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Macmaniac
Mar 30, 2004, 09:00 PM
Having gained some notoriety in my town for being a Mac head everyone seems to dumping their old Apple stuff on me. My most recent addition is a fully functional Power Mac 8600!!! It even has a G3 card installed on it!
Here is a list of everything I got, I have hit the free collection jackpot:
Power Mac 8600 upgraded to a 300 mhz G3
17in Apple Vision moniter, the kind with 3 ADB ports on it
Keyboard and mouse
A 250 mb external SCSI HD
About 60 software titles from games to science programs
An Apple Laser Writer II, it weighs about 60 pounds
A set of Yamaha Speakers.. Horray, my iMac finally has some decent speakers
I feel so special, now to have fun with my new toy:)



PlaceofDis
Mar 30, 2004, 09:17 PM
Congrats, i envy you though!! hopefully you will find a use for all that stuff instead of letting it sit around and collect dust...

jimsowden
Mar 30, 2004, 09:21 PM
How cool, I just got a 1950 Chrysler that I plan on racing the Daytona 500 with. ;)

KC9AIC
Mar 30, 2004, 09:23 PM
I also collect old macs (they're unloaded on me!), but I've never got such a nice one as you got!

I'm somewhat jealous, but happy for you!. Use it well.

mc68k
Mar 30, 2004, 10:23 PM
the 8600 has a lot of muscle and upgradablilty

u could even run os x on it with xpostfacto

the x600s were the king of the pre-g3 era. running os 9 on an old powermac is still very fast.

vollspacken
Mar 31, 2004, 03:12 PM
"Freeeeeee stuuuuuuuff, freeeeeeeee stuuuff..!"

free stuff is always good :) :) :)

vSpacken

Macmaniac
Mar 31, 2004, 05:31 PM
the 8600 has a lot of muscle and upgradablilty

u could even run os x on it with xpostfacto

the x600s were the king of the pre-g3 era. running os 9 on an old powermac is still very fast.
I think I will try to get the machine to Run OS X, although it has a Newer Technolgies G3 card in it, and I'm not sure if the card needs drivers before I upgrade to OS X.

thecow
Mar 31, 2004, 06:17 PM
An Apple Laser Writer II, it weighs about 60 pounds
I have that same printer hooked into my home network and it is a very good printer. I got mine free too.:) Free stuff is good. Very good.

gwuMACaddict
Mar 31, 2004, 06:54 PM
An Apple Laser Writer II, it weighs about 60 pounds

hahaha! at least... those old laser writers don't die though... i have an old laserwriter8 hooked up to a performa running like OS7 or 8... that darn thing prints better than kinkos :D

applemacdude
Mar 31, 2004, 07:11 PM
put seti on that 8600 and rock and roll