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Byrd
12th May 2004, 09:59 PM
What sort of Macs people have owned and used primarily as their main machine over the years?

For me ...

:: 1992 Mac Plus (upgraded to 2.5MB/20MB HD, sweet :))
:: 1994 Mac SE
:: 1995 IIfx (20MB/160HD, top machine, died in the ass for no reason)
:: 1996 LC475 (external 2X caddy CD!)
:: 1998 Duo 210 + Duodock
:: 1998 LC575

(the last few only recently)
:: 2003 Powerbook 1400cs/166 (crap screen on these, bought for $50 at swap meet, sold for ~ $200 on eBay)
:: 2003 Powerbook 170 (keeping that, came in bits = got it working!)
:: 2004 Blue and White G3 (got two, sold one)
:: 2004 iBook G3 500 @ 600Mhz, still a nice 'book
:: more to come ...

... and that&#39;s where it stops for me. In the mid-90&#39;s, those &#39;new PowerMacs&#39; became too expensive for a high school student, so I could only dream by visiting Apple Centres and salivating over their 8100&#39;s on display. Was given a dead 386DX-33 by a friend, the IIfx wasn&#39;t repairable, and had nothing in the bank, and started using PCs from there once the 386 was easily fixed. Still let on that I used a Mac of course. The 475, Duo and LC575 came quite a bit after, once I started uni - was happily back in Mac land again (few PCs still lurking however <_< )

Edit: dates added

JB

LCGuy
12th May 2004, 10:42 PM
In order:

1993: LCIII (the first&#33;) (still around)
1997: PowerBook 1400c/166 (still my main PB)
1998: Classic II (got it fully working, died in 2003 :()
1999: Original Macintosh (still around)
2000: LCII (still around)
2000: iMac 333 (still my main machine, and fastest Mac)
2001: LC475 (still around, one of my main 68ks)
2001: LC630 (still around, my Media Centre)
2001: PowerBook 145B (got it dead, now fixed and fully working, still around)
2001: PowerBook 100 (got it dead, still dead :()
2001: PowerBook 150 (Same as PB100 :()
2001: PB170 (Same as PB100 and PB150 :()
2002: PowerMac 8100/110AV (worked for a day, then crapped out :()
2002: PB180c (same as the PM :()
2002: PB165c (same as the PM and PB180c :()
2003: Quadra 700 (still around, my A/UX toy :))
2003: PM8100/110AV (still around, my main machine for OS 9)

hawker
13th May 2004, 06:43 AM
1993: Classic (only used at school, I was about the only one that could fix it)
1994: LC475 (only used at school)
1995: LC575 (still have the old beast)
***1996-2001: Moved to PC&#39;s - what a big mistake that was, two PCs both crap***
2001: iMac G3 600 (still have it down south)
2002: iMac G4 800 (my main computer)
2003: Powerbook G4 1.33 17" (still have)

pipsqeek
13th May 2004, 08:52 AM
I was in a house where money didn&#39;t exist much. So requests like computers were never filled.

One day though, when I was in year 9/10 (around 1993-94) we could somehow afford one. So I got myself an LCII. A piece of shit yes, but still an Apple and my first computer which I love to this day.

A few years later, when I started to work on my own I saved for what I could once again afford. A Performa 5200CD. Once again, a crap machine...but it was an improvement over the LCII and it was all I could afford. That machine still worked until a few months back when I dismantled it for parts, down to unsoldering capacitors and using surface mount resistors in other projects of mine.

I currently have a 12" iBook just before (meaning 2 weeks) they went to a G4. 900MHz, 640MB RAM, Airport, extended desktop hacked.

Did get a PPC 7100 off Currawong about a month back now. I gave it to my neice whos is too smart for her own good.

That is all from me. I would have owned a Cube, if I was concious at the time of their introduction and discontinuation.

Steve

sillydog701
13th May 2004, 09:26 AM
Well, I don&#39;t have a nice history, and I only own 3 Macs.

2003, PowerMac G4 400 (512MB RAM), bought from ebay.
2004, PowerMac G4 dual 1.42 (2GB RAM)
2004, PowerBook 12 (RevC) 1.33 (768MB RAM)

Anyone want to buy my G4 400? (I know it&#39;s in the wrong forum)

hawker
13th May 2004, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by sillydog701@May 13 2004, 09:26 AM
Anyone want to buy my G4 400? (I know it&#39;s in the wrong forum)
How much do you want for it? Keep in mind I would have to ship it to Darwin AU and I can get an eMac G4 for &#036;1300 edu.

