Your First Macintosh

Durandal7

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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.
 

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

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pepeleuepe

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Oct 27, 2002
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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.
 

vollspacken

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Oct 17, 2002
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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...
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Gone but not forgotten.
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
 

whocares

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Oct 9, 2002
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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...
 

big

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Feb 20, 2002
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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....
 

mattevil

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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.
 

ibjoshua

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Jan 17, 2002
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New Zealand
Firsts
Used
Apple: ][e c1986
Mac: Original 128k c1986

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


love my iBook
i_b_joshua
 

DavidFDM

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Jan 26, 2002
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Maine, USA
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
 

pimentoLoaf

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Dec 30, 2001
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The SimCity Deli
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:
 

Megaquad

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Jul 12, 2001
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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 :(
 

pimentoLoaf

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Dec 30, 2001
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The SimCity Deli
Originally posted by Megaquad
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 :(
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.
 

primalman

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Jul 23, 2002
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at the end of the hall
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
 

Dunepilot

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Feb 25, 2002
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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