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Wanted: vintage apple computer

my son recently was gifted a 2003 imac, looking for something even older for his collection. Based in vaud and will go to a very well loved home

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Re: Wanted: vintage apple computer

How about an 1985 +/- Apple ][c?
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How about an 1985 +/- Apple ][c?
oh wow! I'm sure he'd be a happy bunny! What did they even do back then?
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Old 02.12.2018, 08:56
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oh wow! I'm sure he'd be a happy bunny! What did they even do back then?
Spent hours loading QDOS from floppy’s.
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Re: Wanted: vintage apple computer

And spent hours typing BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programmes into the computer and running them. Remembering to save every few Minutes or lose everything.

And spend many more hours searching for that elusive typo that stops the whole damn thing from working.

Loads of fun. Keeps the kids off the street.
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Old 03.12.2018, 09:54
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Re: Wanted: vintage apple computer

Many Moons ago I thought I could have my very own Apple museum.
And for a while I had some great stuff, 128, II, CI, CX, SI, Classic, the first i-mac, a Pizzabox, Centris, a Umax clone and one or two others, the first Newton with phone, apple camera, a cube. But I also had a IIc, and two "portables" and an apple /// but the star of the collection was a working LISA.
Sadly my ex did not see the same light as I did and they all ended up in the skip.
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Re: Wanted: vintage apple computer

In my opinion, Apple built is best looking computers in the G4 era: the iMac, Cube and Powerbook were all very good looking devices and now still somewhat usable.
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In my opinion, Apple built is best looking computers in the G4 era: the iMac, Cube and Powerbook were all very good looking devices and now still somewhat usable.
You are forgetting the 20th anniversary Mac. At the time it was what I thought the future looked like.
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In my opinion, Apple built is best looking computers in the G4 era: the iMac, Cube and Powerbook were all very good looking devices and now still somewhat usable.
The only thing I remember about the Power Mac G4 was how bloody heavy it was (around 14 Kg)
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In my opinion, Apple built is best looking computers in the G4 era: the iMac, Cube and Powerbook were all very good looking devices and now still somewhat usable.
my laptop I am using now is 10 years old maybe 11, it works fine but I can't keep updating it, so although it's still fine, I have to update it because of software.
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In my opinion, Apple built is best looking computers in the G4 era: the iMac, Cube and Powerbook were all very good looking devices and now still somewhat usable.
I spent good part of a summer taking near a thousand G3 and G4 imacs apart as part of a manufacturing fault. Apple refused to do a recall of the whole batch, so we had to manually opening each one, removing the RAM and visually inspect. Only then would they take them back and fix them.

I hate the G3 and G4's with a passion as a result. Cost us a fortune in time... (and the G4s "beachball" design means there's no easy way to put them when you need to get under them, and no easy way to carry them)
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I spent good part of a summer taking near a thousand G3 and G4 imacs apart as part of a manufacturing fault. Apple refused to do a recall of the whole batch, so we had to manually opening each one, removing the RAM and visually inspect. Only then would they take them back and fix them.

I hate the G3 and G4's with a passion as a result. Cost us a fortune in time... (and the G4s "beachball" design means there's no easy way to put them when you need to get under them, and no easy way to carry them)
my son would have enjoyed that summer
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I spent good part of a summer taking near a thousand G3 and G4 imacs apart as part of a manufacturing fault. Apple refused to do a recall of the whole batch, so we had to manually opening each one, removing the RAM and visually inspect. Only then would they take them back and fix them.

I hate the G3 and G4's with a passion as a result. Cost us a fortune in time... (and the G4s "beachball" design means there's no easy way to put them when you need to get under them, and no easy way to carry them)
That must have been after apples greatest repair instruction of all time: „pick it up and drop it“
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That must have been after apples greatest repair instruction of all time: „pick it up and drop it“
"Percussive maintenance".

/(ACSA, ACTC, and a few others)
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"Percussive maintenance".

/(ACSA, ACTC, and a few others)
True story, seems some of the pins of goldplated chips did not react too well with the Zink sockets. I wonder why🙄
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oh wow! I'm sure he'd be a happy bunny! What did they even do back then?
Brilliant games ...

Ultima, Bard's Tale, Lode Runner, Choplifter, and, of course, Taipan!

There were some others as well, including Prince of Persia ...

Did I almost forget Zork? Couldn't have!
Heaps of other games from Infocom too, including Nord & Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It & Leather Goddesses of Phobos.

That was the time to be alive as a gamer!
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Brilliant games ...

Ultima, Bard's Tale, Lode Runner, Choplifter, and, of course, Taipan!

There were some others as well, including Prince of Persia ...

Did I almost forget Zork? Couldn't have!
Heaps of other games from Infocom too, including Nord & Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It & Leather Goddesses of Phobos.

That was the time to be alive as a gamer!
Leather Goddesses of Phobos? Ooookayyyyy! I quite enjoyed Shuffle puck cafe Bolo, glider and lunatic fringe, part of the flying toaster suite.
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