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iMac G3

The iMac G3 changed the way people saw computers when it was first released. It's all-in-one design and plug-and-play features brought millions of old and It later continued to turn heads and be a foundation in fashion trends and style until 2005!

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Comment by macuser77 on June 17, 2008 at 4:49am
I first saw the G3 iMac in 1999 at a friends house and couldn't help but laugh. When I first used the iMac G3 a few months later, I ate those words. Although my hands were cramped by the tiny keyboard and mouse, my indifference towards Macs was crushed. I became hooked when I first used Final Cut Pro and I knew a mac purchase was in my future. It took a while, but in March 03 I had a the 12" Powerbook (which I regret selling) and a few months later I bought the very same iMac that got me hooked on the Mac and have nearly used it daily since then
Comment by JustSomeGuy on June 18, 2008 at 10:25pm
My iMac G3 is a Graphite, Summer 2001. (See: I bought it because I got a brand new daughter, needed to make digital movies, and just knew Winders wasn't the OS for me. I ripped my entire CD collection that fall, one CD at a time, to iTunes on OS9. iMovie taught me that it's possible to create software that you don't need to read manuals in order to understand. I took pictures of my unboxing before it was fashionable... Apple sure made pretty presentations of their hardware back then. I've been less impressed with later purchases, but that iMac G3 was something special.
Comment by Sal Horsfall on June 18, 2008 at 10:30pm
My first Mac was Strawberry and I hated the hockey puck mouse. I later picked up a Graphite, which my seven year old uses today. It's running Tiger, without a problem. I did like some of the other colors, Sage, Ruby, Snow, etc.
Comment by Nick on July 20, 2008 at 3:20pm
The iMac G3 was my first computer. I can't believe I used a 233GHz processor and only a 4GB hard drive. 80GB feels small to me now!
Comment by Henry on August 8, 2008 at 10:26pm
my friend just won an auction on ebay for a 400Mhz 20Gb imac G3 (don't know the color.
Comment by Tyler on August 17, 2008 at 12:39am
i bought an imac g3 bondi back in 2006 on ebay and shipped it through usps, trying to save a few bucks. not a good idea, they managed to crack the case in 3 different places and wouldnt accept the warranty as valid. even with the cracks, i still love the computer. almost 10 years old and runs perfectly, despite years of hell in an elementary school.
Comment by Octavio Gaitan on October 24, 2008 at 7:58pm
I got my first iMac in 2006. I was 14 at the time. It was the original Bondi Blue color. Still have it and still works. I also got a Graphite iMac G3 this year as an early birthday present as a backup machine, but I ended up using both as main Macs instead. Both iMacs run different versions of OS X. The Bondi Blue one I have is running OS X 10.2.8 and my Graphite iMac is running OS 10.4.11.
Comment by Astro Chicken on December 14, 2008 at 1:45am
I got my original 233MHz Bondi from eBay about 3 years ago for $15 and was lucky that the seller was local. I was able to get it without paying for shipping. To this day it is the best deal I ever got and one of my favorite Macs.
Comment by Michael on December 16, 2008 at 9:53pm
Hey I just found this group and since I love those old imacs decided to join. I have a 700 mhz snow SE with a gig of ram, 160 G hd (128 g only recognized of coarse), and a super drive ( why? Because I could). It is now operating as my back up computer, juke box, internet radio, and fax machine. Photos or video of it will come in the near future or you can go to my YouTube site and see a quick video I did of it. Great group and hope to hear a lot from it.
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on December 17, 2008 at 2:24pm
I joined this group immediately after Michael did. My two iMacs G3 are from the other, the lower end; one 266MHz, CD-drawer, 9.2.1, 160MB RAM, 4GB and a 350MHz, 9.2.2, 128MB RAM and 6GB, CD-slot-in. I will put in larger disks in soon. They are beautiful but so limited ! No SCSI, no burner or any other back-up media come with them! I failed in making an external DVD running, RW burners do. They were very, very cheap - together with two of the same kind each they were less than U$ 50. I was given one as a hopeless because of an empty battery for about 5$ - so I took it.
I really like having them all.


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