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02-26-2005, 10:22 AM
Just a way for us all to have a little fun to see what our user base looks like.

02-26-2005, 10:33 AM
The only computer I -own- is a clamshell ibook, and my new computer is going to be a G4 iBook, ergo...well..you guess what I put. :P

02-26-2005, 10:42 AM
i just got rid of my PC like 2 weeks ago

02-26-2005, 10:51 AM
I have the following:

A PC tuned with the latest hardware for the sole purpose of playing the latest games at the highest settins.

A PC that is middle-of-the-road that my wife was/is using* (more on this in a bit)

An iMac that I do my everyday stuff on that sits on the same desk as my gaming PC

A PowerBook that I use for work and use when I'm away from my desk

A revA iMac that I use as a music and photo server that basically plays a slideshow and/or music all day. It also serves my Tivo with the photos/music to show family and friends on the TV.

*A Mac Mini that is KVM'd with the PC that my wife uses. She has fallen in love with the ease of MacOSX and is slowly getting away from the PC. This is both good and bad because it's great she's making the switch to the Mac, it's bad because I don't get to play with the Mac Mini.

That is all I have presently, but I'm looking for a cheap G4 PowerMac that I can toy around with until the wife gives the go-ahead for a new PowerMac G5 Dual2.5. ;P

02-26-2005, 11:33 AM
I'm Mac-only. I currently have my G3 900 iBook and a G3 315 Beige AIO. I'm not sure whether my next Mac will be another classic model (I love older machines) or if I'll go for a new iBook or PowerBook. I may also build a PC for gaming and for the few applications that aren't available for Macintosh. I'm happy for now though.

02-26-2005, 11:37 AM
Well, i built a gaming PC over the summer, it was good, but i hated it, i sold it on ebay... i then bought a G3 B&W to learn about macs and OS X... LOVED IT!!! then i sold that on ebay because i wanted something with a little more power, so i got an old Powerbook G4, and its amazing! however, i'm still in the process of switching, i've got a Dell inspiron 1100 notebook as well, right now i'm mainly using that, but just because i don't have the AC adapter for my G4 (It's in the mail...) but if it was up to me, i'd just use macs!

02-26-2005, 01:10 PM
I have 3 Macs and 4 PC's. Macs are Mac Mini, G4-500 Sawtooth, G4-350 Yikes that I use as a small server around the house. On the PC side a P4 2.53Ghz with 1Gig RAM that I currently use with an ATI Radeon All in Wonder for Video Capture/Editing. I have an AMD Athlon XP2400+ with ATI Radeon 9600 that I use for gaming, and a PIII Coppermine 700 that I use for a server on the PC side and an IBM Thinkpad 14.1" TFT Display Laptop for portable use. I would love to get a Powerbook someday but right now don't have the $$$.

I have a AMD Duron 700 that I use for basically a testing system to test cards and other parts of a system I am working on for other people. Comes in handy as a testing computer and if I mess it up with some defective part I won't loose one of my good systems!!

I also have a collection of old Macs that I have used over the years starting with a Mac 512, SE, IIFX and ending with a 8500/120.

02-26-2005, 02:20 PM
I have my 12" PB. The latest addition to my collection. Mac OS X 10.3.8 with Tiger 8a393 on an external FW drive.

An IBM X31 dual booting Windows XP PRO and Slackware 10.1. This was my primary box before the PB, now I use both about equally favoring the PB a bit.

A Toshiba 1 GHz laptop that is now used as a test ground dual booting XP Home and Slack 10.1. Soon to be retired.

Dualie AMD Athlon OC'd to 1.8GHz with a GF6800 running XP Pro as my Gaming box.

AMD Athlon OC'd to 1.4 GHZ that used to be my gaming box but is now just a secondary system. Currently running Ubuntu.

A 2.4GHz PIV Shuttle as my WebSphere development box. Dual boot RHEL and Win 2000 with WSAS installed on both plus portal on the Win partition.

A 900MHz Duron Shuttle where I test new OS releases on before updating ny of my other systems. Currently running Gentoo.

2 Via Neremiah micro ATX boxes. One as my file server and CVS the other as my firewall. Slack 10.1 on both. I am contemplating retiring the file server and replacing it with a mini.

