Oldest Running Macs

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    eyoungren

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    Apple IIci.
    PowerMac 6500.
    PowerMac 7200.

    The IIci I got in 2002, the 6500 in 2003 and the 7200 in 2006.
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    I have that same Power Mac G3. :D My oldest living Mac too. Used to be my PowerBook 180c, but that one got left outside in the heat.
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    I've got a summer 2001 blue iMac I picked up on eBay, works perfectly. Sits in the corner not doing much though, but I still have working my old 466Mhz G4 tower from the same year which spent six months or so in 2011 as my main machine. Works perfectly, maxed out memory, USB 2 ports and all that fancy stuff now. At some point when I've got free cash I'm going to stick a 64GB SSD in it and a 1.6GHz CPU [or whatever I can find.]:apple::apple:
     
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    lucasfer899

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    How I long for an iMac G4. I just don't have the space. :(
    I do have a Sawtooth G4, from 1999, turns 14 this year ! :D
     
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    eyoungren

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    Hmmm…we have a circa 1999 G4/350 PCI that's been in continual service at work since it was bought. Being used as an Applescript server right now. Running Tiger.

    My coworker also does the same job I do (graphic design) on a G4/450 AGP. It's running Leopard.
     
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    Hrududu

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    The oldest mac i still have running is a Macintosh Plus.
     
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    Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible (1995). It's been serving as a print server for my HP 4MP laser printer (1994) since Apple eliminated the Appletalk ports on the G4's in 2000. Works great! I only need to remember to replace the battery every couple of years.

    My oldest Mac is a Mac Plus I purchased in '87, but it's been stored since about 1990.
     
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    Hrududu

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    Thats incredible! I used my Performa 6115/66 (basically the same system) as the LocalTalk Bridge so I could still use my LaserWriter Select 360 for several years. I later got a LW 12/640PS with Ethernet, so I didn't need the Performa daily anymore, but its funny how you did the same thing. I still love that little machine though.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    iMac G3 DV SE (400MHz, Graphite). Hopefully, a Power Mac G3 AIO soon.
     
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    Goftrey

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    233MHz Bondi-Blue iMac. Came complete with box, OS 8 discs, puck mouse, keyboard - the lot. Currently used as a Jukebox.
     
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    Powerbook Pismo, 500mhz, 1GB ram, 60 Gb 7200rpm, AM-superdrive

    Came out of retirement a few hours ago. Still trying to make it usable with Tiger...
     
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    MultiFinder17

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    My oldest that I still use with any regularity is a Macintosh SE; I mostly just play old games on it these days :)
     
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    I have a Macintosh SE FDHD from 1989 still running nicely. It has an Arabic localized version of System 7.1 (quite rare).
     
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    Haha, Classy :cool:

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    Ah sweet, thanks for the link!
     
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    I replaced my IIe with one of those. OS on one floppy disk and files on another if I remember that long ago. Then on to a SE.
     
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    Old Mac Donald

    I use a G4 MDD machine for my itunes/ipod and for browsing. Works just fine.
     
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    Do you have the music internally or externally? if so, how did you move the library over to the external drive?
     
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    Goftrey

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    CD's man! The hard drive is way too small to fit even a tenth of my library on there - so I don't bother importing any of it. Long live physical media!
     
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    seveej

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    A tuned up MDD (anno 2002) as general purpose server and a G3 iBook 600 (anno 2001) for whenever I travel in rough country. Both in full working order (the iBook's battery gives me 3,5 hours when I'm careful).

    RGDS,
     
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    A G3 Beige Minitower with a G4@533 MHz processor upgrade, 768 MB RAM.
    Runs OS9 and 10.3.9.
    I still have an older Mac in my attic: a PowerMac 7300.
    Gone are an SE 30 and a Performa 600 with Daystar Turbo 040 R.I.P. and a PowerMac 7100 :)
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Why not just upgrade it? It's not much of a large upgrade, and IDE drives are cheap now.
     
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    Goftrey

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    I just haven't got round to it.

    And there's nothing like having 100's of CD cases racked up alongside your 1997 iMac :)
     
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    aPple nErd

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    my uncle still uses an apple Iic. not trolling! he uses the Iic monitor too lol. hey, to be fair, he just uses it for his church files, so its not
    tTHAT bad, and he still uses an early 90's eMachines, dial up, and an 8 bit sound card :D Windows 95 lol
     

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