First Mac!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by halfprep455, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. halfprep455 macrumors regular

    halfprep455

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    Someone gave me an old Powermac G4 the other day and it seems to be doing ok. I dont really know much about mac but it seems to be much better then Windows XP or Vista. ive been a long time Windows user and I can honestly say Mac kills Windows.
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I was gonna say something, but then I thought to myself, "Do I really want his first "welcome to Mac!" posting to be by a half-drunk lunatic with the IQ of a rabid badger?"

    And the answer was yes!

    Congratulations! If it killed Windows, please make sure to sweep up all the little bits, or you'll no doubt step on a piece someday and damn well regret it, and it's all sharp and glassy.
     
  3. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, most people who try Macs don't go back to Windows, at least not completely. If you have any questions about the OS, the fine people on this board will be glad to help you out.
     
  4. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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  5. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    400mhz Powermac G4.

    Before that it was a Spectrum 128, before that it was Commadore Vic 20.
    :eek:
     
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Congrats :D Time to start looking at the shiny new Intel Mac's? ;)
     
  7. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    What model is it? Click on the Apple on the top left and then, about this mac.
     
  8. bbergie macrumors regular

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    Congrats on the new Mac, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I, too, have an old PowerBook G4, and I can vouch for how well it runs with the latest OS and the latest in software suites (like iLife, Office, and CS2). It's a solid, solid Mac.

    Have fun, and welcome to the community!
     
  9. halfprep455 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its a 350mhz G3 B&W, 256 RAM, 20 GigHD, Radeon 7000 Graphics Card, mac OS 10.3. Even this old Mac seems more stable then my PC which is only 6 months old and has Vista. BTW: Vista is such a rip off of Mac OS!
     
  10. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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  11. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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    so true
     
  12. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    There's always somebody to help out here if you have any problems. I rememer all the daft posts I made when I got my first mac.

    Cograts on the mac :)
     
  13. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Pop a gig of RAM into that with a G4 ZIF upgrade (processor) and that unit will serve you well for the next 2-3 years.

    Congrats on your first mac!
     
  14. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I would suggest not doing that. The processor card is $300 itself... if you're going to be spending that much money, just get a macmini...

    The $300 is for a 1GHz G4, and it would still have a FSB of only 66MHz... you're much better off getting a macmini for the money. That is if you do intend to put money in it.
     
  15. halfprep455 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im not planning on putting a lot of money into it. I bought a DVD drive off of ebay for like $12. One of my friends gave me a 256MB stick of RAM. If I can find a G4 ZIF on ebay for a good price, ill probably buy it. I might try to sell the thing soon and get a mac mini or macbook
     
  16. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Just wait until you get a faster machine, and when Leopard comes out, you will truely be amazed! You gotta remember that stuff you are using is like 5 years old... do you know what pcs were like 5 years ago? *Shudders*
     
  17. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, it was 8 years ago... The blue and white came out in Jan. '99.

    At the time, PC's were at Pentium II 400ish MHz.
     

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