or Want to?
Jag's Pearls of Wisdom
Compact Mac On the Web!!
Here's everything you need to get that ole
Yes, Virginia, you CAN get an old black and
white Mac on the web. This Doc Maker application gives you all the
juicy details. Mentioned in Mac Addict and MacUser magazines. Over
20,000 downloads so far.
Other Classic Internet
- From Polarnet's web site, popular terminal emulation program for
Macs. Works on the 512 or up
stack of the above
Text Only Web Browser - great little
(490k!) browser for PowerMacs and 68k Macs. Needs 7.1 and the Drag
Manager and Thread Manager or 7.5 or up to run. PPC Version uses 2.2
- text only web browser
Haveri's FAQ's - 68000 FAQ, Internet
FAQ for older Macs, more
Your Compact Mac On the Web Startup Kit
3.0 - Everything you need to get
that old dinosaur on the Internet
- NOTE: This is broken up into three 800k
disc images. You'll need Apple's Disc Copy (comes with every Mac
OS since 7.5 or so
to mount the images, then drag the contents of the images to 800k
floppies, then run the installer just as you would any other
software. This will only install on all 68k Macs running system
7.x with 4 megs of ram or more.
- Config PPP - control panel
- MacTCP - Control Panel
- PPP - Extension
- Gif Watcher - graphic viewer
- GifConverter - converts gif to picts and
- MacWeb - web browser
- Eudora - email
- Fetch - FTP client
- Ircle - net chat
- Get Your Compact Mac On Web (text) -
- Get Your Compact Mac On Web 2.0 -
Self-contained application of the above document with screen
Your System 6 Mac on the web
How To Use FreePPP
and System 7.1
access with just an email account?
boot disc - surf the web on a 512k
Mac or other 68000 Mac
9/15/2001, 11:38 PM
Visiting tonight on a $5 se/30 with a
free modem (cable was2$!) all thanks to JAG. Aside from redraws, with
a 33.6 usr, jag's7.5 advice and downloads, list of modem jumpers,
jags MacPPPsetup, netscape 2, fetch (it works!) I could do it. the
big sticklerwas getting the cable for the modem. This has been quite
a fun side project, and people like Jag have made it much easier,
really enjoyable as opposed to hair pulling aggravating sleep losing
It's a really great site (looks good in
b&w too, no mean feat)
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 11:25:37 -0500
X-Personal_name: Trey Christensen
Subject: zterm and lynx
Hello Jag, thank you for the great
website on classic Macs.
I am emailing you via lynx via zterm via
my 4 meg Mac Plus with an external floppy. (and a hayes 9600 modem!).
I booted 6.0.3 on one floppy, and am running zterm from the other. I
am going to give this machine to my aunt so she can have an email
P.S. lynx is really cool to
just a note of thanks. i'm emailing you
from my B&W Mac Classic 4/40 running sys 6.0.7. I downloaded your
getting on the web pack signed up for a free isp provider with free
POP mail account (just a recent thing here in New Zealand) and
brought a 56K global village modem from work for a very decent price.
your turorials were very helpful and i was up and FTPing and sending
email in no time.
Your website is an absolute credit to you
and the mac community, keep it up.
PS I may yet upgrade to sys 7.0.1 and get
this puppy on the web but the novelty of using sys 6 hasn't worn off
Great site. Thanks to all the links and
resources I've got my 1 meg Mac Plus doing email, ftp and telnet.
I've got it booting off the built-in floppy with 6.0.8, AppleShare,
PPP and MacTCP and SuperFinder. Fetch, Eudora and NCSA Telnet are
served up from a 6100/66 running 7.5.3 over PhoneNet connectors. Next
step is to get an external floppy for the Plus and let it do ALL the
All in all pretty good for a $5 computer
and a $3 modem.
Portions of this site from various
classic mac digests and other sources, thanks to all who contribute
to the continued use of these great old machines