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 Topic: Well I am forced on OS 9 so lets make it work. (Page 1 of 2)
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  Cross (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:46 pm
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Ok I have a Powerbook G4 867 Tibook so OS 9 is my choice but to me OS X is great but OS 7-9 is what I started with.

I am wanting to go back to OS 9. It always been what I pref'd.

Anyway I am going to copy and paste some of my other information as its easier.

I also have a Powerbook 500 series with a PPC in it. I would love to get OS 7 on it but I need a OS 7 cd or discs and pref a SCSI cdrom plus a bigger SCSI HD for it as it def used a different HD type.

Anyway I have a FS/FT thread on it. So back to this.

After thinking about it I really do miss it and while I will Keep OS X Tiger on here for the things I will need it for I want to make OS 9 work. Its what I remember and its what I miss the most.

Heres what I have questions on, what I am looking into and what i think I have found out so far lol.

This is the system I am on:
Powerbook G4 Tibook 867 with the radeon 9000. I notice a lot of mention on the 7000 so I am worried about this system working well with that.

Here is what I spend my time doing on the net and the lappy:
Checking forums, my space, amv forums, homestarrunner.com (Sorry I am easily amussed sometimes and *shrug* I just find it funny :p )

I make music videos and my sources are in RM, WMV, MOV, Divx.

I love to watch and play my movies to so I really want to know if this is possible. I remember it being a big problem before esp with WMV/ASF files.

I use FCPro 5, I have version 3-4 as well (I might even still have 2) but honestly enough I HATE it. I used another program that I am sure is still around on my many back ups from my G4 Ti 550. Anyway I don't mind if I have to stick with X for that as I am finally getting used to FC5 whhen Vegas Video has been one of my main reasons for keeping a pc around all the time (LOL and it gives me something to do, when my wife slows it down and breaks things I get to fix them :p ) But if i can woohoo lol.

Listening to music should be easy I remember a program called Sound Jam that was just what I liked. its also on your main page lol. Can't remember how it takes WMA files but I guess we shall see.

Pictures theres always graphics converter which I have loved for years.

Hotline is still around I am sure. I wonder if photoshop I was using then is still there lol. CS2 is not going to work :p

IM Systems I use are yahoo, msn, aol.

basically educate me guys. I am def excited to get back to what i really pref lol.

Besides the video formats and other questions I forgot, does the Twain driver on Graphic Converter still work with most new Digital Cameras

Well looking into things and seems like the best web browser is iCab or Opera 6.

Seems WACOM I believe is another option. I remember iCab supposedly it was still getting updates of both OS x and 9 from the las thread I just read:

June 19th is all I can see unfortantly.

SO the hunt continues... lol I should probably make a different thread about all this :p have to look for the right section ^-^

Ok thats everything combined. Lets see where it ends up.
  
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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:57 am
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Ok heres what I am DLing and backup now to use:
iCab 3 Beta
http://www.versiontracker.com/...../2061#news

This looks like a good File Share Program: (while looking at Limewire 4.0.10 I remembered the Plug Icon... Boy that brings back memorys)
Cabos
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....acos/25827

This looks like a great solution to Hotline as I am pretty sure it has not seen an update in some time:
DefBot
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....acos/25827

I remember Joliet File Access so I am looking for that. I also found this I will see if its something better or just as useful:
Adaptec UDF Volume Access
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....acos/26220
And heres Joliet:
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....macos/8017

Everyone Needs Divx for movies lol:
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....acos/24979

Since I am used to it now but still not fond of it here is Toast 5.2.3 for OS 9:
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....o/macos/86
(I still think there is something better out there)

Apples QT Mpeg-2 Codec:
http://www.versiontracker.com/.....acos/19825

Ok there is a ton more and I am DEF looking foro experianced users to point me to new or different things.

Esp on windows media player files above ver 7 that we have a player for. Have not seen anything yet. I guess conversion is the only way soo if anyone has anything let me know!
  
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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:58 am
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And I keep hitting some keys to many times. Anyway I ment to add, its bed time, I am tired so off to bed!

night all!
  
  dpaanlka (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:27 am
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There is a better OS 9 Mozilla client than WAMCOM. It is just the standard Mozilla client. I forget where it is though. I don't do OS 9 anymore.
  
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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:56 am
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I used the iCab Beta on OS X Tiger last night really quickly and it loaded pages great so I think I am going to give it a run and see how it goes.
  
  sierraredd (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:53 pm
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icab works on 7.6 and up. But it can massacre pages that are formated with basic tables. It's very slow and I'm not sure where it get's it's javascript validation from. On older systems I have to recomend IE, hated to say it but it does a decent job. Opera is quirky. Works but like most older browsers, has limits.
  
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