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stridey
Jun 9, 2005, 05:10 PM
I'm just curious as to what everybody's a)oldest running mac is and b)oldest running mac that they use at all regularly.

For me it's
a) Mac Classic and
b) Performa 636CD

Edit: The classic runs System 6, and the Performa runs Mac OS 7.6

Earendil
Jun 9, 2005, 05:19 PM
512K Macintosh
And my younger siblings still use a 233mhz Bondi Blue iMac daily as an email/chat/web surfing machine.
It's running Panther :D
And for anyone that doesn't know, the Bondi Blue was released in summer of '97. Go Apple :)

~Earendil

wordmunger
Jun 9, 2005, 05:23 PM
I have an original clamshell iBook running Panther and an original iMac that works but I don't use regularly.

whocares
Jun 9, 2005, 05:29 PM
2x Rev D iMac (333MHz, no FW): Strawberry (OS 9) & Blueberry (Linux).

They're not that old (summer '99) and still work great :)

RacerX
Jun 9, 2005, 05:53 PM
Oldest Mac in my collection is a Macintosh IIcx (released March 1989) and has System 7.0.1 on it as I recall.

Oldest Mac I use semi-regularly is a Quadra 700 (released October 1991) and it has A/UX 3.0.1 on it.

Oldest Mac that gets regular use (weekly) is my Quadra 950 (released April 1992). It has been upgraded quite a bit (132 MB of RAM, a PowerPC 601 at 66 MHz and 1 MB of L2 cache and a 9 GB hard drive) and is currently running Mac OS 8.1.

Oldest Mac that gets used daily is my Power Macintosh 7500 (released August 1995), it is currently running Rhapsody 5.6 (aka Mac OS X Server 1.2 v3).

Bubbasteve
Jun 9, 2005, 06:01 PM
a.) Apple IIe b.) the first iMac... Jeff Goldblum style

AdamR01
Jun 9, 2005, 06:53 PM
Oldest Mac I use semi-regularly is a Quadra 700 (released October 1991) and it has A/UX 3.0.1 on it.


Dude you rule! I wish I had a machine running A/UX.

Sun Baked
Jun 9, 2005, 06:56 PM
What nobody still using AIX on their Mac?

Rocksaurus
Jun 9, 2005, 06:59 PM
Mac Classic. Don't use it regularly. Still runs, boots up really fast, too.

link92
Jun 9, 2005, 07:07 PM
1) ColorClassic
2) PowerMac G3 B&W

matt_randal
Jun 9, 2005, 08:09 PM
I gotta Mac Plus still running with an imagewriter 2(I think)!!

Mpowerbook182
Jun 9, 2005, 08:30 PM
My LcII with 4mb of ram, and a 40mb harddrive, think it came out around 92, has OS 7, still works like new, though I hardly use it anymore since about 98.

Dave

MrCommunistGen
Jun 9, 2005, 08:44 PM
a) 512ke running 6.0.8 off of an external 32MB hard drive.
b) I have my mom using my old PM 5400/120 running 8.1, but it now has a 300Mhz G3 in it :rolleyes:. Oh well.

-mcg

jefhatfield
Jun 9, 2005, 08:52 PM
i used a 1999 era clamshell ibook, 300 mhz g3 processor, 160 mb ram, 4 mb ati video card, 3 gb hard drive, running os 9 until late last year so i almost got five full years of daily use out of the computer

but when the dual 500 mhz g4 power mac came here, as a loan late last year, it became the daily computer

when i boot up the old ibook, it just seems so outdated so i don't use it anymore

i also have an old 040 mac (performa 600) in the garage running os 7 but i don't think i will ever use that machine again for anything...in its time it was amazing with color, an inkjet printer, and a 33k modem for the internet

of course, the next machine i will buy will be a g5 based machine, or even an intel based mac and since i don't need computers for heavy duty, processor heavy functions, i can get a good three or four years out of it

i guess if i was a serious gamer or a digital video professional, i would use a computer no more than two years

stridey
Jun 9, 2005, 09:01 PM
By the way, for anybody running System 7, I *highly* suggest upgrading to 7.5 or 7.6. They're WORLDS better, and the update is available online (can't be bothered to hunt it down, but if anybody's actually interested, I will). Of course, I guess most people don't see 7.6 as that shiny anymore... it'll always be shiny to me.

RacerX
Jun 9, 2005, 09:25 PM
What nobody still using AIX on their Mac?
The only Apple systems that ran AIX were the Workgroup Server 500 and 700. AIX wasn't compatible with normal Apple hardware and the Workgroup Servers weren't compatible with any version of the Mac OS.
Dude you rule! I wish I had a machine running A/UX.
It is nice... though it is basically like running System 7.0.1. I run a lot of my older apps on that system.

Anyways, here is a screenshot of it. It isn't a recent one (it isn't like the system changes all that much). In the shot I'm using Aaron to give it a Mac OS 8 look, Greg's Browser, Theorist and the command line shell.

mad jew
Jun 9, 2005, 09:29 PM
I feel so insignificant. The oldest Mac I still use is a 2003 iBook G4 800.

Of course, there are a few old 1990s Macs lying around but I never really use them. :o

stridey
Jun 9, 2005, 09:36 PM
The only Apple systems that ran AIX were the Workgroup Server 500 and 700. AIX wasn't compatible with normal Apple hardware and the Workgroup Servers weren't compatible with any version of the Mac OS.

It is nice... though it is basically like running System 7.0.1. I run a lot of my older apps on that system.

Anyways, here is a screenshot of it. It isn't a recent one (it isn't like the system changes all that much). In the shot I'm using Aaron to give it a Mac OS 8 look, Greg's Browser, Theorist and the command line shell.

Nice filebrowser interface. Can somebody explain to me the AIX history? I was but a wee lad at the time...

ryannel2003
Jun 9, 2005, 09:41 PM
The oldest Mac I acutally use is a 2004 eMac 1.25GHz Combo; but the oldest Mac I own is a Bondi Blue iMac 233MHz. A great little machine! Wish Apple would bring back the colors. They were the best! :)

Macabron
Jun 9, 2005, 11:08 PM
Last year I sold my trusty iBook 466 SE, and got myself a 1.8 DP powerMac.
And I just bought an iMac G5 rev A. at 1.8.
The friend I sold the iBook came to me for some software troubles he was having, and it seemed so quaint! booting took over a minute compared to the 35 seconds on both my G5's!! Any how, he still uses it everyday and doesnt seem to mind it is not the latest or greatest. :rolleyes:

Sun Baked
Jun 9, 2005, 11:22 PM
Nice filebrowser interface. Can somebody explain to me the AIX history? I was but a wee lad at the time...The pics were from A/UX ...

