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I am relatively new to Mac, having purchased my first Macbook Pro only several months ago. One thing that made me switch from Windows machines was an old Titanium Powerbook (Tiger) that was kicking around the office. Not many people there use Macs, so this Powerbook is in "like new" condition. It's a beautiful piece of workmanship, and still functions fairly well for simple tasks. I was in awe. Since then, I have also acquired an iBook SE Clamshell (Panther). It's bizarre and amazing to behold. It's like brand new, no joke. These two laptops are a joy to use, but obviously not very practical as a "main" machine at all, so that's not my goal.
So my questions are; is there a "quiver" of simple apps that are useful and functional for these gently aged units? Has anyone who loves working with the older Macs built up a selection of preferred software that is fun and functional for occasional use? Might any of you have stumbled upon a hobbyist website or blog dedicated to some of this older hardware that is not quite dead, put past it's optimal life?
I love my new Macbook, just like I love my iPod and my iPhone, but I'm the kind of person who still likes to listen to vinyl records from time to time and appreciates driving old cars once in a while. And spending a few hours now and again with these old Apple creations is very pleasurable, but they don't surf the web well at all, so any advice would be welcome.
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