What was your first Mac?

Michael Baturin

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My first Mac was when I was around 6 or so. Parents got it for us used (sister and I)

It was an Apple IIGS...I remember playing wordmunchers and a game that trained on how to use a mouse.

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Funnily enough I have used PC's since then. I plan on getting a 22" iMac soon.
 

CanadianNemo

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By the time I could afford to buy my own laptop, I was in university and their online exam software isn't compatible with Macs, so I bought a Toshiba. Well of course, that Toshiba just died. A friend borrowed me her (really) old MacBook to use until I can afford a new one. But the thing is still running Tiger. It's pretty much useless. So my first Mac has not been a great experience.
 

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I, too, opted for the "upgrade" to 512k of memory in 1984. I think that brought the price close to $3500. I had some kind of modem that plugged into the keyboard - I'm sure it was lightning fast!
 

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What's a Mac?
Seriously though, I've never owned one, and have never even used one either....and it will probably be years before I upgrade my new PC, so not sure when, and if I'll ever try a Mac.
 

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I was a Mac developer back in the mid 80s so my first was the original Mac Classic (128K) then I upgraded it to a Fat Mac (512K). I think it originally cost $2500. Good times, good times.
 

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My first was a 1st gen 15" MBP back in Feb/Mar '06. Just 2 weeks ago, I bought a 2.2 Ghz i7 15 incher with the faster 500 GB hd & 8 GB of RAM. The migration assistant feature has really sold me on sticking with the platform even though I've never cared for the cutesy names Apple has always used for programs and functions.

YMMV
 

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I'm another late joiner to the Mac "Cult".

I bought a 2008 MacBook and was instantly hooked. 1GB of RAM which I later upgraded to 2GB (doesn't seem much does it) with a 2Ghz Dual-Core processor on board.

I loved it, still do. Love my iMac and MBP more, though.
 

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At the risk of dating myself, my first Mac was an LC in college. It had a whopping 16 MHz processor and a 40MB hard drive. I loved it and thought it was far superior to my roommate's IBM PS/1. However, a guy who lived next door to me in the dorm freshman year had me beat - he had a modem to go with his Mac Quadra. We didn't really understand what this mysterious modem thing did aside from let him connect to the engineering school to access files.
 

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really? what kind of stuff did you guys program? what langauge?
I worked for Hayes Microcomputer Products. They made modems so I worked on communications software (called Smartcom) and a very short lived database utility called Please. We also made the first internal modem for Macs when Apple created a model that had slots like a PC. I did an app for that that let you turn a Mac into a communications server. This was back in the late 80s and very early 90s. All work was done using standard Ansi C, long before they came out with Objective C.
 
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I worked for Hayes Microcomputer Products. They made modems so I worked on communications software (called Smartcom) and a very short lived database utility called Please. We also made the first internal modem for Macs when Apple created a model that had slots like a PC. I did an app for that that let you turn a Mac into a communications server. This was back in the late 80s and very early 90s. All work was done using standard Ansi C, long before they came out with Objective C.
are Apple servers also written in c? because i know certain sun servers are java and i believe windows servers are still c#.
 

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are Apple servers also written in c? because i know certain sun servers are java and i believe windows servers are still c#.
If modern Mac programs are like iPhone apps, they are written in Objective C which is Apple’s version of C. It adds extensions and syntax structures to make C more object oriented.
 

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My parents bought our family an Apple IIe in 1984. It was awesome!