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OK... so thanks to our member, Matt (OldIowaMac), who donated several Mac minis, there is a box (still sealed unfortunately) that will be opened soon; I will clean, test, and put a few on the site; Should we...

Make a lottery for "Members only" with a random drawing
18 (52.9%)
Let anyone gets here via Web engine search crawls to participate
2 (5.9%)
Require an 8 page essay, entitled, "Why I deserve a free Mac Mini with OS9 on it"
4 (11.8%)
Weight Lifting contest... winner gets the mini
0 (0%)
Give it to the member on the tightest budget
10 (29.4%)

Total Members Voted: 34


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Offline DieHard

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Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:25:28 AM »
Thanks again Matt (OldIowaMac), you are very generous with your donation, I hope we can find a few people that are excited and will enjoy a mac Mini with OS9 !

*** UPDATE ***

OK First Mac Mini available ! with Power Supply COMPLETE !  All you pay is shipping from USA CA 92544

To Enter, submit a small post here why you want it, the member with the most "likes" on thier post gets it, deadline May 15th
« Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 03:09:52 PM by DieHard »

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 09:36:26 AM »
Can we vote for more than one option? ;)

(That answer would be NO.)

Thanks Mat!
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 09:55:28 AM by FdB »
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 08:17:46 PM »
There's currently a 50-50 split (of the 2 votes total) between the 2 options I like the most.

I'm glad I already have a mini and will not be writing a 8-page essay on this no matter what option wins.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 08:51:11 PM »
Maybe we should all write 8 page essays and submit them
so DieHard would have something to do. ;) (Or Mat?)

"No good deed goes unpunished" you know?

But seriously, quite nice of both of them.

(Essays could be fun.) "What I Did On My Summer Vacation"
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 12:27:30 PM »
How about giving it to the person coding a 9.3.4 update for Classilla?

Uh? No one?

Ok ... ;-)
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 09:43:22 AM »
How about giving it to the person coding a 9.3.4 update for Classilla?

Uh? No one?

Ok ... ;-)

Sounds good to me :)

That person gets one... PM required

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 09:41:28 AM »
Bump...

I better get moving on this, I am staring at a stack on the shelf and cannot find my damn paint scrapper !

They look so pretty, a note to self... don't be a hoarder... get them done and say goodbye to each one :(

It's so hard to let your children go...sigh

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 11:04:02 PM »
I am all for the lottery idea. But personally, I have never won a single lottery item in any form--not state ones, not fan page ones, not a single one in my 51 years of life.

15 Macs (13 of them ranging from an SE to a MDD), 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 Hackintosh. Small house getting smaller with each Mac. . . . .  .Husband shakes his head but supports my habit.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 06:24:02 AM »
Code Competion!!

Like 8-bit MSX guys does: https://www.msxdev.org/
But not only games, just anything programs, even demos.
I have been impressed how that kind of competitions push the limits of hardware.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 06:05:05 PM »
Cool. Count me out, I have way too many Macs LOL
But I bet someone would really appreciate it, it is very cool.

Thanks Matt!

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2020, 05:59:57 PM »
So the winner is?. . . . . . .
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2020, 01:20:25 AM »
I can see I'm not the only one checking this thread regularly. :-D

Trying out OS9 on a Mac Mini would be very nice indeed ...
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2020, 04:59:59 PM »
OK First Mac Mini available ! with Power Supply COMPLETE !  All you pay is shipping from USA CA 92544

To Enter, submit a small post here why you want it, the member with the most "likes" on there post gets it, deadline May 15th

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2020, 05:53:20 PM »
PLEASE not me!
I got way too many Apple computers.

