Is there anything useful I can do with an old G4 PowerMac?

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  1. SigmaNuClay

    SigmaNuClay I'll show you my nunchuk...

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    Just got a call from my Dad. Apparently he's just acquired 2 used G4s. He wanted to know if I wanted one since my desktop PC just took a crap. I have a blackbook that i'm using most of the time right now, but I do like having a desktop PC sometimes. I really enjoy being able to boot OSX and XP on my blackbook. that's not possible in any way with the G4 is it? I dont' know anything else about it at all right now, specs, etc. I'm gonna go take a look at it tomorrow, maybe, depending on what you guys say. I dont know that much about macs yet, especially older versions.
     
  2. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    You can only run Windows virtually with something like VirtualPC. You can't run it native like your blackbook. It's very slow when running virtually.

    I'd say you should turn it into a file server or something?
     
  3. SigmaNuClay

    SigmaNuClay I'll show you my nunchuk...

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    what are the possibilities for upgrading it in any way?
     
  4. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Very good. They are the best to upgrade. The RAM and Hard Drive are really easy (just like a PC)
     
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    I have an old AGP Graphics G4 which runs relatively well on a gig of RAM, but i hardly ever use it simply because it's pretty loud.
     
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    you can upgrade cpus, videocars, ram, hdd, burner, usb, etc etc etc.
     
  7. omgwtfbbqryan

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    i would do a fresh install and use it as a downloading machine :o
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    my friend's parents use a g4 tower everyday, all they have ever used it for is to check email and stock quotes, recipes, etc
     
  9. LOLZILLA

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    Music/movie/file server for my pad and or office.
     
  10. TheWeasel

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    That's what I do with mine. 6 drives in it and it works great. Its been my music and video server for a couple years now.
     

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