happy birthday to my ibook

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by jefhatfield, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    my computer did it!

    it reached high tech senior citizenship

    my ibook is three years old today and not once have i had to reinstall the restore disk/operating system

    tomorrow, my compaq presario 1272 laptop turns three years old...the feet fell off and had to be reglued, the battery completely died nearly two years ago, and i have restore disked the computer at least seven times in that three years

    btw...the pc laptop has windows 98, so that may explain some of it;)
  2. macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    That's not high tech senior citizenship jef. My laptop is 10 years old come January and it still runs like it's new.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    WOW! What kind of spec does a 10yr old laptop have?
  4. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    then tell that to microsoft and comptia who tell me my business is not up to date with them and i owe them money to use their name and logo

    and tell that to the os developers who make their os for new and slightly old computer hardware;)

    oh yeah, and happy 3rd for my pc:D
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2002
    Very far from any Apple Stores
    You wanna hear about high tech senior citizenship

    I still boot my old Apple IIe(my christmas present for 1984)and play a little Lode Runner now and then.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    talk about old...

    my super-upgaded PM9600/300 was made in 1997-1998. i use it as my main home machine running X.2.3 every day. i specifically bought it last summer for this purpose when my s900 fried a PCI bridge chip (it's fixed now).

    just another old mac that runs faithfully as intended. not too many pc users that have PC's from this long ago running anything up-to-date.
  7. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    Re: talk about old...

    my slightly older pc can only run windows 95, 98, ME, and NT

    but there is no way this 150 mhz pentium desktop i have, in mothballs, can run windows xp, or even windows 2000

    even my 366 mhz laptop won't run everything on windows 2000 and even that machine does not make the hardware copatibility list for windows 2000...so i uninstalled the os

    macs certainly have a much longer life when it comes to software compatibility
  8. macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    I have a friend who has a 9 year old (1994 vintage) PowerBook 520c, the first color laptop ever made. Still runs like new, and now that it's been upgraded to 8.6 (I did the upgrade), it can run IE 5 and surf the web like a champ (albeit at dial-up speeds when it's actually connected via cable modem). Crazy! That experience (and also her Beige G3 which runs OS 10.2.3 like a champ) is what convinced me to make the switch to a mac. The amazing thing is that the 520c still looks great by today's standards, too. It's small, light, and has a very cool retro-future look to it.
  9. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    In february of 1993, Apple put out the Powerbook 165c which blazed on at 33 mhz and could hold up to 14 MB of RAM!

    ...and the Powerbook 160 from late-1992 went 25 mhz/14 MB RAM

    ...and in late-1991, Apple's first laptop, the Powerbook 100, went 16 mhz/8 MB RAM
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    It is good to know that Apple's products are so reliable.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2003
    Yeah there reliable alright. I have a Performa from 1995 that has been used constantly, modifided, and generally screwed up, but it still runs like a charm (even with os 7)
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2002

    Mac portable.....
  13. macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2002
    Awesome! You have one? I sold mine a while back. That was a big mistake. They could only go up in value.
  14. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    the mac portable was too heavy to be a laptop...heck, it almost weighs as much as my compaq laptop...i mean aircraft carrier:p

    when i could bench 315, i think i will venture out with my laptop...but i will keep the paramedics handy
  15. macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nobody ever said the Mac Portable was a notebook/laptop. It was just a portable Mac. Everything was in one piece, so you you could carry it from place to place, but still use it on a table or desk.
  16. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    my table weighs less than the portable mac..he he

    actually, for its time, it was really cool to have a computer so small

    my compaq was considered light at the time in mid-99 at 7.6 lbs with its 12" inch screen

    now laptops with 15" screens are lighter in weight:p
  17. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    ...and toss in the adapter and it would still be lighter

    ...and toss in an extra battery and then i would call it even ;)

    but to be fair, a thief would never consider stealing an older compaq presario laptop because he would

    1) never be able to sell it
    2) it would not run any new software
    3) it would be too heavy for him to get very far
    3.1) it's a pc
    4) all of the above
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA

    Happy birthday iBook! I got mine exactly 4 months from yesterday

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