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dmachine
Apr 12, 2006, 03:43 PM
I have a PowerMac with the following specs: Power PC G4 400mhz,256MB RAM,30GB Hard Drive,DVD-ROM,Mac OS 9.2.

It is just sitting around collecting dust and I would like to do something with it. How much would I have to put into it to set it up as a server? What all would I need to add and would it be worth it?



Mord
Apr 12, 2006, 03:49 PM
if you live in the uk: sell it to me.

dmachine
Apr 12, 2006, 03:56 PM
if you live in the uk: sell it to me.

Sorry I dont live in the UK.

aquajet
Apr 12, 2006, 04:01 PM
How much would I have to put into it to set it up as a server? What all would I need to add and would it be worth it?

Nothing. You could use it as is, as a light-duty server. Mac OS 9 supports personal file sharing via TCP/IP, so you're all set to use OS X client machines.

If anything, you could upgrade the RAM to 512mb and install Panther or Tiger. This would give you greater stability and flexibility, as OS X supports Windows file sharing.

Whatever you decide, it would serve as an excellent backup computer with OS X installed. PowerMac G4s are still very usable systems, especially the Sawtooth and later models (with AGP).