Do you have some pictures? if so can you PM me with them&#33;

cheers,

Atomic
13th May 2004, 02:38 PM
1996 - PowerMac 7200 (a dog it was)
1998 - Somehow from somewhere an old shitty 166MHZ PC found its way into our home - used in emergencies
2001 - Quicksilver dual 800 - sold
2003 - Powerbook 17" first rev. - sold
2003 - MDD dual 1.25MHz modded a bit. Now dual 1.5GHz
2004 - El cheapo Pentium 4 2.6GHz (now 3GHz) I game a bit on this PC - usually though, its on 24/7 crunching SETI

Phillip
13th May 2004, 05:12 PM
1995 - used my first mac at prep. hated it but kinda cool.
1998 - though the imac was ugly. really i thought it was kinda cool.

2002 - saw the new imac and mac os x and wanted to switch
2002 - got a lc 630 from a friend.

2003 - imac dv 400 (for like a week)
2003 - imac g4 15" :)
2003 - mac classic II from friend.

Danamania
13th May 2004, 06:16 PM
2000 - Given my first mac - an 8100
2001 - upgraded to an iMac 400
2001-2004 - bought another 53 macs cos they&#39;re neat.

dana

decryption
13th May 2004, 07:18 PM
1993 - An Apple IIe
1999 - Apple G3 B&W Tower
2002 - iPod (does that count? :P)
2002 - G5 1.6GHz PowerMac

Gothikon
13th May 2004, 08:06 PM
Macs I&#39;ve owned (and used on a regular basis work/games etc..)

Performa 630
PowerMac 7100
PowerMac 7200
PowerMac 7300
PowerMac 9600 then upgraded CPU to G3 400 @ 480 (about 1 month after getting the 7300)
PowerTowerPro 225
G4 Cube

However I&#39;ve been using Macs since the Plus. Also over the last few years I have owned a number of other Classic Macs which I&#39;ve either given to friends or sold on eBay, including ][2gs&#39;s ][e&#39;s Every pizza box LC, 6100&#39;s, every compact mac (I think&#33;) several other Macs. Current collection includes a ColourClassic with a 6500/300 board and a Quadra 840AV amongst others.

sfcoy
14th May 2004, 12:35 AM
It seems that I&#39;ve been around a bit longer than you lot B) :

circa 1979 Apple IIe
circa 1981 Apple III
1983 Lisa 2/10 which later became my Macintosh XL (or something like that)
1986 Mac Plus
1987 Mac SE
1988 Mac IIx (might have been &#39;89)
1992 Centris 610
1996 PowerMac 7600/120
2000 iMac 400 DV
2001 PowerMac G4 667
2004 15" 1.25Ghz Al Powerbook

I paid &#036;11,000 for my Lisa in 1983 :blink: I still can&#39;t believe that I did that.

I still have the Centris, iMac, G4 and the Powerbook.

Steve C.

Currawong
14th May 2004, 12:48 PM
Geez, this gets complex for me.

At primary school, where they wisely decided to spend large wads of cash on Macs:
Apple IIe
Apple IIc
Mac 128k
Mac 512k
Mac SE

Main machines:
1986/7: Mac 512k enhanced
1990 (?): Mac LC
1993: Powerbook 520 + 15" Multiscan monitor
1999: Powermac 6100
2000: G3 350 B&W with 17 Studio Display.
2001: Powerbook "Lombard" 333Mhz (swapped the G3 for it&#33;)
2002: G4 DP 450
2004: G5 DP 2Ghz + Powerbook "Albook" 15" 1Ghz + iBook 500 Combo.

Other machines I owned in that time:

1997: (?) LC 475 - replaced the LC which my father was using when the LC suddenly died.
1999: Quadra 900. Scored a 10/100 card with that, and the 1Gb drive came in useful for storing stuff that wouldn&#39;t fit on the 6100.
2000: Quadra 650. Came free since the FD and HD were dead. Became my father&#39;s machine.
2001: Powerbook 1400 - picked up for &#036;50 from someone who couldn&#39;t use it.
2001: PowerMac 7100 and 8100: The 7100 replace the Quadra 650 with my father. It was rather unreliable unfortunately.
2003: Powermac 7300 - replaced the 7100 and ran much better.
2003: Powermac 7600 and 8600. Used for video capture and linux experimentation.

tRiKsTa
14th May 2004, 10:44 PM
Ive had a few, not as many as i would have liked, mainly coz i needed to use pc&#39;s for school. Mac&#39;s are still the best as far as im concerned. Anyway, heres my list:

1. Powerbook 165 - was working till about 2 months ago :( was my first ever laptop and ive still got it - 11 years later.

