipate aquiring a Power PC soon and I haven't been able to locate a CD with an older version of Netscape Navigator on it. I am wondering if there is a way to backup the copy that is installed on the PPC's hard drive. It's larger than a 1.44 Megabyte floppy. I think this machine has System Seven on it.

    Any help greatly appriciated.

    Thanks,
    Sean

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    here's an archive of Netscape Navigator for the Mac, you can get most versions of it here

    http://browsers.evolt.org/?navigator/mac

    Just have to get it onto the Mac instead of off it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    here's an archive of Netscape Navigator for the Mac, you can get most versions of it here

    http://browsers.evolt.org/?navigator/mac

    Just have to get it onto the Mac instead of off it.
    Thanks! I think I can use an old "how to get on the internet" type of book that came with software to browse this page.

    Sean

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    Actually, it's 8.1US, just in case that requires getting a different version of Navigator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druid6900 View Post
    Actually, it's 8.1US, just in case that requires getting a different version of Navigator
    Druid,

    I have plans to try to install System 9.1 on the PPC. But the amazing thing is that, for this computer, finding ancilliary items on eBay is like going to the supermarket - you just put in what you want and it shows up. So I can go back down to 8.1 if 9 doesn't work out. Or, at the least, 7.5 and use Netscape to browse limited numbers of webpages.

    Sean

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    Yeah, I had to dig up an old copy of Disk Copy 6.1.2 to install a disk image while testing the machine today (left it on there), because 6.4 needs 8.5 to run.

    After running 100MB zip cartridges over to it (I have a ATAPI Zip100 in my modern computer and hooked a Zip100Plus up to the SCSI port on the PPC) all day, I find a utility folder on the PPC stuffed with diagnostic software.

    Some days I hate working on Vintage stuff LOL
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    StuffIT can compress files splitting in many parts. I used it (and it was perfect!) in my Mac LC under System 7.0.1 and 7.5.5. I suppose works also in newer sistems (PPC should emulate 68k...). Btw, by mistake I erased it SOB!

    If you want to try different MacOS versions, you can download freely MacOS 7.5.3 and upgrade to 7.5.5 from apple's website.
    Bye!
    Daniele
    I'm sorry for my bad english... I'm from Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin86 View Post
    StuffIT can compress files splitting in many parts. I used it (and it was perfect!) in my Mac LC under System 7.0.1 and 7.5.5. I suppose works also in newer sistems (PPC should emulate 68k...). Btw, by mistake I erased it SOB!

    If you want to try different MacOS versions, you can download freely MacOS 7.5.3 and upgrade to 7.5.5 from apple's website.
    Bye!
    Daniele
    Daniele,

    Your English was good enough to fool me. I suppose that your tower hasn't fallen over yet.

    Was that program by any chance called "Stuffit Expander"? I have a memory of that name.

    I'll bet you could get another copy off of eBay. I know there is a plethora (lots) of vintage Mac items on the U.S.'s eBay (www.ebay.com) Many sellers are willing to ship internationally, but you might need to set up a Paypal account to pay them.

    Sean

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