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Offline spirantho

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2009, 10:16:17 PM »
@tokyoracer

Despite what everybody else seems to say, I say nice score!

OK, so it's slow. Who cares? You're not going to be rendering stuff on it. So it can only run old MacOS? Again, so what? If you happen to want to run old software then that's all you need.

What does £40 buy you these days? Not a great deal. About 15 pints down the local, maybe.

I find it kind of ironic that everybody on an Amiga forum seems not to understand the appeal of picking up old, slow, obsolete hardware....
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Offline tokyoracer

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2009, 10:50:30 PM »
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I had a power mac, left it by the kerb side hoping somebody would take it, no one did, so I left it by an OP-shop after they closed....


Wow thanks guys for making me feel great about my find. :(

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@tokyoracer

Despite what everybody else seems to say, I say nice score!

OK, so it's slow. Who cares? You're not going to be rendering stuff on it. So it can only run old MacOS? Again, so what? If you happen to want to run old software then that's all you need.

What does £40 buy you these days? Not a great deal. About 15 pints down the local, maybe.

I find it kind of ironic that everybody on an Amiga forum seems not to understand the appeal of picking up old, slow, obsolete hardware....

Thanks, though if I did research it more I may have decided against it. Sadly I know little about Apple products.
 

Offline Boudicca

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2009, 11:00:17 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;522778
@tokyoracer
I find it kind of ironic that everybody on an Amiga forum seems not to understand the appeal of picking up old, slow, obsolete hardware....


Its has to be the "Right Kind" of Old, Slow and obsolete hardware.
(There's snobbery in the antique computers trade u know, where there is a better class of junk) ;)
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Offline recidivist

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2009, 12:55:01 AM »
Gosh,I better jump in here and make you feel better!

The Cincinnati Ohio craigslist has a nice  Mac IIsi system for $300!!!
And someone  has been trying to peddle a older PowerMac set for $650,now down to $160 after several months.

 But IMac crt models appear fairly regularly for $20 to $150!
 I have  a PowerMac 8xxx picked up at  a summer hamfest for $1,and  several "pizza box" PM  for $1 or less.Including one  that was once used at  Compuserve customer service.
Then again my Lime /DVD cost $1000 plus  new .
 
 Two thoughts:is it worth 40 quid to YOU?

                     Throw away a working computer(radio,car,frisbee)????Oh the horror.
 

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Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2009, 01:03:26 AM »
Did not mean to make you feel bad, but I think you could find a much better "Old Mac", or old "any computer" for $66.75 U.S., or 40£ (or is that £40).

If you COULD get your money back, I am sure you could find a much better old Mac to play with, but if you can't, well then enjoy what you are getting.

I understand the enjoyment of messing around with old Mac programs and the OS itself.  I used to spend hours on my A2000 w/030 and 386sx Bridgeboard running MS-DOS6.22, MacOS7.5.5 and AmigaDOS3.1 all at the same time.
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Offline smerf

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2009, 06:35:00 AM »
Hi,

I would rather have spent my money on a old Radio Shaft Coco then buy a Mac, but then again I hate Apple computers. Come to think about it the old TRS-80 was probably a better computer. Personnally I wouldn't take a Mac if they gave it to me I don't have enough desk space to waste on any Apple product. The reason they don't make virus's for Apple owners is because most virus makers feel sorry for them because they don't consider it a real computer.

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Offline cpfuture

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2009, 07:41:19 AM »
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Hi,

The reason they don't make virus's for Apple owners is because most virus makers feel sorry for them because they don't consider it a real computer.

smerf

Sorry I tells it like it is.


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Offline inquisitiv

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2009, 08:39:42 AM »
I got a 7200/120Mhz mac and recently purchased a G3 400Mhz/1M CPU upgrade (works with the 7200/7215/8200/ WGS 7250) - heh its my MIDI Mac (well wannabe - because I have yet used it - been busy with other stuff).

Btw, I am about to sell my iMac G3 all in one 500Mhz with 1gig of RAM / OSX 10.3 / OS9.2 dual boot if someone is interested $100 plus shipping (only USA), and will probably sell my A2500 too - but that is a different post.
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Offline Zac67

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2009, 08:44:41 AM »
Sonnett still offers CPU upgrades at very reasonable prices for the 6100 if you decide to go with it.
(I'd favor an 8500 or 9500 because they've got PCI and are better to expand, but that depends on what you're up to.)
« Last Edit: September 12, 2009, 08:47:21 AM by Zac67 »
 

Offline tokyoracer

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2009, 01:34:01 AM »
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Sonnett still offers CPU upgrades at very reasonable prices for the 6100 if you decide to go with it.
(I'd favor an 8500 or 9500 because they've got PCI and are better to expand, but that depends on what you're up to.)

Thanks for that link! I belive it may be an 8000 series but I have still yet to pick it up and it's Sunday tomo.... well now actually. Hopefully monday all will be revealed. :)
 

Offline CountRaven

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2009, 09:10:45 AM »
Hot a PowerMac G4 PowerPC and a Mac Mini PowerPC. I love em all.
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Offline persia

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2009, 03:24:46 AM »
I guess I don't put much value in Classic Mac OS.  The best days of the Amiga are in the past, the best days of the Mac are still to come.  Because of that most Mac folks just aren't into retro, at least of the Mac platform...
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Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2009, 04:18:33 AM »
I have been interested in getting older Macs just to use the cases for other purposes.  That funny looking iMac that came out right after the colored CRT models, you know the first LCD models, would make a great case to put a MiniMig, or FPGArcade into with tons of room to spare.  Turning the old colored CRT Mac into an aquarium, like the one someone made out of an original Mac model.  Just a couple of ideas for old Mac computers that I have thought of in the past, but may never do anything about.
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Offline marcfrick2112

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2009, 05:24:10 AM »
Hey tokyoracer, I say if you enjoy the Mac, more power to you!
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Offline marcfrick2112

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 05:28:01 AM »
Hey tokyoracer, I say if you enjoy the Mac, more power to you!

I actually enjoy my 2 Mattel Aquariuses (Aquarii?) So, if I can have that horrible machine, you can certainly have your older Mac... :roflmao:
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A1200T / \'060, 256MB, CD-R, OS3.9
A4000 w/ WarpEngine / 82MB , OS3.1
A4000 16MB, OS 3.9
A1200 , \'030 / 10MB
A1200 (stock)

CD32 :)

...And a very sick 4000T