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First ever used: Mac Quadra 950 in the Design Lab at my college.

First ever owned: Mac Performa 6200CD PowerPC
Though it is on a list of the worst Macs ever made I still have it and it still works. Someone also gave me an identical one that served me well up to Mac OS 9.1 and it still boots right up too. Oh, and I still have one functioning Apple Multiscan 15" Display that came with it, plus the peripherals. Guess Apple really built those old beige boxes to last!

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The first Mac I ever used was one of those older iMacs running Mac OS 8 or 9 (I don't remember exactly, but I know that it wasn't any version of Mac OS X) at a relative's house.

The first ever Mac I ever owned was a MacBook (just a regular MacBook, not a MacBook Pro), which was a 2008 model, which I got as a present on Christmas Day of 2008. It came preinstalled with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard and iLife '08.

I've since upgraded to iLife '09 a few days before the release of Snow Leopard, and upgraded to Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard a little less than a year after I got my MacBook.

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This topic is self explanatory. What was your first Mac you ever used. Whether it be in a shop, someone elses house, in your own home, which ever place it was, all the Mac users out there had a first.

My first Mac was, if I remember correctly, an iMac G3 in Telstra Tower. I was very confused about the round hockey puck mouse (being a Windows fan and used to PC mouses) I wasn't used to it and didn't use it very much as I found it strange to use. Also I wasn't use to the user interface being Mac OS 9 (or 8, not sure). Being used to Windows 98, it can be quite a big step and I wasn't at the time prepared to take it. Of course that was a long time ago when I was little and I've changed a lot since then. Currently, I use an iMac G3 regularly for e-mail, iTunes, internet and classic games and now with a hockey puck mouse.

Strange how at one stage you can think, "What is this? This looks strange." and then a few years later you can have one sitting on your desk and you using it regularly.


The Apple ][+, with 64k, a green screen monitor, and 80 column card.

The first "mac" was a Mac Classic...

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The first Mac I used was an PowerBook G4... As to the oldest I have used, a Tray loading iMac G3

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A mid-90s Power Mac running (I believe) OS 7.5 or OS 8. I don't remember.

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my first was a Quadra 650.... and it was the 'top' machine, together with the quadra 800... jesus i'm getting old... ;)

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The first mac I used was the iBook G3, the clamshell model. My parents owned it, but it died a nasty death. We dropped it in a parking lot and it got ran over by a van.

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My first Mac was a Mac Plus
My Second was a Mac SE
My third was a Mac SE/30
My fourth was a Mac Classic 2
My fifth was a Performa 630CD
My sixth was a PowerBook 1400
My seventh was a iMac Bondi Blue
My eighth was a iBook Bondi
My ninth was a MacBook White
My tenth was a MacBook Aluminum
My Eleventh is a Hackintosh.

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I've used the first macintosh and every mac ever made since, mostly through school and people I knew that have macs. But I never own a mac until a couple of years ago. I've been a PC guy for the most part. I actually own a hackintosh before splurging on a late 2008 model 15" Macbook Pro, my first real mac. Since then, I've also own an iPhone.

Since Win7 came out, I actually abandoned the hackintosh desktop. I use Win7 exclusively on my desktop PC and been pretty happy with it. I don't miss my hackintosh one bit. On the other hand, I still haven't found an equivalent PC laptop that is as good as the Macbook Pro. The main features I care about is not power or price, but features that are just unique to the Mac. Things like multi-touch trackpad, which I haven't seen one other PC laptop that does multi-touch as well as Apple did. Another is the back lit keyboard, not many PC laptop has this feature. And then there's the magnetic power adapter, it really saved my MBP from damages many times. The only drawback of the MBP is that it gets quite hot during intense use, but it doesn't happen that often.

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The first one I used was a Macintosh IIx, my work machine for a couple of years. The first one I owned was a Quadra 660AV running System 7 (and you thought Apple TV was a new thing...). Since then I've either owned or had on my desk at work every generation of Powermac apart from the beige G3. It's funny how you think they can't possibly get better with each one that comes your way. Switching from a B&W G3 to a dual G4 had me convinced that anything in the future would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Then I had my first dual 2.0 G5, a couple of years later that was replaced by a 2.7 quad, then a 2007 Pro and in the last few weeks my desk at work has been graced by a shiny new 12 core thing with a monster BTO spec. Might have to sell a kidney to get one of those at home.

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PowerMac G4 400MHz... my first Mac ever owned. First Mac ever touched and used G3 iMac Bondi... :D

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Can't remember. It could have been a Mac classic.

It was 1993. I was in fourth grade, and got addicted to Oregon Trails at my school.

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my first "real" mac was in a giant shop like mediaworld; before i used 2 hackintosh: tiger on a laptop with pentium centrino and snow leopard on my pc

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First or second Mac ever made by Apple, at a "computer course". Total waste of money, they taught us nothing and they were very jealous of their Mac, which is understandable, condiderig it cost one year salary!

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since im young, a first gen macbook w/gma 950 and 1gb ram on tiger...



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The first Apple I used was the Classic with black and white screen. The first I bought was the LC 475, the pizza one . Then I bought the G3 W/Blue and then the G4 MDD (Mirror Drive Doors) I love it , overclocked it and even made from the base of the metal rad, a plate to support watercooling.







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