Uses for Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by masterjedi73, Jun 21, 2010.

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    masterjedi73

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    I just purchased a mac mini because of intel software related issues. Do you have any creative ideas of things I could do with my G5?
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    Hellhammer

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    HTPC, media server, torrent slave... Depends on what you do/need. It works fine as storage, just grab some HDs and put them in and store your data there
     
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    zmttoxics

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    Seems like your G5 could be use for so much more. If you don't have any more use for it, and it seems like you don't so far, sell it. Let someone else take full advantage of that bad boy.
     
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    macgeek18

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    Exactly,I had a dual 1.8 with 1GB of ram for 6 months as my main machine with dual monitors and that thing kicked butt,I may in the end sell my G4'S to grab another. :) I'm drooling over a dual 2.5 right now. :)

    to the OP,use that bad boy as a FW external HD or home entertainment media center,there great for that. :)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Along with doing that, couldn't you also track down a version of OS X ... Server Edition?
     
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    zmttoxics

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    Paying for the server edition will get you no added benefits for home file sharing (really doesn't for corporate roles either).
     

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