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Last year when the Amazon Kindle Fire first hit the market, I bought one for US$199 to do research for a book. Since the book was published, I haven't touched the Fire at all -- until now. Based on a story I posted the other day about running an old version of the Mac OS on a Nook Simple Touch,...

June 25th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It would seem that today is retro theme day on TUAW, at least for me that is. Jordan saw my last post about the System 6 theme for Wordpress and he let me know about his retro themes for RapidWeaver. You can pick from System 7, System 8 (my first Mac ran 8.6, ahh the memories), or even Be (which isn...

August 21st 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sure, all these new Macs are great, but sometimes you just want your Mac to sound like System Seven. Luckily, Uneasysilence has heard your pleas and has made several 'retro' Mac alert sounds available on his blog. Wild Eep, Sosumi, ChuToy, Submarine (which is my favorite)... they are all there! Go g...

May 2nd 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The WebSE is pure genius. This little Flash application simulates System 7, so you can take a trip down Mac memory lane no matter what OS your iMac is booted into. It even has AfterDark on it!I love the Internet.

April 7th 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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You read the title of this post correctly. Thanks to the Internet Archive we can watch this episode of PBS's 'Computer Chronicles' which showcases the two hottest OS releases of 1991: System 7 for the Mac and something called PC DOS 5.0.It is great to watch this show from 14 years ago and marvel at...

December 20th 2005 at 10:30am 0 Comments