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Jessica Lares
Oct 6, 2012, 05:27 PM
The tribute to Steve makes Safari freeze. :rolleyes:



ITS ME DAVID
Oct 6, 2012, 05:58 PM
Lmao

Imixmuan
Oct 6, 2012, 07:49 PM
when playing 240p Flash chokes your system

Starfighter
Oct 6, 2012, 10:30 PM
...your typing appears a while later, often missing letters.

Somhing lke tis.

dbrewer80221
Oct 7, 2012, 01:00 AM
It's been 10 years since a software update notification

thejadedmonkey
Oct 7, 2012, 01:03 AM
...your typing appears a while later, often missing letters.

Somhing lke tis.

That used to happen to my MBP all of the time! And it was on a 3 month old system....FML. Luckily, Apple was able to fix up Tiger for Intel pretty quickly.

PerformaGuy
Oct 7, 2012, 01:07 AM
...you can't use two finger click or two finger scrolling (iBook clamshell!)

stroked
Oct 7, 2012, 02:48 AM
Your laptop bag has an iBook and a Powerbook crammed in it, just in case one quits working.

tom vilsack
Oct 7, 2012, 02:57 AM
A teen in starbucks ask if your ibook is a new type mac laptop.

PerformaGuy
Oct 7, 2012, 04:45 AM
A teen in starbucks ask if your ibook is a new type mac laptop.

Had this happen to me with my clamshell!! :D

justperry
Oct 7, 2012, 04:49 AM
When it's offered a lot of money when you have it up for sale on ebay.

AQUADock
Oct 7, 2012, 04:51 AM
When your smartphone has a faster processor in it.

mike457
Oct 7, 2012, 05:00 AM
You have time for a long walk while it boots up.

Starfighter
Oct 7, 2012, 07:46 AM
...it has to go up four times per night to pee and can not quite work out how to pay with a credit card.

rjcalifornia
Oct 7, 2012, 09:26 AM
When it's offered a lot of money when you have it up for sale on ebay.

hahahahaha

When you can't watch Youtube on Full screen

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When you get excited when you see this:

fastest Flash Player Plugin for Power PC

chibiterasu
Oct 7, 2012, 10:44 AM
When your house gets burgled and they don't take the mac.

Intell
Oct 7, 2012, 03:13 PM
You know your Mac is old when the box it came in including its documentation is worth more than the Mac itself.

A teen in starbucks ask if your ibook is a new type mac laptop.

I get that with my Blackbook quite often. Makes me kinda sad inside. Have yet to get it with my TiBook or my PB180.

skateny
Oct 7, 2012, 03:23 PM
You know your Mac is old when you spend time reading and posting on a PowerPC forum.

Braniff747SP
Oct 7, 2012, 03:28 PM
I get that with my Blackbook quite often. Makes me kinda sad inside. Have yet to get it with my TiBook or my PB180.

I practically lived in a Starbucks after school for three years and no one ever asked about my BlackBook. I'm tempted to take the G3 in one of these days...

Intell
Oct 7, 2012, 03:31 PM
I practically lived in a Starbucks after school for three years and no one ever asked about my BlackBook. I'm tempted to take the G3 in one of these days...

It's only started within the past two or three years.

OliverOSX93
Oct 7, 2012, 05:16 PM
You know your mac is getting old when it starts to leak green pee all over the place... Wait a minute.... :eek:

Braniff747SP
Oct 7, 2012, 11:00 PM
It's only started within the past two or three years.

I used my BlackBook daily at the aforementioned chain up until June of this year. That machine has joined my retired fleet of Macs.

Nameci
Oct 7, 2012, 11:29 PM
On the contrary my Mac seems like it is not growing old, still strong as ever.

Jessica Lares
Oct 7, 2012, 11:51 PM
On the contrary my Mac seems like it is not growing old, still strong as ever.

I feel the same way about my G5, especially since I just keep adding more and more to it, but the iMac G4 was the one that froze.

This is a funny thread. Keep going. :D

Orange Furball
Oct 7, 2012, 11:55 PM
When the genius doesn't even know what it is when you try to get it fixed

Lancer
Oct 8, 2012, 12:08 AM
...they make fun of your pride and joy down at the Apple service center :rolleyes:

I had an power issue last year (reseting the PRAM fixed it) but they were amazed I was still using a G5 tower. At the time I couldn't afford anything newer. But now I can Apple is taking it's sweet time updating the iMac and Mini.

wobegong
Oct 8, 2012, 12:20 AM
...Apple is taking it's sweet time updating the iMac and Mini.

