View Poll Results: What OS do you use?
Pre Windows 98 0 0%
Windows 98 14 12.17%
Windows 2000 13 11.30%
Windows XP (home or pro) 50 43.48%
Pre Mac OS 8 0 0%
Mac OS 8.X 0 0%
Mac OS 9.x 8 6.96%
Mac OS X (Pre Jaguar) 0 0%
Mac OS 10.2.1 or above 23 20.00%
Other 7 6.09%
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Old 03-24-2003, 01:19 PM   #15
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" I got you". Now there is another world heard from. I wonder if ours will even fire up now.


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Old 03-24-2003, 06:41 PM   #16
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The Apple //c is a great little machine. You can find parts on ebay fairly easily.

I have an Apple IIgs too and an Imagewriter II dot matrix printer.

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Old 03-24-2003, 07:45 PM   #17
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g4 desktop, G4 powerbook and a little network with a quadra 605, a color classic, a 6100, and a 3400 serving webcams and iTunes all over the place. As my Caravel-as-mother-in-law/guest-house project comes along I am wondering if Airport will penetrate into the Airstream. I may have to run Ethernet out there too.. : )
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Old 03-24-2003, 07:51 PM   #18
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I have the first gen Airport. From approx 25 feet, I can get into the Airstream. The signal is prettly low due to the alum shell, but it works!

If you went with Airport Extreme w/ antennas, you could easily make it into the Airstream and be surfing wireless at 54mbs at possibly greater distances of 25 feet (depending on terrain). If you want/need the bandwidth for file xfer, etc, great, but most don't even have 10mb connections to the web, so even the old Airport should work well for your need depending on distance to the Airstream. Outside the Airstream, I can go almost 250 feet depending on terrain. However 25 feet is about the max to get a signal inside the Airstream (again, depending largely on terrain).



PS- also Airport extreme only works for newer workstations. Check Apple's site for compatibility w/ your equipment or go 1st or 2ng gen Airport. Also remember to lock down your wireless, there are several way to do it, but do it, or others will be surfing the web on your dime and possibly having fun on your mini network! The Airport is one of the easiest wireless access points to configure.
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Old 03-25-2003, 01:01 AM   #19
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I checked off other since I use more than one operating system for my network, use windows NT, 2000pro, and xp, sqlserver2000, nokia checkpoint firewall cisco7100vpn router compaq proliant server dell desktop, and a dell laptop for on the road ,use sprint pcs air card in laptop get constant connection speed at over 100 sometimes hovers at 200 use a Tmobile pocket pc which syncs to my email now you know why I needed a restoration project to work on I forgot how much fun cuts, smashed fingers,bruises and scrapes could be doing what you enjoy
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Old 03-25-2003, 08:23 AM   #20
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Thanks Eric, I have Airport 2.0 but at 100feet or so from the base station. withwhat you are telling me it prolly wont work that great. I guess I should, now that I thnk about it, run ethernet out there for guests with other non-wireless laptops.
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Old 03-25-2003, 09:35 AM   #21
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I would check the signal first before pulling wire. Terrain can vary the signal greatly. If you find no signal in your case then wire might be the only way to go.

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Old 03-25-2003, 01:12 PM   #22
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I have a cube, G4, G3, Win2000 at home. Getting a Mac 17" laptop for the airstream. For computer use and to watch DVDs on instead of a TV.
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Old 03-25-2003, 06:20 PM   #23
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Old 04-26-2003, 09:25 PM   #24
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Okay... I came over here and cast a vote... but at least now there's a poll in the polls forum that points to the poll in another forum we're supposed to use.
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:25 PM   #25
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We've got two Macs, each running OS X and one IBM machine running XP Pro.

Has anyone else noticed Airstream's influence on Apple's marketing recently? Consider that Apple has introduced:

SAFARI - A new internet browser
CLASSIC - New name for old operating system
BRUSHED ALUMINUM - Apple's Safari web browser window is "made" of brushed aluminum. The newest computers are made of it too.
ALUMINUM RIVETS - OK, not quite, but when the graphite theme is chosen instead of the default, aqua, the various buttons displayed throughout would make Wally Byam feel right at home.
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:56 PM   #26
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Hey... you didn't list my OS! I'm using a TRS-80 Mod 4 with TRSDOS6.0. It's got an integral keyboard, and two 160k single-sided drives with a monochrome screen!

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Old 10-06-2003, 07:00 PM   #27
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That is a very interesting observation. Maybe when I adopted the Safari browser I got the sublimable Airstream bug.

I have been hanging around here a couple of months and didn't know this poll existed. I cast my vote for Mac OS 10.2+. I've been a Mac user since April '84 and have gone through quite a few over the years and just acquired a new 15" Powerbook that just got updated from titanium to an aluminum case. I thought it had a lot of synergy with Airstream with its new aluminum case.

The poll is currently showing about 30% Mac OS use here compared to an estimate of 5% over all in OS use. That is rather a significant difference. I'd be willing to bet there is a correspondingly high number of left handed Airstream owners as well. When I bought my Airstream the PO noticed I was left handed and said that explained it all.

I suspect an Airstream owner lives outside the mainstream of thinking.

BTW, at my place of work it is Windows XP on my desk
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Old 10-06-2003, 08:13 PM   #28
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