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Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 11, 2018 04:54PM
pRICE's thread on the most beautiful Mac tower got me thinking about my Mac lineage. I hardly remember what I had and when I had it, but thinking back from current, I came up with the following list. I'm sure I'm forgetting something in the middle era.

* MacBook Pro Retina (2013)
* Mac mini (temporary; don't remember what model year)
* MacBook Pro (17")
* iMac G5 (one of the white pizza box line)
* PowerMac G5
* PowerMac G4 Cube
* PowerMac G3 Blue & White
* iMac G3 / PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet) (uncertain as to which I had first)
* Performa 6360
* PowerMac 7100/66
* PowerBook 160 (my first Mac, 1991/1992)

FWIW, here's a good timeline from Wikipedia's iMac entry re/the iMac line: []

Actually, Wikipedia has a good history of each major Mac line (not to mention the mac OS lines); worth searching and reading through each for a little backstory & history.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2018 01:49PM by Zoidberg.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 11, 2018 04:59PM
Apple IIe doesn't count, does it… ???

Really don't want to even think about how much money has gone to the Apple Empire over the decades. But it's a lot…
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: August West
Date: July 11, 2018 05:10PM
Money and years, heh

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in."

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Buck
Date: July 11, 2018 05:21PM
Macs procreate?
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 11, 2018 05:26PM
Geez... so much.. Mostly bought used or refurbed. Hmm...

Apple I (roomate in college had one, I borrowed it for a project that ran on Apple BASIC)
Apple ][+ (Apple PASCAL, baby !)
Mac Plus (rebuilt from a flyback transformer failure once, second flyback transformer event burned it up, scrapped)
Macintosh Portable (work)
Outbound laptop (work) (Basically a portable Mac Plus with this weird rolling space bar 'mouse' thing. It was cool.)
Mac SE/30 w Radius Pivot monitor and Daystar '040 card (sold)
Powerbook 520 (donated)
Powerbook 180c (donated)
Performa 520 (donated)
Performa 5200CD (donated)
Performa 6200CD (donated)
Performa 636TV (Scrapped)
Performa 6400 (Donated)
Performa 6100 (donated)
Powerbook 5300cs (donated here)
iBook G3 blueberry clamshell (won in a Dealmac Contest, donated here ?)
Powermac G3 (donated one, scrapped the other )
Power Mac Sawtooth graphite G4 (still have this one as a 'server')
iMac DV/500 Blueberry (still have this one)
iBook SE/DVD graphite Clamshell (Donated here)
Macbook 1.1 (donated )
Black Macbook 2.1 (donated to that Hagrid homeless guy who lived with us for a year)
Macbook Pro (Daughter still has)
Macbook Pro Retina (Son still has)
Macbook Pro Retina (other Son still has)
Mac Mini 5,2 (My primary Mac)
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: hal
Date: July 11, 2018 05:28PM

quadra 605
Powercenter 132 (+ upgrades)
beige power mac 333
PM g4 400Mhz, 733MHz, 1.25Ghz 1.42
PM G5 1.8, 2.3 & 2.5
MP 2.66, 2.8, 2.8x8, and one more (?)
iMac 2011 i7, 2012 i7, 2014 i5, 2015 i5

bedside computer:
Dell mini9
Dell mini10
MBA 11" 2012, 2015

Ti15" 400, 667, 867,1GHz 17, 1.5 17, 1.67 17
MBP 15 2.0, 2.4 uni: 2.4
MBP 13 2011 i7, 2012 i7, l2013 i7

also owned an original C2D MBA (hated it) and 2012 i7 for a short time

TV computer: 2011 mini i5, 2012 Mac Mini i5, 2014 Mini i5

there... that's the last time I do this. For a while there I was learning ebay while replacing my computers for profit once or twice a year. But I've lost the need to be on the cutting edge - my computers are just tools now.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: modelamac
Date: July 11, 2018 05:36PM

Apple IIe damn well better count. I bought one new in 1982. Used that machine and a Okidata printer to assemble my business tax documents for 18 years. Great machine. Turned it and the Power Center in for recycling in 2008.

1999 - used Power Center 150
2002 - new G4 Quicksilver
2006 - new MacBook - gave to daughter -recently told it has a graphics problem
2007 - new iMac C2D 2.8 (wife's retirement gift). -Still using this with El Capitan & new SSD
2009 mini - gave to same daughter in 2012 - suddenly all of my Windows problems disappeared.
2011 MBP 15" i7 -still using this
2012 mini - now at winter home
2014 mini - wife now using this when 2007 HD died.
2015 5K iMac - refurb'd in 2017

Also bought new:

2015 MBP for grandson
2016 MacBook Air for granddaughter
2017 MacBook Air for another grandson

Now you might understand why APPL has done so well.