Agree, I'm waiting for a Mini refresh also to replace my old Macbook currently performing 24/7 TV/PS3 MediaServer duties...

Ariii
Oct 8, 2012, 11:17 AM
... people on Internet forums are enraged by the fact that you still use your old Mac... and it works :eek:!

Intell
Oct 8, 2012, 11:19 AM
When the genius doesn't even know what it is when you try to get it fixed

When your Mac is older than the Genius.

soulreaver99
Oct 8, 2012, 11:21 AM
Eep! Eep! Eep! Sound effects

soulreaver99
Oct 8, 2012, 11:22 AM
When you still save stuff on floppy disks!

840quadra
Oct 8, 2012, 12:21 PM
When it has BOTH USB and ADB ports in the back, as well as Firewire 400 for good measure :) .


When you still save stuff on floppy disks!

How about when it boots from a single floppy.

Dark Void
Oct 8, 2012, 01:21 PM
... a large amount of time has passed since it was purchased.

Perhaps too literal?

soulreaver99
Oct 8, 2012, 02:02 PM
When you are still looking for commands on the Logo turtle! Anyone still remember that program>

flopticalcube
Oct 8, 2012, 02:03 PM
You see your model in the thrift store... and nobody buys it.

skateny
Oct 8, 2012, 02:10 PM
... a large amount of time has passed since it was purchased.

Perhaps too literal?

No such thing.

Made me think. . .You know your Mac is getting old when it was old when you bought it on eBay.

840quadra
Oct 8, 2012, 02:12 PM
....It has the capability of playing the chimes of death, and sometimes does.

Intell
Oct 9, 2012, 01:10 PM
You know your Mac is getting old when instead of restarting into 10.5.8 like you asked it to, it restarts into 7.5.5. 😒

archtopshop
Oct 9, 2012, 01:39 PM
You know your Mac is getting old when it out lives your dog. Sad...but true.:(

kylera
Oct 9, 2012, 01:53 PM
You know your Mac is getting old when it out lives your dog. Sad...but true.:(

My condolences :(

Continuing the thread, your Mac is old enough if you need to scour eBay for system restore discs. Sigh.

skinniezinho
Oct 9, 2012, 02:37 PM
Your mac is too old when your spare disk has old versions of every current program on the web.
Your mac is too old when neither torrents nor warez have the software you want!

keysersoze
Oct 9, 2012, 03:20 PM
your mac is too old when you see a picture of a beige computer and you wish yours would look pretty like that again, because now it's just fug yellow. :(

666sheep
Oct 9, 2012, 10:58 PM
...when you're starting to forget how did you get it.

rjcalifornia
Oct 9, 2012, 11:51 PM
When you can't find RAM Memory

skateny
Oct 10, 2012, 12:20 AM
When the default browser is Netscape Communicator. :eek:

LOLZpersonok
Oct 10, 2012, 07:10 PM
I don't know what's old...It's still fast for me.

But...When there is no software out for it.

jodelli
Oct 10, 2012, 10:17 PM
When you picked it up for ten bucks (yes, it works) at a Mac user group meeting.

wobegong
Oct 12, 2012, 05:21 AM
When your phone applies photo effects faster than your mac can :rolleyes:

skateny
Oct 12, 2012, 01:34 PM
When you click on your iBook's trackpad button repeatedly to get TFF to run faster. (It doesn't.)

Nyy8
Oct 12, 2012, 10:18 PM
When the 40 year old genius says "I remember this from my childhood!"

Nova77
Oct 12, 2012, 10:54 PM
... when your mac sticker says it came with 256 MB of ram.
... when you ask yourself if theres an ethernet port at the back (not mine but one I used).

Starfighter
Oct 13, 2012, 01:55 AM
...you look at this image and go "oh, that's normal".

Paulywauly
Oct 13, 2012, 09:07 AM
When you put an iBook G3 and a 2 year old iMac up for sale on the bulletin board at work. You get a dozen replies to the iMac and a bidding war starts within a few hours, then one reply for the iBook simply asking what it is....... :rolleyes:

mcmacker4
Oct 13, 2012, 10:44 AM
When you cannot update to Leopard 10.5

rjcalifornia
Oct 13, 2012, 03:02 PM
When you cannot update to Leopard 10.5

That's just cruel...

burnout8488
Oct 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
When your professor repeatedly calls your 12" PowerBook a MacBook Pro, even after being corrected twice.

adambrown2738
Oct 15, 2012, 09:00 AM
... When people think your Apple badge is a fake (bring back the multicolor!)

iDutchman
Oct 15, 2012, 09:11 AM
... When someone is completely and utterly confused when you tell them you unfortunately can't Skype (..or FaceTime) because the Mac has no built in webcam. (Because every Mac has that, right?:rolleyes:)

... When your iMac G5 retired to be a kitchen computer but people rather pull out their phones or iPads because that's just so much quicker.

