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machurdler
Jul 2, 2008, 12:50 AM
I have a PowerMac 7600/132 and I have no idea what to do with it...

Is there anyway I can put it to good use?:confused:



m1stake
Jul 2, 2008, 01:22 AM
Charities are always looking for computers.

Vanilla Thunder
Jul 2, 2008, 01:26 AM
It is totally useless. Recycle.

HostaDesigner
Jul 2, 2008, 06:40 AM
Put Leopard on it. It'll run fine.

velocityg4
Jul 3, 2008, 09:15 AM
Install Mac OS 7.6.1 or some version of 8. Then use it to play old games.

Tallest Skil
Jul 3, 2008, 09:17 AM
Put Leopard on it. It'll run fine.

The darn thing can take a gig of RAM. Why not try it?

motulist
Jul 3, 2008, 09:18 AM
Put Leopard on it. It'll run fine.

Ba dum bump. And if you didn't intend it is a joke, then you should've.

Dustman
Jul 3, 2008, 09:21 AM
Put Leopard on it. It'll run fine.

Mays'll throw VirtualPC on there too and run Vista.



Actually, wouldn't one be able to upgrade the CPU to a G4 and throw some OS X goodness on there? Bump up the Ram and Video Card too (within reason) and you could have a good backup 10.3-10.4 computer.

motulist
Jul 3, 2008, 09:26 AM
I have a PowerMac 7600/132 and I have no idea what to do with it...

Is there anyway I can put it to good use?:confused:


It can do:

- word processing

- non-flash non-java web surfing.

- email

- If you're into writing music you can set it up as a dedicated soft synth, that's what I did with my old 8500 120MHz (upgraded to ~300 MHz) and it works pretty well.

- It can probably play mp3 files, so you can set it up as a dedicated mp3 player with iTunes screen visualizer.

HostaDesigner
Jul 3, 2008, 11:41 AM
Ba dum bump. And if you didn't intend it is a joke, then you should've.

Ba dum bump. No doubt. ;)

velocityg4
Jul 3, 2008, 12:50 PM
It can do:

- word processing

- non-flash non-java web surfing.

- email

- If you're into writing music you can set it up as a dedicated soft synth, that's what I did with my old 8500 120MHz (upgraded to ~300 MHz) and it works pretty well.

- It can probably play mp3 files, so you can set it up as a dedicated mp3 player with iTunes screen visualizer.

It'll do iTunes 1 or 2 in OS 9 I did that on a 9500/132. Technically you could do photo a video editing if you are willing to live with the limits of the hardware from that time. Heck they managed Jurassic park on older computers. Just expect a lot of sitting and waiting.