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Discussion in 'iMac' started by Karvel, Aug 6, 2007.
What were the different software bundles that Apple included with the iMac/Performa lines?
No, now we get iLife, iChat, Photobooth, Frontrow, DVD player (and an actual DVD drive), iCal, Address book, Safari, Mail and the software you mention.
I have a fully functional iMac G3, complete with a 6 GB hard drive and the full 6MB of video RAM. If you want to trade, let me know.
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Haha yes I know, I'm not complaining, just curious as to how the non-Apple parts of the iMac software bundle line-up has changed since the iMac's inception !! Sorry I should've worded it less hyperbolic.
And no I don't want to trade
I got The Daedalus Encounter and Full Throttle on my Performa 630. Those were good days. I know it's not an iMac but the software bundles were much better.
Ooooh!! My Power Macintosh 5400/180 (System 7.5.3) came with the following;
Apple Magic Collection* (Lion King Animated Storybook, Pocahontas Animated Storybook, Hunchback of Notre Dam Screensaver)
Sammy's Science House (It was quite fun actually )
Thinkin' Things 3
DK Human Body
and probably a few things more...
* A brief Google search shows me that there are actually different versions of the Apple Magic Collection!
Oh man, retro! I remember those too! Thinkin' Things 3 had the weird drawing stuff right? And little games? Power Pete was alright, I played a bit of that and I'm not sure I ever delved into the DK Human Body one.
Aye Thinkin' Things 3 had loads of games in it, I'm sure I remember one game which had a purple octopus and you had to like sell trumpets and tyres to people in China and Iceland and places
I thought Power Pete was kinda weird actually!
I got Marble Blast Gold on my iMac G5 and it is easily the best game ever and i still play it. My mates who buy new macs always ask me if they can put Marble Blast on their's....its pretty funny.
I didn't take it as a complaint but I thought it was worth pointing out some of the ways things improve. I also got Appleworks, which I still use. It would be nice to see a version of that for OSX. However, I mis-posted the units on the VRAM: that should be 6K.
Well yes I agree. I remember being 10 or 11 when I first got the Power Mac 5400/180 and being entranced by Full Throttle and the Grolier Encyclopedia and Thinkin' Things 3 etc.; clearly kids are now equally entranced by iMovie and GarageBand and PhotoBooth, but perhaps with less "educational" value. It's just how times change, though - I mean, I used to copy and paste my History homework from Encarta (though I used the Grolier Encyclopedia usually), now kids just do it off Wikipedia
That's a fair point. The new Apple creative apps are a decent introduction and at least people use them creatively.
I'd like to see Apple supply the odd game free with Macs; Defcon or an Ambrosia game or two.