Sunday, October 3, 2004 – 3:30 pm

Mission: Implausible

Can you believe that I actually got my original green iMac (the very first version of the iMacs, which came out in August 1998) to run OS X? Apart from being a tiny bit sluggish, it runs surprisingly well! I think this is a true testament to the longevity of Macs, that a six year old computer can run an operating system that’s only three years old! (I mean, imagine running Windows XP on a Pentium II-233 with only 64mb of RAM…)

So if anyone wants a really basic computer for surfing the Internet and checking e-mail, you can have this little trooper for $300. (View full specs and estimated value here).

Mood: Amazed!