... When you had to climb mountains to get the paid license code (Tiger version) after you paid for Airfoil because Airfoil assumes you run at least Leopard.

... When people see your pristine condition iMac G4 and say it's so futuristic, it has to be a new model. Afterwards asking me what kind of sick specs this machine must have.

Ah, well. They're not my primary machines anymore. Nor kitchen computer.

AQUADock
Oct 15, 2012, 10:01 AM
... When your iMac G5 retired to be a kitchen computer but people rather pull out their phones or iPads because that's just so much quicker.


Come on its not that slow.

iDutchman
Oct 15, 2012, 10:39 AM
Come on its not that slow.

I agree. But people tend to get results faster using the Wifi network with their i.e. iPhone.

It's been stored away nowadays anyway.

rabidz7
Oct 15, 2012, 11:13 AM
When it costs 200 dollars for 2 gb of ram.

AQUADock
Oct 15, 2012, 11:21 AM
I agree. But people tend to get results faster using the Wifi network with their i.e. iPhone.

It's been stored away nowadays anyway.

Hopefully they wont yellow it would be ashame if they did especially if they are in pristine condition.

PowerMacFan
Oct 15, 2012, 08:21 PM
You know your mac is getting old when it starts to leak green pee all over the place... Wait a minute.... :eek:

ROFL green pee

PowerMacFan
Oct 15, 2012, 08:35 PM
... when u use a G4 to replace your Socket AM2 system

DarioPhantom
Oct 16, 2012, 05:59 AM
...when you turn it on every now and then so "it doesn't feel forgotten".

...when booting it makes you feel nostalgic (especially if booting in OS9).

...when you get excited about finding an application that support PowerPC.

WillThePlank
Oct 16, 2012, 02:48 PM
When people ask how the hell you get the boot chime through external speakers :P

Jessica Lares
Oct 16, 2012, 02:56 PM
When people ask how the hell you get the boot chime through external speakers :P

My friends used to go in the photo lab at school in the morning, turn up all the speakers to max volume, and turn on all the Power Mac G5s on at the same time. :D

skateny
Oct 16, 2012, 03:01 PM
When you get excited after reading on Apple's Web site that they're selling new G4s.

PowerMacFan
Oct 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
My friends used to go in the photo lab at school in the morning, turn up all the speakers to max volume, and turn on all the Power Mac G5s on at the same time. :D

u still in school?

Nermal
Oct 16, 2012, 04:08 PM
your mac is too old when you see a picture of a beige computer and you wish yours would look pretty like that again, because now it's just fug yellow. :(

My Blue and White is more accurately a Green and White now :(

Jessica Lares
Oct 16, 2012, 04:21 PM
u still in school?

College now.

FrozenMacUser
Oct 16, 2012, 11:13 PM
When your "Mac" has Steve Woz Wozniak's signature on the case. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_IIGS_Woz.png

My iPhone3G
Oct 18, 2012, 05:49 PM
when you look over the internet "how to speed up powerbook g4"

When Your friends laugh at the old computer

When your iphone 3g running ios 4 out runs your powerbook

dukebound85
Oct 18, 2012, 05:53 PM
when macrumors doesnt have a subforum for it anymore lol

Intell
Oct 18, 2012, 06:19 PM
when macrumors doesnt have a subforum for it anymore lol

There are still some good unlisted subforums:

http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3 - Apple, Inc. Rumors
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29 - MacRumors "Switch" Video Contest
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39 - MacRumors Old Skool
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=42 - Switch Stories
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=49 - Mac Scene
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=51 - MacRumors' Link Shop - Items of Interest
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=56 - Product Recommendations/Reviews
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61 - Mac OS X Panther
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=76 - iPod Gear

sos85
Oct 18, 2012, 08:48 PM
When can not run the new 3D video game prefectly, like my Mac make me offline several times when playing WOW in busy sence :confused:.

sananda
Oct 18, 2012, 09:10 PM
When you try to change the user agent in Safari to iPad just to see if you can get BBC iPlayer to serve up HMTL5 video because there isn't Flash 10.2 for PPC.

nateo200
Oct 19, 2012, 04:14 PM
You go to the Genius bar and he starts working on it and a veteran Apple store tech comes over and says "Your not allowd to touch that holy computer"...no replacement parts lol.

You assume 720p video will playback fine and the computer chokes like crazy.

