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    About this Mac ?
    A friend of mine in the US had just been given a Mac. He is not sure what it is but it is running Mac OS 9.X. Is there an equivalent of "about this mac" under version 9 so that I can find out what he has got and what the specs are.

    Thanks.
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    If I remember right, it's the same...(been awhile) Should be under the Apple menu, too.
    It will have an Apple System Profiler as well. Great for finding all the specs it has.
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    There was a thing called Apple system Profiler. I think it was in the Utilities folder but it should also be under the Apple menu in OS 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwar View Post
    If I remember right, it's the same...(been awhile) Should be under the Apple menu, too.
    It will have an Apple System Profiler as well. Great for finding all the specs it has.
    Unfortunately I never used a Mac prior to the addition of Intel processors (my ibook wasn't new) so I haven't used Mac Os 9. The person with the computer hasn't used any version of Mac OS.

    I will Email him now to look for the above. Ta
    Experienced computer user, applications programmer and component level service engineer but came to the Apple platform with intro of intel!. Pro-photographer and director of electronics company.

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    Run a search of the drive (Command F) for Apple System Profiler.

    I have no idea where the default location would be, but the search I ran for it listed it as a desk accessory. As mentioned, it's probably in the Utilites folder, if 9 had one. Otherwise, check the Applications folder.

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    Thanks everyone. Using a combination of everyones info I have managed to get him to send me a file containing the specs of the machine he has been given - A G4 733MHz PowerMac with 2x256Mb SDRam
    Experienced computer user, applications programmer and component level service engineer but came to the Apple platform with intro of intel!. Pro-photographer and director of electronics company.

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