Antz wrote:Having a bit of a clean up
I have about 500-600 floppy disks with Mac software on if anyone is interested. Mostly system 6 and system 7 stuff, some a bit older.
Ideally I would like to see a lot of this stuff loaded up to some of those sites that store the abandoned software but at the moment it is just rotting away.
Anyone that can put this to good use would have to arrange pickup from Wellington.
gavo wrote:I'd hate to see this stuff go to the tip however, so if you dont get any other offers, please let me know and I'll take them off your hands and add them to the list of things to be done (just no one mention it to my wife!).
Gibsaw wrote:Well, if the private messages are anything to go by, myself and Marcus are going to handle this little trove. Marcus is organising getting it shipped.
Depending upon what exactly is meant by 600 disks... If it's 600 DD floppies, then it should be straight forward to create a DVD sized(ish) archive of 68k mac software that can be played with by hobbyists. Obviously, if there's a significant number of CD-ROM's amongst it, that's going to make it a lot bigger.
I seriously doubt it'll be small enough to be a "trivial" downloadable. I won't even get into the licensing issues, which some companies will still feel the need to "protect" even to this day.
mrad01 wrote:My intention is to "recreate" some of the workstations I remember using from the 1980s - 1990s that graphic designers and education may have used. I have put aside a couple of my Mac Pluses and SE/30s for the task.
Gibsaw and I will go though them and see whats what. Will report in!
Gibsaw wrote:Ah, so I'm guessing "at-ease" will be in there somewhere.
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