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YoYsY

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #760 on: January 28, 2024, 11:12:43 PM »

Hi, I recently acquired a PowerBook G3 Firewire 400mHz and am looking into what to do with it. It has a Japanese keyboard and has a Japanese version of OS 9 installed. So my first step is getting an english OS 9 installed. I am also upgrading the RAM to 1GB and storage to a 128GB SSD. I am learning a lot from this site and some of the other great resources online.
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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #761 on: February 16, 2024, 02:40:11 PM »

Hi everyone. Looking to dust off some old OS9 apps and games, just need to source a UK MacMini G4 now :)
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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #762 on: February 16, 2024, 07:00:45 PM »

Hello everyone!

just got a G4 Mac mini (1.2ghz 60gb), two of them, from a local SF Bay Area school.

My plan is to make the best DAW workstation I can, using DieHards image to start, and then adding:
e-mu sample sets
Sound Font sample sets
a collection of old reason refills I have
90s productions cds and Amiga tracker sample files

most of the above is from Internet Archive, some old torrents, and adding it all up, it will be nearly 300-500GB, and my goal was to fit it entirely on a 500GB SSD.

The goal is to make it completely offline machine, for fun and productivity. I currently have an Mbox2, and looks like I will need to downgrade to a Digi002 or something similar.

Thank you to DieHard for already helping me out a bit! Thanks to MacTron for some great posts on file conversion and compatibility. Looking to chat with anyone else who is on the PPC Mac DAW journey.
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applefreak

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #763 on: February 21, 2024, 09:53:17 PM »

1979, bought the Apple II europlus to experiment

1984
Visited a technology fair, saw the Apple Lisa and RadarCH (first version of ArchiCad) promising, but the combination - computer, software, printer and plotter - wasn’t affordable at all.

Late 1985, I got a presentation of a Macintosh 512k, it seemed to me they did nothing but swap floppy disks, yet I bought a 512k with external floppy drive and a printer with sheet feeder.
Then a Mac Plus, SE/30, Quadra 700 and LCs,
late 1996, Umax SuperMac S900/200 because Apple couldn't deliver the ordered 8500/150 in time.

2003, purchase of a 20th Anniversary Macintosh, nice design - underpowered, then I chased the Apple Lisa........
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I owned Apple computers growing up starting with an LCII.  I just bought a G4 mac mini to play some Escape Velocity.  I loved those games back in the day.
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Hello everyone! Been x86 user most of my life, and have been eyeing alternative architectures for some while. And for some time now, my fixation was on PowerPC and RISC in general. Finally got myself some Mac Minis and a Powerbook for a good price to play around and see what's all the fuss is about.
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Hello everyone! Been x86 user most of my life, and have been eyeing alternative architectures for some while. And for some time now, my fixation was on PowerPC and RISC in general. Finally got myself some Mac Minis and a Powerbook for a good price to play around and see what's all the fuss is about.

Welcome!

Part of the fuss is that you have got better hardware now, privacy-wise! Not so much a RISC thing per se, though... (Also, all x86 hardware has been secretly RISC-y since the mid-90s... So most of that CISC/RISC stuff is just marketing buzz since then.)
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Also a "welcome" from me to all new members!

Enjoy your new and old Mac OS Personal Computers (because that's what they are!) and don't be afraid to post questions or share opinions here on the forum - that's what it thrives on :-)
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Hi everyone!

Just acquired a Powermac G4 350Mhz that is basically new in box. Wanting to tinker around with it, and figured I should register to acquire the universal install, and poke around other resources.

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Hello! Greetings from my 12" PowerBook G4!

I appreciate the stuff DieHard and other members, some of whom I know from MacRumors do here, even though I'm not really a classic MacOS user, I'm an early OS X guy.

With all of that, I read the OP and it resonates with me a lot. I believe that these classic Macs were the first modern computers. If not for the Chrome browser and 1080p, everything we do on our computers today was totally possible 20-25 years ago.
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