2. Macintosh LC 475 - First desktop mac, back in the day it was a corker&#33; Many good games of prince of persia happened on that machine :)

3. iMacDV 400 - Loong time between drinks. This was a sweet machine and ran panther like a charm. Came to an untimely death last year after my brother and sister collectively pulled it off the desk :(

4. Powermac G3 B&W 350Mhz - My most recent mac. baught it cheaply just to tide me over until i could afford a newie. Working well, but will be sold soon.

5. Powerbook 12" rev. C 1.3Ghz - The next in line. gotta sell a few things first, but i really, really want this&#33; :)

Byrd
15th May 2004, 12:14 PM
tRiKsTa> firstly welcome to the forums :)

Am I assuming that your brother and sister are no longer alive, after performing this terrible act?

Shame about the PB165> what happened with it? Was given a dead PB170 recently, found that a common problem is the connection between the CPU daughtercard and motherboard. It&#39;s all good now :)

JB

tRiKsTa
19th May 2004, 04:47 PM
not sure wats wrong with the old PB, it just refuses to start up anymore.. no chime, screen, nothing... I&#39;ll keep it fopr the nostalgic qualities. I&#39;ve had it since it was brand new and cant seem to let go of it...

My brother and sister are still alive, although i dont know how they managed to escape my wrath :) lets just say, they wont be allowed to lay a finger on the new PB when that arrives&#33;

Splintered_Mind
19th May 2004, 07:14 PM
Been using Wintels most of my life, (though my first comp was a mac :D ) though I have recently switched back to Apple ;)

1993: Mac LCII
1994-2003: None
2003/4: G3 350 (B&W)
Current Machine: G4 533 (Digital Audio)

moo
19th May 2004, 08:48 PM
Currently 6 in our house:
B&W G3
Pismo Powerbook
G4 tower 450 dualie
G4 tower 1.25
iMac
and since last week a new PowerBook 15 combo

Selling the B&W because there are more computers than people and it&#39;s the oldest

have also owned LC475 (no longer working), a Performa (purchased 1997 and still working) and a clam shell iBook (also still working)

PeterPE
23rd May 2004, 04:16 PM
1976 to 1978: Some kit computers based on the NatSem SC/MP
1977: Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I
1979: Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III
1981: Apple][e+
1981: Commodore 64
1984: Macintosh 128k
1985: Macintosh 512k (upgraded the above 128k&#39;s internals)
1986: Macintosh Plus (upgraded the above 512k&#39;s internals)
1987: Macintosh SE w/ hard disk
1989: Macintosh SE/30 with RasterOps colour card and Apple HiRes RGB monitor
1991: PowerBook 170
1994: Quadra 840AV and AppleVision 1710AV monitor
..........Four PCs (desktops and a Gateway laptop)
2000: PM G4/500(AGP) Sawtooth
2002: PM/G4/1GHzDP Quicksilver2002
..........Another two PCs
2003: PB/G4 (12"-DVI)

All machines above, from the Quadra on, are still running beautifully. I&#39;m especially in love with the Quadra 840AV, the finest 68k Mac ever built and it&#39;s still in current use with classic software that won&#39;t work on a PPC. Operating systems in current use: MacOS 8.1, 9.2.2, 10.2.8, 10.3.3, and Win98SE, WinXP Pro. Love it all&#33; :cmd:

blackandblue
29th May 2005, 09:44 PM
Ancient History: An LC3 in my dads office, good memories playing Maelstrom, and that one called Info something, where u move the thing around and collect stuff, and avoid falling things. I cant think of what its called, but i must of spent a few good years of my life dedicated to it.
1998: Powerbook 1400 166/32/1.2gig -> my first computer, so many problems, but a good machine, ran OS8 when i got it, last time it was running had OS9 on it, dog slow, but was good for school etc.
2000: Powerbook 1400 133 with the fancy active matrix screen -sold in 02
Powerbook 1400 117/16/750mb
2002: Blue and White G3 350, O/C to 400mhz, 448mb/6gig, 40gig, and 80gig HD&#39;s, dvd burner, big 21inch screen
2004: Powerbook G3 Lombard, 400mhz, 392mb/6gig/DVD
Found an old LC3 i think, pizza box style at least, in hard rubbish, didnt boot or powerup, i think it had been out in the rain for too long. Put back out in hard rubbish, dissapeared an hour later
2005: A new G4 933 Cpu, but no mac for it yet&#33; -> Its coming though, gotta find a bargin AGP to put it in&#33;

bergerac
29th May 2005, 10:17 PM
Long time user, short time owner.

