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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:19 PM
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New DUMUG members, introduce yourself (and your Mac)!
iBook G4 1.2

other Macs:
B&W G3 350 - in my wife's office
PB1400/G3-217 - currently on a bookshelf doing picture slideshow
Mac Classic II - bought for $6 at surplus auction

Other Apples I've owned:
Powermac G4 Dual 1Ghz (cpu0 died a month after after buying it (refurb), so it went back and now I have the iBook)
Powermac 7100
Mac IIsi
Apple IIGS
Apple IIc
Apple IIe+
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helnwhls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:25 PM
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1. Thank jeebus for cheezus!
Nice call on getting the group going. :toast:


The love of my life is a 1.25 GHz PowerBook G4.

I have an 8500 w/G3 card running 9.1 as nice as ya please.

I am finally getting rid of the LC and 3 flavors of SEs that clutter my closet. Never did make that fishtank out of the SE.





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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:27 PM
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2. Hello MacAddicts!
I have a Powermac G4/500 (one of the early ones)
OS: Jaguar

This is my first Mac, bought in Feb, 2000. Still runs flawlessly.
I mostly use the following programs: Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, InDesign 2 and Dreamweaver MX.
I do all my own maintenance and want to learn more.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:29 PM
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3. greetings fellow Mac users
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 02:30 PM by BigMcLargehuge
I am writing this post on my second Mac, a Dual Proc G4 1.25 Gig tower with a Gig of RAM, 4x Superdrive, and 54X CDRW. It also has aftermarket cooling fans so it only sounds like a B17 on the runway and not an SR71 Blackbird on the runway.

Here is my office.



Here it is before I put the tower under the desk to limit the deafening fan noise.



Mrs. McLargehuge uses a 400 MHz G3 B/W Tower with 512 meg of RAM and an updated PCI Video card (Radeon 7000). She has a Zip drive and a DVD ROM drive.

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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:22 PM
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16. Damn that looks like my bedroom
Right down to the PS2 games and Brak toy, LOL.

And you stole my mouse! :)
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:21 PM
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37. lol, your desk is *mighty clean*
Does it always stay that way or was it for the photo-op? LOL

I couldn't possibly take a pic of mine hehe
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:29 PM
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4. I've got a
1GHz 15' Powerbook G4
a beige G3 tower in my office
I've had an Apple IIc
an Apple IIGS
and a 6100 Powermac
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:31 PM
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5. G3 iBook right now
Saving up for one of those new iMacs, though. :)
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:34 PM
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6. love this group
ive got an eMac (gag), but it gets the job done; 512megs, 700 mhz, 30 gig HD with a 40 gig external. if i wasnt poor, i would long ago have moved onto powerbook or G5. o well


:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:23 PM
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17. that emac is a fine machine
aside from Motion and new games, it'll do everything you need it to

(btw - just got the iBook for under a grand -- now way I can afford a PB or a g5 either)
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:34 PM
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7. iMac G3 - 400Mhz
and iBook G3 550 Mhz.

I have owned Macs since back in '85 when my parents bought a Mac Plus and I took it to college 6 years later.
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:36 PM
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8. Currently TiBook from 2001.
I started with an original Macintosh in 84 and never looked back.

I edit video and do website work on mine.

I need to upgrade to a 17" laptop with a superdrive. My company is going to get a full blown DualProc FCP HD production station in the first Q of 05. We will also install Avid Express Pro on it to be able to collaberate with a client who Avids.
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The Spirit of JFK Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:44 PM
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9. Macs Macs Macs
My main computer is a TiBook 550.

I also have:

iBook G3 SE (graphite)
PowerBook 140
Performa 6400
Power Computing PowerWave (remember the clones?)
a Newton 130
2 iPods

Through the years I've also had the LCIII, SE30, and a PowerMac 7500.



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OrwellwasRight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:08 AM
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55. I remember the clones! And now we have an iPod clone.
So I guess we shouldn't be distruaght that Dems can't figure out what we stand for; neither could Apple, and yet they've always had the superior product (just like us). ;-)
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:53 PM
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10. macs and more macs
main machine is g4 1.2 tower

other family macs around the house:
g4 cube
g4 12 powerbook
g4 dual 450
7300 upgraded to g3 500
beige g3 400
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chiburb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 02:53 PM
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11. iMacG5... one month old, and my 1st Mac!
20 inch monitor...

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democracy eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:03 PM
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13. you lucky bastard
envious
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GeoK Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 08:44 PM
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72. Ditto!
Man, their designs just get sleeker...
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OrwellwasRight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:10 AM
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56. Welcome to MacWorld, chiburb! You'll love it! nt
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 02:47 PM
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68. How do you like it so far? n/t
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chiburb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 08:39 PM
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71. Like it? I LOVE it!
Mrs. Chiburb is the one who uses Quicken, Word, etc., and she loves it too. I couldn't be happier, but it's only been a month. I'll keep everyone informed...
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:03 PM
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12. Greetings.
I currently have an iBook G4 and an old sage green iMac at my apartment, and a Performa 6400 and a Performa 200 (a classic II, really) back at my old house.
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democracy eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:07 PM
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14. 2 macs presently
purged the vintage ones a while back

running a Powermac B&W 350 G3 upgraded to a 550 G4
and a PB 500 G3 Pismo heading for a upgrade one of these days

both running the current version of 10.3

thinking about upgrading in the not too distant future.

first Mac
IIe
also owned
PB 190
Performa 6800 I think
iBook 366

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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:19 PM
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15. Hi!
Been using Macs my whole life. My current Mac is a geriatric 333Mhz iMac (strawberry...yeah, girliest computer EVER :P). When I find some gainful employment I'm definitely getting a Powerbook. I'm in some serious lust with those TiBooks.

My very first Mac was a Mac SE with a HUGE 8 MB harddrive. Man I thought I was hot shit. :) Then I got one of the original Power Macs, the 6100/66, except it finally died on me recently and I had to put it out to pasture. :(

I still have the NYT article about the introduction of the PowerPC chip clipped and hanging on my bulletin board. I'm such a dork! :silly:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:35 PM
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18. Sigh--I've got a G3 that I can't upgrade to OSX
because it isn't USB compatible. Probably cheaper to buy a new Apple, anyway. But what do I use as money?

:shrug:
rocknation
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:16 PM
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23. you can run 10.2 and lower on the beige g3
and I believe that you can use xpostfacto to get panther installed on there.

wife has one in the lab; runs just fine with enough ram
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:54 PM
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27. I had a local Apple distributer install a firewire/USB card in my beige
tower with no problems. I'm keeping it for a while because I have a SCSI Epson printer that prints out huge pictures. For example some of my photos are 15" by 30".
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:56 PM
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28. Bless you both!
Just ordered the software! There's a webcast I really want to see, but it's only compatible with windows media player 10!!!

