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#1 2016-09-29 15:01:10

ClassicHasClass
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Rehabilitating the 6200s?

I noticed there is a 6200 partisan out there who seems to have reworked the PM 6200 Wikipedia page. So let's analyze his defense. The links are all in the blogpost below, but my tl;dr is that I don't think all of it is accurate and I don't think it still changes their overall air of disreputability.

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2016/09/ … etely.html


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#2 2016-10-09 02:37:23

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Re: Rehabilitating the 6200s?

Rehabilitating the thing to do what exactly? Not certain the intent here....

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#3 2016-10-09 06:32:05

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Re: Rehabilitating the 6200s?

I guess he really likes the 6200 series.


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#4 2016-10-15 13:50:37

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Re: Rehabilitating the 6200s?

As someone with fond memories of the 6320/120 CD, I can see why he might want to mount an impassioned defence of a such a maligned Mac. But even assuming that everything he posted was correct, there's no getting around the fact that Apple designed these Macs as entry-level budget machines with an eye to cut as many corners as possible. Sticking an otherwise excellent PPC chip on a bus meant for the 68040 pretty much sums it all up. And that's on top of all of the reliability issues. There was the well-documented motherboard problem at launch that led to freezes, as well as the use of shoddy PSUs.

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#5 2016-10-16 01:13:12

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Re: Rehabilitating the 6200s?

Everybody loves some computers sometime!


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