Software allowing IBM to read Mac disks

Tony Hodge tph at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 6 05:01:57 EST 1995

In article <3h4mam$koa at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk> Tim Cutts,
tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk writes:
>Subject: Re: Software allowing IBM to read Mac disks
>From: Tim Cutts, tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
>Date: 6 Feb 1995 08:23:50 GMT
>>"James P. Gray" <jp at u.washington.edu> writes:
>>Does anyone know of a good and preferably cheap program which allows 
>>an IBM type machine running under the DOS/Windows environment to read
>>Mac formatted floppies?
>It depends.  Modern floppies, no problem.  Very old macs used weird

- I think you mean 'inovative' not 'weird' for the reason stated on
the next line

>variable-speed drives, which could get more data on the disk, but
>you'll never get a PC to read them.  So, if your Mac disk is formatted
>720k or 1,44Mb, no problem.  If it's an old 400 or 800k variety you're
>out of luck (but then modern macs can't read those either).

Not entirely true, modern Macs can read and format the 800k and 400k
(and, as an aside, those pesky DOS format discs too! - now as part
of the standard system software) - this is based on using Quadra 650
and PowerMac 6100 machines - quite modern you will agree?

I'm really glad that Apple have maintained upward and downward
compatability so well  even with the transition to Power PC, by the
way, where are the IBM PPC machines - being designed on Pentium

Tony P Hodge
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