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corbin_a2
Feb 8, 2006, 05:27 PM
Ok, if you have one lets see em!

clayj
Feb 8, 2006, 06:19 PM
I'm curious if anyone will actually admit to owning either of these. ;)

FadeToBlack
Feb 8, 2006, 06:21 PM
Am I the only one that thinks these things are really cool? :cool:

If you have one, post up some pics!

jimsowden
Feb 8, 2006, 06:33 PM
I actually built mine it's own environment.


http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/SolidWaste/images/BFI_dumpster.jpg

grapes911
Feb 8, 2006, 06:33 PM
For those of you that have no idea what these machines are:

http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=imac_cdrw
http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=imacse_cdrw&performa=off&sort=family&order=ASC


Didn't Apple have a massive recall to get all these machines back so there was no evidence that they ever made such an ugly machine? Then they beat the heck out of everyone who purchased one just for being a gullible buyer?

That didn't happen? I guess I just thought it should have then. :rolleyes:

corbin_a2
Feb 8, 2006, 08:08 PM
You guy's are harsh! They look kinda cool in person. Of course that's what I heard from complete strangers! :D

jrk07
Feb 8, 2006, 08:09 PM
I have never actually seen either of those. Are these things big collector's items nowadays? I know most people would think they are ugly, but the "flower power" design would surely sell well to women who want a "cute" computer.

FoxyKaye
Feb 8, 2006, 08:15 PM
Hey, they look nice in person. I wish Apple would put more color back in its lineup. I'd be first in line for a bubblegum pink MacBook, or candy apple red iMac... I suppose we have to rely on 3rd party vendors for these effects nowadays.

clayj
Feb 8, 2006, 08:17 PM
I have never actually seen either of those. Are these things big collector's items nowadays? I know most people would think they are ugly, but the "flower power" design would surely sell well to women who want a "cute" computer.Or to hippies who are still living in the 60's. ;)

corbin_a2
Feb 8, 2006, 09:09 PM
Found one.

2nyRiggz
Feb 8, 2006, 09:16 PM
ummm ok.....I like the red and blue color ones....keep the rest.


Bless

zap2
Feb 9, 2006, 08:46 PM
I'll take a Flower Power iMac! but they are way to much(can get a much better Speced G3 that is Red or something)

CompUser
Feb 9, 2006, 08:48 PM
A teacher of mine has a flower power, she's very proud of it...

Chaszmyr
Feb 9, 2006, 08:55 PM
Oddly enough, all the pictures I can find of these comps are in stores.. None in homes :rolleyes:

cslewis
Feb 9, 2006, 09:23 PM
My old computer teacher had a blue dalmatian... it was his baby.

jaw04005
Feb 9, 2006, 09:48 PM
My university has a computer lab filled with the blue dalmation iMacs. Pretty scary.

joepunk
Feb 9, 2006, 10:06 PM
I like the Flower Power ones.

Will Cheyney
Feb 10, 2006, 07:36 AM
I think they're cool too.
I used to really like the OS 9 Flower Power desktop image - shame it is only 1024x768 :( (same goes for the old 'Bottles' desktop image).

jeffy.dee-lux
Feb 10, 2006, 08:32 AM
I seem to be the first in this thread to actually own one of these bad boys! Alright... well i don't have a digital camera, and its also back at my folk's place, so i can't really hook you up with photos. That was our family's first new computer, before that it was an LC2, and its still the only computer in our house. I moved out in January though and just got a new imac for my apartment. What a big step, except while this thing has that fancy new processor, it definitely does not have blue spots!

About that though, don't go thinking that my family is totally fruity or something. All they had in stock at this apple retailer were flower power and blue dalmation. My dad REALLY wanted to wait the two weeks for when they'd get the dark blue ones or grey ones... i forgot which colour, but something normal. But we were heading out of town and i wanted to have the thing before school got going.

I never really regretted... it just makes people notice it more when they come over.

The best part though was when i moved out, i took the computer table and my folk's brought up this old elegant, dark wood table from my grandparent's old place. Talk about a contrast!

andrewag
Feb 12, 2006, 02:41 AM
Only one pic, and it's at a store! c'mon!

I myself would love a blue dalmatian iMac.

bartelby
Feb 12, 2006, 04:48 AM
I really like them too.

