The Laptops

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The first 10 years or so of my Mac life I never owned a laptop. Just didn’t have a need for one. But, when wireless came into view that all changed. Now, I don’t know how I would do without one. Initially we got an Apple Powerbook G3-333 Bronze keyboard,…

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On The Way

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My copy of iLife ’09 family pack is on the way. It should be here next week. I have been reading about some of the features and install suggestions. I am really anxious to play with it. Looking forward to putting my woodworking blog on a “normal” FTP web site…

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G4 Tower MDD

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My jump into linear video editing pushed me into a Power Mac G4 Mirror Drive Door (MDD) tower. This was quite an improvement over the Beige G3. It was the top of the line machine of it’s day when I bought it, running Dual Processors (DP) at 1.4 GHz. This…

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Beige G3

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Because of my continued “need for speed” and video editing projects I moved from the PowerPC 7100 to the Power Macintosh G3, also known as the “beige” G3, the “gray” box and/or the “platinum” G3. It came in a desktop and mini tower configuration. I got the mini tower.

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iLife ’09

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Apple states that iLife ’09 will ship tomorrow. That is super. Today I went onto Amazon and spent the $75 gift certificate that my friend gave me for Christmas for the Family Pack. Then, I can install it on the iMac and our MacBook. Many times I will sit out…

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Power Mac 7100

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About the time I felt I needed a more powerfull Mac, Apple released the Power Macintosh 7100 Desktop machine. This was one of the first machines with the new PowerPC chip from Motorola. Initially, there were three models, a 6100, 7100 and 8100. I bought the middle model, the 7100….

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LC III

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My Mac history finally evolved to the need for color capabilities. At the time it was either get a more home oriented, consumer machine or go all out for a very pricey Macintosh II system that I really could not afford. The logical choice for me was the LC III….

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Quicktime 7.6

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Apple released an updated version of Quicktime with improvements and security fixes. I have installed it on my two machines, all is working well. However, Quicktime is such an integral part of the Mac OS there usually are problems with upgraded versions.

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