ITT: 00s tech nostalgia (2000-2005/6ish only, anything after that was Bieber iPhone Facebook shit)
>tfw its 2016 and you still cant build a rig as cool looking as that imac.
first laptop I ever saw thought it was a some alien tech
The best way to enjoy Gameboy.
Sitting in a box in the other room. Not sure what to do. Don't really have the space to keep it out, and it's probably worth $50 now if I try to sell it.
Use it for its intended purpose.
i remember programming lego mindstorms on these in elementary school
Very first PC I ever saw when I was around 10 in 2001, in some office I believe
The startup jingle was very cool and that was really the only thing I can remember from that time
Probably could actually, he'd need to find ways to plug the empty ports the NUC won't have though, not to mention he'd have to adapt it to the internal VGA cable.
Doesn't seem worth it, he'd be better off installing Linux on it or getting a proper X server and just running resource-heavy applications remotely if he wants to use it as something other than an offline productivity system/gaming shitbox/clock
Holy shit my school library still has those computers. They are slow as fucking shit.
I noticed that this particular time happens to be also when you were a teenager. Why do you think that is?
>anything after the iphone was shit
usenet turds would like a word
nostalgia is a lie that can turn physical abuse into a positive memory, let alone garbage technology from not even 10 years ago
I set my mom's shop with a high-end config early 2002 G4, figured whatever, it would be absolutely fine for spreadsheeting and P4 boxes from the same era have no problem with ebay/wiki surfing.
Replaced it after a few months, customers absolutely loved it but god PPC hardware aged like shit, could handle multi-tab workloads and it was stables as fuck but damn, loading pages was slow. It made a great clock and spreadsheet box but if you had to research a new consignment, forget about it.
if you don't mind emulating, I've got a better way
>windows shill site shitting on other platforms
Color me surprised.
Made me curious anyway, last time I used a G5 regularly in 2010 it was pretty nice.
According to these the performance seemed about on-par with what Intel had at the time, there's also this one http://www.infoworld.com/article/2679339/operating-systems/power-mac-g5-is-apple-s-best-work-yet.html totally sucking its dick about memory bandwidth, I'll have to go dig mine out and test that myself.
The innards of the 1st gen rev A and rev B iMac G5s were laid out beautifully and it was easily serviceable (just pop off the back panel). It's clear that a lot of thought was put into it.
Sadly every iMac since they added in the iSight and made it thinner (third gen I think) has been a nightmare to work on, requiring you to take out the screen to do anything to them.
>damn, loading pages was slow
Sweet little company called IBM invented this thing called the "AT" standard in around 1985, you may know it as ATX since the late 90s. nowadays... they still have ATX
>you may know it as ATX since the late 90s.
ATX doesn't really have that much in common with the AT form factor.
Also, "standards" is the last place where I would jump on /g/'s retarded IBM worship bandwagon by far.
nothing wrong with emulating but if you still have the physical carts, the gba-sp is still the best option.
I play all of my gb and gbc by injecting the rom into vc on 3ds.
Guy is kind of a tool but he has a whole website dedicated to modding the iMac G4 with modern hardware
Aside from the occasional Apple product, I don't think there was an era where tech design had worse taste.
At least in the 90s everything looked very business like, in the early 00s things tried to look slightly cool but just looked cheap and garish.
People would do horrible case mod ricing at the time, and it actually would be an improvement, so what does that say about the default?
>boring, cheap facebook machine shitbox
At least PPC Macs have an interesting architecture, history and extant community of collectors and developers, in contrast to a random hipster with a dremel who ruins a piece of high-end RISC hardware because he can't play gaymes on it.
>boring, overpriced facebook machine shitbox
At least x86 has an interesting architecture, history and extant community of collectors and developers, in contrast to a random hipster with a dremel who ruins a marvel of miniaturization in hardware by stuffing it in a doorstop because he can't see a faggy apple in the top left corner.
February 04. I was on it by September, it opened to all .edus around early 05 iirc
Then they did global groups in 05, let kids on in 06, got rid of the classic wall around mid 06 too, etc etc. By 06 it was already a thing and had already begun to shapeshift
You won't get fantastic loading times on the internet and HD media playback will probably be limp (maybe, never tried it), but other than that you'll be alright. Unless you want to use it for development or server use you'd probably be better off just keeping OS X on it since you'd have access to a larger library of software/abandonware actually contemporary to the system and get more use out of it that way. Plus better browser support with TFF.
