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20th Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)

Jun 9th, 2009 by Atelier | 0

While surfing the net, I came across a new website created for owners of the 20th Anniversary Macintosh or TAM for short.

The original site can be found at tam.axon.net and is no longer maintained. This new site looks promising and there was a lot of interesting information and links that I have never seen while searching in google.

Having bought a used G4 Cube as my first mac, I was introduced straight to OS X. Using OS 9 or earlier seemed a little difficult to adjust.  I have yet to get the PCI ethernet card installed in the TAM till this day.

It’s a dream to shoe horn a mac mini, 12 inch ibook or powerbook into the case of a broken TAM to run the latest OS X and bring the computer up to date. However, searching online has never revealed anyone who has successfully done it.

Finally, on appletam.ning.com was a link to a youtube video showing how someone has a touch screen OS X running TAM. This guy in Japan has successfully installed an Intel Mac Mini into a TAM.

Besides using a mac mini, would the MacBook Air be the next best candidate for such a mod? It is wafer thin making it easy to fit within the TAM. The power supply is also a lot smaller than the one from a Mac Mini.

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