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  1. PB145B

    Coolest 68k Powerbooks to own?

    Fully agree aside from the fact that I think these are very easy to work on! I’ve always found the design to be dead simple and I love it. Yeah, the 160/165s are so cool, I’m probably going to get one pretty soon. Would complement my passive 145B nicely! The passive displays are great on these...
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    Coolest 68k Powerbooks to own?

    Yeah, the plastic sucks on them. Very thin and brittle.
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    Haven't been active here in a while! I have not gone anywhere though, and I'm still in the...

    Haven't been active here in a while! I have not gone anywhere though, and I'm still in the hobby! I haven't done too much with vintage Macs in quite a while actually. I just pulled my PowerBook 145B and 170 back out yesterday and I'm going to be getting them back in top shape soon hopefully.
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    Coolest 68k Powerbooks to own?

    The 100 series (from 140 on up) are my favorites. I like the look, feel and overall simple design of them. Pretty reliable too aside from some screen and plastic standoff issues, most of which can be fixed fairly easily. I think the keyboards are great despite what some say, and the trackballs...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Thanks for the info! I'm glad to hear you don't think they aren't too hard to service. I am surprised that you think it's easier than the older ones, but then again I've never had one so I couldn't say for sure. The great thing about the older design with magnets in my opinion is that you don't...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Yes, I agree. It's not to say they didn't make anything good afterwards, because they did, but that's definitely the "golden age." While we're on that subject, I will say the 2012 to 2020 iMacs have been growing on me lately. The decision to go from magnets to adhesive to hold the glass on was...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Yes, very sad. 100% agree! For "modern" laptop designs, the first-gen unibody is definitely one of the greatest of all time. Honestly they are easier to take apart than a lot of older laptops I've dealt with! Pretty much everything Apple was making around that time was top-notch. The first gen...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Nice! Yeah, it's crazy how easy these first-gen unibodies are to service. I only had to reference a take apart guide once during the restoration/rebuild of this 2010. I like the retina models a lot too, though I do wish the memory was socketed. Soldering the SSD in on the 2016 and later (I...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Yes, they are some of the best MacBooks ever made in my opinion because of their of build quality and serviceability. I'd love to get a mid-2012 13" or 15" (or both!) at some point.
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    PB145B’s finds

    I have wanted a 15" first-gen unibody MacBook Pro for a while now, and I finally have one! It's a mid 2010 model I built from two different units. This one was originally a 2.4 i5, but It now has a 2.66 i7 board in it. It also had a non working aftermarket battery which has been replaced with...
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    PB145B’s finds

    I ended up installing High Sierra on the Mid 2009 iMac with @dosdude1's patcher. Very happy with how it runs! I swear I think it runs even better than El Capitan did on here. Only issue is every time I boot the computer up it starts with the brightness all the way down and I have to turn it back...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Wow, that's crazy! I really didn't think that was possible. The Early 2009 is very similar to the Mid 2009. The mid 2009 is a slightly cost and feature reduced version of the early 2009 for the educational market. Would be fun to see it run on here, but I don't think it'd be much fun to use...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Hah, I'm not even sure that's possible on a C2D! Probably not. I think High Sierra would do decent enough though, as long as there aren't too many weird glitches or hardware incompatibilities.
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    PB145B’s finds

    Crazy that's it's been almost two years since I last posted here! I haven't went anywhere though. Still loving my vintage computers (Macs and PCs). I did find this nice little Mid 2009 20" iMac recently at Goodwill. Was untested but ended up working fine! I had wanted one of these early...
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    No idea, but I had an extremely hard time finding much information about it. I didn’t see a place where it could even be purchased either. I am extremely grateful that @aladds shared a copy of it though!
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    PB145B’s finds

    Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve posted here! I’ve finally gotten a MessagePad running NOS 2.0, something I’ve been looking hard for for the last month or so. I recently pulled my MessagePad 100 back out and it has inspired me to start collecting more Newtons. I found this really clean...
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    The disk image in that zip file contained the full version! Thank you very much! My MP120 is very happy now. 😄
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    Will give them a try! Thanks!
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    Does anyone know where the full version of Newtpaint can be had? The demo is readily available, but it’s pretty useless since it expires after a while. Thanks!
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    View image files on Newton OS 2.0?

    What’s the best/easiest method for viewing image files (bmp, gif, etc) on Newton OS 2.0 (not 2.1) devices? I can’t really find a straightforward way to do it and I think I could save myself some time by asking here. I found a media viewer (forget the name) but it seems to require several other...
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