Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Dec 2013 15:29 UTC

Reviving an old computer is like restoring a classic car: There's a thrill from bringing the ancient into the modern world. So it was with my first "real" computer, my Mac Plus, when I decided to bring it forward three decades and introduce it to the modern Web.

It's amazing what's possible on these old machines.

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Interesting. I used my 1987 Amiga on the internet daily from 2002-2008. I also emulated MacOS 8.1 on it.

16 colour screenshots here:

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kriston Member since:

Yeah, Amigas are amazing. I don't have screen shots, but I still own the hardware I used to browse the internet using gopher in 1989 and later using NSCA Mosaic betas in 1992. I also used it to access the mainframes and minicomputers and run emulators for MacOS System 6 and System 7.

On an Amiga 2500 the Mac System 7 emulator ran faster than the Mac SE/30. Always with Multifinder installed. I eventually put the whole system on a 20-megabyte floptical.

Amigas are fun.

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henderson101 Member since:

I used to run MacOS 8.1 using SheepShaver under BeOS. That was awesome. Nothing like having a pre-emptive multitasking OS running a co-operative OS as an application. This was on a Mac 9500 with dual processors, which was funny because MacOS really couldn't use the second processor for anything useful.

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