:bounce:
rocknation
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:38 PM
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19. Howdy! Proud Mac owner here!
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 03:39 PM by NYC Liberal
Mac I've owned:

LC 575
iBook (Clamshell, Blueberry)
PowerBook G4 (400MHz/20GB/512MB/CD-ROM)
PowerBook G4 (1GHz/60GB/512MB/DVD-RW) -- current, was a replacement for the last PowerBook because I had so many problems with it. I had the hard drive replaced twice, the logic board 4X, and the CD drive 6X

OS: 10.3.6

BTW, we can ask troubleshooting-type questions here, too, right?
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The Spirit of JFK Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 03:49 PM
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20. Troubleshooting questions always welcome here. -nt-
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:08 PM
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21. Another lifelong Apple/Mac user
(except for that 2-3 years I had a Piece of Crap laptop because I couldn't afford a Powerbook, brrrr)

Let's see, Apples/Macs I have owned or used (including family computers, husband's computers now sitting around collecting dust, joing computers with husband, etc.) We still hand computers down in our family as my Dad upgrades. This list is from oldest to most recent:

Apple II--family computer

Apple II+--family computer/my computer

Apple IIe--family computer

Apple IIc--family computer, eventually my computer

Apple IIgs--family computer, eventually mine

Mac SE--husband's computer, still sitting on the floor because he eventually wants to recover data from it

Macintosh Quadra 800--Dad's, then mine

Power Macintosh 9500--husband and I

20th anniversary Mac--Dad's, in storage for the future

PowerBook G3--Dad and I each have a Wallstreet though I have his right now too (because my 2 PC slots failed...I was using this as recently as 2003)

iMac DV SE--home computer, now mothballed because it fritzed out during an upgrade to OS X (wrote my dissertation on that bad Baby)

PowerBook G4--Onyx (Titanium), handed down from my Mom who got Dad's (more recent and better G4 when he upgraded to a 17 inch Powerbook. This is the machine I currently use at home with an upgraded cdr drive and additional Ram (has a 20gb hard drive). I use 10.3.x (not sure which version), Panther.

I go back and forth between home and work with a 20 GB smartdrive.

Work, dual 500 mhz PowerPC G$ with 512 MB RAM running 10.3.5Panther.

I am sooooo grateful for this group.

Do y'all think I should use the old Wallstreet for my daughter? She is almost 20 months.
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:09 PM
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22. Hello... PBG4, 867mhz, 640MB RAM
and possibly a new iMac coming at home.

Best programs running:
Quicksilver (must have)
Firefox
Adium (instead of boring iChat)
VLC
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:20 PM
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24. does Adium do video/audo?
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:47 PM
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26. No, but I don't have an iSight...
So it doesn't really matter to me.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 04:24 PM
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25. My first and onlies...Three since 1993..
Power Mac 7100/66 must have bought it in 1993/1994? Still have it/still works.
iMac DV SE bought it in what? 1998? (my son calls it my gray bowling ball)Still have it/still works.
Then, back in April I bought my new iMac with the largest screen.

I came into the computer thingie late in life and I can't be bothered with 'technical difficulties'...so it's always going to be Apple/Mac for me.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:05 PM
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29. Ugh
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 05:15 PM by Tweedtheatre
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:06 PM
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30. DUH
this is a mac forum, what's wrong with his post?
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:09 PM
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31. I couldn't resist
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:15 PM
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36. You should refrain.
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 05:15 PM by eleonora
The "You disgust me" comment was out of line.
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chiburb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:12 PM
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32. Uh-oh...
3. In order to post in a DU Group, a member must agree with that group's mission statement. Off-topic postings that violate the mission statement of a DU Group are not permitted. Members who disagree with the mission statement of a particular group may be banned from posting in that group.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:15 PM
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35. Thank you, I shall delete my post
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:14 PM
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33. eMac G4
My beloved is an eMac g4/1.25g/512MBRAM/combo-drive
with a 120G fantom drive (a must)
Hm and I have a custom G4 in a G3 tower I used for 4 years that I need to fix. Anybody got a spare CPU or motherboard? lol
My first Mac was a Powermac 6112 CD/75MBRAM/250MB HDspace (lol) and ran system 7 up to 9.





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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:03 PM
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49. you sound a bit like me... old macs and now an emac. one question:
i have for you is what is a fantom drive that you mentioned? if its a must have i am interested what that is....

thanks

my emac is a 700 mhz with combo drive and 40 g hd, with 1 gb memory
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:42 PM
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53. the fantom drive is an external drive I hooked up to the emac
through firewire. An external is a must to back-up your stuff for when trouble happens. ;)
(And 40 gigs of hd is not enough for me).

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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:15 PM
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34. My G5 is almost a year old.
My G5 has the dual processor, cd & dvd burner and.. probably a lot of stuff I don't even know how to use. Wish I did.

Have iSight, too.
Also an iPod.



Also have a G3 (black w/white apple) laptop.

Have owned ONLY Macs since Apple IIe. As a teacher at that time, Apple was so dedicated to education it was a joy to work with them.
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:09 PM
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50. iSight? we'll have to have an iChat AV night some night
all the people with dv cams can get in an ichat group and meetup...

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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 09:23 AM
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59. that would be cool -- i've only iSight-ed with my son in CA...
...so I haven't explored the use of this.
But i do LOVE it!

I'm in VT and he's in CA, so it really is amazing. I feel like Dick Tracy and the two-way wrist radio gone mad.
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 09:04 PM
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73. Yeah! When the new iChat AV comes out, we can do 4-way chats...
That sounds like a great idea.
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juslikagrzly Donating Member (646 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 05:54 PM
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38. Great group!
We have an iMac, G4; used to have one of the first iMacs.

Have a G5 at work, but have to BEG for tech support. Damn pc'ers!

I'm really not too 'puter literate, but I scolded, begged, and finally convinced Mr. juslikagrzly to get the first iMac. He's solidly converted.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 06:03 PM
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39. Wow, MacNerds! Cool.
I have a G4 tower and just bought a G4 iBook in June. I'm still struggling with Airport trying to network them. Finally got the iBook to recognize Airport... something wrong with the antennae I guess, had to send it back to Apple.


My first Mac was a 512KE. Then worked my way up with Quadra, a 5300 Powerbook (still have it, actually) and now into the G4s. Might have been another one in there somewhere, but I can't remember.
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 06:44 PM
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40. Old Skool PowerBook G4
The first revision . . . so while I'm packin' a mean 512 MB of RAM, I've only got a 500MHz G4 and a piddly 8MB of video memory. I've also got one of those cranky old slot-loading DVD-ROM drives. Makes a lot of funny sounds but it still works. Even so, I love my mac! :loveya:

This is my first Mac, i'm a recent convert since I got a job doing some graphic design. I'm very glad I switched, and i'm never going back.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 07:42 PM
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41. me and my second e-Mac say hi!
MacOS 8.6 was my first one - still working.
I once tried touching a PC mouse in a library - got stumped right there. Yuk!
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 07:44 PM
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42. Howdy peeps.
Running OSX on a 500mhz G3 iBook that I have no plans or need to replace anytime soon.
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 07:49 PM
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43. macs I've known and loved
Performa (R.I.P.)
An original iMac, purchased the first day they came on the market
G3 iBook, $300 ebay purchase
G3 tower
G4

Here is an apple related website that has helped me with troubleshooting issues:

http://www.appletechs.com/
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chiburb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 08:19 PM
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44. Thanks for the link...
As a Mac newbie, that's very helpful to me.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 06:44 PM
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130. it's embarrassing.
Macbook pro (me every day machine)
macbook (the honey's machine)
McMini (used as backup and safety, BEFORE timecapsule)
17 inch G3 laptop (powercord issues and damage - dammit)
Timecapsule
IMac (early version)
and one of them Green Machines.

