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Just Updated 1/9/2003
New Apple products!: Well I don't know about you guys but I was thrilled hearing about the new stuff Apple has for us this year! The two new PowerBooks I think will sell very well. The 12" model even more then the 17" I bet. I would replace my 12" iBook in a heart beat if I had the money :)
The new iApps are awesome as well. I have been playing with Safari since the keynote address ended and it is a very good browser for even a beta! It has a few bugs that need to be worked out and I am sure they will be very soon. I love the new favicon.ico feature Apple implemented. This is an icon file that lets web sites display a mini icon in the URL bar next to your URL and in the bookmarks next you your web sites name. I already made one for The 6400 Zone and for my TW Computing company :) These are also visible in Windows IE in their bookmarks and possibly in the IE version in XP in the URL line? I think we'll be seeing much more use of these in the future.
I also like the fact that Apple kept all the iApps free except for iDVD. All the rumor sites got that wrong saying all the iApps would be for sale only. Ooops! I am not sure if the new iDVD will work with external DVD burners though and that would be ashame if it doesn't since you have to buy iDVD or get it with a new Mac that has a DVD burner.
Well back to the 6400 world :)
iPod on the 6400/6500: earlier I posted a request from someone who wanted to know if the iPod worked on our Macs. Gerry wrote to say he has had success with his 6500 and an iPod. Thanks Gerry. He is running OS8.6 which requires some hacks to make it all work so I assume OS9 users will have an easier time?
Later he wrote:
Evergreen FireWire/USB combo card does not have stuttering issues as Sonnets Tango card does: John wrote to let me know that he tried Evergreens combo card based on info I had posted earlier from another Evergreen user stating that it had no stuttering issues when used with a L2 G3 upgrade. John also found that it eliminated stuttering issues he had due to his Tango card. Thanks John. Click here for more info on this card.
Hack to get little lights power by your USB ports: Elijah sent me some info on how to use a USB cable to power some little lights for possible use as Christmas lights around your computer. Thanks Elijah.
As Ehijah states, PLEASE TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! It could damage your USB card and even your mother board if things go wrong.
Installing MAC OSX
Installing MAC OSX
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CD containing The 6400 Zone plus past history for sale 9/3/1999
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing a CD with my entire up-to-date site as well as my 6400 Take Apart Manual? Plus, many of the past Just Updates included! I think this would be a great idea for anyone who hasn't been able to keep up or never saw my site until recently. Also for those of you with Sherlock, the CD is even better cause you can tell Sherlock to index the CD and then you can do a search on any topic, and if I ever talked about it, you'll find it! I have info as far back as mid 1997. I'm asking $10 US which includes shipping, and I will even include a few surprises! To make this offer even juicier I can add some download that you've been trying to get but just couldn't for some reason. Lets put my cable modem to work :) I will accept money orders and personal checks but I won't mail out the CD till it clears. I can now accept credit cards through PayPal as well!
Amazon.com, books and more 7/2/98
I found a great way to earn some money while getting great deals to you on Macintosh books and software plus they have all kinds of other books, music, and more. Please click on the amazon.com link on the top of this page whenever you feel like purchasing something to help sponsor this site. If you're unsure of what you want and wish to get a list of Mac related items, just type Macintosh in the search field on their home page and you will be presented with many choices to select.
TW Computing Business sites 11/2/2002
This page lists TW Computings Business Account holders web sites. I am placing them here on my site for two reasons. Many people visit The 6400 Zone and some of you may be interested in the products or services that these businesses deal in. Second, The 6400 Zone is visited by many web crawlers or robots that scan the internet looking for new sites. By placing links to sites hosted by TW Computing here, I can help them increase their chance of getting listed on most popular search engines. I figure that's the least I can do since I own TW Computing and it hosts The 6400 Zone :)
The 6400 Zone is created to help you gain access to useful software updates and great shareware programs that add functionality to your system. It is also a one stop road map to other informative sites for answering your questions. Most of the info here is geared towards the 6400, but it is useful for all PCI Performa models and even the 6500 and all-in-one Macs based on the same. It's even useful to other Mac systems. I will be referring to my 6400/200 clocked to 220Mhz as just 6400/220, OK.
I will keep it updated as often as I can but I don't have much free time to work on it, so I suggest you check back at least once every other week. That should be sufficient. If you don't see something you would like to see here or have your own software / web site that would benefit the Mac community, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will check it out.
I use a Performa 6400/Vimage G3/320 OS 9.2.2, two B&W G4/500's OS 10.2.2 Server, iBook Dual USB OS 9.2.2 / OSX 10.2.2, PM 6100 G3/240 OS 9.1, Dual G4 800 OS 9.2.2/OSX 10.2.2, and a PowerBook DUO 270c OS 7.5.5. If I encounter any problems, I will post them for all to read and respond to. Likewise, if you are having any problems and would like help just email me and if I can answer it I will, or I will post it here for others to read and respond to.
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