More like 18-36. The Gen-Xers are pushing 40 hard (and aging hilariously and without any grace). Whatever the next generation will be called, they're starting to bleed into the under-21 cohort and they're a different generation that frightens and confuses me
>tfw age 29
>tfw come of age when economy collapsed
I had a $2500 2003 dual GPU G4 workstation.
It went up in literal smoke and I thought it would catch fire. Thank god Adobe came to their senses and ported their tools to Windows.
Macintrash, never again.
> The problem is that the internet
> has become needlessly heavy.
> In the realm of things people
> do with computers, nothing save
> for 3D games and maybe DAWs+NLEs
> has had a resource usage curve
> anywhere near as drastic as the
> treating browsers as operating
> systems are the fucking scourge.
> If it weren't for that the usefulness
> range of computers would easily
> reach back another 5 years from
> where it is now.
This this this this this
Fuck apps fuck the cloud fuck webgl fuck asm.js fuck jquery fuck json fuck ajax burn it all get me out of this nightmare
"Gmail was a mistake" -Miyazaki
Holy FUCK do I hate the Intel revision that came out after the G5's, you have to crack them open with a credit card, which always takes me either 2 seconds, or 10 minutes.. it's never straightforward.
Somehow, working on the new slimlines is easier.
I always thought these looked really cool.
It's funny to go and look at old magazines and see the weird-ass ways engineers tried to use to fit CD-ROM drives into laptops when they first started out.
Thank g-d IBM, Apple and friends won in the end.
The only shit here is the shit you're eating from your own hands, my friend.
Is a single autist who spent a few months ago relentlessly spamming his epic hands meme in every thread that mentioned apple.
It wasn't funny then, and it wasn't funny now.
I need to get either an airport card or a 300ft Ethernet cable
I used to own a first-gen 27" iMac (quad 2.66 Core i5 750) and that thing was a nightmare to work on. Not because it was hard to open mind you, no... that was simple. Just grab a suction cup, pull off the front glass, and then unscrew the display panel.
The hard part was disconnecting the two display ribbons after tilting up the display, because they were stupidly short (like 2-3" max) and fragile. Even for a guy like me who has medium sized hands with spindly fingers unplugging those safely was damn near impossible given the space I had to work in.
And then of course once you were done replacing your spinning rust or whatever you had to reconnect those stupid tapes under the same working conditions that they were unplugged in, which is even harder.
That machine was a workhorse and its display is beautiful but I can't stress how happy I am that I'll never have to maintain any of that model ever again. Glad to hear the newer ones are better.
It's OK, mine is fucked up, (you can kinda see the scratchfest in the pic) but 1600x1200 on a 17in display isn't total shit. It's 2 USB ports still work too.
>mfw dual 450mhz but only 512mb of ram.
Not him but it's a pretty good display, 1600x1200 Diamondtron CRT with an ADC connection
My 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 handles everything but extremely JS intense sites fine, NoScript helps a lot. As for my dp 2GHz G5 it has no issues with the Internet.
it's kind of minimal especially for web use, if you can work with it it's alright but it is kind of annoying, before I got my hands on this box I was using an overclocked G3/400 with 512 and it went pretty good
that bullshit destroyed so many SATA drives
RIP raptors ;_;
>crack them open with a credit card
Worst part is this is they took this out on the smaller size intel ones that had a black back, so stacking them on a palet to ship out from work was a bitch and a half
How's the WiFi on your PowerBooks? Mine wouldn't work if I was any more than three feet away from the source. Had to use my phone as a hotspot all the time.
here's your typical early 00s gaming case
2008 reporting in but i'm posting because the design was released at the end of 2006.
Anyone ITT know anything about old GPUs? I've got a Geforce 3 Ti 500 that won't work. Fan turns on, but the monitor doesn't. No beep codes, no error messages. Just doesn't work in any system I try it with. Is the card dead or can I fix it somehow? I'd like to put it in my retro gaming PC since it'd be a nice upgrade over the 3 Ti 200 currently serving in there. Pic related.
If you get one of the more powerful ones probably.
If I had an old Mac I'd use it, but there's no way I'm going to spend $50 on an iBook or $400 on a G5 system.
Not to mention it was annoying to even get it working on a VM in the first place.
Check out this weapons grade supercomputer!!!