Someplace, I still have an AppleE hidden away.

As for printers, I have Brother fax/printer dedicated to the McMini, (and fax) and a fine Xerox Phaser 6200 that has been a work horse for years. Only one major repair when the toner hose let loose, and sprayed toner all over. But, after 70,000 pages, for a solo law practice, it has been great.

I have been using TimeSlice for Time and Billing, but recently migrated to Legal Suite as a legal database, office management and Time and Billing tool. I am quite content, and still am learning its Document forms support.
I gave up on microsphtphtphtpht and only use NeoOffice for spreadsheets, Wordprocessing, etc. Frankly, it is better than what MS provides us McUsers. Legal suite combines with my iCal and Addressbook, AND combines data with my iPhone.

The idea of going back to dictating a document, waiting for a printout, revising it, and redoing it again gives me the shakes. I'm more productive (and more in control) running the office solo.
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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 09:19 PM
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45. Wow, our own group
iMac 17" flat panel
iBook 14" dual USB

Home is wireless on Airport Extremes, one with USB color printer on it

Other macs:
Beige G3
PM4400
SE/30
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 09:45 PM
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46. I married a MacAddict
Two of them, actually.

Since I'm a Unix person, I did not seriously get into Macs until OS X came out. I am the proud owner of a G3 iBook. We also have around the house a bondi blue iMac, a G3 tower, a PowerBook and an old NuBus Power Mac (dual boots into Mac OS 9 and MkLinux.) Oh yeah, and one Windoze box.
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 09:54 PM
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47. Sweet! Our own forum.
I have a G3 iBook but I'm planning to upgrade when the Sims 2 comes out. Already saving. :-)

I've only had Macs my entire life. I refuse to join the Beta-testers (PC Users.)
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:01 PM
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48. currently have an emac
700 mhz version but its the nicest one ive owned. great layout for me with everything all in one, with nice 17" screen

in the past ive owned a classic, powermac 9600 dual 330, g3 b & w, and a g4 400 mhz. so this emac is a nice step up but only cost me around $500 and it has everything i need - and more


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ocean girl Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:27 PM
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51. I still have the first Mac released - the Classic with the signatures
of Apple developers on the inside. I worked for a magazine in 1986 that featured Mac software and was published in conjunction with Steve Jobs and I got my Classic as a bonus for figuring out how to interface the Mac with a Wang.

I've had or used about every model since then. I'm in the advertising/publishing biz, so luckily I also get to use them at work as well.

Right now, I'm using my new G4 iBook that my husband bought me for my birthday/anniversary and he has TiBook (Powerbook). We have an airport wireless network in our condo and lots of related gadgets (iPods, etc.) and software - we're both serious MacAddicts! We love to go to the Apple store and check out the new stuff.

So cool to have our own forum - thanks DU!


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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 11:34 PM
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52. Powerbook G4
iBook G4
a G3 B&W with added big hard drive
a Performa 6300CD
a G3-era iMac

are the ones running in our house.

The SE and the SE30 are now museum pieces.

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OrwellwasRight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:02 AM
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54. Hi Macsters!
Current:
iBook 14in G3 White, currently missing a shift key :-(

Previous:
Beige Desktop G3
Performa PowerMac 6116cd
Mac SE 30

And before that I used my nephew's original Mac that didn't even have a hard drive, you had to alternate the floppy disk that had MacWrite and the floppy disk on which you saved your document! Anyone else remember that?

Props to Steve Jobs!

Hello all DUMUGs! Good to know you're here!
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:22 AM
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57. Checking In
Main: iMac Flat panel (2nd generation).

Strawberry iMac 266

Powerbook 5300CS. Which never gets used.
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OrwellwasRight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:23 AM
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58. Another reason to love Pete Stark:
His entire office uses Macs, beautiful flat screen, G4s! A progressive and a Macuser. What more could we want?
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libbygurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 09:40 AM
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60. currently the iMac (the white half-melon CPU)
specifically, the 1 GHz PowerPC G4

Previously, the 233 MHz PowerMac.

Nothing but Macs in my life!
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libbygurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 09:40 AM
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61. self-delete--dupe!
Edited on Sat Nov-13-04 09:41 AM by libbygurl
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RamblingRose Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 10:31 AM
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62. Started with a Macintosh computer I bought at Sears in 1984/1985.
Edited on Sat Nov-13-04 10:39 AM by RamblingRose
Then upgraded to a Performa, then a Power Mac 6500

Now I own an

iBook G3 700 MHz

eMac 1.25 GHz (the kids have taken over)

Also own Pentium and Celleron PC's, that I can't wait to replace with Macs. Nobody ever wants to use these.

I want to buy another iBook or iMac, but am waiting for the prices to come down. Anybody see that in the near future.

Look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the MUG forum.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 10:47 AM
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63. Hi everyone, I have a G4 15 inch laptop. Owned Macs since
they first came out. (Also use Windows machines at work)
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:33 AM
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64. Hooray!
Edited on Sat Nov-13-04 11:40 AM by elfin
What a good idea -

Started with Apple II*, then first Classic, then Quadra, then Wallstreet laptop, now Powerbook G4.

I love Appke and am thrilled beyond belief that I have an Apple Store less than 20 minutes away.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:44 AM
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65. Currently using a 1 Ghz Powerbook G4
with 1 gig of RAM. It's the last of the titanium models before they switched to aluminum. Prior to this I had a 400 mhz Powerbook G3. Planning on getting either a G5 Powerbook when they're released or a G5 imac when they are upgraded. Oh, decisions, decisions.

Mac users rule!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 12:54 AM
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118. The titanium is the most beautiful design.
I got one just like yours on eBay just to have the most powerful version, 1gig + 1gig, in that case design.

An apple guy told me, I'm not sure this is true, that Steve Jobs had joked with designers about making a super thin ultimate notebook.
They went ahead and started, and when he found out he told them to keep going.
Many patents on forming titanium resulted.
Aluminum turned out to be a far more easy material to work with and had less signal resistance for the airport card.
The thin bezel around the screen has never been bested.

A beautiful machine. I've got an Air now, it's hard not to love how light and thin it is.

:hi:
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:40 PM
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66. Macs for me!
Have a G4, my monitor is sitting on a 7500 (don't use), had an old IISI (long gone) and would give my eye teeth for one of those 24" flat screen Apple displays.

Have I had problems? Yes. In 15 years, I've had 2 drive crashes one semi-fatal and on the other, was able to save the info.

My daughter has a PC laptop that was give to her. She prefers the Mac in my office.
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 12:53 PM
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67. I *heart* macs
I taught in a school district that was mac all the way, so I went mac and haven't looked back. Never did get into PCs.