Ed (modelamac)

I think I will just put an OUT OF ORDER
sticker on my head and call it a day.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 11, 2018 05:49PM
IIci - paid extra for 100M drive, tee hee hee.
Power Mac G3 beige
G5 1st gen
MacPro1,1 (still running on Mavs)
MBA 2011
MBA 2013 Mavs (holding out until I can afford Pro Tools and related upgrade)


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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 11, 2018 05:57PM
If we're going pre-Mac, I'll add to my list (going backwards):

* DOS-based PC (DX2/66) built by company contact
* Commodore 128
* Coleco ADAM

No kidding on that Coleco. I got through a few years of college using its daisy-wheel printer and crappy word processing software.

After it went belly-up, I tried using the Commodore 128 but printing was near impossible. So I got a hold of a surplus IBM Selectric (sp?) for manual typing and eventually bought a Smith Corona PWP-3 after my Dad's company needed the typewriter back.

That Smith Corona was a monster but it was portable for the era, and got me through the rest of college.

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 11, 2018 06:16PM
Great memories.

Mac 512e
became so frustrated loading diskettes that I spent a small fortune to have a hard drive installed

Powerbook 140
Amazed at the portability

Think this was the correct model number. First Mac I had with a CD-Rom drive.

PowerTower Pro 225e
A graphic artist came by one day to do some PhotoShop work on this one. The next day he ordered a new Mac

17", 24", and curent 27" iMacs

Macbook Air

All of them increased productivity. All of them wonderful in their ways.

Todd's multiple keyboards
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: JPK
Date: July 11, 2018 06:19PM
Too many to list, so I'll highlight my favorites:

Mac SE Dual 800k First Mac bought it in college.
Powerbook100 Got the Price Club deal on that one when they were having the firesale
Duo 210/230/2300 I loved being able to dock up!
MB Air Early 2015 with Henge Dock It is almost like having my old Duo back!

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: timg
Date: July 11, 2018 06:20PM
Computers I've owned ...

TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo!)
Mac SE with SuperDrive (the original SuperDrive that is)
PowerMac 7100/66
PowerMac Graphite G4 dual 500
White/crystal iBook 14"
Santa Rosa MacBook Pro 15"
2009 Mac Pro 8 core 2.26GHz

Mac IIci x2
Mac SE/30
PowerBook 520c
PowerMac G3 - beige
iMac G3 - Graphite
PowerMac G3 Smurf
PowerMac Quicksilver G4
MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2009 model

[Edit] - Forgot the 17" Core Duo White iMac

I won't even bother trying to remember all the PC's ... there were various systems from early Pentiums to Core i7's, probably close to 20.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship. Imagination without skill is Modern Art.

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 11, 2018 06:50PM
Im not sure I can remember all of them. My first one with my own money was a Centris 610. But used a roommates Plus and classmates IIsi before that...

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: July 11, 2018 07:21PM
To the best of my recollection, these are all the Macs I've personally owned in order from newest to oldest. The last two are technically clones, but they ran the Mac OS—version 8, I think.

Mac Mini 2012
Mac Mini 2004
Blue and White G3
Power Macintosh 8600
Umax SuperMac S900
Umax Supermac J700

Le poète doit vivre beaucoup, vivre dans tous les sens. - Verlaine
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Janit
Date: July 11, 2018 07:24PM
OY I feel so frugal!

SE FDHD (new)
TAM (discontinuation sale)
Powerbook 1400c (used)
Wallstreet II (used)
Pismo (used)
Dell Mini 9 Hackintosh (refurb)
iMac 2007 (inherited)
MacBook Air 13 inch Early 2015 (used)
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: 3d
Date: July 11, 2018 07:26PM

Power Computing beige tower
Power Mac G4 "Graphite"
2005-ish Powerbook G4
2009-ish iMac
2014 Mac Mini
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: July 11, 2018 08:05PM
Getting hard to remember.

Mac Plus
Performa 6360 pizza box
Performa 6400 tower
G3 pizza box
B&W G3 tower (later upgraded to a G4)
G4 Cheese grater
2010 Mac mini
2009 Macbook Pro
With a new Mac mini on the way....

