Mac G5 help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by FDShadow, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. FDShadow macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    Not sure if this is the right place to post this but...

    I've been offered a Mac G5 tower for $30, just needs an OS. I was just curious as to whether it'd be of any use. The specs are unknown other than it has a 400gb HDD.
    I had thought about putting it in my basement and using it to stream Netflix, movies and YouTube videos. Not knowing much about it or the older Macs in general I figured I would post here in hopes someone could help it out.

    Would it be able to handle streaming videos to a 23" HD tv without any problems?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. val1984 macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2015
    If you want an OS that you will be able to install regardless of your G5 specs, pick Leopard.

    Netflix won't work on a PowerPC Mac. And video decoding solely relies on the CPU so the G5 might get noisy when doing this.

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