First mac was a grape 5 flavor. It worked from 98 til spring of this year without one single problem.

Our current computer is an eMac. Wanted the new iMac, but the old iMac crashed on the day we closed on our house, we had to take what we could get with what $ we had. We don't do anything much but surf the net and burn CDs, so it's been more than fine for us.

Downloaded firefox a few days ago, what a dream!


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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 02:54 PM
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69. 400 G4 One of the older ones with only a 10 gig hard drive
I really need to add some mor ram though.

This is my third mac. My first one was an LCII. Never have had a problem and I'll never purchase any other brand.
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dsewell Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 03:18 PM
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70. PC user by chance, Mac user by choice
I bought my first computer as an impoverished graduate student in 1984. I was really intrigued by the Macintosh and learned that the university that I would be teaching at in the fall had joined the Apple Consortium that meant faculty and students could by a Mac for something like half price. But they said I couldn't participate until I was actually on campus, and I needed a computer to write my disseration, so I wound up buying a Sanyo PC clone (the first real clone, I believe) instead.

I did use Macs off and on in teaching, particularly once Hypercard and hypertext programs like StorySpace came along. I even bought a Mac-on-an-expansion-card to put in my home PC, which basically turned a PC into a dual machine that could run as a Mac Classic as well.

With the introduction of OS X, though, it was only a question of time before I became a Switcher. I've used Unix and Linux since grad school days, and once I realized I could have both Unix and a beautiful Mac OS on one machine I joyously said goodbye to Bill Gates. A new job with a hardware budget let me choose a dual G5 Power Mac in 2002, and not long after I bought an iBook for personal use. (Still have a PC clone as the home desktop machine, for reasons of finances and spousal harmony.)
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GeoK Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 09:17 PM
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74. Greetings and Salutations my fellow MacUsers!
I must have died and gone to heaven!

DU just gets better and better! There is a graphics group and now a Mac group! Everyone is a democrat! Whoo Hooo!

My first Mac was a IIsi which I spent a whopping $8K back in the 90s. (Still trying to recover from that ass-beating) I have worked on a IIci, IIfx, quadra, iMac, Blue & White, Sawtooth and coming this January, I will have an awesome, supercharged G5 at work! (Art guy, you know ;) )

I currently have 3 working Macs at home, all networked together, hooked up to LinkSyS DSL cable router.

My baby I am on now is

Machine Model: Power Mac G4 - Digital Audio
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (11.3)
Number Of CPUs: 2 (DUAL!)
CPU Speed: 533 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 640 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.2.8f1

I bought this Mac on Ebay for 60 bucks and replaced the hard drive with a partitioned ATA 160 MB and put in a Pioneer 106D DVD-RW super drive in. Installed Panther and she is doing great!

I gave my wife the hand-me-down Sawtooth and the kids play on the G3/500 iMac.
I couldn't live without 'em!
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 09:58 PM
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75. iMacG4 here.....
before this (and still here) an iMac G3 in blueberry no less...
....before that a Mac Quadra...

also living here is an iBookG3 and an original clamshell iBook.....

relly really really love it for graphics....also the iTunes is kinda fun too :)

:yourock: Macs totally rock!!!! :hi:

DR
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 10:05 PM
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76. On my second Apple now.
I came in late to the computer biz. Always had internet access at work, so I just did my surfing there.

Current one...
2004 (Feb) Powerbook G4, 17" running Panther 10.3.6. 1.33 Ghz, 80G HD, 512 MB SDRAM
Firefox, Quicken, PS Elements, PalmOS, PDA Photo, Nikon capture, Sim City 4, Airport extreme, and a bluetooth laser mouse (rarely used, since I'm typing on the couch now). This is a heavy monster BTW.

20G IPod.
Nikon Coolpix 8700.
HP 2410 AIO
Sony Clei

Just sold to a friend's daughter...
2001 IBook G3 running OSX 10.2.5...for, get this $400! She loves it, even though my friends called it a toilet seat. :grr:

I got limited space (Kitchen table), so I choose notebooks, but that new IMac G5 looks very snazzy!
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 10:52 PM
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77. Introducing the family....
Pcat writes and works exclusively on a 15 in Powerbook g4 1Ghz (the same one John Kerry uses, as it happens.) with a superdrive and a gig of RAM. I've got an external 80 gb hard drive, and external 60 gb HD and a portable 120 gb lacie hard drive. OS X.

Mr. Pcat writes and works exclusively on the same type of machine, but he has a macintouch keyboard instead of the standard QWERTY keyboard. OS X

The current gateway is a 12 inch 500 mHz iBook with a 10 GB HD and a CD-DVD reader. OS X.

The current test environment is a 12 inch 500 mHz iBook with a 20 GB HD and a Combo drive (read write CD, Read DVD) that's dual booting both Yellowdog and OS X.

Various peripherals, printers, scanners, etc...

Pcat
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:33 PM
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78. Hello, fellow Mackers!
My current machine of choice is a 12" G4 iBook, 1.07GHz, 512 MB RAM, which I bought to take to Japan this fall. It replaced a clamshell iBook, which worked fine, and even had OS 10.2 on it, but weighed far too much. However, I like the new iBook so much that I hardly ever use my desktop computer, which is...

an iMac SE-DVD, vintage 2000, 400 MHz. I like portability, especially since I have an Airport network in my apartment and a nearby coffee shop with wireless Internet, so I'm planning to replace the desktop model with a 15" (or better yet, drool, a 17") Powerbook.

Then I would use the Powerbook as my main machine and really keep the iBook only for travel. I like the security of having two computers. It was a lifesaver when the hard disk on the iMac started acting weird and then completely crashed after its move across the country. Fortunately, I had already backed up the iMac to my old iBook, so I didn't lose anything.

Other Macs I have known and loved include my first one,

an LC III, the "pizza box" model followed by a
Performa 375

I first used Macs at my last teaching job, where my department had one Mac SE for everyone. It was a big thrill when we added a hard disk!
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dwckabal Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:01 AM
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79. Where to start?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 12:05 AM by dwckabal
I've been using Macs since 1990 (System 6.0.7).

First Mac I used: Mac II (1 MB RAM, 20 MB HD)

First Mac I owned: Centris 610 (4 MB RAM, 120 MB HD, CD-ROM)

Since then:

LC III
Quadra 640
PowerMac 9600
G4 Cube (upgraded the hell out of it)
PowerMac Dual G4 1.25 GHz (current machine)

I also own an eMate, and an iPod (1G).

I also built from scratch a PC (Athalon 1.7 GHz) just in case!

On edit: Forgot about a PowerBook 1400c that I had at work.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:36 AM
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80. Mac convert here....
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:47 AM by ikojo
12 inch powerbook
40 Gb hard drive
Superdrive
867 megs RAM

20 gig iPod: I have FAR fewer problems using my iPod with my Mac than I did using it with a winBLOWS machine!
Palm Tungsten C


Bought my Mac for a "special" birthday in June 2003.
I LOVE it...it's taken about a year but I primarily use my Mac. I still have a WinBLOWS laptop that I use very infrequently.


