is this enough

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  1. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

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    Hey all i was just wonder if i were to get an 867 PM G4 possibly dual with superdrive and 15" apple display off ebay would i be enough to do some MiniDV editing, garageband, burning DVDs and acting as a server for my other computers??

    thanks for the help
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    generally servers don't "serve" any other purpose besides being a server. That computer would be find for your other needs, but running it as a server too isn't necessarily a great idea.
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Depends on what kind of server, but it should be fine.
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    if its a simple ftp server or a webserver for a site that isnt getting massive amounts of traffic then it should do fine.
     
  5. dudewheresmymac thread starter macrumors member

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    for the sever part i just want to have computer were i have backups for all my files on my laptop
     
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  7. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    The 867 PM G4 should be fine for iMovie and iDVD, although if you are going to do a lot of this type of work, you may find the 15" display a little on the small side, I would recommend trying to pick up at least a 17".

    You are not really using the Mac as a server if you are just backing up files from time to time, the PowerMac will be fine for this.
     
  8. neut macrumors 68000

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    get another display and you'll love it. 15" is too small to be productive.


    peace.
     
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