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Reinstall Quadra 605

I am trying to reinstall OS 7.5.3 on my old Quadra 605.  I downloaded the files from Apples site but I am no longer able to mount the .smi files in 10.6 to create floppies via dd of the .image files…Continue

Started May 28, 2011

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When did you get your first Mac?
Age 6 about 1989-1990 a IIcx. My dad managed to buy it from the company he was working for when they changed to all PCs. I never knew it at the time, but they must have payed quite a bit for it, it had 8MB of RAM and a 100MB HD, with a nice color graphics card.
How many Macs do you own?
7, My current machine is a iMac (i5 Quad with 8GB of RAM), Past machines in order (newest to oldest) Powerbook G4 12", iBook G3 (White), Original Rev A iMac (Reserved one and got it the day it came out!), Powerbook 1400cs, Quadra 605, IIcx
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Saint Paul
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Macintosh Folklore Radio

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I'm not retro yet....

I got a call from my mom last week saying that her computer was running slow. I had given her my old Power Macintosh G4 "Digital Audio" 533mhz (single) w/ 512MB RAM running OS 10.4.11 about 3-4 years ago. I'm actually quite surprised that I have not received this call before, but the G4 has held up really well over the years, plus she is not a demanding user, just email, iTunes, and occasionally Microsoft Word. I went over there to do some of the… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 12:38am — 2 Comments

The Machine That Changed the World

I remember watching each of these episodes when I was young, my neighbor had recorded them on VHS and borrowed them to me. It was really exciting to find them all on Google Video about 6 months ago so I thought I would share.

NOTE: Part 3 has a lot of "retro" mac sightings!

Part 1- Great Brains

Human "Computers", Charles Babbage's difference engine, other early… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

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