|Welcome to my computer museum! Come step back in time with me and visit the exciting, diverse days of computing past!|
|Detailed information, photographs and other snippets of data for each system will be filled in slowly over time. Watch this space for updates!|
Featuring the somewhat uncommon DoveSnap upgrade board set. This included a small riser PCB fitted with the 128K Mac Plus ROMs to replace the original 64K Mac 512K ROMs and an expansion memory board to take the system up to 1 Meg of RAM. At least one of the DRAMs on my memory expansion board seems to have gone, but the system will POST and run as basically a 512Ke.
This FDHD model with 20 Meg internal hard disk drive provides all the classic Mac experience with all the modern conveniences. The ability of the Mac SE to use ADB peripherals means never being caught short for a keyboard or mouse. This machine runs System 7 and with MacTCP and a Cayman Gatorbox, it can connect to the Internet via LocalTalk.
The first computer from Apple at the $10,000 price point since the introduction of the Lisa! The hardware design of the Mac IIfx included several sophisticated features not seen in other Macs, the capabilities of which sometimes were only tapped in A/UX.
Macintosh Quadra 800
Macintosh Quadra 950 (as Apple WGS 95)
Running A/UX 3.0.1
Power Macintosh 6100/60 DOS Compatible
Power Macintosh 8500/200
With sophisticated onboard A/V capabilities, this machine was almost as cool as the BeBox when it was released. Steve Wozniak and Larry Tesler were quoted as saying the system was their favorite Mac of the time. The easily replaceable CPU and a sizeable number of DIMM sockets provided the Power Mac 8500 a long usable life.
The first PowerBook (and possibly the first laptop sold commercially in volume) with an active matrix color LCD screen. Also connected to the Internet via LocalTalk using a Cayman Gatorbox.
Newton MessagePad 130
The Newton line was visionary when released, the first PDA sold to provide natural handwriting recognition.
COMMODORE BUSINESS MACHINES
Amiga 500 (2)
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
VAXstation 3100/30 GPX (2)
VAXstation 3100/76 SPX
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES
PS/2 Model 30 8086
Featuring the uncommon MC88100 RISC microprocessor! The MVME181 was the most basic of the MC88K MVME CPU modules produced by Motorola including one 20 MHz MC88100 CPU, two MC88200 CMMUs, eight megabytes of RAM, two serial ports, RTC and VME glue logic.
NeXTstation Turbo Color
OSBORNE COMPUTER CORPORATION
Indigo R3000 LG1
Indigo R4000/100 LG1
Indigo R4400/150 Galileo Elan
Indy R4400/200 NG8
Indigo2 R4400/200 XZ
Indigo2 R8000/75 Extreme
Indigo2 R10000/175 Extreme
SPARCstation 20/Netra i