Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:17 AM   #51
Starfighter
macrumors 6502a
 
Starfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sweden
Oh I don't know about being unique... Wasn't PowerPC macs sold in pretty large quantities? As in there are many of them out there and many of us still using them?
__________________
In arguments the losers are the winners - because they learn something.
Video Game Luddite
Starfighter is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:56 PM   #52
SimonUK5
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Send a message via AIM to SimonUK5 Send a message via MSN to SimonUK5 Send a message via Skype™ to SimonUK5
I'm still kinda sad that Apple Replaced my Powerbook G4 with a 2011 MBP, for sure the MBP is great and is going to last me forever it feels, but there was something about the Powerbook just being amazing, at everything. If you wanted it to do something, it could.
__________________
2013 Macbook Air 11' 1.3/8GB | 2012 Mac Mini 2.5/4GB | 2009 Mac Pro 3.2 Quad / 12Gb | 2008 Black Macbook 2.4/4GB
SimonUK5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:58 PM   #53
rjcalifornia
macrumors 6502a
 
rjcalifornia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: El Salvador
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
Oh I don't know about being unique... Wasn't PowerPC macs sold in pretty large quantities? As in there are many of them out there and many of us still using them?
I'm pretty sure no one uses a powerpc mac in my country
__________________
CEO, Lead Developer and Sales Manager of SW Social Web LLC PowerPC Blog iBook G4 1.2 Ghz 60 GB HDD, Black Macbook Core 2 Duo, Powerbook G4 & iMac G4 700 Mhz Owner.
rjcalifornia is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:17 PM   #54
Starfighter
macrumors 6502a
 
Starfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sweden
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjcalifornia View Post
I'm pretty sure no one uses a powerpc mac in my country
If that is true I willingly stand corrected!
__________________
In arguments the losers are the winners - because they learn something.
Video Game Luddite
Starfighter is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:28 PM   #55
Zeke D
macrumors 6502a
 
Zeke D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjcalifornia View Post
I'm pretty sure no one uses a powerpc mac in my country
I know this to be untrue. When I was in Suchitoto, El Salvador I used my 12" iBook.
__________________
[ 32gb iPod Touch ] [ 16gb iPad ] [ 40gb TV ]
[ PMG5 DP2.0ghz | 8gb RAM | 128MB 9600XT ]
[ 2012 MBA | 1.8ghz | 4gb RAM | 128gb SSD ]
Zeke D is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:04 PM   #56
Davy.Shalom
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
1) I'm poor (personally). I can't afford a 2k macbook pro or a 5k mac pro. When I go to off to college I'll invest in a new mac but until then I'm going to continue using my PM G5 as my desktop and the 12" PB G4 as my portable. The Mac Pro is my dad's and gets used when I need to run windows.

2) Aesthetics. I feel in love with the 12" PowerBook when I first saw it at age 7. At the time they were released, my Aunt was project manager of the PowerBook line. She gave me a prototype model of the 1.33 GHz 12". It's the same as all the 1.33 DVI PB's that got released to the public, with the exception that it has an original model number. This powerbook is 10 years old, and I'm still in love with it.

3) Feel and nostalgia. Using my PowerBook reminds me of all the memories created on long car trips watching movies. It reminds me of those rainy days when everything seemed sad, but my PowerBook was always there to play games on. As I grew up it became my workhorse. Performing for 5 hours a day, the battery managed to keep up with me all the way until high school. I bought a new battery for it and it's stayed with me all through high school. I continue to get 4-5 hours on this new battery, and use it every day in the classroom.

4) History. I guess this could be part of number 3. It's a piece of history, and represents in my opinion the most fully-featured ultra portable Apple has ever released.

5) Uniqueness. Everyone has a MacBook Pro 13" these days. Ain't nobody got nothing on my PB.

