Post Your Mac Setup: Past & Present!

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    LaMerVipere

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    It would be great to show MacRumour member's Mac setups!

    AND even cooler, to see them past and present to show how they've progressed, SO, i shall start :)

    mine goes:

    1 • Power Mac G4 350MHz, and still going strong!
    2 • Rev A 12" PowerBook G4
    3 • eMac 1GHz Superdrive
    4 • 1GHz TiBook Superdrive
    5 • 12" iBook G4

    prior to getting the Power Mac I had a purple iMac though, I wish I had taken photos of it, oh well! :p

    Post photos of your setup! Your current one is great, but past setups too if ya have them! :)
     

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    Capt Underpants

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    This is my first mac (see sig). I would post a pic, but it looks exactly the same is yours.... so it's pointless.
     
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    ChrisFromCanada

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    I like it

    Well I for one like this idea.

    Gotta love the old school speakers. (But I do need new ones soon)
     

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    edesignuk

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    Old (2000/2001ish I think):
    [​IMG]

    New:
    [​IMG]
     
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    mj_1903

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    I don't have any old pics as my collection of Macs is pretty young (switcher) but here are the machines and a pic with at least two of them in it.

    1. iBook 500 (dead screen)
    2. PowerMac Dual 867
    3. 12" PowerBook 867 (sold)
    4. 15" PowerBook 1ghz
    5. PowerMac G4 400mhz

    New additions in a week or two will be a Dual 2 G5.

    And the reason I have so many? My work colleague uses the Dual 867, the PowerBook is for roadtripping, the old G4 is for Jaguar testing and the G5 will be my new workstation.

    Warning, picture is massively compressed... eek!
     

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    oldschool

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    Hey edesignuk could you tell me the brand name of that desk chair? it looks mighty comfortable and i've been searching for a new one.



     
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    edesignuk

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    I have no idea what brand/model it is, and in all honesty, I doubt the same thing will be available in Canada :(
     
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    jknight8907

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    You should look into a USB KVM switch so you only have to have one keyboard and mouse. You can get one for under $100.
     
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    Capt Underpants-

    How does Counter-Strike run on a Dell Dimension 8100 with a 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 and 384 MB RAM? When I get my PowerBook G5 :) , I plan on installing VirtualPC 7.0 with native graphics card support:D, so that I can run Windows applications. I am hoping that it will be about the same speed as a 1.3 GHz Pentium 4, so that's why I'm asking.

    Thanks
     
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    edesignuk

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    Not so easy with a dual screen setup, dual screen DVI switches cost a crap load. Not worth it IMO.
     
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    He said one keyboard and mouse. You won't need a DVI KVM switch for that.
     
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    Capt Underpants

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    Um.... Counter-Strike isn't a very intense game, so it runs well even on my Dell. There isn't any lag, but that's mostly due to my net connection. I am also waiting for VPC 7.0 and hoping that my PB will be able to run CS, though I am beginning to doubt that. THe system requirements for the PC are only like 500 MHz, 16 MB VRAM. Hopefully your Powerbook G5 (whenever it may come out) will be able to emulate at a speed equivalent to this.
     
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    edesignuk

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    Actually he did say a KVM (Keyboard, video & mouse) :p But anyway, if I couldn't do it all, I wouldn't want to do it at all. Plus the fact the keys are all in different places on my PC/Mac keyboards.
     
  14. Guest

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    well there is no powerbook g5 yet (unless you ment powermac g5) and the powerbook g5 wont be out untill at least 2005. and one other thing vpc for the g5 is being delayed by the **** head at m$ (there to scared of seeing mac user run windows faster than windows users). but it will come out soon enought
     
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    5300cs

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    I would post a picture, but I'm in the middle of cleaning again so it looks like a disaster area.
    Instead, here's a spiffy diagram I made in OmniGraffle. It's my current network.

    http://homepage.mac.com/time_pilot/network.png

    Yes, it's my home network, and yes, I do own all those machines. (Actually, I just got a PB 2400c, but it's not in the diagram.)
     
