Got a free Power Mac

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Macmaniac, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #1
    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:)
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    Jan 6, 2004
    #2
    Congrats, i envy you though!! hopefully you will find a use for all that stuff instead of letting it sit around and collect dust...
     
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    jimsowden

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    Location:
    NY
    #3
    How cool, I just got a 1950 Chrysler that I plan on racing the Daytona 500 with. ;)
     
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    KC9AIC

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    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan or Longview, Texas
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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    mc68k

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    #5
    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.
     
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    vollspacken

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    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    #6
    [sings] "Freeeeeee stuuuuuuuff, freeeeeeeee stuuuff..!"[/sings]

    free stuff is always good :) :) :)

    vSpacken
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Timonium MD
    #8
    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.
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    Location:
    washington dc
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    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
     
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    applemacdude

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    Over The Rainbow

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