help with old Mac G3 Desktop

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thomahawk, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    Sep 3, 2008
    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    #1
    ok so i was given this mac G3 desktop you know those colorful ones? well yea i know its junk. but anyways i took a look inside its dustless. but the powersupply is shot. any of you know where i can find the power supply for the thing for cheap price? oh yea and what OS goes with it because the hard drive has nothing on it.
    i want to try bring this thing up and make it into a small server computer for a lil network hosting in the hosue
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Bfat567

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    Location:
    NewYork
    #2
    ebay. you can buy a whole new case with power supply for about $40. As far as the os goes, throw ubuntu server on there. its free instead of "free" like mac os's.
     
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    disconap

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    Portland, OR
    #3
    Seconded. Ubuntu server will run damn well on any PPC mac.
     

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