Way old PowerMac, what to do with it?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by machurdler, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have a PowerMac 7600/132 and I have no idea what to do with it...

    Is there anyway I can put it to good use?:confused:
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Charities are always looking for computers.
     
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    Vanilla Thunder

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    It is totally useless. Recycle.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Put Leopard on it. It'll run fine.
     
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    velocityg4

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    Install Mac OS 7.6.1 or some version of 8. Then use it to play old games.
     
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    Tallest Skil

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    The darn thing can take a gig of RAM. Why not try it?
     
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    motulist

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    Ba dum bump. And if you didn't intend it is a joke, then you should've.
     
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    Dustman

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    Mays'll throw VirtualPC on there too and run Vista.



    Actually, wouldn't one be able to upgrade the CPU to a G4 and throw some OS X goodness on there? Bump up the Ram and Video Card too (within reason) and you could have a good backup 10.3-10.4 computer.
     
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    motulist

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    It can do:

    - word processing

    - non-flash non-java web surfing.

    - email

    - If you're into writing music you can set it up as a dedicated soft synth, that's what I did with my old 8500 120MHz (upgraded to ~300 MHz) and it works pretty well.

    - It can probably play mp3 files, so you can set it up as a dedicated mp3 player with iTunes screen visualizer.
     
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    Ba dum bump. No doubt. ;)
     
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    velocityg4

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    It'll do iTunes 1 or 2 in OS 9 I did that on a 9500/132. Technically you could do photo a video editing if you are willing to live with the limits of the hardware from that time. Heck they managed Jurassic park on older computers. Just expect a lot of sitting and waiting.
     

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