Mini Mac Museum

My home office is finally set up more or less the way that I want it (although it could use a paint job – beige is so ‘00s). Part of the plan for this one was to give me a bit of space to display my collection.

From left to right, we have:

  • Glass Macintosh Picasso Sign (I’d wanted one of these ever since I was a kid)
  • Macintosh 512K with SCSI upgrade. (The last time I tested this, it booted with a Sad Mac and an error that suggests a problem with the RAM. That’s a project for another day though).
  • Macintosh Plus (AFAIK, this one works)
  • Macintosh SE/30 (My current project Mac and the topic of my current post series)
  • Macintosh Classic II (This one has something resembling the checkerboard screen issue, but that’s a project for another day.)

On the desk below, I have an Indigo iMac that is the kids’ computer. Can’t go wrong with $10 at a garage sale, and it even came with a printer!

Under my desk on the other side of the room, I have a PowerMac G4 MDD (The most powerful Mac that can boot Mac OS 9 natively), a PowerMac G5 DP 2.7GHz (The most powerful PowerPC Mac), and a PowerBook G3 “Pismo” on the desk (This one is my machine for playing classic games). There’s also an Aluminum PowerBook G4 hiding somewhere in the closet. I tried to get OS 9 running on that, based on the work of some people much smarter than me, with mixed results. But that’s a project (and blog post fodder) for another time.

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