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  1. Do you still have any available? I'm located in Seattle, WA.
  2. It is definitely an interesting machine. The only color all-in-ones I've ever played with are LC 575-580 machines, and this has the very nice motherboard accessibility of those machines, but with the "cute" form factor of the 9" B&W Macs of old. I would do the same even for one of those Apple Network Servers. Now I know why my friends call me a nerd/geek. Sigh. Wow, you are definitely hardcore. The Colour Classic isn't heavy by any means, but it still wasn't fun to drag around by the second or third kilometer. Fortunately in Geneva, there was a nice brewpub on the way to, uh, r
  3. Here's a picture! When I saw it, my first thought was to do a Mystic upgrade, but I'm not entirely sure where I'm going to get an LC 575 motherboard; I'll keep my eyes open for one. I know the Color Classic was based on essentially the same motherboard as the LC IIs that graced my high school's computer lab (and those were slow even by the standards of the day, circa 1995), so I wasn't expecting much. I will say I've had quite a bit of experience playing with old Macs in the US, and it's generally quite a bit easier there to find people who share our tastes. Anyone know a good
  4. OK, booted it up today. It works fine for the most part (although the monitor does get the occasional reddish tint to it). It's running French System 7.5, and it has 10 MB RAM and an 80MB hard drive. It came with a bunch of software (French-language versions of Excel 4, Word 5.1, ClarisWorks 2, and Aldus PageMaker 4.2). It's pretty cool, but holy hell is this thing slow! I might try to downgrade it to 7.1 or 7.0.1 at some point.
  5. The front is very slightly yellowed, but it's next to impossible to notice except in specific lighting conditions. Man I got some weird looks carrying an old compact Mac through Geneva on a Friday night (at least I was with a group of people, who now think I am the biggest geek on the planet), but it was worth it!
  6. I saw it lying on a curb in Geneva and ended up carrying it halfway across the city, but I've liberated a Colour Classic, and it seems to be in near-new condition! I haven't booted it up to get specs on it yet, but I'll probably do that tonight. Pictures to come!
  7. Yup, there are several small skips in my building and quite a few HUGE ones just around. More than 90% is crap though (Pentiums, broken oscilloscopes, rickety CRTs, etc). Also, almost no Mac stuff, since physicists didn't really start using Macs until OS X. There is a B&W G3 that I've seen lying around, I'm trying to find out if it's actually been disposed of or if it's just lying there waiting for a new task. It is a dumpster-divers dream, but I have no car and a tiny studio apartment. I feel like Tantalus.
  8. So here at CERN, people occasionally pitch old computer hardware and I get to rummage through it. Today I picked up a Sun SparcStation2, complete with external CD-rom drive, several internal hard drives, a full bank of RAM and a 20" CRT monitor. Unfortunately, I haven't booted it up yet since I can't find the 13W3 cable to connect the monitor to the machine, but when I do, I'll try to track down a copy of SunOS 4.1.4, an older version of Solaris or maybe a Linux/BSD variant, throw it on there and see what happens. Oh, if I get Solaris for it, I'm going to try to track down a copy of MAE to put
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