Sometimes I think about buying an old PowerPC Mac, installing MacOS 9, and creating a small island of computing peace for me. Often this idealized machine of retrocomfort morphs into a different device, and sometimes I wish it was a G4 iMac running MorphO…

… “Sometimes I think about buying an old PowerPC Mac, installing MacOS 9, and creating a small island of computing peace for me. Often this idealized machine of retrocomfort morphs into a different device, and sometimes I wish it was a G4 iMac running MorphOS, or an Amiga running AmigaOS 4.1.”

@otso
25M

I have a powerbook G4 laptop which I fixed up (a little bit) and a MacOS Tiger disc. It’s a bit slow and the battery is shot but it runs fine. I’ve been looking to get rid of it. Would this help?

I went through a period where I was doing all of my recreational computing on the same computer(s) I was doing work, but exclusively in Cool-Retro-Term. It was good for producing a different context, and something about CRT makes the pace feel slower.

I really like this post, it brings up some good points, specifically for me seperating “work and other stressful things” and “things that bring peace” to two different operating systems with different points.

@ajz
mod
creator
25M

👍

Going back in time with computers and Internet
!retro