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old computer nostalgia *squee*

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of the Mac Plus.

I found an emulator, Mini vMac, that runs versions of the Mac operating system from 1 to 7-something.

Here is a YouTube video that shows how to download and install it on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKN2r5iNZNI

This version comes with a couple of games, MacWrite, MacPaint, etc.



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auntysocial
Jan. 18th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
My first computer was a Mac Plus, a Christmas present from Mike. I spent hours creating abstract art with Mac Paint.
firecat
Jan. 18th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Me too! Do you still have the art?
auntysocial
Jan. 18th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
I wonder....maybe if I dig around, I can find some.
e4q
Jan. 18th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
aw.

look at that, now!
epi_lj
Jan. 18th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
:) I never had one myself, but I have that installed because someone recommended me a game called "The Fool's Errand," that runs on a classic Mac. I went:

Teletype + Acoustic Coupler
Dumb Terminal + Acoustic Coupler
Weird experimental pre-home-computers
Vic-20
Apple ][
DOS Desktop PCs
Windows Desktop PCs
Solaris-based Laptop PC
BeOS-based Desktop PC
SGI Indy
Mac 7200 w/ Mac OS 8
iBook w/ Mac OS 9
PowerBook w/ Mac OS 9
MacBook Pro w/ Mac OS X

And that's where I'm at now. :)

Edited at 2011-01-18 10:34 pm (UTC)
firecat
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
I went:
DEC-20
Vax something
Mac 128K
Mac Plus
...and I forget the exact models after that, but as far as computers I purchased, they were all Macs.
epi_lj
Jan. 19th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Oh, I totally forgot that right before this MacBook Pro, I had a Powermac or a Mac Pro -- I can't remember what they were called at the time. A dual 1GHz G4 tower system, anyway. :)

I actually often find myself thinking that it would be fun to get an ooooooold Mac.
firecat
Jan. 19th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
I am kicking myself for having gotten rid of my Mac Plus. I have a Mac SE that Aahz found in a closet at one of his jobs and brought home for me.
epi_lj
Jan. 19th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
What are the differences between them?
firecat
Jan. 19th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Mac Plus: 1986, 800K floppy drive, external hard drive available, beige
Mac SE: 1987, internal hard drive bay (or 2d floppy drive), SCSI, ADB, expansion slot, gray
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