My PPC days are officially over.

macgeek18

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Hey all,

After over a decade of PPC Mac life my time has come to a close. I guess it all started with I recently was offered a couple Digital Audio G4s and a Dual 2Ghz G5 and just let them go to the recycling place. I know that's almost a crime here but I have had a post up on local sites for six months offering several G4s in my collection for free with no takers. I'm at the point that I may be sending my eMac and an iMac G4 to recycling. It's a sad time for me as I grew in my tech skills here on this sub forum and learned a lot about hardware and software that has been in instrumental in my IT Career. My entire career is because of my PM G4 QS was given to me my sophomore year of high school. I had no interest in tech and that Mac plus many others inspired me. I hate to come to this point but I'm also done with Macs entirely. I have spend many horrible hours fighting the latest and greatest from Apple regarding hardware and software over the last year in a business environment and I have found linux easier to integrate into our network than a Mac. I have a few special PPC machines and a bunch of software and manuals and original documentation that I will be listing up on this thread shortly. I don't want anything for it so if your willing to pay shipping hopefully in the next month or so I'll get around to sorting it all and listing it. I'm really sad this day has come but I will keep a few for memories sake such as my QS PM. Sorry for the article. I'll still be around reading and interacting as I have time.
[doublepost=1548305110][/doublepost]Ah the memories. These are from 2008-2010 I believe.
 

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This is the saddest thing I have ever read. Just threw up a little.
Not trying to sound sad! It's a good thing honestly. Can't really go into it here but my wife's and my health is not doing good and I'd rather see this stuff go to the greatest enthusiasts on the greatest sub forum on the internet vs it all go to the garbage if something happens to either of us.
[doublepost=1548307152][/doublepost]Any interest in these? The Mac OS 10.1 software booklet has never been opened. The MacOS Leopard support manual is Apples official manual when I paid for the course and the cert back in the day. Lots of really great stuff in it. Sorry for the poor lighting my house is really dark.
 

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Not trying to sound sad! It's a good thing honestly. Can't really go into it here but my wife's and my health is not doing good and I'd rather see this stuff go to the greatest enthusiasts on the greatest sub forum on the internet vs it all go to the garbage if something happens to either of us.
I hope they all find good homes :). I’m just getting started with PPC again. My family had Macs when I was growing up. And I had a MDD G4 back from 2003-2007 in college. Sold it. I regret it, so have started buying up ppc. Mostly from goodwill and if I can find something cheap on craigslist. May start getting into some older stuff as well. I just love the design from that period, all the new stuff is just the same every year. Whatever the circumstances are, I wish you and your wife well.
 
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I hope they all find good homes :). I’m just getting started with PPC again. My family had Macs when I was growing up. And I had a MDD G4 back from 2003-2007 in college. Sold it. I regret it, so have started buying up ppc. Mostly from goodwill and if I can find something cheap on craigslist. May start getting into some older stuff as well. I just love the design from that period, all the new stuff is just the same every year. Whatever the circumstances are, I wish you and your wife well.
I went on a recent really old kick and picked up a Commodore 64 and Texas Instruments 99/4A Thats really what I have geeking out on recently. I had a MDD dual 867 in college myself good times. My wife and I both got diagnosed with incurable diseases this last year her's a little more life threatening than mine in the short term and mine in the long term. That's what life throws at you sometimes. Were both at peace and living life as normal besides all the medical appointments and surgeries.
 

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Not trying to sound sad! It's a good thing honestly. Can't really go into it here but my wife's and my health is not doing good and I'd rather see this stuff go to the greatest enthusiasts on the greatest sub forum on the internet vs it all go to the garbage if something happens to either of us.
[doublepost=1548307152][/doublepost]Any interest in these? There is a whole stack of iBook G3 disks and a couple other in interesting ones. The Mac OS 10.1 software booklet has never been opened. The MacOS Leopard support manual is Apples official manual when I paid for the course and the cert back in the day. Lots of really great stuff in it. Sorry for the poor lighting my house is really dark.
I am interested in a few G4s and maybe a PB / iBook if you've got them lying around! Only issue is that I dont know how paying for shipping would work, as I would be getting them for my school's IT department. Shoot me a DM if you can please.
 

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There is a much loved PowerMac G3 here, powered on and fulfilling a purpose, as it was designed to do.

Every cycle it stands in memory.
I'm so glad that G3 went to you and you have kept using it. That is awesome. I cant even connect to the web anymore on my PPC Macs. I went on a linux security kick and bought a high end ARM powered linux router with SSH keys into my network and DNSSEC enabled and now anything with less than wireless G and gigabit ethernet just sit on blank pages. Didn't realize that would effect my PPC Macs that way. After spending two weeks configuring the whole thing in terminal I don't want to undo it.
 

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Sorry to hear of the diagnosis for both you and your wife. Where there is life there is hope!

I would take a Powerbook G4 if you have one. Also interested in an iMAC.
 