AIX is the IBM's Unix, which were basically place on modified 9600s that turned the machine a huge dedicated server box, and didn't last too long. The OS on the Mac have made it though one dot revision... can't remember.

zakatov
Jun 9, 2005, 11:49 PM
Oldest I use is a G3 800 iBook. Got shiny new Tiger on it, but the games run like crap, so I boot into OS9 to play :)

stridey
Jun 9, 2005, 11:55 PM
Oldest I use is a G3 800 iBook. Got shiny new Tiger on it, but the games run like crap, so I boot into OS9 to play :)

I had that one, 'till the logic board bit it enough times, then Apple gave me a nice shiny new one! :D And I too, would boot in OS9 for games.

RacerX
Jun 10, 2005, 12:25 AM
Nice filebrowser interface. Can somebody explain to me the AIX history? I was but a wee lad at the time...
Well, I guess we can cover both AIX (with regards to Apple using it) and A/UX.

Apple started A/UX back around the same time as System 4. The idea was to use an underlying UNIX (System V) operating system with a Mac GUI on top on Mac hardware (specifically the Macintosh II series systems that were out at that time).

A/UX 2.x was released around the time of System 6 and used it as it's Mac application environment.

While A/UX 1.x was available in the form of floppies (55 of them as I recall), both A/UX 1.x and 2.x were generally sold as pre-installed 80 MB hard drives that you would swap out with your original drive.

A/UX 3.x (the one I'm most familiar with) is mainly based on System V Release 2.2 (Release 4 was the most current at the time) because it was lease expensive for Apple to license. But Apple did make modifications by adding parts from Release 3 and Release 4 (which effectively updated the functionality to being the same as System V Release 4), and they also used parts from 4.3BSD for the networking and file system.

This one was also sold as a hard drive, but was generally sold as a floppy/CD combination.

The thing about A/UX is that it is designed to only run on Motorola's 680x0 series processors.

So when Apple made the move over to IBM's PowerPC processors, they were faced with either having to port A/UX or come up with something completely new.

They chose neither.

IBM already had a UNIX operating system that was designed to run on POWER and PowerPC processors called AIX. Apple bought logic boards from IBM with PowerPC 604 or 604e processors on them that would work with AIX (4.x) and sold them as Apple Workgroup Servers.

Apple did experiment for a while with other options, but once AppleShare IP had reached a level of ability that Apple (and their clients) could deal with, they dropped AIX altogether.

AdamR01
Jun 10, 2005, 01:04 AM
The only Apple systems that ran AIX were the Workgroup Server 500 and 700. AIX wasn't compatible with normal Apple hardware and the Workgroup Servers weren't compatible with any version of the Mac OS.

It is nice... though it is basically like running System 7.0.1. I run a lot of my older apps on that system.

Anyways, here is a screenshot of it. It isn't a recent one (it isn't like the system changes all that much). In the shot I'm using Aaron to give it a Mac OS 8 look, Greg's Browser, Theorist and the command line shell.

I've always wanted to try A/UX but im relatively new to the Mac scene.
iBook G3 800MHz and a PowerMac G3 266@292 (i got the PowerMac for free after I had the iBook)

I'd have to buy an older machine I don't really need and put it in space I don't really have.

risc
Jun 10, 2005, 02:05 AM
I'm just curious as to what everybody's a)oldest running mac is and b)oldest running mac that they use at all regularly.

Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8 GHz, 2 x 20" AL ACDs is the oldest here. We also have an iMac G5 1.6 GHz and a PowerBook G4 1.67 GHz 15".

I like reasonably new hardware.

shadowmoses
Jun 10, 2005, 02:05 AM
check the sig powermac G4 Yikes from 1999....Used daily on all the time still works great but soon to be replaced...

SHADow ;)

Sun Baked
Jun 10, 2005, 02:40 AM
They chose neither.

IBM already had a UNIX operating system that was designed to run on POWER and PowerPC processors called AIX. Apple bought logic boards from IBM with PowerPC 604 or 604e processors on them that would work with AIX (4.x) and sold them as Apple Workgroup Servers.

Apple did experiment for a while with other options, but once AppleShare IP had reached a level of ability that Apple (and their clients) could deal with, they dropped AIX altogether.C'mon RacerX, the AIX Network Server was based off the Mac 9500 architecture (Tsunami) it's supposed to boot the Mac OS if a Mac ROM was used along with a video card from that era, but a lot of the motherboard features died.

Though it didn't exactly map to the Mac it came from, alot like the differences between the XServe and PowerMacs.

Basically the forerunner of today's XServe.

Edit: since it's clonewars era, it doesn't really matter where the board came from -- since they were all based off the Apple designs.

RacerX
Jun 10, 2005, 03:47 AM
C'mon RacerX, the AIX Network Server was based off the Mac 9500 architecture (Tsunami) it's supposed to boot the Mac OS if a Mac ROM was used along with a video card from that era, but a lot of the motherboard features died.
Where did you get that idea?

They were based on IBM's RS/6000 series systems. The 500 and 700 never had a Mac ROM... these were not Apple (or Apple design) based logic boards. The design of these were straight from IBM so that AIX could be run on them. Even the overall layout of the system is from the RS/6000.

And they never could run a Mac OS... and for that matter, Macs could never run AIX. Just because they used the same components doesn't make them compatible systems.

More info...Network Server 500/132 Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112347)
Network Server 700/150 Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112348)
Network Server 700/200 Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112375)
500/700 Service Manual (http://www.erik.co.uk/ans/NS_500_&_700_Series.pdf) (PDF, 10 MB)

wrldwzrd89
Jun 10, 2005, 04:57 AM
Oldest functioning Mac: PowerMac 7200/75
Oldest functioning Mac regularly used: 17" iMac G4 (my main computer)

octarine
Jun 10, 2005, 06:00 AM
I've got a Mac Plus I use to read email and spod from.

I'd like to see a PC from 1986 get on the internet.

mellow2bits
Jun 10, 2005, 07:21 AM
I've got a running Lisa in the attick. it runs MACos under some sort of SUN enabler. It has 1 Mb RAM and 10 MB HD.

My server (in the closet in the hall) is an old Starmax 4000 dt. I currently work on an G3 iBook 600 Mhz and started on an Mac IIsi. (oh, and I've got a SE/30 that my mother uses for email, on a 2400 baud moden...) ah, and I've got the original Mac Portable (luggable), but that battery is as dead as the one in my iBook now... :(

quite a Mac-junkjard

aquajet
Jun 10, 2005, 08:17 AM
I've got two Mac Pluses, one has a 16 Mhz accelerator. Yeah it's a screamer. Also have a Mac II. All work, but are sitting in the closet right now. Also have a working Atari ST, which uses the same 68000 processor as the original Mac. Pretty cool computer (I actually think it was a better computer than the Mac at the time), released in '84 or '85 I believe.

