lonleyppl wrote:I did mean PowerMac sorry. I've since tried to have some sense talked into me and probably will not get one, but ohhhhh I want to.
LoneWolf15 wrote:lonleyppl wrote:I did mean PowerMac sorry. I've since tried to have some sense talked into me and probably will not get one, but ohhhhh I want to.
Don't, unless you're a hobbyist working with odd flavors of Linux. I say that as someone who still has a few dual G5's to look after.
OS X on PowerPC is a dead platform. Your final OS will be Leopard (10.5), two revs back, and app support is dying with it. While what they can run, they run well, you've got considerable limits. Replacement parts are also more costly than they're worth.
I like the dual G5's technologically, and performance-wise, but unless you can get one super-cheap though (by super-cheap, I mean $100 and under, though they're probably worth a tad more), I'd get something else just due to what you can't do with them, which is slowly increasing.
lonleyppl wrote:Well, that was one reason. It would be used mainly under Linux, though I really need to start learning the basics of OSX. I've seen quite a few in good cosmetic condition on eBay for less than $100. The main reason I want one is because they're they only way I'll buy an Apple product (used), I want a desktop again just because I want a desktop again, heat isn't an issue (and I'm not paying for electricity), it'd be only lightly used (or possibly not, depends on if I folded with it when not messing with Linux and OSX, playing Diablo II or document editing) and (main reason) because they're gorgeous. I absolutely love the aesthetics of the PowerMac/Mac Pro.
Lonewolf, I'd be happy to take one off of your hands for shipping + a nominal fee. I'm even only slightly joking (but only because I'm guessing you won't accept)!
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