My Mac :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:21 AM
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81. iBook G4 here.
My daughter has a Mac, but I don't know what model. It has a flat screen with a long "neck", and a round base.

We are Mac people!
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:28 PM
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82. My Third Mac
First was an Apple IIe whose printer finally died this year....computer from the 1980's still works. Second was one of the first iBooks, a blue clamshell. One of the dogs knocked it off the bookshelf and broke the part on the bottom which recharges the battery. AppleStore estimate to fix it was $650. So on to my third, a 17" PowerBook G4 which I love.
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:53 PM
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83. hey
Powermac G3 (beige)

slow as dirt, but works relatively well. :)
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 06:26 AM
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91. Is your nickname a Pinhead Gunpowder reference?
I also have a beige G3 running at 300Mhz. 7 years old and the damn thing refuses to die. It works great for the Internet and e-mail so I won't replace it.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 06:47 PM
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131. heh. I've been in a landslide. Dirt can MOVE, I tell ya.
and fast.
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:16 PM
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84. my pleasure
very first Mac--Power Mac 5200/120, 32 MB of RAM, OS 8.1
current system--Ruby iMac DV 400, 192 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.2
next Mac which is like days away--iMac G5, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.3

So I've gone from a 1996 Mac, a 2000 Mac, and soon te latest and greatest :bounce:
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turbo_satan Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:18 PM
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85. PowerBook G4, 17", 1.5 GHz
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 11:17 AM
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86. Yea!
Always happy to talk Mac...if only everyone else knew what we know.

At home we have 3 emacs networked together ( one printer, one internet connection with router). Works great. These things never freeze up. The newest is a 1 gHZ G4 with superdrive, our 8th mac going back to 1996.

At work, I'm hanging on to a G4 that still runs OS 9.2. I don't think it has many more miles left on it so, soon, I'll be taking that long walk of saying goodbye and then upgrading much software and peripherals to a new G5 and OS X.

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Pierre Trudeau Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 11:23 AM
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87. I have two...

Hi folks, I am definitely not at the cutting edge anymore.
These are my two computers...

Desktop:
blue & white G3 350 MHz
with installed Audiowerk8 professional sound card
running OS 9.1


Laptop:
Black Powerbook G3 400 MHz "Firewire"
(the last of the G3 powerbook models before G4s were released)
running OS 9.2


You might ask, why am I still running OS9??

The answer: I am a professional composer & sound designer, so I use my computers for specific audio/music purposes. It took me a long time to configure them to run the appropriate software effectively, and now that they do exactly what I want, I am loathe to make major changes to the system. Some of the software I use professionally might not be properly functional under OSX. For now, it still does the job.

However, once Apple releases G5 Powerbooks, I am going to buy one and make the big change. My primary application (Logic Audio) is OSX-friendly, and some of the smaller apps will at least work in the Classic shell (I hope). Since new macs come with the latest OS pre-installed, that will save me the headache of upgrading on my old machines. Once I get the new powerbook, that will become my primary audio/music computer. I will keep the old desktop just for internet & office use.
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upsidedown Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 11:47 AM
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88. Blueberry iBook G3 here . . .
. . . and still running OS 9.2. I'd love to upgrade to OS X, but I don't have enough memory. I bought a 128 MB chip a few months back to add to my 64, but it doesn't seem to fit quite right and my computer won't recognize it.

The website I bought it from specifically stated that the memory was for a 300MHz iBook G3, which mine is, so I don't know why it won't work.

Anyway, as slow as it is, I still love my mac and I'd never switch to another operating system. :-)
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:04 AM
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89. iMac G4 Flat Panel
iMac 3rd generation in Blueberry. I think it was a 350 Mhz? It has 8.6 OS on it.

Performa 6200 CD 7.0 OS

I think the CD stands for crappy design, I have read that was the worst Mac ever built.

Even the worst MAC was better than any PC I've ever used, which explains why I keep buying them even after that "worst" one.

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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:36 AM
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90. My Mac History
Original Mac 128k(still have it still works)
SE
IIcx
7200/90
8500/200
G3/466
G4/733 Current model


I've been around a LOT of rare gems at a Mac store I worked at in SF


My old boss has the 2nd Lisa to roll off the assembly line.


Use to work regularly with 20th Anniversary Macs.


Has the Original Mac Portable (Heavier than the desktops at the time).


Worked on the "Molar" a cool all-in-one G3 made exclusively for schools.


There was the Mac TV the rare black Mac with a TV tuner.


The rare IIGs has it's own proprietary OS really neat

*sniff* oh I miss the good old days! :)
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Solitaire Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 10:11 AM
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92. My Mac's!
Edited on Thu Nov-18-04 10:12 AM by Solitaire
I presently have an iBook G3 and a G4 Tower.

I started with a Performa 3600 (I think that's what it was), then went to a 7200, then a G3. My mom actually has the 7200 and still uses it.

I plan on getting the iMac G5 very soon. I can't wait.

:)
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OSX Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 11:49 PM
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93. I'm just a mac geek
Macs currenlty in use at Casa Du OSX:

TI Book G4 1 GHz (currently using)
G3 Pismo (Mrs OSX's)
eMac (Daughter-O)
iMac DV

Macs in OSX's office:
G5 Duel 2.5 GHz
G4 Duel 1.42 GHz
G4 500 MHz
iMac DV

Macs owned by OSX:
Macintosh II cx
Power Computing TowerPower Pro
iMac DV
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 07:37 PM
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94. Last of the 1st series of iMacs bondi with old slot tray,
my round mouse died on me a few years back, but this imac is still holding its own after like 7 years...os 9.2.1

Looking to get the new iMac this spring! Will keep this one forever because it changed everything!!

I work on a w98 machine at work and I hate it. Constantly try and talk the owner into somehwo switching to Macs... alas our DB software is not cross platformed and migrating would just cost too much right now... Oh well I can always hope.
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architect359 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 10:37 PM
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95. Love it - a DUMUG!
Edited on Sat Nov-20-04 11:21 PM by architect359
Currently in our household is an iMac 400 DVSE, a blueberry iBook 300, PowerBook 12 inch 867, and an iPod - a 1st generation 5 gig that still holds a 4 hour charge in the battery. In the past, I had a Mac IIci and even further back, an Apple IIe that my dad had bought, I taught myself DOS and QuikBasic on it. I'm eyeing the iMac G5 but I'll wait until the 2nd generation...maybe. Oh yeah, the home network is Airport wireless.
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Emillereid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 11:38 PM
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96. iMac
800 mHz G4
256 sdram
17in screen
OS 10.3.6


Also have a 900 supermac (one of the clones)

Husband has a G4 tower
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-04 08:58 PM
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97. Sorry I'm late getting here.
My first affair was with the old Performa 6360 running 7.5.3 back in 1996. It was love at first sight and has been ever since. I'm on an eMac 17" G4 w/superdrive running Panther and I love this computer. Kids are using my old iMac G3 and husband uses iBook G3. We are just a happy Mac family.
iMac therefore iAm.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 08:40 PM
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98. Mmm Macintosh.
Ibook early 2001
Ibook 14"
Imac bondi Rev. A
Clamshell Bondi Rev A
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-04 05:28 PM
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99. I have a Sawtooth Dual G4/450
an iMac 333 On loan to a friend. It was my Linux machine until the new Kernel hated my modem.

an eMac 700

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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-04 07:57 PM
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100. Just want to be post 100...
so kick!!!
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outraged2 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-04 10:03 PM
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101. G4 OS 10.2.8
Hi all- I got my G4 four or five years ago, I can't remember now. It was the best thing I ever did. I don't think I have yelled at or sworn at this machine in 5 years as much as I did my old pc in 1 day. :)
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 02:03 AM
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102. G4 running Panther
Mac IIfx which was upgraded from Mac II.

