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Default 01-12-2010, 08:42 PM

I've been with the Mac since the 128 and system 1.1. Got the 128 from a friend who was at one of the Apple Consortium schools (anyone remember that?) and could get it half price, then upgraded it to 512 myself (couldn't affort the extra $500) by cutting the old memory chips off the mother board with trembling hands and soldering new ones on.

Only got about 15 of them around now, mostly dead laptops, a Umax Supermac 900 clone, and my all time favorite, a 54 Mhz SE30. With WriteNow in it, the SE30 will run circles around even a brand new PC running Word!

I would never consider buying a windows machine, if it wasn't Hackintosh-able!
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Default 01-12-2010, 11:28 PM

I may have never switched to Mac if my roommate at the time didn't have a Powerbook G4 sitting around he didn't need at the exact time my DELL Inspiron 8000 finally decided to quit. I didn't want to spend the money for a new machine, so I started using the Powerbook to "get by" am I damn glad I did that! In a short time I had projects I had been working on with my Windows machine completed, I was hooked. That was around three years ago and with it's third HD I'm still using it. With it's size and an optical drive there really is no replacement for it, it's been everywhere with me, but I have found it Much better to take the Mini9 along for hardcore travel. I sometimes throw an external DVD in my main bag in case I buy some movies while on the road, but the Mini in my valuables bag, that someone would have to chop my arm off to get, is a lot lighter and easier to manage without the Powerbook. And lately I'm finding myself using the Mini even at home, so if Apple ever makes the changes I want to the 13" MBP (matte screen, blu-ray support) I'll end up with that. The max of 1.25gigs of Ram on the Powerbook just isn't cutting it anymore since the Minitosh arrived

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.5 Via USB Mac on 64G RunCore | 2G Ram | Bios A05 | NBI 8.4 Special | Bluetooth | Legacy Off | 1.3MP

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| OS X 10.6.5 Via USB Mac on 160G HD | 2G Ram | Bios A06 | NBI 8.4 Special | Bluetooth | Legacy Off | 1.3MP

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Default 01-13-2010, 02:23 AM

5 macs, and a Dell mini 10v, and 2 ipod touches in this family...
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Default 01-13-2010, 05:23 AM

I picked up the late 2009 iMac. I then bought the Dell Mini 10v to have a companion until I decide I want/need a MacBook Pro.

Dell Mini 10v | A05 BIOS | NBI 0.8.3 Final - Accessible system
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Default 01-13-2010, 01:05 PM

Originally Posted by kylemorley View Post
and my all time favorite, a 54 Mhz SE30. With WriteNow in it, the SE30 will run circles around even a brand new PC running Word!
The SE/30, the best Macintosh ever produced !

So, most of the Dell Mini "hackintoshed" here have a Mac, and the only thing they want is a small NetMac. Damn, Jobs doesn't want it !!!

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MacBook, G4, and 76 other Mac
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Default 01-13-2010, 02:06 PM

Between my wife and I we have four Macs: my MacBook Pro, her MacBook, the Mac mini for TV viewer and home server work and an old iMac (G3 no less) that will not die. I got the mini 10v specifically to be a hackintosh. I don't want to take my MBP to class every week when it's loaded up with all of our pictures/financials/etc. The min is perfect portable for taking notes and getting on the web away from home.

Like it's been said before it's a damn shame Jobs doesn't want one of these because I love mine.

Dell Mini 10v: 1.6 GHz Atom, 2GB RAM, 64 GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series, Mac OS X 10.6.4, A04 BIOS, NBI 0.8.4 RC1
MacBook Pro: 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X 10.6.4
Mac mini: 2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 440GB HD, Mac OS X 10.6.4
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Default 01-13-2010, 02:32 PM

I have been using Mac for 18 years got the dell mini's as Apple don't make netbook's and I need something small to use.

Dell Mini 9 / 2 GB Ram / 16 GB RunCore / Bluetooth / A05 BIOS / OSX 10.6.1
Dell Mini 10 / 2GB Ram / 320 GB Hard Drive / Bluetooth / A06 BIOS / OSX 10.6.1
Acer Apire One 150 / 1.5 GB Ram / 120 GB Hard Drive / OSX 10.6.1
Apple Intel Imac / 2GHz Core Duo / 2GB Ram / 1 TB Hard drive / OSX 10.6.1 and Windows 7
Apple Intel Mac Mini / 2GHz Core 2 Duo / 4GB Ram / 500 GB Hard Drive / OSX 10.6.1
Apple MacPro / 2.93GHz 8 Core / 16GB Ram / 2 TB Hard Drive / OSX 10.6.1
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Default 01-14-2010, 07:34 AM

I have three Macs. I got the Dell because I could install OS X on it. However, after using a netbook for awhile, I have found that I'm going to get replace my MacBook Pro with an iMac when it's time to upgrade. The netbook form-factor is perfectly suited to my needs and it's unfortunate Apple doesn't play in this market (I understand why). Still, having used netbooks now, even if I couldn't use OS X, I would still have one. I appreciate the size that much (plus Ubuntu is really shaping up with its recent releases).

Mini 10v (160 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM, OS X 10.6.2, NBI 8.3, BIOS A04)
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Default 01-14-2010, 11:25 AM

Originally Posted by jvernet View Post
I have 63 macintosh at home:

Ma collection de Sasfepus (Apple macintosh)

Well, 64 now, with the HackinDell.


My main system is a 2007 MacBook, and an MDD 2xG4 1.25Ghz.
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Default 01-14-2010, 06:27 PM

Nice to see that there are others like me.

These are my Macs.

2008 iMac 2,8 Ghz 24 inch
2008 MacBook Aluminum 2.4 Ghz
iMac G4 800 Mhz
iMac G3 500 Mhz
Power Mac G4 CUBE 450 Mhz
2006 MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz

And of course my Dellintosh.
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