Your First Macintosh

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Durandal7, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    What was your first Mac? A lot of Mac users seem to have fond memories of their first mac.

    The first one I ever owned was a Performa 6116CD complete with a 500MB HD, 16 MB RAM, 66 mhz PPC and a 640x480 monitor.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    PowerComputing Power Tower Pro 225 - 4 Gig hard drive, 256 Megs RAM, internal Zip and CD, 20" Sony Monitor.

    That was the first I owned, the first real mac I used was at work in 94, Mac 8100A/V, with the first PowerPC Processor. I think that was when I started learning photoshop 2.5 :D

    D
     
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    edesignuk

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    Arn just did a poll on this same subject, here.
    Mine was a 400Mhz G4 PowerMac (AGP).
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Damn, oh well. I just got nostalgic after seeing the Performa 6116cd thread.
     
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    idkew

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    a pizza box...


    or as you all might better remember, an LC.

    I loved that thing, when my dad got a IIci, he gave me the pizza box and I became a mac freak in two days on the floor of my room.

    although my first apple was a //e
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Mac LC with 2 megs ram, standard apple display (forget the size, i was so young back then :) ), IIe card in the LC slot, LaserWriter, and KIDPIX! wOOt! :D
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Powerbook Ti 500 - 30 gig - 512

    Got it a month ago!
     
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  9. macrumors 6502

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    The first mac I ever used was the first mac ever. My dad bought it for his company, it booted from disk since it had no hard drive. Still a cool little machine to boot up sometimes. Don't know the exact specs on it though.

    The first one that was in my room was a Mac Classic and the one I have now, officially my own Mac, is an iBook.

    As you can see I come from a family of Mac users, we have never had any other type of computer in our household except for a Mac
    SE/Classic-->Quadra 630-->Beige G3-->Wallstreet Powerbook. We skipped the 603, 604 era because of the high prices and the fact that our trusty Quadra could do anything and everything :) . Im hoping that a new G4 tower comes next in the line of Macs in my house, but I guess we'll see.
     
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    vollspacken

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    my first mac was an old IIci with a pretty good ricoh laser printer a friend of my dad gave both to me for free...

    my dad bought a 14" crt which we later used on a then brand new G3 266 and a macPicasso for dual screening... I produced our class of '99 yearbook on that one (haha, with x-press 3.11 and photoshop 3...).

    the G3 is still around and when I go back to Germany after college graduation in may, I will probably use it as a server for my flatmates and me... it even has a voodoo1-card in it

    I wonder what happened to the good old IIci... my dad probably gave it away (he's hooked on windowz), sad that...
     
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    It was an Atari 1040ST. After using the original Macintosh at work, I was disappointed. A year later, Atari started selling their 68000 line and I felt better. When they offered 1 MB memory for less than $1000 with monitor. It seemed a better deal than $2499.

    I wanted the Spectre GCR so bad. It was a cartridge in which you put Mac Plus ROMs and you could boot System 6 and use floppies and all that. It also ran faster than a Mac Plus...WooHoo! :D
     
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    whocares

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    Strawberry 333MHz iMac. Still got it, just love it!

    Though the first computer I ever used was my father's Apple][ at work, back in the days...
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Powerbook G3 400 Pismo
    current is dual 867
    love em both
     
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    big

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    A MAc II Vi, then a Performa, then a 7200 (at the office) then a 350 mhz B&W, since now upgraded to 550 mhz G4, he he he.... now a 400 mhz iBook & a 700 mhz 14.1" iBook....

    all lovely machines, though my B&W is a little slow, can not wait for another five years......I really would love to buy a new one, but I like to pay in cash....
     
  15. macrumors member

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    I don't remember the exact model but it was a performa with a cd-rom drive, 8mb of ram, 250 hard drive, system 7, that I picked up(okay my parents) in 93 or 94 at Circuit City and i have had two macs since.
     
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    ibjoshua

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    Firsts
    Used
    Apple: ][e c1986
    Mac: Original 128k c1986

    Owned
    First 'Mac': Umax Pulsar (s900) 233mhz 604e 1998


    love my iBook
    i_b_joshua
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    First Mac 512 enhanced
    Second Mac SE
    Third Mac IIci
    Fourth Power Macintosh 7100
    Fifth PowerBook 1400
    Sixth and Seventh Power Macintosh Beige G3 MT
    Eighth Power Macintosh G4/867 Quicksilver
    Ninth iMac DV
    Tenth iBook Dual USB

    Yikes. Lots of money but lots of fun.

