I wanted to share that last weekend gave my beloved Dual 1.8 Power Mac G5 and 20" ADC Apple Display to my 12 year old cousin. I upgraded the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, swapped the 1TB drive with a 320GB drive, threw in an unused HP printer/scanner, and instructed my uncle on parental controls. Dovie, my cousin, has a longtime passion for Apple and already owns an iPad Mini and iPod Touch. Whenever he comes to my house, he always runs up to my room and insists on exploring my Apple products. He'll often play around with GarageBand and iMovie. I know at the age of 11-12, I was just becoming interested in Macs and was starting to use Photoshop Elements, MS office, Final Cut, iMove, etc. I think the G5 will provide great exposure to OS X and some of the professional and nonprofessional creative apps. I'm happy to donate to someone who will appreciate, learn, and get more use out of the item than me... even if it's temporary. I don't need anywhere close to FIVE computers on hand - a rMBP, TiBook, MacPro, Thinkpad, AND a G5... My uncle had his only child late in life and always treated me like his son when I was young (I'm almost 26). In fact, he gave me one of my first PC's- a PII HP desktop back in the day. I suppose I am now returning the favor (...Funny how the world works). The G5 and I had a good run, it has helped me immensely- both in school, work, and play. I will sincerely miss it, it was a beautiful machine, but I know it's too valuable (functionally) to collect dust. I could sell it, but I don't think that would be fair to my buddy who gave it to me for free. I know our specific subforum has a long standing culture of exchanging and donating parts and items. I believe it's what separates us from "the others" and is solid evidence of the quality community we have. We've had issues, but it seems like the exception rather than the norm. I often forget the satisfaction of selflessness. It's easy for me to overlook gratitude and the position of others- I forgot about my preteen days when I coveted a Mac more than just about anything! It is the generosity here that inspired me to sacrifice my G5 rather than sell it for profit or selfishly stow it away. I'm not writing this to highlight my charity and/or goodness, but rather thank the community for the model of altruism provided AND to encourage others to assess what they have, what they really need, and promote generosity and compassion. BTW: The surprise and excitement in Dovie's eyes- absolutely priceless.