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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RE[2]: Comment by Finalzone
by Finalzone on Sun 26th Jan 2014 17:32 UTC 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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RE[3]: Comment by Finalzone
by moondevil on Sun 26th Jan 2014 17:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Finalzone"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

How come?!

Classic Macs did not have USB ports as far as I can remember.

The OS was mostly written in Object Pascal, with some pieces done in a mix of C and C++ (PowerPlant) in the later OS generations.

Mac OS X code comes mainly from NeXT, with device drivers (IO Kit) being written in Embedded C++.

Which code do you mean they could at all share?!

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RE[4]: Comment by Finalzone
by Finalzone on Sun 26th Jan 2014 17:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Finalzone"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

How come?!

Classic Macs did not have USB ports as far as I can remember.


I see the confusion. In my original post, I realized I unintentionally forgot that part: the bug that caused floppy drive port to crash on Macintosh Classic without unmounting first is still present on modern Mac with USB port.
You can write similar algorithm to different language but retain similar problem .

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