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

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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Comment by Finalzone
by Finalzone on Sun 26th Jan 2014 06:54 UTC
Finalzone
Member since:
2005-07-06

First experience was with Macintosh at school powered with Mac OS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Macintosh_classic.jpg

To this day, the system still has interesting issue of crashing the port (floppy to usb) when abruptly remove it. OSX still has that bug.

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RE: Comment by Finalzone
by Johann Chua on Sun 26th Jan 2014 11:07 in reply to "Comment by Finalzone"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Who still uses floppies with OS X?

Anyway, we also had Mac Classics in high school. Our setup included System Blesser so we could switch between System 6 in English and ChineseTalk so we could do proper typesetting for the Chinese page of the school paper.

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RE[2]: Comment by Finalzone
by MOS6510 on Sun 26th Jan 2014 11:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by Finalzone"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I do, not often, to transfer files to my Mac SE.

The bug I encounter is that it all works fine, until I eject the disk and reinsert the same or another disk again. It won't work. I have to re-plug the USB floppy drive first.

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RE: Comment by Finalzone
by Soulbender on Sun 26th Jan 2014 11:24 in reply to "Comment by Finalzone"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm pretty sure the Mac Classic didn't have USB...

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RE: Comment by Finalzone
by moondevil on Sun 26th Jan 2014 12:55 in reply to "Comment by Finalzone"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Except OS X has nothing to do with classic Mac OS.

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RE[2]: Comment by Finalzone
by Finalzone on Sun 26th Jan 2014 17:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Finalzone"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

Except OS X has nothing to do with classic Mac OS.

In some ways yes, the old bug that caused a floppy drive port to crash until reboot by ejecting it without unmounting first in Mac OS seems inherited by OS X with the USB. 100% reproducible on any version of OS X including Marverick meaning Apple still hasn't fixed. It might be different OS but it seems sharing the same functional code. Try it yourself.

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