AdamInNi
Nov 21, 2012, 02:06 PM
When you iPhone considerably outperforms it in every task and it cost over $2000 new and you got it for $47...:apple:

seveej
Nov 21, 2012, 04:15 PM
... when you start feeling proud about how patient you are.

BTW, what version of MS Word would you suggest for a G3 iBook (600). I have 2004, but it's sluggish as hell.

PowerPCMacMan
Nov 21, 2012, 04:35 PM
This does not apply to me as what I use my G5 for is mainly for everyday activities. Watching Youtube, video encoding(light), word processing, tinkering - My machine is not getting old, but smarter :D

macgeek18
Nov 27, 2012, 12:41 AM
When you did around your geek storage room and find your PM in it's original box, pull it out, pull the wifi card out for your iMac G4, put it in and setup the iMac so you can remember the good days of PPC and the card won't find your router which is only 10 feet away in the other room. :eek:

(My last 20 minutes no joke.)

havokalien
Nov 27, 2012, 07:37 AM
The antennae are in the screen. 10 feet is too close, if there is a wall use interference robustness.

ChrisMan287
Nov 27, 2012, 02:51 PM
People don't know what the hell it is.

Intell
Nov 27, 2012, 07:28 PM
The antennae are in the screen. 10 feet is too close, if there is a wall use interference robustness.

The G4 iMac's Airport antenna is not in the screen. If you are looking top at the top of the dome and the optical drive is at 6 o'clock, the Airport antenna is at 3 or 9 o'clock, depending on the revision, roughly at the same latitude as the Apple logo.

peeaanuut
Nov 27, 2012, 07:42 PM
.......they ask you if its a prototype to the air.

marc11
Nov 27, 2012, 08:00 PM
When you post in this thread....

macgeek18
Nov 27, 2012, 08:18 PM
The G4 iMac's Airport antenna is not in the screen. If you are looking top at the top of the dome and the optical drive is at 6 o'clock, the Airport antenna is at 3 or 9 o'clock, depending on the revision, roughly at the same latitude as the Apple logo.

I have 2 walls in between me and the router. No wonder it won't find it.:(

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It's also the original iMac 800 with just the Airport, 802.11a/b if I remember right.

Intell
Nov 27, 2012, 09:15 PM
I have 2 walls in between me and the router. No wonder it won't find it.:(

It's also the original iMac 800 with just the Airport, 802.11a/b if I remember right.

Those only have B WiFi abilities. The Intell iMac was the first model to support WiFi A networks. My Airport B G4 iMac gets very good range. About as good as by Blackbook. Of course the speeds are not the same, but it can see and connect to the network without a problem.

Hallivand
Nov 28, 2012, 12:53 AM
When you spend hours trying to squeeze power out of 933mHz.

spork183
Nov 28, 2012, 12:57 AM
When you spend hours trying to fix the ramdoubler floppy so you can bump that puppy all the way out to 64mb. And then you discover the floppy drive doesn't support 1.44, just stops cold at 800. Nice. :rolleyes:

SkyBell
Nov 28, 2012, 01:25 AM
When you can find your model for less than $100 everywhere you look. I should have waited, I paid $200 for this thing. :p

AQUADock
Nov 28, 2012, 02:38 AM
When you can find your model for less than $100 everywhere you look. I should have waited, I paid $200 for this thing. :p

The same thing happened to me with my Powerbook so annoying.

SkyBell
Nov 28, 2012, 03:20 AM
The same thing happened to me with my Powerbook so annoying.

What model exactly is your PB? Because if I could find a 12" late-model PB for $100, I'd be all over it. :D

iMikeT
Nov 28, 2012, 03:23 AM
When the "command" key has a :apple: logo on it.

iDutchman
Nov 28, 2012, 03:45 AM
When the "command" key has a :apple: logo on it.

Apple changed the :apple:-key from 2007+.

Late 2007 MacBooks or Early 2008 MacBook Pro's came with the cmd/command key.

AQUADock
Nov 28, 2012, 03:57 AM
What model exactly is your PB? Because if I could find a 12" late-model PB for $100, I'd be all over it. :D

Mine is the last model which i bought for around $250 I've managed to find one on ebay for $100 but it was rare find. But what i mean is that if i waited i could of bought one for less.

rjcalifornia
Nov 28, 2012, 10:13 AM
The same thing happened to me with my Powerbook so annoying.

