Best version of system software for Powerbook Duo 230?
Posted on 1998-03-18
I've recently acquired a Powerbook Duo 230, and plan to erase the drive and start fresh with a clean installation of the system software.
I can install any version of the system software from 7.1 through 7.6.1, and I am wondering what your suggestion might be given the fact that the computer has a 120 meg hard drive, 12 megs of RAM, and a 33 Mhz 68030 processor.
I plan to give this computer to a college student to use MS Word (probably v 5.1a), MS Excel (probably v 4.0), and maybe for Internet access or AOL.
I am leaning towards installing a system that can make use of Open Transport (ease of configuring the machine for Internet access using OT PPP), yet I am hesitant to install a system that will consume too much of the limited hard disk space, or tax the 68030 processor to the point of making performance seem sluggish.
I would greatly appreciate your opinion on this matter.
Thanks in advance,