Re: WP for 68K Macs
- 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 email@example.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.
> geoffrey mendelson