Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Jun 2013 18:24 UTC
Apple A rare piece of probably unknown (to most) Apple history: the first portable Mac - which wasn't the Mac Portable and wasn't built by Apple. "I'd never heard of the Walkmac, which wasn't built by Apple but by electronics pioneer Chuck Colby, who founded Colby Systems in 1982. The Apple-sanctioned model you see here was 'modded' around a stock Mac SE motherboard and hit the market in 1987, two years before Apple put out its Macintosh Portable in 1989 for $7,300. Subsequent Colby models were built around the SE-30 motherboard and had an integrated keyboard (that black mat in the picture above is a mouse pad)."
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Sodki on Sun 2nd Jun 2013 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

Oh man, GEOS!

In Portugal Phillips PCs were sold with it back in 1992!


Yes, but mine was from 1991! A Phillips PC with a 286 CPU that I still have laying around. And I also have the original diskttes for GeOS, which truly was an amazing system. Unfortunately it doesn't run on FreeDOS, but I might give it a go with my original MS-DOS 4 diskettes. Oh, if only I had a working diskette reader... :-)

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by moondevil on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 06:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

+1 as I cannot vote.

Do you manage to keep your diskettes alive?!

I was forced to copy most of mine to CDs and dumped the rest.

In the process I also managed to break down a floppy drive while trying to read damaged disks.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Sodki on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 11:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

Do you manage to keep your diskettes alive?!

I was forced to copy most of mine to CDs and dumped the rest.

In the process I also managed to break down a floppy drive while trying to read damaged disks.



To be fair, it's kind of a hit and miss. Some diskettes stayed alive, some didn't and some others were killed by a murderous reader that I got. But you are right, I really should make backups of those precious diskettes to a new medium.

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