Extreme Mac modifications.

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by chatin, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. chatin macrumors 6502

    chatin

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    Who wants a Classic Macintosh customized, for practically no money - in the spirit of Mac designer, Burrell Smith? Lots of people, according to some recent Mac Color Classic sales on eBay.

    Sample Modified Color Classics.

    What's driving the Extreme Mac modifications craze?

    #1) The new Apple Mactels aren't going to support Classic. (Or if they are, the writing is on the wall for discontinued Classic OS) If you want a new Classic Mac that hasn't been invented yet, then be prepared to build your own.

    #2) The prices of old Macs are at an all time low. I purchased 5 Macintosh Color Classics recently for $10 each! And this is THE system of choice for Mac classic modifications.

    #3) Retro is in. Books like "Revolution in the Valley, the Insanely Great Story of How The Mac was Made," have Mac fanatics revisiting our roots.

    What are the Mac modification challenges? (Besides time and expertise)

    #1) Most of the upgrade makers are out of business. Getting a backplate or custom part can be a challenge, so when inventory presents itself. Buy it!

    #2) If you think Apple's best work was done in the 1980's, you're at odds with Steve Jobs' current reality distortion field and nearly every developer working on the OSX platform. There isn't going to be new software for your creations unless you can write it yourself.

    #3) Mac Museums and Apple will hate your guts. This is not what a good mac consumer was supposed to be doing with Mac Color Classic parts. After all, Apple did make the Color Classic II. (Which I have never actually seen!)
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  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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  3. Spock macrumors 68000

    Spock

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    I like the one with the G4 Cube inside the Color Classic. I think its on Applefritter, nevermind Applefritter has been hacked and is offline
     
  4. dsharits macrumors 68000

    dsharits

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    Wow, that's the first time I've been able to even view Applefritter at all for the lat six months. For some reason, I can't connect to Applefritter. I can on the network at my dad's shop, but not at home. The funny thing is that I could use it on my home network before, but now I can't. I made absolutely no network changes, it just stopped working. I hope I can access it when they get it back up.
     
  5. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    They were just hacked very recently ...
     
  6. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I realize that, but before they put up that temporary page, nothing would load.
     
  7. Mord macrumors G4

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    a quick scan with network utility shows there site is not very secure. ssh is open.
     
  8. dsharits macrumors 68000

    dsharits

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    Yes!! After eight months of not being able to access Applefritter, their recently rebuilt server works fine for me. I can now finally get back up to speed with all of the 'frittering'. :p
     

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