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GMx
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posted August 12, 2002 18:19     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently the happy mac icon that greets all Mac OS users has been a victim of restructuring, according to Mac OS Rumors. http://www.macosrumors.com/ We will never see his smiling face again. Unless you don't run OS X of course. Where will we be without his happy countenance, even letting us know when he is sick with his frown and x-out eyes? Maybe he will enjoy his retirement with Clarus the Dogcow down on the farm.

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 12, 2002 18:59     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what farm? what am i missing?

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GMx
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posted August 12, 2002 19:27     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ilovemydualg4:
what farm? what am i missing?


Why, the Apple retirement farm just outside Cupertino, along with the Classic Mac, Quadra, Centris, Performa, 7600, Beige G3, Blue and White G3 among others. Also all the old systems. Remember System 7? He's out there. So's Newton, LaserWriter and ColorStylewriter. They all while away their days playing Bingo and Shuffleboard.

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GMx
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posted August 12, 2002 19:29     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course I forgot to say this place is really hard to find. Even the rumor sites haven't heard of it.


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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 13, 2002 04:20     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
Why, the Apple retirement farm just outside Cupertino, along with the Classic Mac, Quadra, Centris, Performa, 7600, Beige G3, Blue and White G3 among others. Also all the old systems. Remember System 7? He's out there. So's Newton, LaserWriter and ColorStylewriter. They all while away their days playing Bingo and Shuffleboard.


hmmm.... funny.... In my basement, I have quadras, centris, performas, beige g3s, some old powermacs, local talk equipt. laserwriter, and my newton used to be there, but now it's on my desk

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GMx
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posted August 13, 2002 06:50     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ilovemydualg4:
hmmm.... funny.... In my basement, I have quadras, centris, performas, beige g3s, some old powermacs, local talk equipt. laserwriter, and my newton used to be there, but now it's on my desk


I meant the originals, of course, not their children.

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MacGenius
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posted August 13, 2002 13:19     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh ya, I have my own Mac Farm too. Here goes...

Apple //c

128K with 512K Upgrade
Plus
SE
Classic
Classic II

IIcx
IIcx
& another IIcx
And a IIcx mobo
IIsi

LC
LC II
Performa400 (LC II)
LC III

PowerBook 1400cs
BackLitPortable

Power Mac...

6100/66, 4400/200, 7500/100, 8500/180 , 8600/300, Beige G3/300 , G4/800DP .

PowerBook G3 , and

Macintosh Performa 6116CD/66.

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GMx
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posted August 13, 2002 13:50     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, impressive! I know it's not a Mac, but do you have a Lisa?

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DigitalBill
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posted August 13, 2002 23:01     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had one until my recent garage cleaning... the Lisa and the Apple //c had to go...

=bd

But I still have the Mac Plus, Duo 230, Power Computing, iMac, and 2 8500's...

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GMx
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posted August 14, 2002 05:42     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
I had one until my recent garage cleaning... the Lisa and the Apple //c had to go...

=bd

But I still have the Mac Plus, Duo 230, Power Computing, iMac, and 2 8500's...



Why?

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Bregalad
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posted August 14, 2002 16:33     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad   Click Here to Email Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope somebody gave you good money for that Lisa. Unaltered Lisa I's are worth thousands. Later Lisas and MacXL's still fetch money on ebay. I'm not sure there's much collector demand for the //c though.

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MacGenius
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posted August 14, 2002 19:35     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lisas are very rare, you should relish it if you have one. I have not come across one *yet* I am in an old-Mac buying binge. I got the Plus and the 128K a few weeks ago.

The one with a smily face are the ones I had for a very long time. The 128K, G4, and G3 PowerBook are quite recent additions and 'd because the 128K is my oldest Mac, the G4 the fastest Mac, the G3 PowerBook my fastest Mac (since the G4 is not exactly mine).

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Mr. Zarquon
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posted August 16, 2002 07:51     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Zarquon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a mac SE kicking around, with a network card, that still works.

It used to be the keyserver for my college campus.

Oh, and I can confirm that the smiley mac face has been replaced with an Apple logo and a little spinny thing (great description eh?).

It is nice thou, because it pops up on screen a lot earlier than the mac guy did, so on machines like mine which have a large amount of ram, there is atleast something going on besides a grey screen (which used to be displayed as 10.1.5 would check the ram, etc.)

I wonder if the sad mac is still there. I don't really want to find that out thou.

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Avi Drissman
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posted August 16, 2002 08:19     Click Here to See the Profile for Avi Drissman   Click Here to Email Avi Drissman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won a Lisa in a MacHack dead company contest. ProFile 5 meg hard drive, and H ROMs. When I was poking around in it, I found that there was major corrosion on the I/O board, and it looked like the traces had been entirely eaten away. Oh well. So it does start up, but fails the self-test, and can't boot anything since the floppy drive is busted, and I'm missing the ProFile cable. So it's sitting on the floor of my cube sitting pretty.

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DigitalBill
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posted August 16, 2002 17:57     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
I had one until my recent garage cleaning... the Lisa and the Apple //c had to go...

Why?


Just not enough frelling room! I have 3-4 computers in my office, and boxes of boxen in the garage, but there just wasn't any room for the Lisa, and its box of stuff, or the Apple//c and it's box of stuff..

=bd

I need a Warehouse of Holding™

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GMx
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posted August 16, 2002 18:48     Click Here to See the Profile for GMx   Click Here to Email GMx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
Originally posted by GMx:
Just not enough frelling room! I have 3-4 computers in my office, and boxes of boxen in the garage, but there just wasn't any room for the Lisa, and its box of stuff, or the Apple//c and it's box of stuff..

=bd

I need a Warehouse of Holdin



You could have sold it to MacGenius.

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