Sun Baked
Jun 10, 2005, 06:47 PM
Where did you get that idea?RacerX,

Thank for proving my point, from the link you provided...

http://www.erik.co.uk/ans/

Rumor had it that any of the Apple Network Servers can be made to run MacOS by installing a ROM SIMM from a powermac 9500. The 9500 is the most similar mac to the Apple Network Server however the device trees still have many differences. I have had several people try differing ROMS in their Apple Network Servers with varying results. From what i can gather an ans with said rom swap will boot to a certain extent but since the video is different from the 9500 it dies at that point. I have had other reports that fitting the ati card from the 9500 will then add video to the ans but only the external scsi is supported. This really removes the motivation from running mac os on the ans. My advice would be to wait for the Linux PPC port of Sheep Shaver, the excellent mac os emulator.

Look at the first page...

http://www.erik.co.uk/ans/HardwareDevNotes.pdf (Read page 1 paragraph 1)

But you also have to remember that the clone-style architecture did make it into the RS/6000 and sold for several years. Heck there are still a lot of them on the market today from that period -- ie, the entire Linux PPC white box market.

If you still think that Apple didn't help design the clones and their own Prep boards ... then you probably think that the Motorola, Daystar, Umax, etc. clones were all designed by those companies and not based on Apple reference designs either.

The Prep boards died when Windows NT for PPC was killed, but the CHRP boards live on.

Edit: I'll say this the ANS was based on a server variant of the clone architecture, and it really doesn't matter who produced the boards for the servers -- since Motorola/IBM/Apple all shipped products based on the revised board.

jefhatfield
Jun 10, 2005, 07:08 PM
up until late last year, i used a 1999 compaq presario 366 mhz k6-2, 160 mb ram, 4.3 gb hard drive, 2 mb video card laptop...it's basically between a similarly configured 366 mhz celeron and a 366 mhz pentium II

my friend, an assembly language/machine language military programmer (proprietary code) of 23 years, now uses a pentium, 220 mhz pc tower for his work 50+ hours a week from home...he doesn't utilize gui so there is no need for anything stronger

for many years before that, until last year, he used a 486 for his extremely extensive low level programming and experimentation

it all depends what one uses a computer for and for many professional people in the computer science world, many computers made in the 1990s suit their needs just fine

aussie_geek
Jun 10, 2005, 07:37 PM
I have a Mac Colour Classic 4 Mb RAM 40 MB HD. I have dropped a 160Mb HD in if from a IIFX I found. It runs 7.1P. Amazing machine - I still have all my university assignments on it written with ClarisWorks.


aussie_geek

RacerX
Jun 10, 2005, 09:49 PM
RacerX,

Thank for proving my point, from the link you provided...

http://www.erik.co.uk/ans/
I never said that I agreed with his view points. From the documentation given to me by Apple, these systems are very different from the 9500.

Look at the first page...

http://www.erik.co.uk/ans/HardwareDevNotes.pdf (Read page 1 paragraph 1)
Systems from Apple using PowerPC 604 and a PCI bus are the same... except where they are different (as stated in the document). If they were the same... then that document would not be needed, it would have been rolled into the developer notes on the 9500 series systems.

But you also have to remember that the clone-style architecture did make it into the RS/6000 and sold for several years. Heck there are still a lot of them on the market today from that period -- ie, the entire Linux PPC white box market.
I remember that IBM use CHRP which had absolutely nothing to do with Apple's specification to the clone market... and was a specification which Apple didn't subscribe to (one of the reason you can't install Windows NT 4.0 for PowerPC on a Power Macintosh).

If you still think that Apple didn't help design the clones and their own Prep boards ... then you probably think that the Motorola, Daystar, Umax, etc. clones were all designed by those companies and not based on Apple reference designs either.
Odd, I didn't say that.

Well, I would normally be willing to continue a discussion like this. But when the person on the other side starts adding things that I didn't say I feel it is best to leave that person to discuss this on their own... which is basically what you are doing by trying to link comments to me which I never made.

I don't know if this is a reading comprehension problem or an attitude problem on your part... and frankly I don't care, you're on your own.

:D

Sun Baked
Jun 10, 2005, 10:40 PM
Odd, I didn't say that.

Well, I would normally be willing to continue a discussion like this. But when the person on the other side starts adding things that I didn't say I feel it is best to leave that person to discuss this on their own... which is basically what you are doing by trying to link comments to me which I never made.

I don't know if this is a reading comprehension problem or an attitude problem on your part... and frankly I don't care, you're on your own.

:DAttitude problem... ;)

So which RS/6000 Prep-machine did the board come out of?

You have me stumped, especially if they came "straight" from IBM and the "overall layout of the system is from the RS/6000."

Edit: I still think Apple designed the monster (or had it designed to their spec) but didn't have an OS to run on it ... even if you don't agree with Eric or I. But I'm also curious to know which IBM machine this is supposed to be at the same time, if it is one. Especially since it was such a nicely designed machine for the time. :confused:

windowsblowsass
Jun 10, 2005, 10:47 PM
m oldest mac is a performa and the oldest i use regularly is a imac 333

biohazard6969
Jun 10, 2005, 11:27 PM
i used to have an old performa i dun no what the exact specs were but i THINK it was somewhere around 133 mhz? i KNOW it had 64mb of ram, dunno HD. and some old stylewriter printer. them my mom gave it to ********** GOOD WILL!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY WOULD SOMEONE GIVE AWAY A COMPUTER!!!!!! FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! :mad:

zelmo
Jun 10, 2005, 11:45 PM
I occasionally boot up my SE/30, but the oldest Mac we regularly use is a G4 iMac 800.

stridey
Jun 11, 2005, 12:26 AM
i used to have an old performa i dun no what the exact specs were but i THINK it was somewhere around 133 mhz? i KNOW it had 64mb of ram, dunno HD. and some old stylewriter printer. them my mom gave it to ********** GOOD WILL!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY WOULD SOMEONE GIVE AWAY A COMPUTER!!!!!! FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! :mad:


Was it an all-in-one job, or a pizza case + moniter combo dealy?

Sun Baked
Jun 11, 2005, 12:31 AM
Wrong thread. :eek:

RacerX
Jun 11, 2005, 01:15 AM
Attitude problem... ;)
Or poor reading comprehension... for example:"So which RS/6000 Prep-machine did the board come out of?
I didn't say that it came out of a system IBM was using... it was based on the RS/6000 design... much like the Mac clones were based on the 9500.

For lack of a better term the 500/700s were IBM clones.

You have me stumped, especially if they came "straight" from IBM and the "overall layout of the system is from the RS/6000."
That is not that hard to believe...

