imac g5 17 inch power pc processor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ljw1976, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    ive got a macbook aluminum but my mums pc has crashed so since my switch over to apple i have been over impressed with the stability of mac computers.

    to cut a long story short i have had some great feedback from this site so wondering if you guys can help...

    ive seen a 17inch imac g5 1.8ghz ppc processor..and is it possible to run most streaming internet sites like youtube!! bbc iplayer. etc etc..and also can it run windows 7 so she can play some chinese games via flash...??

    basically does flash support the power this imac produces..??

    merci a tout and waiting your response
     
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    flopticalcube

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    Yes to streaming sites, up to a point, no to Windows 7 (or any Windows).
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    a G5 will just about manage youtube, but dont expect any type of HD viewing so, no 720p or 1080, an flash based video will be pretty laggy but thats also to do with adobe not doing flash for apples,
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks once again..
    but to end this query ..

    im better off payng an extra few ukpounds for the dual core processor ..

    if so..then will windows 7 be able to run on it..?/


    not that i am windows fan but just so my mum can play some chinese falsh games based only for windows..

    thanks once again
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    you cant run any type of windows based OS on a PPC system, so another core wont change that, if you want windows to run as a bootcamp option, you need an intel based system ;)
     
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    Rodus

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    Try and track down one of the 2006 early Intel models, iMac or Macbook. Both of these can run Windows and are far more powerful then the G5 iMac.
     
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    DoFoT9

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    +1 to that! quite a big performance increase. if possible, make it a Core2Duo Intel (2007 imacs/macbooks etc).
     

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