How many years using the mac?

How many years have YOU used a Mac?

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Recycle Me!
I'm 20 years old. I've used macs since my Elementary school got an LCII, I believe in my third or fourth grade... Could have been 5th... Before that, I was using Apple IIC's. The first computer I purchased was a Quadra 605. It was top o' the line with it's 100 meg hard drive and 66 mhz processor.



Originally posted by PowermacG4_450
Im VERY interested to learn how many years you all have used a mac.
When I was in *thinking back* grade 5, we got a apple IIe in our class. Odelle lake....oregon trail....where in the world is carmen san diego...ah yes....old school! :D

But as for actual macs.....well, I've been using them since the Mac SE.....


Hack the Planet!@#
Ever since my parents bought a Mac SE-30 top of the line brand new. I have for as long as I can even rememeber. I'm only 17 (born in 1985) but remember playing games like Dark Castle and Iago and Reader Rabbit or painting pictures and printing them on our dot-matrix printer on the thing since the dawn of my memory. Been a Mac addict ever since, so basically my whole life.


ill never 4get watsisname
Horay for dark castle!!!! eeeeeek awk awk awk. That game was WICKED, i loved it.

Ive had a Mac since the beginning of time. The first one i can remember is a Macintosh SE (just like the old startup pic pre 10.2) 10" B&W screen finder 6.x
we had one before that but i cant remember what it was. My parents picked out the Mac because it had a better screen!!

I still got this little beauty. Starts up in no time. Fans getting a bit noisy these days!! Ran dark castle like a dream!!

The Mac SE
CPU: MC68000
CPU speed: 8 Mhz
Floppy: 1 800k 3.25"
HD: about 20Mb
Monitor: 1 bit (Black & White) 512x342
Min System 6.0.3
introduced: March 1987
terminated: October 1990

My dad still uses his Powerbook 180c for email and wordprocessing, it was released in 1993. Still goes like a charm, apple perfected the art of making the computer sleep AND wakeup a good 10 years ago!!

CPU: MC68030
CPU speed: 33 Mhz
Floppy: 1.44 MB SuperDrive
HD: 80Mb
Screen: Active Matrix 10" 4 bit (16 Grays) 640x400 (180)
Min System Software: 7.1

And my iMac 400 G3.

I have had many others but these are the ones i still have.


Ah, you youngsters are helping me recall so many fond memories of lost loves:

Classic 2
Quadra 660 AV (the best ever! - for its time)
Powerbook 140b
Newton 110 (I don't care what they say - it was ahead of its time)
iMac - original
G4 450

Of course, I can't forget my Amigas, but that is another story.


Rusher of Din
Hmm, well I chose 0-5 since I have had my G4, and first Mac, since last Nov. All because of OS X. But, we did have Apple IIe's in high school. Should I count that? That would have been about 16 years ago. :eek:


UC Gundam Freak
i have a similar experience. i have been using the mac
since dec '01 when i purchased a 867 quicksilver. however
my first experience with apple was back in 84 i think, when i
got my second computer ever.... an apple //c.

oh and an ex girlfriend in college had a mac classic, which
i used even though i was into pcs at that point.


My first mac I owned was a SE, however we hooked up 9 macs(512's?) to a SE/30 in our HS lab, along side the 20 or so Apple IIe's long before that.

First Apple - II, II plus, IIe.

Have since owned, SE/30, II, IIci, IIfx, IIsi, Centris 650, 7100, 8100, and my current mac is a beige G3/266.

Of course, it has many mods to it. That would make it about 16-17 years on macs.


Back in '87... The ol' SE was quite a beauty.

I remember my addictions:

Dark Castle
Leather Goddess of Phobos

That was the time I realized that I wanted to do networking.. when I got my SE and my friends SE hooked up via localtalk to play Falcon Flight Simulator.



Anyone remember Uninvited? That was my fix. Still have it somewhere.



Super Moderator
Apple II Plus (color) was my first introduction into the Apple world. I've been with them ever since.

I used to play Load Runner most of the time, but I also lost many hours to programming in BASIC.

I still have some floppy disks in my parent's house somewhere. I'll have to hunt them down the next time I visit.



I was a die hard mac basher until I used my roomates mac 6 years ago. Even at 75 Mhz it was faster than my 233 PI. Around that time was the first time I was introduced to NEW apple hardware. we watched the macworld webcast giving the world the first look at the B&W G3. 3 months after that I had one sitting on my desk. I've been in love ever since.


Super Moderator
I had Karateka as well!

I forgot about it until just now... :D


Been using the Mac since 1986. Everything from a 512Ke, IIci, IIfx, IIsi, LC LCII, SE, SE/30, 7200, Beige G3, B&W G3, G4, iMac 333 and iBook.


My first Mac was an SE in '87. They were practically giving them away for $3,000.
Before that it was an Apple II. I still have them both and will keep them forever.