DUMUG :yourock:
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AlabamaYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:16 PM
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103. 'I've used Macs since Lisa
The company I worked for actually sprung for a couple of Lisas at $10k a pop. I got a fat Mac in '84 or '85, and never looked back. Although my office is still trapped in Windows hell, I traded my trusty rusty PowerMac clone for an e-Mac about a year ago, got cable access, and am a happy camper. It's the 3.3 version, 384 MBytes of RAM with room for more, and an 800 MHz processor. It meets my needs, and should for a while.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 09:02 PM
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104. I just found this forum
but have been on DU for awhile now.

I have an IMAC G4 at home - 2 yrs old and a dream machine.

Also 2 of the smaller - funny colored - IMACs in my classroom.

As a teacher, I was trained on Macs. So I am partial. I have an old LCIII I bought in 93 that still works. Never had one problem with it. And I have an older Powermac in my classroom that I do most of my word processing on. Both have Stylewriter printers that have never given me one bit of trouble.

When people ask me why I have a Mac, I tell them that in the 11 years since I bought my first MAC for home, hubby has gone through 6 or 7 different PC setups. But that ole LCIII still works just fine. :)
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Forever Free Donating Member (542 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 12:03 AM
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105. I have an iBook G4 1.2 TOO!
Edited on Mon Dec-13-04 12:04 AM by Forever Free
I LOVE IT SOO MUCH! God i LOATHE Windows now.
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billie_ Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 09:12 PM
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106. Hi Mac Users..
ibook 1.2ghz 768 mb ram

isight

ipod

also, G4 Tower

and 400mhz imac


have had macs so far back, i cannot recall all i have had....will need to call Sherman and Peabody and get in the Waybak for that info

b
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:03 PM
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107. beige G3, PowerBook G4 1.25, dual G4 1.25
I use the beige G3 as a webserver
the Powerbook for pretty much everything at home
the dual G4 at the office (graphics)
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-05 02:15 AM
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108. You people make me sick
I'm still stuck using the ole' iMac 333 I've been using for almost 6 years. Also, have a 350 slot loader I picked up cheap a couple of years ago.

Reading these posts makes me lust for a new one or maybe OS 10, but I'm broke thanks to the wonderful Bushit economy. I've kicked the RAM up on both iMacs (the 333 is one of those that won't go past 256 regardless of what you put in it) and keep them running smooth with DiskWarrior and TechTool. Great computers for my little brain, but every time I see one of the new ones, I pull out my credit card statements and see if there is any room left. Nyet! :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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Squeegee Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 04:12 PM
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109. The "Mac"s I've owned
It's hard to separate Mac OS from the Macintosh, so I'll list all the machines I've used that ran some form of Mac OS (in this case, Mac OS X).

1994:
Machine: NextStation Color Turbo
OEM: Next Computer
Specs: 33MHz 68040 CPU
OS: Nextstep 3.0 through 3.2

1996:
Machine: Home-built PC
OEM: N/A
Specs: 166MHz AMD K6 CPU
OS: Nextstep 4.0, later Apple Rhapsody 0.X

1998:
Machine: B&W PowerMac G3
OEM: Apple
Specs: 400MHz G3 CPU
OS: Rhapsody 1.0, later Mac OS X (pre-beta) through 10.3.7

2001:
Machine: iBook (1st-gen white)
OEM: Apple
Specs: 500MHz G3 CPU
OS: Mac OS X 10.1.0 through 10.3.7

2002:
Machine: PowerMac G4
OEM: Apple
Specs: Dual 1GHz G4 CPUs
OS: Mac OS X 10.2.0 through 10.3.7

2004:
Machine: 12" iBook G4
OEM: Apple
Specs: 1GHz G4 CPU
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.2 through 10.3.7



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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 10:30 PM
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110. New iBook G4
Just got it a couple of weeks ago. I love the Mac! I've left it running for days with no slowdowns or other issues associated with Windows. It's great to see that people are still using their older Macs.
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Machiavelli05 Donating Member (335 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:58 AM
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111. ibook g4
the first model of ibook g4s, 800mhz 12.1"
256mb ram (maxing out tomorrow or so, actually to a whopping 640 :-( )

This summer I will be getting a Powerbook G4

I LOVE the 12.1" screen dont want anything bigger. I just need a mobile office.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:06 AM
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112. I'm a new convert with an iBook G4 here
The iBook is a supplement to our Windows desktop.

But I'm thinking about replacing THAT with a Powerbook.
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rhite5 Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 12:16 PM
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113. Count me as another Mac user
My first exposure to computers (well almost 1st exposure)was after I retired and I bought a used MacPlus with a small external hard drive. I added an HP printer. I thought it was wonderful to be able to correct all kinds of mistakes without using white-out or starting over. One of the first things I did was start publishing a little political newsletter. I loved that little machine! Gave my typewriter away within a few days. I liked the MacPlus because it was so easy to understand how it was organized from a user's point of view. The System Folder was an open book.

After that, a 6200 Performa where I graduated to pretty heavy database work on voter files using FileMakerPro. Eventually I got a G3 b/w refurb (which I still have and use in OS9). Last year I got a new G4 PowerBook and am finally learning OSX.(which I am not entirely comfortable with).

I will never use anything but a Mac.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 10:42 AM
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114. Dual 450 G4
Radeon 8500
1.25 gigs of RAM
100 Gigs of Space
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 07:10 PM
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115. Hi, I have 3 macs in my care
At my house I have:


beige desktop G3/266 Mhz with 384RAM
and an IMAC/350 Mhz DVD-read only and factory RAM I think 64 or 128

my mom lives diagonally from our house and has

beige tower G3/300Mz (i think)

I am the ad hoc administrator for all three which is kinda sad since my knowledge is somewhat limited.

I run OS 9.2.2 on all three and have Netscape installed as our browser.

I have a problem that maybe some could help me with. Everytime I have tried to download, install and run either Real Player or Windows media player for Mac, they don't work correctly.

The one by microsoft doesn't load correctly and the Real Player loads but it does something to the internet connection and I can't get online.

It is very frustrating as we are not able to listen to anything unless it is in the Quicktime format, which is not often.

We want to listen to AirAmerica among other things.

