REALLY old Mac

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Mar 16, 2009

REALLY old Mac by Cablephish at 9:33 PM (902 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Cablephish
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    So, I found one of these babies on the street, and I was wondering if ANYONE has had ANY previous experience with it.
    I know people might tell me to just throw it away, but any insight about it would help.
     
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    Well if you remember the scene in zoolander you need to break it open to get the files out.
     
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    I got 2 of them, What do you need to know?
    P.S. That isnt very "old school"
     
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    Well, I can't seem to set it up with the internet, do you have yours connected to the internet?
     
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    When I first saw the topic title i thought some one got their hands on an Apple I
     
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    Yes I have placed two of those neatly in a line for the garbage man.
     
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    My dad had a slightly updated model of that mac IIRC. As I remember, it has a G3 processor and 128MB (stock) RAM. Might have a superdrive or a combo drive - not sure. Hard drives ranged from 10GBs and up, if I remember.

    If it has some extra RAM and an external (or internal) extra hard drive, you can make it a decent machine. Not something to play the latest games on or use as your main work computer, but if you set it up in a corner or closet it would be just fine to act as a media server for iTunes or your files, etc.

    It came with OS 8 or OS 9, but it is compatible with OS X (torrent it if you want...) up to OS X 10.3 I believe (maybe 10.4?) and that, while slowing it down some, will get you plenty more usability for the tasks I mentioned above.

    It has Ethernet and my dad's had a wireless card, not sure if that one does too.

    So in summary, buy a bit of cheap RAM, an external harddrive, and use it as a server or for those relics of mac games (marathon etc).

    Don't just toss it, you can still put it to good use.

    EDIT:
    seems some of my specs were for a later model machine, the one my dad had. check the wiki article here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3 and determine which you have.
     
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    I remember using these in elementary school lolol. Never thought I would see one again... at least a picture of one
    What are u gonna do with it?
     

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