And we’re back! Site rebuild complete but there’s work to do

Dear reader, it’s been a while since I put finger to keyboard and published an article here on vintageapplemac.com, with the most recent being way back in July when I wrote about the Apple Art Library I had found on a Sales & Marketing Resource CD. That was a fun little article, with some awesome...

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Apple Art Library

I was overjoyed to stumble across a great find on a near quarter century old Macintosh CD recently; the Apple Art Library! I often scour the web for obscure Macintosh files, looking for anything weird and whacky to play with and then archive here. Jason Scott, free-range archivist at Internet Archive, uploaded a bunch of...

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Macworld 1999 magazine PDFs

Here’s some Saturday evening entertainment for you: all of the Macworld UK magazines from 1999 in PDF format! Note that I specify “Macworld UK”. These are the British editions of the magazine so quite different from the 1999 scans of the US edition found on the Internet Archive and in various other places on the...

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Mac Selection Shovelware CDs

Following on from my previous article discussing my magazine cover disc collection, I’ve been poring over a bunch of early CDs and came across a couple of gems I’d forgotten I had; Mac Selection volumes 6 and 7! These are really nice examples of the mid to late 90s “shovelware” phenomenom, where distributors would compile...

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Magazine cover discs aka shiny little plastic time capsules

Whilst it’s loads of fun tinkering with old Mac computers and playing old games, the experience is inherently in the abstract; it’s 2018 and we’re doing this stuff decades after the fact. But there are ways to immerse ourselves more fully in the moment. At the absolute heart of my Macintosh collection is a great...

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Apple Peripheral Systems brochure

Well, it’s been a while since my last substantive article so I thought I’d scan and upload some decades old Apple marketing literature! But first, let me fill you in with what I’ve been up to. I spent much of January in “Acquisition Mode”, which was basically me spending money on eBay in pursuit of...

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GayOS

Because inclusivity starts at your start up screen! Just a very quick post to share this thing I found in my archive (some 60GB or so of stuff I have spread across a few Mac-formatted drives!) of software; GayOS. It’s a startup screen graphic, and one celebrating gay pride. It’s easy to forget, in these...

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Transferring files between vintage Macs and the modern world

You’ve got a vintage Macintosh and some games on floppy but you want more! From where, I hear you cry! From the web, of course! The internet is chock full of great software (not least of all on vintageapplemac.com with our tens of gigabytes of Mac shareware!) but getting it from the internet to your...

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Putting preaching into practice and helping a hobbyist out

I’ve waxed lyrical recently about the value of software preservation, particularly the preservation of software from floppy disks, and had a chance to put my philosophy to the test when a cry for help went up in a Macintosh group on Facebook. A user was looking for a copy of disk 2 of ClarisWorks 2.0,...

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Battle of the Disk Copy versions

So, my previous article raised a few heckles here and there but I did learn something interesting regarding Disk Copy. In short, I had included in my floppy preservation methodology the use of Disk Copy 6.3.3 to make images of Macintosh floppies. Turns out that that might not be the best idea as 6.3.3 makes...

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