What To Do With...?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by andym172, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This:

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    It's a green clamshell iMac running OS9 (Z2-9.0.4)
    Built in memory: 32mb
    Virtual memory: 64mb
    MAC OS ROM 5.5.1
    4GB HD (ATA BUS 0 Dev 0 v 3.2.6)

    It was 2 minutes away from being sent to the big computer resting place in the sky before I rescued it :p

    It appears to be in excellent condition with very little signs of use, so what should I do with it?

    I already have a Dual 2.5 G5 and a 17" Powerbook so don't need another computer, but am interested to know how it could be used.

    Any ideas would be gratefully received :)
     
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    SmurfBoxMasta

    #2
    Donate to a needy school or Seniors/Adult learning center, get a reciept, take a tax deduction :)
     
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    rockthecasbah

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    #3
    that would be a great "1st computer" for a little kid, if you know any that might be a nice possibility giving you personal gratification for creating a new mac user :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's the most up-to-date OS which could be installed on it?

    And how easy would it be to upgrade the HD etc?

    I have an idea of a kid who would appreciate it, but it may be a little too slow as it currently stands.

    Thanks! :)
     
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    macEfan

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    I wouldnt put more than OS 10.2 on it

    hard drive upgrade is a little tricky, but not too hard. Be sure to download a copy of the imacs service manual.
     
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    homerjward

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    it's got 32mb of ram, yes? i wouldn't put os x on it at all without upgrading the ram...but with more ram and a bigger hard drive that's a reasonably good machine.
     
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    biohazard6969

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    ummmmm doesn't clamshell refer to the colourful ibook g3's and not the imacs?
     

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