Power Macintosh

Darth Maul PowerBook

Spooky, no?

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Painting the inside of the plastics preserves the shine.

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Powerbook 5300 Prototype

Clear Powerbook 5300
A clear prototype of the Powerbook 5300

How to successfully install Mac OS X 10.3 on Beige G3s

First of all, here are the specs of my machine:

Beige G3
Sonnet 400 MHz G4 upgrade w/ 1 MB L2 cache
768 MB RAM
40 GB IDE drive
4 GB 10,00RPM Cheetah SCSI drive
Apple UltraSCSI card
Radeon 7000
USB/Firewire PCI card
Toshiba DVD drive
Built-in Zip drive
Rev. A ROM

These instructions are based upon this machine. If you have any problems on a differently-abled Beige G3, please let me know so we can work towards a more complete Howto. This may or may not work with other Mac models. It should, but there may be other idiosyncrasies I don't know about. Keep in mind 10.3 will only work on G3 and above processors, so older machines will *not* work unless they have a G3 or G4 upgrade installed. Also, XPostFacto a17 has some preliminary support for the built-in video of Beige G3s, but I haven't tested it as of yet. I am doing all video on the Radeon 7000 for now, as I had problems with the built-in video on earlier versions of XPF. It may work, it may not. I'll probably test this soon so that I can get back my dual monitor setup. On to the install.

The Clear G3 Powerbook "101"

Clear-cased Powerbook G3/333
A clear prototype of the G3 Powerbook "101".

Cutting Edge Quatro 850

Cutting Edge Quatro 850 - front
The Cutting Edge Quatro 850 is a Quadra 650 repackaged in a larger, more expandable case.

Autovision 90

Autovision 90 - front
Automatix recased the Quadra 950 in an industrial strength rack-mountable case.

Mighty Kat!

A sleek blue Powerbook 2400

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Apple Confidential 2.0

The subtitle of Apple Confidential 2.0 does a really nice job of saying what the whole book is about. "The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company". I would agree that this is an up to date and thorough history of Apple Computers. This contains chapters on subjects as diverse as "Why 1985 wasn't like 1984" to "Woz's Wanderings". Since it would be almost impossible to summarize what's contained in this book, I've concentrated more on readability in this review.

iMac G5

Who needs a real G5?

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