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Guides on emulating older applications

Back issues of the MacUser magazine for the year 1995 in PDF format. Not scanned, but true vector PDF's by MacUser. These are also located on the Apple Color Printing CD (where these were sourced from).

12 issues in all. These are an excellent read and are pretty much like a time capsule of the year 1995 in terms of what was happening in the world of Macintosh computing - and boy, what a year that was.

See also: Inside Mac Games, MacSense, MacFormat

If anyone has other classic issues of this magazine in digital form, please add them to this page.


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by WhosIt.There - 2017, August 1 - 6:47am

It was a motherboard issue of some kind. It started having problems accessing the hard drive and the USB ports (via an added PCI card), especially when transferring large files. In the end I erased the hard drive and tried to reinstall everything, but it still kept freezing and failing to access drives, and I couldn't even get any OS reinstalled and updated. The same hard drive now works fine in an external USB enclose with this new Mac Mini.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 1 - 3:19am

Oh that's great (that you don't have to worry too much about up/down speeds now). Sorry to hear about the beige tho' - something that couldn't be fixed?

There's no rush for anything, but keep it in mind for a to-do sometime. Thanks heaps.

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by WhosIt.There - 2017, August 1 - 3:08am

Nope. Not on dial-up any more. My beige G3 died Sad , so I was forced to get a new Mac and that meant being forced into changing to over-priced broadband. The broadband plan does have a data cap, but so far I'm not using much of it each month, so should be able to dig out that CD and upload it.

At the moment I haven't gotten around to installing any emulators on this new Mac though, so haven't got ye olde version of Toast, Disk Copy, StuffIt, etc. running yet.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, July 29 - 12:20am

I have got a CD from Macworld UK with "every 1999 issue archived" (inlcuding an extra InDesign supplement)...

@WhosIt.There: Hi. Are you still on dial-up? If not, any chance you can locate these and add them to the archive, please?

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by EriolGaurhoth - 2015, January 22 - 3:03pm

These are awesome, if anyone out there has any other backissues of MacUser (or any other Mac-centric publication) that can be digitally uploaded, please let me know! Great Find Smile

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by Kitchen2010 - 2014, October 14 - 9:52pm

More True PDFs of Macintosh Magazines would be a extremely nice addition to this website.

@WhosIt.There: Would there be any chance you could put the images of the CDs on some USB stick and send it to someone with a faster internet connection. There are some people working for this website who would surely help you to get some interesting content online. Where do live ? We have people from USA, Australia, Europe and Japan.

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by WhosIt.There - 2014, October 14 - 9:29pm

I have got a CD from Macworld UK with "every 1999 issue archived" (inlcuding an extra InDesign supplement). On the front of the disc it says "indexed, searchable, hot links, auto zoom". I may have a couple of other similar back issue CD / DVDs around in the drawers full of magazine cover discs (and disks).

Unfortunately I've only got a dial-up internet connection, so there's no way I can upload it. The individual issue PDFs themselves average about 7.5MB (one is 12MB), so even those wouldn't be possible. Sad

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by Bob Kiwi - 2014, October 14 - 2:19pm

Wow, fantastic. The holy grail of magazine digitization, vector PDFs with a table of contents. Thanks for breaking this out, I never would have looked at that CD. Makes me wonder where else we could hope to find more of these types of things.