Mac Studio 2022
MacBook Pro 14 inch 2021
iPhone XR
Location: Cincinnati
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 11, 2018 08:06PM
Apple ][c
Powerbook 145b
Power Computing PowerCurve
Beige G3 A/V tower (probably the most upgraded/updated of the lot, can't believe I forgot it)
Powerbook G3 WallStreet
PowerMac G4 tower
Powerbook G3 dual USB
PowerMac G5 1.8 dualie

... and a crapload of Hackintoshes, plus a few minis for HTPCs and such since then.

TRS-80 Model 1
Atari 400
Atari 600XL
Atari 800XL

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Harooneneutics
Date: July 11, 2018 09:18PM
Not sure if this is 100% chronological, but close enough:

Apple ][c
(all of those were actually my dad's)
Quadra 610 (my first Mac!)
Powerbook 160
Power Mac 7500
(Unfortunate Windows XP/Vista phase)
Power Mac G5 1.6 (orphaned from a side gig)
Mac mini (late 2009)
MacBook Air (2017)
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 11, 2018 09:28PM
MacSE (built from the scrapheap from parts from 4 different machines)
MacII (built from a nicer scrapheap!) - traded in for a IIfx for a friend.
Mac IIci
PowerComputing Tower and PowerBook 190 (desktop/mobile combo).
Lombard (replacing the worthless PB190)
Replaced Lombard with the Apple Pismo tradein for the PowerBook 190 - best deal ever. Lombard moved on to wife. PowerComputing Tower ended up on the shelf; Pismo was main machine.
Replaced Pismo with TiPB (terrible build quality) - wife inherited Pismo (which she loved)
TiPB failed (hinge and screen); replaced with PB17 (one of my favorite Macs of all time). PB17 went to a 6'6" colleague - he loved a machine that fit on his lap!
MBP15 (original)- machine is still in daily use. Ran super hot! Not a good laptop... Did I say it's still in daily use (just not as a mobile machine).
MBP15 (Santa Rose) - used for years, first SSD machine. Ended up with 3 Mobo failures; last beyond Apple extended warranty. Parted out. Replaced battery at least 3 times.
MBPR15 (first gen) - on 3rd Mobo but is working. Still used daily but not as main machine.
MBPR13 (2016) - current main machine.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: July 11, 2018 09:39PM
The list would just be a copy and paste from EveryMac.

I've owned one of everything at one point or another from the G3 iMac through the current MacBook Pro. Only thing I've never owned is a trash can Mac Pro and the new MacBook.

Throwback Thursday Signature:
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 11, 2018 09:40PM
Mac 512Ke
Macintosh XL
Mac Plus
...(married,kids,lots of jonesing)
Bondi iMac
Tangerine iBook
Mac SE/30+Daystar Color Display
iMac (mid 2007)
G4 iBook
...(married,empty nester,still jonesing)

only the iMac and Air are in active use.
The G4 iBook and C2D MacBook are gathering dust.
The rest are gone, gone, gone baby gone. cry smiley

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: zachdog
Date: July 11, 2018 10:18PM
Disclaimer: I did tech support in my various jobs for 20+ years:

Mac SE with 030 card, coprocessor, and 8MB
Power Mac 7100 later upgraded to G3
Pismo later upgraded to 500MHz
Power Mac G4 400 upgraded to dual 450 then dual 1.33
Titanium G4 1 GHz
Aluminum intel first version 15” PowerBook
Black MacBook 13”
MacBook Pro 2010 15” 2.66 i7 dual
MacBook Pro 2012 15” 2.33 i7 quad
MacBook Pro 2013 13” 2.8 i5 dual
MacBook Pro 2015 13” 3.1 i7 dual

Centris 610, later upgraded processor to 40MHz
Power Mac 7500 upgraded to 604 then G3
Power Mac G3 300, I think I upgraded the ZIF
Quicksilver 867
Wind tunnel dual G4 1.5
G5 dual 2.0GHz
iMac intel first gen core duo
iMac intel 20” core 2 duo
iMac intel 21.5” i3
iMac intel 21.5” i5 2.6
iMac intel 27” dual 2010 i7
Mac mini 2012 2.6 i7 quad

iMac 17” 1.83 dual intel (boys room)
Mac mini 2010 (boys room)

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Altered Horizons
Date: July 11, 2018 10:51PM
Slide rule & portable typewriter
Apple II+
Apple IIgs
B&W PowerMac G3
Gigabit PowerMac G4
Macbook Pro 15" (mid 2009)
iPod Touch
Mac Mini (2010)
Hackintosh (the bastard son of Apple and Intel)

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. - Sir James Dewar
myHouse: []
myHouse (front door - requires javascript & sound): []

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 11, 2018 11:17PM
Many macs have passed through my hands, so I'll just list the primary ones:

512ke with a 20 meg external hard drive and later upgraded with a 20 meg Hyperdrive scavenged from a free Plus.


