Hope this does not degenerate into the an argument over the value of
over-priced, under-performing Macintosh computers, including the half
cantaloupe with the mirror on top.
I might remind people that Carella DOS, (formerly DR DOS) is still
available if you need to run an older DOS program. I personally still
have copies of most everything from Windows XP back to Windows 3, and
DOS as far back as 3.2. My 1 gHz AMD-based machine runs all of these
with no problems (other than the limits of the older OSs). An older
Pentium 120-based machine can be purchased for peanuts nowadays and
would serve very nicely.
I might remind you that Apple Computer (in particular, Steve Jobs)
has a past history of dropping support for anything older than about
3 years, as well as keeping everything closed and proprietary. (That
ought to bring some flaming replies! :) just kidding).
Best to all of you.
[ Whether it's because of, or in spite of, Steve Jobs, Apple's market
[ share still hovers at around 10% of the PC market. The high-end
[ Macintosh is preferred for elaborate graphics and motion picture
[ (DVD) editing, and the users don't mind paying Macintosh and the
[ program publishers for their continuing support. If you are simply
[ editing and playing MIDI files then Windows and an Intel PC clone
[ is still the cheapest system. -- Robbie