Then I have a couple other systems that work but are not in active use ranging from a Via Neremiah down to an Apple II GS and a VIC-20. The modern ones I keep as scrap boxes, the older ones for sentimental reasons.

02-26-2005, 03:37 PM
I've got:

20" FP iMac G4
17" Powerbook
Dell running WinXP Pro and BeOS (gonna add some Linux distro to that soon)

I've also got a Dell laptop for work running Win2k.

02-26-2005, 05:21 PM
PC 1: (Was my main machine)
AMD Athlon XP "Barton" 2500+
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Rev 2
2x512MB PC3200 OCZ
BBA ATI Radeon 9800
Maxtor 160GB SATA HDD
Aspire X-Dreamer II Case

Mac 1: (Now is my main machine)
Apple iBook 12"
G4 1.2Ghz CPU
256MB RAM (I need to get some $$$ to upgrade this, but my pocketbook is running low right now)
30GB HDD (I need to upgrade this also, I've had this for just under two weeks now, and I have 550MB left. :/)
Radeon 9200 32MB
Internal Bluetooth

PC 2: (Router, Development, and Fileserver)
Intel Celeron 667Mhz

PC 3-20:
Not worth mentioning

Oh yes, almost forgot, I have an Apple IIe somewhere. (But don't have a startup disk so it won't run.)

02-26-2005, 05:54 PM
30GB HDD (I need to upgrade this also, I've had this for just under two weeks now, and I have 550MB left. :/)

Sort of off topic but beware the dreaded 15% rule.

Oh yes, almost forgot, I have an Apple IIe somewhere. (But don't have a startup disk so it won't run.)

I have startup disk in storage I think. I still have an Apple II+ with the monster 5 1/4 disk.. Now there is a drive meant to last. The mainboard on my II+ is kaput but I think the start up disk was the same were they not?

02-26-2005, 06:00 PM
comps i have:


and a PC with an 800mhz AMD proc

02-26-2005, 10:04 PM
The only comp I have right now is a newly acquired G4 ibook 14" 1.33 Ghz with 512 mb of RAM and 60 gig HD....
Sold off my HP pavilion zv5213EA a fortnight ago and for good too. The darn thing was 3.65 kgs (for a 15" model) and had Athlon XP 3000+and Winblows XP.....

02-26-2005, 11:40 PM
I had a wintel95 - my first pc. Then an HP PC w/wintel ME. That became my Red Hat Linux PC, and then I got my desk top Mac w/OS X 10.3.3, the only one I really use now

02-27-2005, 12:08 AM

Awesome Mac Plus, but you need to find a nicer stand for it. :cool:

02-27-2005, 03:32 AM
My G4 80 GB Super Drive eMac with 510 ram that's never given me a minute of concern.
Plus a 60GB, 510 ram, the other specs are unknown at this stage, XP box in bits that will have Ubuntu or Fedora Linux installed when it gets put back together again. :bandage:

02-27-2005, 10:44 AM
Macs are the only ones I ever owned.Borrowed a Performa 6300 that got me hooked,then purchased an iMac 600mhz sold that before I got this G4 imac.Which I still love very much btw :cool:

Mr Bobbins
02-27-2005, 01:29 PM
My first computer was an Acorn Electron and then a Macintosh LC, IIci, plus, imac 333mhz, ibook 800mhz and now the new imac G5. I also have a Sharp PC4500 laptop which I bought for 4 euros from a junk shop. Had three PC's in the past which I took apart to make one good one that I gave away.

02-27-2005, 06:34 PM
I have 3 comps at this point:

PowerComputing, I can't even remember the specs :)
PowerBook G4 667 Ti
iMac G5 20"

02-27-2005, 11:06 PM
iMac 17" G4 1.25 w/SuperDrive (DV Development, Email, Business)
iMac G3 233 Rev A (kids)
PowerMac 7200/120 (misc)
Several old PowerMac WGS, once used for specific applications, now paperweights)
Gateway Pentium III 1Ghz, software application development
Brand-X Pentium III 500 MHz, TV/Video applications
El-cheapo Compaq Presario for Ham Radio Packet Node Station software

PowerBook 12" G4 1.33 w/SuperDrive (Mobile Mac work)
iBook 12" G3 500 MHz (wife)
Dell Inspiron 8200 Pentium 4 1.4 GHz Notebook (Mobile PC work)
Dell Inspiron 7000 Pentium II 450 MHz (15" XGA Screen, great for DVD's)

Dell PowerEdge Server, Windows 2000 Web Hosting/Email
Micron Pentium III 550 MHz Tower (Secondary DNS)

Combination of all the above, on Airport Extreme Wireless (with Express base station for AirTunes and WDS) and copper-based network. 3Com switches, VLAN trunking for WAN/LAN between switches.