I've worked with a 700/150 and have had the opportunity to watch (IBM's aren't my area of consulting) someone take apart and repair an RS/6000 deskside system (about the same configuration as the 700) and the logic board layout was pretty close to that of the 700 (actually the entire system was laid out pretty much the same, but the design of the logic board is why I think that the 500/700 logic board design came from IBM).

I still think Apple designed the monster (or had it designed to their spec) but didn't have an OS to run on it ...
As I said earlier, A/UX was too much trouble to port and I think Apple had had their fill of paying for the System V license.

For Apple's part, they developed MAE for running Mac apps on the 500/700s in AIX.

But I'm also curious to know which IBM machine this is supposed to be at the same time, if it is one. Especially since it was such a nicely designed machine for the time. :confused:
All of IBM's systems from that period were nice systems. They still are. And IBM continued to sell 604e based workstations until 2002.

If you are talking about the exteriors... :rolleyes: well, that was never high on IBM's priorities.

Sly
Jun 11, 2005, 01:43 AM
I have a Mac Plus that is used continuously, all day, as a Maquarium, does that count? The oldest functioning mac I use on a daily basis is my Powerbook 3400c. All the others get use occasionally but not for anything productive.

Sun Baked
Jun 11, 2005, 02:08 AM
Or poor reading comprehension... for example:"So which RS/6000 Prep-machine did the board come out of?
I didn't say that it came out of a system IBM was using... it was based on the RS/6000 design... much like the Mac clones were based on the 9500.

For lack of a better term the 500/700s were IBM clones.Yep, poor reading comprehension... I looked at both the 9500 architecture and the ANS and couldn't fail not to find similarities in architecture much like the PowerMac G4s are similar to the XServe G4.

Your link showed that the ANS 500/700s used the chipset components Hammerhead, Cuda, Grand Central, and Bandit, AWAC + a Symbios Logic SCSI controller...

The 9500 chipset was based around Hammerhead, Cuda, Grand Central, Bandit, AWAC, Curio, and Mesh (for fast SCSI).

Still strange for me to see absolutely zero relationship between the two designs, since these are major chipset components Apple put together for the Tsunami Motherboard. Heck even the Curio chip is probably in the ANS since MACE/SCC are in the ANS's device tree -- making Mesh a swap out for a SCSI upgrade.

The chipset components still look like they are a modified 9500 to me, but of course I'm looking at the chipset components and not comparing the physical layout of the RS/6000 to the ANS 500/700.

But I also think the original eMac was an all-in-one PowerMac G4 ... :rolleyes:

SpaceMagic
Jun 11, 2005, 04:27 AM
From my macs (See sig) the Bondi iMac 233 would be the oldest.. i use it for internet and as a gloryfied alarm clock (auto switch on at 7:15 am on school days, runs an applescript which plays itunes and 75% volume (in case i've changed it through the day)).

asqy
Jun 11, 2005, 04:45 AM
i sold my imac IIc back in 1994 for 400AUD. It was my first computer and it was given to me.

http://www.betuwe.net/~mellemab/homecomputers/images/apple/Apple_IIc_Large.jpg

cyclotron451
Jun 11, 2005, 05:01 AM
I still boot up my 8MHz System4 512k FatMac occasionally, (I have the GCC 10MByte internal Hard Disk "Hyperdrive" which clips on to the 68000 and made the FatMac cost about the same as a Dual 2.7GHz G5 when it was released!). My 'oldest CPU' in regular use is a PMac 7500 100MHz running 8.6. I use this mostly for repairing other SCSI Macs that I come across. Maybe I should try its Apple 1710AV display on my Mac mini 1.25 and see if it works! (without the ADB feedback)

Jo-Kun
Jun 11, 2005, 08:41 AM
1) Macintosh Classic (it works and its cute :p)
2) PowerMac 2x1.8 G5 (using it a lot... like:24/7)

thomastsui
Jun 11, 2005, 09:12 AM
I was a PC user,

1) Pentium 133 , 2.4GBHDD and 32MB edo-ram, Creative SB 16, Song SFII 15"

Runing Windows 95 -> Windows 95wInternet explorer

-the seller said 2.4 GB HDD and load as much as i can and 32MB RAM is just more than enough

2) 3 yrs later, I DIY my new P2-400Mhz, 128MB SD-RAM with 10GB HDD, SB-live! and TNT display w16RM

Soon, I upgrade it in to

P2400, 512MB-SDRAM, 40GB+30GB+10GBX2 HDD + ATA 133 Raid PCI and TNT2 w32MB RAM

Windows 2000 Server

3) Then, I become a PC-IT guys and built up my home network with my P2-400, and then a P2-233+128RM+80GBx2 running Windows2000Advanced Server, running as a file server, print server and ftp+http

and a AMD-K62-350 w 512MB-RAM W 40GB for my brother, and a

Pentium 100mhz + 16MB RAM + 1GB HDD runing Windows95+winrountpro as a Rounter sharing internet connection.

4) In two years ago, my dad bought me a new toy, Powerbook G3-333 with USB runing OSX-10.1, and then , i turn back to OS9.2

5) In 3yrs ago. I bought a new computer, that is , Powerbook 667 DVI 512MB + 30GB HDD, and it is still serving me very well now.

6) and I also bought a PM6100-66AV with 48MB-RAM, just wanna play it as a heritage, well......with OS8.6

But it is so slow that, i cannot even view website in a decent speed....

slaguru
Jun 11, 2005, 03:45 PM
I have 2 SE30's

Still in use, and I still try to get web browsers and the like. Love them both, and cant see me every getting rid. I have an old PB100 as well, but don't work unless the battery is held in with gaffer tape !!!

T

Mechcozmo
Jun 11, 2005, 04:31 PM
I've got a Mac Plus. 1 MB of RAM, 800 KB floppy drive, SCSI 100 MB hard drive external.

Damn, that thing rocked.

Don't use it much... the hard drive has its own power cable, so it is a bit hard to set up and stuff. Otherwise I would use that. Less distractions, yknow?

I also have a Mac 512K that I think I will just use the case for a Home Media Center project. Hate to do that... but it just can't do much anymore. No SCSI, no networking ports, etc.

PowerTower Pro 225 is a guest computer. I don't use it much, but when people drop by, they use that one. It is a bit slow, but you know something is wrong when people thing it is FASTER than their P4 because they can't clean out their spyware. :eek:

Mechcozmo
Jun 11, 2005, 04:34 PM
a) 512ke running 6.0.8 off of an external 32MB hard drive.

The 512Ke doesn't have a SCSI bus. I know-- I have a 512K sitting on the floor here. The first one that did was the Mac Plus. I have one of those, too.

