Welcome to Computer Town! Our mission is to try and build the largest archive of vintage Macintosh software (Mac OS 1.0 - 9.2.2) in the world! We thought long and hard about what the best delivery method for this archive should be. In the end we decided to use Hotline Connect. Hotline is a client/server based bbs style peer to peer system. It allows us to share files, post news, chat, and instant message our users. This platform was optimized for file sharing and we believe it is the best platform of its kind. The major reason for choosing this platform is its ability to be used across vintage and current systems. There are hotline clients available for almost every known operating system. At the same time it allows us to contribute to the hotline community that is slowly fading into obsolescence. We felt that using a platform that was native to the classic OS was a must. Our users can access the files they need on the platform they are using. While web browsers are a great tool, they lack the ability to create community and provide consistent user experiences. We hope that you will visit our hotline server and help us build the best community for vintage macintosh enthusiasts in the world.

 

Our server is classic Mac all the way!

Our Hotline server is running on a Power Macintosh Server G3. It features an upgraded 1GHz G3 Upgrade, 768MB of RAM, Zip 100, SATA Upgrade Card, FireWire Upgrade Card, Mac OS 9.2.2, AppleShareIP 6.3.3, WebSTAR 2.1.1, LiveCard HyperCard Web Hosting, 200GB SATA drive dedicated to Hotline.

How is our network powered?

We host our server on a high speed cable connection.

What Macs and hardware do we use to test software?

In our collection we have; Power Macintosh 8100/100av with a G3 upgrade, Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz, Power Macintosh Server G3,Macintosh SE, Macintosh Classic II, Performa 631CD, PowerBook Pismo G3, MacBook, Power Macintosh 6100/66, Quadra 610, StyleWriter 1200, Apple QuickTake 200, & More small stuff.

Where can I download Hotline?

Hotline for Macintosh (1.8.5) can be downloaded here. This is the only stable and fully functional version available.

What is the server address?

Our Hotline server can be reached at hotline.computertown.org. Guest access is always on! Just contact us for an account. All our contact info can be found on the server in the news section.

 

® 2014 Computer Town. All rights reserved. Apple logo and Macintosh ® Apple, Inc.Computer Town does not have any affiliation with Apple, Inc.This site is a collection of Abandoned ware for the purpose of preserving the history of software. Please contact us if any software is posted and still available for sale.