UMAX s900

Beige G3, later upgraded w/ ZIF, USB, and firewire

Powerbook G4 titanium 400 15'

Quicksilver 866

Powerbook G4 1.67 Alu 15'

Santa Rosa 2.2 15'

Mid 2012 MBP 2.5 13'

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: TLB
Date: July 12, 2018 08:22AM
  • SE/30
  • IIci
  • PowerMac 7100
  • PowerMac 7500
  • B&W G3 Tower
  • Quicksilver G4
  • Intel imac 21"
  • Mac mini 2006
  • Mac mini 2012 (current)

Kids (when still at home):
  • Original imac 333
  • eMac

  • PB1400
  • iBook SE 466
  • iBook G4
  • MacBook Core2Duo + iPad2
  • MacBook Pro 13" i7 + iPad5 (current)

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 12, 2018 09:12AM
In order by date of acquisition:

PowerMac 6100/60 - (recycled)
- Topped off to 72MB RAM, and eventually got a 240MHz G3 in there but there was not much else you could do with that box.

PowerMac G3 Desktop 266 (recycled)
- Upgraded out the nose, in the end it had a G4/400, 768MB RAM, Firewire 400/USB card, 10/100 Ethernet card, and an ATI xClaim VR 128 video capture card w/TV tuner! Not to mention as many hard drives as I could stuff in the case after swapping in the rev. C ROM chip from a newer G3 tower.

PowerMac G3 Desktop (recycled)
- bought used as a second mac for my girlfriend

Macintosh LCII (scrapped)
- Got that for free, was fun to play Mario Teaches typing on.

Macintosh Plus (maybe an SE ?) got it for free from a family friend, with the Apache Strike game still working in the disc drive! It's all sitting in the box at my parents house.

PowerMac G5 dual 2.0 (only mac I have ever sold)
- Had it up to 3.5GB RAM if I recall correctly

iMac G3/266 - Tangerine (recycled)
- brought back from the dead using spare parts from the computer store I worked at, gave it to my Sister to use

iMac G3/400 - Blue (recycled)
- brought back from the dead using spare parts from the computer store I worked at, gave it to my Dad to use

PowerBook 520 (recycled)
- Got this one for free and used it as a software router with IPNetRouter for our DSL connection. Just got rid of it last month.

My latest computer at home is a Hackintosh, so not really a Mac. I use my work computers more than it though.
MacPro early 2009 (dual quadcore 2.26)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 12, 2018 10:05AM
While I used other Macs at school, my list to the best of my recollection:

G4 350mhz
G4 Dual 450mhz
G5 1.8ghz
G5 Dual 2.5 liquid cooled
Mac Pro 3.0 quad
Mac Pro 2.4ghz 4 core

Mac Mini Dual 1.4ghz
Mac Mini dual 2.7Gghz

Work provided:
Powerbook 400mhz
Powerbook 1ghz Titanium
Powerbook 15" something

Powerbook 17" 1ghz
Powerbook 17" something
Powerbook 17" dual 2.6ghz

Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. []

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 12, 2018 10:41AM
Personal primary machines:

Apple II Clone (Lazer, I think?)
Performa 200 (Classic II)
Performa 6100
B&W G3
Wallstreet (or was it Pismo?) Powerbook
2400c "Comet"
iBook again
Macbook Pro 15
Macbook Pro 15 Retina

Plus sundry Powerbooks and Macs for family, fun & profit.

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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 12, 2018 11:03AM
We're going to other computers ?
I think the first one I used was a Control Data mainframe at Amherst College in 1966. I was 7. It was super cool !

Then an HP mainframe at the local High school district.. learned BASIC in 1971. For my final project I wrote a flight simulator. Learned the physics around flight so I could code it all, none of this "Import flight library" crap.

After that accessing the mainframe at the local community college to play Star trek on a KSR-33 teletype.... Photon Torpedo !

A Data General minicomputer at McDonnel Douglass. It would reset if you touched the case with static built up on your body... classic bad EMI design.