The same thing happened with my ibook G4 1.2 Ghz... Dang it, the guy I bought from put 20 more ibook G4 (same specs) for sale for only 79 dollars... I pay 120 :(

Jessica Lares
Nov 28, 2012, 10:32 AM
Lol, the guy I bought my clamshell off of did a bad move. He only put a picture of it closed, and didn't specify that it was the SE/DVD version. Has literally no wear or tear on the keyboard and works great, and I got it a little cheaper than what the originals go for. :D

skateny
Nov 28, 2012, 10:36 AM
The same thing happened with my ibook G4 1.2 Ghz... Dang it, the guy I bought from put 20 more ibook G4 (same specs) for sale for only 79 dollars... I pay 120 :(

It's really a crap shoot. I got my iBook for $200 almost three years ago. It was in mint condition, battery was in great shape, and I've had very few problems.

I bought a G3 PowerBook over ten years ago, and the thing was filthy and in need of repair. Never got satisfaction from that purchase.

G4TheWin
Jan 7, 2013, 06:57 PM
...when you put it on eBay, but the only person to bid on it is a collector.

...when Mozilla's attitude towards it is, "Upgrade your computer". Thank god for TenFourFox!

...when even MacRumors isn't optimized for its display (I thought all websites were supposed to be optimized for 1024x768!)

...when the WiFi craps out every 15 minutes and has to be restarted (Can someone help me with that? I don't have the model with the Airport issues or anything, so it may be our WiFi, as the network security has just been changed to allow a wireless bridge to be installed for XBMC on my original xbox)

Lil Chillbil
Jan 7, 2013, 07:42 PM
When you go into starbucks and the coffee you bought cost more than the laptop your using

ybz90
Jan 8, 2013, 02:33 AM
When a friend's younger sibling says, "Whoa, isn't that thing like 30 years old??!"

tom vilsack
Jan 8, 2013, 02:56 AM
When your "Mac" has Steve Woz Wozniak's signature on the case. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_IIGS_Woz.png


or the old mac you bought a few years back for $10 is correct model (right serial #) with Mr Jobs signature on inside back panel and you see them going for $3000+ on ebay :-)

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=56&pictureid=1267

skinniezinho
Jan 8, 2013, 05:47 AM
When a friend's younger sibling says, "Whoa, isn't that thing like 30 years old??!"

They say that seeing my brand new Thinkpad X230 too :P

Wildy
Jan 8, 2013, 08:15 AM
They say that seeing my brand new Thinkpad X230 too :P

I absolutely love those things. I have an ThinkPad X40 (quite a lot older) and it's built like a brick!

Falstaff
Jan 8, 2013, 11:13 AM
or the old mac you bought a few years back for $10 is correct model (right serial #) with Mr Jobs signature on inside back panel and you see them going for $3000+ on ebay :-)

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=56&pictureid=1267

That always makes me laugh, when I see that. I mean, every Mac they produced of that model has those sigs....thousands of them. But they're "Super Rare"! LOL.:rolleyes:

Anonymous Freak
Jan 8, 2013, 11:46 AM
That always makes me laugh, when I see that. I mean, every Mac they produced of that model has those sigs....thousands of them. But they're "Super Rare"! LOL.:rolleyes:

Yup - EVERY compact Mac up until the SE/30 had signatures on the inside guaranteed. From the SE/30 onward, the signatures may or may not be in any given system, since at that point Apple started using new tooling at new manufacturers. But I have seen a Classic II (the last of the original-style compact Macs) with signatures on the inside, so they did last until the end, if you got the right manufacturer of back-case.

Many other Apple products have signatures of their design teams molded in, it's just the compact Macs that have the longest legacy of the same basic set of signatures.

chuckiehina
Jan 8, 2013, 12:33 PM
When you have to worry about exposing the case to the sun because it will cause the case to turn yellow.

Lil Chillbil
Jan 8, 2013, 01:41 PM
When your neighbor throws out his old mac and you "upgrade" your setup :p

G4TheWin
Jan 8, 2013, 02:26 PM
...when your iPhone gets a higher Geekbench score than it.

Nermal
Jan 8, 2013, 02:52 PM
When you turn it on and it has pink dots all over the screen... like my Blue and White just did :(

Jessica Lares
Jan 8, 2013, 03:00 PM
I absolutely love those things. I have an ThinkPad X40 (quite a lot older) and it's built like a brick!

LOL, I have a few 1997/8 ThinkPads still kicking around. LOVE them.

rjcalifornia
Jan 8, 2013, 03:54 PM
... you MUST access the mobile versions of your favorite websites because the normal version makes Safari crash...

MisterKeeks
Jan 8, 2013, 04:07 PM
... you MUST access the mobile versions of your favorite websites because the normal version makes Safari crash...

That's odd. Any website in particular. Try Leopard Webkit- same as Safari, except up to date builds of Webkit.