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Hey,

So, for the first post on my blog, I decided Id bring everyone who reads this up-to-speed on the Items in my Setup that I use daily. First off, Im going to describe my Main Mac, which is a MacBook White from 2008. This machines proved to be quite the workhorse, even running Final Cut Express and SoundTrack Pro without a hitch. This machine has 4GB RAM and is used for everything from Video Editing to Website Creation to Animation. It also powers a 19" External Monitor in Dual Displays and has a copy of CS4 installed.

Next, for my actual collection, which isnt actually all that ancient, but I hope to expand it in the future and love it to bits already. The next Machine is my beloved PowerBook G4. This is a 15" Aluminium model and is very high-specced, with a 1.67Ghz G4 Processor and 1.5GB RAM, this machine handles all my portable needs with ease, and is carried with me everywhere. Its 15" screen still looking as beautiful as when it was new. Its 80GB HD is a little small by todays standards, but it steams along running Leopard and iLife 06/ AppleWorks 6/ Soundtrack Pro.

Third, Id like to talk about what is actually the most recent addition to my collection, but is about to get the upgrade of its life. In its current state it is a 700Mhz eMac G4 with 128MB RAM, 10.2 and a 40GB HD. I hope to give this a 120GB HD, 512MB RAM, Tiger or Leopard and a SuperDrive. This is my jukebox and also a dumping ground for all my archived documents, and scans.

Next, continuing as I am down the power slide, Im going to look at my Relatively Tricked-out G4 Tower. This is a 450Mhz G4 with 1.5GB RAM, Leopard, Dual 120GB HDs, 4 USB 2 Ports and a SuperDrive. This machine is used as my Server and as such has Dual mirrored drives inside.

And last, but not least, I turn attention to my least powerful machine, which is a iMac G3. This is a 500Mhz Indigo model, with 384MB RAM, a 20GB HD and a CD-RW. It is used just as a spare machine, and also as a useful place to test new software in 10.2 or 10.3. I also use it to run the few Mac OS 9 applications I still have in use.

I hope to expand my setup by adding a iBook G3 and some older, Beige Macs. Id also like to add a 17" PowerBook or MacBook Pro in the near future, preferably an Intel so I can have 2 Intel Machines, which would let Final Cut Express come into its own.

Thanks for Reading
~Chris~

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Comment by Kendall Seabury on March 3, 2010 at 3:11pm
I have 2 beige macs a quadra 660av and a power mac 8100/100
Comment by Christopher on March 3, 2010 at 3:12pm
Nice... I want a 840av :D

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