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July 2010 Blog Posts (4)

512K M0001WP Macintosh welcomed to the family

Picked up a 512K Mac this weekend, came with extended keyboard, mouse, and external FDD, but no software.



There was a floppy stuck in the external drive, and I had to open up the case and degunk the lubricant to free up the release mechanism, but unfortunately the disk was not bootable (the label says it's an excel data disk).



Is there any way I can get hold of systems/software disks for my 512K? My PBDuo230 won't power up, so I can't download an "archive" copy of… Continue

Added by Michael on July 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

IIsi in a Bag

Ever since learning about A/UX, I have wanted a computer that I could run it on. However, I tend to collect powerbooks and consumer macintoshes, so none of the computers in my collection met the requirements. I had to go out and get one of the more professional models. I find A/UX to be quite fascinating and would love the experience of using it.


Craigslist has been my usual go-to for old Mac computers. It has provided well for my addiction. Much of the stuff I've even…
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Added by Sean2300c on July 25, 2010 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Apple donates MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code



According to this Businessweek article, Apple donated "the single most important component of the original Macintosh technology" to the Computer History Museum.


I myself am certainly no stranger to MacPaint. I first fell in love with the…
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Added by James Wages on July 20, 2010 at 4:45pm — 3 Comments

Retro Styling for your iPad

A nifty $3.50 sticker that can give your iPad a 1990's look. Just add Mini vMac and your all set.

Added by James Wages on July 8, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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