2004: iBook G4 1Ghz
2004: Powermac G3 233Mhz
2005: Powermac G4 400Mhz (Soon hopefully)

simonpeng
29th May 2005, 11:03 PM
2004: 3/May - First mac, Powerbook G4, 15" 1.5GHz

I don&#39;t think I will go back to PC any more unless the work environment requires me to.

I use PC AT since 1990, 386SX -> 486SX -> 486DX-50 -> P2-450GHz -> Acer Notebook, P3-866 -> P4-2.6GHz

JimWOz
29th May 2005, 11:10 PM
5 Macs for me and 3 for my wife, is our count.
May 1987 - SE Twin Floppy, M68000 8MHz added 20MB SCSI Ext. HD & RAM u/g to 2.5MB Apr 1988
June 1990 - SE 30 M68030 16MHz 40MB HD 5MB RAM continued using the 20MB Ext. HD
1995 - Powermac 6300 250 MB HD 24MB RAM - my wife&#39;s first Mac. used as a file server 1999-2003
Feb 1996 - PB 5300C 750MB HD 16MB RAM. - Dogged by poor case hinge design.
Apple nearly went bust about now. - Then Jobs + iMac, rest is history.
June 1999 - PB G3 333MHz 4GB HD 128MB RAM. u/g to 20G Fujitsu HD & 192MB RAM in Jan 2003
- I ran this baby for 5 years, lots of travel - very robust.
- Ran Jaguar for 12 months before u/g to PB G4.
June 1999 - iMac G3 333MHz 6G HD 96MB RAM. u/g to 120G Maxtor HD & 128MB RAM in Aug 2003
- originally wife&#39;s, now air tunes juke box & file server.
- about to u/g to 192MB RAM using chip ex PBG3
- This old girl runs Tiger now, with only 128MB RAM &#33;
Feb 2003 - PB G4 12inch 867MHz 60GB HD 384MB RAM +17inch Sony LCD
- About to u/g to 640MB RAM - wife&#39;s first lap top.
May 2004 - PB G4 15inch 1.5GHz 80GB HD 1GB RAM. - About to u/g to 1.5GB RAM.- now use the 20G Fujitsu removed from the PBG3 in a clearlight FW/USB ext. Encl. - My third laptop, hoping for 4yrs of life, then a 2nd gen G5 PB.

Still own all of these machines, and last tried they all still startup &#33;
I recall paying about &#036;4K for the SE, and about 1K to replace 2x256K with 2x1024K RAM.
18 years later they still cost about the same in raw &#036; terms, say 1/3 in real terms, but have about 200 times the computing power &#33;&#33;

cmjl
30th May 2005, 12:46 AM
1987 - Mac 128. Yes, start at the beginning. Was given this Mac by my employer at the time who had upgraded to an SE. Sadly, I had to donate this Mac to a good home due to lack of space but only after receiving an undertaking from the recipient that it would be very well looked after.

1989 - Mac 512ke. Paid &#036;1000 for this, then spent &#036;800 on getting a MacRescue card installed to give it a SCSI port (came out thru the battery hatch). This Mac did not last long though, as it was quickly replaced by...

1989 - Mac SE FDHD. Took out a loan for &#036;2500 to buy this beasty, a dual floppy system with dual 1.4 MB floppy disks in it. Bought an external 20 MB SCSI hard disk (genuine apple) for &#036;500 second hand and wrote my first (and so far only) freeware application on it. Given to a friend in
1992, this system survived until the late 1990&#39;s when its power supply blew out.

1991 - Mac LC. Given this one by the Apple University Developer Association to write my first (and so far only) commercial piece of software on. Had the 12" colour screen with it too, a rather odd size. Went back to APDA in 1992.