(oh, and I've got a SE/30 that my mother uses for email, on a 2400 baud moden...)

What ISPs support 2400 baud modems? I thought the lowest most of them went nowadays was ~28Kbps?

yellow
Jun 11, 2005, 04:45 PM
The oldest I have is an SE/30 from college. Still functional (barely).

The oldest I have running (Super legacy software) is a Mac II, I have to keep 2 more of them around for space parts.

iPoster
Jun 11, 2005, 05:48 PM
Proud owner of a mid 2003 iMac 17" 1ghz!

Yes, I'm an Apple newbie... :D

jefhatfield
Jun 11, 2005, 11:15 PM
this thread made me pull out the old 5 1/2 year old ibook an take it for a spin for a couple of hours...nanosaur, appleworks, sherlock...it was fun, too :)

the battery charged up and still has more than two hours life on it per charge!

Platform
Jun 11, 2005, 11:23 PM
up until late last year, i used a 1999 compaq presario 366 mhz k6-2, 160 mb ram, 4.3 gb hard drive, 2 mb video card laptop...it's basically between a similarly configured 366 mhz celeron and a 366 mhz pentium II

my friend, an assembly language/machine language military programmer (proprietary code) of 23 years, now uses a pentium, 220 mhz pc tower for his work 50+ hours a week from home...he doesn't utilize gui so there is no need for anything stronger

for many years before that, until last year, he used a 486 for his extremely extensive low level programming and experimentation

it all depends what one uses a computer for and for many professional people in the computer science world, many computers made in the 1990s suit their needs just fine

Pentium I at 200Mhz running windows 95, and it is in use, even for email :eek: :eek: :p
Also a Pentium II at 266Mhz running windows 98, that one is also for email,
Pentium III at 500Mhz running windows 98 that is used on an every day basis,
2 Pentium 4 one at 1.8Ghz and one at 2.8Ghz both running XP ;)

Edit: forgot: Thosiba Laptop from 1997 running windows 3.1 ;)
And 'newer' HP Laptop Pentium 4 2.8 runing XP ;)

RacerX
Jun 12, 2005, 12:34 AM
I was a PC user,

1) Pentium 133...
Oh, well if we are going to look at other types of computers...

On the PC side my oldest is a DEC Celebris XL5133 (which is now in storage) from around 1995. It was originally running on dual Pentium/133 processors, but I upgraded them to Pentium/166. When I originally got it (about 1998) I had NEXTSTEP 3.3 installed on it. It was later updated to OPENSTEP 4.1, then OPENSTEP 4.2, and finally upgraded to Rhapsody 5.1.

The oldest PC I have running is my IBM ThinkPad 760ED (which was from around 1997 as I recall). It uses a Pentium 133. It also went through the same operating systems (NEXTSTEP 3.3, OPENSTEP 4.1, OPENSTEP 4.2 and finally Rhapsody 5.1).

On the non-PC side of things, my oldest SGI is an IRIS Indigo workstation (http://www.shawcomputing.net/resources/sgi/indigo.html) (with an MIPS R3000 processor at 33 MHz) from around 1991. I actually have two of them, both running IRIX 5.3. They don't see much use anymore as I spend most of my time on my Indy (http://www.shawcomputing.net/resources/sgi/indy.html) (from around 1994, which originally came with an R4600sc/133 but I upgraded it to an R4400sc/175 which gave me a 50% increase in floating point abilities) which has IRIX 6.2 on it.

My oldest Sun is a SPARCclassic (http://www.obsolyte.com/sun_lx/) (from around 1993, which has a microSPARC at 50 MHz in it). I have Solaris 7 running on it, but I'm thinking about taking it down to Solaris 2.4 or 2.5 (speed issues). I have two of these also, but one is actually a parts system for the other one.

Also, I rarely (if ever) use my Suns. There is currently no place within the work I do that requires anything that they provide (unlike my Indy which is irreplaceable).

thomastsui
Jun 12, 2005, 09:47 PM
On the non-PC side of things, my oldest SGI is an IRIS Indigo workstation (http://www.shawcomputing.net/resources/sgi/indigo.html) (with an MIPS R3000 processor at 33 MHz) from around 1991. I actually have two of them, both running IRIX 5.3. They don't see much use anymore as I spend most of my time on my Indy (http://www.shawcomputing.net/resources/sgi/indy.html) (from around 1994, which originally came with an R4600sc/133 but I upgraded it to an R4400sc/175 which gave me a 50% increase in floating point abilities) which has IRIX 6.2 on it.


Cool, i can see photoshop 3.0 running on that SGI. Photoshop 3.0 was the first photoshop i used.

Well. I am going to install Solaris 10 on my PC, what the solaris can actually do? beside web server, database?

tsk
Jun 12, 2005, 11:04 PM
A lab I used to teach has a room full of Apple IIe's or something running. It's pretty bad,

snooziums
Jun 13, 2005, 07:37 PM
I've got a Mac Plus I use to read email and spod from.

I'd like to see a PC from 1986 get on the internet.

Actually, I have. I have an old 286 computer, running at 6 MHz that I got into the Internet (although at a slow 2.400 Kbps rate). The mainboard was actually made in 1985, and is the first clone of the IBM AT-class computers ever.

The mainboard is huge, at 14" by 15", and contains no chipset. It uses off-the-shelf components and no large-scale chips (except for then 286 16-bit processor). In fact, every chip can me replaced by looking through electronics catalogs, and there are no surface-mount chips, so replacing them is not that hard.

The video card even had composite-out for connecting to a TV set. And it had one 3 & 1/2 720k disk drive and a 20 mb hard drive (yes, 20mb).

Do not really use it much anymore, as it only runs DOS and Windows286 (Pre-Windows 3.0 and way pre-Windoze95). And I am now loyal to the Mac platform.

However, it is a great classic, and I plan to keep it.

Les Kern
Jun 13, 2005, 08:49 PM
Original Macintosh, model M00001. Still works perfectly.

Mechcozmo
Jun 13, 2005, 09:30 PM
Actually, I have. I have an old 286 computer, running at 6 MHz that I got into the Internet (although at a slow 2.400 Kbps rate). The mainboard was actually made in 1985, and is the first clone of the IBM AT-class computers ever.

But what ISP allows you to connect at that slow of a rate? 2400 baud (right?) is really low. Most places support at the minimum 28.6 Kbps IIRC. Not sure about that even now...

stridey
Jun 13, 2005, 10:10 PM
But what ISP allows you to connect at that slow of a rate? 2400 baud (right?) is really low. Most places support at the minimum 28.6 Kbps IIRC. Not sure about that even now...

...Are you sure you want to know? AOL. At least, they did a year ago.

