Good Software for Power Mac G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by HIMAN1998, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. HIMAN1998 macrumors 6502

    HIMAN1998

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    Is there any must have software for Power Mac G5s running OS X 10.5.8? I have one that is my current project and home computer, and I want some useful stuff. I already have the basics (iLife, iWork, Firefox, Skype, etc.).
     
  2. Wildy, Jan 24, 2013
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    Wildy macrumors 6502

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    You're going to have to be a bit more specific on what you're looking for. I have compiled a list of programs I find essential here, some of which you might find useful. Note I now use Stainless instead of Camino as my main browser.

    Off the top of my head though...
    -MacTubes for YouTube (outside of browser - though G5 should handle YouTube ok)
    -Dropbox for file syncing
    -Transmisison for torrents
    -Xcode for development
    -AuroraFox instead of Firefox - the build you are using is OLDDD, you are at risk of falling victim to security holes.
     
  3. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Ati accelarator. Graphiaccelarotor. Both are fun and useful.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Why would the OP have any use for either of those? S/he isn't gaming on it and would likely just burn out their video card.
     
  5. HIMAN1998 thread starter macrumors 6502

    HIMAN1998

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    Sorry I haven't ever replied on this, I got rid of the G5 since I needed a laptop, and traded it for a Sony VAIO. Well, that laptop didn't work out and I sold it for $100 on Craigslist. I bought a ThinkPad and that is still running flawlessly, but I need a Mac for school now, so I'm trading this for a late '08 MacBook (unsure of specs, but either model is fine. Plus, it's someone at my church who needs a PC, and I need a Mac.). The G5 lasted me good with no problems.
     

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