I saw the posting for doing an Applescript but I get the dialog boxes as they were listed. Right now I don't have Real Player loaded but I have the CD for Netscape and could reload it if I needed to. Thanks in advance if anyone can help me. We don't get AirAmerica on the radio here all we get is right wing garbage and that is no fun :(
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 AM
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116. Brand new (2 days) iMac G5 owner. And soon a mini.

This iMac is definately the best computer I've owned so far, and I've been building and modding 'puters since the first TRS-80 back in the brown shoe corp days.

And it's QUIET!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 12:41 AM
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117. MacBook Air, Macbook (black), 20" G5 iMac, 2 titanium PBs,
a couple white iBooks and a Pismo powerbook.

My favorite design is the titanium, but the Air is sweet!
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:53 PM
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119. Just got an iMac for music
My first computer was a Mac ("512k enhanced" it was called -- first generation) and I think I spent about as much on that as I did on this one!!

Husb convinced me to switch to PC when my Mac couldn't handle loading pages from the net. (More power, less cost.) But I'm embarking on some new music/video projects and decided to start at Step One with a new Mac. The various parts of the PC just didn't want to get along with each other. The Mac is nice and integrated!

:hi:

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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 11:57 PM
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120. My first was a Mac Classic II.
Blazing 16MHz processor w/40 Meg hard drive...
(Wish I had kept it and converted it into a Macquarium.)

Next was a pizza box 6116 Performa
60MHz w/ a 250Mg drive and a new, space age thing called a CD drive!

I am currently using a 7 year old G4 tower.
The 733Mhz PowerPC chip keeps chugging faithfully along, for now.

I'd like to get another 10-11 months of service, then retire her to function as my digital jukebox.

No laptop, but I've got a 30gig iPod.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 11:20 PM
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121. Holy old thread batman...
Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 11:20 PM by jasonc
I have a

2.4ghz Macbook Pro

Dual Quad core 3.2ghz Mac Pro

Mac Mini 1.83ghz Core2Duo operating as a music server and a DVD player.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:04 AM
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122. Wow, this thread shows up again.
I was broke and still using my ole' blueberry iMacs (1999 models) back then. They still work fine, but I've been enjoying the great deal I got on a slightly used G4 iBook for almost two years now. When the upgrade bug hits one of my friends, I hope to snag another great deal on a MacBook.
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NoQuarter Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:11 AM
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123. The main machine
is my g5 iSight iMac 1.93GHz, 2.5 GB 10.5.4

Then the g4 swivel neck iMac 1GHz, 1GB 10.5.3

Finally the workhorse I'm using at this very moment, a g4 iBook 933MHz 640MB 10.5.3

Next month will see the addition of an intel iMac, probably the 2.66GHz flavor.



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NoQuarter Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 02:15 AM
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151. Took a while but the primary box is now
the 2.93GHz iMac with 8GB.

The G4 was given to a friend who is no longer an internet virgin.

Next order of business is to replace the iBook with a MacBook(Pro?).
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 04:24 AM
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124. We have an iMac OS X version 10.5.3 a few months old.
It's our first Mac and we are still learning how to use it.
My hubby lame 54 is a little frustrated since our video camera is not compatible (samsung) and looks like we will have to buy a new one.
He does enjoy making vids like this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUiEd0IHaDs
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 06:28 PM
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125. Glad to see a MUG on DU
Running a MacBook

Mrs GoS has an iBook G4 running Tiger

We also have a Power Book G4 running Tiger

Two iMac - Jelly bean colors running 8.6 for legacy stuff

and a dead Classic II.

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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-08 09:52 PM
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126. Mac User since 1989, owner since 1993
My first Mac was a LCIII, the so-called "pizza box"
followed by a Performa450, when I started needing to cruise the Internet more seriously
followed by a gray iMac with (gasp!) a DVD drive, which for a while lived with a blue clamshell iBook
However, I gave up the clamshell iBook when I needed something lightweight for travel, so I got an iBook G4 in 2004
That was fine until a client demanded that I use their proprietary software, which ran only on Windows
I then shelled out for an Intel duo iBook in the summer of 2007, which is where I am today.

The only thing I like about Windows is the Free Cell game included. :-)
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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-08 03:09 PM
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127. Just picked up the "old" MacBook Pro on sale!
Made in the spring, but I guess that's old now and pushed out on sale because of the new MBPs.

2.5 ghz
15 inch screen. I'd love the 17 inch screen, but the portability and weight factor was an issue.
I love the gestures on the touch pad. Although sometimes its a little too sensitive.


I also still have my Quicksilver G4 tower running 4.11. Nothing wrong with it, but I may be traveling overseas soon so I needed a portable. Not to mention I was jealous of all those other latte-sipping liberals in those coffee shops with their laptops open ;)

And before that an 840 av.
And before that a Performa Mac
And before that an upgraded Mac II


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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:10 AM
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128. got one of those little white ones. and the stupid phone.
2 GHz, 2Gb, 15" laptop. i like it fine, but don't find it to stack up all that well to sliced bread. it's been pretty reliable, but it also has it's moments. not that i take very good care of it, but still.
hate the phone. hate the network. hate the louse f'ing battery. hate the interface, because my skin is dry. i am old, and also work in clay, so i am forever licking my fingers to use my phone. it's a great concept. when they get the bugs out of it, i will probably like it.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 06:49 PM
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132. Clay? coool! hey, I work in steel.
actually I start with paper, make origami shapes, then make them 6 ft tall in steel. But I also LOVE my iPhone and the McPro.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:36 PM
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133. come to my sale!
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 08:37 PM by mopinko
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:21 AM
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134. hey, mi alma mater, no less.
In two weeks? cool. That's just 45 minutes north of mois.

Aloha.

by the way, what style clay?
Thrown? shapes with slip? baked at Cone 8, glazed at Cone 6?
and do you use your mac with your projects?
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:11 AM
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135. i do the buttons on the mac, and the cars.
the clay is something else again.



http://web.mac.com/mo_clay/iWeb/mo%20clay/mo%20clay.htm...


your alma mater?
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 02:00 PM
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136. the little one in the big ten.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 02:06 PM
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137. northwestern?
sorry, i are sports retarded.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 03:04 PM
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138. dat be de place.
gradua-ally left there in 'ought '79.

Unfortunately, I was hit by a drunk driver a few months ago, and my steel sculpture has taken a summer vacation. You really can't lift 100 lbs of steel and weld it with a cast or herniated discs.

still pains me sumtin fierce.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 09:08 PM
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139. fuck!
that would be your industrial strength bullshit, that would. hope you are mending. did that disc thing. not good. can't do much clay without any muscles, either.
any of your art work around town?
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:44 AM
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129. My personal Mac is a MacBook Pro. Also, have an iBook G4.
Wife has an iMacG4. One stepdaughter has a MacBook Pro, the other stepdaughter has an iBook G4.

My business has 4 iBooks, 2 iMacs.

Over the years I have owned (and still have in storage): Macintosh, Macintosh SE, Apple Quadra, Apple Performa, iMac G3, Powerbook G3, eMac, iBook G3, iMac G4, iMac G5.

I'm also remembering a Centra in there somewhere. Is that a possibility?