1993 - Mac LC II. I came home one day from work to find that my wife had purchased this system for me as a surprise. And what a surprise it was. Great screen, great system, just hobbled unnecessarily by Apple. Still, it had enough horsepower to play Solarian. Sold this system to friends in 1995 for almost half of what my wife paid for it - not bad for an LC series system&#33;

1995 - SE/30 bought second hand with an Imagewriter printer for &#036;50. Still got this best classic Mac ever made (I use it to synch with my Newton 2100 MP), and this system was to form the backbone of my home Mac fleet until...

1998 - LC 575 bought second hand. This all in one unit was the first one to get my kids interested in Macs and was on loan until recently, when friend&#39;s children decided that it looked like a horse and thought that they could ride on it while it sat on the desk. They rode it alright - rode it off the desk and onto the floor three feet below. The kids survived unscathed - the Mac did not. An ignominious ending to a beautiful system&#33;

2000 - Directors Edition PowerMac 5500/250, bought second hand for &#036;500, with TV and teletext card in it. A ripper of a system that I managed to upgrade a bit when my neighbour gave me her old PM 5500/250 in exchange for me helping her &#39;upgrade&#39; to a Windows PC. I got the better deal on that one&#33;

2005 - iMac G5 Rev &#39;A&#39; bought new just after the release of the Rev &#39;B&#39; systems, which means I got it for almost half the original price. Now when my kids ask me "Does this software run on our Mac?" I can answer "Yes". Sixteen years after buying my SE and getting an external HD for it, I bought a whizz-bang system with colour screen, internal storage etc - for half the actual dollars I paid for the SE. I shudder to think what the difference is in inflation adjusted dollars&#33;

As this shows, you don&#39;t just buy an Apple Mac system (or just get given one). You start a new way of life&#33;

regards all

pezza_mac
30th May 2005, 02:27 AM
1993 - Apple //c - Still have
1995 - Macintosh LCII - Chucked
1997 - Quadra 950 - Chucked
1998 - Apple IIgs - Died
1999 - Power Macintosh 6100/66AV - Chucked
1999 - Macintosh 512Ke - Still have
1999 - PowerBook 145 - SOLD
1999 - PowerBook 180c - Donated to friend
1999 - PowerBook 170 - Gave to Sister
1999 - Macintosh SE FDHD - Died
2000 - WorkGroup Server 9150/120 - Chucked
2000 - PowerBook Duo 2300c w/ dock - Still have
2002 - iMac Rev. A - Indefinitely Loaned to a friend - probably lost - EDIT 24/03/2007 Reclaimed! Editing this post on that iMac!
2003 - PowerMac G3 (Blue + White) - Still have
2005 - Mac mini G4 - Still Have
2006 - Apple IIgs - Still Have
2006 - Power Macintosh 9600/300 - Still Have
2007 - Mac mini Core2Duo 2.0Ghz - Main Machine

It seems that 1999 was the year of the SwapMeet!

The Mac minis were the only computers that were bought new.

Every other computer was bought either second hand, donated from friends, eBay, or bought at an AUSOM (http://www.ausom.net.au) swapmeet.

18 computers in 14 years!

Do I have a obsession?

I hope not!

spargo
30th May 2005, 02:59 AM
I&#39;ll list mine in order to avoid confusion:

1. 2004 - PowerBook G4 15" 1.5Ghz model



that&#39;s it :P

dlmuller
30th May 2005, 09:09 AM
1. 1982 Apple IIe (not a mac but served well until 1994 - it even completed my first year of Uni - still going&#33;)
2. 1994 PowerBook 145B (now dead)
3. 1995 PowerMac 7200/90 (also dead)
4. 1998 Strawberry iMac 266 (still going strong - running Panther - kid&#39;s computer)
5. 2002 15" Ti PowerBook 667 combo (now the wife&#39;s)
6. 2004 15" Al PowerBook 1.5Ghz Superdrive (main mac)
7. 2005 Indigo iMac Slot load 500 (2nd kid&#39;s computer)

And if my wife realises the extent of my financial support of our beloved Apple Computer Inc she&#39;ll have my nuts&#33;

internet
30th May 2005, 09:31 AM
then: 400mhz powerbook titanium 15" (now iSlayers)
now: G4 Powermac 1.0Ghz (for sale soon)
as of 2 days ago: 2.0ghz G5 iMac 20" 1gb Ram

i think i&#39;ve spent a bit too much money on my macs for a little while, i&#39;ll try and stay put with this iMac for at least a year :S

