Goodbye to my PPC's

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hack5190, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Hack5190, Jan 3, 2017
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    Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    I've enjoyed using and working to improve & secure the PPC's. But as we enter 2017 it's time for me to exit the world of PPC ownership.

    My systems are for sale (details posted here) and nothing would please me more than to see them go to a fellow forum member.

    Thanks to those of you who have offered advice and guided me along the PPC path.

    Hack!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're going to stick around and answer questions and talk though right? You don't need to actually own a PowerPC Mac to talk about them. :D
     
  3. macmee Suspended

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    BUT what happened to taking a RISC and using a PowerPC :(
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Hack deals in RISC Management and with less RISC now then there was then he's taking the route of less risk and leaving. :D
     
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    All he said was he's selling his PowerPC Macs. He didn't say he was leaving… :)
     
  7. Hack5190, Jan 3, 2017
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    Guy's I'm not leaving MacRumors or the Apple ecosystem. Due to the ever increasing number of cyber security threats I'm shifting my focus to macOS.
     
  8. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    FYI your detailed post with the macs for sale does not seem to be working, for me anyways.
     
  9. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    You have to have a 250 post count minimum to see the marketplace iirc.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 4, 2017 ---
    Like @Hack5190 I am also probably going to list my machines up if anyone has interest in them. FW800 dual 1GHz MDD, G5 Quad, mini G4 1.42GHz...
     
  10. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    Well that kind of bites lol. Can you PM me info on the Quad??
     
  11. Lastic macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of curiosity , can you share some of these security threats which make you shift toward macOS ?
    Glad to hear you are sticking around, love your detailed posts.
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Let's face it, Leopard isn't exactly secure ... it dropped out of support with Apple over 5 years ago. Any exploits discovered in the OS itself and famously insecure addons like Flash and Java are unpatched. I'm part of the PowerPC Challenge this week, but won't be using PPC machines for online banking as it's an unacceptable risk.
     
  13. tibilon macrumors newbie

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    of course, but if you're thinking about risk, everything is quite possible risk to use and even the newest system. there is so many fun with ppc machines but i suppose you will not use it for payment business, probably in times where mobile payment is most secure way of transactions. anyway, people who do that stuff on Internet don't really care for some version of OS. They just do it, but i understand your worry for using outdated OS.
     
  14. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my first iBookG4 especially for security reasons.
    I use it as a beamer-companion. It may also create a Hotspot and can be accessed via FileSharing/ScreenSharing by another G4 Book. That's pretty handsome.
    On meetings most people bring their own presentations on their own USB-media instead of their notebook.
    Before I started to use the old PowerPC-machines those USB-sticks always caused me headaches because of the potential risk of an USB-virus.
    With the iBook/Powerbook I feel much better. I guess no hacker will make the effort to build a virus etc for legacy hardware and such a small communitiy of PowerPC-Mac-Users.
    But I wouldn't use a PPC for homebanking too.
    And here's where the iPhone-cheat of the PPC-Challenge 2017 enters the stage...
     
  15. Hack5190 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My 9-to-5 consists of compliance auditing and security. By switching from PPC to Intel for my personal computer I only have to support 1 OS, macOS (Sierra). That creates free time to focus on Honey Pot and Intrusion Detection development.
     
  16. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    So, is there any way for me to view the Marketplace, aside from posting a ton of things just to boost my post count to 250 (which I am NOT going to do)?

    I agree with having a post limit, but 250 can take a long, long time.

    I have several confirmed trades on /r/hardwareswap if that means anything to the Mods here.
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There is nothing you can do.

    The restriction is there to prevent spam sellers from creating accounts just to sell their items. These users have no benefit to the community.
     
  18. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    Well I will just keep chugging along and one day I will get to go shopping!

    Someone with access, can you tell me if there are any decent AGP cards for my Early 2005 PowerMac G5? Looking for a GeForce 6800 Ultra or better if possible. (Feel free to take this to a PM if not allowed outside the Marketplace forum.)
     
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    The marketplace is thin on PPC parts and computers, eBay is definitely a better option.
     
  20. Hack5190 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You have a private message.
     
  21. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    That's good because it's specifically against the rules! ;)
     
  22. huperniketes macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat. :(
     
  23. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    A more sensible system would allow "newbies", who are very likely potential buyers in need of equipment, to at least view the Market Place.
    Even if they cannot post they could contact the seller to arrange a deal via PM.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I can see that. Although you have to have a certain number of posts to be able to PM other users.

    I think part of it too is as an exclusive deal for members who have put time in to post the amount necessary to gain entrance. We can probably argue whether that is the right thing or not. :)
     
  25. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    I think 100-150 posts would achieve what they were trying to achieve, without being a pain to us noobs :) I've only been posting on here for a couple weeks (less than 1 mo) and I am almost to 150. Waiting till 250 seems like forever just to gain entrance to the sweet sweet deals :(
     

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