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Re: WP for 68K Macs

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  • Rick Mansfield
    No, I m not in the Jerusalem area, but thanks for the offer. And as for hard drive space, as I mentioned, this PB 170 is quite nice and contains a 500 mb hard
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 27, 2009
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      No, I'm not in the Jerusalem area, but thanks for the offer. And as for hard drive space, as I mentioned, this PB 170 is quite nice and contains a 500 mb hard drive that the previous owner had upgraded it to! So I've got plenty of room.

      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, geoffrey mendelson <geoffreymendelson@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > On Mar 26, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Rick Mansfield wrote:
      >
      > > Okay, for some reason I was thinking that 3.5 was PPC only, but great.
      > >
      > > Second question-- you mention running it on an SE, which obviously
      > > has a lower screen resolution. How does that work. I want to install
      > > it on PB 170 that is in really nice condition. The 170's screen is
      > > 640 x 400--a rather odd size. Will WP function okay on that?
      > >
      >
      >
      > I think you are asking two questions here. The first is the obvious
      > one, is will the program run
      > or will it crash, produce an unreadable display, etc. The answer to
      > that one is yes, it will
      > work fine.
      >
      > With a 68030 processor it should be fine. RAM ranged from 2m to 8m,
      > with 2m, it would be
      > tight, with 4 or more, and system 7.5, it will be good. Note that
      > turning on virtual memory is false
      > economy, it slows things down and should only be used to run programs
      > that won't fit into the
      > real RAM.
      >
      > The second question is "will enough of the document show on the screen
      > for me to be able to use it"? In their day the powerbooks had more
      > than enough screen to do what ever we were
      > doing on them. A standard screen at the time was 640x480, so it was
      > close enough. If you
      > are used to a large modern screen, it may be tough to adapt.
      >
      > I'm typing this on a 1024x600 screen in a window with the text part
      > not much bigger, if at all
      > than 640x400, so IMHO you will have no problems.
      >
      > Compared to the 512x342 screen of my SE it's downright huge. :-)
      >
      > The only problem I can see is that WordPerfect 3.5 uses a lot of disk
      > space. You may want to
      > consider something smaller if you have a 40m (yes, that's megabytes)
      > drive instead of the
      > upgrade 80. If You use the package that is provided by someone on this
      > group, the WP folder
      > is about 65 megabytes, but around 45 of them are files that are only
      > needed once (distribution
      > files) and documentation.
      >
      > If you need something smaller, MacWrite II/Pro is in the 2-3 meg
      > range, Microsoft Word under
      > 10 and Claris works/Appleworks 2-10 depending upon the version and
      > what you install. AppleWorks as late as 5 came in a 680x0 version, but
      > I personally only have the PPC version.
      >
      > You don't happen to be in the Jerusalem area? I could set you up with
      > whatever you need.
      >
      > Geoff.
      > --
      > geoffrey mendelson
      > geoffreymendelson@...
      >
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