Then my first 'personal computer', a home built 6800 processor computer in 1974 with 1 KBits of RAM, baby. I mowed SO many lawns to pay for that. Programmed with switches and the output was blinking lights and data to an RS232 interface. The whole board was wire-wrapped, and... I read the print wrong and wire-wrapped it backwards for 10 hours. I then had to pull the whole thing apart and redo it. Woof. All part of a BSA Explorer Computer Engineering post at McDonnell Douglas. Lots of assembler... push and pop on the stack...Unfortunately the power supply I built (hand traced PCB ) b0rked and fried the whole thing a few weeks after I got it running. Which was sad, because by then I was trying to get up enough money to buy a terminal to connect to the beast.

Then access to the largest IBM 370 system on the planet at McDonnell Douglas as part of a BSA explorer post. Except.... we, um, wrote FORTRAN IV and IBM JCL code to run prime numbers and forgot to limit runtime and resource uses. It sucked up an entire 8 hours of run time back when they billed $$$ for processor time. Our advisor got fired and a couple of the boys were arrested. I wasn't there that day, so I didn't get busted.

Then I wrote a bunch of front end BASIC code for the St Louis Children's Science museum on their little HP mini computers to control how long kids could run game programs like Hunt the Wumpus and Adventure. They loved me for that.

Then the IBM 370 system at Mizzou and a PDP-11 at Mizzou. Running lots of FORTRAN IV code to analyze brain CT scans for cancerous structures. I.. um.. crashed the system by using up all the RAM. oops. Also had a side business using the imaging system in the lab to scan in photos and print them on the big chain printer. Poster of your girlfriend ? $10. Paid for a lot of beer that summer. I used some hacking JCL code to steal accounts from some professors because everyone was limited to processing time, and didn't get busted until the summer NSF program was over. The advisor just laughed, and handed me the 'best scam' award.

After that the Honeywell mainframe at SLU.. I did a bit of coding in FORTRAN for Prof Mesarovic's Club of Rome study.. Limits of Growth and all that.

Then College where I ran into a lot of systems... too many. Learned to write ALGOL, PASCAL, APL (which was very weird), COBOL, lots of FORTRAN 77, lots of assembler.

Then work, I used a lot of systems. One little guy that ran CPM (DOS precursor). Z80 boards built into radar systems and the like. DEC's and VAX systems. Lots of assembler and real time stuff. Then IBM systems, etc...

There were also a lot of PC's in the mix as well over the years. So many...
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: July 12, 2018 12:26PM
Here are the ones I can remember:

Apple //e
LC 475
Performa 630
Performa 6360
Starmax 4000
iMac G3 DV 400 Grape
iMac G3 700 Snow
iBook 12” G4
iMac G5 20”
Blackbook 13”
iMac 24”
MacBook Pro 15 Santa Rosa
iMac 27” 2009
iMac 27” 2012
MacBook Air 2013
iMac 27” 2017 5k

Bought as part of current historical collection:

Apple //c+
Mac SE/30 working - need to get it recapped
iMac DV Graphite
MacBook White 2008
several iMac G4’s (15” & 17”) used as photoframes.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Bo
Date: July 12, 2018 12:38PM
Nobody else here had a Quadra 840AV?
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 12, 2018 01:26PM
Nobody else here had a Quadra 840AV?

I had a Quadra 800 on (actually under) my desk at Apple, 1993. Man I loved that computer.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: July 12, 2018 01:33PM
I'll use Apple computer as my reference:

Apple //e
Apple IIgs
PowerBook 5300cs
PowerBook 5300ce
PowerMac 7600/132, upgraded 5x finally to 1GHz G4, 1GB, PCI Radeon 9200, Gigabit Enet, FW400, USB2
Beige PowerMac G3/266, upgraded similar to above
Sawtooth PowerMac G4/450, upgraded to 1.5GHz G4
PMac G5 1.8DP
BlackBook 2.0 CD
Mac Mini 2006 1.66 CD
Mac Mini 2007 1.83 C2D
Mac Mini 2011 2.0 Core i7 Quad
Mac Mini 2012 2.6 Core i7 Quad
MacBook Air 2011 1.6 i5