PyroVesten
30th May 2005, 09:58 AM
2004 (start of year) - G4 450Mhz Sawtooth PowerMac
2004 (end of year) - G5 Dual 2.0Ghz PowerMac

jasako
30th May 2005, 11:26 AM
1 - SE 30
2 - Quadra AV
3 - Powerbook 1400cs
4 - Powerbook Lombard (stil got it)
5 - Cube, died under extended warrenty and replace with;
6 - G4 Tower
7 - iMac G4 700 Mhz 15"
8 - current machine: iMac G4 1.25 Ghz 17"

OziMac
30th May 2005, 11:35 AM
Okay, let&#39;s try this...

September 2002 - 12" iBook G3 700MHz
May 2003 - 12" Powerbook G4 867MHz
August 2003 - Macintosh Classic SE
September 2003 - 15" iMac G4 1GHz
October 2003 - 12" Powerbook G4 1GHz
March 2004 - Powermac G4 400MHz (Sawtooth)
April 2004 - eMac G4 1GHz
June 2004 - 15" Powerbook G4 1.5GHz
October 2004 - Powermac G4 Cube 400MHz
November 2004 - 17" iMac G5 1.8GHz
March 2005 - 12" iBook G4 1.2GHz
May 2005 - Powermac G5 Dual 2.0GHz

... should have one of these for iPods too&#33; ;)

hoony
30th May 2005, 11:44 AM
1990ish - my parents had an SE30 with an 80gig HD/64MB RAM I spent many late nights typing essays on it&#39;s miniscule blue/black screen.

1996 - 7200/120 bought this for my design degree - I can&#39;t believe looking back I thought it was SO fast...

1998 - 7220/200

2000 - G3 Wallstreet powerbook

2001 - G3 350 indigo iMac

2002 - Bought an 8500/180 for &#036;20 when it was retired at work

2004 - 3G 40GB iPod, then decided I had to upgrade the trusty old iMac because it took me 12+ hours to transfer music onto it via USB&#33;

2004 - G4 Quicksilver 867 I bought off ebay - still my main machine with all it&#39;s extra hard drives and dual layer burner

And in amongst all those are more macs i&#39;ve used at work ranging from a G4 400 in 1999 to the Dual 2gig G5 I use today.

:thumbup:

mcphero_74
30th May 2005, 11:47 AM
My Mac history:

1996: Performa 400, bought second-hand for uni.

1998: PowerMac 5500/225, to upgrade to a machine with a CD-ROM drive and to connect to the net.

2004: eMac 800, just because my previous machine was getting long in the tooth.

SamR
30th May 2005, 11:48 AM
1992 - LCII w/12" colour screen. With 2MB RAM it ran system 7.0 like a dog, so I ran 6.8 until I managed to upgrade with one of those non-existent 2MB SIMMs. Still have (somewhere), but I think the stylewriter&#39;s long gone.

1994 - LC520. The old ugly duckling had a caddy cd drive that I used to run lucasarts games you could buy via those dodgy OEM software resellers. Upgraded this one to 20MB RAM; what a demon&#33; Still have, not used though.

1999 - Tangerine Rev B iMac 266. Upgraded RAM & HD to run 10.0 in 2001. Currently running as a home mail/file/web server, the replaced WD drive a bit whiny though.

2002 - 15" G4 iMac. Mostly running the iTunes library these days, since I bought:

2004 - 12" G4 iBook. Primary machine so that I spend time with the SO rather than ferreted away in the study. Upgraded with an airport card, rather pointless given I have no wireless network. 15m cat5 cable does the job for now.

smidge
30th May 2005, 10:38 PM
all through primary schools Apple 2e&#39;s and Early Classics, etcs

dad used to be a school prinicpal so was able to bring home a computer for us to use occasionally (couldn&#39;t really afford to buy our own at that time)

got my first mac age 13, LC630 ran windows 3 and os 7.something

got a few cool upgrades for that all the whole dad brought home other macs for me to play with occasionally, included 5500&#39;s, 7220&#39;s, early iMacs.. B&W towers

and finally at about age 16 got my very own powerbook wallstreet 233mhz&#33; what a feeling, saved up a heap of money and parents helped me out alot

took it to school every day for over 2-3 years and it never missed a beat, had alot of luck with that thing but i looked after it very carefully

a lamp broke and fell on the screen and cracked it, by this time they were too expensive to repair so i connected a 14" monitor and the machine became a desktop

in 2002, after working at applcentres for a few years bought my very own dual 1ghz G4 which i still currently own but am selling at this point

happy apple customer, have had a great deal of luck and learnt a hell of a lot about how to use them by experimentation and friendly mac people putting up with a clueless 13yo kid on the irc channels&#33;

Plank
31st May 2005, 10:13 PM
Ok, I have never actualy owned any Mac&#39;s but the school started a laptop loan program for students so I hope these count.