Mechcozmo
Jun 14, 2005, 12:51 AM
...Are you sure you want to know? AOL. At least, they did a year ago.

Holy modem noise Batman!

:eek:

andypress
Jun 24, 2005, 09:17 AM
I was a PC user,

1) Pentium 133 , 2.4GBHDD and 32MB edo-ram, Creative SB 16, Song SFII 15"

Runing Windows 95 -> Windows 95wInternet explorer

-the seller said 2.4 GB HDD and load as much as i can and 32MB RAM is just more than enough

2) 3 yrs later, I DIY my new P2-400Mhz, 128MB SD-RAM with 10GB HDD, SB-live! and TNT display w16RM

Soon, I upgrade it in to

P2400, 512MB-SDRAM, 40GB+30GB+10GBX2 HDD + ATA 133 Raid PCI and TNT2 w32MB RAM

Windows 2000 Server

3) Then, I become a PC-IT guys and built up my home network with my P2-400, and then a P2-233+128RM+80GBx2 running Windows2000Advanced Server, running as a file server, print server and ftp+http

and a AMD-K62-350 w 512MB-RAM W 40GB for my brother, and a

Pentium 100mhz + 16MB RAM + 1GB HDD runing Windows95+winrountpro as a Rounter sharing internet connection.

4) In two years ago, my dad bought me a new toy, Powerbook G3-333 with USB runing OSX-10.1, and then , i turn back to OS9.2

5) In 3yrs ago. I bought a new computer, that is , Powerbook 667 DVI 512MB + 30GB HDD, and it is still serving me very well now.

6) and I also bought a PM6100-66AV with 48MB-RAM, just wanna play it as a heritage, well......with OS8.6

But it is so slow that, i cannot even view website in a decent speed....
I suggest you check out the older Mozila browser, should speed things up. i'm still running a Powermac 6100 as my webserver, although it has been heavily upgraded to a G3 250mhz, 256mb of ram, and two 4gb hard drives.

punkbass25
Jun 24, 2005, 09:34 AM
my oldest working mac is the first computer my dad ever bought (got it when i was 2-3) a mac IIci running 7.5!

but the oldest mac i use regularly is a powermac clone from power computing circa 1993 (?) with an upgraded 400mhz g4 (which was ****in SMOKIN at the time) it runs 10.2 kinda but mostly 9.2.2

Sharewaredemon
Jun 24, 2005, 10:49 AM
My LcII with 4mb of ram, and a 40mb harddrive, think it came out around 92, has OS 7, still works like new, though I hardly use it anymore since about 98.

Dave


Hahahaha I have that computer too!
Course I killed it somehow and we got an LC475 as a replacement.
I can't remember the specs for the life of my, but I think it's running system 7.6 like yours.

FoxyKaye
Jun 24, 2005, 11:45 AM
Well, my oldest Apple is the //c - complete with Imagewriter I (that was a great printer - it still works!), external FDD, and the big green monitor. My dad bought it for the family in 1982, and last I checked a year or so ago it still boots & runs all the early stuff: AppleWorks 1.3, games, BASIC, etc...

Oldest Mac is the B/W (below) I bought second hand from a MR member - it replaced a beige G3 that was having MoBo problems (which I also purchased second hand).

Newest is my iMac G5, which positively screams.

chaosbunny
Jun 25, 2005, 05:45 AM
My father has a Mac SE from 1986? I think, which still boots up fine. I'm not sure but I think it's running OS 7. Now a friend of him has it but I'll get it when he has finished playing around with it a little bit. It's a cute little machine but it will stand around for decoration only.

My girlfriend uses an orange 300 mhz G3 ibook almost every day for internet browsing, mail and word. It' running 10.3.7.

My oldest Mac is the Cube in my sig, I have it since 2001 and will keep it forever.

My oldest computer is an Amiga 500, which is great for all those lovely old games, like Turrican, Wintergames, North and South, etc.

cooknwitha
Jun 25, 2005, 06:08 AM
I have a 475 and PowerPC 7200 in the cupboard. Haven't used them in a while. The oldest Mac I regularly use is this one. :)

hcuar
Jun 25, 2005, 07:44 AM
Well... since I recently acquired some vintage Macs, I'll add my antiques to the list.

Oldest running Mac: Powerbook 160
Oldest running Mac that is useable: Powermac 6400

Mass Hysteria
Jun 25, 2005, 08:17 AM
Oldest running computer is TI994a Texas Instruments - I only dig this out for a raging fit of nostalgia every now and then.

Oldest running mac is my 9500/132MHz with drives from old IBM servers, PCs and memory from PCs, servers and Scitex Level 2 RIPs. What ever I chuck in, it just seems to work! I just leave it on and its looking for little green men as I write.

I would love to chock it out with memory as it's got 12 slots for RAM but I can never find it for a reasonable price.

Plymouthbreezer
Jun 25, 2005, 10:56 AM
My oldest running Mac is my iMac DV+ 450MHz which was purchased in July 2000. It still sees daily use by my parents, who use it for e-mail and web surfing mainly. It's been upgraded from a 20GB hard drive to a 60GB hard drive, and from 128 MB RAM to 320 MB. The DVD drive it came with was broken by none other than me in April of 2003 (I shoved a business card CD in its slot), but it was later replaced with a CD-ROM drive after I got my G4.

Otherwise, it's still a great machine that could be used as a primary computer if needed.

wdlove
Jun 25, 2005, 02:13 PM
My oldest running Mac is my iMac DV+ 450MHz which was purchased in July 2000. It still sees daily use by my parents, who use it for e-mail and web surfing mainly. It's been upgraded from a 20GB hard drive to a 60GB hard drive, and from 128 MB RAM to 320 MB. The DVD drive it came with was broken by none other than me in April of 2003 (I shoved a business card CD in its slot), but it was later replaced with a CD-ROM drive after I got my G4.

Otherwise, it's still a great machine that could be used as a primary computer if needed.

I'm using a dual 450 MHz. It's my primary computer. The only thing that I've added is RAM. Pleased to see someone that has a Mac that's nine years old.

Lacero
Jun 25, 2005, 02:15 PM
Have you thought of upgrading? A dual 450mhz was top of the line in it's day, but I think a low-end G5 spanks the G4 like a crazy monkey with a wrench.

Jesus
Jun 25, 2005, 04:04 PM
1) Apple 256K

2) Quadra 840av



Jesus

Dagless
Jun 25, 2005, 06:04 PM
oldest mac: Powerbook Rev D :cool:
oldest computer: Amiga A600 (bought in about 92 i think)
oldest PC: pentium 3 home-built, with a 500 2x CD-RW :eek: as it was in the day

KrysBaz
Jun 28, 2005, 09:18 AM
I'm still the proud owner of a LcII with 4mb of ram, and a 40mb harddrive, still running OS 7, still boots up with "Hello Master" (from Count Duckula - I know, very sad, but I was like 17 when I first got this little baby)
Still able to play Lemmings and write documents on Word, and Claris works.

