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Offline xsphat

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A mod I am thinking about
« on: Thu, 30 August 2007, 13:33:19 »
I have an old Apple II GS in my closet, and now I realize that it is worth only $40, but I don't want to throw the thing away. I've been using it as a monitor stand and that got me thinking about this more.

I am thinking about putting a Mac Mini, a couple HDDs, and a USB splitter in it. I am thinking about keeping the face the way it is and mounting the Mini on the side so I can use the remote and the CD drive. The case has slots all around it, so a simple fan would handle cooling. All the plugs could be set like a tower in the back.

What do you guys think about this idea? Do you think that I would be better off to biuls a PC inside and run Ubuntu on it? This would be more work, and I am a Mac guy at heart, so the Mini is what I am leaning toward.

My Problem - How would I access the power button on the back of the Mini?

Any thoughts or ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks.

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A mod I am thinking about
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 30 August 2007, 17:22:38 »
Is the Apple II GS still functional?  If so, I say don't mod it at all!!

Use it as a serial terminal for a linux box or a Mac mini.  I've been wanting one of those (an Apple IIe or "better") to do just such a thing.

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/07/15/turn-your-apple-iie-into-a-linux-terminal/
http://daimyo.org/node/248

Or, you could just sell it to me so I could do this.  :)