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I found an iMac for $30 at Goodwill!!!

This is a computer I have wanted very much! :)

It is pink. It runs OS 8.6 and the hard drive is named “Strawberry HD.” It’s cluttered, so I’ve been trying to find a way to make another user account on this thing… And I’m starting to guess that it’s not possible. Also, there is no terminal, which really sucks. The heck, Apple.

It does have Adobe Photoshop 5.0 though. So that’s neato. Welcome, iMac!!

UPDATE:

It came with The Cheetah Girls 2

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Oh man, I forgot about the HD name thing! My 4th grade class had a bunch of these, and they each had different fruit names for the HDs. ^_^

I know these were great school computers! I wish my school had them!

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I was going to go op shopping today and then I wasn’t but you’re making me want to do it again!

Haha I feel like I have done my part today, as a member of the retrotech crew

Terminal happened when Mac ditched its native OS that it had been revamping for 20 odd years and went to a UNIX undercarriage — that happened with OSX. Before that, you had ResEdit and other Mac-specific ways to hack it.
Well that’s interesting! Classic Apple and their unfriendliness towards tinkering. I’ll have to look into these special ways to hack it.

I found an iMac for $30 at Goodwill!!!

This is a computer I have wanted very much! :)

It is pink. It runs OS 8.6 and the hard drive is named “Strawberry HD.” It’s cluttered, so I’ve been trying to find a way to make another user account on this thing… And I’m starting to guess that it’s not possible. Also, there is no terminal, which really sucks. The heck, Apple.

It does have Adobe Photoshop 5.0 though. So that’s neato. Welcome, iMac!!

fuckyeahfortran:

OK, retroheads: which version of Windows Mobile is this?

Edit: probably an MC3100 running Windows Mobile 6.5 Classic. Thanks to all the folks who gave me hints! It’s pretty weird that Macy’s hands these out to end users (for scanning items into their wedding registry). It’s even weirder that this is relatively new hardware and software; I didn’t know you could even get Windows Mobile/CE anymore.

494 plays

computeruser-computerloser:

Audio of an IBM PC Jr. Booting

retrogralnia:

Amiga 500 on “Elektronika PRL” exhibition in Świdnica, Poland  (9-16.02.2014).

psst, do you have any advice for someone starting a retro computing blog? I just made one a few days ago and you seem to know quite a bit o:

Oh well thanks! Haha I’m flattered that you think so! Back when I discovered the term “retrocomputing,” and I didn’t know any other fans of retrocomputing, I wanted to compile a tumble-log of old computers that made me happy. As a result, I’ve found a whole community of wonderful retrocomputers and retro-tech fans!

I’m really no expert, and I don’t think there really is a *right* way to run a blog. Just keep doing what you love doing, and post anything and everything you want! :)

I will note though, if you haven’t been to this website yet, you totally should. It’s the best.

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When I heard about Apple and IBM teaming up, I immediately thought of this: Something tells me El Jobso wouldn’t have been too pleased about today’s news.