6) Keyboard. I love it.
__________________
-Macbook Pro 13" 2.9 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 750 GB HD
-Mac Pro 8 core (3 GHz Xeon), 10 GB RAM, ATI Radeon X1900
-PowerMac G5: 2 x 2.3 GHz, 14 GB RAM, 1.5 TB HD
Davy.Shalom is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:23 PM   #57
rjcalifornia
macrumors 6502a
 
rjcalifornia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: El Salvador
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
If that is true I willingly stand corrected!
They see my ibook, They hatin' Patrolling they tryin to catch my powerpc laptop

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeke D View Post
I know this to be untrue. When I was in Suchitoto, El Salvador I used my 12" iBook.
__________________
CEO, Lead Developer and Sales Manager of SW Social Web LLC PowerPC Blog iBook G4 1.2 Ghz 60 GB HDD, Black Macbook Core 2 Duo, Powerbook G4 & iMac G4 700 Mhz Owner.
rjcalifornia is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:05 AM   #58
OldHenry~G3~
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somewhere
I just simply love being able to tell all my friends that I own a computer that has 720mb of RAM (I'm 14 so they're all like "Totally Retro Dude!"). Also, I'm a writer, but I have slight ADHD so I get distracted easily if my computer is able to let me get on the internet and such, but with my G3, I'm not able to do crap on the internet, so it keeps me on track.
OldHenry~G3~ is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:43 AM   #59
bteam
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonUK5 View Post
I'm still kinda sad that Apple Replaced my Powerbook G4 with a 2011 MBP, for sure the MBP is great and is going to last me forever it feels, but there was something about the Powerbook just being amazing, at everything. If you wanted it to do something, it could.
How'd you get a 2011 MBP from a Powerbook?!? Applecare is 3 years and the last Powerbooks were sold at the beginning of 2006. That means you were out of warranty for at least 2 years.
bteam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:59 AM   #60
wobegong
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davy.Shalom View Post
6) Keyboard. I love it.
Good point! The PB keyboard (well my 15" High Res end-of-line 1.67 anyway) was the best I ever had, thanks for reminding me about that!

(Unlike the G5 standard keyboard which had me pressing two keys at once the whole time - just ghastly, the new slim ones are far far better..)
wobegong is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:07 AM   #61
seveej
macrumors 6502a
 
seveej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewroo View Post
What keeps you attached to your PPC mac? I respect that you're useing the older hardware and I think it's kind of neat, to be honest. But I'm still curious as to why most of you choose to use PPC macs as your primary machines.
Well, firstly my main computer is a newish MBP and the reason for that is that I am a somewhat impatient person (I used to have the motto: "may I be the bottleneck in this man-machine -interface"), and this level of oomph is just not available in a PowerPC machine.

Thenagain, I'm utilizing some nice PPC hardware, because they meet my needs at a highly competitive price.
For instance my server is an MDD, because my specs (OSX server, 4 HDD, gigabit Ethernet, etc.) were more cheaply met. I admit I would have preferred a Mac Pro, but mainly because I perceive some inherent risks in running a machine 10+years old. In stead I have one MDD in active duty, another similarly spec'd in a box in case the primary breaks. Even then, the cost for setting up the machines (primary and secondary) were about 300€ (machines, max ram, Sata cards) and comparable to the 2 huge Sata disks.

I gave my dad (he's 80) a PBG4, because it meets his needs, and I had already had two disasters with wintel-machines.

I do not consider the ppc's to be in any way better than intels and I reject the concept of tighter integration in ppc's as I remember apple often had problems in convincing the AIM-consortium of the way to go.

The fact of the matter is in my case simply price, and that I consider it a shame to not recycle fully working machines when it is so simple.
__________________
MP 3,1 'nuff RAM, 3 HDD's, 1 SSD, AMD 5770, 10.6
2009 Mini, as server
, and a lot of other gear.
seveej is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:08 AM   #62
SimonUK5
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Send a message via AIM to SimonUK5 Send a message via MSN to SimonUK5 Send a message via Skype™ to SimonUK5
Quote:
Originally Posted by bteam View Post
How'd you get a 2011 MBP from a Powerbook?!? Applecare is 3 years and the last Powerbooks were sold at the beginning of 2006. That means you were out of warranty for at least 2 years.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...1325763&page=2


