days are numbered

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by stewart1981, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. stewart1981 macrumors member

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    With a house move coming in three weeks my days as a ppc user are numbered. Although the G5 has been the daily driver for my wife for nearly two years in her singing teaching our new house will no longer have a separate piano room with G5 and she has decided that my i7 windows 8.1 machine is more in keeping with her decor plans. Translate this as smaller and more discreet to fit in my study area at the back of the room.

    It will be a sad day the G5 goes into storage, I've enjoyed keeping it relevant, especially as it is the low end 1.6ghz model. It is also my last working mac. Don't get me wrong I like windows 8.1 but I cut my teeth on these macs at music college and I also just hate stopping using stuff that works but so be it.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That's too bad. Hopefully you can find room for it at some point.
     
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    12 years is a great lifespan for a computer. You have to feel good about a computer that has actually outlived usefulness vs one that failed long before it was due.
     
  4. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Almost as sad as the end of Toy Story 3...
     
  5. comda macrumors 6502a

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    This is what i hate exactly. Right now im on the macbook in my signature, and as the days pass I understand its running snow leopard and i can do lion but due to demand in software from school its sad to think that perhaps i might have to give it up. However just like the PPC users (well i used a emac and imacg3 but not my daily drivers) i feel attached and enjoy being different from the crowd of silver aluminum macbook pros.
     
  6. comda macrumors 6502a

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    So if anyone has gotten Mavericks or Yosemite to work flawlessly 100% or even ML please give me a PM. i got ml to work but it wont connect to schools WPA2 enterprise network. i want to keep this mac, it was my first mac and my first ever computer that was not a hand me down
     
  7. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Did you see my reply to you in my MB project thread? It's doable for your laptop. You need all the same parts I ordered to sum it all up.
     
  8. comda macrumors 6502a

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    i have. however being tuition is tight and all i cant afford to spend anymore on this thing. Either i can hack on something newer or i just shut up and deal with snow leopard and maybe put lion on it. not sure what ill do yet.
     
  9. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Ok... Well whatever happens, good luck!
     
  10. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you're thinking about this backwards? Perhaps it's time for a new wife?!
     
  11. comda macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks but im no expert. hence why i need help doing it. I love keeping this machine! not because i cannot afford a new one but also because i stand out in the crowd like PPC guys do.
     
  12. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you just download Macpostfactor and upgrade it to the OS you'd like? I'm pretty sure it works on that generation of Macbook
     
  13. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Gamer, aren't the 2007 MacBooks different from the 2008s?
    Anyhoo, I put Mavericks on a 2007book. didnt run too great.
     
  14. stewart1981 thread starter macrumors member

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    A bit too expensive!!!! How many quads could you buy for a divorce?!?!?!?
     
  15. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Again, I don't think that you're asking yourself the right question... which do you think will make you happier?

    I think we all know the answer to that one....:apple:
     
  16. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the early and Mid 07s are different from the 08s in terms of wiring. The Late 07s use the same wiring as the Early and Late 08s, as well as the Early and Mid 09s
     

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