Low End Mac has put the focus on getting the most out of older Macs since we launched on April 7, 1997. We launched our first email groups later in the year, and we later migrated all of them to Google Groups, which lets you subscribe to email or read postings online.
With the move to WordPress, we’re setting up our own forums here at lowendmac.com, but we’re going to keep Google Groups going as well for those who prefer that format.
Be sure to read our guide to netiquette before posting to any group.
Groups & Forums
- LEM Swap List is a place for Mac users to list personal items for sale or items they would like to buy with no fees. The group has over 4,500 members.
Mac OS Groups
- System 6 Group is for anyone using System 6.0.x. The group has 380 members. [Forum]
- System 7 Forum
- Mac OS 9 Group is for those using Mac OS 9 either as a freestanding operating system or in Classic mode with OS X. The group has over 1,100 members. [Forum]
- Unsupported OS X is for those running (or attempting to run) Mac OS X on unsupported hardware. The group has 215 members.
- Puma Group covers OS X 10.1.x, and has 130 members. [Forum]
- Jaguar Group covers OS X 10.2.x and has 300 members. [Forum]
- Panther Group covers OS X 10.3.x and has over 530 members. [Forum]
- Tiger Group covers OS X 10.4.x, and has over 800 members. [Forum]
- Leopard Group coversr Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. The group has 825 members. [Leopard Forum, Snow Leopard Forum]
- Lion and Beyond Forum for OS X 10.7 Lion and later.
- MaXlist is for Mac folk learning Linux, BSD, and other Unix-derived operating systems. Current membership is 241.
- Mac Canada is for Mac users in Canada. The group has over 345 members.
- Mac UK is for Mac users in the United Kingdom. Current membership is 290.
- Outback Mac is for Mac users in Australia and New Zealand. The list currently has 129 members.
- MichiMac is for Mac users in Michigan, where Low End Mac is headquartered. We have 113 Michigan Mac users on the list.
- 1st PowerMacs replaced our PowerMacs list for pre-PCI Macs. The group has over 280 members. [Forum]
- G-Books is for G3 iBook and PowerBook users. We have 995 members. [Forum]
- G4 ‘Books Group covers G4 PowerBooks and iBooks. It has more than 800 members. [Forum]
- G-Group (a.k.a. G3-5 List) is for PowerMac G3, G4, and G5 users. The group has over 1,850 members. [Forum]
- iMac Group is for users and fans of the iMac. The group has over 1,050 members. [G3/4/5 iMac Forum, Intel iMac Forum]
- MacBook Group has over 835 members. [Forum]
- Macintel Group, 2006.01.11, is for those using or considering Intel-based Macs. The group has more than 550 members.
- Mac mini Group is for Mac mini users. The group has 450+ members. [G4 Forum, Intel Forum]
- Mac Pro Group has 524 members. [Forum]
- Modbook Group covers the Axiotronic Modbook. The group has 119 members.
- PCI PowerMacs replaced our PowerMacs list for PCI Power Mac and clone users. The group has over 480 members. [Forum]
- PowerBooks is for users of pre-G3 PowerBooks and other portable Mac OS computers. The group has more 590 members. [Forum]
- Rocketeer (a.k.a. Radius Rocket) is our group for Radius Rocket users. Membership is 70.
- Vintage Macs is for users of pre-PowerPC Macs. This includes the compact Macs, the entire Mac II series, Quadras, and several LC and Performa models. Current membership is above 1,600. [Forum]
Mac Clone Lists
- Powerlist is for users of Power Computing computers. We have 197 members.
- StarMax is for Motorola StarMax users, as well as other clones based on Motorola motherboards. The group has 115 members.
- SuperMacs is for user of Umax SuperMac computers. 171 SuperMac users are members.
Mac Focus Lists
- Mac Network is for anything related to Mac networking: LocalTalk, ethernet, modems, AirPort, Remote Access, connection sharing, etc. Membership is 203.
- Mac n DOS is a group for those who have to use or support both Macs and Windows. Membership is 82.
- Mac Video Group. The group has 140 members.
- Replacing Claris Home Page. The group has 43 members.