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    blue&whiteman

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    nice network 5300 :)

    speaking of chairs I would say that herman miller by far makes the best computer chairs. I just got a mirra and everyone knows the aeron

    these chairs are very expensive but well worth it and also have 12 years coverage under warrantee.
     
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    yoda13

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    Past setups:

    Apple IIc
    PowerMac IIci
    Radius Clone 81/110
    PowerMac 8500
    Orange iMac 333mhz G3
    Powerbook 333mhz G3 (not sure exact model name)
    Powerbook 400mhz G3 Pismo (firewire)
    400 mhz TiBook
    700 mhz 14" iBook
    1ghz TiBook

    current setup: see sig
    :D
     
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    jknight8907

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    Woah!!! :eek: (Wipes drool off mouth) Thats a serious setup!!!
     
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    5300cs

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    Thanks :D I try

    My old setup:
    2000- Toshiba Satellite Pro 425CDT (damn fine machine, sturdy as hell)

    2004-
    Mac Portable
    PB 520c
    PB Duo 280c
    PB 5300cs
    PB 190
    PB 2400c
    PB 150
    15" TiBook
    17" PowerBook
    12" iBook (logic board dead now :( :mad: )
    VAIO
    Sharp something -dead
    Toshiba Libretto 70c (or d, don't remember)
    ThinkPad 380ed
    SOTEC eNote 645T
    MDD G4 PowerMac 1Ghz
    B&W G3 PowerMac 400Mhz
    G4 Xserve 1Ghz (Yes, a real Xserve)
    20th Anniversary Mac
    Mac Classic II
    Newton OMP
    MP 120
    eMate
    MP 2100
    iPaq 5450 (ugh, WinCE)
    Palm IIIc
    Clie something
    Palm Tungsten C
    Atari Portfolio

    I think that's it... :rolleyes:
     
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    MoparShaha

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    I just changed my room setup a little. Decided to start runing dual monitors with my PowerBook. Just picked up an iCurve from the SF Apple Store :).
     

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    iMac-G5

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    iMac G5 - still missing

    While i wait for a new iMac to be released...
     

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    Knox

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    I have a nasty habit of keeping old stuff now, so i tend to collect computers & monitors.

    From right to left:

    1st gen Powerbook 12"
    Linux PC (PIII-550 i think) acting as gateway and fileserver
    G4-350
    Dual 2Ghz G5
    Windows PC (PII-400), under the desk, soon to be FreeBSD.
    3 17" monitors of varying ages
    15" Sony LCD

    [​IMG]

    And yes, the monitors are all connected to the G5 :) (This is an older photo, hence the different layout)

    [​IMG]

    The setup didn't start like that, was originally only single monitor with the G4, then dual (nicked it from the PC when it became a gateway), then got the third monitor free and the LCD at a bargin price.

    Previous to this, i've had (reverse order)

    Performa 6400/200
    Performa 630
    Atari ST 1040 (with 1MB ram upgrade ;))
    BBC Master
     
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    robotrenegade

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Zenith

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    Here's my very first Mac and my current one. 5 years difference.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. macrumors 68000

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    My G4 PB 12" looks just like the one in all the other photos....sexy... :)

    I have a B&W that is sitting in a closet folding proteins. Not elegant, but functional.

    I just put together an old PM 8500 (which was my very first personal Mac... got nostalgic) that I got on eBay for $0.01. I want to take a picture of it! It's so beige!

    I paid:
    PM 8500 = $0.01. + $18 shipping
    4 GB hard drive = $16
    OS 9.1 = $0.00 (miraculously still had it from way back when)
    ADB Mouse + Keyboard + VGA adapter = $4
    15" Dell Monitor = $1.00 (yard sale)
    Grand Total: $38.01

    When I bought it new in '96 it was $3000!!!!!

    Ahhh depreciation :eek:
    And the whole beige thing really goes well with my apartment's wood panelling :rolleyes:
     
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