I've had a few others as secondary machines (including the one I'm typing on now, 2011 2.3 i5 Mini) but there are too many to list here as many of these were hand me downs when they became too old for the original owners.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 12, 2018 02:46PM
For $20 and a swab from your latest, we'll tell you your entire Mac heritage.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: July 12, 2018 04:04PM
1984: Mac
1988: Mac Plus
1990: Mac IIsi
1996: PowerBase 180
1998: Blue & White G3 and Lord what a dog that was
2009: MacPro 3,1
2014: MacPro 4,1

I honestly couldn’t keep track of all the various macs I had at work, nor all the laptops my wife has been through

I expect I may need to move beyond this old 4,1. More and more, it’s having trouble even with web browsing. Curse you, Apple, for making me hate and fear OS updates.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Forrest
Date: July 12, 2018 06:56PM
I didn't have an 840AV, but did have a 660AV. It's 25 years old this year, and plugged it in a few months ago. It worked for about an hour. I tried it the next day and it wouldn't boot off the internal drive. I popped the cover and noticed leaky capacitors - so it's waiting to be recapped.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: Winston
Date: July 12, 2018 07:35PM
As with many, not sure I have a full list.

512k Mac
- Got in graduate school with student discount. Idiot school IT department stamped the top of it with a branding iron "Property of (university) until:" then used a scriber to scrawl in a date. I suppose intended to discourage students from selling. External drive got upgraded to 1.2 MB, but the internal is still 800 KB. Not sure why I didn't upgrade it to a Mac Plus, which was an option at one point.

Performa 476
- Same as Quadra 605, but came with a monitor and a bunch of consumer software. Got a lot of work done on that Mac. Had two, one at work, and one at home.

PowerBook 180
- It ran on 12v, and I rigged up two 4-cell D battery holders and a plug, inside of a zippered nylon bag, to use on airplanes. Probably would drive TSA nuts today. Solid machine.

Beige G3 Desktop, 266 MHz
- Overclocked it to 300 MHz. Pretty sure I added a USB card and a FireWire card. Sort of a jack of all trades, as it did both SCSI and ATA/IDE interfaces, had ADB for the keyboard and mouse, and Apple Serial, but could support USB and FireWire via the add on cards. My older kids remember playing all sorts of games on this, especially the Pajama Sam games. Also had two of these, one at work and one at home.

PowerBook Duo 2300c with Dock (bought used)
- Thing was so slow that I didn't use it much. But the dock was way cool.

Indigo G3 iMac, 500 MHz
- This was really my wife's and the family computer. Still great looking.

iBook G3, 500 MHz
- One of my favorite Macs of all time. This had the early translucent white, vs. the later solid white color. Used these to upgrade Orinoco Silver WiFi cards to Gold, as the Apple AirPort card was an Orinoco card with the antenna cut off.

PowerBook G4, 500 MHz, 15" "TiBook"
- Hinges broke eventually, as they all did, then I think the logic board died. Only Mac I've driven into the ground. Was using it with a PC Card WiFi card as they had lousy WiFi antennas.

G4 Cube, 450 MHz
- Upgraded to 1.7 GHz and flashed PC video card. Still hope to set this up again.

iMac G4, 1 GHz, 15"
- Wife won this at an a new OS party at the local Apple Store, which must have been for either 10.2 or 10.3. Think I replaced the CD/DVD drive. Still have a memory stick I didn't install because you had to almost totally disassemble the machine to get to the last slot. Required a "carrier" to accept an AirPort card.

PowerBook G4, 1.5 GHz, 12"
- Hand me down from my mother when she got an iMac. My favorite Mac of all time. Still making keying mistakes on the Unibody MacBook Pros that I didn't on the PowerBook's great keyboard. Upgraded with an OWC SSD, which made it MUCH faster. Couldn't get a decent replacement battery, however. Only stopped using it when the TenFourFox web browser got too slow.

MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" Mid-2010
- Hand me down from my daughter. Maxed at 16 GB Memory and a 1 TB Samsung EVO 850 SSD/

MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" Mid-2009
- Bought used. Upgraded with a Mushkin 1 TB SSD/

MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid-2012
- Hand me down from my niece. Last fully upgradeable MacBook Pro. Has USB 3.0, but only 802.11n WiFi. Eventual upgrade from my 2010 MBP.

Lest anyone think the family now only lives on hand me downs, my wife and kids have MacBook Airs, and the wife has a nice 21" iMac, all bought new. But, hey, I'm happy with an upgradeable 8 year old Mac!

Good luck.

- Winston

Be seeing you.
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Re: Your Mac Lineage
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 13, 2018 11:21AM
....wasn't born from a descendants are macs.......


I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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