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My 'Books collection [message #368205] Sun, 27 May 2018 18:30
tortoise is currently offline  tortoise
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Hi, I am proud owner of
PowerBook 540c, 33mhz, 32mb ram, 500 mb hd, os 8.1
PowerBook 500 = 540c w/ PowerPC 100mhz upgrade, 32mb ram, 800mb hd, os 8.5 (used unsupported hack- love it)
PowerBook 1400cs 133, 40mb ram, 5 gb hd, os 8.6
PowerBook G3 Kanga 250mhz, 160mb ram, 20gb hd, os 8.6 + 9.2 unsupported hack, cd drive
PowerBook G4 15" 1.5ghz 1gb ram, os leopard

ISO chatting what's doing with + repair / upgrade projects
I'm presently most use PowerBook G3 for dubbing old cassette tapes and such, and typing in Japanese, with file transfer and backup via SD card adapter to modern macs. I formerly did a lot of Linux stuff with it and taking up still more than half the hd. Kanga is suffering from burned out cache and loose hinges but still working for a few years like that

PowerBook 500 my second favorite suffering from one buzzing speaker otherwise good shape. Have compatible external cd-rom. Ethernet adapter/ hub, video adapter (these things have 2nd video chip for video out which 256 colors + very xcellent gray scale).

Not too long ago got a lot of macOS programming tools going on these for self study basics in friendly space - Perl, Lisp, Python, C, etc; games of course; art with Wacom tablets and Painter; and plain old journaling / writing thru thoughts

Also own a bunch of desktop macs mostly in working condition and set up (off topic here but related). Too many old macs but hard to let go of - to choose one -'although I did sell 2 desktop and monitor and one 1400 last year

Just cleaning up files on Kanga last few weeks feeling nostalgic want to keep using these (for more than just the Japanese kanji study project). Cassette player needs new belts so I'm taking a break there. Also transitioned from MacBook to iPad so vintage is my go-to for laptops fix :)

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