1 "RBI" computer, Apple II clone. With dual 5.5" diskette drives, etc.
1 Apple II Ci

1 Macintosh 512, with dual 3.25" diskette drives.
1 Macintosh Plus, with original 20 or 40M hard disk.

1 Mac LC 475
1 Mac Quadra 700 (with vintage Digidesign system)
1 Mac II Si
1 Mac 6100 60 (beige "pizza box")
1 Powerbook 170 (not working)
2 Powermacs 7100 66 (one "AV)

Of course also a plethora of SCSI cabling, hard disks, CD drives, graphic tablets, modems, ethernet switches & routers, etc, etc, etc...

3 Powerbooks 1400
2 Powerbooks G3 "Kanga"
3 more "modern" G3 Powerbooks, including a "Pismo" that I currently use to make music
1 beige G3 Powermac minitower (my current "graphic arts" station)
1 Performa 6200 200
1 beige Powermac 8500 300

2 various "modern" (blue-gray) G3 powermacs. Many more with dead power supplys.
2 G4 Powermacs (MDD)
1 G4 eMac that was my daily driver until the PSU became flaky. Replaced by:
1 G4 Imac "iLamp"

5 various models of G4 Powerbooks (one dead).

2 G4 Mac Minis
1 G5 iMac
1 Intel Mac Mini

That's not counting a somewhat equal number of PC laptops, servers, desktops, and the Timex-Sinclairs, Commodores, Ataris.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2020, 05:55:06 PM »
Looks Like you have one like already... shipping address ?  You're in the lead! lol

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2020, 06:09:04 PM »
I have TWO already!

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2020, 06:51:40 PM »
Hey to all from Christchurch, New Zealand!

Ok, here goes... I am hoping that it does not sound like l am playing the sympathy card, absolutely not my intention!

I am a disabled guy in a wheelchair after a climbing accident some years ago.  Apple Macs saved me, Before the change in lifestyle,  l played many instruments, wrote a lot of music & played in a few bands. Things looked pretty bleak.

Then l got a Mac Plus, l found a way to use it without needing hands. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DefqulBLoGE

Suddenly l could make music again. It pulled me out of a dark place.  Time, hardware and software has moved ahead big time as you all know. And making music is so much easier for me now.

Turns out that older machines with OS 9 and older versions of software like Pro Tools etc are better for music making than the latest ones. Things like lower latency, software that runs smooth as silk.  A confirmation that Classic Macs are proven, tried and tested, rock-solid.

Why many of us are here.

I have many older song files from my early days, that have been gathering "digital dust" as l have moved on to the more advanced abilities of newer machines & software.

So why would l want or need a Mac running OS 9?

It would be wonderful to have a dedicated Mac running OS 9 to allow me to easily resurrect my songs from the early days.

Yes, the wonderful emulation software that Mac OS 9 Live has given us here is a way to achieve this. So, l merely put this forward for others to judge.

Cheers,
David   :) :)

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2020, 07:02:44 PM »
Here's why I should get it.
Because I said so?  Does that count?  Or because I actually think it should go to Torvan?
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2020, 08:07:09 PM »
I only use OS8.6 and below so I'm good over here  -afro-

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2020, 10:11:22 PM »
Is there a screen shot of what this Mac Mini looks like as well as some details such as RAM and Storage size of the disk and speed of that disk ?

Excuse me for the dumb questions but I've only had desk top computers .
LC520(my first iMac @ 25 MHz ), 8500/SonnetG4, Performa6360, QuickSilver PowerPC G4 ( 933MHz ), iMac PowerPC G3 500 MHz ,iMac @ 3.06 GHz, AND a plethora of midi/audio/recording gear and software and oh! let's not forget all those acoustical music instruments

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2020, 08:49:34 AM »
Is this a trick question?

Minis won't boot into OS9, and only very early, G4 ones, will run OS9 applications in Classic mode:

https://everymac.com/mac-answers/mac-os-9-classic-support-faq/last-macs-to-boot-startup-macos-9.html

addendum:
Well I don't need this Mini, my MDD is working fine still, every day - but my wife's Performa 160 is creaking a bit, - though how she would get her Personal LaserWriter 320 to work on this Mini, I don't know. It only uses LocalTalk printer connection boxes!

