Re: Mac Disks

Chilton ( )
Wed, 10 Dec 97 10:34:53 -0000

>I am in need of a set of 3.5 disks to distribute to potential Mac customers
>who do not have cdrom drives.
>We already have a CD Rom we distribute. Also, because I am not familiar
>with the MAC systems, please tell me what versions of MAc that have PPP
>capabilities. I know some software will only run on newer versions of the
>For instance, I have a customer that has a mac LC3, whatever that is. with
>980-memory and a Supra 33.6 modem. What should I give them and what does
>this mean.
>Norris Sydnor
>Capital City Internet
Hey Norris,

The system your client is referring to is a Mac LC III. It was the third
in Low-Cost color Macs, and is based on the 68030 chip rippin' it up at
25mhz. It's the bottom of the line system for most Internet software
packages. The 980 designation is probably not their identity in the Borg
collective, rather, it is probably a reference to 9/80, which would make
some sense because one of the two LCIII configurations was with an 80Mb
hard disk. The 9 would be the RAM. However, the LCIII only has one socket
for a 72 pin SIMM, and unless I'm just plain wrong, the only sizes of
that SIMM came in were 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32MB. Maybe since the olden
days, a new, 5Mb SIMM shipped.

At any rate, your user should be able to run most of the software out
there. So you have some options:
1. Pick up the Apple Internet Connection Kit ($40), which Apple says
they're discontinuing, and send in the coupon for the diskette version.
2. Pick up Adam Engst's Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh ($40) and send
in its disk set coupon.
3. Purchase Usefulware's diskette package (a good deal if you're already
one of their customers).
4. Purchase your user an external CD ($60) and install from any of the
various CDs. Note here that if you plan to do many CD installations onto
Macs without a CD, and you don't want to spring for a diskette version,
you can purchase nearly any scsi CD-ROM drive and plug it into the back
of any Mac, restart, and you're in business.

Of course, there's a fifth option that I'm kinda partial to. You can get
a one free Mac floppy set that you can distribute for free to one user by
going to our site and requesting it on our order page. You can build the
diskettes from your '95 or NT boxes, and have a Mac software solution
instantly. Additional copies cost about 4.00 each, and you can get an
unlimited license until the year 2000 for $295.00 from us.

We're within an hour of posting the latest and believe me, absolute
greatest version of our software ever. And to everyone that has requested
a free copy, but hasn't received it yet, I apologize for the delay,
they're being built as fast as possible.

It's a free upgrade to any of our clients, and as usual, I will post a
short announcement on the Inet-services list when 4.5 is ready later

Chilton Webb \
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