The new Power Mac 7600, Zephyr, is up and running. I’ve moved over all the PCI cards, got it logged onto the wireless LAN, and confirmed that Internet access and printing both work. I updated Erin’s grades last night. You’d never know we’re were using a different machine unless you saw the internals (or looked closely at the nameplate that says “7600/132”).

Zeke’s internals were always a little messed up. The Catalyst motherboard has 8 RAM slots. On Zeke at least 3 or 4 of these were bad. The metal shielding never fit well on Zeke. The case’s CD button was broken, necessitating the use of a paper clip to open the drive. Zephyr has none of these problems.

A zephyr is a gentle breeze. The word is derived from the Greek god Zephyr, or Zephyrus, god of the west wind.