    Happy holidays all,

    David
     
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    pimentoLoaf

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    powerMac 6100/66 DOS Compatible (w/486 card).

    Realized my mistake a week later -- should've got the 8100 w/virtual PC w/DOS, then added Windozzzzzzz 3.1 to it.

    And maxxed out the RAM (though it was ungoshly expensive back then).

    Favorite programs? MacWrite Pro & Filemaker 2.1. Got lots of stuff done with those two.

    Fave games? Can't remember the name of it, but it was a Harrier attacking East Timor, and the Marathon series.

    REALLY REALLY HATED -- System 7.5.3: the most crash-worthy OS ever invented. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    My first and only iMac 350 MHz which I got on summer 2000. 23rd august to be exact :D
    I'm still stuck with it :(
     
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    pimentoLoaf

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    Hell & dagnabit! I bought a 500mhz iBook after reading dumb comments about the dentability of tiMacs over on the MacAddict boards -- and, had I waited a month or two, could've had a 667 (or something) tiMac.

    And now? Am hoping the new year brings nifty new powerMacs to play with, as Photoshop & Carrara Studio would run much better on it.
     
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  22. macrumors 6502a

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    long time ago!

    Let's see.....

    Mac SE with 9" BW screen [?mhz]
    LC pizza boxes [15mhz I think] sucked
    Mac IIci [20mhz] great!
    Centris 650 [2] [25mhz] sucked
    7100 [60mhz 601] wow at the time!
    7600 [132mhz 604e]
    PowerCenter Pro [195mhz 604e] still use it at home!
    beige G3 [266mhz] sucked
    digital audio G4 [667mhz and 533mhz] !!

    and a sprinkling of Quadras, BW G3, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600 and workgroup servers
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:
    *sigh* you bastard :D ;)
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    I used a mac classic back a long long time ago, :)
     
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    Dunepilot

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    First mac used - Mac Plus + external HD (20 meg, I think!) that my dad used for his doctorate circa 1986.

    First mac owned - Colour Classic that I had for Christmas. I must have been about 13 or something. (40 meg HD internal, 6 meg of ram? definitely a 68030 processor of some description - 25 MHz maybe). It's a very collectible machine now, in the far east. They mod them to have G3 processors. Look it up in a search engine....

    Second mac owned -LC475. This was the boy at the time. a 68040 processor, and I upgraded the machine to 12 meg of ram, from what I remember. It also had its own co-processor, which meant it worked quite fast. I played Marathon 2 and the original Escape Velocity on this machine a lot. It was superb for its day.

    Third mac owned - PM5500. Upgraded several times - not an amazing machine. I liked the TV card and everything that came with it, and it was my first machine with an internal CD-ROM drive, but it wasn't that impressive. It seemed to crash a lot more than the LC475.

    Fourth mac owned - PM6500. Bought it because it was cheap and upgraded it to hell with a Voodoo 1, then Voodoo 3 graphics card, 10/100 ethernet card, extra ram, and now the ethernet card has been replaced by a USB card. Also took out the original lvl 2 cache chip and put in a Sonnet G3/400MHz upgrade card with 1meg of lvl 2 cache. This machine is used daily by my little brother to do school work and play Oni.

    Fifth mac owned - Lombard Powerbook G3 (333MHz). The machine I'm typing on now. It has been a VERY good computer for my first portable, and still feels quite usable 3.5 years after I bought it. It now has 320 megs of ram, a bigger and faster IBM hard drive and a firewire PCMCIA card. A cool mac connectivity-wise because I've got USB, SCSI and Firewire. It does tend to crash quite a lot though. It might be because I push it too much. Apart from the Public Beta, I've never installed OS X on here because I seemed too slow to do the job properly

    Sixth mac (soon to be) owned - ordered 2 days ago. A PM Dual-867. This will be the first really professional mac I've ever owned that wasn't a portable. I'm looking forward to Christmas greatly

    :D
     

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