Oldest Mac you still use regularly

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  1. Hrududu macrumors 68020

    Hrududu

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    It seems like many people here are pretty good at staying on top of owning the newest Macs. It just made me wonder how many of you still have an old Mac around the house that still gets regular use. I'm not talking about the Performa 520 sitting in the closest that hasn't been booted up since 2002, I mean a computer that sees use at LEAST 2 or 3 times a month. For me, I still use my 233MHz Wallstreet for syncing with the Newton and because I still prefer Office 2001 sometimes and my Powermac 7600 with G3 to do some small video digitizing.
     

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  2. Fake Hipster macrumors member

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    My mom was using an old 433 mhz tower until recently. She replaced it with a shiny new macbook though.
     
  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    PowerMac G4 Dual 800mhz Circa 2001
    It dual boots Tiger & Leopard and is my file server.
    Runs 24/7 unless I'm updating or have to sleep in that room.
    2x 120gb HDs
    2x 500GB externals
    1x 30gb FW400 portable drive.
    I use it all the time for Photoshop and ripping DVDs.
     

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  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I use my iBook G4 (2005) all the time still. Though my parents use a 533MHz Sawtooth daily as well.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I used to use my 2004 PowerBook until late last year when the unibody Macbooks came out. Now its my 2006 iMac.
     
  6. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    2003 12" PowerBook G4... used every day for web browsing and some office work, it's still going strong. I have replaced the battery twice and upgraded the HD for more storage.
     
  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Does a Supermac C600 count? It has a blazing fast 240 mhz 603e in it. ;)
     
  8. fungus macrumors regular

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    G4 Dual 500, hooked up to my HP scanner which is not supported (by HP) to run on anything newer. I really need a new scanner... that isn't HP...
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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  10. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I agree, updated my post with some attached pics :D
     
  11. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    it's not that old but... my mini is from Sep '06 :)
     
  12. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    G3 iBook Clamshell SE. Currently running Fedora Linux.
     
  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The oldest Mac I regularly use would be a 1.33GHz 12" PowerBook G4. Still a very reliable computer after all these years :)
     
  14. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    My 2001 Ibook g3, 500mhz, I know thats pretty sad.
     
  15. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    My PowerBook G4. My iBook G4 gets played with at least once a month but it is broken beyond repair (unless you want to pay $130 less than the price of a new MacBook)

    If you want to count PC's we use a sub 700 MHz computer as a server. DHCP, DNS, Files, Active Directory, and as a heater
     
  16. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    My powerbook g4 gets used daily, at home when i am wanting to do a bit of web browsing at home whilst having a beer. it is a 867Mhz, with 1.25 GB and a 120 GB HDD currently running tiger
     

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  17. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hmm...

    not working:
    1. LC575
    2. mac 5500
    3. powerbook 150

    (most of those are from 1995ish)

    working:
    1. iMac original - been trying to get tiger on the thing!
     
  19. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    ok.... here's a photo of my 12"PBG4 867 doing its thing
     

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  20. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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  21. Mord macrumors G4

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    I still use my cube, we got that in 2000 IIRC.
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow i wanted one of them SO bad! dad made me convince him why we should, i checked the specs compared to the imac we had.. they were pretty much the same lol. it just looked so classy!
     
  23. bigandy macrumors G3

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    iMac DV/SE, G3 400mhz, 1GB RAM, 320GB hard drive.

    Runs 10.4 Server for gits and shiggles, but it has its uses as it's the only machine in the house I keep running 24/7. Never crashes, works well with monitoring external stuffs. :)
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Mine is my first rev. aluminum iMac purchased in August 2007.
     
  25. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Wow that's ancient :p:rolleyes:
     

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