So, I'm driving home the other day and I pass a pile of CRT old school TVs mixed in with some other junk, but as I'm driving past it I catch a glimpse of a oddly shaped blue monitor.
I decided to turn around and take a look at it.
Low and behold it was a blue Imac with the keyboard and mouse!
The dang thing looked like it had been outside in a barn doe many years. A think layer of dirt (not dust) was hard caked on it, but all the calbes were there and since I've never owned a MAC since the mac plus I figured I'd grab it to play with.
It was well past dark when I finally got to the house and this thing was way to dirty to bring inside so I hauled it to the garage and cleaned off the monitor enough so I could see if it powered on.
Dang thing worked!
Turns out it had been "maxxed out" so to speak as it had 1 gig of memory and os X10.4.11 already installed.
I cleaned it up yesterday, brought it inside and hooked the Ethernet plug up to my wireless vonet device.
I'm impressed at how well a 17 year old computer still works in doing modern stuff. YouTube is a no go, but for the most part this thing still works on the modern web!
I've never owned a G3 Mac, so if anyone out there has some software recommendations I'd love to hear them.
Old school video editors? Best web browser for 10.4.11? mp3 player? Stuff like that. I've got it setup and want to use it for a while before deciding to sell it so I'd like to get some use out of it.
My initial reaction to this machine and to OS 10.4.11 is that it must have been WAY ahead of its time. in 2000 us IBM guys were using windows 95 or 98 and compared to that operating system this thing is light years ahead.
The fact that its built in web browser (safari?) still surfs the web well is a testament to its programmers.
Let me know what else it can do!\