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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: What was your first mac? Reply with quote

I had an old pre-G3 150 Mhz PPC at home with arround 64MB of ram..and a MASSIVE 1GB Hard drive...ahh the memories of OS 7
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a PowerBook G3 Pismo after I graduated from college. It was my first Mac.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually got a free Mac SE from work back in 1999...Even bought an ethernet card for it off of Ebay. However, I never really touched it and eventually threw it in a dumpster.

So, really, my first Mac is a tie between two of the three Mac Mini's I ordered in early 2005. (my kids' two 1.25GHz Mini's arrived before my 1.42GHz Mini) This was followed shortly by a 17" G5 iMac (pre-iSight) for my wife. Late 2005 I sold my 1.42Ghz Mini and replaced it with a 12" iBook. And now, I am awaiting delivery of a 20" iMac DC.

I am not your "typical" switcher. I am a UNIX geek from way back. Before I got my kids Mini's, they had PC's running Linux. My wife was the sole nasty user. I had been interested in Mac ever since the BSD-based OS X came out, but was always put off by the price of Apple hardware. The release of the Mini was the justification I needed to jump in with both feet and transition the entire family.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

512K Fat Mac.

Don't ask me what the first computer I had was. I won't answer.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
Don't ask me what the first computer I had was. I won't answer.

Smile Mine was a TI-99/4A.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LCIII

Still have it. Bought it in 1993 for University, and used it regularly for 5 years. It was the best one I ever had. Never had a problem with it.

If I had a PDS ethernet card for it, I'd probably still use it for email.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Performa 6400 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac Plus! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first Mac I used was a borrowed Mac LC, with a 33K modem
Then I bought a PM 6500/250 with 128mg RAM and a 4gb HD
Then I salvaged a LC 520 AIO with a Personal Laser Printer,
Was given a Centris 660AV,
Got from a garage sale a Performa 405,
Was given a PM 6115CD, PowerBase 240, and a PM WGS 7350 that I upgraded to a G3,400 w/ 1gb Ram
Bought a PM Beige Mini Tower G3 and upgraded it to a G4-500 with 768mg RAM. CD-RW and a 64mg Radeon 7000 Graphics card
PowerBook Duo 2300c

I still have all of them and all but 2 still work!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, you guys are all Mac "classics" Wink. I am still a what you might call relative newbie, as my first Mac was this here iBook G4 12" 1.33GHz in August.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played around with the original Macintosh when I was a kid. And went through junior high and high school, programming on Apple II's.

The first Mac I owned was a Performa 5200. (I think that was around 1997). I sold computers (for 5 years) at a large retail store (mainly PC's), but we carried Mac's as well. I wanted to learn a bit about Macs, so I bought a used 5200 that was used in the Kids World section of the retail store to entertain the kids, while their parents bought PC's.

Even back then I knew there was something different about Macs. The kids played on them all day long and they always seemed to work. We never had to restore them to keep them running.

I only owned the 5200 for 1 month. I wanted to learn the Mac OS. and see what it was all about. (It didn't take long, because it was so simple). I sold it 1 month later for $1 more than I paid for it.

The Performa 5200 was dated (old) when I bought it and like a fool I stuck with PC's up until summer 2005. Now I fix PC's (for work) but use my Mac mini at home.

It's nice to relax once the day is done. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caitlyn wrote:
Haha, you guys are all Mac "classics" Wink. I am still a what you might call relative newbie, as my first Mac was this here iBook G4 12" 1.33GHz in August.

I have the exact same iBook. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe a IIc when I was in elementary school (my dad's).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First Mac I used was a Plus. My dad bought it new (it was about $2,400 with an ImageWiter) as our first family computer back in 1986, and we used it as such all the way to about 1992. The first Mac I actually purchased myself was a suped-up PowerMac 7500, which I got used for $500 back in 1998.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1st Mac was a Titanium Powerbook G4 667. I was able to afford it through a bursary from college so I was VERY lucky.
I still use it in university, but man this is getting long in the tooth... Embarassed
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