Have a little trouble with the internal battery going flat, and not booting in coloyr, but other than that still a beauty.

BlackDan
Jun 28, 2005, 02:35 PM
My oldest PC (My dad bought it of course, I was only 12 at the time) was a WANG, don't remember the modelname or number. It had a 8088 processor at 8Mhz, 512K ram and 30Mb HDD (HUGE at the time). The floppy drive was a 5+1/4" 360K model. It came with DOS 2.11 if I remember correctly. Enjoyed it for several years learning how to program GW-BASIC and Turbo Pascal 2.0 on it :rolleyes:

After that I had an Amiga 500+, A 486SX 25Mhz, A p120 (later I replaced the cpu with an IDT winchip 200 MMX). After this a Cel733. And finally my iBook.

The oldest Mac I worked with (wasn't mine) was a classic. Also used an LCII, the original iMAC, a blue iMac and an iMac G4.

( also remember playing a game called choplifter (??) on an apple at a friend's house, must have been 10 or so at the time. It looked like a classic if I remember correctly, it had an amber screen as I recall. This was the first computer I EVER SAW. (+- 1985))

I still have everything since the Amiga. They all still work, but I never really use them anymore (except for the Cel733 and very rarely the IDT200 (just for burning cd's "in the background" or as a MP3 player :D )

5300cs
Jun 28, 2005, 07:01 PM
My oldest running Mac is a PowerBook 100. I don't use it regularly, but it does work. I have a Portable too, but it's currently MIA in the technology jungle that is my room :rolleyes: (and it's almost dead.)

I regularly use my Pismo and tangerine iBook, and I have 2 iMacs and a beige PowerMac coming my way in the next few weeks. I'm a big fan of the G3 mainly because it's fast and a lot cooler than the G4.

All of my old machines work: 5300cs, Duo 280c, TAM, PB 190cs, PB 150, 2400c, Kanga

My oldest PC is an Atari Portfolio (1989?) and my IBM PC XT back home in the States. I don't even want to think what it would take to get that monstrosity onto the internet :eek:

RacerX: Very L33t, you using AUX :cool: I read the review of it on AppleFritter, but the guy didn't speak too highly of it. I'm guessing you like it a lot?

Eastend
Jun 28, 2005, 08:58 PM
It's not really mine, but I do use it sometimes. In our office we use an old beige 266 MHz G3 Mini tower, runs OS 9.2 works flawlessly. It's actually used in our Pre Press area also downloads some emails sometimes. Hard to believe it's over 8 years old now, hey that must be retirement age by human standards. Every time I use the thing, I find my fingers want to do things the OS X way, I've almost forgotten how to use OS 9.

Brian

RacerX
Jun 28, 2005, 11:52 PM
RacerX: Very L33t, you using AUX :cool: I read the review of it on AppleFritter, but the guy didn't speak too highly of it. I'm guessing you like it a lot?
Well, I have a ton of older software that was designed for System 7 and earlier. And since the Mac environment in A/UX 3.0.1 is System 7.0.1, that is the system that I use to access that older software.

The thing is, A/UX being Unix doesn't really provide any noticeable difference (or advantage) to how the Mac environment works in A/UX. Consequently, things that I could normally do in Mac OS X (or Rhapsody, or even Mac OS 8/9) I can't do in A/UX... specifically, I can't really multitask. When I'm doing something in the Mac environment I have to wait for the task to finish just like I would have if I was using the standard installation of System 7.0.1.

So, when giving an honest (Mac user point of view) review of A/UX, I'd say that it is a little more stable than System 7.x.x... and there is the obvious Gee Wiz factor, but otherwise I would rate it about the same as I would System 7.0.x/7.1.x.

I think that this is also why, even though I have A/UX 2.0, I haven't ever installed it on any of my hardware (I have both a Mac IIcx and IIci that it would run fine on). A/UX 2.0 used System 6.0.x as the Mac environment... and while interesting, even with MultiFinder I would have a hard time considering that a usable environment for anything these days.

I, like most Mac users I would imagine, got spoiled with the advances that came with Mac OS 8 (multitasking, partial protected memory... which I extend even further with Macsbugs) that it is hard to spend too much time in System 7.x.x and earlier (at least when doing actual work), and that includes all the versions of A/UX.

law guy
Jun 29, 2005, 12:14 AM
I'm still the proud owner of a LcII with 4mb of ram, and a 40mb harddrive.

I had an IIsi and my roomate had an LC II. That hard drive could be heard rooms away when it was writing / reading.

The oldest would be my IIsi, in service now as a donation, but my oldest that I own is now my dual 1.42 G4 PM - not very ancient, although that 167 Mhz FSB does give it some old school street credit.

latintraps
Jun 29, 2005, 12:36 AM
I have an Apple iAbacus. It counts in tens and depending on how fast the user can calculate, you can calculate to the nearest thousandth. This is the first revision after the Apple eLumberjack Tally. I sold that years ago. The best part about it is it counted in lines of 4 and crossed the set of four with a line across it to make 5. It was easy to count in 5's. Then binary took over and then the Abacus sliding bead processor went completely obsolete, although it outperforms Windows comparatively due to the eLumberjack Tally's interface and ease of use.

Bet you guys can't beat that!!! :p

Flynnstone
Jun 29, 2005, 12:41 AM
My personal oldest Mac ( and my first Mac ) is SP PowerMac G5 1.8G.

At work I have a Bondi Blue running Panther on the shop floor. It's CD is dead, its covered in dirt, its a miracle it still works! Also I have B&W Power Mac G3 as a backup server.
Both run fairly well but get the occasional kernel panics.
They are used everyday.

revisionA
Jun 30, 2005, 02:08 PM
le studio

g5 rev.A 1.8 sp
2.5 gig ram
2 x 160gig HD
radeon 9800 pro mac se 256mb
23 inch AL Apple LCD / currently on classic g4 era 15 inch Apple LCD
motu 828mkII audio int.

replaces sold quicksilver 733

sony vaio ra820g
(q1 2005) media center with liquid cooling
3.2HT P4 / 1.0 G ddr pc3200/ 200G / x300 pciX
currently using 23 AL
world most expensive cable box/ps2 display

replaces dusty junkyard condition Athlon XP1800


My first PC, 286 bto , my first mac, apple II clone. My first computer, Tandy TSR16 (with 16K memory upgrade! and cassette player! plugged into TV...). Funny my newest PC is made for TV and so was the one I had in 1983.

