900MHz iBook G3 has come home to me!!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RedCroissant, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Well my brother-in-law decided that the iBook that I gave him as a gift to learn about Macs wasn't what he expected so he decided to give it back to me! Awesome!!!!!

    Thanks to eyoungren and his generosity, I am now reinstalling 10.4 and it's going to be beautiful!

    With no OS though, the TL optical drive didn't feel like opening up for me, so I had to revert to the good ol' "eject cd" command in Open Firmware. This is completely fun.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Glad to see you got another of those G3s back.

    Have fun!
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That iBook's brother is a alive and well typing this reply.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! And at one point all three were being used by junior high yearbook at the Beaumont Unified School District in Beaumont, CA where my mom taught the elective. :D
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    What did they use to make yearbooks on a G3?
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Pagemaker. Keep in mind they were being used mainly for this purpose before 2006. My mom kept them in another lab once their main purpose was done, but that was what they were originally for.

    BUSD is extremely slow to replace equipment, but when they do, it generally ticks my mom off because everything gets screwed up.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Very interesting. We use online tools now that unfortunately greatly depend on the Flash plugin.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, back then it was Pagewrecker 5 and 6 that was being used.

    My mom had to send the file off every June to Herff Jones and I was always getting phone calls about how to fix this or that. :confused:
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Ironically, we use Herff Jones now but their online eDesign tool is pretty good.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! I wouldn't know now. My mom stopped doing yearbook a few years back so this wasn't an issue any more.

    In any case, those three iBooks, including redcroissant's return, have seen a lot of teenagers. :D
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    And ironically are still in great condition.
     

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