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Not trying to sound sad! It's a good thing honestly. Can't really go into it here but my wife's and my health is not doing good and I'd rather see this stuff go to the greatest enthusiasts on the greatest sub forum on the internet vs it all go to the garbage if something happens to either of us.
[doublepost=1548307152][/doublepost]Any interest in these? There is a whole stack of iBook G3 disks and a couple other in interesting ones. The Mac OS 10.1 software booklet has never been opened. The MacOS Leopard support manual is Apples official manual when I paid for the course and the cert back in the day. Lots of really great stuff in it. Sorry for the poor lighting my house is really dark.
I absolutely have interest in those. I don't have a lot of space at my place but I definitely don't want those ending up at a recycle center. Thats where most of my macs came from actually.
Were you closer geographically I'd pick up the stuff you're offering. Too far to drive right now though...
 

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Sending prayers to you @macgeek18 and your wife.

I agree with everyone else here - it'd be a shame to let those Macs go to a landfill! Let us know what you have that you want to pass onto a new home and we'll work with ya. :)
 

macgeek18

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So I'm moving slow on this so I apologize. DearthnVader claimed my software disks and my 1GHz iMac G4.
Here's what I'm looking to move:
eMac G4 1.42;512MB;60GB;Superdrive.

iMac G4 15" 700MHz;768MBRAM;40GB HD;ComboDrive.

I'm moving slow friends and I had a really rough week physically so your patience with me is appreciated. I contacted the person with the two DA G4's and dual 2GHz G5 and they still have them. I'm hoping to get them soon and will let you know when I do and I'd be happy to ship them out to ya'll.
 
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So I'm moving slow on this so I apologize. DearthnVader claimed my software disks and my 1GHz iMac G4 and possibly my 700MHz iMac G4.
Here's what I'm looking to move:
eMac G4 1.42;512MB;60GB;Superdrive.
I thought a lot on this and I'm willing to let me PM G4 QS go. It just sits in a corner and I'm sure someone here could give it a good home.
PowerMac G4 Quicksilver. 867MHz:1GB RAM: 2 120GB WD HD's:Superdrive. (Plus the original disks in the jacket for OS 9.2.2/10.1)
PowerMac G5 dual 2.7 LC;2.5GB RAM;500GB HD;Superdrive. This is a late G5 with the good LC system.( Holding for Adamscomputerrepair)

I'm moving slow friends and I had a really rough week physically so your patience with me is appreciated. I contacted the person with the two DA G4's and dual 2GHz G5 and they still have them. I'm hoping to get them soon and will let you know when I do and I'd be happy to ship them out to ya'll.

I'm sure most of us understand, and my prayers for you and the wife.

I am ready to take the G5 plunge. The dual 2.7 will be nice, so if Adam passes I'm next in line.

Otherwise I would take the dual 2GHZ G5. We can do the shipping payment through Paypal if that suits you.
 
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I'm sure most of us understand, and my prayers for you and the wife.

I am ready to take the G5 plunge. The dual 2.7 will be nice, so if Adam passes I'm next in line.

Otherwise I would take the dual 2GHZ G5. We can do the shipping payment through Paypal if that suits you.

I already have one G5. You go ahead and enjoy that plunge. Welcome to the club.
 

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My PPC days as a daily driver are long gone. Sorry, but the needs of a daily require my 2011 mini.

My PPCs have new life, though, as workstations. They have incredible usefulness even still...just not as a daily driver.
 

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My PPC days as a daily driver are long gone. Sorry, but the needs of a daily require my 2011 mini.

My PPCs have new life, though, as workstations. They have incredible usefulness even still...just not as a daily driver.
I'm starting to question the 'daily driver' concept.

As I type this in, right in front of me is a PowerBook, a Quad G5, a G5 DC and a MBP. There is also a Thinkpad. The Mac I am typing this on is a MBP.

Each one I use for a specific purpose. If pressed, I would say my 'daily driver' is my Quad, but the reality is that there is no ONE specific Mac that I use to do ALL things.

I browse the net in my chair in the living room using my PowerBook. I also use it for word processing. If I need to watch video online or access financial accounts I swap to the 15" MBP.

If I am going to have lunch or dinner and the nature of it requires me to use a plate, I use my Quad while eating. I also use the Quad for graphic design and word processing.

When I file my taxes, edit my resume or deal with financial documents I use my G5 DC.

The 17" MBP goes with me when I am out. The 17" PowerBook goes with me to the coffee shop.

The Thinkpad gets used as a bridge to Dropbox that all my unsupported Macs can access via filesharing. I use it when I want to watch video (stored on my Quad) on my 4K TV.

On all of my Macs and my PC I can access all of my email accounts.

So…which one is my 'daily driver'?

This is getting hard to answer now.
 
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For me, the machine used most frequently and/or for the longest period of time during the day is the "daily driver".

@eyoungren: I've been meaning to ask this for quite some time: What resolution is the Quad running your TV at?