Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jan 2014 20:33 UTC

Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh with the promise to put the creative power of technology in everyone's hands. It launched a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This 30-year timeline celebrates some of those pioneers and the profound impact they've made.

Apple is also asking what your first Mac experience was. For me, it was a computer I had saved up for for a long time. Back in those days - around 2002-2003 - the Mac was virtually non-existent here in The Netherlands (or at least in the area where I lived), and the only place I'd ever seen Macs was at the dental department. Colourful iMacs - fun machines.

In any case, I was intrigued, and eventually bought an iMac G4 800Mhz. In my view, the most beautiful design the iMac ever had, but mine eventually died of a logic board failure within a few years (a notorious problem). I still think they're beautiful little machines, and would love to have the ultimate G4 iMac.

After that first iMac, I owned several Macs - an original iMac, a PowerBook G4 15", a PowerMac G4 dual 450Mhz, a Cube, my current iMac from 2012, and my favourite, a 12.1" iBook G4. There's one Mac I really want to add to my collection as soon as possible: the iBook G3/466 Special Edition. If you have one of these and would like to get rid of it - let me know.

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A/UX, anyone?
by Drumhellar on Fri 24th Jan 2014 23:41 UTC
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I want Mac, but it'll probably be a long time before I plop down the cash for one. I prefer cheap computers. The last Macintosh I had was an LCII, which I ran NetBSD on. It was long out-dated by the time I got my hands on it.

I would like to get my hands on a Quadra 650, though, because I am immensely intrigued by A/UX:

It's weird that after all the false starts, dead end projects, and huge corporate reorganization that had to occur to get MacOS X out, they essentially wound up with A/UX.

Probably the biggest difference was A/UX was a true SysV Unix, rather than the BSD/Mach hybrid that OSX is.

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