In 1999, the Grape iMac G3 was a hot commodity.

Dad's old Grape iMac

Over Halloween weekend, my 6 year old and I almost “put down” my dad’s old iMac G3 (by formatting the hard drive.) We felt compelled to record a sort of memorial video to it, remembering the old glory of the OS 9 launcher, Oregon Trail, and more.

It turns out we needed an OS 9 system CD to format the drive, which I didn’t have at the time. On our next trip to Manhattan, I’ll probably put her to sleep. Bye, bye, grape iMac G3. You served our family well.

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2 Responses to Remembering the amazing Grape iMac: 266 mHz with a 6 GB Hard Drive

  1. Michelle York says:

    Nice tribute. I have a blue one in my basement. 20 gig hard drive. I have memory chips to upgrade it so that I can install Tiger. Just haven’t got around to it yet.

  2. Clif Mims says:

    We outfitted several labs with these in our school back in the day. Fun trip down memory lane, Wes.

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