Other PC's in my shop, just not hooked up for any other purposes.

02-28-2005, 11:36 PM
The only computer that I *officially* own at this point is my PowerBook, but I make a small living banishing malware from other people's PCs - so I end up 'working' with Windows more often than OS X. Kind of ironic.

03-01-2005, 12:14 AM
Old 1981 Ti computer
Apple Quadra 660av
Apple iMac G3 233
Apple iMac G3 333 (slot)
Apple Powermac G4 733
Apple iMac 800mhz (flat)
Apple eMac 1ghz
Soon Apple Mini

03-01-2005, 01:35 AM
Gee Graphite! That is a rad collection! :alien:

03-01-2005, 03:11 AM
thnx, ive never not had a computer in my entire life... makes me think i should know more unix and coding.. oh well... fsc (www.firestormcreation.com) does ok.

03-02-2005, 11:38 AM
Here's a list of what I have right now:

1.4 Mac Mini Combo Drive with 1GB of RAM and OSX 10.3.8 (Just converted)
- I use this computer for everything except high end gaming


Desktop - P4 2.53 with 1gb RAM - nVidia TI4600 128mb video card - dvd +/- R/RW burner - DVD ROM - Sound Blaster Audigy - Creative 5.1 surround system - 160 gig hdd raid setup

Laptop - Compaq M700 laptop - 256mb RAM - 20gb hdd - P III 800mhz

Work - Laptop IBM Thinkpad T40

in the year 2000 (for you conan o'brian fans) would like to purchase:

PowerMac to get rid of my PC trails completely.
iBook or PB to have some portability

03-02-2005, 01:59 PM
Computers I own right now:
Macintosh LCIII
Macintosh IIci
PowerMac G4 MDD
PC with 1.2GHz Athlon with WinXP and 98SE

Computers I had in the past:
Commodore C16
Commodore C64
Atari 1040 STe
Power Macintosh 7600
several PCs (PIII 667MHz, PIII 1GHz, AthlonXP 2400+...)

03-02-2005, 03:14 PM
I have a 12" 1.2ghz ibook, with 256mb of ram. I am on spring break right now, but when I get home I wil be upgraded the ram to 1280.

03-02-2005, 03:18 PM
People have computers for different needs and many people have multiple comps..I don't know how you's do it..I'll never leave my baby unless I'm forced to..I'm a one computer at a time type of guy. ;)

03-02-2005, 03:19 PM
I have a couple of windows machines in storage, two Intel p4's here, one pIII laptop, a powerbook g4 and a commodore 64/128 at my parent's.

03-02-2005, 11:38 PM
1) Dual P3 IBM server running Linux
1) Water-cooled P4 that I built, that I am ready to let go of...
2) iBook G4
3) Powermac G5
4) Lots of PC parts laying around that I need to get rid of...

Next purchase might be a wide-screen LCD.

03-20-2005, 07:02 AM
Just an iMac at the moment, but I have to buy a pc, probably in the next few weeks.

04-06-2005, 05:02 AM
Let's see, I have ...

400Mhz G3 iMac DV SE

400Mhz G3 iMac

333 Mhz PowerBook G3 (Lombard)

300 Mhz PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet)

1 Ghz eMac (ATI Graphics)

1 Ghz iBook G4

550 Mhz PIII Gateway with Win XP Pro

1.8 Ghz Athlon XP Homebuilt system with Win XP Pro

04-06-2005, 10:59 AM
I own five Apple products:

Mac SE/30
Laserwriter NT
G3 Powermac
G3 iBook
G4 PowerBook

I have in my possession.

A company owned IBM ThinkPad.

