I’m really starting to dig the collections-within-collections here.
When I first started out collecting, I basically wanted a 128K, 512K, Mac Plus, and an SE. In the process of collecting those, I pretty much wanted everything and anything I could get my hands on. And while that’s still kinda true, I’m starting to focus mini collections like Mac-like things, (QuickTake cameras, Newtons) Airport Base Stations, iPods, posters, and now, Apple branded software and Operating Systems.
I hit the mother-load with this $30 lot. $5 bucks a piece? Garage sale prices!
Wow, that’s 2 AppleWorks! You know what they say: Two’s a coincidence. Three’s a collection! Almost there! System 7.5
Prior to scoring this lot, I had already picked up a copy of 7.5 to put on my Color Classic. I was hoping it was 7.5.5, but the eBay selling didn’t post that so I crossed my fingers. It turned out to be 7.5.3.
The box was a little beat up, but that’s OK
The MacLink and AOL disk were missing, but it still came with the Internet Connection Kit, which is pretty cool.
The 7.5 box that came with the lot looked a little different than the one I already had. It turned out to be 7.5.0. As a nice bonus, it came with a cool eWorld pamphlet and CD-ROM. System 7.6
This one is in pretty nice shape. Too bad it’s missing the MacLink and AOL disks.System 8.0
Very nice to finally get my hands on OS 8. The iMac that I scored had OS 8.6 installed. However, the installation was corrupt and it didn’t boot. I jumped right to OS 9 since I didn’t have an OS 8 disk. So I’ve never really had the chance to tinker with OS 8.System 8.5
Ooooh! QuickTime 3 Pro! For free!OS X 10.1
I also just scored 2 unopened OS X 10.1 upgrades. I’m amazed at how cheap these were. One got kind of banged up in the mail, so I opened it. I couldn't resist. At $8.95 each, I was going to keep one sealed and open one anyway. So I guess it worked out.
Sweet how it came with an OS 9 upgrade too. I think that extra “Welcome to Mac OS X” book is going to end up in a frame. It looks pretty cool.
Pretty sweet to see OS X from the early days. I should throw that on my iMac. It kind of runs like a dog with 10.2.
I’d love to get my hands on the Public Beta as well as the 10.0 retail box, but those are getting really hard to find nowadays. Patience.