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Why choosing a key for your song is one of the most important aspects of preparation for production and recording

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New vs. old guitar strings: Part 1 - The case for new guitar strings

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How to double track easily and efficiently

Three types of musician you'll prefer to work with in the studio, and one type that you won't

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Hands On: Apple Macintosh Computers (part 5)

Unfortunately, I don’t think that System 7 is suitable for the SE or the Classic, basically because the maximum memory expansion of these machines is 4 Megabytes...

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Unfortunately, I don’t think that System 7 is suitable for the SE or the Classic, basically because the maximum memory expansion of these machines is 4 Megabytes. With 4 Megabytes and System 6.0.7, the most recent pre-System 7 version, there is enough memory to boost up the Finder memory to make bulk file copying easier (which I do to back up my hard disk to an optical disk), run two substantial programs concurrently under MultiFinder, and hardly ever get ‘Out of Memory’ alerts. Although System 7 has some attractive features, it takes up more space and I found that shortage of memory became a limiting factor for me. The computer also seemed rather sluggish, therefore I have returned to System 6.0.7 and would recommend it to all users of these models, even the Classic which is now supplied with System 7 installed. LC, LC II and Classic II users (who are still far fewer in number than the SE and Classic users and potential users I am catering for in this article) can expand their memory further so System 7 will be seen in its true glory, which is…

  • Text labels for icons
  • Outline views of folders
  • Balloon help
  • Application menu
  • More versatile wastebasket
  • Custom icons
  • Aliases
  • Find file command
  • Startup items folder
  • Fonts folder
  • Apple menu items folder
  • Virtual memory (computers with 68030 processor)
  • …and more.

If you use a Mac with more than 4 Megabytes of RAM, I am sure you will find the upgrade to System 7.1 fully worth the price.

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By David Mellor Thursday January 1, 2004
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