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Argh I really should quit uploading fuzzy pictures of whatever new old computer's come into my collection and get back to posting art. ><;;; Um, but this WILL be the last for awhile, I promise.

Technically, this is the computer I've wanted the longest-- like since 1998 or 1999. Also making it the FIRST computer I ever wanted and the spark of my infatuation with computers in general, Macs in particular. It's a first-gen 1998 bondi blue iMac, running Mac OS 9.2 and OSX 10.2. It ran today, but currently won't power up due to a locked up PMU chip or bad battery in the Logic Board (hopefully, because it had trouble booting up and was CONVINCED it the year was 1973 the first time I started it). The best part? It was a freebie! The owner seemed slightly relieved to be rid of it. ^^''

I call her Immeline, that's her little sister Eve (full name Evangeline Bea Macintosh) in the BG. xD
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PentiumMMX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I had one of those; which I named Bulbasaur. Sadly, the monitor burned up on it, but before it went, it dual-booted 9.2 and OSX 10.3
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember you saying awhile back, yeah. 
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BlueStar159 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, the new apple keyboards even work with OS 9 :D
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I was surprised about his too!
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murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
What are the specs on that one? I'm looking for some older iMacs with ATI cards to play with, since my nieces seem to like e17 and those would run it very well.

Then again, even crappy Macs tend to cost a lot due to their Appleness, which is a pain, since I just want a low-end integrated computer, instead of fiddling with a tower, monitor, etc. etc.

Anyway, nice- this is cute.
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BlueStar159 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
(i know the specs for like EVERY apple model LOL) they are as follows:

233Mhz PowerPC G3, 4GB HDD, Tray-loading CD-ROM, ATI Rage IIc (2-6MB) or Rage Pro (6MB), 15" XGA screen, 2x USB 1.1 :D
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murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
RAM? That's almost perfect.
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BlueStar159 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the max/factory RAM depends on what revision you have, it could have anywhere from 64MB to 512MB
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murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Right, because I need exactly 64 MB of RAM. That would be an excellent, perfect e17 computer.
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BlueStar159 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh good, i just checked some of the really early ones had 32MB, but RAM for those is really cheap if you needed to upgrade :D
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murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Nice, nice. Now I can get my nieces to stop whining over wanting to play with a computer AND it won't have to be sluggish or hard to carry around/put away. Hopefully I can get one as a freebie- in fact, I have a friend with a later G3 iMac they might think is useless, but it has 256 or so, so it could run most Linux programs perfectly.

Man, I love making use of older computers so younger generations can benefit from technology. T^T Why is it so easy?
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BlueStar159 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hope you can get it free ^^

I wouldent know lol im only 13 :P
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure... I don't have the computer on hand at moment, it's back home right now. ^^'

Well, new Macs are hella expensive, but the older ones can often be picked up for a song... this one was a freebie, just because the owner didn't want to store it anymore. Works fine from what I can tell, too...

Thank you. :)
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DarthAIlven Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Hehe. It makes me a bit nostalgic about my frist PC, IBM 486 :) I used to play LOTS of old games there. And do homework in Pascal/Delphi, of course (ye, Delphi 1 was made for Windows 3.1)
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you had a PC from way back. :D Hmm, so you used Pascal and Delphi for word-processing and what not?
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Fox-Future-Media Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Ah, the G3 Tray Loader 8D
Yet another beauty to come out of Apple. Kinda wish I didn't give away my G3 Slot Loader :noes:
Gotta love the design and I must say it ran beyond expectations for a Computer of it's time.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely. :) It is a beautiful computer, and from what I saw when it worked, it ran perfectly even after 12 years. (I just ordered a CMOS battery, hopefully I'll be able to get 'er up and running again.)

Aw, too bad about giving it away, hopefully it went to a good home were it was appreciated. ^^
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DasLineal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, the big sister to my G2 iMac! A very beautiful computer that really revolutionized all in one computer brand that we see today!
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! It's the daddy of the entire iMac lineup, not to mention the Apple trend of sticking "i's" on everything. :giggle:
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