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_performa/specs/mac_performa_6360_160.html#macspecs2

(posted from a Mini emulating OS 9}
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2020, 09:00:09 AM »
there are no different models of the macmini, only one - and they all run the same version of OS9.
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2020, 09:39:06 AM »
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Is this a trick question?

Minis won't boot into OS9, and only very early, G4 ones, will run OS9 applications in Classic mode:

https://everymac.com/mac-answers/mac-os-9-classic-support-faq/last-macs-to-boot-startup-macos-9.html

Are there really people out there still that don't know ?

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2020, 04:23:58 AM »
OK First Mac Mini available ! with Power Supply COMPLETE !  All you pay is shipping from USA CA 92544

Not me. Although I don't have Mini, shipping cost from USA Ca to outside of US is quite lot and over and I have to pay VAT also.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2020, 10:46:50 PM »
Are there really people out there still that don't know ?

it could be worse. i recently met somebody who refused to accept that there is a mini with G4 processor. even after i told him that i own 4 of them he still tried to explain me that they dont exist.
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 09:04:56 AM »
Lol I think the postage to South Africa from California would cost more than a used one here...but let me check.

The exchange rate has gone to 20:1 on my currency since the coronavirus...


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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2020, 09:40:28 PM »
Ok so here is my sob story and why I would love one!
I have been in stage 3 Kidney failure for 8 years waiting on transplant.
In 2018 I started passing out while working and had to close my shop.
I had several very large CNC machines (Milltronics RH30) I had to sell my CNC worth 180K for 50K to pay for medical help to stay alive. My CNC mill had a Mac Mini G4 attached to the control center at the machine so that drawings could be opened changed and loaded directly into the mill.
I am doing better and have started to build my own small CNC out of a Harbor Freight Mill Drill and GRBL. I have the DRO and the GRBL setup but when I tried to boot my Mac Mini I found that it had died during the interim.
So I am in need of another Mini to feed the GRBL.
I am now 2 years without any income and have run out of savings.
My first date to apply for Social Security was March 15 2020 so I hired an attorney on March 12 2020.
They shuttered for Covid 19 before the process started, so I have to wait for them to reopen.
I did not get any stimulus check and doubt that I will.
I will use the Mac Mini to run the Mill and work in my home garage to rebuild.
One of the first projects on the new CNC is bracket systems for installing SBC PI variants into Mac Classic cases.
Another project is Cooling Blocks to replace failed G5 water coolers.
I could really use the Mini.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2020, 09:24:22 PM »
When I was in High School and into College I was a huge mac fan. I had macs from the 512k to the Power Mag Beige G3 by the time I got Married. Unfortunatly before I got married my future wife said I had to let go of most of them. I had 35 Macs at that point and I kept 5 and gave away or sold the rest. Now I have twin 6 year old daughters and they both love my wife's old blueberry iMac but they fight about it all the time they love that old mac. I am hoping I can use this to help keep them interested in old macs like I still do.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2020, 03:49:01 AM »
Lol I think the postage to South Africa from California would cost more than a used one here...but let me check.

The exchange rate has gone to 20:1 on my currency since the coronavirus...

Ouch Nick, ouch! When I left SA in 2002 the rate was around 10:1.

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2020, 02:03:24 PM »
i think we have a winner.

but i am only posting to bump the thread. if you havent voted yet, there are only 3 days left now, guys. :)
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2020, 09:25:33 AM »
Yes, it looking good... and there's plenty more where that came from :)

Tick Tock... the countdown

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2020, 11:38:33 AM »
correction: we have two winners.^^
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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2020, 09:14:31 AM »
PMs have been sent to winners, I will post results after details are sorted out :)

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Re: Mac OS9 Lives Mac Mini Giveaway !
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2020, 10:51:52 AM »
(2) out of (3) Minis shipped today...

Winners were: Teroyk, DJO, daveosx