Mid 2003: iBook P73D Combo
All 2004: iBook G4 800Mh/z Combo (Loved that computer)

Now in a twisted turn of events I (A year 12 student) became the Network Administrator of our schools Mac network so I currently have

A PowerBook G4 P88 867 Mh/z with 640MB RAM (It&#39;s not bad, just the old guy screwed the battery when he first got it)
And I also get as a WS and PowerMac G4 QuickSilver Dual 1Gh/z, which is great apart from the old Studio Display it has with the edges all blury

And if the server we have counts:

PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8 Gh/z with 1 Gig RAM, System Drive of 150 Gig and a Data Drive of 250 gig. It&#39;s not the best, but it dose the job well, espacily with the laptop program a spoke about above.

macsyd
31st May 2005, 11:02 PM
First computer was an Amstrad (CPC somethingorother I think?). Can&#39;t remember the model, but it was green screen with a tape deck integrated into the keyboard.

Didn&#39;t own these, but Dad was a school teacher, so had them regularly at home:
Apple ][e
Apple ][ clone
Mac Plus (my personal favourite to this day&#33;)
Mac SE/30
Mac Color Classic
Mac Portable (can&#39;t remember the model)

Oh, and of course the good old Aussie built Microbees were great&#33;

Then I bought my first computer, a crappy Commodore PC.
Learnt my lesson and bought a Mac Performa 5200CD
Forgot my lesson, and bought a crappy PC box, teamed with a beautiful Apple 17" CRT Studio Display (bought nice &#39;n&#39; cheap)
Relearned my lesson and in 2003 re-entered the mac fold with a PowerMac G5 1.6, and have never looked back.

king89
1st June 2005, 12:26 AM
1: 2004 - Powerbook 15", 1.5 with Superdrive

I haven&#39;t been a mac user for long, but will no longer go back to the dark side...
Hopefully I will be able to add to my mac collection soon, a nice little Rev B Mini would make a good home server. :P

Been using PCS since the days of Dos and Win 3.1. I don&#39;t even remember the actual year.

Tracey
1st June 2005, 04:52 AM
:D Hi all these are my first Mac&#39;s. Only PC&#39;s before now, Loving the Mac.

2005 12" iBook G3 600MHz
2005 Mac Mini

Tracey

equill
1st June 2005, 06:16 AM
Currently:
Apple IIe: 1MB, SCSI, 3.5-in. and 5.25-in. FDDs, Superserial
512Ke: 2MB, HDD serial, 6.0.8
Classic: 4MB, 6.0.8
SE/30: 128MB, 1GB, ProColorServer/8, Asanté MacCon SE/30 10Base-T, 7.1 (work in progress)
2 x Classic II: 10MB, 160MB, 7.5
3 x Colour Classic/Performa 250: 10MB, Apple IIe emulator, Asanté 10Base-T, 7.5/7.5.5/7.6.1
LC II: Quadra 605 logic board, 68040, 36MB, 2.4GB, 8.1
9500: 400MHz MAXpowr, 1GB, 9GB/18GB, FW/USB, 10/100Base-T, XClaim 3D, Adaptec 2940U2W, 9.1
2 x iMac 500MHz Snow: 1GB and 512MB, 10.3.9/9.2.2
iMac 500MHz Indigo: 1GB, 10.3.9/9.2.2
PB 160: (defunct)
PB 520c: active matrix, 36MB, 1GB, AAUI, 8.1
PB 540c: 117MHz NUpowr, 36MB, 1GB, AAUI, 8.1
PB 1400c: 233MHz MAXpowr, 4GB, 10Base-T PC, VIEWpowr 1400/16, 8.6
PB 1400c: 400MHz Sonnet, 4GB, 10Base-T PC, VIEWpowr 1400/16, 8.6

User since 1978. Owner since 1982. Only the iMacs were bought new.