Love me some Apples.


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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 03:44 PM
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140. My name is Elmer J. Fudd, I own a mansion and a yacht.
Also, a Mac Mini. My first Mac was a 128k, so there. :D
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:22 AM
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141. Hello...
Current machine

MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, a 150 GB hard drive, a SuperDrive, and Leopard 10.5.5.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 06:03 PM
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142. LOL--this thread is STILL alive and well???
Edited on Sun Mar-01-09 06:12 PM by rocktivity
Then I guess I'd better update my post from November 2004 (#18):

With an average of less than $200 a year in upgrades from OtherWorld Computing, I've turned my 233HZ OS9 G3 with 233RAM, a 14MB hard drive, and a CD-ROM through an 800x600 tube monitor into a 1000HZ OSX10.4 G4 with 768RAM, a DVD-ROM, and a 80MB hard drive through an 1860x1050 LCD monitor. Not bad, considering I bought the G3 in 1998. But I know I've pushed it as far as it can go and the next stop is Intel.

Prior to that, I had a Quadra.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 09:16 PM
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143. Since this thread is apparently still going...
I have a MacBook 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive. I have a partition set up with Boot Camp in which I run Windows XP, due to a job-related bit of software that only runs under Windows.

This is my first Mac, after nearly two decades of putting up with Windows machines. My daughter has had a MacBook for 2 years, and my son got a MB pro late last year so I've had a brief, informal introduction to Macs before buying one.
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Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-04-09 11:06 AM
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144. Wow...this is like my genealogy!
Believe it or not, I owned an Apple II+, IIe, and IIGS!
I started with a Mac 128!
A "Fat Mac" 512 at home and a second Mac Plus at the office came next.
IIsi was one of my favorites at the time.
A "Blue" IMac (about 5 years)
A "Dancing" IMac (still going strong)
Now, a new 3.06 24" IMac (just got it)


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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 02:50 AM
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145. Mac Pro 2x2.66 dual core
12 gigs ram
2 T storage internal
1 T external
dual Acer 22 monitors
Waccom tablet
Kensington expert 7 track ball
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:48 AM
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148. Wacom tablet user here too!
Holy shit, that's an impressive machine. :D

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 12:29 AM
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146. My first computer was a Mac.
I bought a Performa 6300 back in '95, I think
iMac (blew up in 2004, which was devastating)
iMac (found at a garage sale for $25 and switched out the hard drive with my old iMac and rescued my files, then gave the computer to my nephew)
Quicksilver G4 733 Mhz Desktop running the latest version of Tiger (bought secondhand for a couple hundred on Craig's List, and love it! I recently added two USB 2.0 ports, but will likely not upgrade further)
13" iBook G4 1.2 Gig HD running the latest version of Leopard (bought in pristine condition on Craig's List. It's a lot more durable than my nephew's Macbook)
I also have an iPod shuffle, and iPod Touch which I can turn into a phone

I work on a PC at work, and while it is okay, I would not buy anything but a Mac for personal use.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:46 AM
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147. Why, thank you!! It's glad to be here from the latest convert!
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9101018&s...

MB419LL/A

4GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM
2.93GHz CPU
640GB HD
24" screen (H-IPS panel, I'd read somewhere... allows EXCELLENT color reproduction and shadow detail range.)

I'm replacing the bundled mouse (2 button) with a Logitech G9 (3 button, but mostly for the ergonomics of it).

It's my first Mac. I used to be an Amiga fanboy, then turned to PC hardware running OS/2, BeOS, Linux, and Windows -- but Vista put me over the edge. No more Microsoft, and I'm looking at another field to get into anyway so the Mac is ideal.

As for 'cost' issues, this Mac is worth it. Most 24" screens by themselves are $500. These $500 monitors are 'cheap' 6-bit TN panels that feature color shifting (an obvious no-no for anything to do with graphic or web design). A good monitor alone is going to be $1000. Minimum. The iMac display was consistent throughout and did not appear to distort color or brightness at angles. A website I surfed, discussing H-IPS, proved the 24" iMac.

Also knowing Adobe supports the Mac (long may they do so!!!) sealed the deal.

They are energy efficient too - or certainly use less.

I'll be using my 24" Soyo Topaz S monitor as a secondary display, though I know it won't look as good, it still has a use.

You bet I'm happy.

If I had the money, I'd have gone with a Mac Pro. But the speed is overkill; I don't need 8 cores and I don't do 3D rendering.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:56 AM
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149. Update
I retired the G4 and it's just sitting in my living room until I think of something cool to do with it.

Now have a G5 dual 2.5GHz running Leopard. This was one of the last PowerPC models made.

I still have room to add 6 gigs of RAM to it. So far it's running like a dream.

This was the first time I used Migration Assistant to get my stuff onto the new computer, and it worked great.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 08:14 PM
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150. Hi there...
Mac user since 1995...

all sorts of desktop & laptops over the years

Currently on Imac Intel Core Duo OS 10.5.8 - Going to wait on OS 10.6

Previous Imac G5 fried with that faulty oozy transistor looking thing - even after motherboard replacement.

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:46 PM
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152. Update of post #142
Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 11:52 PM by rocktivity
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The Mac Mini arrived yesterday--a month premature.

My "Mac-enstein's" performance has slowed down before, but the answer was always an upgrade of either RAM or the OS. Now I can't upgrade it any further, which is NOT a complaint because it took six years to get to this point. I gave it a dignified sendoff, of course.

So now I'm using the current Mac OS for once in my life, at nearly twice the processing speed plus three times more RAM than I'm used to. I decided on a refurbished model because I keep my files on an external drive and don't need the 160GB of hard drive space the newest Mac Minis offer. And thank goodness for Rosetta--I don't have to upgrade the apps I was running on the Mac-enstein to make them Intel-friendly.

:headbang:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:41 PM
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153. Steve Jobs Memorial Kick
Would you believe you can STILL reply to this thread?

:wow:
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Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 04:45 AM
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154. I owned a II+ and a IIe; I had the first Mac....
and I've owned every Mac since: Mac+, IISI, the Blue IMac, the Dancing Mac... I'm using a Macbook Pro right now.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 10:46 AM
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155. I've got a couple freebies
Given to me by friends who were upgrading.

The "Big Dog" is a 2003 Powermac G4 FW800 with dual 1.42 processors and 2gb RAM. I've got it in my recording studio running Logic 7.2 on OSX Leopard 10.5.8. What can I say, it is still a beast for the task at hand. I got it last year and after using it for a week, I sent the 3 year old Windows box I was using in the studio to the recyclers.

I'm posting this from the "Bubble Butt", a 2001 600mhz iMac G3. It has its limitations of course, but, it still soldiers on :patriot:
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 12:39 AM
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156. macbook here
Edited on Tue Oct-11-11 12:41 AM by shanti
previously ibook g4. sold on macs.

just found out no more macbooks except pro, so probably an ipad is in the future.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 09:24 AM
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157. Finally picked up a MacBookPro for portable use
Having a ball setting it up and transferring files from my PC desktop.
Would like to set up Rainmeter, anyone with any experience?
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