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This Is Hacking! Vintage Macintosh Portable Now Runs OS X [Video]

This Is Hacking! Vintage Macintosh Portable Now Runs OS X [Video]

Ah, the venerable old Macintosh Portable. First introduced in 1989, the $6,500 wasn’t just a milestone in that it was the first battery-powered portable Mac, but it was also the first laptop ever used to send an email in space.

I’ve always been fond of the cute, suitcase-y design of the Portable Macintosh, so I’m delighted to see that some industrious hacker has given it a new life by gutting it and transplanting the innards of a Toshiba NB100 netbook inside. Some truly advanced soldering later, and you have, for all appearances, a pristine Macintosh Portable that can also run OS X Mountain Lion.

Check out this full video tour…

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Rare Left-Handed Macintosh Portable Prototype Now Available On eBay

Rare Left-Handed Macintosh Portable Prototype Now Available On eBay

Still got a lump of cash around after Christmas? An eBay seller has just posted a rare prototype of the first portable Macintosh for sale to the highest bidder.

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