Haha, it was a one off lucky thing. But it still sucks as this MBP is going in for its second logicboard at the end of this week.
__________________
2013 Macbook Air 11' 1.3/8GB | 2012 Mac Mini 2.5/4GB | 2009 Mac Pro 3.2 Quad / 12Gb | 2008 Black Macbook 2.4/4GB
SimonUK5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:07 AM   #63
bteam
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonUK5 View Post
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...1325763&page=2


Haha, it was a one off lucky thing. But it still sucks as this MBP is going in for its second logicboard at the end of this week.
Wow you got lucky. The "genius" should've given up as soon as he realized it was too old to fix. All the resellers and Apple people I've talked to say they don't even have parts for them any more. 5 years max.
bteam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:12 AM   #64
Jethryn Freyman
macrumors 68020
 
Jethryn Freyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonUK5 View Post
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...1325763&page=2


Haha, it was a one off lucky thing. But it still sucks as this MBP is going in for its second logicboard at the end of this week.
If you have three "major" faults while under warranty Apple has a policy of replacing your Mac with a brand new, current model one. After 3 super drives, a battery, two logic baords, that's how I replaced my 2007 MBP with a 2010 model.
__________________
michaelanthonyralph.com/wordpress - Late 2011 15" Macbook Pro - 2.4GHz quad - 16GB RAM - Radeon 6770M 1024MB - 1TB - 10.9.4
Jethryn Freyman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:49 AM   #65
SimonUK5
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Send a message via AIM to SimonUK5 Send a message via MSN to SimonUK5 Send a message via Skype™ to SimonUK5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jethryn Freyman View Post
If you have three "major" faults while under warranty Apple has a policy of replacing your Mac with a brand new, current model one. After 3 super drives, a battery, two logic baords, that's how I replaced my 2007 MBP with a 2010 model.
Yeah thats what i said, but apparently only two are showing on their system. But i have little to no hope that this logic Board will last till christmas. So I think i'll end up with a new one soon haha
__________________
2013 Macbook Air 11' 1.3/8GB | 2012 Mac Mini 2.5/4GB | 2009 Mac Pro 3.2 Quad / 12Gb | 2008 Black Macbook 2.4/4GB
SimonUK5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 AM   #66
Zeke D
macrumors 6502a
 
Zeke D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjcalifornia View Post
that's a lot of !
__________________
[ 32gb iPod Touch ] [ 16gb iPad ] [ 40gb TV ]
[ PMG5 DP2.0ghz | 8gb RAM | 128MB 9600XT ]
[ 2012 MBA | 1.8ghz | 4gb RAM | 128gb SSD ]
Zeke D is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:23 PM   #67
Liquinn
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Hmmmm... I bought the G5 for the case and to use Leopard when I wanted to use it. I love the G5 case deign, it's timeless.
__________________
2011 Mini | 13" (cMBP) + 15" (rMBP 2013) | Powermac G5 | 27" TBD | iPhone 3GS (16GB) | iPad 1 and iPad 4 | iPod touch 4G (64GB) | Apple Wireless Keyboard + Magic Mouse x2 | Magic Trackpad |
Liquinn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:18 PM   #68
craisin
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Zealand
My Emac G4 800mhz is not my Primary Computer.
It wasnt going when I got it so I got it going by installing Lubuntu on it.
Plays good video for its age and specs
I was told they were hard to work on. You Tube is a place to learn for others
I have one AMD and many Pentiums PCs but the Emac is Special
craisin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:04 PM   #69
ChrisMan287
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY.
I got it for free and this design is timeless.
__________________
15" PowerBook G4, 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD ; 16GB iPad2.
ChrisMan287 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:10 AM   #70
Mr. Retrofire
macrumors 601
 