04-06-2005, 12:40 PM
G4 Powerbook 17inch 1.33
G4 Powermac Quicksilver Dual 800s
G4 Powermac 500, Matching studio CRT
G3 Powermac 450, Matching studio CRT
G3 Powermac 8600/300, Sonnet G4 450 upgrade processor installed
Powermac 8500/150

Isight, Airport Express, 20gig 4g ipod,

04-08-2005, 03:31 PM
MacAddikt you show-off :p

04-08-2005, 04:21 PM
I have 4 computers. I built 2 which my dad and my brother use. I have a Toshiba A65 laptop which my gf uses at her house, and my G5

04-08-2005, 04:31 PM
Mac 1
17" 1.8ghz iMac G5
1024 mb ram
80 gb hd
Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

Mac 2
15" 867mhz PowerBook G4 Titanium
1024 mb ram
40 gb hd
Combo Driver

Mac 3
17" 1.25ghz eMac G4
1024 mb ram
120 gb hd

PC 1
Custom Built
2.2 Ghz Pentium 4
1024mb RD RAM
80 gb HD
16x DVD-Drive
52x CD-RW
128 mb nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
19" Flat Panel LCD

PC 2
Pentium 4 2.4ghz
512 mb ram
120 gb HD
DVD-Ram/-R/-RW drive
64 mb Graphics card
Ati HDTV Wonder
17" Flat Panel

04-08-2005, 05:59 PM
I wouldn't mind betting that I'm the only one here with the following working systems: (roughly in order of oldest first)

Sinclair 128 (my original Speccy went missing during a move which really annoys me)
Amiga 500
Archimedes ARM3 33Mhz
RiscPC StrongARM 200Mhz

In addition I have the following computers:
EPIA E10000 system
EPIA E6000 system
eMac 1Ghz G4
iMac 1Ghz G4 dome (with 17inch flat panel goose necky thing)
PowerMac twin G5 2Ghz
Mac Mini 1.42Ghz

An original Atari Console
Sega MegaDrive
Play Station (1 working, 2 kaput)
PS II (1 fully working and 1 which no longer plays DVDs but still plays silver disc games, I dunno why either!)
iPod 40Gb

Oh and a fully working Phillips CDI complete with original Infra-Red remote control and a plug in game-pad!


04-08-2005, 06:45 PM
Newton 120, iPod 20gb/3g,
Apple //e, Scribe, Imagewriter // Retired
Mac 128, 512k, Plus,SE,SE30, IIc,IIci,IIsi,IIfx Retired
Powerbook 5300, Powermac 8500/150, 9500/200, Retired
ibook G3/900 sold, ibook G4/1.2 sold, ibook G4_15/1.5 in service

In addition to those Apple products above
2ea Commodore PET 2000
3ea Toshiba laptops
10ea newer pentium desktop and industrial type pc's fabricated
1 ea Timex Sinclair
1 ea Tandy 1000 (first 8086 pc had a whopping 10mb HD)
3 ea Desktop PC's of 486 processor type

I think thats it?


OOps forgot

1 ea Desktop of 286 family processor
1 ea Tandy 1400 portable (no HD)

04-09-2005, 04:58 PM
PowerBook G4
PowerMac G5
PowerMac G4
PowerMac G3
Quadra 610
iBook G4

Dell, dont worry its running Linux

04-09-2005, 04:59 PM
Newton 120, iPod 20gb/3g,

I dont think ipods count

05-09-2005, 04:25 PM
Current Computers:

1.67 Ghz 17" Powerbook
AMD 64 HP Media Center

and yes, sadly, although it is pretty cool, a COMMODORE 64!

05-09-2005, 09:06 PM
I have a pentium 4 2.0 GHz
A Winbook laptop Pentium 4 .1.8 GHz
And my PB,17 in. 1.5 GHz G4 1.5 GB

05-09-2005, 09:21 PM
Dell P4 2.4ghz XP Pro desktop
Toshiba P3M 866mhz XP Pro laptop
picking up a 15" PB in the near future

Quite a few machines spread out between the rest of my family (dad and sister), but the one that counts the most right now is my sister's new 14" iBook.

05-12-2005, 07:55 PM
been a pc user for years, building and modding.

thought i'd give a mac a try. (my friend swears by them)