My Vintage Macs
Mac SE Soon!
Macintosh Performa 630CD Soon!
iMac G3 Soon!
(they're not vintage to me)
Okay, maybe I lied in the subtitle thing. A couple are vintage. But for the most part, these are the computers I grew up with. If I didn't have them when I was a kid, they were the models I always wanted. Thankfully, these are now dirt cheap and still shockingly usable.
You might say: "But kallisti! How do you use computers from 20 years ago for anything modern?"
The answer is mostly thanks to an awesome community of users that have spent a hell of an amount of time keeping these systems useful, and the fact that old software doesn't go off.
My typical PowerPC Mac setup goes something like this:
✰ Sorbet Leopard: this is a crucial thing for PowerPC Macs! It's a streamlined version of Mac OS X Leopard that removes all Intel code and backports a lot of improvements from Mac OS X 10.6, including backports of Safari similar to Leopard WebKit that make it super usable and fast!
✰ Discord Lite, a lightweight Discord client that works great on PowerPC, from the amazing dosdude1.
✰ InterwebPPC, my backup browser for when the version of Safari in Sorbet Leopard doesn't work.
✰ CorePlayer for video - this is amazing software and lets G4s and G5s play 720p or even 1080p video!
✰ Various old versions of software like Photoshop, Cyberduck for FTP, iTerm, etc.
I have a silly naming scheme for computers in my house where they're named after Star Trek ship classes - you'll see these in the subheader on each page and also on their wallpapers cause I'm terrible like that.