If I had the money I'd be tracking down a Flower Power iMac.

jeffy.dee-lux
Feb 13, 2006, 09:14 PM
ya i'm quite proud of mine, happy my folks aren't upgrading or anything.. that'd just be silly, this thing is totally adequate for their web browsing/ word processing purposes. I hope they keep it for a very long time.
It had some hard drive troubles, back in the OS 9 days, had to replace the drive, but that's cool cause then it got a 40 gig instead of the 20 gig. And then another time, it got zapped by lightning through the modem... ouch, that was a rough one, needed a new motherboard or something, 400$ or something.

But now it runs decently smooth on 10.4 with the 576mb of ram its had since we first upgraded to 10.2.

I'll try to find some pics.

aeelements
Mar 5, 2006, 09:55 PM
Will Cheyney,
I actually took that original flower power pattern from OS 9 that was 1024x768 and, with the help of Photoshop, turned it into a beautiful 1440x900 (Intel iMac) desktop image! It was done entirely by cloning so there is no resolution loss.

(I just got ahold of my very first iMac Flower Power, and, I must say it's more "realistic" in real life. It has a very clean look, better than I had imagined; and, with it's still-brightly sharp monitor, runs like a charm!)

dsharits
Mar 5, 2006, 10:05 PM
the "flower power" design would surely sell well to women who want a "cute" computer.
My 15 year old sister's exact words when she first saw one....:rolleyes:

kwajo.com
Mar 6, 2006, 07:25 PM
i thought the Blue Dalmation was biitchin!


anyway, I don't own either of these, but I do have a lime green iBook, which is nearly as infamous. is that close enough to warrant a setup photo?

maestro55
Mar 7, 2006, 09:10 AM
The "Flower Power" is very retro and both of them are indeed good for those who want character in their computer. Of course, I like all Macs so I am biased. It is easy to convert girls to becoming mac users because they like pretty computers and that is what Apple makes.

porkozone
Jan 24, 2008, 04:46 PM
I was a proud user of a Blue Dalmatian! I loved that it was so unique. I didn't think I'd like it until I saw it in person. Several friends at the time commented on it, and never in a bad way. I loved not having a fan and making loud noises all the time since it was in our bedroom.

I no longer use it and actaully am looking to sell it...I would have thought it was a collectors item, but I can't find any refeences to it anywhere really. It's in the original box right now, but I'll try to get it out and take a photo, so everyone can actually see one in a home!

sydney615
May 3, 2008, 09:42 PM
This is a long time in coming, because I don't much care what other people think, as long as it doesn't hurt me. But you know what? I love my Flower Power iMac. I've had other Macs before and since. But the iMac is the only brand new Macintosh I've ever had. And I have no intention of getting rid of it.

iMpathetic
May 3, 2008, 09:47 PM
This is a long time in coming, because I don't much care what other people think, as long as it doesn't hurt me. But you know what? I love my Flower Power iMac. I've had other Macs before and since. But the iMac is the only brand new Macintosh I've ever had. And I have no intention of getting rid of it.

Can you post a picture of it?

Please? Pretty please? :p

puckhead193
May 4, 2008, 12:31 AM
http://www.apple.com/pr/photos/imac2001/imac_tokyo.html
has some nice images

blow45
Mar 3, 2011, 12:39 PM
fab machines.

The Heavy J
May 11, 2011, 08:48 PM
I have a Flower Power in the original box and all original accoutrements in the garage. I guess I should take it out and crank it up. I think I tried to put 10.3 on it and it was too slow. Going back to OSX is like, where's Spotlight???

Mal
May 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
i thought the Blue Dalmation was biitchin!


anyway, I don't own either of these, but I do have a lime green iBook, which is nearly as infamous. is that close enough to warrant a setup photo?

Sorry, the lime green iBook isn't quite there. The Tangerine iBook, which was in fact dropped from the lineup because of poor sales, would be worth it, however.

jW

JBazz
May 23, 2011, 05:18 AM
Somewhere on the forum I have an old picture of my flowerpower iMac. It is in the garage right now, haven't used it in several years. I loved the G3 iMacs and flowerpower was my favorite. I have a snowball in the garage too.

Any gadget that is female marketed brings extremely negative responses. I know, I had a vivienne tam net book too. ;)

pagansoul
May 23, 2011, 06:41 AM
At one time I was interested in collecting vintage Macs but I talked myself out of it. The flower is someone elses, the fish tank is mine.

The Heavy J
Jul 23, 2011, 07:45 AM
Here she is in all her glory.

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AnonMac50
Aug 11, 2011, 05:54 AM
While I don't have any G3 iMacs at the moment, I did use several of them (blue, flower, and dalmatian). The flower one wasn't as nice as the dalmatian, and I kind of like the blue one more (I'd love to see an orange one).