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    Just out of curiosity, what were the specs on your Quicksiler?
     
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    Dual 1 GHz
    512 MB RAM
    80 GB hard drive
    Superdrive

    It still works, the mac mini is more for my wife since I have a powerbook. I will probably sell the quicksilver now and wait to buy a high end Intel-Mac desktop in 2 years.
     
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    Seems like a pretty sweet Quicksiler... I'm waiting on my dual 1.2gig processors to come in to add to the 1gig ram, ati 8500, 160gig HD + 40gig HD, superdrive Sawtooth (I think that's what it's called :o). I wonder how much faster the mini will be. :dunno:
     
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    I'll be surprised if the mini is faster than my quicksilver, it has a laptop hard drive which seems to limit things from what I've read so far. I plan to use my external 160 GB 7200 rpm firewire hard drive on the mini to speed things up.

    The original G4s from 1999 were called Sawtooths. I had one of those, great machine except for the rather strange DVD-RAM drive.
     
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    :werd: DVD-RAM drive was a big letdown. i forget how much extra i paid for that thing, but i will say that five years later, it's the only thing about the machine i regret doing.
     
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    cliffs on dvd-ram? You have a sawtooth?
     
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    DVD-RAM drive from Apple used 9.4 GB DVD-RAM cartridges.

    didn't burn CD's or regular DVD's, just funky cartridges. it turns out that only 8 other people on the planet bought the DVD-RAM drive like me, so it was useful only for making back-ups and nothing else since the cartrdiges would only fit in other cartridge-based DVD-RAM drives.

    it was basically a dual-sided, cartridge-based predecessor of DVD-RW.

    ...and, yes, i believe my dual G4 500MHz is a Sawtooth. Not 100% positive though, so don't quote me on that. :)
     
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    :rofl: @ dvd-ram

    :eek3: I have a dual 500mhz Sawtooth (I think) too. can't wait for hte new ones to come in
     
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    Explain these odd names to me. Sawtoof's & QuickSilvers?

    Was that an unofficial name or from Apple?
     
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