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PowerComputing The Disc 2

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MD5: b1f9c0183326f6fffb2b2875f18bfd7b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

This is Power Computing's "The Disk 2", a marketing CD, which was distributed at Macworld 1996 in San Francisco.

It includes a presentation and interactive guide for Mac/PC users as well the CHRP PowerPC Platform sneak preview. Several demos are also available in this CD such as special Marathon 2 demo "Bob LeVitus Must Die!", Interplay's Descent, A-10 Attack! Cuba Mission, Diamond's 3D, Changeling's PegLeg, Insignia's SoftWindows 2.0, Metroworks' CodeWarrior Lite, Human Code's CD Factory, Virtual Studio Inc. Portfolio, and Iomega Jaz.

See Also: PowerComputing The Disc an earlier marketing CD (Macworld 1995, Boston)
and Mac OS 7.5.1 - 8.0 (PowerComputing System Install CD's) for the PowerComputing system install disks.



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by MikeTomTom - 2014, April 27 - 2:08am

@Protocol_7: Sounds very good to me. There is a page here for Umax clones SSW so a Power Computing page couldn't go amiss.

looking at's Power Computing clone pages, I'm thinking 7.5.1 (also 7.5) would be for the original Power 601 cpu range & 7.5.3 would've shipped with the newer 603e, 604 & 604e PowerBase, PowerCenter (&Pro), PowerTower (&Pro) models & perhaps the PowerWave too, but I'm not sure about that one.

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by Protocol 7 - 2014, April 27 - 1:15am

I can upload all of them in time but I'll start with 7.5.3 tomorrow.

Just trying to think of the best way to list them. Most clone releases would be in the 7.5.x and 7.6.x ranges so they'd get lost among the other files by adding them to existing pages. Maybe create a page for the clone maker? So Power Computing System CDs or something like that?

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, April 27 - 12:38am

Yes, thanks for the other upload, too. Also the link to the CD collection. Great pics.

@Protocol_7: The PowerWave is capable of running Mac OS 7.5.2 according to the "PowerWave Certification Module" a PDF similar to Apple Service manuals. So I'm guessing that it shipped with that OS at a minimum, & possibly 7.5.3 before it got discontinued (a short 5 month shelf-life).

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by Protocol 7 - 2014, April 26 - 1:09pm

Thanks for the other upload as well!

I don't have any of the marketing discs but I have images of 4 of the system disks (7.5.1, 7.5.3, 7.6 and 8.0) that I've picked up around the place. Not sure which one the PowerWave would have came with though. I have a copy of 7.6.1 as well but it's not a clean copy so would need replacing.

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by The-Lurr-King - 2014, April 26 - 4:12am

Smile Awesome!

This website gives me more info about the power computing discs.
The CDs of Power Computing

There are two more discs I'd like to see uploaded to Macintosh Garden.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, April 24 - 11:15pm

Yes. I had purchased on eBay (for $20) a PowerWave 604/132 without original software, so getting this, even without the original system disks is great. Thank you very much.

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by Protocol 7 - 2014, April 24 - 1:33pm

Thanks for this. I'm a sucker for all things clone. The CHRP presentation and Power Computing system spec sheets were great to see. There's not a lot of CHRP stuff out there on the Mac side as Steve Jobs pulled the rug out from under it before any of the Mac clone systems shipped.

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by The-Lurr-King - 2014, April 24 - 5:06am

Sad No...

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by Fortuna Wave - 2014, April 24 - 5:02am

Thanks. Do you have any Power Computing system discs?