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Rick commented on Tony Ingesson's blog post Where the Newton still excels
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Jun 22, 2016
Rick commented on Tony Ingesson's blog post Where the Newton still excels
"Thanks for sharing your sorry! It would be fun I build a retro tech collection database on a Newton lol. I currently just use Mactracker since it already has all the device info."
Jun 21, 2016
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Where the Newton still excels

When I started listening to the RetroMacCast, I had only a very vague idea of what a Newton was. After about 60 or so episodes (I started with the first episode), I was intrigued and started to do some research of my own. Unsurprisingly, I ended up buying one. I decided that I was going to get a Newton 130, since that would enable me to use new batteries without the hassle of having to rebuild a battery pack. Said and done, I had some fun playing around with it, but I struggled to find a good…See More
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Latest additions: an SE/30 and a PB 100

I was awarded my PhD in Political Science on the 13th of May, during the party in the evening I received a lovely gift: an SE/30 and PB 100, plus accessories (external 3.5" floppy drives, an Apple Adjustable Keyboard, a mouse, manuals and floppy…
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"After spending much time listening to RetroMacCast, I bought myself a (German) Newton 130. I'm looking forward to using it at work."
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The last Classic Mac OS, and will always be Your Internet Co-PilotSee More
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"Or if you want to get really obscure, MachTen. Don't ask me why it's still available for sale."
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"I'd never heard of MkLinux until now, very interesting! Thanks for bringing it up. I should add that my Mainstreet naturally has a dual-boot setup and also runs Mac OS 9.2.2."
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"I had some hope you were test driving MkLinux until I saw colour.."
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"Apple Extended Keyboard II after being repaired (resoldering of several old solder joints)."
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"Powerbook G3 "Mainstreet" (without the L2 cache) running the latest version of Lubuntu PPC. A PCMCIA ethernet card is necessary since the original ethernet port is broken."
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"Powerbook G4 running up-to-date Linux distribution (Lubuntu PPC), which enables me to use Git and Vim (which I need to be able to work on it)."
Mar 17, 2016

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When did you get your first Mac?
I bought my very first Mac in 2005, a beat-up Powerbook G3 Wallstreet (the Mainstreet version).
How many Macs do you own?
Six: an SE/30, a Powerbook 100, a Powerbook G3 Wallstreet, a Powerbook G3 Pismo, a 12" Powerbook G4, and a 2006 Intel iMac. Also owns a Newton 130.
What is your website?
http://greenglowingletters.blogspot.se/
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Powerbook G3 Wallstreet (excellent selection of backward compatible ports!)
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Found it while searching in my podcast client

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Where the Newton still excels

When I started listening to the RetroMacCast, I had only a very vague idea of what a Newton was. After about 60 or so episodes (I started with the first episode), I was intrigued and started to do some research of my own. Unsurprisingly, I ended up buying one. I decided that I was going to get a Newton 130, since that would enable me to use new batteries without the hassle of having to rebuild a battery pack. 

Said and done, I had some fun playing around with it, but I struggled to…

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