Preacher85
Jun 30, 2005, 03:57 PM
I don't own this, but my grandpa does, and he still uses it. An old Apple II. It's got that beautiful black and green screen, oh yes. Also, it sports TWO 5-1/4" floppy (truly floppy) disk drives.

wrldwzrd89
Jun 30, 2005, 04:39 PM
Unfortunately, I don't think my PowerMac 7200/75 survived when my basement flooded on Tuesday. Assuming that's the case, I don't have any older working Macs now.

sushi
Jun 30, 2005, 06:14 PM
This has been a very interesting thread.

My oldest Mac is a PowerBook 170 with System 7.5.5 running on it.

My oldest computer, one of my favorites, is my HP-71 system. Which to this date has the most expensive memory upgrade that I've ever purchased. It was $995 for 96K RAM. Yep, that's K as in Kilobyte. The price had just been reduced from $1,295.

Let's see, 96K for $995 is about 1 penny per byte. (Actually 1.0122 cents per byte.) So 1GB of RAM at this rate would cost around 10.1 million dollars. Yikes!

Anyhow, back in the states I have a Mac SE and Imagewriter II in storage. So I guess that is truly my oldest Mac -- if it still runs.

As for oldest computer touched, part of the ENIAC.

As for oldest mainframe used, the IBM 360.

As for the oldest minicomputer used, PDP-11.

Ah, the trips down memory lane! :D

Sushi

amholl
Jun 30, 2005, 06:53 PM
I have some old performa in the attic, but the HDD broke and I havent gotten around to replacing it. I regularly use my pismo for email and web, boy mozilla flies on it. It is running 9.2. My first Mac ever was the pizza box LC. My dad bought it for work, and when he wasnt using it, I played shuffle puck cafe and kid pix on it, ahhhhh, those were the days :rolleyes:

krausyao
Dec 2, 2005, 09:51 PM
The oldest Macintosh I use regularly is a Macintosh IIci. It has 128MB of memory, 4GB hard drive, 8-24GC video card with extra 10MB G-world memory, ethernet card, and cache card. In the attached picture only 80MB memory was installed. Also shown in the picture is a 20MB floptical disk and a share from the Windows 2000 server.

BiikeMike
Dec 4, 2005, 01:42 AM
I have a still working Apple IIGS, that was bought before I was born. It has a 5" floppy drive, green and black screen, and no hard drive. Also have a Performa II from when I was a kid.

iEdd
Dec 4, 2005, 03:01 AM
Not that old, but it's the Powerbook G3 pismo in sig, running tiger.

macg4
Dec 4, 2005, 09:06 AM
A:the oldest i have would be my apple IIE or Apple IIc


B:the oldest i still use would be my Mac IIci 20/1gig

stridey
Dec 4, 2005, 10:53 AM
I can't believe this thread is alive again.

Mine's still a Mac Classic. System 6, baby!

Psycho Therapis
Dec 4, 2005, 02:58 PM
Oldest running Mac: Performa 5200 with 64Mb RAM & 1.3Gb HDD, running Mac OS 8.5. So slooooowwww, it isn't really much use.

Oldest running Mac that I occasionally use: Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, G3 @ 300mhz with 128Mb RAM & 6Gb HDD, running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. I need to upgrade the RAM in this. Tiger is only installed as an experiment really, but seems to be fairly ok, minus the slowdown due to limited RAM.

Oldest running Mac that I regularly use: PowerMac G3 Blue & White, G3 @ 350mhz, with 320Mb RAM & 6Gb HDD. Running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Isn't really used for anything intensive, only word processing, listening to music, general web surfing & very light Photoshop use occasionally.

Oldest running PC: A custom built Desktop, AMD K6 III CPU @ 360mhz with 128Mb RAM & 40Gb HDD, running Windows XP Pro. Was originally a Pentium @ 100mhz, with 40Mb RAM & 850Mb HDD, but has been upgraded so much over the years, that with the exception of the case, PSU & motherboard, everything is different. I'll probably put this into storage soon, since I have a spare PIII 650mhz system laying around, that would provide much better performance over this old thing.

Oldest computer: Commodore 64. The system works, but externally it is in pretty poor condition. I may pop on eBay and buy myself a better looking system and possibly a Floppy Drive too. I may even attempt to get GEOS running, just for fun. :D

maestro55
Dec 4, 2005, 03:16 PM
My only two macs are pretty old. Powermac 5500's. They run OS 9.1 just fine, and they serve a few tasks (IRC, Internet, Word Processing, Playing around)

On one of them I have Photoshop 4.0, I have Photoshop 7 on the 390X, but for simple tasks I use Photoshop 4.0 . I hate booting up the Windows machine when I don't have to.

Plymouthbreezer
Dec 4, 2005, 04:07 PM
I was actually using my PowerMac today for a few hours, playing some old games and just puttering around. Fun stuff. :)

plinkoman
Dec 4, 2005, 04:48 PM
the oldest mac i use is a Rev. E 17" powerbook :p

Lord Blackadder
Dec 4, 2005, 04:50 PM
The oldest computer I use on a semi-regular basis is a Powerbook 180c, though I have a few older Macs that run fine, the oldest being a IIci.

By the way, for anybody running System 7, I *highly* suggest upgrading to 7.5 or 7.6. They're WORLDS better, and the update is available online (can't be bothered to hunt it down, but if anybody's actually interested, I will). Of course, I guess most people don't see 7.6 as that shiny anymore... it'll always be shiny to me.

I disagree, at least for 68k Macs - I have three Powerbook 1xx series machines, a Quadra 610 and a Mac IIci. All of them run much faster in OS 7.1.x, though 7.5.x has more features. Early PowerMacs might benefit from using 7.6 or 8.x, but 68k Macs were very fast in OS 7.1.

My dad uses an original clamshell 300Mhz iBook running OS 10.3.9.

stridey
Dec 4, 2005, 10:29 PM
The oldest computer I use on a semi-regular basis is a Powerbook 180c, though I have a few older Macs that run fine, the oldest being a IIci.



I disagree, at least for 68k Macs - I have three Powerbook 1xx series machines, a Quadra 610 and a Mac IIci. All of them run much faster in OS 7.1.x, though 7.5.x has more features. Early PowerMacs might benefit from using 7.6 or 8.x, but 68k Macs were very fast in OS 7.1.

My dad uses an original clamshell 300Mhz iBook running OS 10.3.9.

Hmm... good point. I'm thinking specifically of the Performas. I have a Performa 636cd that runs like a dream with 7.6

seenew
Dec 4, 2005, 11:29 PM
I got a Mac Classic from Goodwill, original keyboard and mouse for only $5. It still works.

I also have a Bondi Blue iMac from 1997, runs with Panther. :P