Mr. Retrofire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: www.emiliana.cl
Quote:
Originally Posted by wobegong View Post
To be fair I'd have to disagree on that, Powerbooks are prone to separating at the seams - they are well made machines for sure but I believe the newer Apple laptops are more robust - My MBP for example is pretty much a solid lump of metal with no seam except for the bottom plate - out of the Powerbook, MB and this one it's by far the most solid and despite heavy use and a huge amount of travel (international) after a good wipe down it looks like it could be straight from the Apple shop. But certainly for the time the PB was one of the very best made laptops around.
I agree 100 percent. My Early-2011 MBP "survived" two cruises, together with my Mid-2009 MBP countless travels and the daily "abuse" in my business.
__________________

“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”
-- Plato --
Mr. Retrofire is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:10 AM   #71
rjcalifornia
macrumors 6502a
 
rjcalifornia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: El Salvador
Cool

I forgot to mention that my old iBook G3 (R.I.P.) survived a rain. I went on a mission trip and I left my ibook outside. It rain all night long, and when I woke up I saw my ibook outside and I was like 'oh crap'

I left it in the sun for a day, turned it on, and voila! It was working with no issues!!!! Pretty awesome
__________________
CEO, Lead Developer and Sales Manager of SW Social Web LLC PowerPC Blog iBook G4 1.2 Ghz 60 GB HDD, Black Macbook Core 2 Duo, Powerbook G4 & iMac G4 700 Mhz Owner.
rjcalifornia is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 07:48 PM   #72
SuperPolli
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Jersey
Just Because

Pretty much because they're fun to mess around with. I've got a Summer 2000 iMac G3 that is still, "alive" even thought the AirPort card I installed myself failed last year. It will still connect through Ethernet and can do limited web browsing. Right now I've got a Power Mac G5 from Late 2005 that I love and is actually becoming a major part of my setup. I'm debating getting another old PPC Mac now to mess with. Probably a laptop. I might pick up a Clamshell iBook.

Ranting aside, PPC Macs are fun to explore. If they are in good cosmetic condition and are highly functional some people may actually be able to make a profit from buying them in bad condition, fixing and upgrading, and then reselling. G5 Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (Like my PowerMac G5) can actually be a really good workstation for someone who doesn't need newer software. Those are just my thoughts though.
SuperPolli is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 08:02 PM   #73
Antonius
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
For me its my first and only mac, that cost me £2000 back in 2002
But after all these years I still love using my mdd
Antonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2013, 01:31 AM   #74
mccjim12
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Stamford, CT
Re:

For a while it was no more complicated than the fact that I didn't want to spend $2500 or so on a new Mac. I got a 15" PowerBook G4 new in October '04. I was in college at the time and my mom foot the bill for it.

I remember the Intel switch in '06 but really didn't care. I continued to use the PB until June of last year when the HD and logic board both went (coincidence?). Thanks to the help of the fine folks on this board I was able to replace both and I'm happy to say that the PowerBook is still running strong today.

Since then, I've kind of become a PPC enthusiast. I guess I just get a kick out of keeping them running on the cheap, and as someone said, in Starbucks etc. people look at it and are somewhat perplexed and somewhat curious.

I subsequently bought a 12" iBook G4 which I type this on now. I love the thing. Almost as much as the PB!

I plan on buying a G3 iBook and am just waiting to find a good 466 SE. They are on ebay from time to time.

I'll keep running these machines until I can afford a new Mac but even after I do buy one I will always keep my PPC machines!
mccjim12 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2013, 10:44 AM   #75
AlbertEinstein
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Because Cube G4.
__________________
What good is spilling blood, it will not grow a thing.
AlbertEinstein is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honest question about RAM Pharmscott iPhone 24 May 4, 2014 03:21 AM
All iPads: Ok Apple fiends, be honest. Brutally honest. mcdj iPad 25 Nov 1, 2013 06:52 AM
Question for iPad 2 owners or previous owners GeorgieAcevedo iPad 2 Oct 23, 2012 02:47 PM
An Honest Question for Conservative Christian Guys. ChefMacDaddy Wasteland 73 Aug 23, 2012 01:54 PM
What's the point of the iPad? (honest question) motulist iPad 105 Jun 22, 2012 02:21 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC