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Expanding my collection...

So, last week I added another 'batch' of old hardware to my collection!



- Power Macintosh 7100/66

- Power Mac G4 466

- Macintosh SE

- Newton Messagepad 120

- Powerbook 100



and...



- NextStation Turbo



I found a collector in Amsterdam selling some of his machines through a 'Wanted' ad on a local Craigslist clone. (www.marktplaats.nl) He really set me up with all the right cables, software,… Continue

Added by Marijn de Jong on January 23, 2009 at 5:11am — 2 Comments

A weekend with OS 7

This weekend I decided to get started on 'rebuilding' the Powermac 8500 I got from a friend. It came with the original manuals, CD and stuff in the 'Look here first' box, so I ran the install CD. It installed Mac OS 7.5.3. I had found a nice ISO image with lots of Classic Mac software, and used the CD I created to install System 7.6.1 on the system's second hard disk. Next I upgraded to 7.6.1 (how nice you can do all this without rebooting or having to run something first!). Via the *excellent*… Continue

Added by Marijn de Jong on February 25, 2008 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Expanding my collection, one mac at a time

I've gotten a Power Macintosh 8500 from a friend! It's the PowerPC 604e 180MHz, with all kinds of nice Video In plugs in the back. I've got the keyboard and mouse too, and connected it to an old CRT 17" display. The system is running Mac OS 9.1 and I've managed to install Office 2001, Photoshop 7, iTunes, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and Alpha + CMacTex 4.4 on it!

So far it's running great.

Can someone tell me what the <...> port on the back is for?

Added by Marijn de Jong on January 14, 2008 at 5:27am — 1 Comment

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